Grace Episcopal Church 

MARCH 13, 2020

FAITH AT HOME RESOURCES
 
Dear Grace Church Members and Friends,

I wanted to provide a reminder that as directed by Bishop Goff, we will NOT be coming together in person to worship Sunday March 15th or Sunday, March 22nd.

Although I will miss being together in person as a community, we will certainly be with one another in Spirit. Here are some things to support and help you during this time as you experience faith at home in the weeks ahead......

  • Each Sunday morning during our closure, I will email you the weekly bulletin and sermon.

  • The Washington National Cathedral will livestream Presiding Bishop Curry preaching at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 and Bishop Mariann at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. Visit The National Cathedral Website to connect.

  • If you are interested in livestreaming a local Episcopal service, check out St. James's in Richmond. You may find it here: St. James's Lifestream Sermon.

  • Forward Day by Day offers daily meditation, lectionary readings and prayers based upon our Book of Common Prayer.

  • Explore weekly lectionary readings and reflections at Faith@Home, an easy to use resource developed by the Episcopal church for families.

  • And, if technology isn't your cup of tea, you can always just pick up a hard copy of The Book of Common Prayer and explore Morning Prayer (page 75), Noonday Prayer (page 103), Evening Prayer (page 109) and Compline (page 127).

  • Beth and Shane Tippett (members of Grace who live in Goochland) have offered the use of their outdoor labyrinth. It is a beautiful spot to walk, meditate and pray. If you would like to enjoy this very generous opportunity, please email Cindy at gracechurch2955@gmail.com and she will send you their address.

Above all, remember that God is guiding us and walking alongside us as we navigate these uncertain times. Until we are together again in person, please know that I will be praying for all of us.

Grace and Peace,

Emily