Worship is the defining activity of any Christian community. It is where we most fully and intentionally encounter God. We understand our worship “service” to be first and foremost God’s service to us. In the Word read and proclaimed, God speaks to us a message that is both challenge and promise.
In Holy Communion God draws us into the risen life of Christ, fed with his body in order to become his body in the world for the sake of the world. Through this encounter, God the Holy Spirit creates and strengthens our faith, which we express in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. This faith becomes active in love toward God and our neighbor as we are sent back into our daily lives.
Grace has been committed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to following all public health guidelines. Based on local recommendations, we now leave masking to your personal preference. We will continue for now to use the green tape crosses on the floor in the center aisle and up front to help you keep your distance from others during Communion. The pastor and communion assistants will, for now, continue to mask during the distribution of Holy Communion. Please see the Communion section of the service below for more.
Small groups and committees may meet in the church building. Those that do so are asked to follow public health guidelines and be sensitive to the comfort level of those involved, so that no one is excluded. A remote option for those who do not yet wish to attend in person is strongly encouraged.