Love Over Words - 1 John 5 - Overcome

Lord, sometimes it does feel like we are gasping for air. We try to live and breathe on praise, approval, measurable, outward success, but it’s never enough. Our arms and legs begin to fail us and we begin to realize we’ll never reach the surface.
It’s because we’re trying to do it on our own. It’s because we’re fighting for ourselves and what we think we need. But you’ve already fought for us, overcome for us, and dwell within us.
Remind us that overcoming does not look like what we expect. Overcoming means being humbled, submitting, serving. Your truth is so different from the false picture that’s been painted for us.
We know that when all things pass away, You will yet remain. We know that Your unshakeable love endures forever.
God, instead of doing what the world teaches and fighting for ourselves, let us submit and sink beneath the waves, knowing Your life-giving love abides with us even in the depths. This kind of trust is scary, and we need Your power to do it.
Down in the deep, far, far from where we feel safe, that’s where You find us, and where we know that in letting go, we fall into the strength of Your arms.
As we die to ourselves, and serve a world that may mock or deny you, we know that in so doing we will be submersed in Your love, flooded with Your joy. We trust that whatever valleys we must walk through, You are with us. We will not be overcome by evil because by your death and resurrection, we have become overcomers.
— Sunday Prayer

What Happened this Week?

Today                                                                    February 26, 2017

1st Worship                                                            8:00 am

Bible Study and Sunday School                          9:15 am

2nd Worship                                                           10:30 am

Fellowship                                                             Immediately following 2nd worship

Korean Church Worship                                       1:00 pm


This Week

Via deCristo @ Bocks home                                Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Service                                      Wednesday, Noon

Ash Wednesday Service                                      Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Bible Study @Perkin’s Restaurant                      Thursday, 7:30 am

Worship Team                                                      Thursday, 10:00 am

Confirmation Class                                               Thursday, 6:00 pm

Brownie Troop                                                      Thursday, 6:30 pm

Korean Church Prayer Meeting                           Saturday, 6:00 am




SUNDAY SCHOOL AND ADULT  BIBLE CLASS will begin at  9:15 am. Students from grades 4 through 7 will be together in one class taught by Barbara Ruzicka.  We will be using the children’s room.  Friends are welcome.  And of course, all adults are invited to participate in the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class.



THE FLOWERS adorning the altar this morning are given to the glory of Jesus, our Savior by the Kerstner family in memory of Bridget Raymond.




ANNIVERSARIES   There are no anniversaries listed this week.

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A new flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you would like to order flowers to adorn the alter for a specific Sunday, please write your name on the appropriate line.  The cost per Sunday is $27.00. We thank you for your help.



LENTEN MIDWEEK GATHERINGS  Join us on Wednesday evenings until Holy Week at 6:00 for potluck dinner followed by 7:00 worship and study. Lent begins Wednesday, March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Two services on Ash Wednesday..Noon and 6:00 pm. No meal on Ash Wednesday.



PRAYER LIST   If you have family and/or friends you would like our members to include in our prayers, please submit their names in writing by completing one of the forms in the narthex or send an email to the church office at Grace and title it Prayer List.

Thank you.


THE BACKPACK PROGRAM is up and running for this school year. Check the bulletin board for items needed, or speak with Carol Coffman or Leigh Liagre.



THURSDAYS, AT 6:00 pm, CONFIRMATION CLASSES are offered in the sanctuary. All are invited. If you would like a refresher course, please feel free to join us.


Saturday, March 11, 2017, CAREWALK FOR LIFE 2017,  Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach, FL. Registration: 9:00 am. Sign up with one of the runners in the narthex.



Casual Game Night March 10 Our first family-friendly, non-competitive game night was such fun that we’re going to make it a regular event! Join in on the second Friday of each month any time after 6:00 pm. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. We have games available, but anyone is welcome to bring something new to try. This is an easy way to envelop friends, family, and neighbors in Christian community as well.

Remember to check out our website and follow us on Facebook. They’re both “works-in-progress”, but the calendar and information on our website is updated constantly.