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Tune in on Friday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. as your neighbors share their talents in support of Herndon Cares! This one hour premiere event features artists including NextStop Theatre professionals, educators, students, and more. You’ll enjoy inspirational, fun, and creative performances, and you’ll learn more about Herndon Cares and its important mission to deliver compassion and build business one meal at a time. Streaming begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Herndon Cares YouTube page, which can be found on the website, [https://herndoncares.org/](http://herndoncares.org/), or at this link: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwEk2jBNJ1E](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwEk2jBNJ1E). You won’t want to miss it!
Such a good encouragement, challenge, and conversation with Justin Whitmel Earley today. Be sure to catch the replay!
Grace Hill Church is having dinner together - and supporting our DR mission trip in March! Please go to Flippin' Pizza in Reston for dinner next Wed, Feb 5, from 4-9pm, and tell them you're there for the Grace Hill Church fundraiser. They'll donate 30% of your meal to us!
Please RSVP if you might be able to attend, and feel free to share with others! Thank you!
What Do You Do When In Difficult Circumstances?

Following some weeks looking at who Jesus Christ really is, let me now turn to a New Testament letter – to Ephesians Chapter 1 verse 1.

A pearl is made when a little piece of grit gets into the shell of an oyster - and it begins to irritate and rub against the soft flesh inside. So the oyster protects itself by secreting a hard substance - and a pearl grows. A pearl is produced. What an amazing argument to support Creation!

In that sense this is a pearl of a letter - and as part of the Word of God it is so precious, as well as being practical.

Ephesians is a letter written to a church which found itself in irritating circumstances.

Paul is in prison - chained - miles away - shut up - restricted - limited - away from his loved ones. Paul is an open air man who is presently enclosed in prison.
And yet - some have thought this is his finest letter - although it is dangerous to consider and place one part of Scripture above any other.

Paul was in difficult circumstances as were these disciples of Jesus in Ephesus.

Ephesus was a place where the worship of idols was prevalent - and strong - and yet he never protested against the worship of the goddess Diana.
We may need to look further at this later. What Paul did do was rob Diana of her customers.

I remember visiting the ruins of the temple of the pagan goddess Diana - it could seat some 24,000 people. That was how strong idolatry was in Ephesus - and yet, a church was born with 12 men, baptised in water, and in the Holy Spirit - speaking in tongues and prophesying – Acts Chapter 19.

This letter deals with God's Plan - God's Purposes - and God's Power - and God's Protection.
God has a plan - and He has the power to put that plan into operation.

When we come to the Bible and feed upon the Word of God, we need a balanced diet – Genesis and the prophets and the Gospels and the letters.
We need all these various ways through which God speaks to us.

Paul had poured himself into this Church in Ephesus – and yet many think this was a circular letter which was travelling to various churches at that time. Early manuscripts do not have ‘in Ephesus’ – and there are no personal greetings.

Chapters 1 - 3 are concerned with that salvation which God works in – the blessings and riches of faith.

Chapters 4 to 6 are concerned with that salvation which you work out.

At the end of Chapter 3 Paul writes – Amen – as if to say, well that is that bit over – now I have more to say. It has all to be lived out. God has set you apart for Himself – that is what saint means.

Chapters 1 to 3 deal with belief and experience - and worship and witness and adoration - what we are saved by - and how we are being saved.

Chapters 4 - 6 deal with behaviour - our example to others - our walk and warfare - in other words what we are saved and rescued for!

And there is the application too - where Paul is virtually saying - Have I made my point clear?

What is the real message of this book? Do we learn about God – and about Jesus Christ – about the Holy Spirit – and about ourselves?

What does God want to teach us from these pages?

We are reading of - our relationship with God - our salvation in Christ - and the beauty and wonder and majesty of the Power of God.

Take time, and make time, to read these opening verses – and then read on.

“Lord our God, help us to receive the spiritual riches in this letter and to understand the profound and practical teaching which the apostle imparts to disciples of Jesus. Holy Spirit, illumine our minds and our hearts – we pray in Jesus Name. Amen”

(This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and livesasif.org in the 'Archives' - every prayerful blessing, in Christ Jesus.)

Starting on September 5, 2021, we will be gathering every Sunday at 10:00am at Herndon Middle School. You may also view the worship service via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

We will be gathering indoors. All are welcome to join us as we meet together, worship in song, and hear Christ-centered preaching. Whether you believe in Jesus or still are not sure what you believe, you are invited to come and be a part of our community.

