For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:8-10).

Grace Church Holy Communion, 16th Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we meet to share Communion together at 10:30 am, and look forward to you joining us!

Our reading from the Gospel of Matthew 20:1-16 is when Jesus tells the parable of the workers in the vineyard, where all are compensated equally, however late they join in the work. This challenges human thinking with God’s incredible generosity to welcome all to be saved and be part of the kingdom. Jesus wants us to accept God’s amazing grace for ourselves and others with gratitude and humility, and he concludes saying, ‘The last shall be first and the first shall be last.’ We’ll also have Paul’s letter to the Philippians (1:21-30), where he admits he and all believers face suffering and need perseverance, but we all are asked to stand for and support each other along the way — it’s not about who’s first or last. The aim is that we all get there together!

During the service, for our youngest members, we will offer a children’s activity too, and afterwards, we all enjoy coffee and tea and fellowship together.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Grace Church Eucharist, 16th Sunday after Trinity, ’23


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