March 25, 2020
The Elder board has determined to extend the cancellation of services and activities at Grace through April 7 to coincide with the Illinois “shelter at home” order. A prerecorded worship will be posted on this site for this Sunday, March 29. The sermon will be on Isaiah 42:10-43:7. Appropriate precautions will be taken during the recording of the service.
Again, be mindful that so many of God’s words spoken through Isaiah to His people were spoken to reestablish and anchor their faith in Him as the living and true God during difficult times. They were spoken to cause people to acknowledge Him as Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer and to trust and worship Him in all circumstances. May His words cause us to do the same:
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel
and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
“I am the first and I am the last;
besides me there is no god.
7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.
Let him declare and set it before me,
since I appointed an ancient people.
Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.
8 Fear not, nor be afraid;
have I not told you from of old and declared it?
And you are my witnesses!
Is there a God besides me?
There is no Rock; I know not any.”
For the Elder Board,
Pastor Jim Megchelsen