Connecting people to Christ, self and others

Grace Weekly for Sunday,
August 30th
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Give to Serve (G2S) Campaign
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
as good steward's of God's varied grace."
- 1 Ptr 4:10

Grace U, baby!
Our new Christian formation initiative, Grace University, begins this Sunday at 9:30 am. There is a class for every age group at Grace U.
        • Babies - nursery
        • Children - recess
          • Kids will play games, do arts & crafts, and have fun.
        • Youth - Family Life Group
          • Attend the Family Life Group class with parents.
        • Adults of Youth - Family Life Group
          • Families will attend together to explore what life will be like if we live together as a life group.
        • Adults of Children - Parenting Class
          • Parents will learn how to raise their children to grow in their relationship with Christ.
        • Adults in general - Adult Bible Study
          • Study the Book of Jeremiah to connect with Christ
The kick-off event for Grace U begins on the chapel porch at 9:30 for a brief overview, registration for the raffle, and directions.
Each class will meet for approximately 20 minutes to meet your classmates, receive a syllabus and a list of class supplies.
We will then return to the porch for coffee, breakfast and a drawing for

Beginning Sept 13, weekly updates will keep you in the G2S loop. Receive them in your e-mail inbox by subscribing at

David McDonald
David was born in Carlow, Ireland. He moved to San Antonio at the age of 7 in 1998 and graduated from Churchill HS in 2010. He has since attended UT Austin with a major in Economics and Business.
As a former camper, he spent 13 years with Camp Capers. This past summer he coached soccer with TBarM Camps.
He has joined Grace Church as an Intern through the diocesan college ministry program ELI Leadership Initiative. He will also serve on the team for Vital University Missions at UTSA. We are thrilled to have him lead our Youth Ministry to the next level! When you see him, please give him a warm welcome or click here to send him an email!

Join us as we kick-off Grace U!  
Grace U includes something for all ages. Nursery for babies. Recess for kids. Different classes for youth and adults.

Kick-off event includes: 
      • Breakfast
      • Opportunity to meet and greet teachers
      • Giveaways
      • Raffle for Crowder concert tickets
For more information contact Rebecca Harris.  
LifeGroups BLOCK3
Men's Morning LifeGroup
The Men of Grace are meeting every other Monday morning for prayer, fellowship, and a Bible study with discussion.  

"Iron sharpens iron;
so a man sharpens a friend's character."
-Proverbs 27:17 (ISV)
For more information or to receive updates via email or text message for the Grace Men's events, please contact Chris Mitchell. Click here to email Chris.
Wednesday, September 2, 7:00-8:30pm, @the George's home  
Women's LifeGroup 
Join the Women of Grace for the kick-off of a
ladies only weekly Bible study!    

For we are God's handiwork,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
-Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)        

at the George's home! (Click here for map) 
For more information  contact Jamie George.
Click here to email Jamie. 
Sunday, September 6, 7:00-8:30pm, @GraceLand
Youth Group 
Come welcome our new Youth Minister, David McDonald! Parents and Grace Students please join from 6:30-7pm  
to discuss the vision for our youth program.
Grace Students in grades 6-12 will then kick-off
"The Light" with an outdoor cook out from 7-8:30pm.
Bring a friend, or two or three! 
Contact David McDonald for more information.
 Click here to email David. 
Txt/Call (210) 787-6875. 
Sunday, September 20, 7:00-9:00pm, @the Cich's home
Young Adult LifeGroup 
Young Adults, ages 22-35, are meeting Sunday evenings for Bible Study and group discussion starting Sept. 20th.

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."

-Matthew 18:20 (ESV) 
at the Cich's home!   (Click here for map)
For more information contact Stefan Cich.
 Click here to email Stefan. 
Sunday, September 6, 10:30-11:45am, @TMI
Students of all ages (college, too), please bring your backpacks to worship on September 6th. Grace will take a moment to pray for parents, students and their schools asking for God's blessing for the 2015-16 school year.
For more information contact Lisa Dehart.
Join Grace Church in Group Me!

We have a new way to communicate with each other that takes advantage of social media and our smart phones:
Group Me.

Group Me is an amazing group text app that includes photos, events, links and more. When you join a group, you have instant contact with everyone else in that group. We will use it for Grace Church, Give 2 Serve and various "groups" at Grace (lifegroups, youth group, grace u, etc.).

Follow this link to join the Grace Church Group.
You can join as many, or as few, groups as you want.
Download the app - iOS, android, windows phone - in your app store. Then follow the directions to create an account.

Or you can sign up online by clicking here.
(click the Log In button to join)

Remember to turn off your SMS (text) notifications and whatever other notifications you don't want your phone to give you. (I have only the app badge icon active. I turned off the noise and vibration so it didn't drive me crazy.)

We can use this for event notifications, prayer requests, and group reminders. We can even share links to Grace Weekly and blog posts. Plus, this saves us the cost of creating our own Grace App! Free is good!
for August/September

See all future events online at Grace Calendar
  • 8/30 - Sunday Team Leaders Meeting
  • 9/27 - College Care Package Project

Using the hashtag #Called2Serve, everyone across the diocese is invited to share how they are responding to the call to serve others in their community via social media.

Diocesan Social Media:

Twitter - @DioceseWestTX  

Instagram - @DioceseWestTX

Grace Church Social Media:

Facebook - 

UPDATED Grace Church links


  • Grace Connections - This is our Grace Church blog. We post information, updates and (supposedly) interesting pieces from Fr. Jay.
  • Grace Prayer Requests - And if you would like our prayer team to pray for you, confidentially, you can fill out a prayer request form here.