Grace Episcopal Church
419 South Main St. / Lexington, North Carolina 27292 / 336-249-7211
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!
We will continue to live stream the service on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. for those who need to stay home at this time. Remember, if you have any questions, please contact the church office.
WORSHIP and CHRISTIAN FORMATION SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m. – Sunday mornings
Rector’s Forum (Parish Hall)
10:30 a.m. – In-person worship in the sanctuary, live-streamed on Facebook.
Use this Worship bulletin.
Every Wednesday at Noon The Furnace Prayer Service will take place in the Historic Chapel. On the First Wednesday of each month Holy Eucharist Rite 1 and Healing Prayers will follow.
At Grace Church, you will discover an enthusiastic group of open-minded people who value spiritual growth, corporate worship, life-long learning, and service to others.
Deeply rooted in the Episcopal Church and its emphasis on life in a Christian community, Grace affirms the uniqueness and individuality of each person’s spiritual journey. Here you will find mutual respect and the free exchange of ideas in a nurturing environment. At Grace Church it is safe to think aloud about your faith journey and to hear the stories of other people whose journeys may be similar or quite different.
The Mission of Grace Episcopal Church is to be a welcoming community of faith guided by the life and teachings of Jesus.
THE BEINGS OF THE BIBLE A FUN SUMMER TEACHING SERIES
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Grace Church Parish Hall
Come and learn some Bible teachings you have been wondering about for a long time. Each week we will share a short video, some teaching, and some conversation. Rector Ed Kelaher will lead our sessions. Everyone is invited with snacks, beverages, and fellowship all free! If you can only come to one or some of the sessions, please do. Each class stands alone. We will have Bibles on hand but of course you should bring your own if you like. There will be a handout each week.
Grace Church warmly and gratefully welcomes The Rev. Dr. Arnetta Beverly to be our Preacher on Sunday, September 11.
Dr. Beverly is the Pastor of St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Lexington, her home church from childhood. Her family has been a part of St. Stephen for many generations, where she has made history by becoming the congregation’s very first female Pastor. In addition to her many faith initiatives for the church are the restoration and preservation of its historic building on East 1st Street, which dates back to the 1800s.
Arnetta is known among us as a leader, gatherer, and encourager of many who work toward more Christ-like relationships among all people in our greater community. She serves as the President of The Greater Lexington Area Ministerial Association (GLAMA). Her impact is also felt by her participation in the Lexington ecumenical ministry, Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race (2CFAR). Many might be surprised to learn that Arnetta had a career in law enforcement before ministry! Her myriad experiences of life and faith will enrich us all when she comes to be with us.
When I first came to Lexington ten months ago, I began hearing about this faithful disciple of Jesus from several people in our Grace congregation. That inspired me to learn about her ministry, and I began inviting her to be with us. It was especially fun for me to learn that Arnetta received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in New Jersey, where I also studied for one year. Several of her online sermon videos have impressed, nourished, and blessed me as well. You can hear some of them here: https://www.facebook.com/ssumclexnc/
I am grateful to the Holy Spirit and to Arnetta for the gift of her visit to minister to us on September 11 – a most solemn and profound day for us to hear the blessings and love of her Gospel message. Please circle the day on your calendar right now!
May God bless Arnetta, her ministry, and our brothers and sisters at St. Stephen United Methodist Church.
“I know I can be my authentic self in this congregation. I have learned here to actively listen to people, and I believe that we seek not merely to hear one another but also to listen deeply as we search for Truth.”