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 11/02/2021

"When you combine hight knowledge of the word of God with little knowledge of yourself, you are left with a faith that is abstract, inapplicable, and not very transformative." Known, Ch. 4

"When you combine hight knowledge of the word of God with little knowledge of yourself, you are left with a faith that is abstract, inapplicable, and not very transformative." Known, Ch. 4

Timeline Photos 11/02/2021

In one week, we will be hosting our Young Lives "Tastes of Italy" dinner. Sign up today to deliver a dish or to be a server for the evening - click here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dada72da4fe3-young

In one week, we will be hosting our Young Lives "Tastes of Italy" dinner. Sign up today to deliver a dish or to be a server for the evening - click here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dada72da4fe3-young

11/01/2021

On Sunday, Pastor Nick taught the next portion of Romans about how suffering now is producing fruit in our lives for the days to come. Hear the full message at gracehillchurch.com/sermon-audio and visit us in person Sundays at 10AM at Herndon Middle School.

Timeline Photos 10/28/2021

Due to the weather, we have decided to move Trunk or Treat to Sunday, Oct 31st, at 12pm! (if you've signed up to decorate a trunk, please begin decorating by 11:30am so you are finished by 12pm) Don't forget to share our facebook event with your friends and families and if you've already invited people to join, please let them know the date/time change 🎃See you there!

Due to the weather, we have decided to move Trunk or Treat to Sunday, Oct 31st, at 12pm! (if you've signed up to decorate a trunk, please begin decorating by 11:30am so you are finished by 12pm) Don't forget to share our facebook event with your friends and families and if you've already invited people to join, please let them know the date/time change 🎃See you there!

Timeline Photos 10/28/2021

On November 11th, we are blessing our Young Lives moms with a special "Tastes of Italy" dinner! Learn more and sign up to deliver a dish or serve for the evening by visiting the link here - http://ow.ly/t6lp50GxHV9

On November 11th, we are blessing our Young Lives moms with a special "Tastes of Italy" dinner! Learn more and sign up to deliver a dish or serve for the evening by visiting the link here - http://ow.ly/t6lp50GxHV9

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 27, 2021 10/27/2021

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 27, 2021

Three big things in this week's news - we need tents or canopies for Trunk or Treat this weekend - can we borrow yours?! And a YoungLives dinner plus our annual Leaf Raking outreach! Check out the details here ....

https://mailchi.mp/5df0fd8b28b4/grace-hill-church-newsletter-5029318

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 27, 2021 Every single week, we are studying Romans together. Every week we will post a discussion guide, and short video to help get you started. Our desire is that we would be continually reading and studying the Bible together as a church. We encourage you to get a few people from your Community Group, yo...

Timeline Photos 10/27/2021

GHC, we are just a few days away from our Trunk or Treat outreach and we are anticipating this will be a damp event. You guys have stepped up in an incredible way to make this a success already - but we have just one more ask.

**We are looking for canopies or tents to give our guests a dry place to trick or treat from the trunks.**

If you are participating in the outreach OR simply own a canopy or tent that we could borrow for the evening please bring it with you or reach out to [email protected] to drop it off at the school or the offices. Please pray with us that God would give us a dry window and that even in the rain, we would be able to build important bridges into our community to share God's love! Thanks for being awesome, Grace Hill!! Can't wait for Friday 🎃

GHC, we are just a few days away from our Trunk or Treat outreach and we are anticipating this will be a damp event. You guys have stepped up in an incredible way to make this a success already - but we have just one more ask.

**We are looking for canopies or tents to give our guests a dry place to trick or treat from the trunks.**

If you are participating in the outreach OR simply own a canopy or tent that we could borrow for the evening please bring it with you or reach out to [email protected] to drop it off at the school or the offices. Please pray with us that God would give us a dry window and that even in the rain, we would be able to build important bridges into our community to share God's love! Thanks for being awesome, Grace Hill!! Can't wait for Friday 🎃

Timeline Photos 10/25/2021

Faith is not an isolated, individualistic act. Faith is practiced in community and encouraged by community. (chapter three, "KNOWN")

Faith is not an isolated, individualistic act. Faith is practiced in community and encouraged by community. (chapter three, "KNOWN")

10/21/2021

"None of us are perfect in these things. Perfection actually really isn't even the goal. God will achieve that in us." Hear the full message at gracehillchurch.com/sermon-audio and be sure to visit us in person, Sundays at 10AM, at Herndon Middle School.

10/20/2021

QOTW : Ep 18 - What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Pastors Nick, Allan, and Evan discuss what it looks like to follow Jesus and whether or not it can be done in isolation from the community of other believers.

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 20th, 2021 10/20/2021

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 20th, 2021

We are so close to getting 30 trunks for Trick or Treat - sign up today to help us reach our 30 trunks goal! Or simply come an enjoy the night of trick or treating and food trucks! And don't forget - we have a special Facebook group so you can invite ALL your friends. All this and more in this week's newsletter - it's LIVE!

https://mailchi.mp/e7c38f7f04c7/grace-hill-church-newsletter-5027854

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 20th, 2021 Every single week, we are studying Romans together. Every week we will post a discussion guide, and short video to help get you started. Our desire is that we would be continually reading and studying the Bible together as a church. We encourage you to get a few people from your Community Group, yo...

