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    ReadJoin us Sunday morning!
    YouTube Livestream 9:15
    July 3rd, 2020

    Happy Independence Day!


    I hope you can make it Sunday morning! Our Main Service Livestream starts at 9:15am CDT Click HERE to join live!


    Or, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

    https://youtu.be/EvfD-eysjjI


    Our main "in house" service will be at the church at 10:45am


    Upcoming Events:

    Tomorrow — All are invited to Pastor’s house for Independence Day. We plan to BBQ, and also Millie Hill is in the view from our front yard. Just let Pastor or Mary know if you will be joining us.


    This Sunday — Any correspondence for potential constitutional amendments is due by the end of this Sunday.


    Note:   

       As the social distancing executive order is to expire, more people will be integrating into public life including coming back to the church building for services. It is becoming even more important to wear masks church to protect the vulnerable in our church.


    Christ wants to establish a relationship with you today!

    The gospel is the most important information a church can teach. The gospel is the good news about how we can relate to God. It answers the deepest questions about human beings: why we are here, and what God requires of us.


    The gospel is you, personally, receiving, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation; believing the Bible to be the divinely inspired, plenary/complete, infallible, and authoritative Word of God; accepting that your salvation is wholly of grace through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; that all who receive Him are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God; and that no rite, no ceremony, or work can avail for a sinner's salvation or make your salvation more secure; that Christ is the only and all-sufficient Savior.


    In order to “be saved,” you must be born again; that this new birth is you as a new creation in Christ Jesus. It is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth, the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and newness of life. Salvation restores our judicial relationship to God, and the penalty incurred by sin is fully satisfied through the death of Christ. You must believe that it is given, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith by grace. There is a process that begins at salvation and culminates in glorification; this process of growth should occur in the lives of all believers, and it is effectual through the influence of the Holy Spirit, the study of the Bible, a consistent prayer life, faithful involvement in a Bible-believing local church, and daily obedience to scriptural truths. But this doesn’t mean that you will become perfect now since man still possesses a sinful nature after salvation, sinless perfection is not possible in this life, but only in the life to come.


    If you have more questions, we would love to set up an appointment to talk with you personally. Contact us for an appointment today. Phone: (906) 771-5851


    Prayer Requests:

    Tom Calkins— He was in the hospital with severe dehydration for a couple of days and is now at Freeman’s Nursing Home recovering.

    Peterson Family— Yvonne Peterson (Daren’s Mother) passed away recently. Pray for peace for Daren, Michelle, & the whole family.

    Cindy Yelich — Her husband, Pat, just lost his job. Pray for provision for a better job for Pat, and for a new home.

    Aarin Kelsey — He is recovering from surgery on his thigh. Pray for a speedy recovery and that this may be his last surgery.

    Suzanne [Rebekah Kelsey's friend] - She crashed biking in Colorado, and has been missing a few weeks. Please pray for guidance for those out looking for her, comfort for the family, and protection on Suzanne.

    Sarah [Kris Michael's Daughter] - She is having severe knee problems with a knee replacement surgery scheduled for this Monday. Pray that the LORD will give wisdom to her doctors and provide healing to her knees.

    President Trump That our president would remember to turn to God first, each and every day, and that he would be supernaturally protected from all of his enemies.



    You can give online at GraceKingsford.org/give or text the word ‘Give’ with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to (906) 205-0188. Thank you for your faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church.

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      6-28-2020 Main Serivce
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      ReadJoin us tomorrow morning!
      YouTube Livestream 9:15
      June 27th, 2020

      I hope you can make it tomorrow morning! Our Main Service Livestream starts at 9:15am CDT Click HERE to join live!


      Or, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

      https://youtu.be/HlBkdGwJfRc


      Our main "in house" service will be at the church at 10:45am


      Upcoming Event:

      July 4th — All are invited to Pastor’s house for Independence Day.  We plan to BBQ, and also Millie Hill is in the view from our front yard. Just let Pastor or Mary know if you will be joining us.


      Note:   

         As the social distancing executive order is to expire, more people will be integrating into public life including coming back to the church building for services. It is becoming even more important to wear masks church to protect the vulnerable in our church.


      Christ wants to establish a relationship with you today!

      The gospel is the most important information a church can teach. The gospel is the good news about how we can relate to God. It answers the deepest questions about human beings: why we are here, and what God requires of us.


      The gospel is you, personally, receiving, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation; believing the Bible to be the divinely inspired, plenary/complete, infallible, and authoritative Word of God; accepting that your salvation is wholly of grace through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; that all who receive Him are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God; and that no rite, no ceremony, or work can avail for a sinner's salvation or make your salvation more secure; that Christ is the only and all-sufficient Savior.


