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 and Baptism (12th Sunday after Trinity)

This Sunday we come together for Holy Communion and for the Baptism of little Joshua!

Remarkably, our set Old Testament reading for this Sunday is from the Book of Joshua 24, where the great leader Joshua himself calls God’s people to renew their covenant of commitment to their faithful God, and serve the Lord courageously, as Joshua and his household hope to.

Our Gospel reading, from the end of John 6, also invites us to be fed by Jesus’ truth and inspiration, and be dedicated to Him, in the face of all challenges.

We are invited into a faith that keeps us through all difficulties and fills us with eternal hope, above and beyond the troubles of the world. Both passages so fitting as we welcome and pray for a new member of God’s family!

In our church building, we still need to maintain social distancing, and we ask all present onsite to wear face masks (except those under 12 years old) at least while we sing and when moving about in our small space.

If you are feeling unwell, it’s best to stay home to keep yourself and others safe.
We will also provide a livestream, so all can take part from wherever they are.

The livestream will be on our Grace Church YouTube channel:

If you would like to attend in person, please do let us know by Saturday (August 21st), so we can prepare everything well, thank you.

You can let us know if you plan to come by either:

1) responding with ‘Going’ to this Facebook event invitation,
2) sending a message via email to

Please also indicate how many will attend with you.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday if you can join us. All the best and every blessing!


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