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

Good Gracious

Good Gracious June 2021 - A Higher Altitude Advantage

There are certain seasons in life where it seems like all you can see are negative outcomes. It feels like worse case scenarios are the only possible future. And when you prepare for the worst, sometimes you are surprised, but often you see what you expect to see because our perspectives matter.   Back in the days when I flew on passenger

Good Gracious Missions Update - Apr 2021

In St. John’s, Newfoundland, a couple of our friends decided to get their captain’s papers for sailing on the ocean. He is a retired dentist, and she is a retired chiropodist. They wanted to sail between Florida and some of the Caribbean islands. They took the courses, bought the boat and now have done the sailing several times. You
In St. John’s, Newfoundland, a couple of our friends decided to get their captain’s papers for sailing on the ocean. He is a retired dentist, and she is a retired chiropodist. They wanted to sail between Florida and some of the Caribbean islands. They took the courses, bought the boat and now have done the sailing several times. You

Hazelwood - Apr 2021 – Love lifted me!

We began this journey on love before the winter snows came, and so far we’ve looked at nine of ten suggested ways to love.  Here they are: Listen without interrupting          Proverbs 18 Speak without accusing
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