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Street Fair 2019 Is On Its Way

A Block Party With Tens of Thousands of People

In just a few weekends Old Towne Orange will be overrun with visitors. And we love it. Live music, food, and a whole street just for the kids.

Make the Street Fair part of your plans for Labor Day weekend

You'll need to arrive early that Sunday because parking will be tight. You may be walking a bit further than usual. Show up at 9:30am for Sunday School and you'll have no problem.

Prepare To Be Grateful For New Friends
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New Member Sunday

This Sunday we welcome new friends into our church. These are individuals God has arranged to be joined to us for our good, the good of our church, and for His glory. They have completed our membership class, been interviewed by our leaders, and are eager to press into the life of our church body.

"But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose." (1 Corinthians 12:18 ESV)

It's one thing to be somewhere, another thing to belong. This is what we communicate when a person becomes a member of our church. We are all agreeing with one another: you belong to us and we belong to you. This church becomes your church as much as any other member of the church.

You belong to us. We belong to you.

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Picnic In The Plaza This Sunday

A Delicious Sunday at Sovereign Grace

This Sunday is one of our regularly scheduled plaza invasions. If you’re planning to eat lunch then you are invited. Following our worship service, we will head to Plaza Park for lunch.

Plan to bring your lunch with you to church, purchase take out at any of the restaurants in Old Towne Orange, or take advantage of our world famous Buck-O-Slice Pizza. If you're our guest, pizza is on us.

Please bring a blanket or folding chair.

Esteem The Prayer Meeting
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“We will never see much change for the better in our churches in general ‘til the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.”
-Charles Spurgeon

Every Tuesday morning from 6:30am-7:15am we gather for prayer in Old Towne Orange. We pray because we are needy and our God is generous. We pray because the Lord invites us to ask persistently (Matt. 7:7-8). God is using our prayers to accomplish His purposes.

We know not everyone is able to attend. But if you can, make this part of your weekly schedule.

Get all the details here.

We can’t wait to pray with you.

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Enjoy Life Together In A New Small Group

“…that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” -1 John 1:3

Your Ministry Keeps Growing

Small Groups are the backbone of our community life. They’re where we live out all the “one anothers” of the New Testament. They’re the place where we know others and are known by others. They’re discipleship hubs.

We’re pleased to announce that we’re beginning another small group in Old Towne Orange! Pastor Dustin and his family will host and lead. It’ll be in the evening on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month beginning September 6th.

Here are a few reasons you may consider joining:

  1. You’ve been wanting to join a group but have not yet jumped in. (Regular attenders and those getting to know the church are welcome to join.)

  2. You weren’t aware that we had small groups and would like to know more about how and why we do them.

  3. You’ve been inconsistent in your current group and need a group that meets on Friday evenings. (Please touch base with your current small group leader first.)

If you’re interested, contact Pastor Dustin for more info.

August Bible Memory Challenge
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August’s Verse: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (ESV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

How are you doing this month?

We’re halfway through August. There’s still plenty of time to complete the challenge for August. Act now, don’t delay.

How to Participate

For memorizing, we recommend you read the verse 10 times then recite it 10 times. Do this each day and within a few days it will stick. Learn more about how to memorize Scripture here and here.

Once you have it memorized, recite it for us before the month is over. You have two options:

  1. Record a video and send it to info@sovgraceoc.org. You’re on the honor system. We trust you.
    OR

  2. Head to our Welcome Desk on a Sunday morning and recite it to one of the Connect Team members. After you do, send an email to info@sovgraceoc.org letting us know which Connect Team member you recited it to.

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Get In On Our New And Improved Men's Study

“We need to brace ourselves up and to realize that we are responsible for thoughts, attitudes, and actions. We need to reckon on the fact that we died to sin's reign, that it no longer has any dominion over us, that God has united us with the risen Christ in all His power and has given us the Holy Spirit to work in us. Only as we accept our responsibility and appropriate God's provisions will we make any progress in our pursuit of holiness.”
-Jerry Bridges

The quote above is from The Pursuit of Holiness, the book we’ll be studying in the Men’s Study this Fall.

Pastor Dustin will host and lead our study on the second Tuesday of each month beginning in September. Spots are limited and you must be able to commit to a series of meetings.

This is a place for men to talk like men about God. This is a place for men to grow.

Gentlemen, get yourselves registered.

*Deadline to register is August 31st.