We observed All Saints Day this year with a special celebration of ... Yes, the saints ~ In our midst!
The efforts of our dedicated team (led by Pastor Charlie Hamill), yielded an impressive, permanent wall-display of the portraits of our previous pastors throughout history. This brand new "Wall of Ministers" will remain up for viewing in the Parish Hall.
Many volumes of photographs were also discovered in various areas of the church office building. The pictures were identified, labelled and archived for parishioners and guests to view, presenting a wonderful perspective on the journey that Grace Church has taken over the years, with all of us as participants along the way.
Guests look with fascination upon the comprehensive Grace Church history, displayed in a retrospective, mounted professionally on poster board.
Our parishioners and visitors sign in, using name tags to ensure that everyone from our various worship services knows each other, and becomes acquainted. We held a 9:30 worship service for the 1st time, to unite all our worshippers from 8:00 & 10:00 as one.
Naturally, any Grace Church function must throw down a lavish buffet to nourish our guests and provide the warm hospitality that we're known for. ~ Even saints must eat!
"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 8:11 ESV)
As a special tribute we gathered for a full church photograph of our congregation.
What a blessed celebration we had!
Grace Church Digital Minister
Who photographed the photographer?
Look carefully in the group picture above to find who in our group did that!