Worship Schedule

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
online: Zoom
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist
chapel

Sunday mornings at Grace

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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
Phone: 770-536-0126

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2023 Weekly News

Date Posted: September 15, 2023

News September 17-23

Feast of the Holy Cross

We hope you plan to be here this Sunday, September 17, to observe our parish feast day, the Feast of the Holy Cross!

8:15 AM Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM CE Classes
10:45 AM Eucharist, Rite II

Parish feast days give a community a key focus point in the year to pay closer attention to a key facet and teaching from Jesus’s own life.

As part of our prayers Sunday, we will offer a time for folks to walk onto the chancel and view the stone embedded in our altar. The stone, carved in the shape of the cross, is from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem, a site that for over 1,500 years has been the focus of veneration for Christ’s crucifixion and burial. This relic embedded in our altar helps us have a physical grounding for our prayers. It is a sacramental experience for us to come forward and offer a prayer and remember. So, look for that moment at the end of both services.

We will also have a parish-wide continental breakfast from 9:00 to 9:30 in the parish hall. Breakfast will be followed by CE classes for all ages from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. This will give us all a chance to spend time together as we step more fully into the fall season at Grace.

Stewardship Campaign Begins September 17

Each year, the parish community makes a commitment to live into God’s call for our lives, and we embody this participation in our operating budget.

Our stewardship theme this year is “Together, we are Grace.” It invites us to reflect on how we understand our connection with one another as the Body of Christ in this particular place.

Pledge cards have been mailed to member households and are available at the church. You also have the option to submit your pledge for 2024 online at the link below.

Make Your Pledge

CE This Sunday

Christian Education classes for children, youth, and adults will meet from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. (Remember to arrive a little early this Sunday, for the continental breakfast in honor of our Feast Day at 9:00 AM!)

Children
older 3s – K: room 109
1st, 2nd & 3rd grade: room 111
4th & 5th grade: room 126

Youth
6th – 12th grade: room 115

We ask that children and youth participating in classes, programs, and events have a registration form on file.

Adults
Our Life in the Light of God: parish hall more information
Parenting with Grace: conference room

Ruth, Esther, and Judith: A Slow Study of Three Fast Women

Beginning THIS Monday, September 18, join the Rev. Dr. Park for a Bible Study that will explore the three Biblical texts of Ruth, Esther, and Judith and their characters. We will make use of several resources and engage the texts from many different perspectives – social, political, language, theological, and historical. Our shared reflections will include art, poetry, music, and other modes for expressing holy imagination.

The tentative location for the class is the Conference Room/Library. Notice will be given if construction makes that difficult. We will gather each Monday (unless there is a Monday federal holiday) from 10:30 AM until12:00 PM.

Grace Center Access During Construction

Most of the interior of The Grace Center is open, but at present is only accessible via the connector corridor from the main campus. Doors are blocked for entry, and should only be used for exit in the event of an emergency. Some parking is still available in the lot next to the Grace Center, but you will need to walk down the sidewalk and enter the building through the St. Francis Garden.

The “front desk” of the parish office is currently located in the greeting area. If you visit the office during normal hours (Monday – Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) please come to the St. Francis Garden doors. If no one is there to let you in call 770-536-0126. If you are stopping by to see a certain staff member we recommend calling ahead, as there may be days when the majority of the staff are working remotely.

Save the Date

Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!


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