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Sunday, January 3, 2020
Online Service Available at 8 am
Outdoor Service at 11 am

The Maze- Part 2

Sean Watt ~ Pastor of Middle School Ministries


Sometimes, even when God’s will is crystal clear, we still go in the opposite direction. Though we may get off track, God still loves us and pursues us. The story of Jonah, the prophet, is a great reminder of one who ran the opposite way, and God used some extreme measures to get Jonah’s attention to point him back in the right direction. As we navigate through the maze of life, we need to remember God’s purpose for our lives is always bigger than we are.
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Christmas Eve Online Service

This Sunday is Communion

 
At the end of our online sermon, we have included a videotaped communion time for you to follow at home. We realize this occasion is somewhat different from our usual Worship Center pattern. Still, we are confident each of these opportunities will glorify God and help us remember the suffering and death of Christ as the foundation to our salvation.
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2021 Offering Envelopes


The 2020 giving year has seen plenty of changes. Many people migrated to online giving through our web portal. Thank you for making that switch and allowing the church to stay fiscally stable during this pandemic. Some of you faithfully mailed in or dropped off your offering envelope containing your weekly tithe. We appreciate you as well. With no in-person services, the 2021 boxed offering envelopes are now available to pick up from the office from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. If you would rather have them mailed to you, please let us know. 

To set up online giving, click the link below or call the church office and we will be happy to walk you through the process. 
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Debt Retirement Goal for 2020


Back in 2014, a mortgage was taken out to construct the children’s center & remodel the youth center. Both of these facilities have been used greatly as instruments for ministry outreach and Christian education opportunities. Recently, we were able to lower and lock in a new interest rate for the next 5 years to reflect the current times. Two years ago, we set a goal to raise an additional $100,000 each year to help pay off our indebtedness quicker. We believe it is within our reach to pay off this mortgage in 5 years if we continue to make monthly payments at the current rate and raise the additional $100,000 each year to go against the principal. Through December 27, we have received $69,890.32 toward this $100,000 goal. Your year-end gift can make a difference! You can mail your gift (postmarked by December 31) to the church office or give online at www.gracepointlodi.com. Thanks for your faithful giving this past year!


Year-End Giving 2020


Because we are not meeting regularly for worship services on campus, year-end giving can be accomplished 3 ways: 1) By mailing your year-end gift to the church office (postmarked by December 31st), 2) Giving online at www.gracepointlodi.com, or 3) Dropping your gift by the church office by noon on Thursday, December 31st. When dropping by the office, please call the church office (369-1948) if the front door is locked due to COVID-19. We would be happy to accept your year-end gift this way. Currently, we are running about 13% behind our budget goal for the fiscal year 2020-21. However, your giving is tracking very closely to the same amount given last year at this time which puts the church in a good financial position for 2021. Thank you for your faithful giving this year!
Year-End Giving

Thanksgiving Offering Goal: $50,000
Giving through December 27: $32,637

 
Gifts can be given online or mailed to 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi CA 95242,  through December 31, 2020.
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Please check our church website or contact your ministry leader to see if your Bible study or ministry will resume meeting the week of January 4.
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2021 Bible Reading Guides

 
Bible Reading Guides for 2021 have arrived. If you wish to receive one, please call or email the church office at office@gracepointlodi.com and receive your own guide free of charge. We will mail it out to you when they arrive. Please provide your mailing address when you email or call us to request one.
Sympathy and prayers are extended to the following friends and family:

~ Donna Schwemley for the loss of her husband, Kevin Schwemley (He was a board member and current CFO of Lodi Christian School), who passed away
on December 20, 2020. In lieu of flowers, a donation is welcome to be submitted to the "Kevin A. Schwemley Scholarship Fund" at Lodi Christian School.

~ The Siken family. Pastor Brian Siken (Former staff member at GracePoint for 20+ years) passed away on December 22, 2020. Memorial services at GracePoint Church are pending. Memorial donations can be sent to the charity of the
donor's choice.

~ Larry Woehl for the loss of his mother, Lavonne Woehl, who passed away
on December 25, 2020.

~ Bill Shook for the loss of his mother, Nina Shook, who passed away
on December 25, 2020.
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