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F ROM PASTOR J ESKE
Dear Friends: Do you live where trees lose their leaves? Doesn’t the deciduous beauty of autumn just make your jaw drop every year? Only God could have thought of a system where the “dying” of his trees resulted in such a fiery blaze of color. But honestly, my enjoyment of autumn is always undercut by dread that the bitter cold will soon be here. Summer for some reason seems endless. Autumn shouts that time is slippin’ away. Every flaming leaf is soon a dead leaf; every flaming tree will soon be bare. I can’t shake the feeling that autumn is a great metaphor for life. Isn’t it so? We are surrounded by much beauty and opportunity for fruitful work. But all around us are signs that time is running out. Soon the Day of Judgment comes, when there will be no more evangelism, church services, or Sunday School. It’s autumn for believers. We who know we’ll be safe and warm when the winter of Judgment comes have been charged by Christ to use our time well to invite and encourage as many people as possible to come to Christ now. Isn’t it a thrill to be partners in a television/internet outreach that seeks to show and tell the world how wonderful Jesus Christ really is? So enjoy whatever amount of fall weather you have left. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, and know that I thank the Lord, every day, for you, your prayers, your gifts, and your encouragement. Your friend,
Pastor Mark Jeske
STRAIGHT TALK. REAL HOPE.
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Time of Grace Ministry Fall 2007 Magazine
The mission of this publication is to encourage people to hear God’s Word, and to share news and information of interest to those who support Time of Grace Ministry. Editorial Staff Vicki Hartig Editor DeAnn Frey Assistant Editor Jennifer Rueth Graphics/Production Time of Grace Ministry Pastor Mark Jeske Pastor/Speaker Jim Johnson President Vicki Hartig Vice President of Operations Curt Hanna Producer Matt Braun Director of Donor Relations Amy Brinkman Office Coordinator Nancy Raabe Office Administrator DeAnn Frey Communication & Research Coordinator Please send comments to: Vicki Hartig Time of Grace Ministry P Box 301 .O. Milwaukee, WI 53201-0301 email@example.com
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WEBSITE & INTERNET NEWS . . . . . . . . 9 IN YOUR WORDS . . . . . . . 10 12 IT’S ALL ABOUT GOD’S MERCY. . . . . . . . . . . . 12
OUTREACH REPORT . . . . . . 16 BROADCAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 SCHEDULE
About the cover
While the summer issue of Time of Grace Magazine featured a view of downtown Milwaukee, this fall issue captures an October view of Brady Street on the city’s east side. Photo by Jennifer Rueth
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COAST-TO-COAST & AROUND THE WORLD
even years ago a small group of Christian leaders sat
Daystar Television Network, the second largest religious network in the country. That means the Time of Grace program – the quality of its technical production as well as its content – was approved by Daystar to be broadcast on its vast network. In addition to the current broadcast schedule, Pastor Jeske’s messages now air every Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT, 4 p.m. MT, and 3 p.m. PT). An estimated 66 million households in America alone now can find Time of Grace on their satellite, cable,
around a square table and
dreamed a bold dream out loud. Their passion was to share – with all America – God’s great message of pure grace for fallen sinners. They invited a friend to join their board, a pastor by the name of Mark Jeske, whom they knew and respected for the substance and clear style of his messages. In what seems like just the blink of an eye, God has blessed that dream and allowed it to come true. As of October, 2007, Time of Grace is airing
throughout the United States on the
or local stations via the Daystar Television Network. And as great as this news is, there’s even more. Beyond the U.S., Daystar’s satellite network reaches around the world into Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and more.
DAYSTAR AROUND THE WORLD
“This is God’s doing,” said Pastor Jeske. “While we thought only about reaching people across the U.S., God was planning to take Time of Grace around the planet. Who knew? I am humbled at the audience that God is giving to our program.”
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Daystar – and therefore Time of Grace – is beamed over seven satellites into Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America – to more than 200 countries in all. Daystar is the first Christian network in history to broadcast 24/7 into virtually every home in the nation of Israel.
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Steve Newton, president and CEO of Newton Media, is a 30-year veteran in the broadcast television and media management fields. He believes this development is of major significance for Time of Grace. “Time of Grace is on a strong growth curve, and by airing on Daystar, it will now be allowed to expand far beyond the borders of the USA. Daystar is the fastest growing Christian network and operates more than 50 television stations in major markets across the country. It’s carried on both Dish and DirectTV, and on seven different satellites around the globe.
