August 16th, 2020

Welcome Back to Community of Grace!

We exist to WIN, DEVELOP, & DEPLOY equipped followers of Christ to go out and do the same.

Please click here to submit prayer requests, praises, newcomer information, or update your contact information.

Reminder that Pastor Joel is on sabbatical until September 1, 2020. If you need anything, reach out to Pastor Chris or the church office.

COG’s current COVID-19 Update
SERMON NOTES

Does prayer make a difference?

How do we reconcile the changeless God described in Scripture with the responsive God also described in the Bible?


NT indicates that our prayers do make a difference:
Matthew 7:7—ask and it will be given
James 4:3—you do not have, because you do not ask God.
James 5:15—the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well
James 5:16—the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective
1 Peter 3:12—the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer

Prayer is asking a timeless God to intervene more directly in our time-bound life on earth. But prayer is also a way of entering into the rhythms of eternity and aligning myself with God’s view from above—a way of harmonizing my own desires with God’s.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

1.    Submit ourselves to God
2.    Accept God’s good, pleasing, perfect will

Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Mt 6:6 (NIV)


Why pray? Apparently God likes to be asked. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6-7 (NIV)


My Prayer of Commitment

Today, Lord, I yield myself to you.
          May Your will be my delight today.
          May Your way have perfect sway in me.
          May Your love be the pattern of my life.


What’s Happening
- The women’s ministry is continuing to plan monthly events. If you would like updates on upcoming events, email Judy Cale.

-SOGCOG! Students of Grace is back to in-person gatherings Wednesday evenings on the church lawn from 7-8 pm. Bring your own lawn chair. SOGCOG is also meeting on Sundays during the month of August at 7 pm at Sonic on the corner of Tower and Hampden (18501 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80013) for good eats and fellowship. Youth who bring a friend will get a $5 gift card from Pastor J! If you have questions, email Pastor J.

-Although the children’s ministry is not yet meeting in person, our children’s director would love to add you to the email list to receive weekly Sunday school materials. To be added to the mail-out and be kept up to date on the children’s ministry, please email our children’s director, Nancy.

-If you are not in a LifeGroup and are interested in getting more information, you can email our LifeGroup leaders directly (contact information below) or reach out to Pastor Chris.

-Long Scraggy Camp Out: Every year, a group of COG families and friends go to Long Scraggy Ranch for a Labor Day weekend camp out. As of now, the camping trip is still on! The dates for this year will be September 4th - 7th. More details will be coming as we get closer to the event. If you are interest in going or have questions, you can reach out to William and Amy Fabrizio or call them at 720.469.9927.

- Sunday Prayer Time: The COG prayer team is gathering outside, weather permitting, at COG each Sunday at 9:15 am - 9:45 am to pray before worship service. You can email Kathleen Chandler if you have any questions.
Giving 2020
Last Week: $13,402.00
Budget: $10,121.44
Year To Date Giving: $305,980.37
Year To Date Budget: $323,886.08

You can give securely online: Online Giving
RightNow Media
Just a friendly reminder that our congregation has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media. It’s like the "Netflix" of video Bible studies and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or at home on your TV.

Text "RightNow COGCO" to 41411 to sign up for your free account.
Staff
Joel Bundick – Senior Pastor

Chris Hart – Associate Pastor

Nancy Carroll - Children’s Director nancy@communityofgrace.com

J Lloyd – Student Pastor

David Finton – Worship Pastor david@communityofgrace.com

Rhonda Mott – Finance Administrator office@communityofgrace.com

John Carroll – Media Director john@communityofgrace.com

Anita Hammond – Admin Assistant anita@communityofgrace.com
Elders

Steve Veteto:        303-517-9833
Bob Cale:             303-378-1903
Kyle Kane:           719-338-3378
Andrew Reeves:   720-355-6385
Roger Chandler:   719-964-9088
Joel Bundick:       720-231-1838
Tom Wager:        605-769-0255
Tom King:            303-506-5551
Kevin Fisher:       316-218-2583
Jerry Glass:          720-490-5909
Bob Cale: Sunday, 8:30 am
303-378-1904

William Fabrizio: Sunday, 5:00 pm
720-469-9927

Matt Comar: Monday, 6:30 pm
509-264-9947

Joel Bundick: Tuesday, 7 pm
720-231-1838

Steve Veteto: Tuesday, 7:00 pm
303-517-9833

Jim Bryan: Tuesday, 6:00 pm
303-356-8608

Tom King: Tuesday, 6:30 pm
303-506-5551

Roger Chandler: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
303-766-9058

Chris Hart: Thursday, 7:00 pm
720-271-1521

John Tejada: Friday, 7:00 pm
303-885-5394
4343 S. Flanders St.
Centennial, CO 80015
303-766-3410