Worship at Grace

Worship
TIMES OF GATHERING
9:30 Worship Service
11:00 Christian Education Hour
6:00 Wednesday Evening Bible Teaching and Prayer
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WHAT TO EXPECT
-Grace Community Chapel intentionally strives for worship that is Biblical, God-centered, reverent, and joyful.
On Sunday mornings you will find a congregation gathered for worship. Although it is a small group, it is diverse – from infants to retirees, a multigenerational group of all ages. Worship is fairly traditional. On most Sundays singing is accompanied by piano, occasionally with a guitar as well. The songs, hymns, and spiritual songs are chosen to reflect praise to God, confession of sin, acknowledgement of Christ’s redemption, and gratitude for our salvation. The texts of our songs are filled with content relating to the Scriptures read and taught. Some songs are hundreds of years old and found in the hymnal, others are new and are reproduced on song sheets. Congregational participation is the focus of our music in contrast to observation and entertainment. During worship we take time for prayer, read carefully from the Bible, and there is a  Scripture based sermon. Most sermons last from 35-40 minutes. Usually the worship service ends at about 10:40. Following the worship service coffee and snacks are served. This is an opportunity to discuss the message of the sermon and to get to know one another better. At 11:00 classes are offered for children at the Grace House, and adults meet for a study based on Scripture and its application to life. There is always opportunity for discussion and questions. Often the 11:00 hour is used to discuss the sermon that was preached at 9:30.  Wednesday evenings focus on a less formal Scripture lesson, and time is always taken for prayer. The church regularly prays for all its members and the spread of the Gospel at the midweek meeting.
Hear heaven’s voices sing;
Their thund’rous anthem rings
Through em’rald courts and sapphire skies.
Their praises rise.
All glory, wisdom, pow’r,
Strength, thanks, and honor are
To God our King, who reigns on high
Forevermore.
 – Keith and Kristyn Getty

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