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ministry staff
brad hoefs

michael barnes
director of youth & children's ministries

donna hoefs
worship leader

susan hager
executive assistant and director of special projects
calendar of events
this week

sunday, july 21

Adult Bible Study, Children & Youth Ministry - 8:45 a.m.
Worship Service - 10 a.m.

monday, july 22
Intercessory prayer and praise -
6 p.m.

tuesday, july 23
Fresh Hope - 7 p.m.

wednesday, july 24
The Ultimate Journey - 6:30 p.m.

saturday, july 27
Robin Mark Concert - 7 p.m. at King of Kings Church
looking ahead

sunday, july 28
NO Adult Bible Study, Children & Youth Bible Study
Robin Mark performing at Community of Grace - 10 a.m.

monday, july 29
Intercessory prayer and praise -
6 p.m.

tuesday, july 30
Fresh Hope - 7 p.m.

wednesday, july 31 
The Ultimate Journey - 6:30 p.m.
volunteers' schedule

July 21
- Denise James and Phyllis Butkus
July 28 - Bev Jones and Helen Reynolds
August 4 - Muriel Jacobson and Brian & Marcia Davis

We will not be having Hospitality Service every week at church.  We will only have Hospitality Service on the first Sunday of each month and on special holidays.

Our next Hospitality service will take place on Sunday, 
August 4th.

July 21 - Steve and Laurie Harper, Janice Hinkeldey
August 4 - Terry Penke and Allen Hager
August 18 - Gary Kumke, Tony Stella, Ben Koley

july 19 -  july 25, 2013

In the News....
Interview with Robin Mark
Interview with Robin Mark
robin mark concert

You will not want to miss the Robin Mark concert coming here to Omaha next week on July 27th.  Community of Grace is hosting Robin, and the concert will take place at King of Kings church at 
7 p.m.  Tickets are now available by going to the website,  Tickets are $15 if you purchase them now, $20 at the door.  Children 12 and under are free.

Tickets are now also available for purchase at Parables and Divine Truth bookstores.

Then!  On Sunday, July 28th, Robin Mark will be here at Community of Grace leading our Worship.  We are blessed to be able to experience this together.
volunteers still needed

We are still in need of some more volunteers to help the day of the Robin Mark concert. 

If you are willing to help, you do get to attend the concert for free. Please let Susan know if you would like to volunteer.  You can email her here or call the church office at 402-763-9255.
freezer needed

Community of Grace is in need of a new upright freezer for the kitchen next to the Fellowship Hall.  Our current freezer door will not stay closed.

Please let us know if you have a freezer you would like to donate.  You can email Susan here or call the church office at 402-763-9255.
prayer ministry training seminar

There will be a Theophostic Prayer ministry basic training seminar August 9-10, August 16-17, and August 23-24 hosted by Christ Community Church.  

The basic principles of Theophostic Prayer Ministry will be presented through DVD by Dr. Ed Smith, founder of Theophostic Prayer Ministries.  The cost is $50/individual or $75/couple.

Brochures with more information will be located outside the sanctuary by the church bulletins on Sunday OR you can call the church office to have one mailed to you.  You can also contact Sue Beed from Christ Community Church at 402-938-1570 or  Registration deadline is 
August 4, 2013.
new website!

Our new website is now live! You can check it out at the same web address,

The site is more modern, more fresh, and has more information.  But some of the cool, new features we would like you to check out initially are 1) the "prayer" wall, 2) the "sharing" wall, and 3) the "invite a friend" wall.  Please check it out and sign up to participate.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

Pastor Brad is inviting you to become part of a "prophetic, listening and seeking prayer warrior-group."

Sha'al (pronounced: Shaw-al'), is an Old Testament Hebrew word, which primarily means and relates to asking God for specific guidance.  Thus, the goal of the Sha'al group will be to specifically seek out the Lord's guidance for our ministry together here at Community of Grace.

Everyone is invited to join this group.  Sha'al will meet after the worship service once a month -- on the second Sunday of each month.  The next meeting will be on Sunday, August 11th.  There is no need to "sign up" anywhere, just plan on staying after worship on
August 11th and check it out.
COPE backpack drive

COPE members churches are collecting school supplies again this year for the local families in the Valley and Waterloo area.

