Community of Grace in-person worship and activities are
cancelled until futher notice
for the health and safety of our community due to the COVID-19 virus concerns.
 
 
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Community of Grace has cancelled all in-person worship services and activities for the health and safety of our community. 

We encourage you to use our on-line resources for discipleship; read the daily walk devotions, listen to sermons online and worship hymns. Click HERE to visit our recorded sermons page for worship resources.

Join us for Worship via Zoom this Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Click HERE for Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 AM Zoom Link.
If we experience issues with Zoom on  Sunday morning, we will communicate changes; First via Zoom Chat if able, then post information on our website home page and our church Facebook page. 
 
Come Holy Spirit
 
 
July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday of Pentecost
Life in the Spirit...Gives Life
 
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
 
Sin has caused us to fall from the perfect state God had created us to be. We were in bondage to sin and death so that we could not fulfill our intended purpose. But God in his love and mercy send his Son to redeem us from sin and death giving us a new nature, which makes us children of God. Paul says that children of God are led by the Spirit. Living by the power of the Spirit gives life. Matthew records the parable of the weeds in which Jesus explains what the Kingdom of Heaven (God) is like. It is not a geographic location but a spiritual one where God reigns, and where believers find eternal life. Living in the Spirit is our assurance of an abundant life now and eternal life after. 
 
Daily Devotion
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Planted in Good Soil
 

“But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”  Matthew 13:23.  Jesus had gone out to sit by the sea but because a great crowd gathered around him, he got into a boat and proceeded to tell them a parable.  We are all familiar with the parable of the sower who first threw seed haphazardly on a path so it couldn't take root as the birds ate it.  Other seeds were thrown among rocks or thorns and only when they were thrown on “good soil” did they produce.  He explained all his parables to the disciples and other followers who could understand.  The seed stands for God's word that is given to us and if we don't let the distractions of the world interfere but really study it, we will produce fruit for God's kingdom.  We are gifted with Jesus' words told in parables but also with their meaning.  Let us take every opportunity to spread his word, the good news to all who are ready and eager to hear it so they too might know God's love for them.  Prayer: God of righteousness, you are the fertile soil in which we are planted.  Provide what our minds and spirits need so that we can grow strong and loving, planting your word in the hearts of those longing to know you.  Amen

Written by Mary Anderson


 

 
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