Christmas Eve Service, 2020

Please join us for our annual service of Lessons & Carols!

When: Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 7PM
Where: Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church, 22646 Benswood Road California, MD

In order to ensure that we do not exceed the maximum capacity and adhere to COVID regulations, please fill out this form if you plan to attend.

COVID-19 Response

Grace and Peace is resuming live worship services, but those who choose to continue worshiping from home may follow this link to view the livestream. There is no special software or app required to watch the livestream webcast. We will make the link live at 9:55 a.m. (approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of the service) so that you will be able to see and hear the prelude, announcements, etc.

We recommend using the SermonAudio app with Chromecast (or similar casting device) to watch the service on your TV. For those who have the SermonAudio app on their smart phones:
* Load gppopc as “MyChurch”
* From the Grace and Peace home page, look for “Webcast” under the church address.  When we go live, the link will become active and take you straight to the livestream

The sermon will be uploaded to SermonAudio immediately following morning worship.

May God be praised!

Christmas Eve Service, 2019

You are invited…

Tuesday, December 24th at 7pm

22646 Benswood Road, California, MD 20619

Grace & Peace’s 13th annual Lessons & Carols will be held on Christmas Eve at 7pm

All are welcome to attend!

Community Hymn Sing, November 8th, 2019

Do you like to sing great Hymns of the Christian Faith?

Join us on Friday, November 8th at 7PM at

22646 Benswood Road, California, MD 20619

Our annual Community Hymn Sing will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 8th. This year, we will have as a special guest, hymn lyricist and pastor, The Rev. Jonathan Landry Cruse. Please
invite your friends and family to join us in singing great hymns of the Christian faith. Two youth choirs and Voices of Grace Community Christian Choir will also sing.

We will collect a freewill offering to be presented as a gift to WXMD 89.7FM, the wonderful Christian radio station serving our St. Mary’s County community. Checks should be made out to “Redeemer Broadcasting.”

Refreshments will be served following the hymn sing.

Free Seminar: The Christian’s True Identity

Choir Camp 2019

The Lord is My Light

July 29th – August 2nd, 2019

Daily 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration has closed.

Ladies Spring Tea

Ladies, you are cordially invited to a Spring Tea. Details are as follows…

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where: 22646 Benswood Road, California, MD

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP below and consider bringing something sweet or savory to share.

The following are suggestions of food items that could be brought:
Savory:

  • Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
  • Ham Finger Sandwiches
  • Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches with crackers, sandwiches, or croissants
  • Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches
  • Cheese & Cracker Tray
  • Nuts

Sweet:

  • Chocolates
  • Petit Fours
  • Meringues
  • Key Lime Pastry Pies
  • Lemon Merengue Pastry Pies
  • Pecan Pastry Pies
  • Blueberry Cake
  • Coffee Cake
  • Lemon Cake

In Prayer

O LORD,

In prayer I launch far out into the eternal world,
and on that broad ocean my soul triumphs
over all evils on the shores of mortality.
Time, with its gay amusements and cruel
disappointments, never appears so inconsiderate
as then.
In prayer I see myself as nothing;
I find my heart going after thee with intensity,
and long with vehement thirst to live to thee.
Blessed be the strong gales of the Spirit
that speed me on my way to the New Jerusalem.
In prayer all things here below vanish,
and nothing seems important
but holiness of heart and the salvation of others.
In prayer all my worldly cares, fears, anxieties
disappear,
and are of as little significance as a puff of wind.
In prayer my soul inwardly exults with lively
thoughts at what thou art doing for thy church,
and I long that thou shouldest get thyself a great
name from sinners returning to Zion.
In prayer I am lifted above the frowns and flatteries
of life,
and taste heavenly joys;
entering into the eternal world
I can give myself to thee with all my heart,
to be thine for ever.
In prayer I can place all my concerns in thy hands,
to be entirely at thy disposal,
having no will or interest of my own.
In prayer I can intercede for my friends, ministers,
sinners, the church, thy kingdom to come,
with greatest freedom, ardent hopes,
as a son to his father,
as a lover to the beloved.
Help me to be all prayer
and never to cease praying.

 

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The Throne

O GOD OF MY DELIGHT,

Thy throne of grace
is the pleasure ground of my soul.
Here I obtain mercy in time of need,
here see the smile of thy reconciled face,
here joy pleads the name of Jesus,
here I sharpen the sword of the Spirit,
anoint the shield of faith,
put on the helmet of salvation,
gather manna from thy Word,
am strengthened for each conflict,
nerved for the upward race,
empowered to conquer every foe;
Help me to come to Christ
as the fountain head of descending blessings,
as a wide open flood-gate of mercy.
I marvel at my insensate folly, that
with such enriching favours within my reach
I am slow to extend the hand to take them.
Have mercy upon my deadness for thy Name’s sake.
Quicken me, stir me, fill me with holy zeal.
Strengthen me that I may cling to thee
and not let thee go.
May thy Spirit within me draw all blessings
from thy hand.
When I advance not, I backslide.
Let me walk humbly because of good omitted
and evil done.
Impress on my mind the shortness of time,
the work to be engaged in,
the account to be rendered,
the nearness of eternity,
the fearful sin of despising thy Spirit.
May I never forget that
thy eye always sees,
thy ear always hears,
thy recording hand always writes.
May I never give thee rest until Christ is
the pulse of my heart;
the spokesman of my lips,
the lamp of my feet.

 

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After Prayer

O GOD OF GRACE,

I bewail my cold, listless, heartless prayers;
their poverty adds sin to sin.
If my hope were in them I should be undone,
But the worth of Jesus perfumes my feeble
breathings, and wins their acceptance.
Deepen my contrition of heart,
Confirm my faith in the blood that washes
from all sin.
May I walk lovingly with my great Redeemer.
Flood my soul with true repentance
that my heart may be broken for sin and unto sin.
Let me be as slow to forgive myself
as thou art ready to forgive me.
Gazing on the glories of thy grace
may I be cast into the lowest depths of shame,
and walk with downcast head
now thou art pacified towards me.
O my great High Priest,
pour down upon me streams of needful grace,
bless me in all my undertakings,
in every thought of my mind,
every word of my lips,
every step of my feet,
every deed of my hands.
Thou didst live to bless,
die to bless,
rise to bless,
ascend to bless,
take thy throne to bless,
and now thou dost reign to bless.
O give sincerity to my desires,
earnestness to my supplications,
fervour to my love.

 

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