I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God,
that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13
WORSHIP WITH US
9:00 am Adult Sunday School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist * nursery provided
11:00 am Fellowship Hour
5:00 pm Evening Study
4:30 pm Centering Prayer
5:30 pm Eucharist & Lenten Supper* (during Lent)
6:00 pm Choir Practice
5:30 pm Stations of the Cross* (during Lent)
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Adult Sunday School
We believe that learning together is an important part of Christian growth. That is why we set aside an hour every Sunday for the entire church to grow through learning. In class readings guide our conversations as we learn more about ourselves, our faith, and each other. Our Sunday School curriculum is Living the Good News which is lectionary based that and follows the weekly readings of the church.
During Lent, we will be reading Adam Hamilton's 24 Hours that Changed the World - 40 Days of Reflection. At each session, we will discuss the prior week's reflections and their impact on our life.
In the Book of Common Prayer, the whole service is entitled the Holy Eucharist. The first part of the service is designated the Word of God. It usually includes the entrance rite, the lessons and gradual psalm, the gospel, the sermon, the Nicene Creed, the prayers of the people, the confession of sin and absolution, and the peace. The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. A blessing may be given prior to the dismissal.
Following our Sunday Eucharist, we gather for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall. At Grace Episcopal Church, we are more than just a community, we are family.
Sunday Evening Study
During Lent at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays during make plans to attend Evening Study. They will be reading and discussing A Spring in the Desert. This Lenten devotional by Bishop Elect Frank Logue and his wife, Victoria, that explores the ways our faith speaks to us providing water, in even those most barren times of our lives.
Centering Prayer offers an opportunity for spiritual enrichment and growth. Our centering prayer group meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 and is over promptly at 6:00. Centering Prayer is sitting quietly so that God can speak to you. It is a wonderful way to connect to God in the busyness of our lives.
Lift your voice and sing praises to the Lord! If you'd like to join the choir, it meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
Wednesday Eucharist & Lenten Supper
During Lent, we will hold a Wednesday evening Eucharist beginning at 5:30 p.m. As part of the service, we reflect on the Lenten Meditations 2020 book which is available for free at church. Following the service, we enjoy a Lenten supper prepared by the Men of Grace.
Stations of the Cross
On Fridays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent, meet in the church as we follow the Stations of the Cross, which is a series of images embroidered onto tapestries representing successive incidents during Jesus' progress from his condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial, before which we will perform devotions.