At Grace, we dig deeply into the creative arts to expand and deepen our worship of God the Creator; from incorporating poetry and a variety of music in our services to inviting a playfulness into the strong and rich scaffolding our liturgy provides, our worship should be artful. And yet, I encourage us to enrich our faith by recognizing art as worship too. That by seeing the artistry of our everyday tasks, like cooking dinner or hanging laundry on the line, and by cultivating art in our lives – visual art, musical art, embodied art – we can more fully worship God the artist.
- 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (without music, Sanctuary)
- 8:50 a.m. Hospitality/Coffee
- 9:15 a.m. Adult Christian Formation
- 9:15 a.m. Godly Play /Children's Formation
- 10:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal
- 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (with music, Parish Hall & Livestream)
- 11:30 a.m. Hospitality/Coffee
Worship is central to what we do and who we are at Grace. Each week we gather to read scripture, the story of God’s unceasing work of creating, redeeming and sustaining. We respond to God’s word by offering prayers and song. Then, we come to the altar, the Lord’s table, where we receive the Bread of Life, partaking in the Eucharist or Holy Communion.
The two-part structure of our weekly worship is constant, deeply rooted in the practices of the earliest Christian church, and guided in the Episcopal Church by the Book of Common Prayer.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.— Psalm 100:4
The Episcopal tradition recognizes there are richly diverse ways of gathering, praying, giving and receiving. At Grace, you can expect to experience some of that richness of worship throughout the seasons of the church and in a number of places. In addition to the church, Grace holds worship services in our gardens and our parish hall. This expansive approach guides all aspects of our worship as we participate in prayer, sacrament and song. In joining all our voices together, we give God glory and thanks.
Baptism is both a gift of God's grace and a call to discipleship. In Baptism, we join with Christ in his death by renouncing all that keeps us from God, and we join in his resurrection by being born to a new life in Christ. The Baptismal Covenant describes both the promises and responsibilities of this new way of life.
Who may be Baptized?
Persons of all ages and backgrounds ar…Read More »
Christian marriage is a covenant between two persons who make vows of love and fidelity to one another in the presence of God, their families, and friends who will help them uphold those vows. The joy and love of a married couple both comes from God's love and points to it, and the wedding service reflects that truth.
Who may be married at Grace?
The Episcopal Church requires that …Read More »
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy in the Episcopal Church. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised. It is characterized by joy, in the certainty that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything els…Read More »
Mass on the Grass/Holy Spookarist
A twice-annual outdoor service that accompanies our outdoor workday weekends. Those working are treated to a delicious lunch as they prepare our lovely gardens for the Easter season and for return to the fall schedule.
On All Hallows' Eve, we celebrate in our cemetery, remembering the past and grateful for saints nearby and somewhat farther. A …Read More »
Answers to many of the questions you might have about worship and our life together at Grace!Read More »