Worship Schedule

Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
nave & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
nave & online: Facebook/website
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Compline
online: Zoom
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist

Sunday mornings at Grace

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, 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: 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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Date Posted: January 17, 2021

Pray At All Times

“The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.” In the religious tradition of my childhood, a common phrase was “The Lord told me”. For the most part, this became code for “what I am about to do or say will need explaining or defending...

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Date Posted: January 10, 2021

Whose Voice Are You Listening Too?

As for today, this is a day when we focus our attention on baptism, as we read and reflect on Jesus’ baptism by John in the Jordan River, and as we take a closer look at our own baptism.  It is a fascinating day in our liturgical cycle that calls...

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Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Blessed Magi, pray for us!

Today like the Magi, we come to worship the newborn King! Amen!!! In the Gospel today, we heard the story of wise individuals who saw the sign of the Good News to the world.  They were able to understand that what was happening was big and life changing.  They identify...

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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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