SERMON MESSAGE 
SUNDAY,OCTOBER 31, 2021 
 
 
 
 
Police Appreciation Blessing Bags
On Saturday, October 9th the Outreach Ministry team and members from Grace filled bags with hand sanitizer, lip balm, and edible goodies to give to the Decatur Police and Macon County Sheriff departments to show our appreciation for their dedicated work of protecting the city and county.  We were joined by the Decatur Macon County Community Offering Police Support group to pray with available officers. We prayed for all officers and their families while we were there. 
 
If you are an city or county officer reading this, please know you are appreciated and prayed for regularly by the Grace UMC family. 
Thank you for your dedication to Decatur and Macon County. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcasting, who broadcasts our worship services each Sunday on Comcast 914 WBUID/6 WBUI, has been hijacked by Ransomware. Until the company resolves the issue the station will be showing past worship services. We regret the inconvenienced. If you are able, you may view our current worship service on our Youtube.com channel each Sunday after 12 pm CT by searching for Decatur Grace UMC Online. Due to technical issues we are no longer able to do FB live services. We are praying the TV issue is resolved quickly.
 
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation month. While we gave our appreciation to Pastors Sig and Beth in worship on October 3rd, it doesn’t hurt to give them more appreciation here.
 
Pastor Sig Bjorklund and Pastor Beth McLaughlin have been shepherding the members at Grace UMC for 9 years. They have discipled us as the Body of Christ and individually with love of Jesus since they arrived.
 
They preach the Word of God in Truth and Spirit according to Scripture. They do not shy away from difficult messages because they want everyone to be in a right relationship with God. They not only preach the Word of God, they live it daily in all they do. They love as Jesus loves each one of the members at Grace but also have a love for the community of Decatur. They show it by their prayers, their financial gifts to the community and their encouragement for our ministries to be involved in the community as well.
 
Grace United Methodist church is blessed to have faithful, dedicated followers of Jesus who have answered the calling of the Lord to lead the church and help develop the vision we have for the next 5 years at Grace to disciple more people to be more like Jesus.
 
Thank you Pastors Sig and Beth for your faithfulness to the Lord and to Grace UMC.