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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Date Posted: January 2, 2020

News for January 5-11

Wednesday Evening

Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, January 8 beginning at 5:30 PM.

  • Menu: fajita bar – steak or chicken with grilled onions, peppers, flour tortillas, sour cream, tomatoes, guacamole, jalapeños, green onions, cilantro; Mexican rice, black beans, mixed green salad, Churros
  • Vegetarian: fajita bar – vegan chicken
  • Child: 1/2 portion regular or PB&J, cookies

Childcare is available for families participating in Wednesday evening activities. Reservations are required and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Click here for complete details and to sign up. Reservations are due by Monday at noon.

Opportunities for Adults on Sunday Mornings

Please join us Sunday mornings to explore and grow! Get to know your fellow parishioners and check out one or more of these classes to find the one that suits you!

Sunday Forum: Fr. Stuart will lead a Bible study looking at the Gospel lesson for the week. Come explore different hermeneutical (interpretative) lenses and learn the art of theological reflection. The Sunday Forum meets in the parish hall at 9:30 AM.

Seekers: Why does God permit evil and suffering? This question, known as the problem of evil in philosophical and theological circles, has perennially vexed Christian theology. The Seekers Class will be examining this question from a variety of theological perspectives over the next few months. We will draw on a variety of sources, but primarily from Pathways in Theodicy, by Mark S.M. Scott. All are welcome to join in the discussion. The Seekers meet in the Conference Room at 9:30 AM.

Parenting with Grace: All parents are invited to gather each week to explore the issues that arise as we do our best to raise our children and support each other on the way. Discussions are facilitated by Kevin and Callie Flack. Parenting with Grace meets in Room 210 of the children’s wing (just down the hall from the nursery) at 9:30 AM.

Biblical Hebrew and First Temple Judaism

Ever been interested in learning to read the Bible in its original languages? Or, have you wondered about Jesus’ Judaism and how it shaped his own formation? Ancient Hebrew and Aramaic are fascinating languages where each word and in many cases each letter opens up a world of story, legend, mysticism, and spiritual connection to the Divine.

We will take eight weeks beginning on Wednesday January 8 and continuing right up to the week before Lent begins, February 19 from 6:30-7:30 in the Youth Room to begin our work together. And, for those who are interested in studying beyond February 19, we will sort out future schedules at that time. Space in this course is limited, please let Dr. Park know you are interested no later than Sunday, January 5.

Movie Night

Grace adults gather each month in the Youth Room to watch and discuss movies old and new addressing a wide variety of subjects. A very casual occasion, participants often bring a little food and drink to share. We always have a good time and lively discussion-join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 10.

Women’s Retreat

A reminder to Women’s Retreat participants that your balance is due on January 10. Make checks out to Grace Episcopal Church with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line. You can also pay online. Choose check or credit card, then select “Women’s Retreat” as the payment type. Please contact Cheryl Kelley with any questions.

There are a few spots left if you’re interested in joining us for a weekend of rejoicing, reflection, and renewal January 17-19, 2020 at the Montreat Retreat and Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina. Sharon Garlough Brown will be our guide as we explore ways to help us live in authentic community with God, with ourselves, and with others. Registration will close soon. Click here to get compete details and sign up today!

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers enhance the beauty of our Sunday services. They can be given in memory of or thanksgiving for family members, friends and loved ones. Donation notices are printed in the newsletter and in the Sunday worship bulletin.

The altar flower calendar and donation forms for 2020 are located at the information station in the connector corridor. To select a date, write your name on the calendar, fill out the form and submit it, along with payment ($50 suggested donation) to the church office at least 7 days prior to your selected date. Checks should be made payable to Grace Church with ‘Flower Fund’ noted on the memo line. You may also place the form and your check in the offertory plate.

To simplify the donation process, you can now fill out the form and make your donation online.


This post highlights some events and news pertinent to the upcoming week. Follow the links below to learn more about what’s happening at Grace Church.