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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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Date Posted: October 28, 2020

Celebrating the Feast of All Saints

All Saints' Day has fallen on November 1 in the Catholic and Western Christian tradition for 1,300 years. Interestingly, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, it is observed the Sunday after Pentecost (when we celebrate Trinity Sunday). It is a major feast of the Christian Church, and this year we have...

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Date Posted: October 12, 2020

Holy Eucharist Resumes Sunday, October 18

Dear People of Grace, Some seven months ago, on Sunday, March 8, we last celebrated Holy Communion together. These past several months have been a truly extraordinary time, filled with both grief and frustration as well as opportunity for focused, inner work. I have come to see an even deeper...

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Date Posted: September 20, 2020

A reflection on the practice of prayer in an election season

Dear People of Grace, I woke up the other morning with this meditation floating around my head and heart. During this tumultuous season, I think we are being called, even more deeply, to practice our prayer, to share in compassion, and to listen to the Gospel's call to empty ourselves...

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Date Posted: September 15, 2020

Telling Our Story

When I was a young child, I would sit next to my grandmother in church. We sat on the second pew on "the piano side" of the small country church, and I would look in her Bible case to get peppermint candy during the service--especially when the preacher went on...

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