Today marks a very special date on the Christian calendar. It’s Ascension day. We read about this remarkable event in Acts 1 where Christ was taken up into heaven – and the disciples watched in awe as it all happened in front of their eyes. As if that wasn’t enough, two angels then appeared and told them to look forward to Christ’ 2nd coming – when He will appear just as He had left – riding on the clouds. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – and we have a special day planned at Grace Church to help us all celebrate our mums/wives. Thanks to Grace Insurance who’ve sponsored a Photo Booth for us. Let’s all use the opportunity to take some fun photos together as couples & families. The church service will also focus on the theme of LIFE as we look at Psalm 139 which speaks of the miracle of life. If YOU are reading this – it means YOU’VE been born – and YOU are a miracle that has been woven together in YOUR mother’s womb. Come find out more about the miracle of life [Y.O.U.] this Sunday.

On Sunday 20th May – we will start a 4 part series on the book of Judges. It’s one of those very intriguing books of the Bible which records the history of Israel at a time when people drifted further and further from God. We can see a similar pattern happening in the Western world today – and can learn lessons from Judges for our own day and times. The 20th May will also be the Sunday when we celebrate Lord’s Supper again.

May each one of you experience the grace and favour of God in your lives.

Pastor Joe