      In order to “be saved,” you must be born again; that this new birth is you as a new creation in Christ Jesus. It is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth, the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and newness of life. Salvation restores our judicial relationship to God, and the penalty incurred by sin is fully satisfied through the death of Christ. You must believe that it is given, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith by grace. There is a process that begins at salvation and culminates in glorification; this process of growth should occur in the lives of all believers, and it is effectual through the influence of the Holy Spirit, the study of the Bible, a consistent prayer life, faithful involvement in a Bible-believing local church, and daily obedience to scriptural truths. But this doesn’t mean that you will become perfect now since man still possesses a sinful nature after salvation, sinless perfection is not possible in this life, but only in the life to come.


      If you have more questions, we would love to set up an appointment to talk with you personally. Contact us for an appointment today.  Phone: (906) 771-5851


      Prayer Requests:

      Peterson Family— Yvonne Peterson (Daren’s Mother) passed away about a week ago.  Pray for peace for Daren, Michelle, & the whole family.

      Cindy Yelich — Her husband, Pat, just lost his job. Pray for provision for a better job for Pat, and for a new home.

      Aarin Kelsey — He is recovering from surgery on his thigh.  Pray for a speedy recovery and that this may be his last surgery.

      Suzanne [Rebekah Kelsey's friend] - She crashed biking in Colorado, and has been missing a few weeks.  Please pray for guidance for those out looking for her, comfort for the family, and protection on Suzanne.

      Sarah [Kris Michael's Daughter] - She is having severe knee problems with a knee replacement surgery scheduled for July 6th.  Pray that the LORD will give wisdom to her doctors and provide healing to her knees.

      President Trump That JHVH would give him a spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of truth, righteousness, sanctification, & redemption. 



      You can give online at GraceKingsford.org/give or text the word ‘Give’ with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to (906) 205-0188. Thank you for your faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church.

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        ReadJoin us Sunday morning!
        Business Meeting Follow-up!
        June 20th, 2020

        I hope you can make it in person tomorrow morning at 10:45! If you cannot, that is okay, our Main Service Livestream starts at 9:15am CDT Click HERE to join live!


        Or, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

        https://youtu.be/5DEkEXD27Po


        If you are having problems viewing the online sermons, let Pastor know at GraceBaptistWeb@gmail.com. Please also share the video after the Livestream on your facebook page.


        Our main "in house" service will be at the church at 10:45am


        Business Meeting Followup!

        As we discussed in our annual business meeting last week, we encourage you to let the leaders know by correspondence (handwritten or electronic) changes you think necessary to potentially amend in our constitution, or if you think no changes are needed. We did receive recommended amendments from a Christian attorney from Alliance Defending Freedom.


        Also, we talked purpose and the importance of developing mission together. Mission is current, it's now, we're going to accomplish it, we're going to check it off, and we're going to ask what's next. When we talk about both of those things, we're talking about the future of Grace Baptist Church. So anytime you talk about purpose, anytime you talk about your current mission, you're actually casting vision. Vision is just a picture of what the future is going to look like. Whether it's forever far away, or whether it's in this next season of ministry. Vision is a word picture that describes the future. It's when you're telling people, "Hey, when you look at this, once we do this, once we go there, once we accomplish this, this is what it's going to be like." That's casting vision. Vision is really answering this question: "You see what I'm saying?" Think about that for a minute, do you see what I'm saying? That doesn't even make any sense. But what am I doing? I'm trying to paint a picture by giving an example. I'm trying to teach something. I'm trying to make it simple for others to understand. Casting vision is helping people see what you're saying. Whenever you talk about the future of our church, short term, long term, or in between--when you're casting vision--you're trying to help them visualize what it's going to be like. Vision is a picture of the future. Start with the word 'imagine.' Imagine is a great trigger word to help people think about the future. So, you could say, "Hey, we imagine a church where..." And start describing the future. That's vision. That's your vision for the future.


        Here’s one example: "Imagine a world where the church is considered an essential part of every community." Or, "Hey, wouldn't it be great if you could imagine a world where a local church was an essential part of the community?"-- That's vision. We want our church to be an essential part of the community.


        Here's another one. "Imagine a world where people want the message of Jesus to be true before they believe it to be true." Or, "Hey, we just imagine where people want it to be true. I'm not even sure I believe it yet but I want it to be true." And so wanting it to be true comes before believing it to be true.


