Greetings to you, in the Name of God: + Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
Here at Grace Church, we are focused on fulfilling our Lord’s “Great Commission” to “make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19). As catholic Christians, we believe that Holy Baptism is indeed the beginning of the Christian journey of discipleship, which continues as we “come and see,” “follow and grow,” “go and tell.”
“Coming and seeing” is something we do every Sunday morning in response to the gracious invitation of Jesus (John 1:39), who desires to reveal himself to us in the Liturgy, through the Gospel, at the Altar, and by means of his Mystical Body, the Church. “Following and growing” is what we’re about during the week, whether at church or at home, as we pray, study, and serve for the building up of the Church and the spread of God’s Kingdom. “Going and telling” is both our duty and our privilege as we seek to share with others, by word and deed, the good news of the gospel, that they too may come and see.
We see ourselves as a community of pilgrims seeking intimacy with God, living by faith in Jesus our Savior. The Holy Scriptures direct us, the sacraments equip us, corporate worship and devotion light our path. On our journey, we welcome all pilgrims to join and serve with us in extending the Kingdom of God.
Whether you live in the area or are just passing through, we invite you to “come and see” for yourself.
Fr. John A. Porter