BREAKING NEWS MAY 2021Hey, Grace’rs,
As you know, your board and staff have worked hard during this pandemic to provide ongoing ministry in a way that protects us and others from COVID. We were among the first congregations to close down when the pandemic hit and one of later wave of churches to reopen. I have been deeply grateful for your commitment to being a church that prioritizes others over ourselves.
Recently the board met and we once again took up the issue of COVID protocols for in-house worship. And we feel it’s time to move into a new phase of reopening.
We are dropping the requirement to RSVP. You can come to the Sunday 9:00am or 10:30am service this weekend without having to sign up first.
We are also revising our mask mandates. We are going to ask that all people wear masks as they enter and as they leave the campus. But masks will be optional during the service itself.
The board spent quite a bit of time on this issue knowing that many of you will be relieved that we are finally relaxing some of these protocols. Others of you may feel it’s still too soon. Our hope is that this compromise will work for the overwhelming majority of us.
We will continue to bring you our worship online from Saturday@5 on Facebook and Youtube.
Again, thanks for your commitment to providing a worship experience that is not only safe, but more than that, transformational.
See you this weekend either in-house or online.
Our In-house Worship services are Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 am.
Worship is the radical call of our Creator to re-order our lives around his reckless grace; to follow Jesus into the throne room of God’s counter-cultural life-transforming love.
At Grace, worship forges faith us in us through an informal environment, contemporary music, weekly communion, 10-12 minute messages that proclaim God’s grace in Christ, and a time to invest in God’s work of bringing grace to the world through our offering.
Our worship community is multi-generational. Kids can participate in the worship experience with a kid’s time, (sometimes a song, sometimes a story) and a downloadable kids “worksheet” to help them engage with worship and the message.
All are invited to participate in communion. Membership is not required and age is not a barrier. Infant through adults can commune with us as communion is God’s gift of grace given to us as Jesus is present with us in communion.
Because of what God does in worship, and as we respond to his work through following Jesus, worship does forge faith in us—a faith based on God’s lavish, reckless, radical, world-changing love!
Pastor, Community of Grace