This is a season of grace in so many ways, and it is the tulip on which my sermon thoughts focus this month of May. Last century there arose a brief overview of a classic Reformed understanding of God’s grace known by the acronym TULIP – and this week I continue with an exploration of ‘I’, representing ‘irresistible grace’.
The ‘grace’ part refers to God’s initiative in offering salvation, the ‘irresistible’ part refers to the assurance that God overcomes all human resistance to living this salvation – it is a perspective that can relieve Christians of any doubts about their salvation and allow us to live with the joy and strength born of assurance.
If you are in the area, we warmly welcome you to join us this Sunday.
During the service there is offered a nursery for infants and a programme for young children if desired. There is free parking on the streets around (please note that the time-of-day restrictions on Clergy Street north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays) and in the surface civic lot just behind the church off Queen Street. There is a wheel chair lift available in the doors of the church closest to the manse (the courtyard is entered from the driveway half way along the St. Andrew’s block of Clergy Street) and a wheelchair ramp is available by ramp and door along Princess Street.
If you have any questions, please call the church office Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Have a look at the Order of Service and bulletin below – the formatting is a bit off on screen, but I hope it is still helpful.