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).

Holy Communion (3rd Sunday after Epiphany)

Greetings everyone, and hope your New Year is starting well!

This Sunday (Jan 23rd), at 10:30 am, we will be allowed to gather for worship in the church, but, of course, following appropriate health and safety measures. We still need observe 1.5 m distancing and to wear face-masks, so would like to know beforehand if you will plan to come in person. We have room for up to 40 or so.

You can indicate you will be attending in person by either responding ‘Going’ to the Facebook event or by sending an e-mail to chaplaingracechurchgn@gmail.com. In both cases, please also specify if you have friends or family accompanying you and how many, thank you.

If you cannot attend in person, we will of course also offer a live-stream of the service on our Grace Church Groningen YouTube channel, and here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVa4IiKGWhIsV61Xktuxcog

This third Sunday after Epiphany our readings will be from Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 (where Ezra comforts those returned from exile by reading from the Torah) and the momentous first public statement Jesus made about his calling and purpose in the synagogue of his home town of Nazareth (Luke 4:14-21). Both passages speak to us, our situation and mission, too!

Here is a pdf of the liturgy, if that helps:

We hope you can join us, whether in person or online, and continue to wish you a safe and blessed New Year!

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