Don’t miss this Sunday at Graystone Church!

This Sunday at Graystone may be our best WORSHIP SERVICE ev-ver.  You may have heard me say that before, but I really do think it will be.  I cannot tell you too much about the service, or Heath will kill me.  He loves to create the “element of surprise”.  So, there may or may not be several surprises.  Jennifer, on the other hand, always wants my sermons to be FUNNY.  Everybody seems to enjoy different things about the service or Graystone Church in general.  Which I am glad that people, lots of people, do love things about Graystone.  BTW, we are starting a new series on October 17 (Graystone’s 6th Birthday…we are planning a big party) called I Love My Church.

What do you love about Graystone Church?

It will be a great series to celebrate all that GOD has done.  On October 17, I will be sharing “6 Things I Love about Graystone Church” (6 things because it is our 6th birthday).  I will probably read several of your answers/comments as well…if I get any.  We will also be rolling out a brand new Graystone T-shirt.  Now, we have printed up dozens of T-shirts in the past, but I think this will be the best one YET.  Seriously.  We turned the T-shirt selection over to the people who complain the most about our T-shirts and asked them to pick out a good fitting, quality T-shirt.  And they did.  Now, this does not open the door for EVERYONE to start complaining about stuff, but we do accept good, honest feedback.

Oh, where was I?  This is turning into a Seinfeld post about nothing.  Not really, I am communicating A LOT in my nothing and probably more than Heath would want me to.  Oh, this Sunday.  I can’t tell you much, but it will be an incredible service.  It is the FINALE to the Shattered Dreams series.  BTW, I really enjoyed Jim’s message last week.  It’s amazing how he always works history and missions into his messages.

Back to the point of this post…if you like music, then this is the service for you.  We are assembling an extremely talented group of musicians and vocalists.  I would say there will be more band members on stage than EV-VER, except for the Children’s Christmas Program, which is December 19, 2010.  And I will let you know that Brunson Jamal Quattlebaum is making his singing debut (sorry Heath), and he will not be singing a song from the Gaither Vocal Band.  Also, a couple of our favorite band members from Echoing Angels will be rocking the house (sorry Heath).  And I’m pretty sure Kyle From “Kyle and the Band”, Ryan Brooks, Candace, Jordan, and…(Heath is going to kill me).  On a related topic, I will not be playing the rain stick.  Although, it is my #1 musical instrument.

Also, get to Graystone early, because I’m pretty sure the auditorium doors are closing when the countdown to the service hits 0:00 at 9:15 and 11:00.  You do NOT want to be watching the opening song on the flats screens above the coffee bar or in the cry room.  And as always (a Steve Sexton phrase), this is a great service to invite your friends and family.

Expecting God to do GREAT THINGS on Sunday!


Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

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  1. OK – I’ll start off:

    – I love the music
    – I love how you can feel ‘at home’ no matter how dressed up or casual you are dressed
    – I love how God manages to speak through our pastors and special guest speakers to reach His church at their hearts! EVERY SINGLE WEEK!!!!
    – I love the people! Smiles and conversation every corner you turn – very comforting!
    – I love all the volunteers!!!!!! Let me say that again: I LOVE ALL THE VOLUNTEERS!!!!!! From the parking team that directs our parking, says the first “hello’s and good mornings”, smiles and guides us to the door. To the Greeters who are so pleasant and when you have your hands full with kids, purses, bibles, and diaper bags, have the door open so you don’t have to drop anything on your way in. To those at the coffee bar – helping me wake up!! And our awesome volunteers in the children’s ministry that make Sunday mornings such a breeze for families and so much fun for the kids. And all the volunteers behind the scenes with admin work that help make our church run smoothly.

    I’m sure I could go on and on.


  2. For some reason this post cracked me up.. -I could not keep from my mind the idea of Jonathan on asteroidal-coffee.

    Anyway, these are some of the reasons I love Graystone:
    – The Gospel is preached every single week; no watering down.
    – Life applicable messages
    – GREAT worship (music that is)
    – Anyone can tell this church as an organization is NOT about Jonathan or an particular person or organization; it’s about reaching out the community and doing whatever it takes to accomplish so.
    – People -and specially leaders, are real, normal, humble people that though seeking to please God, don’t come across as holy-untouchable spiritual icons.


  3. 6 things I love about Graystone:

    1. If you stay long enough you do not need any more t-shirts.
    2. The missions mind of leadership.
    3. My kids go there.
    4. We have 18 acres of land.
    5. This is our church.
    6. God is moving in our church and community, and we get to be a part of it. (This is more important than #1)

  4. A couple of things I love about Graystone:

    *There is an air of humility among the leadership. No one is super impressed with themselves, they are just being obedient to what God has called them to do.

    *Our 5-yr old boy smiles so big on Sat. nights when we tell him we are going to church in the a.m. He doesn’t say anything, just grins and grins!

    *We see ourselves raising our kids here…this makes me smile.

  5. Love the fact that we have multiple people now participating in the music portion of worship and we hear different speakers (have enjoyed each one) and we utilize different venues to compliment the message and music-such as videos, props etc. Love the mission minded aspect of reaching not only across the aisle to fellow worshipers in the service, but also the community and world. And that a lot of time and effort is put into ministry to, for, and through our youth.

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