Ladies Get Registered For Our 2019 Women's Retreat

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Registration is open for our 2019 Women’s Retreat! Sovereign Grace Churches of Orange and Santa Ana are co-hosting. We will be at Mt. Kare in Wrightwood, CA.

Ladies, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with God and with one another. These moments away from the busyness of everyday life are good for your soul and good for your friendships with other women.

Gentlemen, you have a part to play! Take the kids. Set aside the funds. Make sure your wife, fiance, or girlfriend is there. Do whatever you have to do.

Details

All women age 16 and older from inside and outside the church are invited. Cost is $150/attendee. Carpooling and financial assistance are available.

Register for the 2019 Women’s Retreat.

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March Bible Memory Verse

Your 2019 Challenge

This year we’ve challenged you to memorize 12 Bible Verses Every Californian Needs to Know. Each month we provide a Bible verse and you commit it to memory. For those who complete all 12 months, we will throw a party celebrating the ways God has strengthened you through His word.

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, but make sure to keep your eyes on the camera the whole time.
    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.

March’s Verse: Psalm 97:1-6 (ESV)

1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all the peoples see his glory.


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Pray For Africa
The building where Pastor Eric and other pastors from our denomination are training 100 pastors in West Africa. Photo courtesy of Pastor Eric.

The building where Pastor Eric and other pastors from our denomination are training 100 pastors in West Africa. Photo courtesy of Pastor Eric.

On Sunday we mentioned that Pastor Eric is currently in West Africa serving a large group of local pastors. He’ll be there until Friday and would appreciate your prayer for the following:

  1. Pray that God blesses Eric, Dave, and Ben who are teaching the West African pastors this week. Pray for God to be good to their families while they’re away.

  2. Pray for refreshment, encouragement, and growth in the African pastors.

  3. Pray for wisdom as these pastors seek ways to meaningfully partner together for the good of their churches and the spread of the gospel.

  4. Pray that lost sheep in West Africa would be found through their efforts.

God, hear our prayers.

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What Does It Mean To Be Human?

We need to recover the glory of humanity.

On Sunday Pastor Dustin preached the creation of Eve from Genesis 2:18-25. He reminded us that the glory of humanity is that we were made in God’s image, male and female, for His glory. We are the same, yet different. The union of a man and a woman in marriage beautifully displays both our sameness and our difference. And marriage points to something beyond marriage, something you don’t need to be married to experience: the love of Jesus for His bride, the church.

Listen to the sermon.

Sing In Our Easter Choir

Lead Us In Singing to Our Risen Savior

Easter Sunday is coming up on April 21. For the first time ever we’re putting together an Easter choir. You’re invited to join us!

All we require is that:

  1. You love to sing (we welcome singers of all skill levels)

  2. You can commit to a rehearsal on Saturday 4/20 at 7:00pm

  3. You can arrive by 8:30am on Easter Sunday to get ready

If you meet those requirements then fill out the interest form and we will be in touch.

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Walk For Life

For the past few years we have partnered with Living Well Pregnancy Centers, an organization that supports men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. In April, we have an opportunity for you to support the important work they do in our neighborhood.

2019 Walk For Life
Saturday April 27, 2019
8:30am - 11:00am

Walk For Life is a two-mile, family-friendly celebration of life that helps to raise money to support Living Well’s mission. We are gathering individuals and families who would like to participate in the walk and you are welcome to join. Learn more here: https://www.living-well.org/walk-for-life.

Contact Kristin for more information and to get signed up with our group.

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Make An Impact In South Korea

Deacon Dave is leading a team to Seoul

This summer we are partnering with Lord’s Grace Church of Seoul, South Korea and Grace Church of Clarksburg, Maryland for a short-term ministry opportunity. You will build relationships with our Korean brothers and sisters, serve them during their annual Family Camp, and even have a couple days to explore the area.

Here are the details:

  • June 3-11, 2019

  • Cost: $1700 (includes airfare, lodging, and reasonable budget for food)

  • Deadline to commit and purchase your plane ticket is Sunday 3/10/2019

To support this opportunity, the church is offering four $500 grants that will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. But you’ll have to act quickly.

I want to contact Deacon Dave and learn more.

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Get In On A Beach Vacation

Camp with your friends

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!

There’s no big program planned. This is lazy 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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