The One Debt You Cannot Repay

We Can Never Love Enough

On Sunday Pastor Eric continued our series in Romans preaching Romans 13:8-14. He reminded us that the debt of love we owe can never be satisfied. We are never done loving each other because Jesus is never done loving us. We continue to pour our lives out for others because Jesus' love is inexhaustible. 

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An Opportunity To Love Your Neighbors

You love the Lord and you love your neighbors. We have a unique opportunity for you to give this love a concrete expression.

SATURDAY, JULY 28
11:00AM - 1:00PM

We are partnering with Olive Crest to host a BBQ for their foster families. There will be food and fun for the kids. Our aim is to bless these families who are caring for the least.

WE NEED YOU TO PULL THIS OFF

A team of volunteers are needed for setup, teardown, food prep, and entertaining the kids. 

Dylan is leading and organizing. Contact him to RSVP and get more details.

Eat Lunch In The Middle Of Town

PICNIC IN THE PLAZA
THIS SUNDAY

Immediately following our Sunday service, we will spill out into the Plaza for lunch together. We live our lives for Jesus and for our neighbors. Eating lunch together in plain sight is one way we make ourselves available to the city God has put us in.

Bring a chair or blanket. Bring your lunch, grab lunch from one of the fabulous eateries around town, or take advantage of our Buck-O-Slice Pizza. 

New Member Testimony

GOD ARRANGES THE MEMBERS

This past Sunday we welcomed new members. Two of them, Wes and Natalie, shared about their experience joining our church. Here it is in their own words:

Wes: We’re so blessed to be up here today before you; and excited, we’ve honestly been looking forward to this for a while. It’s already been such a gift being a part of this fellowship for some time, so it really means a lot to us that we can now be official members.

We moved to Orange last June from Huntington Beach. I work in Orange as well, as a project manager for a construction company. Natalie has battled some chronic illnesses over the years, so she’s busy being an awesome wife and taking care of herself. We moved to Orange mainly to find a bigger place to hopefully grow a family someday, and it made sense both for my work and that it’s about halfway between our parents.

Plus Old Towne is sweet.

I stumbled on Sovereign Grace Music sometime back and I ended up looking the ministry up, because I’m like that, and saw that there was a church in Orange. So when we were moving, it was definitely one of our top choices to check out. We came here on the first Sunday after we moved, although that wasn’t totally the plan. That morning we started out for another church since it was closer, and we were probably running behind. We prayed on the short drive that God would guide us that day. And as we pulled into the parking lot of this other church, it seemed kind of like a ghost town. There was like one car in the parking lot and not a soul in sight. Not to fault that church at all, but we felt a little strange. It was around 10:25 or so, and we decided, “Let’s go to Sovereign Grace instead; we can make it.”

We visited once and we never went anywhere else.

Natalie: We had written in a journal of mine some time back that we were praying for a church family. We’ve gone to a few other churches before, but nothing has ever felt like home quite like Sovereign Grace. The second Sunday we came, we met Holly and Grant, sat down, and not long after Grant was tapping on my shoulder, inviting us to lunch. It was so refreshing, not only having people introduce themselves to us, but genuinely want to welcome us and get to know us. We met Eric soon after, plenty of others, and really felt like we were part of a family from day one. Not to mention the teaching and music; it’s just been a huge blessing to be a part of this body. Thanks to all of you for your kindness, authenticity, and your example of faith. We look forward to getting to know all of you more and living this life with you.

 

Do You Want To Be Strong?

Faith Transforms Adversity Into Strength

On Sunday Pastor Dustin finished our series in Habakkuk preaching chapter 3. He reminded us of a hard truth. Tragedy and sorrow are part of God's plan for us. They make us vulnerable. But they can also be God's way of making us strong. If we trust God's character, remember His power, wait for His intervention, and celebrate present grace then our sorrows become strength. 

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The Summer Of Fun Continues

THE JOY OF COMMUNITY LIFE

Our Summer calendar is full of fun activities for you and your family. Make friends and help us build community by getting out to as many of these as you can. Next week we've got two events you can plug into.

Beach Day
Tue 7/10 9:30am-1:30pm
Corona Del Mar State Beach
 

Park Day
Thu 7/12 10:00am-12:00pm
Hart Park


Contact the church office if you need more details.