Announcements

Welcome back!

GMC REOPENS!

Come join us for church in-person on Sunday! Starting May 22, 2022, we will be back to in-person gathering for Sunday worship service!

Service starts at 10:30am. Unlike the previous reopening, registration for seating is no longer required.
Our online service via ZOOM will continue for those who are not ready or unable to join in-person.

Communion Sundays
We hold communion on every first Sunday of the month. In light of COVID-related health and safety concerns, prepackaged communion elements will be made available in those Sundays.

COVID Guidelines for Grace Montreal Church Attendees
Although most of the COVID-related restrictions have been lifted by the government, the community at Grace Montreal Church will to err on the side of caution and continue to practice personal public health safety measures to make GMC a safe place for those who come in to worship.

1) If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via our Zoom virtual congregation.
2) Upon entering the building, please use the provided sanitizer.
3) While indoors, a procedure mask or face covering must be worn. Masks may only be taken off when seated and silent or speaking in a low voice. Masks must be worn while singing.

[Update 04/8/2022] COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopening postponed to later date

Dear visitors and friends at Grace Montreal Church,

In light of the latest development surrounding the 6th wave, we have carefully reconsidered the planned reopening this weekend and decided to postpone it to a later date to err on the side of caution.
We will thus continue with the online service via ZOOM and we will inform everyone once we decide on the date to reopen.
Details about GMC Virtual Congregation Zoom on Sundays:
http://www.gracemontreal.com/virtual-congregation/

Be well, stay safe. May the Lord watch over each and everyone of you.

VIRTUAL CONGREGATION

Attend the live worship service broadcast with the rest of our congregation on Zoom!

If you are interested in joining the Virtual Congregation, please contact us for the Zoom invite.

Our online service is held via Zoom, where you are invited to worship together with fellow believers at Grace Montreal. It can be a helpful way to cultivate a greater sense of sacred time, accountability, and community, as we join and see/know that others are singing, praying, taking notes together, and simply ‘being together’ during our Sunday worship service.

  • The Zoom meeting will be available starting 10am.
  • A separate prayer room will be made available at 10:15am for those who wish to pray for the service.
  • The worship broadcast will be directly presented on the Zoom meeting.
  • Attendees will be invited to a breakout room to say hi to one another at the end of the service.

*Note: In order to access the Virtual Congregation, you will need to have Zoom installed and register an account (free). Visit Zoom website if you need to install and sign up for an account.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • You will be asked to give host permission to unmute you (a one-time only request). Please make sure to grant the permission
  • Use your real name in the Zoom meeting
  • Do not use a distracting Zoom background
  • Set the view to “speaker” for better in-meeting experience
  • Refrain from eating
  • Refrain from inappropriate attire
  • Feel free to write brief and edifying comments during the worship service
  • Be conscientious of the fact that we are all online and can see one another, so refrain from distracting behaviour

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining our Zoom meeting, please send us a message.

COVID-19 UPDATE [12/23/2021]: SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE REVERT TO ONLINE ONLY

Dear visitors and friends at Grace Montreal Church,

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the outbreak of the variant Omicron, we have decided to err on the of caution and move our service online for the time being starting this Sunday. It is sad having to revert to the online format. Please join us via our virtual congregation Zoom for those who wish to be part of the congregation.

Let us continue to exercise vigilance, common sense, and loving responsibility (self-isolate if you exhibit flu like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who was tested positive for COVID-19). Stay connected with one another on a regular basis and reach out to those who are in isolation or living alone.

Please refer to this post for ways to stay connected with the GMC community during the pandemic.

Lastly and most importantly, let’s continue to trust in God’s sovereignty and goodness, bring our fears and anxious thoughts to Him in prayer and seek refuge in Him.

Be well, stay safe. May the Lord watch over each and everyone of you.

Details about GMC Virtual Congregation Zoom on Sundays:
http://www.gracemontreal.com/virtual-congregation/
Visit GMC’s YouTube channel (sermons posted post-service): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9s7ElgsnbIvok6sB2yhllw

WELCOME BACK!

