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.

[04/04/20]   Hello friends! For Bible study tomorrow morning, we are going to show/talk about art that folks have made during the quarantine. If you have made something creative, share it in the comments, and we may feature it tomorrow morning! Don't limit yourselves to paintings/drawings... could be a poem, a dance, a song... the possibilities are endless!

[04/04/20]   Order of Worship - Sunday, March 29th

Welcome and Announcements: Jonathan
(At this time feel free to upload a Selfie of you or your family in the comment section) Choral Prelude: “Hosanna, We Sing!”

A Hymn for Palm Sunday. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna UMH 278
1. Hosanna, loud hosanna,
the little children sang,
through pillared court and temple
the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them
close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises,
the simplest and the best.

2. From Olivet they followed
mid an exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven
rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children
should on his bidding wait.

3. "Hosanna in the highest!"
that ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven our King.
O may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence
eternally rejoice!

Scripture: Matthew 21: 1-11

Link to Scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452767143

Sermon: “Welcoming Jesus” Jonathan Grace

Community Prayer Requests: Adam
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): Emily

Offertory - On the Road to Jerusalem

Electronic Offertory Prayer: Emily

Community Prayers: Adam
(praying for that 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
Lamar 3/28, Paul 3/30, Molly 3/30, Ericka 4/1, Erik, 4/2, Manuel 4/5

Benediction and Words of Assurance: Jonathan Grace

Postlude: “Ah, Holy Jesus”

Join us this Holy Week online as we worship, learn, and center ourselves in Christ

Stream here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/grace-live-stream

7 Last Words: Good Friday Service

For this year's Good Friday, we have a special service for you!

Grace, in collaboration with St. Michael Discoed in the UK and Thine Worship Music, will be streaming a 25 minute Good Friday service on repeat from 10am - 10pm. The service will show 14 art pieces depicting Jesus' 7 Last words on the cross, accompanied with music.

For more information visit the event's page here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/feature-calendar/4vbsnqptp0jdicnqiexsrksz7xgzl2

Hope you can join us!

(Music by Ian McGlynn of Thine Worship c 2019 Ian McGlynn)

Good Neighbor Conversation :)

Join Emily and Deborah talk about finding joy during this crazy time!

Join Emily and Pastor Deborah for the last Good Neighboring Convo this Lent - Tomorrow here (www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/) @ 10:30am!

Wednesday Bible Study

Join Davis and me tomorrow @ 3pm for our Weekly Bible Study as we discuss Matthew 21:1-11

Here is a link to read the scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452603417

Join Davis and me tomorrow @ 3pm for our Weekly Bible Study here - www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/ - as we discuss Matthew 21:1-11

Also, here is a link to read the scripture - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452603417

Hope to stream you there!

[03/30/20]   Join Music Director Michael Manes Tuesday, April 31 @ 12pm as he plays piano arrangements on Grace’s 1926 Steinway!

Stream on FB Live: www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/

Or on Youtube through our website:
https://www.graceumcdallas.org/grace-live-stream

Lenten Recital

Join Music Director Michael Manes Tuesday, April 31 @ 12pm as he plays piano arrangements on Grace’s 1926 Steinway!

Stream on FB Live: Grace United Methodist Church

Or on Youtube through our website:
https://www.graceumcdallas.org/grace-live-stream

Holistic Health

The fundamentals of self care are always important. As we shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, a discussion on this topic seems especially relevant. Please join Dr. Steve Hines on Monday, March 30th @ 3 p.m. on Grace’s Livestream for a presentation on Holistic Health: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Self Care.

A reminder about Dr. Steve Hines health talk, here ( www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/ ) @ 3:00pm today.

Hope to stream you there!

Visit our Online Lent page here - https://www.graceumcdallas.org/lent-online

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Grace Worship - March 29, 2020 — Grace United Methodist Church

Evening Friends,

Here is a more polished recording of today's worship service, many thanks to those who helped organize and lead, and participate, and tune in, and rewatch!

