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Year-round Schedule

Sunday Services at 10:30 am 


Celtic Meditations at 5:00 pm



Healing Services  every week at 5:00 pm


Young  and the Restless Chapel at 9:00 am the second Sunday of the month 



All are always welcome to worship and pray with us at all services

This Week's Calendar

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Class
7:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office Hours   

9:00 am
Music Together
7:00 pm

9:30 am
Choir Rehearsal 
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist 

11:30 am
Coffee Hour

5:00 pm
Celtic Service


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Rector to Collins MS to teach "Spy Academy"

Tues day
10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Office Hours 
6:00 pm
AA meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Class
7:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal




The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Rector




Joanne Moar,
Sr. Warden

David Ashton,
Jr. Warden

Peggy Carter, Clerk

Jesse Angeley,



Jonathan Bailly

Jane Eskelund

Tom Gaither

Christopher Patzke

Jason Stonehouse

Caroline Watson-Felt




Eileen Hunt, 

Interim Director of Music


Tom and Karen Tucker, Sextons




The Reverend

 Debbie Phillips, 




Hugh MacKay 
Joanne Moar,



Pauline Grady, 

Altar Guild Directress


Deb Papps, 

Flower Committee Chair


Celtic Meditations Team

Eric Wagner

Jane Stewart

Joanne Moar

Kathleen Tone



Director of Church School

Melissa Barnes

Anna Layne 


Jonathan Davis

Jesse Angeley

Tom Lemons

Angela Williams

Anne Busteed


Real Asset Management/Property

David Ashton

Eric Wagner

Mike Ouellette

Tom Tucker

Bob Cole

Jon Papps



Ministry Team

Joanne Moar, Chair

Priscilla Lemons, Clerk

Caroline Watson-Felt

Tom Gaither 


Nathaniel Bowditch School Partnership
Paige Nalipinski, 

Team Leader

David Ashton

Ingrid Fox

Pam Myrie

Deb Papps

Debbie Phillips

Eric Wagner


Representatives to the North Shore Mission Hub


Paige Nalipinski


Convention Delegates

Laura Beasley-Topliffe

Joanne Moar

Thought for the Week
How long, O Lord? How long shall I have perplexity in my mind and grief in my heart, day after day?

This passage from Psalm 13 has been running through my mind off and on for most of the year. Every time I hear of another act of violence, I lament, I ask, I grieve.

But I must do more. I must trust God, I must risk all, I must love with all my heart. And, I must forgive and teach forgiveness, over and over again. 

I cannot do this alone. I need God's help and I need yours. I need this community of faith where we gather to lament, ask, grieve, trust, risk, love, and forgive. This and only this will bring in the just reign of God.

In the end, in the midst of this anguish, I am also grateful. I am grateful I have the Church, with a rich tradition that holds me fast to God heart, and provides me with people willing to work to bring in God's love.

Only God can answer the question "How long?" In the meantime, let us trust in God and work to bring peace to the earth, one heart at a time. 

                                    - Debbie
This Sunday


This Sunday, the readings from scripture take place in a vineyard.
At 9:00 am, Young and the Restless will do what God did in the beginning, sing in Creation. All are welcome to this service of Holy Communion for infnats and toddlers and their families and friends.

At 10:30 am, our Stewardship Epistle comes from Jonathan Bailly.  The Parish Choir will sing the "Teach me, O Lord" by Thomas Attwood. The children will continue to harvest their Abundant Life Garden. 
At 5:00 pm, Celtic Evensong with Communion will focus on Creation as we hold Jane Stewart in prayer as she remembers her mother, Ellen, who died this summer. Jane will give the reflection, as we offer prayers and music in the Celtic tradition. The service concludes as it does each week with Holy Communion.

Please join us wherever you are
in your search for meaning. 
Leaders for Worship

Lord's Prayer
*Note to leaders:
The new schedule is on the website at  

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 am
The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presiding and Preaching 
Eileen Hunt, Organist
Hugh MacKay, Verger
Jeremy Valatka, Acolyte
Rich O'Keeffe, Lector
Patti Young, Jane Thompson, Chalicers
Gary Young, Jonathan Bailly, Ushers
Helen Watson-Felt, Altar Guild 
Jane Thompson, Flowers
Anne Busteed, Jonathan Bailly, Counters

Celtic Service
5:00 pm

The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presiding 
 Debbie Phillips, Eric Wagner, Musicians
Paige Nalipinski, Opening and the Lesson
Jane Stewart , Reflection
Bridget Alexander, Affirmation and Prayers 
Deb Marchand, Chalice
Jane Stewart, Greeter
An Invitation to Journey

Upcoming Events

Halloween Events at Grace Church
Organ Concert
Friday the 13th, we will have an organ spooktacular as Mark Engelhardt returns to Grace Church for a concert with a Halloween flair. Of course he will be playing Toccata and Fugue in d minor by Bach, but there will be other wonderful pieces by Mussorgsky and William Albright. As the subdean of the AGO stated, "This is going to be a Great and Swell program." (Pun intended). There will be a singalong too of Halloween favorites. So come and enjoy the fun at this free concert sponsored by the Merrimack Valley and Boston American Guilds of Organists. Doors open at 7:00 with concert beginning at 7:30 pm.


Silent Movies
Yet again we will show our two classic horror movies, Phantom of the Opera and Nosferatu at Grace Church, accompanied by Ryan Patten on the organ. Phantom of the Opera will air on Saturday October 21 at 7:30 pm and Nosferatu will air on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Seats fill up fast so it's a good idea to preorder your tickets at Tickets cost $20 for one movie or $35 if you buy tickets for both at the same time. You don't want to miss this neighborhood event!

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Salem, MA 01970