Grace Episcopal Church
419 South Main St. / Lexington, North Carolina 27292 / 336-249-7211
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!
Traditional (non-COVID-19) schedule:
9:00 a.m. – Rite I Eucharist in the Chapel
9:45 a.m. – Christian Formation
11:00 a.m. – Rite II Eucharist in the Church 12:00 p.m. – Social Hour in the Undercroft
(Childcare is provided at 11 a.m.)
10:00 a.m. – In the sanctuary, livestreamed on FaceBook.
Use this Worship bulletin.
Note: Per Diocesan guidelines, we are currently allowing 10 people to worship in person. You may sign up for one of the available spots here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054BADA822A2FB6-inperson
COVID-19 protocols, including masking and social distancing, must be strictly observed. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to sit in the sanctuary and worship with fellow parishioners! If you have questions, please contact Staley Nance at email@example.com or 336-425-3773.
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 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.
HAPPENING THIS MONTH
We invite all parishioners to explore “Dismantling Racism: Reclaiming Our Baptismal Promise,” a course offering on racial reconciliation and social justice. The next session is taking place July 30, 5-8 p.m., and July 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., via Zoom, and there is no cost to attend. “Dismantling Racism” is an interactive workshop designed to deepen spiritual commitment to dismantling racism as participants in the Jesus Movement. Through presentations, prayer, story sharing, videos and small group discussion, participants explore how the sin of racism impacts all lives. Again, there is no cost to attend the session on Zoom, and registration is open: http://episdionc.org/racial-justice-reconciliation/
On Sunday, June 6, at 10 a.m., we will observe our annual Outdoor Service, to be held around the picnic tables in the playground area. In place of the traditional pot luck lunch, we’ll each provide our own food to enjoy in community after the service.
Great news, everyone! Bishop Sam has given us permission to increase attendance to 50 at this year’s outdoor service. On Sunday, June 6th, J to A will lead us in worship outside in the green space behind the church at 10:00 am. Parishioners are invited to bring their lawn chairs and a picnic lunch for their family to enjoy together following the service.
We are still following the guidelines set forth by our diocese, so you’re asked to wear a mask and physically distance. You will need to sign up online through Sign Up Genius if you plan to attend. This may change before June 6th, so keep an eye on the Gracenotes and email.
This service will not be live-streamed but will be recorded and available for viewing on the church website at a later time. If you cannot be with us, the following are links to live services at other episcopal churches that are streamed live on Sunday mornings.
In case of rain, the service will be held in the main sanctuary and we will postpone the picnic to a later date.
“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.”