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 links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
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This page is our primary landing spot for links and resources for worship, prayer, spiritual formation, and community development at Grace Church during the coronavirus pandemic.
Information and links for worship and formation opportunities can be found below or in our weekly newsletter email. Due to rising COVID19 cases in the community, and in consultation with our medical advisory team, Grace Church has suspended in-person gatherings until further notice. more information
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, with an invitation to observe a holy Lent. Since we’re not yet back to observing it in our ordinary fashion, we are preparing Lent@Home kits to help you observe a holy Lent at home. Kits will include ashes for Ash Wednesday, suggestions for your home altar, palm crosses for Palm Sunday, incense for Holy Week, and much more! Kits will be ready for pick up at the church office the week before Ash Wednesday, but we need to know how many to prepare. To make sure we have enough and to reserve yours, please complete and submit the form below.
The School for Christian Practice is an intentional framework that nurtures the community’s mission to seek reconciliation and wholeness with God and one another in Christ. By centering ourselves in our practice of prayer, we can grow in our awareness of our union with God and one another, and we can foster a spirit of transformation in our personal lives and in our community.
How is the Spirit of Christ encouraging us to continue learning about our faith and practice of prayer? How does our practice nurture and encourage us in our daily lives? We invite all members to explore the richness of their faith and grow in a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives through the formation opportunities found at the links below.
Choristers and St. Cecilia choir are on a break until warmer weather and all Parish Choir gatherings have moved to Zoom. Email Will Gotmer for more details about all of choirs.
Our ability to create choral music in person is limited right now, but we can still listen to great music! Our Director of Music, Will Gotmer, is sharing weekly playlists on Spotify with an excellent variety of choral music connected to our liturgical calendar.
In response to the heightened need to stay in touch with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace activated an old-school phone tree. We attempted to arrange families, couples, and singles into small clusters based on existing connections. We hope this offers another possibility for passing along prayer requests, good news, and concerns to each other and to the clergy.
The pastoral care team, which includes clergy and lay chaplains, can also help to refer to outside counseling help, where needed. Someone will always be able to respond in an emergency, but the staff is committed to the practice of observing a Sabbath rest to be with family on Friday and Saturday
This holiday season, Grace Church helped support two Family Promise initiatives – Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes and the Christmas Promise Store. Please watch for future outreach opportunities!
Even in these very unusual times, we would like to be able to greet newcomers and visitors to Grace Episcopal Church! If you have recently “visited” us through an online class or worship service, or even just by browsing around our website, we invite you to fill out an online welcome card so we may share additional information about who we are and what we have to offer. We are glad you are here!
Stewardship is the means by which we can give back to the parish as well as the community at large, not only with monetary gifts, but with our gifts of time and talent.
In order for the Finance Committee and Vestry to do the preliminary budget work for 2021, pledges were requested by Sunday, November 15. Please contact Reba Page if you have not yet had a chance to make your pledge.
Please send in your pledges, as you are able, in one of the three ways listed below. If you find yourself struggling–financially, spiritually, emotionally, physically–please let us know.
If you have any questions or need help contact Reba Page for assistance. Thank you for continuing to support Grace Episcopal Church.