Your redevelopment team met on Wednesday, August 2nd. These are the highlights from our meeting.
Last Sunday we welcomed a number of visitors at Grace. Pastor Katie recognized a need to give our visitors a better understanding of what Redevelopment at Grace is. We worked on and finalized a document that outlines this. This document will be attached to the Redevelopment Covenant and will be available for future visitors and the congregation. It will also be posted on our new bulletin board in the Narthex. And it is attached to this blog post.
We started our Bible study this week and will be studying the book of Acts. This book was selected as it is about the beginning of the Church. As we read each week, we will be asking ourselves the following questions.
1. What is God up to?
2. What was the early Church learning?
3. What are we learning?
Although we applied these questions to the whole 1st chapter, we selected these verses to share with you today.
6. So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7. He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
8. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem. and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
What is God up to? God has a vision for the early church.
What was the early church learning? To trust in and follow God’s vision, rather than their own agenda.
What are we learning? That God has a vision for Grace. That we work toward’s God’s vision and not our own. That we need to live in the present and not try to answer things that God is not yet ready to reveal to us. That we need to trust that God does have a vision for Grace and that we have all been called to discover what that vision is.
Each week we will share with you the part of Acts that we reflected on in our meeting. We invite you to join us in reading the book of Acts and to also ask yourselves the 3 reflection questions.
Your continued prayers for your RT are appreciated and needed.
- Jim Barry