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Grace Times

Vol. XX/01

Grace Bible Church, C 930, Sector B Mahanagar, Lucknow, India

Sept 2016

From the pastor

Pulpit Calendar
September 2016
Check-in 15 minutes before service
Morning Services at 10 a.m. sharp
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Holy Communion Pastor Raja


Pastor Ashish H. Khan
Pastor Ashish H. Khan
Pastor Raja

Allipur Grace Bible Church at 9.30 a.m.


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Shyam Babu
Shyam Babu
Shaym Babu
Shyam Babu

Sunday School
Will be held during
worship services.
Thursdays at 6.30 p.m.
08 At the Sanctuary
22 The Philips Home
Thursdays at 6.30 p.m.
01 Dr. Susheelas home
15 The Antins Home
29 The Rajas Home
WOMENS PRAYER
at the Sanctuary
on Saturday, 24th at 5 p.m.

David didn't need to know Goliath's


strength because he already knew
God's
Unknown

Dear People,
Dr. Paul S.Rees wrote, To understand the will of
God is my problem, To undertake the will of God
is my privilege and to undercut the will of God is
my peril. This statement clearly brings out an
important lesson for each one of us that we
need to always be at the centre of Gods will.
We patiently wait for God to lead us in the way
that He has planned for us. Often the temptation is so high that we try to find our own way
without waiting for Him. Instead of letting Him
help us, we try to help ourselves. This is what
Rebecca and Jacob did, when they schemed and
got the blessing from Isaac. (Gen 27:5-29) Even
after knowing Gods will (Gen 25:23) without
waiting for God to fulfill His promise, they devised their own plan. The consequence of their
action was that they were separated and never
met again. When we do things without waiting
for God, we will have to face the consequences.
Always wait patiently for God to fulfill His plan in
our lives.
When Israelites travelled from Egypt to Canaan
they set out only when cloud lifted from above
the tabernacle, whether it is a month or a year;
hot and humid or cold they stayed there. Only
when the cloud lifted up, they knew it was Gods
will for them to move ahead. So, patiently wait
for God, even when you go through dark places.
The time of trouble is meant to teach us, the
lessons we extremely need. Its better to walk in
the dark with God than to walk in the light without Him.
Trust in the Lord and do not despair. Wait for
the Lord. Be strong and let your heart take courage. In this troubled and insecure world, the safest place is to be at the centre of His will and
plan. So, let not our current difficulties, disappointments and failures prevent us from doing
His will.
Pastor
Raja

Jan Aug 2015


General Offerings

Income

August 31

2016

August 2016

Jan - Aug 2016

Budget 2016

Projection

2,78,403

13,695

2,07,645

3,00,000

3,11,000

61,100

3,000

35,730

50,000

erratic

3,21,800

47,000

3,70,909

5,10,000

5,56,000

2nd Mile Pledges

70,100

9,400

80,200

1,42,000

1,20,000

Lent/Christmas offer.

14,100

4,430

30,000

erratic

Donations
Pledged Giving

Church Scooter sale


Designated collections
Sunday School

14,746

1,595

18,987

Grace Church in Village

12,500

1,000

7,000

Medical Aid Fund

69,200

GRAND TOTAL

8,41,949

erratic
40,000

erratic

10,80,000

9,87, 000

72,000
74,690

7,96,901

Vijay Verma is suffering from Dengue


fever.
Kanta Singh was unwell.
Pastor Raja, Jeba, Udayan Chakravarthy
and Evangeline Joe were down with viral
fever.
Ravi Modwells brother in laws surgery
went well.
John Joes sister had a surgery for breast
cancer.
Devanshis father is down with viral fever.
Ajay Prakashs father is still not keeping
well.
Arjun Philip got a new job.
Reena Lugans brother Amit visited the
family.
Jeba & Pastor Raja are travelling to South.
th

GBC celebrated its 19 Anniversary.

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Birthdays in September

Anshuman
Srishti Lugan
Arpita Prakash
Arman Lal
Evangeline Elsa John
Arpit Prakash
Madhu Verma
Shireen Revis

For Pastoral Care contact


Rev. J T Raja 995 639 9835
Rev. Ashish H. Khan 9648431177
gracebiblechurch.lucknowindia@gmail.com
www.gracebiblechurchlucknow.org