We are asking that each congregant self-monitor for symptoms of Covid.
All congregants attending services in the building will be expected to:
use hand sanitizer when entering the building,
wear a mask while in the building (one will be provided if you don’t have one).
maintain “social distancing” guidelines at all times.
We ask that children remain with their families (when not attending Grace Kids).
We will be asking all in attendance to leave the sanctuary as soon as the service ends so that we can clean and prepare for the next service.
FOR GRACE KIDS! Each Sunday - click here for this week's lesson.
I love you all, and I am praying for you every day! Love, Mrs. Hill
Message from Our Pastor
Update from Pastor Wes
Greetings Grace Church,
So, I am writing this note to you on the Monday after Easter, and my heart is full to the brim with thanksgiving and praise to God for all the ways that I saw his Spirit at work.
I had been feeling a little anxious about the Tenebrae service because of some of the changes that were being made. Over the years this somber Good Friday service has been received well, but I was feeling lead to change it up a bit and this year seemed like a good opportunity. I was so thankful to be working with Heather Dammer, JoAnne Schubert, Pastor Kent and the guys in the sound room. Together they worked the changes and I think it accomplished what we hoped it would.
The Sunday morning Sunrise Service went off without a hitch. It was cold but not too cold and we were only interrupted once by the sharp whistle of a passing train. The sky was clear enough to allow us to see through the trees the soft, red glow of the rising sun in the East. As the morning progressed and we could hear the sound of ducks in the retention ponds, and the trill of Red Wing Black Birds. We sang hymns of praise to our risen Savior and I like to think that the sound of those hymns carried throughout the surrounding community. For me the greatest blessing of the morning was seeing some Grace Church folks who haven’t felt comfortable attending in person worship services since last March.
Finally, I was praising God for the number of folks who came out to participate in our two regular worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 am. I was praising God for the beautiful way that Donna and Paul Albright, Kristin Cash Holland, Aimee Bunch, Dave Hollar and Karen Haslem decorated the building. The flowers were beautiful and the whole building was festive, and welcoming. The service was punctuated by two video testimonies and a beautiful video of the Grace Church Choir. I can’t thank JoAnne Schubert and the choir participants enough for the hard work they poured into the song they sang… oh, and a very special thanks to Jacob Miller for his videography and editing skills. For me the greatest blessing of the morning was meeting so many new folks and watching the kids play on the playground and folks interacting with friends they’d hadn’t seen in way to long. It was all so positive and celebratory.
So… as I hit the ground running on a Monday morning, I am bolstered by the way that I’ve seen God at work over the past three days, and I am thankful. I trust that you had a wonderful day as you took the time to celebrate and revel in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. May the truth of all that was accomplished through Jesus’ death and resurrection settle deeply into your spirit and may others come to know Jesus through you as you make your way through your days.
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