Blessings

graceumcdallas.org Re-stream our worship from Sunday, March 29th

Order of Worship - Sunday, March 29th
Welcome and Announcements: Adam
(At this time feel free to upload a Selfie of you or your family in the comment section)
Prelude: Organ Piece
Lenten Testimony: Davis
Scripture: John 11: 1-45 - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452070377
Psalm 130 - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452070437
Refrain: Psalm 130
Sermon: “My Soul in Stillness Waits” Eric
Community Prayer Requests: Adam
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 ): Emily Offertory - “Pie Jesu” Arr, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Carol St. Carol, soprano, Jeanne Jeanne, alto, Diana McKnight, oboe
Electronic Offertory Prayer: Emily Clark
Community Prayers: Adam (praying for that was previously 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 trespaases,
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, for ever.
Amen
Blessings and Birthdays
Cindy 3/22, Paul 3/22, Chloe 3/22, Judy 3/23, Sonia 3/23, Les 3/24, James 3/25, Anne 3/25, Stan 3/27, Lamar 3/28, Paul 3/30, Molly 3/30
Benediction and Words of Assurance: Eric
Postlude: “Be Thou My Vision

All Church Sunday School - March 29

Join Emily and Adam as they discuss the topic of "Letting go of excuses; leaning into gratitude, creativity, and hope”

We will livestream the event on our FB Page here - https://www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/

We strive to love instead of hate, accept instead of exclude

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

[03/27/20]   Order of Worship - Sunday, March 29th

Welcome and Announcements: Adam

(At this time feel free to upload a Selfie of you or your family in the comment section)

Prelude: Organ Piece

Lenten Testimony: Davis

Scripture: John 11: 1-45 - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452070377

Psalm 130 - http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=452070437

Refrain: Psalm 130

Sermon: “My Soul in Stillness Waits” Eric

Community Prayer Requests: Adam

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 ): Emily Offertory - “Pie Jesu” Arr, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Carol St. Carol, soprano, Jeanne Jeanne, alto, Diana McKnight, oboe

Electronic Offertory Prayer: Emily Clark
Community Prayers: Adam (praying for that was previously 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 trespaases,
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, for ever.
Amen

Blessings and Birthdays

Cindy 3/22, Paul 3/22, Chloe 3/22, Judy 3/23, Sonia 3/23, Les 3/24, James 3/25, Anne 3/25, Stan 3/27, Lamar 3/28, Paul 3/30, Molly 3/30

Benediction and Words of Assurance: Eric

Postlude: “Be Thou My Vision”

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Holistic Health: Fundamentals of Self Care — Grace United Methodist Church

Join Dr. Steve Hines this coming Monday, March 30th @ 3pm on our FB Page (www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/) for a special presentation about practicing self-care during this unique time of isolation we are facing.

graceumcdallas.org The fundamentals of self care are always important. As we shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, a discussion on this topic seems especially relevant. Please join Dr. Steve Hines on Monday, March 30th @ 3 p.m. on Grace’s Livestream for a presentation on Holistic Health: Physical, Emotional...

Good Neighboring Conversation

Join Emily and Pastor Deborah from East Dallas Christian as they discuss good neighboring tips during this season of unknown and uncertainty

Wednesday Bible study

Join us for Wednesday Bible study as we discuss John 11:1-45

oremus Bible Browser : John 11:1-45

Join Pastor Jonathan and Adam on FB Live (www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/) - tomorrow at 3pm for our weekly bible study!

This week we are discussing John 11:1-45 which you can read by clicking the link below :)

bible.oremus.org 11Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus,* ‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ 4But when Jesus...

Here's our live-streaming schedule for the week! All will be live on our Page (www.facebook.com/graceumcdallas/) or on our Youtube channel accessible through our website (https://www.graceumcdallas.org/grace-live-stream)

We hope to stream (see) you soon!

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Grace Worship - March 22, 2020 — Grace United Methodist Church

Evening Friends,

Here is a higher resolution video of our service from this morning. Thank you to each person who helped out in-person this morning and to each of you who tuned-in or can re-stream the service.

We still are the church as Jonathan said, even if we are connected through livestream.

We love you and will continue to serve alongside you come what may.

https://www.graceumcdallas.org/sermons/grace-worship-march-22-2020

graceumcdallas.org Watch a recast of our worship service from Sunday, March 22nd

Good Neighboring Tips

Join Emily and Pastor Deborah Live Now - as they talk about good neighboring tips during this season of unknown and social isolation.

[03/18/20]   Join us for Sunday worship here on FB Live 10:50 a.m.

