Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
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Following the recent guidelines from the bishop’s office, I am happy to share that I will begin hosting prayer pilgrimages in the nave for small group, in-person gatherings!
Each Tuesday and Thursday*, beginning September 15, I will be on hand in the nave for small groups of eight to gather for times of prayer. This is a way for us to share in our actual sacred space, and I am very much looking forward to the times we can have together.
In order to coordinate the space, we are using Eventbrite to host registrations. Eight people at a time can sign up for two possible sessions, 2:00 – 2:30 PM or 2:30 – 3:00 PM*. We are limited to two thirty minute sessions for these pilgrimage spaces, and you must register ahead of time so we have a list of who is present for any necessary contact tracing. We will have rocking chairs outside on the narthex patio for those who want to wait and rest until their time opens. As an act of hospitality and care for others, all persons over age two (2) are required to wear a protective face covering at all times when on the Grace Church campus.
The hope of this offering is to have some way to see each other face to face, to share even a brief time of prayer together. Especially during this tumultuous election season, I think it will be very meaningful to take advantage of a time of intentional prayer. We are exploring ways to integrate candles and chant into the space, so it will truly be a space for contemplation and rest for you during the week.
Take a few minutes and see if either Tuesday or Thursday* works for you, and register at the link below to join with me in this time of prayer. It will be great to see you!
*Please email Fr. Stuart if you would be interested in attending prayer pilgrimage sessions if they were offered in the evening.