Garage No Sale Outreach Event

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…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” –Matthew 5:16

This June we’re excited to reach out to the community of Burnsville around the church office with the love of Jesus through both word and deed with our inaugural Garage No Sale event. This outreach event is designed to serve the “least of these” by giving them the opportunity to come and pick from among hundreds of gently used clothing items, household goods, toys, baby items, and small appliances at no cost. At this “sale” everything is FREE to those in need. Invitations to the event will be distributed in low income areas of Burnsville, to the clients of Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center, and other ministries in the Burnsville community.

How can YOU, Sovereign Grace Church get involved?

1) Donate your gently used household items.

As you start to clean out closets and the garage during Spring cleaning hold on to those items you typically donate to a thrift store and plan to bring them to the church office the week of June 16 (more info to follow as the time approaches). Donated items should be clean, in good condition, and sorted by category (housewares, toys, clothing by gender and age, etc.). We can’t accept donations early and don’t accept CRT computer monitors.

2) Sign up to help us extend invites to the Garage No Sale on June 18.

3) Sign up to help sort and organize donations the week of June 16.

4) Sign up to help on Saturday, June 21 with greeting our guests, organizing items, handing out refreshments, and sharing the gospel.

Online sign up here.

This Week at SGC

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Upcoming events

Monday, May 12

6:30pm | Christianity Explored

Tuesday, May 13

6:30pm | Financial Review Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 14

6:30pm | 267 Youth Gathering

Thursday, May 15

7:00pm | Eikum, Maurer, Nass, and Veldhuizen Small Groups w/Shawn Powers

Sunday, May 18

8:45am | DK Lead Meeting

10:00am | Sunday Celebration

11:40am | Members Family Meeting

6:00pm | 267 Senior High Small Group

We Proudly Support Amnion’s Walk for Life

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Join Us In Walking June 7th to Celebrate Life

Supporting those who do not have a voice is a priority at Sovereign Grace Church, and
the Bible is not short of passages that exhort the church to stand up for injustice.
Proverbs 31:8-9, right before the words from King Lemuel’s mother tell him of what to
look for in a wife, says this:

Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

An organization that stands up for the “mute” is Amnion, located in Burnsville,
Minnesota. “Since 1991, Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center has provided Christ-centered,
compassionate and free services to women and men who are facing an unplanned
pregnancy in their lives.” This Gospel centered clinic lovingly receives women and
provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and pregnancy & abortion education,
post-abortion grief support, and much more. Amnion is helping women with unplanned
pregnancy and advocating for children who have not yet been heard.

Sovereign Grace Church recognizes the importance of standing with Amnion. In doing
so we encourage members at SGC come together for the Celebrate Life Walk. The
Celebrate Life Walk is a 2-mile walk and an opportunity to raise money for Amnion.
Whether you create a team of people to walk with or join an existing team this is a great
opportunity to support the unborn by coming together as a church community.

Watch a quick video with highlights from last year’s Walk for Life

Not only is God interested in advocating for those who do not have a voice, but
specifically for the unborn babies who have not yet heard. Perhaps one of my favorite
chapters in the Bible about God’s plan for the unborn is Psalm 139. In vv. 13-14 the
Psalmist acknowledges the role God has with the unborn.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

So why does SGC support Amnion? Because Amnion loves the Gospel, loves the
mother who is expecting unexpectedly, and loves the unborn.

 

 

Communication Preferences Survey

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Help us improve our communication about the church and upcoming events by taking the short survey below.

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Child Dedication on May 11

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As announced this past Sunday, we are continuing our annual tradition of dedicating children on Mother’s Day.

If you would like to have your child dedicated, please fill out the form below.

Bolivia Ministry Trip Prayer Requests

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CDE Bolivia

This morning 24 individuals from three of our Midwest Sovereign Grace Churches, (Cross of Grace, Providence Community, and SGC Bloomington,) are departing to Bolivia to serve at the orphanage Casa De Esperanza (CDE). Located in Caranvai, Bolivia the team will travel 11 hours by air and 6 hours by bus to serve the 70 plus children who call CDE their home. Lord willing, we will serve with roofing, plumbing, and maintenance projects and also extend the love of Christ to the children and staff through God’s grace at work in us.

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Please pray for us over the next 11 days:

  • Pray for Christ like humility and unity to be the character of our team as we go not to be served, but to serve as Jesus served us (Mark 10:45).
  • Pray that our service would be a refreshing means of gospel grace to everyone we come in contact with.
  • Pray for evangelistic opportunities in our travels and time at the orphanage.
  • Pray for travel mercies and health and safety.
  • Pray for warm, dry weather in Bolivia so we can accomplish many of the outdoor projects.
  • Pray for families left behind who are without a mom or dad.

Internet connections are unreliable, but we will do our best to provide updates through this blog and the SGC Facebook page. You can also follow a blog from the Cross of Grace folks at www.sgcbolivia.wordpress.com