What Is The Gospel? Message #2: Man

Created In The Image Of God

God created all things. But He set a particular focus on creating humans. No other creature in the entire created realm received the attention that humans received. Created with the very image of God, His character, His likeness, within them. Created for relationship with the Creator of the universe. Created with the capacity to love. Created for a purpose. Listen to the second message in our “What Is The Gospel?” summer sermon series to discover God’s intent in creating you.

Listen to the message here.

Spend Your Fourth of July Holiday With Us

Our Third Annual DTSA 4th of July Celebration

The Fourth of July is coming up in two weeks and Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana is celebrating with food, fun, fellowship, and of course, fireworks!

Come and spend the day with your church family at the Houlton home. There will be a BBQ starting at 12pm and fireworks once it gets dark. Please RSVP or send address requests to krista@sovgracesantaana.org. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, if you are able to bring a side to share, please sign up here.

A Class For Our Guests - July 7th

Starting Point - A Two-Hour Class Designed To Help You Learn About The Life and Beliefs Of This Church

Register Here

If you’ve been visiting Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana for any length of time, we’d like to invite you to our upcoming “Starting Point” class. It’s a class that takes place immediately after church on Sunday, July 7. Lunch will be served. It’s an opportunity to learn about the particular beliefs of our church and what those beliefs look like in practice in the life of our church together and with our community. If you’d like to attend, please register here or at the link above.

Immediately After The Service At The Houlton House

Lunch Provided

Women's Meeting This Week

Thursday at 7:00pm- Different Location

Our monthly women’s meeting is a time for women to come together to serve and encourage one another. It is a place for both members and guests. All women, high school-age and up, are invited. There are no expectations and no need to bring anything.

The location for this week’s meeting is different from the usual. Please contact Krista Alvarez at krista@sovgracesantaana.org for the address and more details.

Youth Retreat Sign-Ups Are Active!

Date: August 9-11, 2019

Location: Thousand Pines

Who’s Invited: Youth who have completed 7th-12th grade

Note: Registration is currently open for youth only. Space is extremely limited. If space remains after July 28, parents and guests may register as well. All retreat volunteers have been screened, background checked and comply with our current childcare policies.

Cost: $60 per person


Pray for the Roches

A Couple Laying Their Lives Down For Their Neighbors

Kyle and Cat Roche live where they live not because it’s their favorite spot in Orange County, but because it’s where the people that God has given them a burden for are living.

After growing up in the overseas mission field in the Middle East, Cat met Kyle in college in Riverside, California. They’ve since relocated to Orange County and specifically to Little Arabia. Since then, the Lord has used them in big ways to build relationships and spread the joy of Jesus to a population of people who know little of the joy of Jesus.

Their example is one worth following. As a neighborhood church in Downtown Santa Ana, we pray for opportunities for our members to live right in the midst of our neighbors and for opportunities to know and love and befriend our immediate neighbors.

Why do we celebrate that Kyle and Cat are reaching their neighbors all the way up in Anaheim, then? Because there are people all throughout Orange County who need the Gospel and we endeavor to be a church-planting church. Perhaps the Lord will use them to be a part of the next Sovereign Grace Church plant right near Little Arabia in Anaheim …

If you want to follow along with what the Lord is doing through the Roches, you can subscribe to their monthly newsletter by emailing therochefamily17@gmail.com.

Small Groups this Friday

This Friday at 7:00pm

Downtown Santa Ana Small Group - This week being led by Mike Alvarez and hosted at the Alvarez residence. Please contact krista@sovgracesantaana.org for directions and details.

East Santa Ana Small Group - Led by Christopher Erkelens and hosted at the Schlieder residence. Please contact taylorschlieder@gmail.com for directions and details.

June's Book of the Month: The Gospel by Ray Ortlund (El Evangelio escrito por Ray Ortlund)

An Easy And Worthwhile Read

We see reading as a valuable way to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). We want to point you in the direction of books that help you to know God and inspire you to love God and your neighbor.

This month’s book is The Gospel by Ray Ortlund. It’s an accessible book at just over 100 pages, yet a book that will help you understand the contours of the Gospel and understand its application in your life and in the church.

Buy it in English on Amazon

Cómpralo en Español en Amazon

(Please contact pastors for scholarship information if purchasing this book presents financial hardship)

Fourth of July Celebration Coming Up!

Spend The Holiday With Friends and Neighbors

This Fourth of July holiday, make plans to spend the day with your church family.

The Houlton family will be hosting a 4th of July barbecue and fireworks spectacular. No agenda. Just food, fun, fellowship and fireworks. Please RSVP or send address requests to kelseyraeann@gmail.com.

Also, be on the lookout for a food signup coming soon …

"What Is The Gospel?" - Message #1: God

If God Is There, Everything Changes

This summer, we’ll spend six weeks exploring the contours of the message of “Good News” under six sequential headings which will help us to both understand, explain and believe God’s message of salvation. This past Sunday was the first message in the series, which explored the reality of a God who has always been there, who has always been good and yet, has always been King. Stay tuned for the next five messages in our series.







Listen to Message #1: God