Each church is being asked for donations of specific items.  All donations need to be dropped off at the church by Sunday noon, July 28th.  A box marked "COPE" will be under the bulletin board in the Narthex to collect the items.

Community of Grace is being asked to provide the following:
  • 4 backpacks
  • 20-crayon packs (24 count)
  • 40 - loose leaf paper, college ruled, 80+count
  • 60 red pens
  • 25 rulers with metric/standard sides
  • 20 Fiskar scissors - children's rounded

Thank you for putting smiles on the faces of these western Douglas school students! 

adult bible study

Pastor Brad is leading an adult Bible study every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us!
community of women

Please note that Community of Women will be taking the summer off.  Beginning in July there will not be a Community of Women meeting each Thursday.  They will not meet again until after Labor Day.

If you would like to join the group or have any questions, please contact Susan Hall

Also, please check out and "like" us on Facebook.  Lots of great information and fun!  Here is the link.

living proof live

Beth Moore is coming to South Dakota!  Community of Women would like to explore if a group would like to travel together to attend this event.  According to the website, "For the past 15 years, women across the world have been joining together for Living Proof Live with Beth Moore-an event designed to teach women to love and live on God's Word. Beth's message for each event is based on the Scripture that the Lord lays on her heart-no two messages are the same."
Please read more about it here.

If you would like to travel with this group to this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Hall.
a few good men

The men's group is taking the summer off from their monthly meeting, but they will be meeting for one or two social gatherings this summer.  Stay tuned for details!

We've had a great turnout of men who wish to strengthen their walk with the Lord.  If you have questions, please speak with Terry Oberembt or email him at

NuGen Youth Info & News
6th grade - 12th grade
nugen youth

The youth meet every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Youth Room.  Michael, the youth pastor, leads a short Bible Study and then there is time for games and getting to know each other. 

Now, every Monday evening, Michael will be leading a Bible study at his place at 7 p.m. for all guys in High School.  This Bible Study will be every Monday evening EXCEPT on Men's Group nights. On those nights the High School guys will join the Men's Group fellowship.

youth hour

All Junior High and Senior High youth are invited to join together at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Youth Room.  Each week we discuss various topics from the Bible.

youth updates

Please stop by our Facebook page and "like" us and receive all the latest updates about our youth program.  NuGen Facebook.
Kidz Info & News
kindergarten - 5th grade

new check-in system

Here at Community of Grace Kidz Ministry, we are charged to take our role as both physical and spiritual guardians very seriously and we want to do everything we reasonably can to make our ministry environments a safe place for the kids who come.


So, in addition to the current safety protocol we have in place, we are adding a children's check-in system. Currently, we will be using a manual check-in system as we review more streamlined systems. When children enter the building, their parents/guardians are asked to sign their children in for Kidz Worship and Nursery. And again, sign them out after worship. This helps us as leaders insure their safety.


We will continually ask ourselves what things can we do better and what ways can we make our ministry area more secure for the safety of our children, families and volunteers.

kidz news

Kidz who are in Kindergarten through the 5th grade will meet in the Kidz Big Room at 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. every Sunday for Kidz Hour. 

kidz worship

Kidz are welcome to join their peers in Kidz Worship on
Sunday mornings.  Pastor will dismiss the children from the sanctuary following the announcements.  Each week they enjoy a video, followed by small group time and then a fun activity! 


Supervised care is available in our Nursery for children from newborn through preschool from 8:45 through the end of worship every Sunday morning.
Fresh Hope

fresh hope meetings in the
omaha area

Monday nights:
7 p.m. at Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE  68516.  402-483-6512.
Tuesday nights:
7 p.m. at Community of Grace Church, 3434 N. 204th Street, Elkhorn, NE  68022.  One of the small groups on Tuesday nights specializes in young adults who have mood disorders.  402-763-9255.
1st and 3rd Thursday nights of each month:
7 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 508 Angus Street, Gretna, NE  68028.  402-332-4444.
For more information on Fresh Hope go to
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