Reformation Sunday is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate as a church. We get to honor our church fathers and the sacrifices they made all while indulging in delicious German Bratwürstchen.
Join us Sunday, October 29 for Reformapalooza immediately following the service.
The church is providing the bratwurst. All members are asked to contribute to the potluck buffet.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
On September 20, Hurricane Maria blew through Puerto Rico leaving massive amounts of destruction in its wake. Currently, only 15% of the island has power and basic necessities are in short supply. There are real people with real needs, but we can help.
One of our sister churches in Gaithersburg, MD is working to aid victims on the island. Both pastors have family in Puerto Rico and strong ties to a growing movement of gospel-centered churches in Puerto Rico. In fact, their senior pastor is president of ReformaDos. They will use the funds they collect to care for the churches they have been serving and relating to for years.
God the Holy Spirit
We worship God as trinity: Father, Son, and Spirit. This Sunday we sing a new song to celebrate and invite the work of the Spirit among us.
Listen above and come prepared to sing with us.
Holy Spirit, living Breath of God,
Breathe new life into my willing soul.
Bring the presence of the risen Lord
To renew my heart and make me whole.
Cause Your Word to come alive in me;
Give me faith for what I cannot see;
Give me passion for Your purity.
Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me.
Holy Spirit, come abide within;
May Your joy be seen in all I do—
Love enough to cover ev’ry sin
In each thought and deed and attitude,
Kindness to the greatest and the least,
Gentleness that sows the path of peace.
Turn my striving into works of grace.
Breath of God, show Christ in all I do.
Holy Spirit, from creation’s birth,
Giving life to all that God has made,
Show Your power once again on earth;
Cause Your church to hunger for Your ways.
Let the fragrance of our prayers arise.
Lead us on the road of sacrifice
That in unity the face of Christ
Will be clear for all the world to see.
The ladies of Sovereign Grace Church strive to apply the gospel to all areas of their lives. This week, this takes a very practical form as they gather for a Free Market. It's like a garage sale, only that everything is free! It is a chance to share what we have, to fellowship and encourage one another.
All ladies and their friends are welcome!
This Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:45am-11am
Bring your gently used items (no clothes, please), a table and a breakfast snack.
Contact Lisa B. for info and instructions.
Support, Accountability and Friendship
We're grateful for the brothers and sisters in other local churches laboring in Downtown Santa Ana for the spread of the Gospel. They're our friends. At different levels, they're our partners. But our partnerships only begin there ...
This last week, Kyle Houlton, a couple members of the prospective Santa Ana church plant and about a half dozen other men from Orange County travelled to Orlando, Florida for Sovereign Grace Churches' annual Pastors Conference. The conference was personally refreshing. But it was more than that. It was a reflection of the deep partnership that Sovereign Grace Santa Ana will experience with likeminded churches from its earliest days. Churches down the road and around the globe. We need Gospel partners. In Sovereign Grace Churches, we have those partners. God will build His church. Part of the way He does it? Local churches supporting other local churches.
Pastoral Resident Kyle Houlton reminded us that we cannot love God or others enough to enter God's kingdom. But through the love of Christ on the cross we don't have to. His love poured out on us has made us citizens who love God and love our neighbors.
Hear the rest of his sermon and an update on the Santa Ana church plant by clicking on the link below: