Worship Services

Holy Communion is offered on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, outdoors on the Grace Church campus for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for registration links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

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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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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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