In-Person Outdoor Communion Services

Starting September 17, 2020 Community of Grace will begin to offer an in-person Outdoor Communion Service each Thursday evening at 7:30 PM and Sunday Morning at 9:00 AM. If service needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, we will determine that 1 hour prior to service time and post cancellation on the website homepage.

Sunday morning Zoom Service at 10:00 AM will continue each Sunday. We will also continue posting the recorded sermon on our website sermon page. 

Please click HERE to review the "In-Person Checklist" before you sign up.

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Community of Grace invites you to join us for Worship via Zoom this Sunday at 10:00 AM.

 

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. 
 
2020 Pentecost 2 Image
 
 
September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost
 
Psalm 85:10 "Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other." 
"Homecoming"
 
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Matthew 21:23-32
 
Jesus tells a parable of two sons who are asked by their father to go and work in the vineyard. One son says that he will not go, but eventually does. The other son promises to go, but does not. Jesus says that it is the first son that has done the will of the Father. Just like that son those who have made mistakes and started down paths that would lead them away from God are always welcomed back and embraced in God's kingdom. In Ezekiel, God declares that all people who have lived a life of wickedness but have decided to turn their actions around and repent are welcome back to life in God. God wants us to never allow our mistakes to become our identity, rather our identity is as baptized and beloved children of God. God is always waiting to welcome us back into God's loving arms of grace. By God's steadfast love and faithfulness we are invited into a divine homecoming, always and forever.
Daily Devotion
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Live Worthy Lives

“Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one Spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents.  For them, this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation.  And this is God's doing.”  Philippians 1: 27-28.  In Paul's letter to the Christians at Philippi, he is encouraging them to live their lives as a community which is centered in Jesus Christ and what he did for us all by his death on the cross.  They are to remember that God is with them and to focus their eyes on his heavenly kingdom.  We too need to focus our lives and all we do on Christ.  He is with us always even through this pandemic when we gather together and yet apart on zoom to keep us all healthy and safe.  Even though our “together” looks different, we know Christ has promised to be with us when two or three are gathered together in his name.  I know you, as I do, miss seeing and hugging each other in person weekly, but we must hold onto our faith that God will see us through this time of waiting until we can worship together in person again.  We can pray for each other, talk to each other on the phone or via zoom, text each other, write encouragement to those we pray for and listen for God's direction to stay safe.  No pandemic can take God's love or Word away from us.  We are all in this together with God by all of our sides equally.  Prayer: Lord, your Son humbled himself so that we might have everlasting life.  Teach us to share your love with others and to trust, with the faith of children, in your eternal promise of salvation.  Amen

Written by Mary Anderson

 


 

 
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