Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire
Speaking Schedule: September 2023
|September 2023||Speaker(s)||Sermon / Lectionary Subject||Communion / Offering||Reading / Short Message||Location||Time|
|02/09/23||Barry Robinson||Practical Love Romans 12:9-21||Comberton Village Hall, Cambridge||2pm|
|09/09/23||Richard Dempsey||Putting on the armour of light (Romans 13:8-14)||Farcet Village Hall, Peterborough||2pm|
|16/09/23||Sylvia Low with Lydia & Juliet Williams||Childlike Faith and Adventure Camp||Farcet Village Hall, Peterborough||2pm|
|23/09/23||Simon Williams||Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Matthew 20:1-16||Farcet Village Hall, Peterborough||2pm|
The Lord's Supper
Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire believes in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper / Communion, in accordance with Jesus’ instructions (1 Cor 11:26) and does so as an annual commemoration of the Last Supper in the spring and also as an ongoing witness to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, throughout the year (quarterly).
The Lord’s Supper also announces the fact that Jesus will return (1 Cor 11:26).
Revised Common Lectionary
In line with other GCI congregations around the world, Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire now follows the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL - see right) most weeks.
A lectionary, of course, is simply a list of scriptures to follow over the course of a church year.
The RCL uses a three-year cycle (Years A, B, and C).
We are currently in year 3 of the Revised Common Lectionary (2021-22).
Church Service Time: approx. 90 minutes, Sermon: approx. 30-45 minutes. Refreshments are usually available after the service.
We currently meet in two venues for our local church services starting at 2pm, to bring us closer to those in different parts of the region. On the first and last Saturdays of each month our services are held at Comberton Village Hall, Green End, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DY, and on all other Saturdays at Farcet Village Hall, 1 Main Street, Farcet, Peterborough PE7 3AN. However, it's best to contact us or check out our Facebook page to confirm. If you're unable to join us in person (or would like to listen again), recordings of many of our sermons are available.
Sunday Service - Live Stream:
Gracecom.church UK also live-streams a message at 11am each Sunday via YouTube from the Church Service Centre in Market Harborough, with an additional mid-week Bible study or prayer meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesdays.
You can access the YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCatCYu14mV9jvYr5GanDO6w.
What we teach
As followers of Jesus Christ, we proclaim the gospel—the good news of what Christ has done for all humanity.
When we realise that we are sinners saved only by God’s mercy, we become more patient with other sinners. When we realise that we have been forgiven an enormous debt, we become more forgiving.
The better we understand and appreciate the grace shown us, the more gracious we become toward others. We see the need for forgiveness in ourselves and in others.
What we sing
At Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire, we sing a variety of songs, including well known traditional hymns and modern worship songs.
We use Mission Praise as our main reference, but include a number of songs not found in that collection.
Our worship leaders are always sourcing potential new songs to add to our play list and we do plan to include live music in the future.
Songbooks (e.g. Mission Praise) are available but lyrics are also often displayed by projector, using the Microsoft PowerPoint application, to enhance the worship experience.
The gospel declares that because of Jesus Christ, all people are loved, forgiven and accepted by God—all belong (Eph. 1:4-6). Sadly, many don’t experience God’s unconditional love and acceptance and the result is sin and the pain it brings. But the Holy Spirit is actively at work helping people come to know that they belong.
As people understand the gospel and experience the truth that God, through Jesus, by the Spirit, has included them in his love and life, they begin to see God and themselves in a new light—they begin to believe.
The Spirit leads disciple-making churches to nurture believers.
As believers journey with Jesus, the Spirit transforms them into who they are (and are becoming) in Christ.
Growing into that reality includes engaging as workers in ministry with Jesus, with some workers becoming disciple-making leaders.