Friday, March 26, 2010


This Sunday you will want to bring your cell phone into church with you. During our FACE YOUR FEARS series that starts Easter weekend, we are going to be adding a fun element that is very culturally relevant.

This summer we are going to do a 6-week series that we are calling “Survivor: Old Testament” as we study 6 favorite stories from the Old Testament. In order to pick these stories, we are going to start with 14 options. Beginning Easter weekend, each week during the service we are going to give our people the chance to pull out their cell phones and text vote for the three they like best. We will then tally the votes and drop the two stories with the lowest votes. So the Sunday after Easter (April 11th) we will vote again with just 12 possibilities. We will do the same on April 18th with the 10 remaining possibilities and then on April 25th we will do the same thing with the final 8 options. We will them be able to announce on May 2nd what the 6 favorite Old Testament stories will be for our mid-summer series.

So why do you need your cell phone this Sunday? Because we are going to do a “test run” at the end of the service with a question about fasting. You will be able to see the tallies up on the screen as the text votes are made. But please remember that standard texting rates may apply depending on your phone plan. So bring your cell phone to church this Sunday!

But before Sunday arrives, we get to experience the best Saturday of the year around here at Grace. It is our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party! This event will be held rain or shine but if the weather cooperates we could see upwards of 5,000 people on our campus in one day. There will be three egg hunts that day and each will be preceded by multiple indoor activities utilizing our entire facility ( Each hunt will culminate with thousands of eggs being dropped from a helicopter. This is going to be a great day!

And when this weekend is over we mover right into our Easter week. This is going to be an amazing week as together we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus for our sins while at the same time having the opportunity to offer hope to all those who are facing the fear of death. Please be praying and participating in all of our Easter week events:

Thursday, April 1st – Church-wide Day of Prayer and Fasting

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday Night of Worship (7pm)

Saturday, April 3rd – Easter Celebration Worship (5pm)

Sunday, April 4th – Easter Celebration Worship (8:30am; 10am; 11:30am)


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