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Church Member Meeting Recap

This past Sunday we held our Fall Church Member's Meeting. This is a time for members and regular attenders to be equipped to participate in the life and ministry of our congregation. We download a lot of information. The members ask questions. We go home with bellies full of our world famous Buck-O-Slice Pizza. Here are a few highlights:

Sunday School

Our Sunday School is designed to help you know what you believe and why you believe it. Doctrine matters and Sunday School is where we teach it in an organized way.

Currently, Sunday School is taking a holiday recess. In January 2019 we begin a year in the New City Catechism. It will take us through all the major categories of biblical teaching. There are plenty of resources to take advantage of on their website and we will do a more in-depth teaching at Sunday School each week.

We invite and encourage you to make Sunday School part of your Sunday plans for 2019. Be equipped to help us treasure, guard, and declare the gospel of grace.

Newcomers Ministry

Over the past year, the pastoral team has focused their attention on our efforts to reach and retain guests. This has included appointing a new leader (Grant Sigafoos) to our Connect Team, training and recruiting more volunteers for the Connect Team, hosting a weekly guest reception in our lobby, and changing our half-day Starting Point class to a 4-session Intro Course hosted and led by the pastors.

We’re happy to report that our guests still consistently describe you as the most welcoming church they’ve ever encountered.

There are a couple ways you can continue to help:

  1. As you interact with guests, encourage them to attend the Intro Course. This is the one big next step we want them to make as they’re exploring Sovereign Grace Church.

  2. On Sunday mornings be mindful of where you sit. We’re asking you to move “up and in.” Create open seats on the outside of the aisles for guests and latecomers to easily locate a spot.

Mission

Your sacrifices are bearing good fruit. Here are a few major highlights to report:

  1. Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana is fully funded and will be recognized as a sister church in January 2019.

  2. We have begun looking for our next church planting site and church planter. Be praying that God would guide and provide.

  3. Our global vision of “working for the prosperity of our sister churches in the Asia-Pacific region” has been realized. Pastor Eric has made a handful of exploratory trips and opportunities for church members are right around the corner. Stay tuned.

  4. We have 6 men completing our Theology Course, 1 intern, and 1 Worship Leader apprentice. We are training the next church leaders of Orange County.

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Our Annual Reformation Celebration
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Save the date for our annual celebration of the Reformation
Sunday, October 28

Immediately following our Sunday service on 10/28/2018, we will celebrate the Reformation and Martin Luther's 95 Theses with German food and fun. Our location this year is the church office parking lot at 307 E Chapman Ave.

All guests are welcome. All church members bring a salad or contact Anne for more options.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you.

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72 Hours Until Street Fair

A HUGE PARTY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

This weekend, Old Towne Orange will be overrun with half a million people. And we love it. Live music, food, a whole street just for the kids, and tons of neighbors for us to engage.

MAKE THE STREET FAIR PART OF YOUR PLANS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

You'll need to arrive early next Sunday because parking will be tight. Show up at 9:30am for Sunday School and you'll have no problem.

A Song To Get You Ready For The Communion Service

Our annual Communion Service is this Sunday. All the details are here.

We Gather Around Jesus

This service provides a unique opportunity for us to celebrate the gospel. As a family, we gather around Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb who laid down His life for us. Our feast this Sunday will be a faint echo of the great feast that is coming at the end of time. A feast that Jesus paid for with His own blood. An unending feast that will be unmatched in joy.

The song above pictures this reality. Listen to it as a way to prepare your heart for our time together this weekend. 

COME TO THE FEAST

Verse 1
Go to the highways and hedges
Go to the furthest of fields
Go and compel the sick and the well
Our Father's house will be filled

Verse 2
Go to the streets of the city
Bring in the crippled and blind
All who would taste this banquet of grace
Must come and waste no more time

Chorus
Come to the feast
Come to the table
The great and the least
The rich and the poor
Come to the feast
Come to the table
Come and hunger no more

Verse 3
In the robe of the Lamb you'll be covered
Dressed in His pure righteousness
For all of your guilt His blood it was spilt
So come by your Father be blessed