Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

MORNING WORSHIP
Worship with us this Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 28 at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. This will be the seventh Sunday in Eastertide and we will continue to celebrate the joy of the risen Christ in our worship experience. 

The Men’s Chorus, the Chordsmen, will minister in song, the Youth Ushers will serve and the Reverend Paul Hill will preach the sermon. 

Feel free to wear jeans, business casual or Sunday best! We are a child-friendly congregation so your child(ren) may always attend worship with you.

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 Angeles

LITURGICAL SEASON
Eastertide is the fifth season of the Christian calendar year. It is a 50-day period that gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. It’s the season when we remember how we are, according to the liturgy, “incorporated into Christ’s mighty acts of salvation.” As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church and gifts of the Spirit (Pentecost), and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ.

The color of the season is white which represents purity. The symbols of the season are butterflies, the cross and eggs.  The life cycle of a butterfly is a symbol of eternal life. While in its cocoon, it changes and emerges in a new and beautiful form (1 Corinthians 15:53,54). The cross is a symbol of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection is his victory over the power of sin and death (Romans 3:25,26). Eggs represent the new life that returns to nature during the spring. Christians also view it as a reminder of the tomb from which Jesus Christ arose (Luke 24:1-4). 

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
This lectionary-based Bible Study led by Rev. Hill is on Wenesdays at 12 noon. The class is open to newcomers and those with little or no previous knowledge of the Bible. Class resumes on Wednesday, May 3.

PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Warriors
Wednesday evenings during Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel followed by quiet meditation.
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. Hill 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)