Preparing our Hearts
Welcome to Easter at Grace!
Here's where you'll find information about things happening before, during, and after Easter Sunday.
Palm Sunday - April 14th
Join us for services at 9am and 10:45am and enjoy a traditional children's celebration of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem - the event that began what we know as Holy Week. Grace children will celebrate with palm fronds, and extend a welcome to adults to join them.
Prayer Vigil - April 18th-19th
As we prepare for both the toll of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday, Grace will offer an intensive prayer vigil time. You can sign up (below) for a 30-minute slot to pray for those whom God wants to reach this Easter ... at Grace, and in our community. A variety of tools will be provided to help your prayer time be meaningful & enjoyable (music, printed suggestions, communion elements, candles, etc.) Come alone or with a friend, family members or small group.
Sign up here for one or more 30-miniute vigil time-slots: Prayer Vigil Sign Up
If you are able to be part of the security presence, sitting in the office and walking the church perimeter a few times, that would be very helpful for those who are present. Security will be needed from Thursday at 9:00pm until Friday at 9am. Sign up for as many slots as you are able.
Sign up here for one or more 30-minute vigil security time-slots: Prayer Vigil Security
Good Friday Service - April 19th
A contemplative night of music and scripture, focusing on the events and passion of Good Friday. Join us at Grace at 7pm.
What Easter Means to Me - All Week
Share your thoughts about this special time of the year by writing them down and snapping a photo next to our Easter banner in the breezeway. You can use your photos on social media to share your faith and as an invitation to your friends and family to join us on Easter Sunday.
Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and build relationships this Easter at Grace. Enjoy inspirational music and a challenging message to help you along your own faith journey.
Risen Together - Sunrise Service at Riverfront Park
Join a few neighbors, friends and churches in northwest Tucson for a Community Sunrise Easter service at 6:15 am in the open amphitheater area at Riverfront Park in Oro Valley. Bring your chairs and blankets to sit on and join us for this celebration of the resurrection! Coffee & light refreshments will be served. Invite a friend!
Easter Services: 9am & 11am at Grace
Fun, interactive children’s ministry programs will be offered during both services (infants – 5th grade), while middle and high school students are encouraged to join us in the sanctuary for a great, celebratory service.
Between services (10-11am):
Enjoy fellowship time with coffee, juice, and pastries in the breezeway and Rooms 1 & 2.
Be sure to get and give our fun Easter Egg Gifts! They contain an invitation to provide feedback on our Easter experience, and an opportunity for you and your guests to give to others by asking Grace to donate to one of a few charities that are meaningful to you.
With the momentum in place, now is the time to take that next step of faith! We have two great suggestions for you to consider:
Alpha, but with a new twist!
Starting Wednesday, April 24th, come and invite your friends to a launch party for a new Alpha experience here on the northwest side of town. Party? Yeah!!! PARTY! Grace is partnering with several local churches to put on an Alpha session at Roadrunner cafe on Wednesdays starting after Easter. But, to get things rolling, we are throwing a party first...with coffee, drinks, snacks and fellowship to help people get to know what Alpha is all about. After the party, we'll start Alpha at Roadrunner to help those unfamiliar with being at church feel comfortable in attending. Check it out here: Community Alpha
Short Term Groups
Starting Tuesday, April 23rd, consider joining a Short Term Group at Grace. This session will only be 5 weeks long (ending May 21st) so it's an especially easy on/off ramp activity to help you make friendships and get closer to God in the process. We have three groups lined up for this session, from 6-7:30pm each Tuesday evening. Join us for snacks and fellowship! Here's where you can find more info and can sign up: Short Term Groups