Our traditional Sunday Services are the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month at 4:00 PM at All Nations Baptist Church at 1300 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. We would love for you to come join us!
For the time being, as a response to COVID-19, we are streaming our in Sunday Services at All Nations LIVE online which broadcasts on Facebook. Here we can worship God through song, prayer, considering how He has called us to be His body, and looking at the scriptures as we hear a meditation from one of our Elders along with those who are in person. Everyone is welcome to attend the service at the All Nations Baptist Church building to worship God in person if you would like! As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change we will do our best to adjust to it as we continue to love God and our neighbors and make disciples of Jesus the Christ as we go through our lives! If you would like to have access to the privately streamed service: contact Pastor Dave and he will do his best to figure out how to get you connected!
What to Expect at a Sunday Service
If you are thinking about coming to a Sunday Service at Grafted it might be helpful to know a few things before showing up. The word that best describes our services is unceremonious. Although we have an official start and end time for our service, we worship God through a variety of actions during our service including through song, through prayer, through community, and through looking at the Word of God.
Before you come, know that you don’t need to bring anything with you; you don’t need to dress up (Dave preaches in Crocs most Sundays for goodness sake); you can come on in exactly how you are; even if you are a half hour late. Once you get to All Nations Baptist Church come on up the stairs to the sanctuary where we all gather for our service to begin!
Our large meeting room is upstairs and you can find bathrooms either upstairs or down. Kids are encouraged to join in the first half hour of service until a point when they will be dismissed to learn about God at a level they can understand. Youth aged children (we define this one loosely, starting whenever a child is ready) are invited to stay for the sermon and then meet with the preacher at the end of the service to ask any questions that may have been confusing when the service is over.
We start off our service with music, this is typically led by someone at the piano or singing with a guitar. We try to mix in some old hymns that have such beautiful and rich theology with some more contemporary sounds. After the music we pray together as a community of faith, thanking God for what He has given to us recently, asking God to act for our good in the future, and confessing our sins before Him. This lasts for 10 minutes, and while it may feel like a long time to sit quietly, it is a wonderful chance to put ourselves in a right posture before our King. After a brief look at the scriptures to assure us of the pardon we have for our sins in Jesus, we talk through what we think the Spirit of God is leading us to do in the near future. And the we get a chance to open the Bible together and take some time understanding what it can communicate to us today. Our service closes out with a chance to ask any question of the preacher that you would like. They will do their best to respond, but will always reserve the right to say, “I’m just not sure about that one.”
In all of this, we hope that you hear our heart for not taking ourselves too seriously, but that we take our relationship with God very seriously. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Pastor Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you soon!