Sunday Schedule

Sunday 8:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
Sunday 10:45 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

Christian formation classes for children, youth and adults
are on summer break until August 11.

A nursery is available for children ages 4 and younger from 8 AM – 12 PM.

Sunday Mornings at Grace

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422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-0126

Parking is available in lots on Brenau Avenue or along the street. Please enter through the main entrance located on Boulevard or through the St. Francis garden doors off the parking lot at the corner of Brenau Avenue and Boulevard.

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Sermons

Date Posted: October 15, 2018

Who’s Possessing Whom?

You should know, this is my stewardship sermon this year.  I am trying something slightly different, but let me tell you a story first. When I was a child, I was totally convinced that my younger sister was a thief. (Apologies, Kimber).  I knew that she would steal any of...

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Date Posted: September 25, 2018

Draw Near to God

A few weeks ago, something surprised me during the Eucharistic Prayer.  At the 10:45 service, we reached the portion where we share in the Lord’s Prayer, and we all started in at our normal pace. Over time, every parish finds its pace, which is a dance between the priest and...

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Date Posted: September 24, 2018

Becoming Children of Light: Arriving at the Edge of Competency

Between Stuart and me I like to hold myself out as the more sophisticated. Anyone who knows us both well knows that the truth is far from this. Stuart possesses the enviable capacity to embrace his family and their stories. I’m still trying to figure out mine and theirs. Some...

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Date Posted: September 10, 2018

The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation: A Deeper Reflection on “The Poor”

Last weekend, I was in Albuquerque for the 6th Conspire Conference, with the Center for Action and Contemplation.  Over a thousand folks gathered from all over the world to learn from Barbara Holmes, Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren, Mirabai Starr, and our own Barbara Brown Taylor.  It was an extraordinary time and...

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Date Posted: September 4, 2018

What Is Our Holy Labor?

“But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children.” Today’s readings are rich with a particular...

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Date Posted: August 27, 2018

We’ve had it backwards all this time: Reflections on worship and prayer

When I was a little kid in Arkansas, back at Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, our little church had a tradition—one that I wonder would be meaningful here. The first Sunday...

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Date Posted: August 13, 2018

You Are What You Eat: Further Reflections on the Church as a School of Divine Union

The angel of the Lord came a second time to Elijah, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.”  I want to return this morning to an image or theme that I raised a few weeks ago, the invitation we have...

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Date Posted: August 6, 2018

A Worthy Life

There is another Grace Church in my life, as dear to me in many ways as this Grace is. She’s a little younger, built in 1891, a Carpenter Gothic very tiny building nestled in the center of 27 acres, 12 of which are carefully landscaped, with brick pathways that wind...

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Date Posted: July 31, 2018

There is Enough: Breadth, Length, Height, and Depth

While finishing the latest edit on my chapter for the upcoming book, I went back to the one book that launched my entire exploration of contemplative prayer.  Some 16 years ago, when I arrived at Columbia Seminary, I bought a book by Richard Foster: Celebration of Discipline.  At that time, I dug...

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Date Posted: July 17, 2018

There is no “other”: Full, Resonant Harmony

Previously on Sermons: We have explored a core quality of our existence, with the realization that, in God’s vision for life, there is no “other,” that all is held and connected within God’s embrace.  We have explored that it is our own sinful grasping onto illusory separateness that causes our...

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