Worship

Worship

Sunday Service

Grace United Church’s services are open to everyone.
We are informal, so please feel free to dress comfortably.
We are often spontaneous, so please feel free to smile, laugh, cry and enjoy.
Occasionally you may find yourself entertained by a drama group, so bring your imagination.
Our music is a wonderful combination of traditional and contemporary,
so please feel free to sing, tap, dance or just listen and reflect.

Church School for ages 3—grade 12 is held at the same time, with infant/toddler care also offered.  Children begin in the sanctuary for worship, and then go to their classes for education after the Children’s Time.  They are also welcome to remain in worship.

Please join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

 

Upcoming services

Please join us for these upcoming special services.

April 14:    Palm Sunday – Bullseye: Sharing Christ

April 18:  Maundy Thursday – 5:30 pm Vegetarian Potluck.  6:30 pm Worship Service in the Sanctuary.

April 19:  Good Friday Service – 10:00 am Senior Choir Cantata   “Come Walk with Me”

April 21:  Easter Service with Baptism & Confirmation

April 28:  Traditional Holy Humour Service.  Rev. Dr. Tom Forgrave will be recognized as Grace Minister Emeritus

May 5:  Communion Service – Commission Rev. Anna to Sabbatical

May 12:  Mother’s Day: – Special Guests: Northgate Handbell Choir

 

All services are at 10 am unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Baptism

Baptism is one of two sacraments the United Church of Canada recognizes. (The other is communion.) A sacrament is a visible sign of God’s love for us.  For more information about Baptism click here.

Our next  Baptism date is April 21, Easter Sunday.  If you are interested in having a child baptized, please contact the church office.

Communion

Communion is the sharing of a symbolic meal in which Jesus is the host and everyone is a guest.  It is a reminder of Jesus’ last supper and the enduring love of God.

At Grace United Church we celebrate an open Communion.  This means that all are welcome at the table, from the smallest child to the founding member to the first time visitor.  Everyone is welcome.

We try to make sure that everyone can be included.  Therefore, grape juice is offered instead of wine, and gluten free products are provided at an allergy station.  Persons with mobility issues or with very small children can have communion brought to them in their pews.  If you have any other concerns, we would be happy to work with you to find a way to include you.

 

As You Are

You are welcome here, visitor, friend or long time member.  You are welcome here.

With your family or your partner or lover or alone.  We joyfully welcome you here.

You are welcome here as believer or doubter, as joiner or loner.

You are welcome here feeling a part of us or not, full of energy or plain tired, seeking a vision or a rest.

You are welcome to join us as you are.

                                                                                                                                                   by Rev. Ray Drennan