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10 Days To Complete May Bible Memorization Challenge

May’s Verse: Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

How are you doing memorizing May’s Bible verse?

There are 10 days left in May to complete the challenge for this month. Make sure you show us you’ve memorized it by either:

  1. Recording a video and sending it to You’re on the honor system, but make sure to keep your eyes on the camera.

  2. Heading to our Welcome Desk on a Sunday morning and reciting it to one of the Connect Team members. After you do, send an email to letting us know which Connect Team member you recited it to.

Learn more about how to memorize Scripture here and here.

“I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.”
-Psalm 119:16

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Our First Theology Course Graduates

Training the next church leaders of Orange County

On Sunday, we celebrated our first graduating class from the Theology Course. These men engaged in a rigorous 18-month course of study to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. They read 4000 pages averaging 30 minutes of reading per day and totaling 268 hours. They each wrote 6 papers on various theological and biblical topics.

Natalie, the wife of one of our graduates, shared the following during our service:

I think I can speak for the church in saying; Wes, Grant, Israel, Dylan, Jeff and Dave, thank you for your faith, your time, your sacrifice, and your love for Christ. We are so excited to see God use you and watch His glory unfold through His church. Thank you for inspiring us to hold fast to Christ.

I’ll close with Colossians 2:6-7:

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

These men are to be commended for their hard work. Their wives are to be commended for making room in their schedules for them to do this. We’re praying their efforts will bear fruit as they continue to serve among us.

A big thank you to Israel, Dave, Dylan, Wes, Grant, and Jeff (who’s not pictured above because he is serving at our sister church in Santa Ana). May God use you for the strengthening of His church and the advance of the gospel.

Are you looking for an opportunity to be trained?

If you have a desire to be trained for church leadership, whether you’re from inside or outside our church, we want connect with you. Head here and fill out the interest form so we can be in touch.

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Are You Graduating From High School?

Every June we honor and pray for those graduating from High School. It's an important moment to mark a job well done and the start of a new and exciting season. We wouldn't want to miss it!

Let us know below and we’ll get you more details and a gift:

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The Doctor Is In

Rachel successfully defended her dissertation this past Friday. She’s worked incredibly hard to get here. It’s the fruit of God’s work in her.

A large group of family members and friends were in attendance (including church members!) to show their support. What a sweet moment to share together.

Congratulations Dr. Smith!

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Men - Join Us For MAN Talks

June 15th
@ the Church Offices

You’ve heard of TED Talks. This June, we’re bringing you MAN Talks. A half-day with the men of Sovereign Grace Church talking about biblical masculinity.

We’ll learn, we’ll hear from four men in the church, we’ll have some fun, and we’ll eat a big lunch together.

It’s the Saturday before Father’s Day. Men, let’s make our fellowship and growth a priority. We’ll see you there.

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Members Meeting Is Coming Up

Church Member Meeting

Sunday, June 9th

Immediately following our service

Twice a year we host church member meetings. It's the pastoral team's way to equip you to be Sovereign Grace Church of Orange. They're short and sweet but packed with exciting updates and plans for the future.

Members and Regular Attenders - make this a priority

If you are a member or regular attender who considers Sovereign Grace Church your home church then this is for you. 

It's a working lunch, the pastors talk and you eat. Make sure to pack food. You'll miss the meeting if you try to run and grab something. We will have Buck-A-Slice pizza available.

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Beach Camp With Your Friends

Friends that vacation together stay together

Those who’ve been around know that each year a couple of our members attempt to secure an incredible group campsite at Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. This year, they got it!

Check out this write-up and you’ll see a photo of our campsite.

There’s no big program planned. This is kick-back beach camping with friends. Bonfires, swimming, kayaks, surfing, horseshoes, volleyball, fishing, hiking, and eating.

The week of July 8-15, 2019
$8 per person per night

The price includes access to stand-up paddle boards and kayaks that will be shared among the group.

Spots are limited and it’s first come, first serve. You can come for all or part of the week.

RSVP by emailing Les and Sue. Include the following:

  1. Number of campers in your party and their names

  2. Number of vehicles you’ll be bringing (trailers count as a vehicle)

  3. Which nights you would like to camp

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Wes' First Sunday Leading Worship

Training leaders is a community project

On Sunday, Wes led worship for the first time in one of our services. We are grateful for the hours he has put in to study and prepare as he completes his worship leader apprenticeship. He’s done all of this to bring God glory by leading us to sing God-centered, Christ-exalting songs.

As a church, we want to produce the next generation of church leaders in Orange County. You have a part to play. By making space for, encouraging, and praying for new leaders you are playing a crucial role in their development and growth. Keep at it, Sovereign Grace Church.

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