Grace Morning Prayer
This Sunday, November 8th, we gather again for worship at 10:30am, but will also provide a livestream (details below).
In addition to being the 3rd Sunday before Advent, November 8th is Remembrance Sunday, when we honor those who have lost their lives in conflict, and also when we remember and light candles for beloved friends and family members who have passed away in this or in recent years.
If you would like to have someone commemorated in the service, please do send the Chaplain their full name (first and last names), preferably by November 7th if possible (though names can be added in person, on the day, of course). You may send the names by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a telephone message at 050 785 0703.
Our readings for Sunday are Amos 5:18-24 (the prophet Amos warns Israel of the coming of the Day of the Lord and urges them to live just and charitable lives); Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Paul encourages grieving believers with hope in the Resurrection); Matthew 25:1-13 (Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish maidens).
We welcome you to join us in person, and we shall continue to do our best to ensure everyone’s health and safety in the current conditions. (If you are feeling sick, please do stay home, and enjoy our livestream [details below]; we’ll keep you in our prayers.)
In the church building, we now adhere to a 30-person-limit. So roughly 25 worshippers, and 5 people staffing (those welcoming, leading, playing music, and preaching). All attendees over the age of 12 need wear face coverings. (You may bring your own, but we will also certainly provide them on the day for any and all who need them.) Though we can enjoy beautiful worship music, we are not to sing along. During worship and afterwards, we maintain social distancing, and we depart the building in an orderly fashion immediately after the service.
If you would like to attend, and to guarantee a space, please request a place by 17:00 on Saturday, November 7th.
Please do so by:
1) responding with ‘Going’ to this Facebook event invitation, or
2) sending a message via email to email@example.com
If you plan to come with others, please do let us know precisely how many.
If you cannot attend, for health or other reasons, we will plan to livestream the service in our Grace Church Groningen Facebook group and hope also afterwards to post a recording of it on our Grace Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVa4IiKGWhIsV61Xktuxcog
- There will be a children’s activity offered at the church on Sunday afternoon at 14:00! If your kids would like to come, please let us know by responding ‘Going’ to the Kids Activity Event in the Grace Church Facebook group or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, again by the Saturday evening.
- Unfortunately, there can be no coffee/tea time after our morning service in the building itself.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday if you can join us!