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Date Posted: April 8, 2021

Sabbatical Plans

As you know, I will be away for May and June for my sabbatical time. It promises to be a time of rest, reading, reading--and road trips. I thought it might be helpful to share a bit about what I will focus on, as well as some logistical details during...

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Date Posted: March 29, 2021

Sunday Worship Schedule Update

Dear People of Grace, I want to make clear what our regular liturgy schedule will look like beginning Sunday, April 11. I have worked with the bishop's team to find a way to use the protocols within our particular space, adding in elements of our worship so our experience of...

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Date Posted: March 15, 2021

Our New Hybrid Worship Schedule

Dear People of Grace, Beginning on Palm Sunday, March 28, we will have a hybrid worship schedule that will include in-person options for both indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as continued online worship for those who are more comfortable at home. We will do our best to find a...

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Date Posted: March 11, 2021

Worship in the Nave!

Dear People of Grace, I am excited to send you this update about our worship life. Beginning on Palm Sunday, we will have an option for in-person, indoor Holy Eucharist!  Thanks be to God! Given that our percent positive test rate has declined as vaccination rates have increased, the bishop and...

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Date Posted: February 11, 2021

2021 Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting of Grace Episcopal Church in its 193rd year was held on Wednesday, February 10 via Zoom. Following is a link to the annual report, a recording of the meeting, and a copy of the remarks made by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham, which includes vestry election...

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Date Posted: February 6, 2021

A Pilgrimage to Italy in 2022: Taking Steps with Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

In the opening book study for the School for Christian Practice at Grace, we began exploring the image or practice of pilgrimage, of how the Holy Spirit is always on the move--and how we are called to share in this movement in our own practice of faith. It is difficult...

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Date Posted: January 20, 2021

Love Letters Known as Law Then and Now

Love Letters Known as Law Then and Now: Biblical law as an inspiration for the modern law By The Reverend Edgar Otero In our current time, we are used to the division between the church and state.  When we use the word law, it most likely refers to our civil...

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Date Posted: January 14, 2021

Upcoming Study and Sabbatical Time: The Transfiguration

I wanted to share with you that I will be focusing intently this entire year on an in-depth study of the Transfiguration, both as a story and as a framework for our own spiritual growth. I will be taking a sabbatical in May and June to spend time resting and...

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Date Posted: December 13, 2020

Important Notice of In-person Cancellations

Dear People of Grace, For three months, we have been able to offer outdoor Communion services, and our protocols have offered an appropriate and safe space for prayer. In these last several days, the case load in the community has increased drastically, leading us to consult with our medical advisory...

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Date Posted: November 12, 2020

December 6 Retreat: The School for Christian Practice

Dear People of Grace, We find ourselves in an intense situation, with challenges on one hand and enormous potential on the other. How do we understand ourselves as "the church" in the midst of this extraordinary time of potential? It is no secret that the institutional church has been struggling...

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