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.
My Dear Friends in Christ,
As many of you know by now the situation with COVID-19 is changing day to day.
As the pandemic continues, in-person worship services will be announced week by week given the transmission rate within our commonwealth and county. All in-person gatherings will follow CDC guidelines with no more than 50 in church. Masks will be worn while inside the church build with social distancing for seating. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the church for your convenience and safety. 10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer Rite II will be celebrated for the foreseeable future, with Holy Eucharist Rite II (bread only) celebrated as our medical professionals and our bishop deem it safe. Please contact the church office if you would like to attend a Sunday service. Reservations are required to reserve a seat for in-person worship and for contact tracing purposes. All worship services are being streamed on our Facebook page and recorded on our YouTube channel.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.