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GRACE IN WORSHIP

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE
SUNDAY, MAY 16 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 and follow the worship bulletin.

Worship this final week of Eastertide needs to be a celebration of living the Resurrection with the Resurrected One at our side. It is a reminder that we are not alone, that we continue to journey with the One who calls us and the one who saves us; even as we look forward to the one who will empower us to continue the work of building toward the kin-dom of God.

The series is titled, Living the Resurrection and the theme for this Sunday’s worship service is “We Are Yours.” The proclaimer will be our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth.

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

Eastertide is the fifth season of the Christian calendar year that follows the 40-day period of Lent and lasts for seven weeks. The color of the season is white to symbolize innocence, purity, victory and joy and gold to symbolize the richest of our inheritance in Christ and God’s kingdom. The three most significant symbols of Eastertide are (1) the cross which symbolizes that Jesus died on the cross but arose from the dead, (2) the lily flower that represents a beautiful new life, and (3) the butterfly that symbolizes the life of Jesus on earth (caterpillar) to crucifixion and burial (cocoon) and raising from the dead in glorified body (butterfly). The final Sunday of Eastertide celebrates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.

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)