Obviously, this will mean a significant widespread increase in viewers and potential response to the Time of Grace program.” Newton also commented on how he thinks Pastor Jeske’s messages will be received by this newer, much larger audience. “I believe viewers will appreciate his solid Biblical approach and encouraging messages,” he said. “His delivery is without hype, yelling, or selling. It’s straightforward, refreshing, and presents the Gospel truths wrapped with grace and relevance for where the viewer is at in life.
“Most viewers can use a positive lift in such a negative world,” Newton added. “And usually Time of Grace gives away helpful booklets and materials written by Pastor Jeske as tools for the viewer’s spiritual growth and encouragement in their walk with Christ. I think they’ll appreciate that feature, too.” Daystar is carried by Direct TV on channel 369, and by Dish Network on channel 263. For more information on where you can view Time of Grace on the Daystar Television Network, visit our website (www.timeofgrace.org) and click on the Daystar logo. You also can call the Time of Grace office at 1-800-661-3311.
What does God have in the works for Time of Grace’s next seven years? “God has been trying to teach us not to underestimate him,” said Pastor Jeske. “People are hungry for the Word. We will do our level best to try keeping up with God’s pace.”
DAYSTAR IN THE UNITED STATES
Shown are the affiliate stations on which Daystar airs throughout the United States. Cable and satellite systems that carry Daystar include AT&T, DirectTV, Charter Communications, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Network, Sudden Link Life Connected, Insight, Comcast, Cox Communications, Olumpusat, and Verizon.
REACHING PEOPLE IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL
hanks to a generous Time of Grace donor who wanted to underwrite the cost of airing the program in Washington, D C, Pastor Mark Jeske’s messages are now being broadcast every Sunday morning in that city and its surrounding area.
Time of Grace airs Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on FOX 5 in Washington, D C – and also in Baltimore. In addition, the half-hour program will begin airing at a second time in that market, on WHAG-TV25, Hagerstown, on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. in January of 2008. “It’s really wonderful to be able to tune in to Mark Jeske here in our nation’s capitol,” said Bruce Eberle, McLean, Vir., a long-time Time of Grace supporter. “He speaks right to my heart, and he gets into my daily life. I don’t just hear a message – I hear something that makes me want to change my life in thankful appreciation for what Jesus has done for me.” “Praise God for this generous gift,” added Jim Johnson, Time of Grace president. “We are so grateful for the way the Lord is working through his people in order to reach those who still need to know about his Son, and our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Time of Grace can be seen in the Washington, DC and Baltimore markets on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on FOX 5.
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WEBSITE & INTERNET NEWS
CHECK OUT PASTOR JESKE’S BLOG
Technology today allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of breaking news. Whether it’s Britney Spears’ family troubles, raging fires, or mass shootings, we can access the information – complete with pictures – minutes after it’s actually happened, troubling as it often is. If you’re looking for a more positive perspective on what’s going on in the world, don’t forget to check out Pastor Jeske’s blog on the Time of Grace website, the spot where he expresses his thoughts about current events. Last month more than 1200 people read his weekly blog, covering topics from celebrity sadness to violence to Halloween. Some readers take advantage of the option to post their own comments, after reading his. Visit www.timeofgrace.org/blog.asp and join those who are seeking straight talk – real hope when it comes to keeping a positive, Christian perspective on the world news unfolding around us.
REASONS TO VENTURE ONTO YOUTUBE
Looking for something different to watch? YouTube is a website where people post videos. Amateurs and professionals alike offer all kinds of material – humorous, political, informational – and many other kinds of weird and wacky self-expression. Jesus didn’t avoid interaction with the “masses,” and neither does Pastor Mark Jeske. So in August, he – via Time of Grace – went live on YouTube, and has posted several brief, two or three minute videos on a variety of topics from hope to faith to priorities in life. Already in its short life, more than a thousand people have viewed Pastor Jeske through this medium. If you’re interested in seeing additional mini-messages from Pastor Jeske, check out www.youtube.com/pastormarkj or click on the YouTube logo on Time of Grace’s home page. You can’t see these messages anywhere else!
