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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Holy Eucharist resumes this Sunday, October 18! Services will be held outdoors on our new Sanctuary Plaza (or under the covered walkways near the narthex and parish hall if raining) Sundays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Each Sunday and Wednesday, as long as we are able, we will have space for 50 people total to come together to share in the breaking of bread. Every person that attends the service must register. Masks are required, as well as physical distancing. Complete details can be found on the registration form.
Please note that this does shift our Zoom service to 8:15 AM. The live stream service will remain at 10:45 AM. Sunday Evening Prayer and the indoor prayer pilgrimages have been suspended for the time being. Compline will continue on Zoom every weeknight at 8:00 PM.
Although we are now able to gather in person as a community in a limited capacity, the Grace@Home page of our website will continue to be our central location for information and links during the pandemic.
Specializing in and exclusively performing works written for four hands and four feet at one pipe organ console, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (“The World’s Premiere Duo-Organ Team”, Atlanta Journal & Constitution) have made a monumental and unmatched contribution to the pipe organ repertoire through their commissioning, premiering, and recording of over sixty organ duets in a wide array of styles, from John Rutter and Stephen Paulus, to their own arrangements of Christmas carols, Wagner arias, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
No one can contest the spectacular facility, amazing artistry and technique, creative and diverse programming, and an accurate sense of what the public – from casual listeners to highly trained church musicians – will enjoy and appreciate. (The AAM Journal)
Their free online concert at Grace Episcopal Church will premiere on October 24 at 7:30 PM. You’ll be able to find the program and the concert link on our church website. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
We’re excited to announce that in addition to celebrating Holy Eucharist, we will also be also be able to gather outside on Sunday mornings following worship for a time of study, fellowship, and fun. Diocesan regathering guidelines limit offerings for young children, but children may participate with their families. Thus, on Sundays, from 10:10-11:00 AM, we will offer intergenerational Sunday School for families and all the young at heart!
This Sunday, October 18, we’ll continue with Compassion Camp, a look at how compassion helps us be present to one another, so we can better love God, our neighbors and ourselves. We’ll meet in the Grace Center parking lot and consider the story of Ruth and Naomi, and how we can offer support and encouragement to others. Registration is required. Register at the button link below and don’t forget your chair and your mask! Parenting with Grace and Youth Group will also meet during this time, so look for information from your leaders!
On All Saints’ Day, we pause and remember all the saints who have gone before us, and celebrate our belief in the communion of saints. This year, All Saints’ Day seems particularly poignant. Many of us have lost loved ones to whom we did not get to say goodbye in the ways we desired, and pandemic restrictions have prevented our usual burial and memorial services.
Grace Church is preparing a special All Saints’ offering and we would like to include photographs of members of the parish who have died in the past year, as well as photos of loved ones whom members have lost in the past year. If you’ve lost someone whom you’d like to have remembered this way, please submit their name and photo to Jennifer no later than Friday, October 23.
We will also include the recalling of names of those who have died in previous years. If you wish to remember loved ones, email Jennifer and share those names no later than October 23.
Voices of Hope and Faith is an ongoing series of links to voices who can speak to us and bring meaningful insights as we continue to wonder how to practice our faith in these days. If you have a resource you think would be helpful, feel free to email it to Fr. Stuart.
This week’s link is a video of the October 7 Service of Morning Prayer at Washington National Cathedral. In his reflection, The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith talks about change and says “The history of the church is a history of change, a history of an ever increasing inclusion, rather than exclusion.” Listen to the full service and reflection below.
The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is excited to announce that the 2020-21 issue of Pathways magazine is now available for order. This year’s distribution will not be sent to parishes, so we encourage you to order your own copy. Quantities are limited, order your free magazine today.
Pathways magazine delivers inspiring stories of people in communities across middle and north Georgia challenging themselves and the world to love like Jesus.
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