Come join us for church in-person on Sunday! Starting April 10, 2022, we will be back to in-person gathering for Sunday worship service!

Due to COVID restrictions, seating capacity is limited. We can accommodate 35 seats max. If you are interested and feel comfortable meeting in person, please register via the Eventbrite link here; sign-up is on first come first serve basis. Please do read attentively our COVID guidelines for attendees when registering; we kindly ask everyone to respect these guidelines upon arrival.

COVID Guidelines for Grace Montreal Church Attendees
1) If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via our YouTube livestream
2) Upon entering the building, please use the provided sanitizer.
3) While indoors, a procedure mask or face covering must be worn. Masks may only be taken off when seated and silent or speaking in a low voice. Masks must be worn while singing.
3) Please maintain social distancing while indoors. Seating has been arranged to maintain a distance of 2m.

Communion Sundays
We hold communion on every first Sunday of the month. In compliance with COVID restrictions, prepackaged communion elements will be made available in those Sundays.

Not able to join us in person?

No worries! We will continue with the online livestream as well via our YouTube channel.

HOW TO JOIN US DURING THE PANDEMIC: Important Notice Regarding Our Sunday Worship Services

Dear friends,
In light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, and the government’s guidelines, we have chosen to act with responsibility and faithfulness to mitigate the spreading of the virus. Therefore:

ONLINE SERVICE:
Until further notice, we will not be meeting in-person on Sunday mornings, but will be hosting our services online via our Zoom Virtual Congregation at 10:30am; details here.
We will post only the sermon on our YouTube channel once the live service ends .

TITHES & OFFERING:
If you would like to send in your offering, the best way given the circumstance is to give online from our website (“Supporting Our Ministry“).

SMALL GROUPS:
Small groups are continuing online via Zoom Meeting; for more details please visit our Small Groups site.

(Also, please if you can, do not gather in groups other than with your families and roommates. This is not about being fearful, but being careful and prudent. We must be wise and proactive in curbing the spread of the virus, until we reach a time when the statistics start to level off and we are in a safe and healthy period.)

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MEETING:
Prayer meeting on Sunday morning will be held online at 9:30pm via Zoom. Contact Gamoon Lau for Zoom invite.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Sunday school will take place every other Sunday at 9:45pm via Zoom. Contact Ekaterina Dobrokhotova for Zoom invite.

We strongly encourage people to exercise vigilance, common sense, and loving responsibility (self-isolate if you exhibit flu like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has traveled coming from effected regions)

Please keep in mind the elderly or those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk.

As Christians we are neither given to excessive fear, nor are we to be reckless. Faithfulness means taking loving responsibility. We must act with an abundance of care for our neighbours by being vigilant, washing our hands regularly, and if you exhibit any flu like symptoms self-isolate.

We are also reminded to trust. God is sovereign(Is 41:10). Therefore we need not panic. This is a cornerstone of our faith and it gives us peace. Fear should not control us, rather faith in his sovereign control over all things.  So we pray to embrace his sovereignty. We reassure those who are fearful. We point one another to God’s perfect control and grow in our trust of him who holds all things together (Col 1:17). We grow in thankfulness that God is on his throne.

We are reminded to pray and help those in need. Not only are we to be concerned for those who are near to us, we are reminded to pray for all who are suffering. Pray for God’s comfort and healing (Je 17:14). Pray for the leaders of the land –to lead with wisdom and strength (1Ti2:1-2). Pray for the healthcare workers who are on the front lines. And be courageous to offer help as the need arises.

This epidemic also reminds us of our idols and the frailty of our lives. Situations like these sharpen our sense of what is truly important. The rise and fall of economies will reveal our idols (Lu 12:20). Our lives are but temporary (Ps 103:14), so we are reminded of our eternal future. We seek more than temporary relief, but eternal things. We long for people to come to saving faith in Christ. We have opportunities to offer hope to others. So we want our hearts to be turned heavenward, and to be emboldened more to live for his glory.

May we be fearless and loving. May we trust, and pray that through times such as these, hearts would be turned to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.   -Psalm 46:1-8