• Lent Banners and Paraments

    The liturgical season of Lent is the time from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. The sackcloth permeated with ashes against the royal purple cloth symbolizes the suffering and sorrow that Jesus the King bore for the sin in our broken world and our own lives. And it reminds us of our need for humble self-examination […]

  • Cardboard Chronicles

    Cardboard Chronicles

    The Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic exhibit is open for only two more weeks. Of the twenty-three paintings in this exhibit, four depict scenes related to Advent and Christmas. Three are located in the Parlor and one in the Lower Level hallway leading to the Fellowship Room.In the Parlor you will find: […]

  • Collecting Bibles!

    Collecting Bibles!

    By: Connie VanDykeThank you to all who participated in the collection of used Bibles in May! Please pray for the people who receive the Bibles you donated. Here is how that collection came about. An ad in the April issue of The Banner caught my attention: USED ENGLISH BIBLES NEEDED! I had several Bibles that […]

  • Global Ambassador: Cuba Fundraiser

    Global Ambassador: Cuba Fundraiser

    My name is Julie Watson, and I am a fellow congregant at LaGrave and have been in contact with Bruce since Abimael Diaz joined our student community. I met Abimael when he first started at Grand Rapids Christian High School and was placed in English Lab. English Lab is a course designed for our first-year […]

  • Email Communication Updates

    Email Communication Updates

    We want to provide our congregation with the best possible communication, and a large part of that is our email communication. Currently, we have over 1000 people who have subscribed to our “Email Blasts.” These emails provide our congregation with valuable information about what is happening in the church. For some homebound members, it is […]

  • What is a Rehal?~Jim and Karan Romaine

    What is a Rehal?~Jim and Karan Romaine

    A Rehal is an X-shaped foldable book rest used by Muslims to hold holy books for reading at home or in a mosque. Placing Christian books in your home on a coffee table or somewhere in plain sight is an easy and unoffensive way to share the gospel. Let me give you some examples of […]

  • Havlicek Highlights

    Havlicek Highlights

    Life In Mexico It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a month since our last newsletter.  Life has felt so busy these last few weeks.  Praise the Lord that we received our temporary one-year residency visas! We will have to go back to immigration and renew them next year, which is normal.  We are […]

  • Missionary Update—Giffords

    The Giffords recently visited and reported on their ministry. If you’d like to follow their ministry, click this link for their ministry page or this one for their Resonate Global Mission page. Below is an update: Praise the Lord with us that we arrived safely to Mexico City on January 23 in the evening after a […]

  • One Holy Catholic Church

    This week, we turn our attention to the one holy universal church–a community that has been called and set apart by God to grow in grace and reflect him to the world.  Yet the church is a complicated body.  To read more, click here. Scripture for Sunday, November 19:  Ephesians 1:3-14, Heidelberg Catechism Q & […]

  • God Has Poured Out His Spirit

    Counter-Cultural Giving: I have to confess that Acts 2:42-47 challenges my middle-class, Western way of following Jesus. Sell my stuff to give to those who are in need?  Hold everything in common with fellow Christians?  That’s quite a change to my way of life. Let’s assume I could get my mind and heart around the financial aspects of life together in […]