Grace United Methodist Church

Grace Church is a diverse community that strives to follow in Jesus' footsteps--to love instead of hate and accept instead of exclude.

Grace United Methodist Church is a diverse community of Christians that strives to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, to love instead of hate, forgive instead of judge, and accept instead of exclude. We welcome everyone, and that practice is borne out in our congregation. Visit Grace on a Sunday morning and you will see a vibrant mix of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Caucasians; gays, lesbians and heterosexuals; wealthy, middle class, poor and refugees; and age range from infant to centenarian. We live out our faith through ministries. On Sundays, our historic landmark building is a church. The rest of the week, it’s a preschool, a medical clinic, a legal clinic, a sanctuary for teen mothers, a new monastic community serving the poor, and a community center. Some of our parishioners are also benefactors of our programs. With 300 members, Grace is small enough for you to get to know everybody, but big enough to do great things. If you believe you can make a difference in your community and the world. . .if you want to feel equally received and valued among church members. . .we encourage you to come visit us and see if our faith journey aligns with yours. We would be honored to welcome you. Worship Service Every Sunday from 10:50 am till noon, the Grace community comes together for worship. Our service follows a traditional United Methodist format, but also incorporates features that are unique to Grace. For example, we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday. We also celebrate the diverse ethnicities of our congregation and neighborhood. Sermons at Grace Church are drawn from Scripture readings, current events, and cultural observations. They are lively, educational, provocative, and challenging. Grace sermons are thoughtfully conceived messages based on Biblical wisdom designed to stimulate reflection and spiritual growth. Music Program Although we are a relatively small congregation, Grace Church is deeply committed to a vibrant music ministry. With superb acoustics and a 1925 Kimball organ, our sanctuary is blessed with the sounds of a dedicated volunteer choir under the leadership of seasoned choir director/organist Michael Manes as well as vocal and instrumental solos and visiting choirs and ensembles. Musical offerings vary from classical to contemporary, from traditional to gospel, and from African folk music to Taizé chants. Grace also hosts a variety of recitals and concerts throughout the year. Sunday School & Nursery Infants and Younger Children A nursery is available during Sunday school classes for infants and during worship services for infants and toddlers through age five. The nursery is staffed by two trained, adult caregivers and is located on the ground level next to the sanctuary. Godly Play for children from ages three to six meets during the worship service and helps children enhance their experience of God through stories, play, and snacks. Sunday School We offer the following Sunday school classes for grade-school children. These classes meet from 9:30 to 10:30 every Sunday: · Children’s Elementary Class offers music, lessons, art, and snacks for elementary children through grade six. It meets on the second floor. · Youth Class offers includes scripture, discussion, music, prayer, literature, and art for youth in grades seven through twelve. · Confirmation Class for sixth graders and older youth wanting to be confirmed in the faith explores Methodist history, tradition, and theology. In addition, the Grace United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF), for grades six through twelve, meets Sundays after the worship service from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Youth fellowship deals with current issues in relationship to scripture. It usually starts with youth analyzing all sides of a meaningful story in order to promote thinking. They also participate in mission projects, such as a community garden or going on missions trips during the summer. Grace Fellowship After worship, the congregation meets in the Parlor for Grace Gathering, an informal reception for members and visitors.

Mission: Grace is a small but dynamic inner-city congregation committed to spiritual growth and community service. Within our beautiful historic sanctuary, we have served as an anchor to East Dallas since 1903. We come from around the corner and across the globe. We range from infants to seniors. We are professionals, laborers, teachers, students, homemakers, artists, and just plain folk. Our congregation is multi-ethnic and diverse, and we welcome our LGBT brothers and sisters. We represent up to six countries of origin and a variety of faith traditions. And we come together to grow as a spiritual community and to embrace missions that are vital to our neighborhood, our city, and our world.

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Sunday Worship - June 7

Welcome and Announcements: Jonathan Grace



Choral Prelude Holy, Holy, Holy Franz Schubert

Cassie Evans, Jeanne Stephens, Diana McKnight, Janet McEowen, Laura Jacobus



Call to Worship Jonathan Grace

Let us remember what our God has done!

God created the world out of a formless void.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God made every animal and plant, bird and fish.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God created people in the image of God.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God has made us caretakers of the earth.

Let us complete our task in faithfulness.



Hymn “Morning Has Broken” UMH #145

1 Morning has broken like the first morning, Black bird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2 Sweet the rain's new fall Sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3 Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning. Born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, Praise ev'ry morning, God's recreation of the new day!



Passing of the Peace



Scripture: Genesis 1: 1-5 Jonathan Grace

Link to Scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=458119778



Sermon “And God Saw" Jonathan Grace



Community Prayer Requests: Adam White

Please comment via Facebook Live what prayers you have so we can pray over them later in the service



Electronic Offering (Give Here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/donate)



Offertory : “Lift Thine Eyes” Felix Mendelssohn

Electronic Offertory Prayer:



Community Prayers: Adam White

(Praying for what was shared on FB Live.)