Timeline Photos 10/20/2021

There's still time to register to decorate a trunk and pass out candy for our Trunk or Treat Outreach! Visit the link here - https://gracehill.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1033215 - to register and for more info on when to arrive if you plan to decorate. Otherwise we will see you at 5:30 when the festivities begin!
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Please like, share, and invite your friends through our special facebook event here - https://fb.me/e/1btfq1fBE

There's still time to register to decorate a trunk and pass out candy for our Trunk or Treat Outreach! Visit the link here - https://gracehill.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1033215 - to register and for more info on when to arrive if you plan to decorate. Otherwise we will see you at 5:30 when the festivities begin!
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Please like, share, and invite your friends through our special facebook event here - https://fb.me/e/1btfq1fBE

Timeline Photos 10/18/2021

Have you ever wondered what Jesus imagined that the church throughout all of time should be characterized by? What was His vision for the body of Christ? It can be summarized in two words - Relational Unity - as modeled in the unity seen between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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Our community groups are diving into chapter three this week. If you haven't gotten your hard copy of the book you can always download a digital version by following the link in our profile or visiting http://ow.ly/LLB150GqMyC

Have you ever wondered what Jesus imagined that the church throughout all of time should be characterized by? What was His vision for the body of Christ? It can be summarized in two words - Relational Unity - as modeled in the unity seen between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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Our community groups are diving into chapter three this week. If you haven't gotten your hard copy of the book you can always download a digital version by following the link in our profile or visiting http://ow.ly/LLB150GqMyC

Timeline Photos 10/15/2021

Food distro is tomorrow at 9AM! See you at Herndon Middle School.

Food distro is tomorrow at 9AM! See you at Herndon Middle School.

Timeline Photos 10/15/2021

How do we address our ever changing culture that often contradicts God's word? How do we disciple our families through these events? How do we lovingly and graciously engage our neighbors on divisive topics? Our 7 week class on being in the world but of God's kingdom begins Monday the 18th, in-person at the church offices and also as a hybrid, and will be taught by a mix of our elders/leaders in the church. This class will put us in the scriptures while interacting with scientific data written by medical professionals on topics such as addictions, gender, beginning/end of life and sexuality.
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It's not too late to register here - https://gracehill.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1015641

How do we address our ever changing culture that often contradicts God's word? How do we disciple our families through these events? How do we lovingly and graciously engage our neighbors on divisive topics? Our 7 week class on being in the world but of God's kingdom begins Monday the 18th, in-person at the church offices and also as a hybrid, and will be taught by a mix of our elders/leaders in the church. This class will put us in the scriptures while interacting with scientific data written by medical professionals on topics such as addictions, gender, beginning/end of life and sexuality.
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It's not too late to register here - https://gracehill.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1015641

Timeline Photos 10/13/2021

On Sunday we take a very special vote on our new Elder Candidate at the Member's Meeting Family Meal and we need you there! We will have a special potluck style meal together before discussing church matters and voting so be sure to sign up here - https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/MBPY7579.

On Sunday we take a very special vote on our new Elder Candidate at the Member's Meeting Family Meal and we need you there! We will have a special potluck style meal together before discussing church matters and voting so be sure to sign up here - https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/MBPY7579.

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 13th, 2021 10/13/2021

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 13th, 2021

We have a very important Member Meeting / family potluck this Sunday, info on how YOU can make Trunk Or Treat a special community outreach, and more in this week's newsletter! Check it out.

https://mailchi.mp/6bfecfb3f24c/grace-hill-church-newsletter-5025042

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 13th, 2021 Our next member meeting will be on Sunday, October 17, at 5:30pm at Cedar Run Community Church (13560 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171). This is an important meeting to attend as we will be voting on our elder candidate, Steve Matson, and we want your voice to count!  We plan on this being a potluck ...

10/13/2021

How often do we believe that our own willpower is enough to change our heart? How often to we believe that we have what it takes within us to orient ourselves toward God? This is not what Christianity is about. Only God can do the work of changing the affections of our heart.

