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Grace Episcopal Church
The Lexington Parish of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia


Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ

Growing in the Knowledge of God's Word

Building the Fellowship of Christ's Church

Caring for one another in Community

Come join us in mission!

Live Stream Morning Prayer

Sunday, March 29  10:30 AM    Facebook Live

Bulletin

Links to Music

Balm in Gilead

Come My Way

Fairest Love Jesus

Heal Me, Hands of Jesus
Abide With Me


 

Monday - Friday  8:30 AM   Facebook Live

Childern's Chapel 9:30 Facebook Live

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A Message From Our Rector, Tuck Bowerfind

“The LORD my God my shepherd is; how could I want or need?” F. Bland Tucker para Ps 23:1


Dear friends,

Please know that I am holding you in my prayers and ask you to hold each other in prayer during these anxious and uncertain times.
During this crisis we are called to be present with and empower one another with resources to support decisions for more abundant life.


Being Present through pastoral care, worship and meeting.

Pastoral

Our Pastoral Care leaders are getting in touch with members over 60 who live alone or with chronic/acute illness. We want to be in touch if you are quarantined. Please let us know. Don’t go this alone! 


Worship

Following the guidance of our Bishop, Grace Episcopal will suspend congregational worship until further notice. We are livestreaming Morning Prayer 8:30am weekdays through our facebook page. Join us! We will also live stream Sunday 10:30am through our facebook page. This will be a shorter service with music, the gospel, a message, prayers. 


Small Groups

We are using Zoom Video Conferencing for meetings. If you want to participate in prayer group, bible study, committee meetings, vestry meetings, etc, please sign up for a zoom account and check our email and website for meeting times.


Please share your stories witnessing the presence of the Lord in and through the lives of your neighbors. Tell us your ideas about how we can be present with and for each other.


Resources for empowerment
Let’s help each other find reliable resources for health, safety, happiness, and well being.
Get and share information about the virus from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.
If you or a neighbor needs help with food, shelter, rent, utilities or anything else related to daily needs. Contact RARA at 463-6642. We support them and they will direct people to us for help through our Mission Emergency Fund.
Learn to use ZOOM and video streaming!


Share other resources you find empowering!
None of us can find the way alone, and even if we could, every journey is better with a friend. God is with you. Be present to God. 


“Then surely I can trust thy love for all the days to come, that I may tell thy praise, and dwell forever in thy home.” Ps 23:6 


With Gratitude,

Tuck+

Parish News

Lenten Series
Wednesday, April 1

Session for Adults will start at 6:30 on Zoom.

Join URL here

This week we will discuss The Passion Narrative.



Help Needed at RARA

RARA has switched to a drive-thru model for the food pantry, and they were looking for volunteers.  Here's a link to sign up to help.

 

https://www.givepulse.com/group/221439-Rockbridge-Area-Relief-Association-RARA

Coronavirus and the Eucharist

This article was shared by Alex Brown. This is a helpful summary of teaching. We, where ever we are, are members of the Body, the Church. And we celebrate Eucharist, Thanksgiving, not most importantly with our lips, but in our lives, at all times and in all places. The great liturgy includes our sending into the world to love and serve the Lord with gladness and singleness of heart, and then to return with joy to celebrate the ways we have witnessed the Lord going on ahead of us, and have worked with him to extend the ministry of reconciliation, healing, restoration to the ends of the Earth. This sojourn from the table may be a little longer than usual for some of us. But in principle and practice it is the same liturgical action. So let's carry on. Tuck+

Coronavirus and the Eucharist

This crisis calls on us to care for one another

and thank God at home

What Are Your Most
Beloved Hymns?

If you want to share, write your name, the first line of the hymn, and perhaps the number if it is from the '82 Hymnal and, if you feel like it, a couple of sentences about why it is beloved. Of course you can offer more than one. Would be fun to add a page to the website with these. I hope we'll enjoy reading about the hymns and learning more about each other and how the Church's songs have formed us and our faith journeys. Maybe some of our artists will feel inspired to 

 Click for form here

Music That Makes Community

Martha is writing songs for these times based on prayers in the BCP. She is contributing them to the Music that Makes Community global community. One of her newest songs "Prayer for Quiet Confidence" can be found here along with many other short, prayerful songs for us to lift our voices and sing to God who always hears us. Look for "For Trust in God" in the next few days. 

Prayer for Quiet Confidence

Sunday Sermon

A Lenten Call to Prayer, Fasting and Repentance Leading to Action


Grace Episcopal Church: Moving Forward

Click here for a powerpoint of the New Organ and Chancel Renovation proposal.

Reflections of Grace

Reflections or Announcements from the Rector, staff and members of Grace Church


Bidden or Not Bidden  December 22

  Canterbury Update      January 12
What Songs Do We Sing? January 15

Youth Pilgrimage to The Cathedral of St. John's the Divine in NY, NY March 4

Calendar

To submit an event to the church calendar please contact Lisa McGuire  or Sharon Massie