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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 - 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

Good Gracious - September 2020

“Returning to the Building…”   Good gracious! How the time has flown by! We are already six months into the COVID season of restrictions and precautions. Infections and deaths have been less here in Canada than most countries, and while I don’t know the exact numbers about that, I do know our neighbor to the South

Hazelwood - June 2020

Hazelwood – Are we all really in the same boat? “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.  The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.  So

Good Gracious - June 2020

Good Gracious Pastor’s Article June 1, 2020   “The Real Presence”   Matthew 28: 18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the

Good Gracious - May 2020

Good Gracious Pastor Jonathan May 2, 2020   April Showers Bring May Flowers   The Spring time often has us looking forward to more outdoor time and enjoyment of the garden. This year, unlike any other, prohibits us from simply going to the gardening store for soil, fertilizer, seeds and the like. This year, unlike any other, cautions

Hazelwood - May 2020

Hazelwood – What am I missing? Depending on how you count, we are somewhere around eight weeks into this new “normal.”  Exactly how many days it has been doesn’t matter as much as how we are coping with the sometimes radical changes in our lifestyle that the pandemic has brought. When we gather with our on-line

Hazelwood - Apr 2020

Hazelwood – A Bridge to Salvation

In the past month, the world has become a very different place.  City streets are deserted; there is little movement of planes, trains or automobiles; businesses are closed; many thousands of people are unemployed; grocery shopping is a very different experience; the stock market is nervous; and so are many people.  There is fear and