Welcome Pastor Dan
We are excited to welcome Dan McDowell as our new pastor starting on March 1, 2017. Pastor Dan has served as a youth minister, church planter, and pastor in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York. He holds degrees from University of Sioux Falls (BA in Religious Studies and Speech Communication) and Palmer Seminary (Master’s Degree in Preaching).
Demonstrating a heart for community outreach, Pastor Dan has helped launch a men’s homeless shelter, start a bus ministry, and organize holiday dinners for the community. We are looking forward to his leadership as GraceCrossing continues to minister to the Phoenixville community.
Pastor Dan and his wife Terri have three adult daughters and one grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and officiates at local football, basketball, and baseball games.
Come help us welcome Pastor Dan to Phoenixville on March 5 at our 10:00 a.m. worship service.
Farewell Pastor Steve
On February 19, the church family will say “farewell” to our interim pastor Steve Crane. We are very appreciative of his ministry at GraceCrossing for the last 22 months. He has become a good friend to many, and he will be sorely missed. Everyone is invited to lunch after the worship service to honor his ministry with us at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon.
Friday Night Dinner With Friends
On February 24 we are meeting for dinner at the Penn Diner. Time is 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited. Make your reservation with Esther Ashbaugh before Thursday noon.
The Joyful Servants Food Pantry will be open on February 22, 10:00 to 11:00. The food pantry is located in the church annex. Click here for more details.
Word of the Month
“Giving” is more than money — it’s gifting with intent. It can be physical or emotional, but it’s all from the heart. To give is to grant or bestow upon another. A gift is something put into the possession of someone else for them to use; to commit to, to trust in. Giving is a huge responsibility. It can be administered as a Sacrament, or of Healing. I Chronicles 16:28-29 tells us: “Give to the Lord, O families of nations. Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the the splendor of His holiness.” Our heart-felt giving to our Lord and to each other surely bestows glory!