January 29th News: Jesus & A Bent Over Woman

January 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message: Jesus & A Bent Over Woman 

This Sunday we will look at Luke 13:10-17. This a story of healing and opposition.

To prepare, look at Lectio Divina in the notes section of our website ( www.grace2f.org ). This will provides some thoughts as you read the passage.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We will be taking a Christmas Break until February.

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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Lectio Divina- “Divine Reading”

January 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As we continue in our series Walking with Jesus, we will be exploring scripture through a practice called Lectio Divina or “Divine Reading”. You can participate individually and as we go through the process during our weekly Bible study.

Below is a description of how to apply this practice to daily scripture reading.

 


Lectio Divina: “Divine Reading”

Lectio Divina, or “Divine Reading,” involves meditative listening to the reading, out loud and slowly, of a short passage or a few isolated verses of Scripture. It can be down on your own or with a group. Those who listen are encouraged to set aside analysis, and what they “know” already about the passage, seeking instead to open themselves to God’s word, listen with their hearts, and receive it expectantly and passively. They then attend to what they receive from God. God’s word is received personally, as an individualized gift to each person.

Lectio Divina, on your own

  • Choose a short Scripture passage for your meditation, and it is to be read out loud slowly. Quiet yourself and ask the Holy Spirit to guard and guide your meditation.
  • First reading. One-minute silent reflection before God. Take notice of whatever captures your attention in the passage or in your inner experience.
  • Second reading. One-minute silent reflection. Listen for a single word or phrase that particularly strikes you.
  • Third reading. Three to five minutes of silent reflection. Listen to how the passage seems to touch your life experience.
  • Fourth reading. Three to five minutes of silent reflection. What do you feel the passage might be inviting you to do? What is God inviting you to be? How is God inviting you to change? Spend some time in prayer over what you received from God’s word, and give thanks for his gift to you.

Lectio Divina, with a group

  • Begin. One participant opens with a brief, spoken prayer.
  • Read. Another participant reads the passage aloud, slowly.
  • Reflect.  
After one minute of silence each participant writes down an answer to the question, “What word/phrase caught my attention?”
  • Share. 
Each participant shares his/her word or phrase without comment.
  • Read.
 Another participant reads the same passage aloud from a different translation.
  • Reflect. 
After three to five minutes of silence, each participant writes down an answer to the question, “Where does this passage touch my life experience?”
  • Share.
 Each participant shares his/her answer in turn, without comment.
  • Read.
 A third participant reads the passage aloud from yet another translation.
  • Reflect.
 For three to five minutes participants write an answer to the question, “From what I have heard and shared, what is God inviting me to be? How is he inviting me to change?”
  • Share. 
Each participant shares, beginning, “I believe God wants me to …”
  • Pray.
 Each participant then prays aloud for the person on his/her right, praying only for what that person expressed in the prior step. (Option: each person continues to pray for that person throughout the day or evening.)

Notes for group Lectio Divina

  • Leader preparation: Select a short passage of Scripture. Having three translations available will add richness, but this is optional. Allow approximately 25 minutes for a group of five, longer with more participants. A digital timer or stopwatch is helpful.
  • Group preparation: None, except access to pen and paper.

Source: Material adapted from Sacred Companions by David Benner, 2002 by John Smed, Grace Vancouver. Materials used with permission, Redeemer Prayer Conference, June 2006.

 

 

 

 

January 22 News: Walking With Jesus

January 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message: Martha & Mary 

This Sunday we will begin a new message series called Walking With Jesus. During this time, we will look at stories from each of the gospels that take us right to the feet of Jesus. We will listen to him, watch him, follow him, and be loved by him.

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year!

To prepare for Sunday, read Luke 10:38-42 several times between now and Sunday. As you read, consider these questions:

  1. What captures you attention in this passage?
  2. What single word or phrase seems to touch your life experience at this moment?
  3. What do you think God is inviting you to do?
  4. How is God inviting you to change?

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

We will be taking a Christmas Break until January

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

January 15th News: Walking With Jesus

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message: Martha & Mary 

This Sunday we will begin a new message series called Walking With Jesus. During this time, we will look at stories from each of the gospels that take us right to the feet of Jesus. We will listen to him, watch him, follow him, and be loved by him.

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year!

To prepare for Sunday, read Luke 10:38-42 several times between now and Sunday. As you read, consider these questions:

  1. What captures you attention in this passage?
  2. What single word or phrase seems to touch your life experience at this moment?
  3. What do you think God is inviting you to do?
  4. How is God inviting you to change?

This Sunday is also Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. As we come to the feet of Jesus, we will pray for everyone effected by this issue.

We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday.

Finally, please bring in you baby bottle for CareNet Pregnancy center this Sunday. Jean Whitt will be collecting and then delivering them.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

We will be taking a Christmas Break until January

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

Grace2F Worship Service

January 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Grace2F (or Grace Family Fellowship)  meets Sundays 10:00 AM at School of Rock in Virginia Beach, located a block from Great Neck Rd (Corner Great Neck and Mill Dam).

Grace2F @ School of Rock
1552 Mill Dam Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

What You Should Know If You Visit

Service Time:
We meet Sundays at 10:00am and gather for a time of catching up with each other after the service.

Dress:
Casual (really- you can get dressed up if you want, but the Pastor will probably be wearing jeans or shorts)

Kids:
Bring them! We love kids… There are welcome in our service.

Bring:
A bible. If you don’t have one, we have plenty. Each week we’ll be looking at Scripture straight from the bible to see what God wants to say to us. If you need a bible to take home and keep we would be glad to give you one.

We would love to have you join us on a Sunday!

Service Cancelled (1/8/17)

January 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, the snow did, indeed come.

Because of that we will NOT have a service tomorrow (1/8/17).

Stay safe!

 

WEATHER ALERT

January 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The forecast calls for several inches of snow tomorrow. As we all know, the forecast is really just a guess– but we may need to cancel our service this Sunday (1/8/17).

We will be monitoring the weather during the day tomorrow and hope to make a call by 3:00pm. I will post on the website at that time.

 

Have a great day and be safe enjoying whatever God has for us! : )

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Grace2F (or Grace Family Fellowship)  meets Sundays 9:15AM at 929 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach (Hilltop Community Church), located a block from Hilltop Shopping Center (Corner of First Colonial and 1st Colonial Court).

We meet in the Fellowship Hall (left side of the building).

Grace2F
929 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

What You Should Know If You Visit

Service Time:
We meet Sundays at 9:00am and gather for a time of catching up with each other after the service.

Dress:
Casual (really- you can get dressed up if you want, but the Pastor will probably be wearing jeans or shorts)

Kids:
Bring them! We love kids… They are welcome in our service!

Bring:
A bible. If you don’t have one, we have plenty. Each week we’ll be looking at Scripture straight from the bible to see what God wants to say to us. If you need a bible to take home and keep we would be glad to give you one.

We would love to have you join us on a Sunday!

January 8th News: Walking With Jesus

January 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message: Martha & Mary 

This Sunday we will begin a new message series called Walking With Jesus. During this time, we will look at stories from each of the gospels that take us right to the feet of Jesus. We will listen to him, watch him, follow him, and be loved by him.

I can’t think of a better way to start the new year!

To prepare for Sunday, read Luke 10:38-42 several times between now and Sunday. As you read, consider these questions:

  1. What captures you attention in this passage?
  2. What single word or phrase seems to touch your life experience at this moment?
  3. What do you think God is inviting you to do?
  4. How is God inviting you to change?

We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

We will be taking a Christmas Break until January

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

________________________________