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AG Flash News + Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church + Granite Falls, NC

Week of July 18, 2021

Welcome to AG Flash News! This is your weekly E-news source for upcoming events at Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, North Carolina. Brief articles for Friday distribution through AG Flash News are due by Tuesday mornings 10 AM. Send all article requests to pastorfrankaglc@gmail.com.

As called and sent witnesses to the gospel of Jesus Christ please forward this E-news announcement to all of your friends, family and contacts inviting them to join us either in person or online.

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To register for In the Word with Ann Poovey Click here! The devotional-style Bible study welcomes all participants regardless of experience in Bible study. Join us on Zoom!

To register to participate in all AG Groups, Click here! Click the Groups Tab to select available groups. To receive reminders of recurring group meetings remember to click ADD TO CALENDAR!

ON THE JOURNEY is a monthly faith and life feature written by Pastor Frank Waugh. Click here to read!

The Newest Posting for You: Finding Jesus!

If you wish to have a name added to Friday's prayer list, please send an email to pastorfrankaglc@gmail.com by Tuesday mornings at 10 AM.

PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR OUR MEMBERS: Jerry Watson, Audrey Haas, Sarah Wallace, Florence Lowman, Judy Lail, Gary Laxton, Merrie Bisanar, Judith Bolick, Ella Franckhauser, John Franckhauser, Tara Franckhauser, Glenn Barger, Tony Haas, Rachel Price, and Kathy Merrill.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Sam Erby, Steve Lail, The family of Leslie Williams, Dot Fairchild, Troy Moyles, Sonya Johnson, Reba Walden, Betty Nivens, Jim and Jean Teague.

STEP UP TO TITHING!

Summer is a time for adventure! A time for going new places and trying new things. It's the perfect time to begin your faith adventure in tithing. We believe and teach tithing (10 % giving) as the biblical norm for stewardship for committed Christians. We strongly encourage all members of Amazing Grace to give at the 10% level or increase their giving toward the biblical tithe. As disciplined followers of Jesus Christ who give sacrificially, we can continue as a bold mission community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

In The Heart of Christianity, world-renowned Jesus scholar and author of the bestseller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life—faith, being born anew, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love—are as vitally important today as they have always been, even during this time of conflict and change in the church. Borg wants to show us, as today's thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. Being born anew, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation. Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism, but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love. And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one's heart—to God, and to others. Above all else, Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense.

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Tear Down Magical Walls!

Living Lutheran is the magazine of faith and life of this church. This week's article explores the ways in which we grow the Body of Christ. Click here! to read this inspiring article about becoming a church beyond our walls.

UPDATE - NEW LOCATION - NEW TIME!!

AMAZING GRACE HOMECOMING LUNCHEON AT CHURCH - AUG. 1ST!

Amazing Grace will celebrate a homecoming luncheon AT CHURCH on August 1st after worship. The event will begin at approximately 12 p.m. and will be a bring-a-side-dish event. Food item sign-up forms have been distributed by mail and table assignment cards have been distributed in person. Please return your commitment form and table assignment card to Gale Wilcox or email a scan of your forms to pastorfrankaglc@gmail.com by Sunday, July 25th.

BLESSING BOX MINISTRY

Remember the Poor!

Our neighbors in need appreciate your assistance. Please remember to add small food and personal care items to your weekly shopping list for Blessing Box each week!

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

"You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it." - Rumi (Persian poet)

MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK

"The Goodness of God"

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