CALLING ALL iTunes FANS
What’s the most popular page on the Time of Grace website? If you answered the podcasting page, you were right. In fact, more than 10,000 times a month someone visits the newly designed Time of Grace podcast page on the iTunes store* to hear Pastor Jeske’s messages, available 24 hours a day. The messages are free, easy to download and subscribe to, and the new look encourages anyone browsing iTunes to click and learn more about Time of Grace and Pastor Jeske. Podcasting messages make for great listening while walking in the morning or at lunch, working out at the gym, traveling, or just relaxing at home. Listen to Pastor Jeske today on iTunes, and let us know what you think.
* To find Pastor Jeske’s message on the iTunes store, click on Podcasts and then search for “Time of Grace.”
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I N YOUR W ORDS …
Thank you so much for writing. I can’t
me. Through your words I hear God’s voice calling me for this important ministry to tell people about God’s great plan and Jesus’ love and forgiveness. I really love reading your mail! Pastor Jeske
tell you how much your letters and emails encourage me and how deeply they touch
Excerpts from Recent Mail
“Hello! I just wanted to comment on how I enjoy Pastor Jeske Sunday evenings on Channel 45 here in Florida. I come from a significantly different Christian background, but I find joy in Pastor Mark’s frankness, depth, and ability to command reflection in the listener. Keep up the ‘God’ work!”
“It is my great pleasure that I was given a chance of getting in touch with your ministry via AFN station here in the Republic of Korea. I like the way you preach because it is neither inflammatory nor too much ritualistic but to focus on God’s word. It is another source of my pleasure to read your messages in the archive … whenever my time allows me.”
“Time of Grace brought me a new feeling of self-worth. Pastor Jeske doesn’t point a finger. He reaches out kindly. Thank you.”
“I love Time of Grace. It has brought me much comfort at a time in my life that I really need to focus that God is in complete control of my life, even if I don’t always understand what His plan may be. God’s blessings to you!”
LENOIR, NORTH CAROLINA
“Mark – you are a gifted servant. Keep up the good work. You are doing the work of an evangelist. May the Word reach, touch, and move millions of hearts.”
“Just wanted to say thank you for spreading God’s word worldwide, to places where it is harder to come by!”
“I so very much enjoy the Sunday program, Grace Moments, and all your web site has to offer. I have enjoyed telling others of your wonderful Time of Grace.”
“I just love and appreciate Pastor Jeske. He is such a great Pastor, I love his talks. He tells it like it is even though it may hurt!”
“I get more out of your e-mails and Sunday morning Bible study than I thought possible to get staying in!”
“Each Sunday my wife and I look forward to your teaching. Some lessons you deliver I bring to about twenty shut-ins from our church and to other people in a nursing home. They grow in Christ as we do.”
“Several months ago I came across your program, Time of Grace, and I now regularly listen to your Bible lessons on the internet. I wish to thank you for your work since I find your messages and lessons educational, informative, and inspiring.”
“I want you to know how much Time of Grace has meant to me. Recently my husband died of cancer. Toward the end when he couldn’t attend church services, we still could worship our Lord together with your program.”
“I wanted to send an e-mail to thank you for the Time of Grace program and the pod casting. I listen to several of the pod casts a week and even relisten to them. I find that it is such a blessing that today’s technology is used for Bible study and outreach.”
“Unable to attend church for awhile, I found your Sunday morning service. And ever since, we watch it before we go to church each week. We look forward to it. I enjoy reading the booklets you send to me, and I always pass them on.”
“I have been watching Pastor Jeske for quite some time and really like the messages he brings. I’m unable to get to church regularly due to my job, so this is the only church I’m able to attend. I pray that this ministry will continue for many more years. God bless always.
“Thank you for coming into our home every Sunday morning, bringing words of hope and encouragement for the upcoming week.”
