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Hello to all,
     Please join us for worship this Sunday in our current sermon series Unexpected Togetherness.  In this series we have been looking at what living together as Christians in Community looks like from a biblical perspective.  Part of being a congregation is to discern and to dream about God’s purpose for our lives together.  We believe and cherish the way the gospel brings people together in unexpected ways.  Holding a high view of our own Christian community has it’s challenges especially in a world of so many distractions.  The earliest disciples valued learning God’s word together, eating together, praying together, and serving together. Three weeks ago we saw Jesus sharing the power of vulnerability in Luke’s gospel as he led his disciples to trust him.  Two weeks ago Ish reminded us that in seeking God’s will for us “Who we are is God’s gift to us.  Who we become is our gift to him.”  Last week Pastor Charles challenged us to see our calling more clearly as priests who intercede in prayer beyond our own interests for our greater community needs including our nation and our leaders.  This Sunday we return to Luke’s gospel with Mary and Martha and consider our own struggles with distraction.

Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary,who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Message by Pastor Steve Schantz:  Unexpected Togetherness: Distracted or Discipled?”
Your Pastor and brother,
Steve Schantz


This fall we launch with LIFE groups. Interested in leading one for your community?



How can we pray with you?   Please send prayer requests to Raul Enerio @ raul_enerio@hotmail.com 

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Help us collect nonperishable food items, clothes, toiletries, blankets, and toys that can be used to benefit brothers and sisters in need. GCO is now partnered with a homeless ministry that is based in Kissimmee, FL.  All items can be brought to church on Sundays for collection.


ZUMBA with ELY, a fitness ministry.
Will you join us and invite a friend?

Friday evenings, 6-7 PM
273 Aulin Ave
Oviedo, FL  32765


1 CORINTHIANS 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

“The true posture of our heart is not revealed by how passionately we sing or how much we sacrifice on Sunday, but by how we behave toward our neighbor on Monday.” – Skye Jethani

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May the joy of His salvation bring hope to others, as we share the victorious Jesus to those who look for new beginnings and a resurrected life in Him.



Grace Communion of Orlando

Join us Sundays @ 2 pm

@ St. Andrew United Methodist Church

100 Saint Andrews Blvd.

Winter Park, Florida 32792-4265


Pastor Steve Schantz  steve.schantz@gci.org  321-759-7367  

Elder Charles Fleming  charles.fleming@gci.org

Local Elder Felix Gaetan  felixgaetan@gmail.com