GRACE MINISTRIES COVID-19 UPDATE
MAUNDY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY, PALM SUNDAY & EASTER SERVICES WILL BE ONLINE
I have been keeping tabs on the actions of sister parishes, reviewing CDC recommendations, communicating with your Council presidents, and now with Governor Baker’s restrictions on gathering sizes it is clear that our campuses need to close their doors to all activities, including recovery groups, within the facilities extended thru mid-April.
We are not closing the church, only the buildings. There will be worship uploaded to YouTube midday on Sundays. Also, I will be setting up ZOOM to allow for a Wednesday evening Lenten discussion through this conferencing portal: if you have a computer you may be visually engaged through your on-board cam, and it appears there may also be a phone-in capacity. Email me if you are interested and we’ll look to get you hooked up ?
Even though the facilities will be closed, the operations and costs of the church are continuing. Please drop your offerings off in the parish mailboxes, or mail them in to be current.
Ann and I expect continuing in the office Mondays-Thursdays from 9 AM – 3 PM to manage the business and needs of Grace We will be contacting shut-ins for encouragement that is so important. Please, call some of your friends and other members and share encouragement with them as well!
If you or someone you know needs our help, please email or call and we will get to work.
Let us listen to the recommendations of our elected officials and appointed officials, practice social-distancing, good hygiene, and look to the Lord for our strength and hope!
WHEN WE RETURN:
Sundays, 8:45 AM, Traditional Eucharist
Wednesdays, 7 PM, Evening Prayer
2nd Thursdays, 5 PM, Rejoicing Spirits w/Eucharist
Worship with a focus towards the alternately-abled
Sundays 9AM Pre-K through 4th grade
Held at our Auburn campus:
90 Bryn Mawr Ave
eligibility @ 5th grade
begins new season on >>> Monday, September 16th
1st & 3rd Mondays @ Bethel
"No matter what the kids or my professors throw at me during the week, I walk in Sunday morning and immediately feel better and at home."
"Finding this church has been such a great experience for me and really opened my eyes to what practicing faith should be all about!"
"I find there to be a real warmth in this place, and a spirit of love. And, I really appreaciate the social justice emphasis in the language of the church."
REAL quotes from REAL people!
COME CATCH THE SPIRIT!
We are a progressive congregation, followers of the Way of Christ, and believe the bible to be the inspired Word of God inviting all people into a relationship that both challenges us and promises new life!
We don't have all the answers, but together look to God's revelation in our lives.
This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here!
Learn more about our people.
We are called to SERVE BOLDLY: understanding that the Word informs, the Sacrament of the Table renews, and people bring worship into the world as the hands and feet of Christ right here, right now!
Being present as people of faith, for those both in our community and the world around us, is our mission as we live out God's promises of hope and peace by grace!
BE THE LIVING EUCHARIST!
Learn more about our work.
Zion Lutheran Church
41 Whitmarsh Ave
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 508 832-3427
Or use our contact form.
ALL are welcome in this place!
9 AM - 3 PM
M-TH on Auburn Campus
90 Bryn Mawr Ave, Auburn
PASTORAL OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesdays 2-4PM @ Panera Bread on Gold Star Blvd
Thursdays 2-4 PM @ Auburn Centre Starbucks
or by appointment