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Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

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Date Posted: May 2, 2020

A God Who Joins the Flock

I have never really spent much time around sheep, so it is hard for me to really “get into” the Gospel texts about sheep and shepherding.  We had plenty of livestock around us as children back in Arkansas, but no sheep.  We even had one family take on raising emus,...

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Date Posted: April 19, 2020

Thomas the man of Faith!

In the name of the Risen Lord we meditate his word, our hearts are open and our minds receptive! Blessed be God forever!!  Amen. Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!! Few days ago, I saw a meme in social media that has the devil and God...

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Date Posted: April 11, 2020

The Holy Strangeness of Easter

Imagine it, if you can: everyone began that day just as they always had, finding their way to the market, checking in with their family and friends, trying their best to maintain the “normalcy” of their lives with the strain of existence pressing on their shoulders.  The hearts of many...

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Date Posted: April 10, 2020

A Good Friday Homily

I may have told you all this story from my childhood, so forgive me, but I want to look at a slightly different angle of the experience.  Late one Christmas Eve, when I must have been around eight or nine, I snuck out of my bedroom to watch TV in...

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Date Posted: March 21, 2020

All About Vision

Today’s appointed texts are all about vision: who can see, who cannot see, who is healed of sight, who can’t believe that sight has been gained.  They are deeply human stories on one hand, and they are stories of the power of God’s grace an another. We begin with Samuel...

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Date Posted: March 14, 2020

Third Sunday in Lent

“It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves.” John 4:42 A few weeks ago, China’s problems seemed far removed from my life here in Gainesville, Ga. And now, even as I write this homily, I am aware that by the...

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Date Posted: March 10, 2020

Intimate Things Happen in the Darkness

https://youtu.be/9guXP4Yy18Q For a long time now, I have kept a practice of having paper and pen on the shelf by my side of the bed. Very often, I wake up in the middle of the night with a sudden thought or random insight, and I need to write it down. ...

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Date Posted: March 2, 2020

Overwhelmed at the Borders

By the time I left the office on Thursday afternoon to begin my Sabbath rest, I had three sermons prepared for today and they were all across the board. I had one that was designed to be very light, mindful that this is not my “personal platform” in Hyde Park...

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Date Posted: February 24, 2020

The Transfiguration: A Mirror of the Soul

And Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves.   From the outset, the story grips us, and we know something significant is going on.  If we’re paying attention, our hearts immediately make the link with another pivotal sacred...

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Date Posted: January 13, 2020

I am, You are, He and She is, They are, We are Beloved

When Lisa and I moved to Georgia from Arkansas for graduate school, we didn’t know anyone. We joined Central Presbyterian Church downtown, and we began preparing for Lisa’s own baptism. I am her godfather!   On the day of Lisa’s baptism, we sat down front and I noticed a large banner...

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