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
10:00 a.m. Advent IV with carols
4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Pageant
10:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
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
Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM for conversation, sharing, and even a little cooking as we explore the prayers and meditations that naturally flow when we practice mindfulness in the kitchen.
For those who sign up, I want you to bring a recipe that holds meaning for you. It doesn’t have to be your recipe or even a family recipe. It can be pulled off the internet. The important thing is that it is for a dish that carries a significant emotional connection for you. We will share these together as well as the stories behind them. We might even prepare lunch for one another in the parish hall kitchen!
This Lenten retreat will include guided meditation, active prayer in movement as we cook some together, sharing stories, and quiet spaces for reflection.
Rebecca Turk is returning to Grace at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 8 to lead us in a sound bath for Lent, which fits in perfectly with our Wellness & Wholeness focus this season – as we find ways to take care of our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls.
Children and youth (age 7 and up) of the parish are invited to join Fr. Stuart from 5:30 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings in March (beginning March 9) to learn to chant the Exsultet in preparation for the Great Vigil of Easter.
Come share a meal together in the parish hall on Wednesday, March 9. Dinner will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. On the menu is fried chicken or vegan chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert.
Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under. Payment may be made at each dinner, or online in advance. Information for online payment will be shared when you submit a meal reservation form. Make a meal reservation no later than noon on Monday, March 7.
There is no program for adults. Children and youth (age 7 and up) are invited to join Fr. Stuart and Lynn Swanson from 5:30 – 6:00 PM to learn to chant the Exsultet in preparation for the Great Vigil of Easter!
Growing in the Wilderness is a 5-part video series from the Diocese of Atlanta that serves as an invitation to keep a Holy Lent and grow in your faith. The pandemic feels like wilderness, but God does amazing things in the wilderness, even when the wilderness stretches on for a while! These are all wilderness stories that remind us of what God can teach there, and that good things come out of wilderness times. Each week on Wednesdays, you can check the link for the weekly video along with a reflection guide.
Our parish-wide focus during Lent is “Wellness and Wholeness.” One of the key elements in this focus includes participation in the sacramental life of the Church. In this light, we want to extend an offer to any who are homebound, for whatever reason, to have Holy Communion brought to you at some point during the five weeks of Lent.
The clergy are assisted in this ministry by a team of trained Eucharistic Visitors. Communion brought to private homes or nursing homes comes from the same consecrated bread and wine that is offered at our in-person worship services on Sunday. Keeping this connection to our in person worship is a wonderful way to nurture healing and a strengthen a sense of wellbeing. If you are interested in receiving communion, please call the parish office 770-536-0126. We will call you and schedule a convenient time.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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