I'm very excited about the new curriculum resource our Christian Education Co-Directors, Tamera and Brock, in consultation with our Christian Education Committee, have selected for use with our children and youth. And I’m ALSO excited that the lesson plans get things started with a four-week series entitled “Blast Off”.
This introductory series to the curriculum helps familiarize the students with four spiritual habits which will help them grow in their relationship with God…for the rest of their lives! Those spiritual
habits run throughout the topics and lessons the students will be experiencing each week even after their “Blast Off”.
As soon as I became aware of the curriculum and, in particular the four spiritual habits at the center
of it all, I knew I wanted to share these habits with the entire family of faith at Grace! So…we’re
“blasting off” our worship experiences this fall (beginning September 11/12) with a series which will remind ALL of us of these essentials of our relationships with God. (The order of the topics, listed below, may change)
I look forward to worshipping God with all of you this fall…whether in-person, on-line or on the radio.
Sept. 4/5 “Step Right This Way” Hebrews 10:11-14;19-25
Sept. 11/12 “Blast Off #1…Spending Time With God” Luke 5:16
Sept. 18/19 “Blast Off #2…Spending Time With Others” Hebrews 10:24-25
Sept. 25/26 “Blast Off #3…Using Our Gifts” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Oct. 2/3 “Blast Off #4…Sharing Our Stories” Luke 5:1-20
We MAY be sharing worship with the Morningside University community in Eppley Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3. More details to follow)
PASTOR JIM SHIRBROUN
Jim is the spouse of one (Beverly), the parent of three (Mark, Greg and David), the parent-in-law of one (Jenny) and Grandpa of two (Elliot & Callen...Mark and Jenny sons).
Jim received his Bachelor’s degree (in Animal Science and Ag. Journalism) from Iowa State in 1980 and graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1985 with a Masters of Divinity degree.
He has served the following United Methodist congregations: Immanuel (Des Moines), First (Ankeny), St. Paul's (Cedar Rapids) and Collegiate/Wesley (Ames).
Jim loves to cook (beyond the thousands of omelets he's prepared for students in the last 20 years). He has been collecting and researching antique horse bridle bits since he was a teenager and has one in his collection which is 3,000 years old. Jim claims his hobby is semi-biblical, citing James 1:26 and 3:3.
Ways to Connect
10:00AM In-person Worship
Listen to our Worship on KSCJ 1360AM or 94.9FM
11:30AM: Konversations via ZOOM