Although we had hoped to be worshipping together for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, we as the leadership team do not feel comfortable resuming in-person Sunday worship at this time. For now, we feel this is the right decision for the safety and well-being of all. We look forward to the time when we can safely worship, sing hymns, and celebrate the Eucharist together.
Beginning during Holy Week, we will be resuming our weekday morning prayer services on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11AM. This will give those who do not have internet access the opportunity to safely worship in-person at Grace. If you would like to attend a weekday service, you must register in advance by calling or emailing the church office. Attendance will be limited to accommodate social distancing and ensure everyone’s safety.
Even though we will not be worshipping together for Holy Week & Easter, we have planned some virtual offerings of worship and reflection for our Grace Church Family. Here are the upcoming ways to engage with us virtually during Holy Week & Easter:
Palm Sunday – Worship service will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11AM
Holy Monday – “Stations of the Cross” video will be shared on our Facebook page & website. It can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/200792523433704/videos/2701526370123727
Holy Tuesday – You are invited to the sanctuary for private prayer/meditation at 11AM (Tuesday services wil begin next week) (registration required, contact the office)
Maundy Thursday – Morning Prayer service at 11AM (registration required, contact the office)
Good Friday – Worship service will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11AM
Holy Saturday – “At-Home Easter Vigil” You are invited to read through the service with those in your household or together with friends over the phone or video call. If you would like a printout of the service, you can pick one up during office hours. Click here for the At Home Vigil
Easter Sunday – Worship service will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11AM
St. James Cathedral will also be offering some livestreamed worship services and videos for Holy Week and Easter. Visit stjamescathedral.ca/holy-week_easter for details.
Read the entire letter here: 2021 Holy Week Letter