Worship Schedule

Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
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

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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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Sermons 2021

Date Posted: October 25, 2021

What do you want me to do for you?

I catch myself more often now, I think–I hope. I catch myself when the anger and fatigue and, honestly, disillusionment that seems to have soaked the atmosphere begins to rest heavily on me. I bring myself back to my awareness and pay attention. I take a few moments and follow...

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Date Posted: September 14, 2021

Being a “friend of God”

In this season of my life, I have found how important it is to start each day with meditation, with this core practice that grounds my day. It is a time to name what my intention is for any given day. What is my intention in going to a meeting, offering...

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Date Posted: August 30, 2021

Where is the dividing line between the essential and the trivial?

Yesterday during our retreat of the episcopal seminarians of Candler, while I was walking, I saw a vine of cherry tomatoes that surprisingly was half dead and half alive.  Some tomatoes looked healthy and fully developed, and theand broken and rotten ones in the same vine.  SOme were dead because...

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Date Posted: July 20, 2021

Are We Being Recognized?

Opening Prayer:  Heavenly Creator, give us the strength to be your face, your voice, and your hands in the world. Amen Are we being recognized?  In today’s Gospel we heard two instances of recognition.  These questions could be interpreted in different ways.  Today, I want us to look at these...

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Date Posted: June 30, 2021

Glimpses of Eternity

+Help us, Lord, to become the master of ourselvesthat we may be the servants of others.Take our minds and think through them;Take our lips and speak through them;Take our hearts and set them on fire with your love. AMEN.+ The American humorist, Garrison Keillor, whose stories often have religious allusions,...

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Date Posted: April 25, 2021

A Sabbatical Manifesto

Today is the last Sunday before I begin my sabbatical this coming Thursday.  I am very aware that sabbaticals are incredible privileges, and I am very aware that I really need one.  I am aware that the entire team will hold things graciously and ably while I am away, and...

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Date Posted: March 21, 2021

Prayers as Trust

This homily is #6 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and, as we look toward beginning Holy Week with Palm Sunday next Sunday, this is the last in this particular sermon series on prayer.  Looking back at the prior weeks, we...

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Date Posted: March 14, 2021

When Prayer Reveals

This homily is #5 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. We have looked at prayer in our bodies; prayer in the face of suffering; and prayer as our very life. Today, we look at prayer that reveals, that pulls back the curtain, allowing to us to see the...

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Date Posted: February 28, 2021

Praying in the Midst of Unimaginable Sorrow

This homily is #3 in our Lenten sermon series, Essentials of Prayer. The 1993 movie Shadowlands gave us a glimpse into the incredible love story between the Oxford and Cambridge scholar C. S. Lewis and his wife, the American poet and writer Joy Davidman. They marry first as friends and...

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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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