Each petition: “Lord…” All Respond: Hear Our Prayers

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen



Birthdays Blessings

Melinda McNutt 6/8

Jeanne Stephens 6/10

Kit Lively 6/11



Anniversary Blessings

Mr. Bill Bucher & Matt Kowalewski 06/08

Riley & Janie Miller 06/14

Benediction and Words of Assurance: Jonathan Grace

Postlude: “Fugue in F” Johann Pachelbel

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[06/05/20]   Order of Worship - June 7

Welcome and Announcements: Jonathan Grace



Choral Prelude Holy, Holy, Holy Franz Schubert

Cassie Evans, Jeanne Stephens, Diana McKnight, Janet McEowen, Laura Jacobus



Call to Worship Jonathan Grace

Let us remember what our God has done!

God created the world out of a formless void.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God made every animal and plant, bird and fish.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God created people in the image of God.



Let us remember what our God has done!

God has made us caretakers of the earth.

Let us complete our task in faithfulness.



Hymn “Morning Has Broken” UMH #145

1 Morning has broken like the first morning, Black bird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2 Sweet the rain's new fall Sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3 Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning. Born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, Praise ev'ry morning, God's recreation of the new day!



Passing of the Peace



Scripture: Genesis 1: 1-5 Jonathan Grace

Link to Scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=458119778



Sermon “And God Saw" Jonathan Grace



Community Prayer Requests: Adam White

Please comment via Facebook Live what prayers you have so we can pray over them later in the service



Electronic Offering

(Give Here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/donate)



Offertory: “Lift Thine Eyes” Felix Mendelssohn

Electronic Offertory Prayer:



Community Prayers: Adam White

(Praying for what was shared on FB Live.)

Each petition: “Lord…” All Respond: Hear Our Prayers

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen



Birthdays Blessings

Melinda McNutt 6/8

Jeanne Stephens 6/10

Kit Lively 6/11



Anniversary Blessings

Mr. Bill Bucher & Matt Kowalewski 06/08

Riley & Janie Miller 06/14

Benediction and Words of Assurance: Jonathan Grace

Postlude: “Fugue in F” Johann Pachelbel

Music w/ Michael - June 4th

This Thursday's guest artist on Music with Michael is Dallas native, Josefina Maldonado, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas.

Maldonado was a principle artist in two modern world premiere serenatas by Johannas Schmelzer for the Olomouc’s Baroque festival in the Czech Republic. Major roles with UNT Opera included Dorabella/Cosí fan tutte, Ruggiero/Alcina, Cherubini/Le nozze di Figaro and Siébel/Faust. Josefina is currently a soloist with the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, and is an event coordinator for a local facility. Her program will include works by Schubert, Faure, Franck, as well as several contemporary settings of favorite hymns.

[06/03/20]   This Thursday's guest artist on Music with Michael is Dallas native, Josefina Maldonado, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas.

Maldonado was a principle artist in two modern world premiere serenatas by Johannas Schmelzer for the Olomouc’s Baroque festival in the Czech Republic. Major roles with UNT Opera included Dorabella/Cosí fan tutte, Ruggiero/Alcina, Cherubini/Le nozze di Figaro and Siébel/Faust. Josefina is currently a soloist with the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, and is an event coordinator for a local facility. Her program will include works by Schubert, Faure, Franck, as well as several contemporary settings of favorite hymns.

Let America be America Again
By Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There's never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.")

Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?

I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
I am the red man driven from the land,
I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek—
And finding only the same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
Tangled in that ancient endless chain
Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
Of work the men! Of take the pay!
Of owning everything for one's own greed!

I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
I am the worker sold to the machine.
I am the Negro, servant to you all.
I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—
Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers!
I am the man who never got ahead,
The poorest worker bartered through the years.

Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
That even yet its mighty daring sings
In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
That's made America the land it has become.
O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
In search of what I meant to be my home—
For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
To build a "homeland of the free."

The free?

Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we've dreamed
And all the songs we've sung
And all the hopes we've held
And all the flags we've hung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay—
Except the dream that's almost dead today.

O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine—the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,

America!
O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain—
All, all the stretch of these great green states—
And make America again!

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Pentecost Sunday - May 31

Order of Worship - Pentecost Sunday, May 31

Welcome and Announcements: Adam White

Prelude: "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove” Bill Claxton and Sam Hodges

Call to Worship: Margaret Barrett

And in the last of days it shall come to pass, God declares, that I will poor out my Spirit on all flesh,

And your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions.

When the Day of Pentecost had come, they were all gathered together in one place.

And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared to them tongues of fire, distributed and resting on each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

Hymn: “Spirit of Faith, Come Down” UMH #332

1. Spirit of faith, come down, reveal the things of God, and make to us the Godhead known, and witness with the blood. 'Tis thine the blood to apply and give us eyes to see, who did for every sinner die hath surely died for me.

