Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm so excited!

In the immortal words of the Pointer Sisters:

“I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!”

I’m so excited that Project 180 2009 is ready to launch (and in a way already has with a teacher appreciation lunch at both schools).  We are looking at great weather for a weekend of loving God and our neighbors. 

Our missions director Melissa Brown and her team have done an amazing job and it promises to be an amazing experience of sharing (and sharing in) God’s love. To those of you’ve who’ve registered, thank you! We’ve reached our maximum number of volunteers! If you haven’t registered and want to be a part of this incredible event join us at the community festival - 1:30 at Paul Revere Middle School.

I’m so excited about our upcoming Easter Celebrations which begin this Sunday, traditionally known as Palm Sunday.

On Palm Sunday or 9:30 Sanctuary Service welcomes 7 time nominated Grammy jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum as part of the worship band. I don’t want to give too much away but the service concludes with I Saw the Light and When the Saints Go Marching In.

On Maundy Thursday our Founders Chapel will be open for prayer and communion from 5:00 – 7:00. There will be an opportunity to pray with one of our pastors and to reflect quietly on the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Then at 7:00 our 9:30 Worship Team will present an evening of worship and reflection. The Life of Christ; an hour of scripture, music and testimony telling the story of Jesus. Following the presentation the chapel will remain open for prayer.

On Good Friday their will be three opportunities to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
  • At noon the churches across West Houston will gather at First Methodist Houston (Westpark and Beltway) for an ecumenical service.
  • At 6:00 p.m. a repeat presentation of The Life of Christ in the Founders Chapel.
  • At 7:30 p.m. in our Sanctuary our Chancel Choir is joined by an Orchestra to present a powerful service of hymns, scriptures and anthems.
On Easter Morning we will rejoice together for Jesus’ resurrection that offers us a Life Worth Living with celebration services at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Click here for more details.

God is on the move at Grace and I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!

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