Sunday Worship: March 22

Join us for Sunday worship here on FB Live 10:50 a.m.

[03/18/20]   Our Wednesday bible study was cut short due to the power going out! But fret not - Emily Clark and I will be picking the discussion on Psalm 23 back up this Sunday for an All Church Class from 9:30am - 10:30am. For those joining Jonathan for White Fragility study, that will take place on Zoom. If you're not in the Lent study, join Emily and I this Sunday!

All Church Sunday School on Psalm 23

Our Wednesday bible study was cut short due to the power going out! But fret not - Emily Clark and I will be picking the discussion on Psalm 23 back up this Sunday for an All Church Class from 9:30am - 10:30am. For those joining Jonathan for White Fragility study, that will take place on Zoom. If you're not in the Lent study, join Emily and I this Sunday!

Livestream With Us!

Join us for worship, classes, and more on our Livestream (p.s. bible study this week is @ 2pm - the video was made before knowing that)

https://www.graceumcdallas.org/grace-live-stream

[03/16/20]   Join us live for Wednesday bible study, this week @ 2pm where pastor Jonathan will discuss Psalm 23

Wednesday Bible Study @ 2pm

Join us live for Wednesday bible study, this week @ 2pm where pastor Jonathan will discuss Psalm 23

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Grace Worship - March 15, 2020 — Grace United Methodist Church

Thank you all for a wonderful worship service this morning, whether joining online or those who helped in-person.

Here is a better video of the service - and we know what the audio issue is and have a plan to try and fix it this week, thank also for your patience.

Blessings!

graceumcdallas.org Rewatch our worship service from Sunday, March 15, 2020

[03/15/20]   We will be live-streaming worship this morning at 10:50am here on Facebook Live and on YouTube via our website! Join us anyway you can!

Here is an order of worship for this morning

Welcome & Announcements Jonathan Grace

Opening Music “Pavane" Gabriel Faure

Diana McKnight, oboe

Lenten Testimony Margaret Barrett

Scripture Reading John 4: 5-29 Emily Clark

(Link to read online - https://bible.oremus.org/?ql=451118139)

Sermon “Boundless Grace” Adam White

Time of Silence: During this time, you may wish to meditate on what you have heard, or to become aware of the joys and concerns you wish to bring to God, or to turn your focus to a place of inner stillness where you can rest in God.

Morning Prayer Jonathan Grace

Lord’s Prayer

Confession and Pardon Emily Clark

God of eternity, you know how often we travel down the rocky roads of doubt and fear. We have chances to offer ourselves in service, but only give our contempt to those in need. We could share the living waters with the world, but want to store it in jars for safe-keeping. Fountain of Grace, you turn towards us, to meet us wherever we are. You break open our hearts, so we might be made whole.

In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, our thirst for hope and joy is quenched. Silence is kept God does not disappoint us. Our sins are forgiven, our lives are made whole, we are sent forth to serve. In Jesus Christ, living water breaks through our hearts, in such abundance that we don't have enough buckets to hold it all. Thanks be to God, Amen.

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

Offertory “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” Cassie Evans, soprano

Prayers for Electronic Offering Jonathan Grace

Birthday and Anniversary Prayer Blessing Adam White

Benediction and Words of Assurance Jonathan Grace

Closing Music “Morning has Broken” Arr. Douglas Wagner

Sunday, March 15 Worship

We will be live-streaming this morning at 10:50am on Facebook Live and on YouTube via our website! Join us anyway you can!

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Grace Live Stream — Grace United Methodist Church

Join us for worship online tomorrow at 10:50am! Our livestream page has an order of worship to follow along, with links to scripture and even an electronic offering button.

Join us in spirit as we connect as a community of faith online.

graceumcdallas.org Livestreaming of our Sunday morning worship services, each week at 10:50am CT

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Sunday Worship Update — Grace United Methodist Church

Grace UMC is worshipping online only for the next three Sundays. All events held at the church are canceled for this week. Please see the link below for details.

graceumcdallas.org Read an update on Sunday worship moving to Livestream by Pastor Jonathan

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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We strive to love instead of hate, accept instead of exclude
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4105 Junius St
Dallas, TX
75246

Opening Hours

Sunday 10:50 - 12:00
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