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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 30, 2020

A Rupture, not a Rapture

When I was probably around six years old, I spent the night at my grandparents house as I often did.  I loved to sleep in the bedroom across the hall from my grandmother, because there were interesting things in there like a wine bottle with a candle whose wax had...

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Date Posted: November 5, 2020

What Is Wisdom?

Lavon was 19 years old when he married his sweetheart, Oreece in 1943, in the tense days of World War II. Not long after they married, he shipped out to Ft. Hood in Texas for basic training, along with his best friend, Norman.  He and Norman had grown up together...

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Date Posted: September 13, 2020

Reality and the Cross

During these last few months, I have had the chance to go back through my library and pick out titles to read.  It is interesting which books stand out to me now, which ones seem to call out to be read during these days.  One such work was a fascinating...

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Date Posted: August 25, 2020

But Be Transformed

When I was first ordained a priest, I served as curate at St. Benedict’s parish, in Smyrna.  The parish was a new church start, brand new, from scratch. It was an incredible place.  Still is.  We met for the first two years or so in a middle school gymnasium while...

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Date Posted: July 25, 2020

Where is Wisdom in This?

Almost twenty years ago, while in undergrad, I had the opportunity to travel to Belize with a group of Chemistry and Biology majors to study the tropical reefs off the coast of Ambergris Caye.  It was an incredible experience, to swim with sharks and turtles and eat conch fritters on...

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Date Posted: July 5, 2020

Standing on Our Own Two Feet

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:30) On December 8, 1968,...

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Date Posted: June 28, 2020

Live in this Place: A Reflection on Jeremiah 28

This morning, I want to invite us into a different type of reflection, given what we continue to face in our world.  There is such a tendency to fill space with words, with some idea that will relieve anxiety or seek to fix a problem, to make a claim.   I...

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Date Posted: June 14, 2020

Guard Your Heart

You should know I had an entirely different sermon written for today, but yesterday I really struggled to know what to say right now.  The original words I had crafted so carefully, with quotes by Meister Eckhart that weaved with the encounter between Abraham and the strangers at the Oakes...

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Date Posted: June 6, 2020

Always We Begin Again

Last week, Stuart mentioned that we had tried to compose a prayer that captured the wide range of hurt and frustration we felt in the light of current events in our country. And, then, we remembered “A Prayer for the Whole Human Family,” that exquisite intercession from the Book of...

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Date Posted: May 31, 2020

Some masks are going on; Other masks are coming off: The struggle of living in community

Last week, I made my first pastoral visit in two months.  Two months.  I had to get special permission from the bishop to go and visit Ann Beadling in the nursing home wing of Lanier Village.  Yes, I had to get permission to go visit both because of the risk...

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