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 Service of Holy Communion

This coming Sunday (April 28), we gather to worship and celebrate communion on the 5th Sunday of the Easter season. Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Our readings show us the power of the new life in the Spirit that Jesus gives us in so many ways. In Acts 8:26-40, we’ll remember when, out on the road, disciple Philip heard someone pondering Scripture, and stepped up to help him understand the Good News of Christ such that a dear Ethiopian came to faith. And our Gospel reading is from John 15:1-8, where Jesus makes the last of his ‘I am’ statements, sharing that He is the True Vine, and all who abide in him bear fruit. Both passages demonstrate how, despite all differences, we are to be connected in Christ and prosper in His new life together.

During the service, we’ll also provide a children’s activity, and afterwards we will enjoy sharing coffee, tea and fellowship together.

We look forward to welcoming and being with this Sunday!

Grace Church Eucharist (5th Sunday of Easter) (Prayer H) ’24