Worship at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

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GRACE IN WORSHIP

5th  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WORSHIP SUNDAY, JULY 5th  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. Join us on Zoom at zoom.us/j/169104127.

Our highly spirited worship includes prayers, readings, music and the preached word. The new worship series is titled “For Freedom.” Our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth, will preach. Independence Day is not on the liturgical calendar for lots of reasons. The most obvious reason is that it is a holiday for only the United States when in fact it is a fairly universal occurrence for countries to have an independence celebration or a national day of some sort.

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

Youth Ministry Dancers at Grace United Methodist Church of Los AngelesLITURGICAL SEASON

Pentecost is the sixth season of the Christian calendar year and occurs 50 days after Easter. Pentecost commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit that remains with Christians today. Many consider the Day of Pentecost as the birthday of the Christian church.
The color of the season is red which symbolizes sacrifice, charity, and zeal. The symbols of the season are wind, the flame and cross.

Wind
Representing God’s first breath of love into all of creation. A “driving wind” surrounded the apostles on that first Pentecost to strengthen them in their faith. The breath of the Holy Spirit – and sometimes a gusting wind – strengthens and challenges God’s people on their faith journey.

Fire
Representing the Holy Spirit, who filled the apostles with enthusiasm, replacing their fear with the courage to go forth and share Christ’s story. “Tongues of fire … came to rest on each one of them.”

Dove
Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized. Symbol of peace.

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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).
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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)