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Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God during the days ahead.

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Date Posted: June 18, 2020

Worship Update

Dear People of Grace, I am sending this video to you with updates about our proposed first gathering for small group worship in the nave on Sunday, July 19. In the video, you will find broad outlines for this next phase of our common life. More details are forthcoming next...

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Date Posted: June 5, 2020

A Pastoral Note on Solidarity and Presence

Dear People of Grace, I spent the evening and morning in prayer, and I wanted to send this video to you after talking with the wardens and staff. In these unprecedented times, with ongoing pressure with the pandemic, with so many having lost jobs, we also find ourselves called to...

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Date Posted: June 1, 2020

Interest Form for Worship in the Nave

We are beginning to look at next steps for small groups to meet in the nave for worship, potentially later this summer. In order to manage the many details around this next step, we need to know how many are actually looking to return in person when that time comes....

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Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Important Pastoral and Worship Update

Dear People of Grace, This morning, the clergy met with the bishop for our bi-weekly conference, and I wanted to write and give you an update on where things stand at the present. Briefly put, we are holding to this current pattern of online worship for the time being. The bishop...

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Date Posted: April 22, 2020

Community Update: Dinner Chat

The clergy met with the bishop this morning, and then the bishop met with a group of seven rectors from the diocese’s largest parishes afterward. And since then there has been contact between bishop and clergy as we all realize the pressure we are under to adjust to this development...

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Date Posted: April 21, 2020

Pastoral Update

Dear People of Grace,   After receiving the governor's update, I have heard from many that folks are concerned and confused about next steps for us as a parish. The clergy already had a video call scheduled with Bishop Wright April 22 at 8:00 AM, so this will give us...

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Date Posted: March 24, 2020

An Update, a Challenge, and a Request

Dear People of Grace,   I pray this letter finds you well, as we continue to settle into these new and disorienting days. Earlier today, Bishop Wright sent out an email to the clergy laying out a diocese-wide plan for our worship life. As of now, I can share with...

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Date Posted: March 16, 2020

Charting The Unknown

Dear friends,  Only last week I kept adding things to my "to do list," while sitting at my desk. I followed my daily routine and knew what to expect from day to day. There was a certain expectation of what "church" looked like. I now have soul-whiplash.  I know this...

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Date Posted: March 14, 2020

A Pastoral Note Regarding
Prayers of the People

During this unexpected event of voluntary quarantine, we have the opportunity to pray our common prayers together in new ways. We always have available the Book of Common Prayer (BCPonline.org) to use for our worship at home individually or as a family. Any of our various forms of the “Prayers...

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Date Posted: March 13, 2020

Cancellations at Grace Church

Dear People of Grace,  These are surreal days, my friends. I wanted to write to you, after discerning with the wardens, vestry, staff, and medical professionals. At this time the bishop has left it to local parishes to discern about cancellations of services.  The team at Grace has discerned that...

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