Easter 2019 at Grace Montreal Church

Join our GMC community for worship and celebration this Easter!

Good Friday Service

April 19, 2019 at 7 pm, Grace Montreal Church
This will be a time of reflection and prayer as we meditate on the stations of the cross. Please note that no snacks will be provided out of consideration to those who are fasting.

Easter Sunrise Service

April 21, 2019 at 5:40 am, Chalet du Mont-Royal

We will meet on Mont-Royal to welcome the beautiful Easter sunrise and worship together! The sunrise on Easter morning will be at 5:59 am so we will meet at 5:40 am at the lookout of the Chalet du Mont-Royal. If you would like to join a walking group, there will be two meeting points to walk up the mountain together:

  • Church steps of Grace Montreal Church at 4:50 am (contact SungWon Ryu: ifeelryu@gmail.com)
  • Corner of Doctor Penfield and Peel 5:15 am (contact Phoebe Phua: phoebexphua@gmail.com)

Remember to bring a flashlight, warm clothes, and water. Feel free to invite your friends and get together for brunch after the sunrise service.

Easter Service and Potluck

April 21, 2019 at 10:30 am, Grace Montreal Church

Invite your family and friends to join in our Easter worship service and celebration! A potluck will follow afterwards. Please sign-up for the potluck by April 19, 2019 on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14Mb5hpwwOmRu_h7hj_JkX9N-x53OtPCgxxOQBTS51e0/edit?usp=sharing

If you are part of a small group, please contact your SG leaders for suggested potluck dishes and set-up/clean-up tasks.

Diana & Mel

GMC announcements: Feb 28th 2019

1. GMC leadership is asking for prayer as we will undergo a leadership transition soon. We are evaluating our leadership structure and roles in light of the changing strengths and gifts of our local Body. Please pray for wisdom and insight as we seek out how God is working in and maturing people in our church community and ministry.
 
2. Abigail and David welcomed baby Isabelle a couple weeks ago! If you would like to prepare a meal to help this new family, sign up in the link below. Abigail’s parents are visiting right now so they will be needing meals starting March 1st. Please reach out to Melanie if you have any questions!
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/94z7ek
 

Announcements this week at GMC

1) Women’s ministry this Sunday (Feb 10) after service – contact Melody Ng or Andrea Zoellner for details.

2) Newcomer’s lunch on Feb 17th after service at church – for those that have joined GMC in the last 6 months.

3) Our sermon discussion groups are expanding – we will be having Korean and Spanish groups (and other languages as needed, on top of our English group) after service – contact SungWon Ryu if you are interested in helping.

4) Click below to see an email we received about housing. Contact Chris Lee or Jonathan Lai if you would like more details.

GMC Announcements this Week

Hi everyone,
Here are some highlights of events coming up.
1. Family congregation meeting on Sunday Nov 11th at Shu Yin Wong and David Chau‘s after service – all are welcome to attend. Let us know if you are coming below so we can plan adequate food (yes, lunch is provided).
 
2. We will have a thanksgiving offering opportunity on Sunday Nov 18th (no, we are not confusing our Canadian and American calendars). Francis Rugama will be bringing in some baked goods of her mom and grandma as a offering of thanks to our church that day. We invite everyone to stay after service and enjoy those. At the same time, we will also be collecting a free-will offering for ministry needs.
 
3. Women’s ministry has begun and off to a great start with a time of edification, encouragement and prayer. Continue to pray for the women of our church, and if you are eligible to participate (being female), please contact Rebecca Hall to join their monthly meetings.
 