It’s All about God’s Mercy
by Pastor Mark Jeske
ave you ever noticed how many contradictions there are in the human heart? Take race and national background, for instance. Every culture has features that make its people both proud and ashamed. My ancestors came to America from Germany right after the Civil War. On the one hand, Germans have given the world some of its most amazing artists and scientists. All symphony orchestras today build their repertoire on the great works of Germans like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. But Germans also carry great national shame. My tribe is responsible for the extermination of millions Jews and Gypsies in the 1930s and 1940s. The Second World War was started by a megalomaniac named Adolf Hitler. How can I think of that part of my heritage without being ashamed? But I think people in most cultures have a kind of conflicted self-image, wouldn’t you agree? How do you feel about being Italian? You’re excited and proud because you gave the world explorers like Marco Polo and
Christopher Columbus; Enrico Fermi, the father of nuclear physics; and Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of wireless telegraphy. But recall that Al Capone was Italian, too. And your tribe produced Mussolini and his dreadful Fascism. Those things embarrass all Italians. Is your ancestry Mexican? Be proud! The work ethic of the Mexican people is tremendous. Strong loyalty to family keeps Mexican families together through much hardship. But then there are all those gangs. The Latin Kings and the Cobras and their violence and drug running make all Mexicans look bad. African American culture has given this country and the world extraordinary contributions in arts – in music, literature, and dance. African Americans dominate the rosters of many pro sports teams far out of proportion to their percentage of the population. But they’ve also popularized thug life to American society. How can a black person not feel shame at so many young men making babies but not becoming dads? At all the shooting and killing on the streets?
You know, I think just about every culture has a pride/shame thing going on inside. I think individuals do, too. How do you feel about yourself personally? Do you have the same conflicted heart that I do? I’m proud of who I am and of what God has done through me. But I’m also ashamed of who I am. Does that sound like a contradiction? Well, it is. And both opposites are true. Let’s study this in greater depth, maybe to help you understand your own culture a little more, but I hope especially to understand yourself a little more. The apostle Paul, the king of self-conflict, you might say, made full disclosure of his own identity in I Timothy 1:12-17. Paul really opens his heart, and no place in Scripture portrays this amazing dilemma any better. Look at how he describes himself. He says, “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy.” Notice that he doesn’t say, “I cleaned myself up over time,” or “ This change originated within me.” He says, “I was a mess. I was pathetic, self-satisfied, arrogant, and stubborn. No, I didn’t change myself. My God changed me.” He gives God all credit and glory for this beautiful mercy. “I was shown mercy,” he says, “because I acted in ignorance. But the grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom …” here he outs himself, and confesses without a trace of irony, “… I am the worst.” Well, is Paul a hero or a fool? A champion or slime? The answer is Yes.
And who are you? Are you a hero or a failure? Are you a sinner or a saint? The answer is Yes. Paul helps you come to grips with that dichotomy, that split personality, that’s you and me. He said, “I’m the worst of sinners.” You know what? Paul really meant it. He said, “I was no good. I was a blasphemer.” Blasphemers are people who make God look bad, who destroy God’s reputation, who reject God’s agenda. As a young man, Paul was violently opposed to the Christian church and message. He personally supervised and approved of the vicious stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Paul, called “Saul” in those days, thought he was a truly righteous man. He actually began his adult life as a church persecutor, going from house to house, dragging Christian men and women off and putting them in prison. He was brought to faith in the Lord by an incredible intervention, where he was literally knocked to the ground, had his retinas fried for a few days, and then was given his sight back. And the voice of the Lord, showing mercy to him, converted his cold, hard, icy heart. Then Paul realized what a fool he had been. And God let him keep those violent, painful memories! God let him remember how bad he had been – that by nature he was God’s enemy – so he would never forget who and what made him good. And you know – this helps us to be honest with ourselves. You probably have painful memories of your own failures and shortcomings in your past. God lets you keep them, but not to make you depressed or to hate yourself. He lets you keep them so that you stay humble. You have those memories so that you never stop praying, “Lord, I need you. Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.”
