Worship Services

Holy Communion is offered on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, outdoors on the Grace Church campus for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for registration links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!



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June 12, 2018

On Family Systems, Tribes, and the Dynamics of Belonging

When Laura Masterson was here last week, offering her powerful sermon on breaking down our tendency to categorize each other, she mentioned to me that she was beginning her Summer session of Clinical Pastoral Education at a local hospital there in Austin.  It made me think back to my time...

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June 6, 2018


You know how when you sit down to write a sermon, you get up for a break to feed peacocks? Yeah, I thought so. My friend, Lauren, had asked me if I wanted to go to this state park that had free range peacocks. She was going to bring raisins...

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May 31, 2018

Here Am I; Send Me

Hearing the passage from the prophet Isaiah about his vision of being in the presence of God, a presence so magnificent, makes the interior of Windsor Chapel for the Royal Wedding last week look like an abandoned warehouse by comparison. This Isaiah passage is a common one used at ordinations...

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May 21, 2018

Then There’s the Spirit: A Pentecost Sermon

I rearranged my office again. I’m editing chapters for an upcoming book, and I got writer’s block—a big case of it—so I started dragging things again. Will helped me move my desk, and I took time moving chairs and files, the rug Lisa bought me when I first moved into...

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May 15, 2018

Mind the Gap

It seems hard to believe but supposedly phone usage spikes by 37% on this day, more than on Christmas! Anna Jarvis suggested the day be commemorated in 1904 in honor of all the sacrifices that mothers make. She apparently was not interested in making any such sacrifices herself and never...

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May 7, 2018

Abide in Me: The Church as a School of Divine Union

These past few weeks have challenged me to reflect more deeply.  In my times of silence, I have reflected on our life together as this parish community.  I have thought about our common life here, in this town, this area of the state.  Challenges we face.  Opportunities we are given. ...

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May 7, 2018

A Homily on the Feast of St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Gregory of Nazianzus might not be a household name for you!  You may have never heard of him until this evening, but now you have heard of him, and I hope you will see how his name and life are an example of the importance of knowing the full spectrum...

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April 23, 2018

Paying Attention

Listen to an audio recording of the service for The Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, by clicking the play button (arrow) at the link below. Fr. Stuart’s homily begins at about the 20 minute mark. Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. If...

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April 9, 2018

Held in Common

May our eyes be open to see You– because we are seen by You. May our ears be open to hear You– because we are heard by You. May our hearts be open to know You– because we are known by You. May our hands be open to share You–...

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April 4, 2018

Rumor Has It

“Go, tell his disciples and Peter.” Ordinarily, I don’t put much weight in rumors. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not that righteous. I listen to rumors as much as the next person, but I don’t count on them. I do, however, hold them in my mind with some degree of curiosity,...

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