Saturday, Nov. 11 at Grace Church, come help us Rise Against Hunger and pack highly nutritious, easy-to-ship meals for adults, children & families all over the world who are suffering from hunger. The need is especially critical now, with the devastation from recent hurricanes. There are “jobs” for everyone from young children to senior citizens. Sign up and join us for this fun and worthwhile day!
The next performance of the Grace Church Concert Series features Washington, DC natives and identical twins Peter and Will Anderson, known for their exciting renditions of American Songbook gems, infectious swing and blues, Brazilian Bossa Novas, and fresh original music.
October featured donation: fall clothes. Please leave your donations on the carts outside the Parish Hall, or with the church office. October is also Grace Church's month to help with setup & distribution in Warrenton (at the Warrenton United Methodist Church). We will need volunteers for about an hour on Friday, October 20 at 3:00 pm to pack boxes and then again on Saturday morning the 21st from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. to take boxes out to clients' cars.
To commemorate those saints (known and unknown) who have preceded us in death, the Grace Church Choir will combine with the choir of Saint James' Episcopal Church, Warrenton, to present a choral concert on All Saints' Sunday, November 5th, at 5:00 P.M. The concert will feature two choral works, the Cantique de Jean Racine, and the Requiem (Mass for the dead) by Gabriel Fauré. The choirs will be joined by a string quartet, and a harp. You won't want to miss this event!
On Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m. we'll continue our annual tradition of All Saints' Evening Prayer at the historic Church of Our Savior, Little Georgetown, just a few miles east of The Plains. A reception will follow in the adjacent Heflin's Store.
Photos from the Blessing of the Animals at Grace Church, where the dogs of the congregation ruled (peacefully). The only exception to the canine monopoly was one, rather large, beautiful, albino hamster. All the pets were blessed; all went home happy! (Photos by Kenneth Garrett)
Acolytes (usually over the age of 8) assist the clergy and congregation in the Holy Eucharist by carrying crosses, torches, the Gospel book, serving at the altar, and carrying out any other duties to help bring majesty and reverence to our services. We are currently scheduling acolytes through December. Click here to sign up online.
“Whether it is the pain of the events of August 12 in Charlottesville, or Hurricane Harvey, or Hurricane Irma, or wildfires in the West, or an earthquake in Mexico, there’s been a lot of pain, a lot of suffering and hardship. In times like these, it’s easy to grow weary. It’s easy to be tired. And it’s easy to be downcast, and to give up. What can I do?"
From Episcopal Relief & Development, and the Rev. David Knight, whose church in Mississippi was completely washed away in Hurricane Katrina: "I wanted to offer a few suggestions regarding ways to help after such disasters. Some of these were learned, literally, the hard way. I offer them in love and thanksgiving for all who open up their hearts in any way to those in need."
Homecoming is that annual Sunday we joyfully gather in church to welcome new and old friends, share stories of the summer, and worship together to begin a new program year at Grace! Sign up online to bring a dish!