Welcome to Easter at Grace!
Easter is Sunday, April 9th
40 Days of Lenten Scripture Readings
From now till Saturday, April 8th, we as a church are engaged in a Lenten time of scripture reading...we call it READ40, and you can join us as we prepare our hearts and attitudes for Easter. If you'd like more info or to sign up visit: https://mygrace.church/40biblereadings
April 2 - Sunday
Palm Sunday during 10:30am Worship Service.
Join us as the children march triumphantly with Palm Leaves through our Sanctuary as we celebrate the start of Holy Week. We'll also have a special Children's message to help the kids prepare their hearts, too.
April 6 - Thursday
Maundy Thursday Service. Live at Grace. 6:30pm.
Christ's "mandate" is commemorated on Maundy Thursday---"maundy" being a shortened form of mandatum (Latin), which means "command." Jesus and his disciples had just shared what was known as the Last Supper and he was washing their feet when he stated: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34). Join us for a Communion service in remembrance of what Jesus did for each of us.
April 6-7 - Thursday-Friday
24 Hour Prayer Vigil. 6:30pm Thursday to 6:30pm Friday.
Select one or more 30-minutes time-slots to support Grace in 24 consecutive hours of prayer for our world, country, communities, and families. Click HERE for info, to sign up, and for prayer resources for the vigil! You're invited to pray at home, while you walk, or at Grace if you like.
April 7 - Friday
Good Friday Service. Live and live-streamed. 6:30pm.
Remembering Christ's passion and sacrifice is another tradition we hold at Grace. Join us in contemplative worship - also live-streamed .
Flowering Plants to Remember Loved Ones
Grace Community Church would like to offer you the opportunity to remember a loved one on Easter, while brightening the stage during Easter service. For more information or to order a plant (which you can take home after the services), please visit https://mygrace.church/easter-flowers
April 9 - Sunday
Resurrection Sunday - Easter!
Come celebrate Jesus' resurrection with us in person or online on Easter Sunday, April 9th. Don't forget to invite friends and family, and especially those who may not yet know or realize the magnificent news Easter brings.
- Sunrise Service - 6am, outdoors at our Beach House - bring your own chairs and we'll supply the coffee, then come back for lunch later.
- Worship at 9 or 10:30am, with 10:30 being a family-focused service including a Children's message.
- Photo Booth! Come get some family pics on Easter Sunday at Grace!
- Family Jamboree (after 2nd service)! Bring all the bunnies for a fun time with carnival games and resurrection learning!
- Fellowship and food between services, and after 2nd service. Common Grounds will be open, plus we'll serve an informal light lunch and snack items after 2nd service.
To invite people to Easter with us, copy the link below and paste it into your email to your friends, family and neighbors. It will bring them to this Easter page, which has all the info and links so that they can access our Holy Week & Easter offerings.
Here's the link to send them: https://mygrace.church/easter
There are lots of ways for everyone at Grace to connect and keep engaged following Easter. Consider one or more of the following for you, your family, and your friends!
All Church Picnic - Invite your whole family and all your friends and join us at Riverfront Park from 3:30pm-7pm on Sunday, April 23rd for family fun, food, and games!
Alpha - Join us for a preview dinner on Wednesday, April 12th at 6pm at Grace! Alpha is a great way to encourage drawing closer to Jesus...and for those not used to frequenting church to consider an easy and comfortable "next step."
Ministry Fair - If you'd like to know more about how Grace serves, in our community, our world, and right here at church, come to the Ministry Fair, Sunday, April 16th after 2nd service. It's also a great place to see where you can use your own "superpowers" to plug in!
Women's Ministry - Two opportunities await!
- Starting Tuesday, April 11th, we are kicking off a weekly study called RISEN at 6:30pm on Zoom.
- Then on Friday and Saturday, April 28th & 29th, sign up to enjoy faith and fellowship at our Progressive Women's Retreat. Learn more about both of these HERE
The Marriage Course - A series of seven sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship. Each session features leading experts, teaching content, and stories from around the globe. We start on Monday, April 10th at 6:30pm on Zoom
Evening Kid's Camp - A week-long set of evenings where kids learn about who Jesus is and how he helps them in all aspects of their lives. You might know this as "VBS" (Vacation Bible School), but we've renamed it to be more meaningful to our friends and neighbors! Mark your calendar and tell your friends! June 12-16th, 6-8:30pm, with a Sunday celebration worship on June 18th.