Worship Schedule

Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
in-person & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
in-person & online: Facebook/website
Thursday 8:00 p.m. Compline
online: Zoom

Sunday mornings at Grace

Christian Formation

Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers several educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes begin August 15 and are held between worship services at 9:30 a.m.




Find Us

The Grace Church nave is located at the corner of Washington Street and Boulevard in Gainesville, Georgia.

The parish office, open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM beginning Monday, August 2, is located at 422 Brenau Avenue. Come to the red door that faces Brenau Avenue and ring the bell for access.

Mailing Address: 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-536-0126

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Date Posted: July 20, 2021

Are We Being Recognized?

Opening Prayer:  Heavenly Creator, give us the strength to be your face, your voice, and your hands in the world. Amen Are we being recognized?  In today’s Gospel we heard two instances of recognition.  These questions could be interpreted in different ways.  Today, I want us to look at these...

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Date Posted: June 30, 2021

Glimpses of Eternity

+Help us, Lord, to become the master of ourselvesthat we may be the servants of others.Take our minds and think through them;Take our lips and speak through them;Take our hearts and set them on fire with your love. AMEN.+ The American humorist, Garrison Keillor, whose stories often have religious allusions,...

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Date Posted: April 25, 2021

A Sabbatical Manifesto

Today is the last Sunday before I begin my sabbatical this coming Thursday.  I am very aware that sabbaticals are incredible privileges, and I am very aware that I really need one.  I am aware that the entire team will hold things graciously and ably while I am away, and...

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Date Posted: March 21, 2021

Prayers as Trust

This homily is #6 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and, as we look toward beginning Holy Week with Palm Sunday next Sunday, this is the last in this particular sermon series on prayer.  Looking back at the prior weeks, we...

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Date Posted: March 14, 2021

When Prayer Reveals

This homily is #5 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. We have looked at prayer in our bodies; prayer in the face of suffering; and prayer as our very life. Today, we look at prayer that reveals, that pulls back the curtain, allowing to us to see the...

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Date Posted: February 28, 2021

Praying in the Midst of Unimaginable Sorrow

This homily is #3 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. The 1993 movie Shadowlands gave us a glimpse into the incredible love story between the Oxford and Cambridge scholar C. S. Lewis and his wife, the American poet and writer Joy Davidman. They marry first as friends and...

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Date Posted: February 22, 2021

Praying in the Wilderness

This homily is #2 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. There is a line from the film The English Patient that rings true for our conversation today, as we gather for prayers on this, the First Sunday in Lent.  Today as well, we continue our reflection on prayer...

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Date Posted: February 18, 2021

The Essentials of Prayer: a Lenten Sermon Series

One of the four focus points for the School for Christian Practice is "Practices of Prayer." By claiming this, we affirm the essential place of prayer in our life as followers of Jesus. Prayer lies at the heart of who we are, yet how we understand prayer is varied, complex--and...

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Date Posted: February 17, 2021

Praying In and With Our Bodies

This homily is #1 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. What does it mean to pray? What is prayer? For something so ubiquitous, seemingly everywhere and so common in our lives, have we truly paused to reflect on just what we mean when we say “I am praying for you,”...

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Date Posted: February 9, 2021

Living Beyond the “Self”: Being All Things to All People

There may be two images that capture me as a young child.  One is me tending the fire at the deer camp while others go hunting early in the morning.  I didn’t want to hunt; I wanted to keep the fire going.  It gave me time to be alone with...

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