Community of Grace worship and activities are cancelled thru April 2020
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 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.

We will continue to update our website throughout this time to keep you aware of any scheduling changes.

PalmSunday
 
 
April 5, 2020
 
Palm Sunday
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Luke 19:28-40
Luke 22:14 - 23:56
 

Today, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ’s broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work. (Sundays & Seasons, 2020)

Daily Devotion
April 4, 2020
Going up to Jerusalem and "Keeping it Real"
 

 “They (Jesus’ disciples) were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again.” Mark 10: 32-34. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, when Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph, but today Jesus is telling his closest followers why they will do that. They are both amazed and afraid while Jesus does something, he tells them the truth. Jesus does not sugar coat things rather he is keeping it real for his followers. He is doing this because he both loves them and promises to be with them. As we approach this holy week both apart and afraid we are called into hope. The real hope in the presence of Jesus throughout this journey. Prayer: “Keep this week to come holy, O Lord, that I may grow deeper into your body in this world. Amen.” 

Written by Pastor Matthew Henning


 

 
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