Greetings Brothers and Sisters

Greetings Sisters and Brothers!
This past Sunday we were blessed by the message given by Brother Joey Lear as he shared his personal testimony of grief and loss, and victory and joy. “Life is too short….to worry, Mt 6:25-34; to have broken relationships with others, Romans 12:16-18; and to not be right with God, John 21:15-17. He emphasized that our relationships with other believers reflects our relationship with God, and these relationships are a testimony of Christ’s love and unity to the world. I am thankful for such a reminder and challenge to us as we strive to love God first, and faithfully follow Jesus every day.
This Sunday 7/24 the message will be “Open my eyes,” Ephesians 1:15-23. As I pray over this message and over each of you, I ask that the Holy Spirit will truly open our spiritual eyes so we better understand God at work inside each of us, and open our physical eyes so we will notice God at work all around us.
Peace in His name,
Pastor Deb


To the saints at the Grove, who are faithful in Jesus Christ, good afternoon! What a lovely thunderstorm we had earlier this morning-thank You God for nurturing Your creation.
I encourage you to continue thinking about and discussing the following from this last Sunday’s message:
-If you were to write a letter and begin it with a salutation, how would you identify yourself as a new creation in Christ?
-What is distinctive about how we live, and how we worship, that makes us identifiable as Jesus followers?
This coming Sunday, July 10, the sermon text will be Ephesians 1:3-14, and the message title is “In Him.”
Remember the theme verses from Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”
May we each be listening to the Spirit of Jesus who has showered us in God’s grace and peace as we embody His Good News in this world.
Pastor Deb