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It’s All about God’s Mercy
If we ever stop asking for mercy, we’re going to become our old selves again. What are the memories that bring you shame? Everybody’s got them. If you’re a man, did you make a baby who you were not there to care for, who is growing up without a daddy to tuck him in every night? How hard is that to live with? If you’re a woman, have you had an abortion? How do you ever get over the shame and guilt? The self-hatred, the fear, the secretly whispered regret, “I can’t believe I did that.” Think of all the women who are haunted by phantom birthdays of children who never got born. Kids, have your infuriated the very parents who are the best thing that you have in your life? Made their life hard with your selfishness and disobedience? Made them cry? How do you deal with those memories? Have you cheated on your spouse? Wrecked a marriage? How do you live with that guilt? If you’ve betrayed your wedding vows, where do you go with the guilt? Admit it! Admit it, as Paul did: “Of all the sinners, I’m the worst.” And he meant it. This was not just some psychobabble or posturing. He admitted it. “I’m ashamed of my past; I’m ashamed of me.” Then – here’s where we go to get rid of these depressing admittances. “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord. He’s given me strength, he showed me mercy, he called me faithful.” We can say, “He sees something in me. I was shown mercy. The grace of our Lord was poured on me abundantly. I didn’t turn myself into a believer or clean myself up. Frankly, I couldn’t do that myself anyway.” Without God’s intervention, Paul would have died a persecutor of the church. And you know, God is just as passionately interested in you as he was
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in Paul. So in whatever way he thinks will get your attention, he jumps into your life, interrupts you where you are, and says, “You’re a mess and I know that. Don’t argue with me – just admit it. Let me give you what you cannot give yourself. Let me give you worth. Let me give you some love. You don’t have to come to me first, either. I come to you with my gift, the Christmas present called ‘Jesus.’” What do you think of that? The word of God was made flesh, comes into your life, lives your life for you, keeps all the Commandments you’ve broken, allows himself to be slaughtered as a sin offering on the cross, and pours out his blood for you. That payment is enough for all your sins. It was enough to wash away the guilt of even a violent persecutor of the church like Paul. So if God says, “You’re loveable,” you can start to like yourself again. If Christ Jesus, the Son of God who paid this ultimate price, says, “I forgive you,” then you can forgive yourself. Isn’t that great news? Even with all those shameful memories in the back of his head, Paul was now able to experience a new attitude. He could face the future with optimism, compassion, and courage. God really loved him unconditionally. You know what that means? It means his mercy is bigger than your sin and failures. And it means he not only wants you to live with him forever in heaven, which is his supreme gift, but he also loves you enough to help you become useful right now. The world does not need any more church people going out into the community with snotty attitudes that say, “We’re better than you, and when all you little sinful folk clean yourselves up, we might let you into our club.” A plague on all that kind of thinking!
Instead, the attitude we should carry into our worlds – where we work, with our friends, relatives, and neighbors – is the one that says, “Jesus loves sinners, of whom I am the worst. I’m a beggar, starving just like you. But here’s food I’ve received. It’s for you, too, and it’s free.” In our world, the number of people who need to medicate themselves because they are depressed, who hate themselves and their lives, is into the stratosphere. But we have something to comfort hearts that really works. We have the “not guilty” verdict on the human race coming from God. We have the Holy Spirit to share through word and sacrament. And get this – the Spirit not only gives us the faith to believe this incredible message of our worth. He also gives us power, daily power, to change the things in our lives that make us ashamed. Paul said, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me … Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners … I was shown mercy.” Jesus didn’t come to pin medals on superheroes, but to save sinners. He’s on a rescue mission, and I need him more than anybody else in the whole world – and so do you. Your message to your world, to the people you know, gets a lot more believable when you humbly admit, “I need Jesus more than anyone in the world.” That way you and I can give away for free what was given to us for free. “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience …” Do you see? God’s patience is greater than your foolishness, his forgiveness is bigger than your ability to sin, and his love is not partial or based on if you deserve it or not – it’s unconditional. He has infinite patience with you and never gets tired of hearing you say, “I’m sorry.”
“… Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.” Paul means, “I’m happy to be ‘Exhibit A’ of what God can do with a mess.” Man, that’s a message that sounds good to someone who is still hating himself, or who has been beating herself up for years and years, or who deep down inside knows that he, like Paul, is a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a really bad person. This is the message we need for ourselves and to share with the world. Our goodness comes from the Lord’s mercy, flowing through us and enabling us to be good and kind to others, treating them better than they deserve. And that, then, is God’s ultimate answer to this vexing human dilemma. When you think about your self- image, how do you deal with the shame? Whether it’s the shame of your culture and the ways in which it was cruel to other people, or the shame of your own personal life, admit it. Don’t tap-dance around it, excuse it, rationalize it, justify it, or minimize it. Just admit if for what it was. And say, “I needed the mercy of Christ, and he has shown mercy on me! And if he loves me, I guess I can like myself, too. And if he accepts me, I can accept myself, and if I can accept myself, then I can accept other people. If he forgives me, I can forgive myself and forgive the other fools and jerks around me. If he takes me where I am and helps me along, I can accept other people and help them along, too.” And we can join Paul as he says; “Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.”
