Ascension Day

House Burning May 5th Ascension Day

“While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:51.

 Ascension Day is 40 days after Easter when Jesus concludes his earthly ministry and ascends to God in heaven. This year that day is May 5th and it is also the day we will burn the house on our property at 151 Kingsley. We are fortunate to have partnered with the Orange Park Fire Department to offer a place for them to train their firefighters via a controlled burn. The burn benefits both the Fire Department and Grace Church. Once the house is gone and the land cleared, we will redevelop the property. We are hoping to put in a greenspace/ field/ playground open to the public that also benefits our church and school. The details are not set nor is the timeline for redevelopment. We will be asking for your input in the very near future. This burn is a path to ministry, a path to serving God and our community in a new way. Join us on the May 5th! Spectators and prayers welcome.

 “Let my prayer be counted as incense before you.”  Psalm 141:2

 After each service on May 1, you are invited to walk down to 151 Kingsley and write on the walls! We’ll have markers and paint. You bring your prayers, hopes and dreams. We will write on the walls and bless the house before it is burned down by the fire department to make way for new ministry at Grace. Our prayers will surround the firefighters as they train and will go up to God like incense during the burn. What are your wildest dreams for Grace Church? What do you want to offer to God? Where do you need God to burn things down to make way for new life in you? Write it May 1st and it will be carried up to heaven on the 5th as Jesus ascends and the house burns.


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