Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church

Welcome home to Grace

An Inclusive Community using Traditional Liturgy for a Modern World

When you see this sign, we mean it.

 

Whatever your race, gender, sexual identity, affectional orientation, political bent, or past relationship with God and religion, you are welcome here. There's no need to check your brain or your questions at the door.

 

We are a parish in a hierarchical church using the Book of Common Prayer in traditional liturgical worship that believes the voice of God still speaks prophetically to people today.

2014 Advent Resources

Go to the website below to take advantage of the online Advent Meditations from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, New Jersey. You can have an Advent meditation delivered to your phone or your computer: http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/content/online-advent-meditations 

 

Mark your Calendars!!

The Director of Networking for the Diocese of Chicago, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, will be with us on January 18, 2015!

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

She has been rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York and Episcopal chaplain at Syracuse University since 2004, and in January 2012 become director of networking. Bishop Lee, who appointed her, wrote that he "serve[d] with Jennifer on the Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church, and have come to admire her keen listening, articulate questioning, and passion for creating a church for the next generations."

 

 

Jennifer was previously director of alumni and church relations at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, from which she holds an MDiv. She is also a graduate of Smith College and holds an MA from Cornell University in historic preservation planning. Jennifer, a triathlete, had a blog when she was in Syracuse called Cookin’ in the ‘Cuse. She was an editor at Edible Finger Lakes magazine and has been published in the anthology Bread, Body, Spirit. She is and her husband, Harrison, have a young son and a miniature dachshund.

Please make a special effort to welcome Jennifer, to give her your input, and to worship with her.

 

Bishop Lee visited in March!

It was a memorable weekend with Bishop Jeffrey Lee and Deacon Barbara Sinclair. Nearly everyone turned out for a celebratory dinner at the Packinghouse on Saturday evening.

Our worship Sunday morning was truly memorable, and many people contributed to make it so. We are grateful to Bishop Lee and to Deacon Sinclair, to the Rev. Peggy Lee and Eucharist minister Kathleen Bashem, and to organist Gail Masinda, vocalist Becky Hixon, and accompanist Gareth Cordery.

Potluck was a time of sharing stories, expressing our hopes, learning about events in the rest of the diocese, and getting to know each other better.

“Christians are the body of baptized folk called into service to the dream of God, where the poor hear good news, the captives are set free, the sick are healed, all are fed, housed, clothed, and people live together in peace. All are free to bless God and each other in creative and productive relationship.” 

-ECUSA Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Sundays at Grace

We worship together at 9:00 a.m. and then head downstairs immediately following the service for coffee and conversation. 

DECEMBER 2014
9:00 a.m. Worship Schedule

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014  CHRISTMAS SERVICE  and pot luck    

Celebrant:  Father Richmond

Music:  Gail

Lector: Simon/Evan

Chalice Bearer: Stacy

Greeter: John

Coffee Hour: Pot Luck --- please bring a dish to share

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Morning Prayer with Communion from Reserve

Worship Leader: Tobyn

Music:  Martha

Lector:  Evan

Chalice Bearer:  Martha/Kathleen

Greeter:  Mark

Coffee Hour: Ellenberg 

 

We worship in the beautiful Congregational Church on the square in Galesburg. Please join us!

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