        And then the third one, "Imagine a world where people skeptical of what we believe are envious of how well we treat each other and amazed at how well we treat them." These phrases, like 'imagine', are phrases that he used when talking about the vision for the church. It's not the purpose statement, it's not about the church service, and it's not about the different ministries. It's the vision, "Hey, we see a church that's actually influential and important and would be missed if it was gone in the community." Or, "We see a group of believers where people who are on the outside looking in that were like, 'I don't know if I believe what they believe, but they sure do treat each other well.'"--which is what people incidentally said about the very first Christians. They were envious of how they treated people that didn't even believe like them. This is what we imagine, this is what we dream of. This is casting vision. What I want to encourage you to do is to think through, what do you dream about for Grace Baptist Church? Our purpose is going to feed into that, Our mission is going to feed off that motivation of the end goal. But it's going to be a little bit poetic. It's going to be a little bit like dreaming and that's why that word 'imagine' could get you in that frame of mind.


        What do you see? What's the future look like for our church? What do you imagine Grace Baptist Church, your community. and your neighborhood to be like? Talk about those things with me, and you can begin to write them down and send it to me. This is your vision for what happens going forward from today. You don't have to write everything down perfectly. You don't have to get everything right. You don't have to get your statement of beliefs, and your values, and everything in this one vision. We've got other times to build off of those things. This is just a time now for you to dream, think, and to just cast vision for what our church could be. It brings in purpose, it brings in mission but it puts all of it in the future. Can you see that? Do you want that? Can you get a sense of what that would be like in Grace Baptist Church? So, talk about it, debate it, get some good conversations going among others in our church and write something down that brings purpose and mission together in a way that talks about the future in a compelling way for the whole church family!



        Note:   

           As the social distancing executive order is to expire, more people will be integrating into public life including coming back to the church building for services. It is becoming even more important to wear masks in church to protect the vulnerable in our church.


        Prayer Requests:

        Peterson Family— Yvonne Peterson (Daren’s Mother) passed away this last week with the funeral last Thursday.  Pray for peace for Daren, Michelle, and the whole family.

        Don Roberge He is recovering from a heart operation that replaced a heart valve. Pray that he will be protected & recover quickly.

        Cindy Yelich — Her husband, Pat, just lost his job. Pray for provision for a better job for Pat, and for a new home.

        Suzanne [Rebekah Kelsey's friend] - She crashed biking in Colorado, and has been missing a few weeks.  Please pray for guidance for those out looking for her, comfort for the family, and protection on Suzanne.

        Sarah [Kris Michael's Daughter] - She is having severe knee problems with a knee replacement surgery scheduled for July 6th.  Pray that the LORD will give wisdom to her doctors and provide healing to her knees.

        Yvonne O'LearyShe is recovering from a surgery last Thursday.  Pray for healing & that she would receive our Lord in this trial.

        President Trump That JHVH would give him a spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of truth, righteousness, sanctification, & redemption. 



        You can give online at GraceKingsford.org/give or text the word ‘Give’ with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to (906) 205-0188. Thank you for your faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church.

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          ReadJoin us tomorrow morning!
          Business Meeting Tomorrow!
          June 13th, 2020

          I hope you can make it in person tomorrow morning at 10:45! If you cannot, that is okay, our Main Service Livestream starts at 9:15am CDT Click HERE to join live!


          Or, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

          https://youtu.be/LNUMXTyzEmw


          If you are having problems viewing the online sermons, let Pastor know at GraceBaptistWeb@gmail.com. Please also share the video after the Livestream on your facebook page


          Our main "in house" service will be at the church at 10:45am


          Upcoming Event VERY IMPORTANT:


          Our Annual Business meeting is TOMORROW, after the main service. This will be a meeting with voting. All members please be present. If you are a member and cannot make it, please let Pastor know immediately.


          Note:   

             As the social distancing executive order is to expire, more people will be integrating into public life including coming back to the church building for services. It is becoming even more important to wear masks in church to protect the vulnerable in our church.


          Prayer Requests:

          Cindy Yelich — Flooding forced Cindy & Pat to lose their home.  Pray for protection of their belongings, & for provision for a new home.

          Suzanne [Rebekah Kelsey's friend] - She crashed biking in Colorado several weeks ago, and has been missing since. Please pray for guidance for those out looking for her, comfort for the family, and protection on Suzanne.

          Yvonne O'Leary — She is needing a couple more surgeries.  Pray for healing & that she would receive our Lord in this trial.

          Yvonne Peterson—She is battling cancer with only weeks to live. Pray for the whole family.

          President Trump That JHVH would give Trump discernment & understanding so that our nation may know stability internally & abroad.



          You can give online at GraceKingsford.org/give or text the word ‘Give’ with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to (906) 205-0188. Thank you for your faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church.