Our First Member's Meeting is on September 8th
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Immediately After Church

Beginning on September 8, we’ll begin hosting twice-annual members meetings. These meetings will always fall on a Sunday and will take place immediately after church at our Sunday meeting location. What’s different about these meetings? Church member meetings are moments in the life of the church when we evaluate what the Lord has done in the past 6 months and look forward with faith toward what we believe the Lord will do among us and through us in our neighborhood. We celebrate what He’s doing. We pray for what we hope that He’ll do.

There Will Be Lunch Available For All For A very Small Fee

We understand that after church, stomachs are grumbling and lunch is the logical next step. A lunch that’s friendly to dietary restrictions will be provided at a small cost. No more than $3 per person. We’ll try to keep the meeting under an hour to respect your time.

A Meeting For Members, But Guests Are Welcome

Finally, all members of the church are expected to attend these meetings. Given the occasional nature of these meetings and the importance of the topics discussed, we appreciate you prioritizing this meeting. All guests and non-members are welcome to attend as well, however, for anyone who’s interested in hearing about how God is working in and through Sovereign Grace Santa Ana.

Listen to Our Spotify Playlist
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Become Familiar With All Of The Songs We Sing On Sunday

Mike Alvarez, our gifted worship leader, has generously given his time to create a Spotify playlist complete with the entire repertoire of songs we’ll be singing as a church for at least the next 6 months. Why spend time listening to this playlist? Because they’re good, theologically rich songs that remind you of the Gospel, teach you God’s truth, give articulation to the joy God has created in your heart and inform your prayers. Furthermore, listening to this playlist will make you familiar with the songs that we sing together. Listen to these songs. Fill your heart with God’s Truth. And on Sunday’s let’s sing loud enough for our neighbors to hear.

Check out our playlist here.

Don't Forget to Register for our Fall 2019 Class
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SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

Our Fall 2019 class begins Monday, September 9 and will cover the important subject of “spiritual disciplines”. During a small group study of “the pursuit of holiness”, this course will take you deeper into what that grace-motivated pursuit looks like in the particulars of the daily Christian life.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN, REGISTER SOON

It will be a six-session course taking place on the second and fourth Mondays of September, October and November. Men and women, English and Spanish speakers alike may register. Minimum age of participation is 14 (high school age and up). Childcare for this course will not be provided and registrations will be capped at 12 participants.

Register for the class here.

Support SGSA on Amazon Smile
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We are now on Amazon Smile.

Did you know that your everyday Amazon purchases can now help fund our church in a small way? Simply click on this the link below and start donating .5% of your qualifying purchases to our General Fund. It doesn't cost you anything. You just designate our church, Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana and use smile.amazon.com.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact our admin assistant, Krista Alvarez.

God's Mercy: Priceless
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Money Can’t Buy What God’s Mercy Gives

In last week’s sermon from Joel 2:18-32, the tone of the book of Joel changes abruptly from a call to repentance to a sudden announcement of future blessing and restoration in verse 18. What we might expect to precede verse 18 is evidence of Judah’s repentance, but there is none. The second half of Joel 2 teaches us that God’s mercy is not something that’s earned. Also, it’s so valuable, it cannot be bought. Are you trying to earn God’s mercy? Are you in any way trying to achieve what His mercy gives on your own? Listen to last week’s sermon to discover the wonder of God’s incredible mercy.

Listen to the message here.

Welcome to Our Newest Members
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What is church membership?

Paul says in Ephesians 4:25 that we are one body, yet “members one of another”. So, think of church membership not so much as “membership in a club” and more as an expression of commitment to the people around you. The Bible is full of “one anothers” - commands toward believers to act in godliness toward other people. What Scripture makes clear is that these “others” refer to a specific group of people and not all people generally. These others are the men and women identified in a particular local church. As members of Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana, we have the privilege of living out the Christian life with one another. We celebrate and grieve with one another. We build deep relationship with one another. We join arms to advance the joy of Jesus in a particular neighborhood with one another. We help one another pursue holiness. We remind one another of the sweetness of the Gospel.

In light of this, we praise God for the new members, Peter, Luci and Emilio, we had the joy of introducing this last Sunday. We look forward to joining you in the spread of the joy of Jesus in Downtown Santa Ana.

Register for the Fall 2019 Class
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Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life

Our fall 2019 class begins Monday, September 9 and will cover the important subject of “spiritual disciplines”. During a small group study of “the pursuit of holiness”, this course will take you deeper into what that grace-motivated pursuit looks like in the particulars of the daily Christian life.

If You’d Like To Join, Register Soon

It will be a six-session course taking place on the second and fourth Mondays of September, October and November. Men and women, English and Spanish speakers alike may register. Minimum age of participation is 14 (high school age and up). Childcare for this course will not be provided and registrations will be capped at 12 participants.

Register for the class here.

Those Doughnuts Don't Buy Themselves ...
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We Thank God For The Cunninghams

Every Sunday morning, the vast majority of Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana works hard and joyfully sacrifices for God’s glory and the good of our neighbors. But there’s one couple who goes above and beyond. Silently, inviting no recognition or thanks, Jim and Angie Cunningham roll up - box of doughnuts (or conchas) and carafe of coffee in-hand - and set up a refreshment table. It’s a small, yet significant gesture that reflects the generosity and the grace of the God we gather to praise. Thank you, Jim and Angie, for your example of joyful generosity week in and week out.

Next Sunday, take the opportunity to thank Jim and Angie - or anybody else you see serving with a joyful heart. It honors God and acknowledges His grace that’s at work in the lives of every member of our church.

Pray for Heninger Teachers & Students this Week
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School Is Back In Session This Week

Just last week, we purchased and dropped off supplies to bless teachers as they go about their very important work of educating the next generation in our neighborhood. This week, please pray for them, their administration and the students who will be filling their classrooms. Pray for wisdom to teach what honors God and that children would enter a new school year filled with growth, achievement and learning about the truth of God’s world around them.

Small Groups this Friday
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7:00pm

North small group @ the Erkelens home

Central small group @ the Houlton home

Spanish Speaking small group @ the Houlton home

For questions and directions, please contact office@sovgracestantaana.org