Elvis, Yard Signs, and Our Moms

Elvis Presley once covered Percy Mayfield’s “Stranger in My Own Hometown” (it’s got a great groove if you need a little pick-me-up). The title reminds me of Peter’s letter in the 1st century, written to “strangers and exiles” in the places where they live. What Peter meant is that being a Christian in this world will always to some degree be a foreign experience. And that’s why it’s so important to be grounded in hope! This is what we’ve been exploring in our current series “Hope in Exile.” (If you missed yesterday’s message, view it here.)

One thing we like to say around here is “Welcome to the meeting place of Grace Fellowship Church!” Well, as you know, we’ve gone from one central meeting place (on Greenwood Drive) to hundreds of meeting places over the past two months. Still one church, but in many locations. As a way to express this reality and simultaneously help food-insecure families in our community, we are providing the yard signs below for a small donation.

Everything received (above the small cost of the sign) goes straight out the door to help people who are in need. Click here to learn more!

Mother’s Day is this weekend (so you’ve still got time to get her a present!), and I’m looking forward to honoring moms in our church when we meet online this Sunday at 10:30am. As we continue moving through these strange times, don’t lose heart. As Peter reminds us, better days are ahead.

Grace and Peace,


Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!  Psalm 31:24

Matt Murphy
Lead Pastor