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Online worship also continues on Facebook or YouTube – available on demand beginning early Sunday mornings.

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Announcements:

Welcome to worship with Common Grace! We’re so grateful that you’re here. Please register your attendance on this page.

This weekend we continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, and for folks in Florida and the southeast of the US as they respond to Hurricane Ian.

Our Storyline small group kicked off last week – but it isn’t too late for you to join us! We had an introduction and will dive into the modules this week. We gather at the Ridgeview campus on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 through November 9. This is an opportunity to do a deeper dive into the concepts that our guiding our time together on this Year of the Story. Adapted from Donald Miller’s work, we’ll look at the process and elements that screenwriters and authors use to create meaningful, compelling, and purpose-filled stories — and we’ll apply them to our lives. Looking back and telling our story, and looking ahead and charting a path forward, we’ll find our subplot in God’s great story. Wanna know more? Email Pastor Kyle or register here.

For information about our upcoming youth outing to the Louisburg Cider Mill, or anything happening with the youth, check out this page.

Our final Listening Session for the Good Faith Network (our interfaith Johnson County justice initiative) will be on Tuesday evening, October 4 at 7pm. The gathering will be at the Ridgeview Campus.

We would love to include you in a church cookbook! Sales will benefit the Center of Grace food ministry, and recipes are due October 14. For details, reach out to Kathie at kathiejo1258@gmail.com.

Coffee with the Pastors will be Sunday, October 9 at noon. This is a chance to learn more about the history and future of our church, and the first step if you’re interested in membership.

Pastor Kyle is back at Common Grace full time after paternity leave! Woohoo! That means coffee dates are open – what are you drinking?!

Giving: You can give to Common Grace’s ongoing mission right now by clicking here!

From the sermon:

Scripture Text: Isaiah 12, Mark 6:30-33

This series relies heavily on Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand YearsWe’re using his definition of story as “a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it” to shape our Welcome to Your Story series. Today’s focus is on conclusions and celebrations.

A scripture that I think speaks to the subject of the day, but was used in the online sermon, is 1 Peter 3:15.

We mentioned memorable scenes. There is a lot that could be done with this – you could recount memorable scenes from trips or seasons in your life. You could also consider the cinematic scenes in a favorite movie. More than anything, though, I hope you’ll consider how you can create memorable scenes for important experiences in your future. …You might also consider what reasons you have to throw a good party!

The references to the feasts, banquets, weddings, and dancing can be found throughout the Bible, and at the very end of the scriptures in Revelation. Donald Miller talks about them in his book extensively in part IV.

Questions for Reflection and Conversation:

  • What scripture, phrase, or idea is capturing your attention?
  • What is a memorable scene that came at the end of a story in your life?
  • What journeys do you need to take time to reflect on, think back through, and celebrate?

Sources:

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – Donald Miller

Storyline 2.0 – Donald Miller