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From the Clergy

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 ( 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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Date Posted: March 10, 2020

A Pastoral Directive
Concerning Worship & Pastoral Care

Dear People of Grace, Bishop Wright sent a pastoral directive out to the leadership of the diocese today with new directives for our Sunday worship services. I am in touch with our leadership team at Grace pertaining to these changes in our worship life, and I want you to know...

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Date Posted: March 4, 2020

a Pastoral Statement for Church and School

Dear friends, Last week, as we celebrated Ash Wednesday and stepped into this Season of Lent, Cynthia and I were having lunch (yes, on Ash Wednesday). She turned to me and said, "I don't think we have been in this part of the forest before." I don't know about you,...

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