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.

Dr. Danielle Fatkin: "How We Know What We Know About Ancient Israel"

We gathered to learn from the expert! Danielle Fatkin is a professor of History at Knox College and she has worked on several archaeological excavations in israel and Jordan since 1996. Since 2004, she has been one of the co-directors of excavations at Dhiban, Jordan, one of the places we studied with her. It was fascinating! Here's the top three books Dr. Fatkin suggested for further reading:

 

Hershel Shanks, ed., Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Destruction of the Second Temple, 3rd ed. (Biblical Archaeology Society, 2010).

 

Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Sacred Texts (Touchstone, 2002).

 

Maxwell J. Miller and John H. Hayes, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah (Westminster Press, 1986). 

The Rev. Andrea Mysen's visit!

On Sunday, 14 June 2015, the Rev. Andrea Mysen came down from the Diocese of Chicago to meet with us and to help us think about our future as a church. It was a lively, honest, and productive meeting.

The visit of the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows!

The Director of Networking for the Diocese of Chicago, the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, was with us on January 18, 2015. We had a terrific meeting about outreach and the best ways to use our gifts. 

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

“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. 

AUGUST 2015
9:00 a.m. Worship Schedule

 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Morning Prayer with Communion from Reserve

Worship Leader: Kathleen

Music: Mark

Lector: Deb

Chalice Bearer: Kathleen/Martha

Greeter:  

Coffee Hour: Martha/Kathleen

 

Sunday, August 9, 2015    

Celebrant: Peggy

Music: Gail

Lector: Mark

Chalice Bearer: Kathleen

Greeter: John

Coffee Hour: Cordery

 

Sunday,  August 16, 2015  Morning Prayer with Communion from Reserve

Worship Leader:  Tobyn

Music: Martha

Lector: Simon/Gareth

Chalice Bearer: Kathleen/Stacy

Greeter: John

Coffee Hour: Martha/Deb

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015  VESTRY MEETING

Celebrant: Peggy

Music: Gareth

Lector: Simon

Chalice Bearer: Stacy

Greeter:  John

Coffee Hour:  Ellenberg

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015 

Celebrant: Peggy

Music: Gail 

Lector:  Tobyn

Chalice Bearer: Kathleen

Greeter:  John

Coffee Hour:  Ellenberg

Mutual Ministry Review with the Rev. Andrea Mysen and the Rev. Joyce Beaulieu

 

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