Get Ready To Meet Our Church's First Members
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New Members Sunday - January 27

On January 27th, we’ll be introducing the first class of new members into Sovereign Grace Church Santa Ana. This is an especially significant event in the life of our church; an event that makes visible the local body of Christ. An event when we get to be reminded of our commitments to one another and God’s commitments toward us in Christ. Come ready to celebrate.

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Inaugural Service This Sunday!
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Our Inaugural Service As An Independent Sovereign Grace Church

On Sunday, January 20, we have the joy of celebrating God’s grace in yet another huge step of growth for Sovereign Grace Santa Ana - becoming an official and independent Sovereign Grace Church. No longer a small group of people with a dream to one day become a church. No longer a campus of Sovereign Grace Church of Orange.

Eric Turbedsky, senior pastor in Orange, and Ron Boomsma, senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Pasadena, will both be coming down to celebrate and officiate the momentous service with us.

A Barbecue After The Service In Front of the School

Plan on staying after for a barbecue out in front of Heninger Elementary to commemorate the day. Carne Asada, beans, rice, tortillas, chips and salsa. Jim Cunningham will be on the grill, so you know it’ll be good. There will be a piñata for the kids.

No need to bring anything but a folding chair.

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God Beats Evil At Its Own Game
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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

God uses sin to beat sin by substituting the sinless in the place of the sinner. Oftentimes in the world around us, it looks like sin is winning. Yet, John 11:45-57 teaches us that sin has no power over God’s purposes. What appears to be the most evil, sinful words ever spoken were in fact words that God used to carry out the death of His Son, which in turn accomplished the defeat of sin. In sin’s most evil moment, God made sin commit its own suicide. While sin may appear to be thwarting God’s purposes in the world around you and within your heart, God’s purposes will always prevail.

Listen To Sunday’s Message Here

Stay After The Service On The 20th
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Our Inaugural Service As An Independent Sovereign Grace Church

On Sunday, January 20, we have the joy of celebrating God’s grace in yet another huge step of growth for Sovereign Grace Santa Ana - becoming an official and independent Sovereign Grace Church. No longer a small group of people with a dream to one day become a church. No longer a campus of Sovereign Grace Church of Orange.

Eric Turbedsky, senior pastor in Orange, and Ron Boomsma, senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Pasadena, will both be coming down to celebrate and officiate the momentous service with us.

A Barbecue After The Service In Front of the School

Plan on staying after for a barbecue out in front of Heninger Elementary to commemorate the day. No need to bring anything but a folding chair.

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An Opportunity To Refresh Your Marriage
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6 Sessions, Beginning on the Second Monday of February

Marriage is a sacred institution. It was created by God to reflect the relationship between Christ and His Church. Those who enter into marriage make a commitment that lasts for life. Upholding this commitment can be one of the greatest joys of the Christian life. But it also takes work. It takes dependence on the Holy Spirit. It takes learning and growing as seasons change and as each person changes.

This spring, we’re offering a 6 week course through “The Art of Marriage”. It will take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of February, March and April of 2019 and will be led and taught by Jim and Angie Cunningham. More details below:

  • Meeting Dates - February 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22

  • Materials - two study booklets (2 per couple) - will come at a cost of $25 per couple.

  • Each couple is responsible for finding childcare for their own children. If childcare is a hardship, please contact the pastoral team. We’ll be happy to assist if needed.

  • Given the relational nature of this course (not simply reading through course materials), this course will be limited to the first 5 couples who register.

  • Please only register if you’re able to attend at least 5 of the 6 scheduled meetings.

If you and your spouse would like to register, please do so below!

REGISTER HERE

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Love Deeper Than You Deepest Sorrow
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In our return to our series in the book of John, Kyle preached from John 11:1-44 concerning a theme that very few of us enjoy thinking about: death. It’s the single greatest human sorrow and we shudder to for a moment consider that even those whom we love most will one day die. While many comforting words are offered to dull the pain following the death of a loved one, few actually hold out any true hope. Yet, what we find in the story of the resurrection of Lazarus is a story of love - love found in the most unlikely of places - love that reaches into the deepest of sorrows and offers a hope more substantial than any other.

Listen to the message here.

The Art of Marriage - Register Now
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6 Sessions, Beginning on the Second Monday of February

Marriage is a sacred institution. It was created by God to reflect the relationship between Christ and His Church. Those who enter into marriage make a commitment that lasts for life. Upholding this commitment can be one of the greatest joys of the Christian life. But it also takes work. It takes dependence on the Holy Spirit. It takes learning and growing as seasons change and as each person changes.

This spring, we’re offering a 6 week course through “The Art of Marriage”. It will take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of February, March and April of 2019 and will be led and taught by Jim and Angie Cunningham. More details below:

  • Meeting Dates - February 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22

  • Materials - two study booklets (2 per couple) - will come at a cost of $25 per couple.

  • Each couple is responsible for finding childcare for their own children. If childcare is a hardship, please contact the pastoral team. We’ll be happy to assist if needed.

  • Given the relational nature of this course (not simply reading through course materials), this course will be limited to the first 5 couples who register.

  • Please only register if you’re able to attend at least 5 of the 6 scheduled meetings.

If you and your spouse would like to register, please do so below!

REGISTER HERE

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First Friday Fast - January 2019
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This year, we'll once again be fasting and praying together during the first Friday of every month. This is an expression of our priority of dependence on God’s Holy Spirit. Church members who fast for all 12 Fridays will be invited to a year-end party to celebrate the answers to our prayers. If fasting is new to you, here are some instructions. 

Pray For The Work Of The Holy Spirit

This month, we’ll be fasting and praying for God’s Holy Spirit to work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our church and in our city. Based on last week’s sermon, here are a few ways to guide you in prayer this Friday:

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring new life to our neighbors.

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to give us courage and compassion in the endeavor to spread the joy of Jesus to our neighbors.

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to empower and strengthen our pursuit of holiness (sanctification)

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal Jesus to us for the glory of Jesus

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to be active among us in this next year through His gifts of grace at work in our church.

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Our Priority In 2019
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Dependence On The Holy Spirit

The power of God’s Spirit is the power of this local church. As Sovereign Grace Santa Ana heads into its second calendar year of existence, what we ultimately need is not more money, more people, more resources or more effort. We need a greater and deeper dependence on God. Click below to listen to the last sermon of 2018.

Listen to the message here.

Volunteer For the 2019 Point In Time Count
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A Count of Orange County’s Homeless Population

On the evening of January 23, Sovereign Grace Santa Ana will be volunteering during the 2019 point in time homeless count. While this is a county-wide event, we will be joining forces with our Santa Ana neighbors to count and care for our neighbors who are living on the streets.

To Know How To Best Serve Our Neighbors With No Home

If you’d like to be a part of our volunteer team, please follow these instructions:

  • Apply for one of the two different volunteer opportunities listed below.

  • Email or text Kyle Houlton (kyle@sovgraceoc.org) to let him know you’ve applied - to keep track of who in the church is volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Field Surveyor (out in the city, performing the actual count) - Arrival time of 6:45pm. Actual shift lasts from 7:30-11:30pm. Application and virtual training required.

Deployment Center Team Member (located indoors, deploying volunteers and performing various other tasks) - Actual shift lasts from 6:00pm-12:30am. Application and virtual training required.

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