Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
nave & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
nave & online: Facebook/website
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Compline
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist
Palm Sunday, April 2
8:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 6
Good Friday, April 7
9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Great Vigil, April 8
Easter Sunday, April 9
9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
The Grace Church nave is located at the corner of Washington Street and Boulevard in Gainesville, Georgia.
The parish office, open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, is located at 422 Brenau Avenue. Come to the red door that faces Brenau Avenue and ring the bell for access.
Mailing Address: 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Our 2022 Day in the Mountains at Vogel state Park, with a Picnic Lunch and Church in the Wild, is coming up on Saturday, July 30!
Contact Jeremy Landers by Sunday, July 24, to sign up. If you’d like to come but won’t know until the last moment, let Jeremy know you are a “maybe” so we can be sure to bring enough supplies.
Since 2004 Grace Church has gathered at the end of the summer to enjoy the cooler mountain air next to Trahlyta Lake for lunch, fellowship, and outdoor fun. Located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, with an elevation of 2,500 feet, Vogel is a great spot to spend a hot summer day. Hope to see you there!
We know that prayer can be nourished by nature, and even how being in nature is prayer! To that end, we are planning our second Church in the Wild, again in conjunction with the annual Day in the Mountains at Vogel State Park. Please consider joining us in the mountains on Saturday, July 30. Stay for the full day or travel up just for the service at 3:00 PM if you’d like!
If you lead a ministry or committee at Grace, please make plans to have a table in the parish hall for the Ministry Fair on Sunday, August 14. Table set up will be August 17 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Contact Fr. Stuart for details!
The Outreach Committee has begun their annual school supply drive. Supplies requested are: #2 pencils with erasers, spiral notebooks, glue sticks, blunt tip metal scissors, 16 or 24 ct. Crayola crayons, washable markers, wide rule filler paper, pocket folders with brads, Crayola colored pencils, cap erasers, highlighters, pencil boxes, zip lock bags (sandwich, quart or gallon), hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, index cards, and boxes of facial tissue.
Supplies can be left in the wagon in the lower foyer beside the narthex on Sundays or dropped off in the parish office Monday – Thursday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Checks or online donations will also be accepted. Make checks out to Grace Episcopal Church with “school supplies” noted in the memo line. For online donations, choose outreach as the contribution type and note “school supplies” in the memo box. All donations are requested by Kick Off Sunday, August 14. Thank you for your continued support of this annual outreach effort!
Fr. Stuart is leading a retreat for clergy and laypersons at Mepkin Abbey September 19-22. The retreat will use key themes from the book The Heart of a Calling: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness in Congregational Ministry, to invite participants into times of deeper reflection on both their own vocations and their community experiences. We will explore key aspects of the book, such as practices of mindfulness; images of living a transfigured life; and prayer and desire. Each day will have opportunities for group discussion and individual reflection, as we listen to how the Spirit is calling us to trust more deeply.
Second quarter statements have been mailed. Please check your statements to make sure your records agree with the church. Call Reba Page at 770-536-0126 ext. 222 with questions or to make corrections if necessary.
Our annual Piping In of sixth and twelfth graders will be Sunday, August 14 at 9:30 AM! This is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge those young persons who are entering the youth group and those who are entering it for their final year as part of the program. ALL are invited to cheer these young people as they make their way from the Parish Hall around the outside of the building and enter the youth corridor where the rest of their friends will be waiting to celebrate them with a donut brunch!
If you have a child entering the sixth or twelfth grade this fall, please contact Cynthia so that we can get more information to you.
We treasure these years of facilitating teaching, prayer, fellowship, and all other aspects of Christian formation with your young people. These are very exciting years for them as they transition from childhood to young adulthood in the Church.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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