Timeline Photos 10/12/2021

Join us on October 29th for our second Trunk-Or-Treat for candy, pizza, kettle corn, milkshakes and more! We want to invite our neighbors to join us so to make this extra special, we are looking for 30 trunks, decorated, and full of candy to pass out. If you are able to host a trunk and hand out candy, please register at the link below where you will find all the necessary information on how to be involved. Can't wait to see you there! http://ow.ly/8FAv50GqdUr

Join us on October 29th for our second Trunk-Or-Treat for candy, pizza, kettle corn, milkshakes and more! We want to invite our neighbors to join us so to make this extra special, we are looking for 30 trunks, decorated, and full of candy to pass out. If you are able to host a trunk and hand out candy, please register at the link below where you will find all the necessary information on how to be involved. Can't wait to see you there! http://ow.ly/8FAv50GqdUr

Timeline Photos 10/12/2021

This Saturday, October 16th, we are back at Herndon Middle school investing in our community by helping distribute food and other items to the needy alongside Herndon Bible Church and MBC. See you there at 9am!

This Saturday, October 16th, we are back at Herndon Middle school investing in our community by helping distribute food and other items to the needy alongside Herndon Bible Church and MBC. See you there at 9am!

Timeline Photos 10/11/2021

It is likely that many of us have asked these questions internally. In chapter two of "Known," we dive into three stories of people who struggle with these often common thoughts, yet do not believe that the church is a safe place to voice them aloud. Download the digital copy by visiting the here -http://gracehillchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/KNOWN-EBOOK.pdf

It is likely that many of us have asked these questions internally. In chapter two of "Known," we dive into three stories of people who struggle with these often common thoughts, yet do not believe that the church is a safe place to voice them aloud. Download the digital copy by visiting the here -http://gracehillchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/KNOWN-EBOOK.pdf

Trunk-or-Treat! - Grace Hill Church 10/07/2021

Trunk-or-Treat! - Grace Hill Church

We had an issue yesterday with our registration link not working. Here is the working link to register to participate in our second Trunk-Or-Treat!
https://gracehill.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1033215

Trunk-or-Treat! - Grace Hill Church Join us for our second Grace Hill Church Trunk-or-Treat! This year not only will this be fun for our local church body, but we also hope this will be a perfect opportunity to include our neighbors in the celebration! So grab a neighbor or friend and make plans to join us on October 29th at Herndon M...

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 6th, 2021 10/06/2021

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 6th, 2021

We have two families in need of meal-trains, a very important member meeting potluck coming up, our second Trunk or Treat event, and more! Find all the details here ...
https://mailchi.mp/e46e99a868f5/grace-hill-church-newsletter-5022082

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, October 6th, 2021 Our next member meeting will be on Sunday, October 17, at 5:30pm at Cedar Run Community Church (13560 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171). This is an important meeting to attend as we will be voting on our elder candidate, Steve Matson, and we want your voice to count!  We plan on this being a potluck ...

10/06/2021

QOTW: Ep 18 - What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Pastors Allan McCullough, Nick Jones, and Evan Snyder discuss what it truly means to follow Jesus.

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

We are on Chapter Two of our "KNOWN" book study this week. What has struck you in the first two chapters? It's not too late to get a book and get into a community group! Sign up today by visiting our website.

We are on Chapter Two of our "KNOWN" book study this week. What has struck you in the first two chapters? It's not too late to get a book and get into a community group! Sign up today by visiting our website.

Photos from Grace Hill Church's post 10/01/2021

What is community and why are we called to it? The writer of Hebrews encourages us in what Godly community means and looks like. Hear the message by visiting the link in our profile or going to gracehillchurch.com/sermon-audio.

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, September 29th, 2021 09/29/2021

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, September 29th, 2021

A lot to read in this weeks newsletter including opportunities for you to mentor a student at Herndon Middle as well as our *FREE* connect lunch this coming Sunday! Who are you bringing?! Read about it here.

https://mailchi.mp/3fc9d8c8a821/grace-hill-church-newsletter-5020062

Grace Hill Church Newsletter, September 29th, 2021 Last Sunday, September 26, we will begin studying the book of Romans together! Every single week, we will post on our website the reading for that particular week, a discussion guide, and a short video to help get you started. Our desire is that we would be continually reading and studying the Bible...

Timeline Photos 09/29/2021

"I believe the Lord is doing a pruning work that will require painful humility and self-awareness, but will also lead to even greater flourishing." It is Week Two of our "KNOWN" book study in community groups. Download your copy or pick one up from Church!

"I believe the Lord is doing a pruning work that will require painful humility and self-awareness, but will also lead to even greater flourishing." It is Week Two of our "KNOWN" book study in community groups. Download your copy or pick one up from Church!

Photos from Grace Hill Church's post 09/28/2021

We are excited to be offering a hybrid class on approaching culture with a Christian world view. This class is taught by our elders and pastors and begins October 18th. Register today by visiting the link in our bio or by clicking here - http://ow.ly/Fzvw50GfbJQ

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QOTW: Ep 16 - Why Do Churches Adopt Vision Statements?
Prayer for our world
QOTW: Ep 15 | What Happens To People Who Never Hear the Gospel?

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901 Locust Street
Herndon, VA
20170

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