This week at GC-Monrovia: Service, Sunday September 15, 2019

Loving God and Loving Others without fear, shame, guilt or doubt

Welcome!

Thank you for coming to Grace Communion Monrovia today. Your presence at church is a blessing to us. We pray that you enjoy the worship service and are able to meet with many of our members.

A Gift For You – If this is your first time with us, we have a welcome gift for you. Please stop by our Information table in the pool viewing area after to complete a guest information card and pick up your gift. Thank you for coming.

Blessings to you in Jesus’ love,

Pastor Craig Kuhlman

September 15, 2019

Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00 – 11:00 am

Hospitality – Snacks today after services.

For those in need of prayer – please see our Pastoral Team or Elders immediately following service until 11:15 (we have access to the building until 11:30 when Y staff prepares to open to members)

Please visit our information table for:

1. Personal Prayer Guide

2. 52-Week Bible Reading Plan

3. Flourishing Care Groups

4. Our Beliefs and Pastor’s priorities

5. GCM Planning Statements

6. We Believe (Adults)

7. We Believe (Youth)

8. Statement of Beliefs (booklet)

9. The God Revealed in JC – A Brief Introduction to Trinitarian Faith (booklet)

WORSHIP SERVICE

September 15, 2019

Call to Worship…………………………………………………..I Will Celebrate

Praise Songs……………………………………………………….I See the Lord

…………………………………………………………….The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Worship in Giving

Offertory Music ………………………………………………Thy Will Be Done

Soloist, Redida Edwards

Sermon ………………………………………………………………Pastor Craig

Transformed by Love Series – Letters from 1 John Part 10 (5:6-21)

Love the Life that is Real.

Final Song…………………………………………………………….One Faith One Love

Group and Class Activities This Coming Week

Wednesday Flourishing Care Group (7:30 – 8:30 pm) led by Pastor Craig at 138 Mauna Loa Drive, Monrovia.

Thursday Morning Bible Class (9:30-11:00 am) led by Larry Omasta at 1612 N. Roosevelt Ave., Pasadena. We are studying the book Hearing God by Dallas Willard.

Service Opportunities

We Need Greeters! Please help us at the door! We will have a Greeter training session on Sept 22 and repeated on Sept 29 at 9:15 am. Please feel welcome if you are curious about or want to become involved as a Greeter. If you know of someone else who might be interested in joining us, please bring them along, too!  We’ll meet in the lobby for about 20 minutes. Please see Asst. Pastor Fred Stevens.

Voices Assessment Training – When we identify our foundational and secondary leadership voice we also take vital steps toward hearing God’s voice in our conversational walk toward spiritual transformation. We are offering 5 training sessions. I am requesting your response to see how many are interested in investing 7.5 hours (total time) over 5 consecutive Saturdays. Dates to be determined if enough interest. Please let Pastor Craig know by tomorrow (Monday, September 16th) if you would like to be included.

Intercessory Prayer

Passing of Fred PattonFor many years, Mr. Patton was the barber at the Ambassador College Pasadena campus. Please keep his wife, Linda and son, Mark in your prayers at this time.

Prayer update for Norva Kelly – The post-surgery consultation with the doctor showed that five lymph nodes were removed instead of one. Pathology reports on those nodes revealed cancer in all of them. Norva is looking at ongoing treatment. Please pray for a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen and the wisdom to make the best decision for the future.

Continued prayer for our mission fields (1. Northern parish surrounding the Y; 2. Y Board and staff; 3. Y members; 4. City of Monrovia; 5. Church scattered communities of friends, relatives, etc., in our respective circles of influence).

Upcoming Dates

October 6th – Snacks provided by those with the last name beginning with A – M.

October 20th – Snacks provided by those with the last name beginning with N – Z.

October 19-20th Marriage Retreat – Grace Communion Monrovia welcomes you to our annual Marriage Seminar. Brochures are on the table or feel free to contact Manuel Hamme at 626-568-0475 for more information. Registration and payment are due by October 1st

November 3rd – Daylight Saving Time ends. Remember to set clocks back.

Congratulations to the following couples who will celebrate their wedding anniversary in September.

Ronald & Linda Morgan              9/5/1971  48 years

Manuel & Autumn Hamme        9/5/1993  26 years

Ed & Nancy Stonick                       9/7/1975  44 years

Franklin & Cora Guice                   9/10/1961  58 years

James & Martha Alaniz                 9/14/1975  44 years

Theme / Scripture for 2019

If we want to go fast in renewal, go alone;

If we want to go far in renewal, we go together”

Knowing and growing in Jesus” – (2 Peter 1:1-11)

Getting Involved in Whole-Life Discipleship

Groups (Growing/Being – Heart and Soul)

Classes (Learning – Mind)

Teams (Service by Doing – Strength/Body)

(See Pastor Craig to engage in Spiritual Formation/Growth, Study, Service)

Pastoral Team

Craig Kuhlman, Lead Pastor (626) 222-8714

kuhlmancraig@gmail.com

Manuel Hamme, Assistant Pastor (626) 568-0475

Mshalh516@yahoo.com

G. Fred Stevens, Assistant Pastor

2gfred@gmail.com, Cell (626) 824-2439

Ed Stonick, Assistant Pastor (213) 804-3411

edstonick@att.net

Mailing Address: PO Box 1714, Monrovia, CA 91017-5714

Church Location: 501 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

www.gcmonrovia.org

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