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Facebook & Youtube Live Streaming

Worship looks a little different due to COVID-19 these days. Over the course of the past couple months, we have switched to provide online live streaming of Sunday service on both Facebook and Youtube in order to limit the spread of this deadly virus. Please view the below recent video footage of Pastor Tom as…

Good Friday

A Word About Good Friday Read Mark 15: 25 – 39 There is no doubt that the crucifixion of Jesus was a shocking end to his earthly ministry. It came just five days after his enthusiastic celebration into Jerusalem.  Although the earthly reasons for Jesus’ death by the Romans were blasphemy and his claim to be…

Maundy Thursday

A Word About Maundy Thursday Please read Mark 14: 12 – 28 The focus for Maundy is “the last supper” the disciples had with Jesus.  This well-known scene has been, of course, immortalized by Leonardo da Vinci’s awesome painting. During the meal Jesus says, “The truth is, one of you will betray me.” That statement…

Welcome, Rev. Tom Butcher!

  Hello, I’m Pastor Tom and I am delighted to be your new pastor at Grace UMC for the next few months. Though I currently have my home in TX, I am equally at home in Phoenix. In the past I have served several churches here in the East Valley including Velda Rose, Gilbert, and St. Matthew…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prayer: Breathe deeply as you gaze upon the image on the left. Imagine placing yourself yourself in this scene. What do you see? How do you feel? Get quiet and still, offering a silent or spoken prayer to God. This Week’s Scripture: Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 “The hand of the Lord came upon me,…

Fourth Sunday of Lent

PRAYER: Breathe deeply as you gaze upon the image above. Imagine placing yourself in this scene. What do you see? How do you feel? Get quiet and still, offering a silent or spoken prayer to God. This Week’s Scripture: Psalm 23 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.    He makes me lie…

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church Closing

Friends, We’ve been carefully watching the CDC, Governor Ducey, and Bishop Hoshibata’s recommendations for gathering. Given the CDC’s recommendation that groups larger than 50 stop meeting for at least 8 weeks, it has become clear that the only responsible decision is to suspend all gatherings at the church until further notice. To be clear: we…

COVID-19 Update (March 13)

But if someone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but refuses to help—how can the love of God dwell in a person like that? Little children, let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth. (1 John 3:17-18)   Beloved people of Grace, As the news keeps…