Grace@Home

Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

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Weekly News

Date Posted: August 14, 2020

News for August 16-22

School Blessing Sunday

We’re making plans to honor the return to school this fall, in whatever form it takes! Please join us Sunday, August 16 during the 10:45 service as we seek God’s blessings on all those returning to school and all the people and resources (including backpacks!) that make that possible.

Formation This Fall

This fall, we’d like to create more opportunities for small groups to study and learn together, with chances to meet at times convenient to the participants (online when necessary, and in person when possible). We’ve got some ideas for courses of study, but we’d like to hear from you about your interests. Please take a moment to complete the Fall 2020 Formation Survey at the link by Wednesday, August 19. Thank you!

Bagpipes for Our Youth

One of our newest practices at Grace has been to pipe in our rising first year youth and final year Seniors into the Youth Room where the rest of their peers welcome them with a celebration! Parishioner Evan Kohler-Camp has graciously given us a recorded version of Highland Cathedral to accompany our public recognition of these young people, so that our tradition can carry on!

As you listen, please remember in your prayers all our youth grades six through twelve and their teachers, but especially the following:

Rising 6th graders: Lila, Lorelei, Josh, Scarlett
Rising Seniors: Nate, Caroline

God willing, we will hear and see the piping live and in person one day!

Grace Adapts to Continue Good News Lunch

As the pandemic has changed many things we do, so, too, the Grace Good News team has changed the method we are helping Good News continue its feeding program. Grace’s core group of cooks is using CDC guidelines in preparing lunches on Tuesday.

A majority of the food supply is obtained from the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, which has, thankfully, been blessed with ample supplies from the local food service industry,

Good News has adjusted the serving methods so that the lunches they distribute are being individually packaged and handed out at the front door. Grace is supplying prepared food in large aluminum serving trays. The food is dropped off at the shelter with no contact between our cooking team and volunteer servers at Good News. We have been told by the leadership at Good News that the need for the food is greater than ever.

Missing the contact with the clients is the main drawback to the current program, and we look forward to returning to hands on feeding in the future.


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