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

8 am SUNDAY, Holy Eucharist Rite I: an intimate, traditional service without music.

10 am SUNDAY, Holy Eucharist Rite II: a contemporary, family-friendly service with music. Nursery open for infants & toddlers. Children preK-fifth grade are invited to participate in Children’s Chapel through the first portion of the service. Children rejoin their families in the sanctuary at the peace and participate fully in the Communion. Following the service we enjoy fellowship over coffee and snacks.

Noon WEDNESDAY, Holy Eucharist Rite I: a brief contemplative mid-week service without music.

All worship services take place in the sanctuary of our historic downtown church at 820 Broadway St. Paducah, KY.

Infants, toddlers, children, and youth are welcome at all of our services. 

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.