It can be difficult to know what to expect when visiting a church for the first time. 

At Grace Episcopal we want you and your family to feel wholly welcome. Please come as you are!

Below you’ll find information about our services & answers to some frequently asked questions.

Worship Schedule

My Dear Friends in Christ,

As many of you know by now the situation with COVID-19 is changing day to day. On Thursday of this week in consultation with multiple doctors, the Senior Warden and I “Encouraged parishioners to stay home” from attending Sunday services and that we would still have public worship and the other option is to have online streaming of worship. Today, Bishop Terry White and his staff have offered this statement:

As Bishop Diocesan and chief pastor, I am given oversight over the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the Church. Concerning our common life of worship, I am issuing the following directive. Effective March 20, all in-person worship and parish meetings, studies, and gatherings of any kind are suspended until further notice. All should prepare for this suspension to last through the end of May. I reserve the right to revise or extend this directive as this health emergency and a myriad of other issues unfold in the commonwealth, nation, and world.

The Senior Warden and I would like to “Encourage all parishioners to stay home” for this coming Sunday and the Sunday after and that we will forgo public worship for the next two Sundays as the bishop has strongly suggested. Therefore, there will be no public worship services or committee meetings on the church campus, but I will be arranging to stream online (Facebook live on Grace Episcopal Church) with Sunday Morning Prayer worship at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday and will be making arrangements to hold online teleconference meetings for our church committees and groups in the coming days.

Let us love one another during this brief pause in our public gatherings and communal worship. Use your Book of Common Prayer as a beautiful spiritual resource for prayer and reflection.

Your Brother in Christ,

The Rev. Charles Uhlik, Rector

 

Dress

You are welcome to dress however you feel most comfortable. This is not a fashion show. We have an open atmosphere of dress. Some dress up a bit, some dress more casually, some wear shorts and sandals. All that matters is that you bring your true self into fellowship and worship. Come, join us!  

Worship Style

Our worship style is a vibrant blend of the historic and the new. All worship is guided by an easy-to-follow bulletin printed for each week’s services. Each pew is furnished with prayer books and hymnals. We’ve prepared for you and your family to join us!  

Children

Infants, toddlers, children, and youth are integral members of the body of Christ. The church is incomplete without them. Please bring your entire family with you! During the 10 am Sunday service we offer nursery care for infants and toddlers. We also offer a joyful Montessori-inspired Children’s Chapel program for children preK-5th grade. (Children rejoin their families at the peace and participate fully in Communion.) You are always welcome to keep your children with you in the sanctuary during service. We welcome their energy and life in our worship! “Busy bags” and booklets are available in the sanctuary for children to play with. You’ll note that children & youth serve as acolytes, readers, and intercessors in our services. Again, this is because they are full members of the church.

Communion

We celebrate Communion (also known as the Holy Eucharist) each Sunday morning. All of God’s children are welcome to receive at God’s Table. Jesus Christ is the host at God’s Table, and he is a gracious and welcoming Lord. If you hunger and thirst for the things of God, come to the Table, for there we receive true spiritual food and drink. All baptized persons (including infants, toddlers, and children) are welcome to receive Communion at Grace Episcopal Church.