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Blog Post - 10/21/16

Grace Church’s Tuesday morning Bible study at the VIP Diner is one of the best parts of my week. Together we’ve read most of the New Testament, Genesis, lots of Psalms and now we’re tackling Exodus. Each time we begin a new book I give a mini lecture about differences between us as twenty first century Christians and the communities that shaped these amazing texts. Even so, as soon as the group gets knee deep into whatever book we’re reading we share moments of stunned amazement. The Scriptures usually sound like commentary on current events. The twenty four hour news feed on everyone’s televisions, car radios and cell phones insists that there is one narrative that shapes our com

Notes From Rev. Laurie - 10/14/16

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”- Luke 12:32-34 My parents were flower children so I ate a lot of granola and yogurt for snack in elementary school. I looked longingly at my classmates sandwiches with yellow mustard and baloney. Their zip lock bags of Ritz crackers and snack size containers of Jiff peanut butter made me regularly break the tenth commandment about coveting what belongs

Notes From From Rev. Laurie - 10/07/16

Dear Grace VV Family, This Sunday will begin Grace Church Van Vorst’s Season of Gratitude, also known as “Stewardship Season.” Over the next three weeks you’ll hear and read stories from members of Grace Church about their own practice of Stewardship and you’ll be asked to attend one of several Stewardship House Meetings. Finally, you’ll be asked to prayerfully consider either making a pledge if you haven’t or increasing your pledge if you can to Grace Church VV by Sunday, October 30th when we’ll celebrate All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a good time to think about the generations of people who kept Grace Church Van Vorst’s beautiful red doors open before us. If you are a member of

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