Entries by Rob Yanok

No Services for the Month of January at GraceTown

2018 for Me and GraceTown I made the announcement this past Sunday @gracetownchurch that I am taking a sabbatical from ministry for the month of January. 2017 has been an extremely difficult year for me personally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and our church. As Bilbo Baggins said in The Fellowship of the Ring,“I feel thin, sort of stretched, […]

Let’s Finish the Year Strong

Together We Can Finish Strong We are so thankful for your support of GraceTown. Even though 2017 has been a difficult year for me personally and us as a church, Your giving, prayers, and assistance for every facet of our ministry have made an amazing difference. As we are in the final days of 2017, I am […]

DUST OFF – 2017

DUST OFF 2017 The apostle Paul understood the principle of Dusting off Moving Forward & moving on when he said… Phil 3:12-14 NLT – “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first […]

Longing Pt.4 – For a White Christmas

Longing Pt.4 – For a White Christmas  Isaiah 1:18 NLT – “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. White Christmas is THE Christmas song of the […]

Longing Pt.3 – For More Peace in My Life

Longing Pt.3 – For More Peace in My Life Looking for Peace? Most of us are more familiar with tension, stress, and anxiety, rather than peace. Lack of peace is a result of our complex, accelerated and stressed out world. People say… •I’m ready to throw in the towel •I am at the end of […]

Longing Pt.2 – To Live a Richer, More Satisfying Life

Longing Pt.2 – To Live a Richer, More Satisfying Life It’s the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  Matthew 1:18-25 NIV –  This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy […]

Longing Pt.1 – Waiting and Wanting

Longing Pt.1 – Waiting and Wanting The Liturgical calendar began in the 5th or 6th century to follow along and walk the way of the life of Christ and move us to experience Christ. To follow the feasts and celebrations of Israel Today begins the season of Advent – Beginning 4 Sundays before Christmas and […]

The Power of ThanksLiving

The Power of ThanksLiving  I Thessalonians 5:18 NIV “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” •God says “I want you to be thankful in all circumstances.”It does not say “for all circumstances”. You cannot always be thankful for the circumstances, but you can be thankful in the […]

A Liturgy for Evening Prayer

FaceTime with God Pt.4 – A Liturgy for Evening Prayer Prayer is the most difficult thing in the world to do. In prayer we find ourselves standing on the edge of a deep, dark, abyss – the world of the divine, infinite, and eternal.  We come face to face with ourselves and face to face […]

A LITURGY FOR MORNING PRAYER

A LITURGY FOR MORNING PRAYER In 30 years of Preaching, Ive realized that telling people to pray but not teaching them how to pray only leads to frustration. The best time to have FaceTime with God is when you are at your best! Give God the best part of your day—when you are the freshest […]