O UTREACH R EPORT
Dear Partners: Pastor Jeske’s letter on the inside of the front cover talks about the feeling of “running out of time.” That hits home to all of us who call ourselves Christians in different ways. For me, in my work for Time of Grace, the message is so very, very clear and simple. We have the best product that exists anywhere in the world; the Good News that Jesus was born – and died for our sins – and gives us eternal life in heaven with our Father. Millions of people on this earth still don’t know about Him. We must tell them, because we are running out of time. Like sand in an hourglass, time just keeps slipping away. Regarding the incredible news about Time of Grace now airing on Daystar, all I can do is shake my head in humble awe, thank God, and ask Him, “What’s next?” And – for most of the next steps in this ministry, additional funding will be required. That’s just reality. Thanks to you, our faithful and generous partners and supporters, we keep taking steps. Praise God, and thank you! He tells us not to worry, and I try not to, but it’s hard when I hear some of the costs associated with a national television presence. But I also believe, with all my heart, that if God wants this ministry – and Pastor Jeske’s messages – to reach the entire country and world, and to be aired on Daystar and even additional networks someday, it will happen. He’s in charge of Time of Grace. He’s shown us that again and again, in the brief six years of this ministry’s existence. So we’ll all just hold on, and keep trying to keep up with his plans! Thanks again – thank you for joining us on this inspirational ride! Together in His Service,
Jim Johnson President
SPREAD THE WORD
Many people have requested a Time of Grace business card to hand out – letting others know about the program. If you’re interested, visit timeofgrace.org. Click on “Resources,” then “Promotional Business Cards,” where you’ll find a printable page to share.
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NEW TELEVISION STUDIO
Two rooms within the Time of Grace offices recently have been converted into a television set for Pastor Jeske and his producer to use for various parts of the television program. For example, the Digging Deeper segments often are taped in this area, as are Pastor Jeske’s YouTube videos. He also uses this new “office” area to answer some of the letters and emails he receives from viewers.
A generous donor to Time of Grace made this new television set possible. “Praise God that we have wonderful partners in this ministry who understand the countless behind-the-scene needs and expenses required if we’re going to produce a quality program for television,” said Jim Johnson, president. Dwayne Gates, a professional set designer from Dallas, Texas, and his crew traveled up to Milwaukee to design, create, and light the converted space into the new television set. “It’s a beautifully designed and very versatile space,” said Curt Hanna, Time of Grace producer. “We’re going to be able to use this set for so many purposes. It’s awesome … God is good.”
Pastor Jeske was photographed in the new Time of Grace television studio for a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story on his YouTube segments. Photo by Karen Sherlock
THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE
In the previous issue of Time of Grace magazine, you were invited to participate in a survey. More than a hundred of you – from thirteen different states – shared your thoughts and opinions about what you liked in the magazine as well as new features you’d like to see in future issues. Your favorite magazine feature is the message written by Pastor Jeske, and message topics listed as most interesting were forgiveness, trust, and living your faith. Many of you thought that a new section in the magazine which focused on Christian life in contemporary society would be helpful. Nearly three-fourths of you give your magazines away to friends, relatives, nursing homes, doctors’ waiting rooms, church libraries, or laundromats. Thank you again for participating in the survey, helping the planning process for future issues, and sharing additional comments and opinions. All were read and appreciated! And remember, your feedback on our publications, website, and program is always welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ou or someone you know may find several of the following Time of Grace publications, DVDs, CDs, or tapes helpful. These messages by Pastor Mark Jeske are being produced so that people can be reminded of God’s truths and promises and share the materials with others. The titles for various publications currently available are listed on the inside of the envelope enclosed in this magazine.
Pastor Jeske has written a month’s worth of daily readings to enhance your personal Bible study. Several editions are available.
Several of Pastor Jeske’s recent messages have been printed in booklet form.
Videotapes & DVDs; CDs & Audio Cassettes
Several of Pastor Jeske’s messages are available in many formats for you to order for viewing, using as part of a Bible study group, or listening to at home or in your car.
Visit Pastor Jeske’s weekly blog on our website (timeofgrace.org). He answers viewers’ questions, looks at current events in light of God’s grace, and spiritually supports his online friends with God’s word. Share your thoughts by posting a comment!
