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Christmas @ Grace

Join us this Christmas at Grace Church. Pot luck diner & service at 6pm on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day service at 9am. All welcome, bring your family and friends.

Issue #120

Do you ever have doubts concerning Jesus? Do you ever wonder that may be you have it all wrong? After all, it is all a bit hard to believe, don’t you think? God creating the cosmos, including the world and everything in it? God coming down in the form of a baby? This baby growing up and going through adolescence without making any mistakes? This teenager growing into a humble carpenter and then becoming a teacher and charismatic figure with thousands following him? This teacher eventually being…

Issue #119

It is the third week of Advent. This is the month leading up to Christmas and it is a time where we reflect on the coming of the Messiah Jesus. This is a momentous time in human history and it is one where it is right and proper that we take time out of our busy year to reflect on God’s amazing grace in sending His Son to become the ultimate sacrifice for our sin. It is also right and proper that we prepare ourselves for…

Issue #21

In Australia, Christmas is often the time when industry and professional services close down for their annual break. The business centers of a city are quieter and industrial areas are empty! It seems as though many people head off for their annual ‘pilgrimage’ to the coast for family holidays or overseas to visit family. Churches are quieter too as members often go on missions whilst others join the annual pilgrimage to holiday destinations. Today, on this last Sunday of 2013,…

Issue #20

As the year draws to an end I realize just how much change there has been for me in my life. And for you too! I have felt very privileged coming here to Grace to be your pastor. I realize that I am a little different to other pastors you have had to lead you. I do hope that I have been an encouragement to you in some small way. I know that I have felt very encouraged by you…