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 (2nd Sunday of Lent)

This coming Sunday we gather for worship and to share Holy Communion with each other.

And on this 2nd Sunday of our prayerful time of Lenten reflection on how what Christ did for us transforms us and gives us new life, we have timely readings!

Our Old Testament reading from Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 tells of God’s new promise to Abram, which, even at that late stage in his life, changed Abram — both his name and his future, and his hopes and his faith.

In our Gospel reading (Mark 8:31-38), Jesus admits to his disciples that he will indeed suffer, but if they do still follow him, they too will lead challenging but worthwhile lives, taking up their own crosses. Laying down their old preferences and taking up new hope in something far greater will also bring new and different life to them and others!

During the service, we will also offer an activity for youngsters. And afterwards, we will share coffee and tea for warm fellowship together.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing in worship an communion with you. See you soon!