It’s Holy Humor Sunday and our 10:30 am worship will be filled with laughter and smiles. It’s one of our favorite services.
Come and laugh with us.
It’s also Coffee Sunday so there will be some Equal Exchange Fair Trade Coffee in the Narthex to sample and to buy and support our mission to small, family coffee growers in Central America and Africa.
For more information please call Grace UCC at 845-7051 or visit http://www.cometograce.net.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey,
Grace United Church of Christ,
535 S. 3rd Ave, Wausau.
Come and worship!
Bring a friend or 3 and come see what’s going on at Grace!
Worship is always a meaningful act of hope in a troubled world.
Remember, worship begins at 10:30 a.m.! !
May God renew your sense of call as you prepare and as you worship this week.
Grace Church services are broadcast on
Charter Cable Channels 96 and 980
1 John 1-2:2
The Message (MSG)
1 John 1
1-2From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us. 3-4We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!
Walk in the Light
5This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him. 6-7If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.
8-10If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.
1 John 2
1-2I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world’s.
The Only Way to Know We’re in Him
2-3Here’s how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.