The Lord's Supper
Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire believes in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper / Communion, in accordance with Jesus’ instructions (1 Co 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).
Narrative Lectionary & Revised Common Lectionary
Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire follows the Narrative Lectionary (NL) as opposed to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL - see right)
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) and the NL uses a four-year cycle (Year of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John respectively).
We are currently in Year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary (2018/2019). which has been slightly modified (with permission) to fit our worship pattern.
Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire
Speaking Schedule: April 2020
Church Service Time: approx. 90 minutes, Sermon: approx. 25-40 minutes.
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic we are unable to hold local church services for the time being - however, GracecomChurch uk plans to live-stream a message at 11am on each Saturday and Sunday via YouTube from the Church Service Centre in Market Harborough, with an additional mid-week Bible study at 7.30pm on Wednesdays.
The YouTube link for the first stream is: https://youtu.be/hGbLGKkETUE and you can access the whole channel at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCatCYu14mV9jvYr5GanDO6w.
The Narrative Lectionary
Grace Communion Church Cambridgeshire endeavours to make us of the Narrative Lectionary to help ensure that the breadth and depth of the scriptures is preached each year.
The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings - from September through May each year - with the texts covering the biblical story, from the creation through to the early Christian church. The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture.
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 realize that we are sinners saved only by God’s mercy, we become more patient with other sinners. When we realize 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 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.