NEW SPECIAL VOLUME NOW AVAILABLE
Shine Like Stars, a new special volume of Grace Moments recently written by Pastor Jeske, now is available, and free, but only by request. It contains thirty daily readings, each page featuring a specific Scripture reference, and each touching on a way we as Christians can strive to “live like stars” reflecting God’s love to others around us. Simply fill out the appropriate space on the enclosed envelope, and receive your free copy of Shine Like Stars.
Time of Grace is currently broadcast in the following media markets.
WEDNESDAY, 5:00PM CT
Available nationwide on Direct TV Ch. 369, Dish Network Ch. 263 and some cable and regular broadcast stations. For a station in your area visit timeofgrace.org and click on the Daystar logo.
WTTG FOX Ch. 5 Sunday at 6:30am ET
Access Tuscon, Ch. 74 Sunday at 6:30am MT Wednesday at 12:00pm MT
Daylight savings is not observed in Arizona.
WSMH FOX Ch. 66 Sundays at 7:00am ET
WBUP Ch. 5/10 Sun. at 7:30am ET
WRPQ Ch. 43 Sunday at 8:00am CT
Bella Vista Cable, Ch. 16 Sunday at 8:00am CT
KMSP FOX Ch. 9 Sunday at 6:30am CT
WGBA NBC Ch. 26 Sunday at 6:30am CT WACY Ch. 32 Sunday at 7:30am CT
WACX Ch. 69 Sun. at 11:30am ET
WACX Ch. 55 Sun. at 11:30am ET WLCB Ch. 45 Sun. at 9:30pm & 4:30am ET
New Ulm Telcom Cable, Ch. 72 Sunday at 10:00am CT Sunday at 7:00pm CT Comcast Cable, Ch. 14 Sunday at 7:00pm CT
WKBT CBS Ch. 8 Sunday at 7:00am CT
WMSN FOX Ch. 47 Sunday at 7:00am CT WBUW CW, Ch. 57 Sunday at 8:30am CT
WACX Ch. 9 Sun. at 11:30am ET
KPLR-CW Ch. 11 Sun. at 8:00am CT
WVTV CW Ch. 18 Sunday at 8:00am CT
WJYS Ch. 62 Saturday at 6:30pm CT
Community Access Ch. 7 Tuesday at 6:30pm MT Sunday at 10:30am MT
WSAW CBS Ch. 7 Sunday at 7:30am CT
WCTC Cable Ch. 3 Charter Cable Ch. 3 Sunday at 3:00pm CT
WHME Le Sea Ch. 46 Sunday at 10:30am
Charter Cable, URTV Ch. 20 Sunday at 8:30am ET
AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK
KBDK FOX Ch. 14 Sunday at 7:00am CT
Austin Community Access, Ch. 11 Sunday at 9:00am CT
Airs on rotation. See www.myafn.net for program times.
GRENADA, WEST INDIES
KAAS FOX Ch. 18 Sunday at 7:00am CT
GBN Television Sunday at 6:30pm
KSAS FOX Ch. 24 Sunday at 7:00am CT
Fairfax Public Access, Ch. 10 Wednesday at 11:00am ET
Credo TV – Eutelsat W@Frequency 11513VtpD3
• Always check your local listings.
For a complete broadcast schedule, visit our website: www.timeofgrace.org
Fall 2007 19
MILWAUKEE, WI PERMIT NO. 3510
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE
Time of Grace at a Glance
Time of Grace is a worldwide media ministry founded in 2001. The mission of this non-profit organization is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. Pastor Mark Jeske, of St. Marcus Church in Milwaukee, Wis., delivers the weekly message for Time of Grace which is broadcast on television and radio in more than 18 markets throughout the country including Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Orlando, and Washington, DC. It is being aired in Grenada, Romania, on the American Forces Network, and at 5 p.m. CT on Daystar Television Network, an international satellite/cable network. Pastor Jeske’s messages may be ordered in DVD, VHS, CD, or Audio Cassette format by calling or emailing the Time of Grace office or at timeofgrace.org. Recent weekly messages also are provided on the website in streaming video. A variety of printed materials, from a daily devotion (Grace Moments) to copies of messages, also are available, and requests for information and prayers are regularly received from around the country and world. Time of Grace Ministry Phone: 1-800-661-3311 Fax: 414-562-8464 Email: email@example.com Website: timeofgrace.org
P.O. BOX 301
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 53201-0301
Billboards like this one have “graced” the Milwaukee area this fall as news about Time of Graces’s television ministry spreads.
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