Monthly Archives: December 2015


Reverend Judith Reedy offers a message about welcoming Christ as we become peaceful servants in caring for one another.

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20

Christmas Eve Sermon_2015




A Wild and Crazy Advent

Reverend Judith Reedy speaks about Mary’s message of hope and the wild and crazy season of Advent that Christ extends to us now.

Scripture: Luke 1:46-55

A Wild and Crazy Advent

Les Chandler

Les recently completed his Master of Arts in Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. In graduate studies, Les pursued an emphasis in urban ministry and certification in Pastoral Care and becomes the first person to step into the role of Minister of Congregational Care at Grace. Les served as a pastor for sixteen years in Churches of Christ. His faith journey began in the United Methodist Church as a child and young teen.

Les and his spouse, Bert Casanova came to Grace in 2006 where acceptance and healing love greeted them through the family of Christ at Grace. He is proud to serve at Grace where diversity is celebrated through the commonality of inclusive love for all. Les shares his life story through the avenues of Sunday school classes, on panel discussions, and events centered on LGBTQ inclusivity. He also serves on the Reconciling Ministry Board of the North Texas Conference.

Les can be reached at

Gloria Christmas Cantata

“Gloria” Dedicated to Renee Manes

I. Gloria – Glory to God in the Highest

II. Et in terra pax – And on earth peace and good will to all

III. Laudamus te – We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we adore Thee, we glorify Thee (Cassie Finley and Diane Dillard, solists)

IV. Gratias agimus tibi – And we give thanks unto Thee

V. Propter magnam gloriam – All for Thy great glory, Lord

VI. Domine Deus – O Lord our God and King of Heaven (Carol St. George, soloist)

VII. Domine Fili Unigenite – Only begotten Lord and Son of God, Jesus Christ

VIII. Qui tollis – Who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer

IX. Quoniam tu solus sanctus – For Thou only are most holy, Jesus Christ

X. Cum Sancto Spiritu – Come Holy Ghost in the glory of God, Amen!

Gloria Cantata

World AIDS Day Message

In honor of World AIDS Day this year, Dr. Ellen Kitchell, a member of Grace and of the choir, spoke about her experience and passion in working alongside patients with AIDS.

World AIDS Day – Ellen Kitchell

The Audacity of It All

Reverend Judith Reedy preaches about the audacity of the Gospel of Luke’s message that speaks to us today.

Scripture: Luke 3:1-6

The Audacity of It All