2. No one can truly say that Jesus is the Lord, unless thou take the veil away and breathe the living Word.Then, only then, we feel our interest in his blood, and cry with joy unspeakable, "Thou art my Lord, my God!"

3. O that the world might know the all atoning Lamb! Spirit of faith, descend and show the virtue of his name; the grace which all may find, the saving power, impart, and testify to humankind, and speak in every heart.

4. Inspire the living faith (which whosoe'er receive, the witness in themselves they have and consciously believe), the faith that conquers all, and doth the mountain move, and saves whoe'er on Jesus call, and perfects them in love.



Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21 Margaret Barrett

Link to Scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=457511114



Sermon: “Pentecost 2020" Charles Cox

Community Prayer Requests: Adam White

Please comment via Facebook Live what prayers you have so we can pray over them later in the service

Electronic Offering: Margaret Barrett

(Give Here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/donate)

Offertory: "Farther Along"

Electronic Offertory Prayer: Margaret Barrett

Community Prayers: Adam White

(Praying for what was shared on FB Live.) Each petition: “Lord…” All Respond: Hear Our Prayers



Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Blessings and Birthdays

Joel Dillard 6/1

Henri Ayubu 6/2

Zachary Tully 6/5

Anniversaries

Dale and Janet McEowen 06/02

Dr.. Tom & Deanie Hampton 06/04

Benediction and Words of Assurance: Charles Cox

Postlude: “Christ the Redeemer” Tim Birchwood

[05/29/20]   Order of Worship - Pentecost Sunday, May 31

Welcome and Announcements: Adam White

Prelude: "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove” Bill Claxton & Sam Hodges

Call to Worship: Margaret Barrett

And in the last of days it shall come to pass, God declares, that I will poor out my Spirit on all flesh,

And your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions.

When the Day of Pentecost had come, they were all gathered together in one place.

And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared to them tongues of fire, distributed and resting on each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

Hymn: “Spirit of Faith, Come Down” UMH #332

1. Spirit of faith, come down, reveal the things of God, and make to us the Godhead known, and witness with the blood. 'Tis thine the blood to apply and give us eyes to see, who did for every sinner die hath surely died for me.

2. No one can truly say that Jesus is the Lord, unless thou take the veil away and breathe the living Word.Then, only then, we feel our interest in his blood, and cry with joy unspeakable, "Thou art my Lord, my God!"

3. O that the world might know the all atoning Lamb! Spirit of faith, descend and show the virtue of his name; the grace which all may find, the saving power, impart, and testify to humankind, and speak in every heart.

4. Inspire the living faith (which whosoe'er receive, the witness in themselves they have and consciously believe), the faith that conquers all, and doth the mountain move, and saves whoe'er on Jesus call, and perfects them in love.

Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21 Margaret Barrett

Link to Scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=457511114

Sermon: “Pentecost 2020" Charles Cox

Community Prayer Requests: Adam White

Please comment via Facebook Live what prayers you have so we can pray over them later in the service

Electronic Offering: Margaret Barrett

(Give Here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/donate)

Offertory: "Farther Along"

Electronic Offertory Prayer: Margaret Barrett

Community Prayers: Adam White

(Praying for what was shared on FB Live.) Each petition: “Lord…” All Respond: Hear Our Prayers

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Blessings and Birthdays

Joel Dillard 6/1

Henri Ayubu 6/2

Zachary Tully 6/5

Anniversaries

Dale and Janet McEowen 06/02

Dr.. Tom & Deanie Hampton 06/04


Benediction and Words of Assurance: Charles Cox

Postlude: “Christ the Redeemer” Tim Birchwood

Reaching Out, Loving All, Growing in Grace

For over 100 years, the people of Grace Church/Dallas have been worshipping and serving the Downtown Dallas community from our corner of Junius St. and Haskell Ave. Over the years our neighborhood has changed but who we are has not. We celebrate an open table, we believe we can make a difference in our community and we strive to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, to love instead of hate, forgive instead of judge, and accept instead of exclude. We live out our faith through ministries. Through the week our campus is a preschool, a medical clinic, a legal clinic, a sanctuary for teen mothers, a new monastic community serving the poor and a community center. On a Sunday morning and you will see a vibrant mix of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, sexualities, and genders as well as people with disabilities. We are a diverse community, and we believe that every person is created in the image of God and has a place at Christ’s table.

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Videos (show all)

Sunday Worship - June 7
Music w/ Michael - June 4th
Pentecost Sunday - May 31
Safali Recital - May 28
Sunday Worship - May 24
Andrés Díaz Recital
Sunday Worship - May 17
Music w/ Michael
Denise Lee Recital
Sunday Worship - May 3

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4105 Junius St
Dallas, TX
75246

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Sunday 10:50 - 12:00
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