I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
Mike Taylor, Musician and Choir Director
Mike Taylor has been the Musician and Choir Director at Grace Church since 1997. He plays our piano and organ in addition to leading the choir. He also generously donated the copies of the Lift Every Voice and Sing hymnals that are in the church pews. In 2018, Mike began his first term as a member of the vestry. We appreciate Mike's continued dedication to our church.
The Choir is open to all men and women of the church. Choir practice begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Parish Hall.
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SACKS FOR SATURDAY
Meets at 4:30 p.m on Tuesdays in the Parish Hall
Each week we provide meals that needy students at Ruskin Elementary can take home with them on Friday so they won't go hungry over the weekend. Please support this ministry by either making a offering designated "Sacks for Saturday" or by purchasing food from the list of recommended items available in the Parish Hall.
MARY STREET MISSION
Meets at 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the Parish Hall
Join us as we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the men and women who attend the Mary Street Mission project. These individuals are often food insecure, so we provide a lunch meal while they wait to enter the mission.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTER (LEM)
Lay Eucharistic Ministers may be licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the Eucharist In each service, there are two lay Eucharistic ministers, one which leads the procession as the service begins who carries the cross, known as the crucifer, and the other who carries the Gospel Book, known as the gospeler.
Contact Rhonda Blount for more information or to donate to provide altar flowers
A volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of the parish with flowers.
A church greeter is often the first person a visitor to a church will meet. Just like in the building of all relationships, the first impression a greeter makes has an impact on the perception of a church. Church greeters, like ushers, assist church members and visitors.
The ushers hand out the bulletin and report how many people are in church every Sunday. An usher's primary job role is to help seat church members and guests. They come forward at the offertory and pass the collection plates. After the collection, they bring the plates forward and present them to the altar.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)
Contact Tanya Nall for more information
The Episcopal Church Women meet regularly and plan many events for our church and for fellowship. They coordinate the New to You Sale and the Taste of Grace events. The ECW fundraising efforts support various church ministries. In addition, members of the ECW represent our church at ECW conferences.
MEN OF GRACE
Contact James Israel for more information
The Men of Grace is a fellowship group that all men of the church are invited to join. The men prepare the Lenten suppers and Advent Suppers for the church. In addition, they prepare the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. They also assist in fundraising efforts to support various needs in the church.
SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY
Bring non-perishable food items to church on Sundays
Food donations to the Salvation Army are accepted EVERY Sunday. The donations are deposited in a basket at the rear of the sanctuary prior to the service. Please bring an item from your pantry to help a person or family in need.
GRACE BAGS FOR THE NEEDY
Bags and a list of suggested items are available in the Parish Hall
The church provides tote bags that you can fill with any number of items that may be helpful to the homeless or needy, such as toiletries, personal care items, simple clothing, non-perishable food items, socks, hats, blankets, gift cards, etc.
RECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
Providing financial support to those in need
On the second Sunday of each month any undesignated cash in the offering plate goes to the Rector's Discretionary Fund. Also, please consider making a regular designated gift to this fund by including "Rector's Fund" on the check. The funds are used to help the less fortunate keep on services like power and water or other bills.
Sundays 10:00 am
Our children's Sunday School curriculum is a wonderful set of lessons called “Weaving God’s Promises.” The lessons are taught during church and end around 10:45 so the children can join their parents for the Eucharist. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your children to learn more about God and the church. For more information about “Weaving God’s Promises,” click here.
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm beginning September 3