Same, But Different

This coming weekend is an important one… not just because it’s July 4th on Saturday, but because we’re gathering onsite this Sunday for worship! In 40 years, the community of Grace Fellowship has never not gathered physically except for a handful of ECHO Sundays where we served the community. Right now, it’s been 16 Sundays with no onsite gatherings! But this Sunday, we plan to be onsite, and I can’t wait.
That said, our gatherings will be different…
  • We’re doing our best to provide a safe and secure environment means that families will be spread out and masks will be encouraged for all (for more info on what you can expect when we gather, click here). If you do plan to worship onsite this Sunday at 9:15 or 11am, go here to RSVP.
  • It will also be different because not all of us who call GFC home will gather onsite. In fact, for some in our church who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 or have a higher level of concern, it may be quite a while. This is one reason I’m grateful we will continue to host services online at (at both 9:15 and 11am). I’m thankful that we are still one church, even though we’re gathering in different locations.
  • Finally, our onsite gatherings will feel different because we continue to live in uncertain times. No one knows what the future holds. As cases of COVID continue to increase in certain parts of the country, we are reminded that our plans may have to shift (and if that happens, we will let you know!).
What will NOT be different is the One whom we will be gathering to worship. The One who holds us and our world in His hands. The One who conquered death and secured us in the Father’s love for all eternity… Jesus Christ. And as Job said, He knows the way that we take… (Job 23:10). Let’s continue trusting Him as we walk through this season together.
Matt Murphy
Lead Pastor