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Grace Church publishes a monthly newsletter with various topics such as ongoing church matters, living a Christian life, and devotionals. If you wish to receive the newsletter in your e-mail, please contact the church administrator at admin@graceorleans.ca.

Below you will find articles from this newsletter and other articles published by Grace Church.

Good Gracious

Good Gracious Pastor’s Thoughts March 1, 2021   “Meeting Jesus in the Wilderness”   We live in a townhouse on the southeast side of Orleans. It is hardly wilderness. Now it only takes two or three minutes drive to get to open farm fields, to remind us what these lands looked like not so long ago. I am trying to walk
Hazelwood – My forever Valentine! February is the month of love and almost everyone celebrates February 14th, Valentine’s Day, in some way.  It’s often a day where you share a special and opulent dinner with your loved one, or simply spend some quiet time together re-energising your relationship.  But do you know
Hazelwood – Love; share, give, enjoy This year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary as a congregation and for those of us who were there in the early days, the “Magic Penny” was a favourite children’s song.  The chorus went like this: “Love is something if you give it away; give it away; give it away. 

Good Gracious - February 2021

Good Gracious Pastor’s Piece February 2021   If I asked you about where the elders are in the Bible, you might not first say they are to be found directly in the presence of God. The Elders appear in Exodus 18 when Jethro tells Moses he is doing too much work, and needs other leaders to do the work with him. They also show up in the

Good Gracious - Dec 2020 - Vision For The Future

“Vision for the Future”   Does anyone remember when we thought that 2020 was going to be the year of vision, because it is 20-20? Then we entered into it and many of us thought we were playing parts in an end times movie where a bad illness suddenly overtook the world and shut down countries and economies. No zombies in this
Hazelwood – Love personifiedAs we enter the season of Advent, it is a good time to pause and consider the basics of our faith.  As part of our Sunday service, we will mark the approaching celebration of Christ’s birth by lighting one candle of the Advent wreath each week.  Each candle is named as: hope (week one), peace

Good Gracious - November 2020

“Remembering to Pray…and Electing Elders”   “Remember your leaders…” Hebrews 13:7   Each of us enters November with a sense of remembering. We take a few days out of the year to remember those who have given their lives in the military in the past for the sake of our political freedoms and opposing

Hazelwood - Nov 2020

Hazelwood – May his praise be always on our lips! Almost every Sunday since the pandemic began, it has been my honour and privilege to welcome you to our worship service and to share in the reading of a Psalm.  Each Monday morning I look forward to finding out what the next week’s reading will be so I can begin to prepare. 

Hazelwood - Oct 2020

Good News Gardening

Jesus often used parables to illustrate a particular point in his teaching.  One of his well known parables is the Parable of the Sower – sometimes known as the Parable of the Soil.  This parable is recorded in three of the four Gospels – Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8.  All three are very similar; here is

Good Gracious - October 2020

Family Thanksgiving

Life is a gift. We often forget this in our many conversations and news reports that centre on “rights.” A gift comes to you as is. You have a choice to receive it. You can reject it. You can receive it grudgingly. You can receive it with thanksgiving. The only choice that doesn’t appear to be an option to you or to me, is