4. Lastly, as a modification to our prayer meetings on Saturday, Mark Leonhart and SungWon Ryu are hosting our first “GMC Word and Worship Night”
Who: anyone from GMC
What: An opportunity to spend an hour together corporately worshipping God through music and reading His Word.
When: 7:00 (what the normal time for Prayer night would be)
Where: GMC
Why: He is worthy to be praised!
Grace and peace,
GMC leadership

Thanksgiving Potluck

Hello everyone,
Thanksgiving is almost upon us! We will be having our annual Thanksgiving potluck meal after service on Sunday 7th October. Small groups have been assigned to provide specific meals for the potluck, if you are not sure what you have been assigned to, please check with your small group leader. For those of you who are not attached to a small group, you are welcome to sign up to provide any meal and to help with set-up and cleaning up. We strongly encourage people to bring Tupperware from home so that we can reduce our waste and people can take food home if there are any leftovers

We are still looking for one or two people to provide the main dish (turkey and ham). If you are able to, please let John and I know as soon as possible. The cost of the main dishes will be covered by the church.

Here is the sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1S8A2tahZeiIpJwpoJoVkU0Lntb1JZogAUcHrAmRV7us/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks and hope you are having a good week!

Announcements from GMC: Fall 2018 kick off

As we begin a new ministry year at Grace Montreal, we want to welcome you (back) into our community.

Our hope is that you encounter the grace of Jesus Christ through our service and our community.

Here are some announcements as we kick off the ministry and school year:

  • SMALL GROUPS: We have multiple small groups running this year on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday morning. Each group is opened to all ages and all focused on aspects of “reading our Bibles well”. At our church, this is the primary way you get connected with others to care for others and be cared for.
    • Groups will be beginning in the next two weeks, so sign up soon!

 

  • PRAYER MEETING: Prayer meetings are at church each Saturday at 7-8PM.

 

  • ANNUAL RETREAT:
    • Next week is our annual retreat. Our church will be gathering at Parkside Ranch from Friday Sept 21 -Sunday Sept 23, so there will be no service in Montreal next Sunday.
    • If you are interested in attending the retreat (in part, or the whole), please contact Changsung Lim ASAP at <johnlim1020@gmail.com>.

 

  • POTLUCK: Thanksgiving is early this year! We will be having a potluck after service on Oct 7 – mark it down on your calendars.

 

  • MINISTRY FAIR: We will be hosting ministry fair on Oct 14 so you can speak to ministry leaders about different ways to serve in our church. That will occur after service.

Mark these upcoming events on your calendar!

Outdoor Service August 19th 11am

This coming Sunday (August 19), we are having an outdoor service at 11:00 AM in the Voyageur Provincial Park (1313 Front Rd, Chute-à-Blondeau, ON K0B 1B0). The service will also include a baptism ceremony for Francis Rugama. Francis is a student who has decided to publicly declare her faith in Christ. If you wish, please feel free to prepare a card or a gift for her as an expression of our celebration.

-> Suggested route from church

Enter the park and follow the signs for “beach” and you will arrive at the parking area for the beach. Once parked, walk past a bathroom towards the beach and look for some familiar faces or contact John.

 

Rides:

If you can OFFER rides or NEED a ride to the park, please sign up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but no later than Friday noon. Please email John Lim at johnlim1020@gmail.com.

Please meet your driver at church by 9:15AM. All rides will leave at 9:30AM SHARP. In case of any last minute change, please contact your driver as soon as possible.

Lastly, please bring some cash to share the cost of the park entrance fee, parking and the gas money (should be < $10).

 

Lunch:

GMC will provide lunch (burgers and hotdogs), but please feel free to bring chips, salads, or dessert etc., as you wish!

*Offerings will be collected.
*Feel free to bring your outdoor gears (picnic blanket, swim wear, Frisbee, balls, games, etc) for some fun activities in the afternoon. You can also kayak/canoe in the lake ($).
*Please pray for the weather. In case of bad weather, I will notify you via Facebook, so please make sure you check or message me before you leave on Sunday.
*Please feel free to bring your friends or family members.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:
Grace Montreal Church at gracemontreal@gmail.com
OR
John Lim at johnlim1020@gmail.com

Hope to see you all on Sunday!

John