Dear Grace Family,
These announcements and prayer requests are being sent out every Thursday to help us stay connected with one another. If you have an announcement or prayer request that you want to be included in next week’s email, please send it to email@example.com by Tuesday night.
Grace and peace,
The Session and Staff of GFCC
Announcements for the week of 01/29/24
Join Us for Sunday Worship at 10:00AM
Wearing masks is optional. If you are in need of a mask, ask one of the ushers to get one for you.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Pastor Al will be preaching from Galatians 3:15 - 4:7. “The Disciplinarian Who Led Us to Unity and Freedom, Or “Thank You, Law”
Welcome to Kristyn Komarnicki, Director of Dialogue and Convening at Christians for Social Action
Kristyn will be sharing during our service about Christians for Social Action. CSA (Oriented to Love) is one of our church’s Ministry Partners this year.
7 Ways in the Spirit to be Free and Stay Free
During Pastor Al’s sermon last week, “No Longer Cursed: Meditations on Jesus and the Law,” Al listed 7 Ways in the Spirit to be Free and Stay Free.
7 Ways in the Spirit to be Free and Stay Free
Prayer and Praise Messages to our Pastors
If you wish to share a prayer request, praise or message with our pastors, please feel free to use the tear-off section of our Sunday bulletin. The prayer request will only be included in the weekly email if you check the indicated box.
Our Ministry Partners
Pastor Al shared with us last Sunday, during our family time, the list of Ministry Partners that we will be supporting in 2024. The following link lists our partners, their websites (where available), how to donate and our church’s corresponding liaisons.
This link will be available in the gray box at the bottom of our weekly email under GFCC Links
Ministry Partners - 2024
Youth Parents Meeting, Sunday, February 11
If you are a parent of a youth, please plan on meeting in the youth room during refreshment time (grab a cup of coffee and a snack first). This will be a time to go over plans for Spring 2024 for the youth. If you have any questions, contact Curtis, Kelly, or Jeremy.
Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, February 14
Join us in person a tour church for the Ash Wednesday Service at 7PM. Pastor Nelson Ng’ang’a will be sharing the message with us. This service will not be on Zoom.
Pastor Al’s YouTube Interview
Here is the link to a conversation Al had with Robert Ellsberg, publisher at Orbis Books.
Al Tizon, One On One Interview |"Christ Among The Classes" - YouTube
Sunday Service Scripture Readers Needed
Please consider reading Scripture during Sunday service. Please sign up.
Scripture Reading Sign-Up
A big thank you to all those who shared your delicious soups and other parts of our meal with us during our Love Feast last week. It truly was a feast!
The Audio/Visual team is on the lookout
We are missing one of our mic stands. If you borrowed it or know where it is, please return it to the A/V closet.
The A/V team is also looking for folks who are willing to share the slide coordinator role on a regular basis. This consists of creating the slides for Sunday service, setting up laptops on Sunday morning, and running the slides. If you are interested in this role and have experience in PowerPoint or Google Slides, please contact Amy Hong.
Pastor Nelson’s Wife, Annet, Will Be Visiting
We welcome Annet to San Francisco from Kenya. She will be visiting with Pastor Nelson for the next few weeks. We would like to show hospitality to them by being their guides and showing them the sights of San Francisco and the surrounding areas. If you have any time (it does not need to be the whole day) on the following days to play tourist guide, please let Caroline or Jennifer know.
Electrification Presentation at Redeemer Community Church San Francisco, Sunday, February 11,12:15 - 1:45 PM
Redeemer Community Church (1224 Fairfax Ave. in San Francisco) has been engaged in steps of climate action as an act of Christian discipleship for the last year or so, recognizing that love for God includes love for creation and love for neighbor includes neighbors and future generations particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Redeemer has invited Audrey Heller from Climate Reality Bay Area to give a very ground level, nuts-and-bolts presentation on how to make our climate action easier by sharing tips, life hacks, insights, and great deals that will help us get fossil fuels out of our homes. The presentation should be applicable to both homeowners and renters.
If you are interested in attending, please let Caroline or Jennifer know by Wednesday, February 7.
If you are interested, but cannot attend, Redeemer will be recording the presentation. If you are interested in getting a copy, please let Caroline or Jennifer know.
New College Berkeley Winter-Spring 2024 Offerings
Come join the adventure. New College Berkeley seeks to connect the body of Christ - across culture, tradition and generation - to reflect theologically, nurture spiritual friendships, and discern together what it means to live faithfully in our world.
Please see the different offerings to “Awaken Theological Imagination.”
Buy tickets for NEW COLLEGE BERKELEY (tickettailor.com)
Langham Partnership Impact in 2023
“God moved in remarkable ways around the global church last year. Although numbers can’t tell the full story, they help illustrate everything that God has done. Your generosity played a huge role in these numbers. We want to celebrate that with you, so we put together these snapshots of Langham’s work over the past year. Thank you for partnering with us to strengthen the global church!”
Langham’s impact in 2023 (mailchi.mp)
Langham Partnership was one of the recipients of our Alternative Gift Giving.