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God is Our Rock [7/2/18]

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Over the summer of 2018 our pastor's blog will feature various members of the Grace Sacramento community and ministries we partner with as guest bloggers. This week our guest blogger is Jayne George.Jayne George and her husband David founded Valley Springs Church in Roseville in 1989. Valley Springs helped plant Grace Sacramento 6 years ago. Jayne is now Assistant Director...

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Wion Girls in Rwanda [7/16/18]

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Over the summer of 2018 our pastor's blog will feature various members of the Grace Sacramento community and ministries we partner with as guest bloggers. This week our guest blogger is our own Becca Wion, who is serving as a short-term missionary in Rwanda this summer. Hello y'all! I'm forming a southern accent with our Mississippi friends here (as well as a slight Rwan...

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Fathers & Forgiveness [6/18/18]

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Over the summer of 2018 our pastor's blog will feature various members of the Grace Sacramento community and ministries we partner with as guest bloggers. This week our blog comes from Grace Sacramento administrator Kris Glass. You can read more at Kris' blog: www.thegracethatshapesmylife.com. I'm thinking about my Dad this Father's Day. He was a wonderful man, although I...

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God is on the Move [6/4/18]

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Grace Sacramento has recently begun to support local missionaries Jeff and Cameron Clay along with their daughters Abby and Hattie. The Clays are members ofGrace Sacramentoand team leaders forCru Sac Metro, a campus ministry building evangelistic movements on college campuses throughout the Sacramento area. I invited Jeff to be the first of several guest bloggers we are fe...

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A Well Deserved Break [5/28/18]

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Jeff Lynch was our preacher this morning. Jeff is one of three original elders at Grace Sacramento and will be stepping down from "active duty" at the end of this month. What does that mean? We are not saying goodbye to Jeff. He and Karen are core members at Grace Sac and will continue to worship, serve and lead. Grace Sacramento will continue to consider him an elder an...

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Telling a Story [4/23/18]

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Last week, Daniel and I drove down to Oakland to meet with two other pastors. Kyle has been leading a church planting project called Oakland Communion that has gathered a group of urban professionals interested in Jesus, justice and real community. Many of them are new to Oakland and there for professional reasons. Bernard pastors The Way in Oakland. He is a native Oakland...

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I Love My Church [4/30/18]

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There are places we dread and maybe can do without: a visit to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), a regular check-up at the dentist, or a trip to the market to buy groceries for the week. Contrary to popular demand, well, you can't just do without them. These are places we go not necessarily because we want to, but because we have to. I can't imagine anyone saying, "I...

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Whirlwind Wedding [5/7/18]

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On Friday afternoon I began a whirlwind adventure. I received a phone call from an old friend who was in a heck of a bind. The call came from the rehearsal dinner for his daughter's wedding scheduled for the next day. He quickly informed me that the pastor who had prepared the couple to marry was having his own family emergency in the ICU and they were without a pastor for...

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A Mother's Day Reflection [5/14/18]

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These words were spotted on a church marquee for a Mother's Day sermon, "If evolution is true, how come mothers still have only two hands?" For all the amazing moms who have had more sleepless nights than they wish to remember to care for an ailing child, or wrestle with little ones to get them dressed and ready for school, or have had to reheat a cup of coffee four time...

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A New Logo [5/21/18]

A few reflections on a new church logo. The idea of a logo is ubiquitous in our culture. Everyone knows what a logo is. It's a swoosh. It's the shape of a soda bottle. Its a couple of golden arches. We are consumers and when we think logo we think brand identity. We think brand loyalty. We think celebrity endorsement. We are a symbolic society and ever more so with the ad...

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