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Weekly Newsletter 06/16/2022

Peace to you!

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. (Ps. 104:33)

In both the Old Testament and the New, believers worshiped God through song. This is a very natural and fitting expression of the inner condition of the heart. Even when a person is in difficult life circumstances, if he understands that he’s in God’s hands, his heart is ready to sing and worship Him (Acts 16:25).

Corporate singing is a key component of church meetings. This was the practice of the New Testament church (Eph. 5:19).

Concerning this we have some good news – this upcoming Sunday we will be learning a new hymn at both services. Please listen to it here: https://youtu.be/5c65B3JUmos

You can the find words of the song in both Russian and English below. Please familiarize yourself with the content of this hymn and be ready to worship God in song together with the church.

Continue supporting the churches working among the people who have suffered from the war in Ukraine: https://gfchurch.com/ukraine/

The Scripture memory text – 1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said,
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
    as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to listen than the fat of rams.

Important announcement: Choir rehearsals have moved to Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Nikolay Shipilin invites all those who’ve previously sung in a choir to reach out to him on Sunday and ask how you can join this ministry.

Below are the services and meetings for this weekend:

Today, Thursday (7:00 PM) – Bible study and prayer (Proverbs)

Sunday services:

  • – Worship Service in Russian at 9:00 AM
  • – Worship Service in English at 11:15 AM

On behalf of the elders of GFC

How Long, O Lord

  • Verse 1
  • Every valley will be lifted high
  • And the weak will be the strong
  • When You come like lightning in the sky
  • How long, O Lord, how long?
  • Verse 2
  • Kings on earth will scatter when they hear
  • Thundering sounds of angel songs
  • Hearts will tremble filled with holy fear
  • How long, O Lord, how long?
  • Chorus
  • All our hopes are fixed on You
  • That Your promises are true
  • And one day You will return
  • All our treasures here will fade
  • So we long to see Your face
  • Until then our hearts will burn
  • How long, O Lord?
  • Verse 3
  • You will conquer every evil thing
  • Every sorrow pain and wrong
  • They will cease with Your return our King
  • How long, O Lord, how long?
  • Bridge
  • How long, O Lord? (How long, O Lord?)
  • How long, O Lord? (How long, O Lord?)
  • How long, O Lord? (How long, O Lord?)

Как Долго Ждать

  • Verse1
  • Униженных поднимешь Ты Господь
  • И слабый сильным станет вновь
  • Как яркий свет Ты явишься наш Бог
  • Как долго ждать еще?
  • Verse2
  • Все цари земли исчезнут вдруг
  • Слыша ангелов шаги
  • В ожиданьи задрожат сердца
  • Как долго ждать еще?
  • Chorus
  • Все надежды на Тебя
  • Ведь Ты верный навсегда
  • Ты вернёшься наш Господь
  • Все сокровища сгорят
  • Взор направим на Тебя
  • До тех пор горят сердца
  • Как долго ждать?
  • Verse3
  • Победишь всё зло этой земли
  • Все печали, боль пройдут
  • С Твоим приходом наш великий Царь
  • Как долго ждать еще?
  • Bridge
  • Как долго ждать? (Как долго ждать?)
  • Гряди Господь! (Гряди Господь!)
  • Мы ждём Тебя! (Мы ждём Тебя!)


We are very grateful for your willingness to financially assist the work of God. It is especially important during the time of trial.
You can do it in several ways:


Write a check to Grace Family Church with your indicated amount. Send it by mail to the church address
Grace Family Church,
7031 Watt Ave, N.Highlands, CA, 95660.

Bring the checks to the church campus and drop them into the mailbox located on the wall of the church building at the entrance to the office.


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