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Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

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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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Date Posted: September 8, 2020

Prayer Pilgrimages in the Nave Begin September 15

Following the recent guidelines from the bishop’s office, I am happy to share that I will begin hosting prayer pilgrimages in the nave for small group, in-person gatherings! Each Tuesday and Thursday*, beginning September 15, I will be on hand in the nave for small groups of eight to gather...

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Date Posted: August 17, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park is Taking Her Sabbatical

This fall, Cynthia will take her sabbatical break, and I wanted to write with a few key details as we prepare for this time. If you are not aware, the broader Episcopal Church strongly encourages clergy to take a three-month sabbatical break after six years of ministry. It is a...

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Date Posted: July 8, 2020

Regathering Postponed

At the request of our bishop and in light of an increased number of new COVID-19 cases in our area, Grace has agreed to postpone our plan to begin gathering for small group worship in the nave. The staff, vestry, and liturgy cluster have worked to develop a viable plan...

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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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