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: April 4, 2018

Do You Understand What I Have Done?

This time last week I was still pinching myself, having just left a brief tour at my university of a new arrival of cultural artifacts from Iraq and Syria. A generous donor had gifted them to the university, entrusting our linguists to translate and catalogue these few remaining tokens of...

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Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Cross Man: A Palm Sunday Homily

We have a lot of incredible kids here at Grace, and Charlotte Schoening is one of them. She goes by Lottie sometimes, and every time I see her she waves at me and runs over for a quick hug. A couple weeks ago, on Wednesday night at dinner, she came...

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Date Posted: March 26, 2018

For Such A Time As This

“Now my soul is troubled.  And what should I say: ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.” Two weeks ago, the Youth had a party to celebrate something called “Purim.” Purim refers to ancient dice used in high...

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Date Posted: March 12, 2018

On Belief and Broccoli & Rice Casserole

When Lisa and I got married, one of our weddings gifts was this cookbook from my maternal grandmother, who just turned 80.  Grandy made note of many of my favorite recipes as a child, and she hand-wrote them into a journal, added photos of me from my first birthday party...

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Date Posted: March 5, 2018

A Challenge to the Way We’ve Always Done Things

It is one of my favorite images from the genuine imitation leather Bible I received on my seventh birthday — the image of Jesus with his “whip of cords” driving the merchants out of the Temple. I think it is because in all of the other illustrations Jesus was sitting...

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Date Posted: February 26, 2018

Cast down the mighty from their thrones (Psst, the Magnificat is talking about all of us)

I have vivid memories of being in kindergarten playing with my friends at recess.  Our school classrooms were a series of cottages with a playground behind them.  Years later, two of those cottages became a restaurant on the main highway called “The Little Pig,” but that is another story for...

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Date Posted: February 12, 2018

The Transfiguration of Blue Hydrangeas

“You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not…Elisha kept watching and crying out…” (2 Kings) “Let light shine out of darkness…” (2 Corinthians) “And he was transfigured before them, and his...

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Date Posted: February 5, 2018

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

One cannot help but notice all the movement in today’s readings: Lift, cover, strengthen, spread, lower, raise, heal, bind, cast As Jerry Lee Lewis would say, “Seems like there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!” Mark’s gospel goes at a breakneck speed – opening immediately with Jesus’ ministry. We get...

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Date Posted: January 22, 2018

Let None of Our Words Fall to the Ground

Raising a child is a challenge, isn’t it?  I’m thinking about this because we’re celebrating our daughter’s 11thbirthday his weekend.  My mother and step-dad are here to share with us.  We told wonderful stories, and we even went to the skating rink!  I skated for an entire hour without falling,...

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Date Posted: January 9, 2018

How Far is He Going to Go?

When I was a child, we would often spend two weeks each Summer at the beach. My mother and sister are sun worshipers, my dad liked time away from the grind of work at the mill, and I loved time away to read...

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