E-Mail Newsletter (8/1/2000)


Tuesday, August 1, 2000


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    1.  This Month at Grace

    2.  Higher Power Concert a Great Success

    3.  Worship Center Update

    4.  Grace West update


Greetings friends across the Internet! Have you started making your Christmas list yet? I know, it’s August 1, but based on all the catalogs flowing into the Eller home, Christmas must be just around the corner. (Question: do you think there will be junk mail in heaven? Where do telemarketers go when they die?)

From a church staff perspective, we are hot and heavy into fall planning. September is going to be a great month at Grace Church! Starting Sept. 10 we will return to our regular Sunday evening service (that’s Cecil Cooper you hear cheering in the background). To kick-off our return to Sunday evening services, we will have Rick Amato with us for three weeks. I believe the focus of his messages will be prayer.

Also, the Grace Singers are scheduled to release their first recording project in September. It’s called “Into His Presence,” and it is a CD guaranteed to lead you into worship. The cost of the CD is $12 and the tape is $10. You can reserve your copy today by contacting Sherry Vanderploeg.

September is also Missions Month at Grace. Our featured speaker this year will be our former co-pastor and missionary to Peru, Phil Winfield.  Our conference begins on Wednesday, September 20 and concludes on Sunday, September 24.

Enjoy the final month of Summer! Below is a summary of events happening at Grace during the month of August.

–Chris Eller



    Dr. James Flanagan, guest speaker … August 6

    Grace 301 Class (Serving) at Grace Church … August 6

    Grace 101 Class (Belonging) at Grace West … August 6

    Men’s Rally, 7 a.m., Room 201, Grace Church … August 12

    Grace 201 Class (Growing) at Grace West … August 20

    Praise & Worship Ministry Picnic at Big Creek … August 26

    Baptism (following both morning services at Grace) … August 27

WOW! If you missed the Higher Power concert last Sunday night, YOU MISSED IT! Nate, Dave, Tim and the guys did a great job. You can catch Higher Power at their next concert. Visit their web site at www.hpquartet.com for more information.

WORSHIP CENTER UPDATE. This morning we met with officials of Myler Church Builders and the City of Des Moines. We anticipate a preliminary permit to begin erecting the steel by the middle to the end of next week. KEY PRAYER REQUEST: Pray for wisdom and patience as we work with our builder.

GRACE WEST. Excitement is building as we anticipate moving into our permanent building in late October. There will be a lot of work getting the building ready, so any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Bob Deever, 265-0199. Also, remember to pray for Lutheran Church of Hope and their building project (located at the corner of 74th and Ashworth Road).

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