Worship at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

GRACE IN WORSHIP

3rd Sunday after Epiphany
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 ONLINE

To safe guard the health and safety of our community and members in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and safe-at-home orders, Sunday Worship Service will be conducted online at 10:45 a.m. until further notice. Join us on Zoom at zoom.us/j/169104127. Follow the worship bulletin

Our highly spirited worship includes prayers, readings, music and the preached (proclaimed) Word. The title of the current worship series is Follow Me; in this series, we focus on the invitation to follow. This week our proclaimer will be Pastor Cedrick Bridgeforth and his topic will be “What Have You To Do With Us?” We are people on a journey of transformation, and it isn’t always easy. Today, we acknowledge the hard work of becoming disciples and of setting aside the weight that clings so closely.

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

 LITURGICAL SEASON

Traditionally, Epiphany commemorates the Magi’s (Three Wise Men from the East) visit to the child Jesus and the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Epiphany is about seeing the manifestation of Christ as fully human and fully divine. The season began on January 6 and there are six Sundays after Epiphany.

The colors of the season are gold which symbolizes and white which symbolizes innocence, purity, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, and Jesus as the light of the world. The symbols of the season include the star and the wise men , the dove, and shell for baptism.

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Just because you can’t see him, doesn’t mean he’s not there.

Prayer Ministry in Los Angeles

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
Noon Bible Study led by Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth is held each Wednesday from 12-12:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study is held each Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Participate via Zoom at zoom.ux/j/169104127 or call (669) 900-6833 passcode 169104127##

PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Warriors
Wednesday mornings at 6:15-6:30 a.m. via conference call at 712-451-0913 (access code 976658).
View the list of those seeking your prayers.

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HOW TO JOIN GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

You are invited to become a member of Grace!
After the sermon, Rev. Bridgeforth offers the invitation to become a Christian and a member of our congregation. If you feel motivated by God to accept the invitation, while the choir sings, come forward to the altar area. Members of the congregation will join you as a sign of support and encouragement.

A new members class is offered before the membership becomes official. Visitors may attend inquirer’s class to learn more about the United Methodist Church and our faith community before making the decision to join.

  1. If you have never been a member of any church, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior. (Full membership after baptism)
  2. If you have been a member of a church at one time and baptized, but have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Full membership)
  3. If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred to Grace. (Full membership)
  4. If you wish to keep your membership with another church, but would like to have an official relationship with Grace UMC, you may join as an affiliate member. (Affiliate Membership)
  5. The Ritual of Baptism can be your choice by sprinkling or immersion. There is one (1) mandatory counseling session required. (Full Membership)