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Join us for a great concert with Nashville's finest -- New Legacy Project -- 

Thursday, February 23, 7 pm!   And invite all your friends for this free event.




Dear Grace Family,


This week you will see some changes on the platform at Grace. In this new season, God is allowing some of our visions to come to fulfilment. As amazing as that is, I've battled a bit of anxiousness, wondering how the new set up will work. But the memory below came up when I began preparing for this week's Grace Notes. So here it is... the answer I needed and right on time. We serve such a good God.


"Some time ago the Worship Team had the honor and blessing to be asked to lead worship for the Celebrate Recovery service at YC. It was such a sweet time with great people, open and receptive to moving of the Holy Spirit.


Initially, things were not going as we had planned. New equipment, different set-up, a little bit rushed, and more than a little in awe of the huge sanctuary. But at the end of the day, what people shared was that they could see that our worship team really “loved each other.” God allowed the love He’s been planting in our hearts as we work week after week together, to be visible to others around us. How awesome is that? That’s just them seeing God shining through what we are being allowed to do.


It’s easy to get caught up in thinking we’re doing a good thing. Especially on a Friday night of a holiday weekend, when it’s hot and we’d just like to go home and veg in front of the TV or spend time with our kids. But really, God is doing a good thing for us. He’s blessing us by allowing us to have these stretching opportunities. We forget that it’s He who does all the heavy lifting. Our fragile little sacrifices mean nothing in comparison to what He’s sacrificed for us.


Romans 12:3 says “I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what He does for us, not by what we are and what we do for Him.”


The beginning verse of that chapter tell us to “take our everyday, ordinary lives and place it before God as an offering.” He doesn’t ask for the extraordinary, He just asks for it all.


I’m finally figuring out that when I start to feel a little too stretched, it just means that God is upping the blessing potential in my life. He’s saying that He trusts me with more and more. Things don’t have to go smoothly or be easy for God to work His plan. Everything doesn’t always go the way we want it to. But when God is in the plan, it always goes the way it should."


So there you have it. My anxiety is nothing compared to what God is capable of, so I need to let it go. And I hope you will take some time to look for ways that God is upping the blessing potential in your lives. Remember, little is much when God is in it.


Be blessed my Grace family, God is on the throne!


Pastor Bobbie



ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • We are in need of a teacher for Kingdom Kids one Sunday per month. Our children are our most valuable resource, so please prayerfully consider this assignment. You can get more information from Pastor Eric or Pastor Bobbie
  • Ladies Bible study meets every Tuesday, 6:30 pm, in the Sanctuary. Bring your pencil and your prayer requests! Led by Pastor Bobbie 
  • Youth of the Nations is meeting live and in person on Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 pm, at Grace.  Please enter through the D-street door.
  • Men’s Bible Study is every FRIDAY night at 6:30 pm at the church. Led by Pastor Anthony Collins.
  • Because of tax season and the workload, we have postponed our annual membership meeting to Sunday morning service, February 12th. We will be discussing the finances, and the Pastor’s vision for 2023. Please come and help us usher in the new year with prayer and planning.
  • February 18, 10 am, the Women of Grace will be hosting a brunch with our sisters throughout the community. Please text or email your RSVP to Pastor Bobbie. And you are invited to bring the women around you who could use a little encouragement and love. If you would like to help with food, preparation or set-up, please talk to Stacy or Chris.
  • Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30 pm, Grace is hosting our annual concert event with New Legacy Project. Please begin inviting your friends to this great event. Pastor Bobbie has “free” tickets you can begin handing out. We want to pack the house and share the joy!
  • Friday, March 24th, 7 pm, the Grace Worship Team will be hosting a “Night of Worship.” Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness in your tithes and offerings so we can maintain our ability to reach out to a needy world. You can give online at here, or mail your checks to 3144 N G Street, Suite 125 PMB 308 Merced, CA 95340.



Sr. Pastor Eric Domen has a passion for his flock, and for the community of Merced and beyond.  His strength and leadership are only surpassed by his generosity and passion to evangelize.  He holds a degree in Counseling, and has a heart for the people of our community. Pastor E resides in Merced with his wife and children.

Pastor Bobbie Frye is our Administrative Pastor. She has been in ministry for more than 20 years, and is a 3rd generation Foursquare Pastor. She is a writer and musician, and takes care of Womens Ministries and Worship Arts. She has a background in Procurement and Marketing, in addition to her pastoral experience. Pastor Bobbie resides in Merced.