Join us this week as we celebrate the stories and mysteries that are at the heart of our faith. All are welcome. On Maundy Thursday, April 17 at 6:15pm, we will gather in the church undercroft for a service that includes a simple Agape meal, foot washing and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist in remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper. At the end of the service we will move into the sanctuary for a stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Our guest preacher will be The Rt Rev. Whayne Hougland, Bishop of Western Michigan. The service for Good Friday, April 18, will begin at 7:00pm. The sanctuary will also be open all day for individuals to come and pray through the Stations of the Cross. The Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 19 begins at 8:45pm in the side yard of Grace. We’ll light a fire in the darkness and process into the Church by candle light to hear the story of God’s salvific acts, proclaim the Easter “Alleluia!” and celebrate Holy Eucharist. A dessert feast will follow the service. On Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10:30am we will celebrate the resurrection of Christ with a festive service of Holy Eucharist! Childcare is available at all services.
“Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.” On Wednesday, April 16 at 1:00pm we will gather at Grace to give thanks for the life and celebrate the new life of David Raffenaud. David was a local jazz and blues musician, a member of Grace and on staff at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the service. Visitation is on Tuesday, April 15 from 5:00-8:00pm at Langeland Funeral Home. Please keep the Raffenaud family in your prayers.