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Year-round Schedule

Sunday Services at 10:30 am 


Celtic Meditations at 4:00 pm



Healing Services  every week at 4:00 pm


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


Morning Prayer 

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

at 9:30 am



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

This Week's Calendar


10:00 am
Art Class

6:15 pm
Bible Study

7:30 pm
Choir rehearsal

Office Hours 
10:00-12:00 pm

7:00 pm
Rector gives Invocation at 
City's Inauguration

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7:00 pm

Baptism of our Lord

9:00 am 
Young and the Restless

9:30 am
Choir Rehearsal

10:30 am
 Holy Eucharist 
Church School

11:45 am
Coffee Hour

4:00 pm
Celtic Evensong 
and Communion 


9:30 am 
Morning Prayer

7:15 pm

Tues day

9:30 am
Morning Prayer

12:30 pm
Clericus in Beverly

6:00 pm

10:00 am
Art Class

6:15 pm
Bible Study

7:30 pm
Choir rehearsal

The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Rector

Tom Gaither,
Sr. Warden
Joanne Moar,
Jr. Warden
Peggy Carter, Clerk
Joanne Moar, Treasurer

Melissa Barnes
Laura Beasley-Topliffe
Paige Nalipinski
Jane Stewart
Jason Stonehouse
Angela Williams

Larry Kamp,
Director of Music
Tom and Karen Tucker, Sextons
Cheryl Robinson, Bookkeeper
The Reverend
 Debbie Phillips, 

Hugh MacKay 
Joanne Moar,

Laura Beasley-Topliffe
Beth Brown
Lois Nicholson
Cindy Rhodes
Helen Watson-Felt,
Altar Guild
Deb Papps,  Chair
Jane Thompson
Maureen Joyce,
Flower Committee 
Celtic Meditations Team
Ryan Patten, musician
Eric Wagner
Jane Stewart
Joanne Moar
Kathleen Tone

Directors of Church School
Melissa Barnes
Anna Layne 

Real Asset Management/Property
Eric Wagner
Mike Ouellette
Tom Tucker
Bob Cole
Walter Weizenauer
Robert Hoffman

Ministry Team
Tom Gaither, Chair
Caroline Watson-Felt
Priscilla Lemons, Clerk

 Creation Care
Laura Beasley-Topliffe
Tom Gaither
Jane Stewart

Garden of Life
Jason Stonehouse

Ad Hoc Fundraising
Peggy Carter
Melissa Barnes
Joanne Moar
Caroline Watson-Felt

Convention Delegates
Laura Beasley-Topliffe
Joanne Moar
Eric Wagner, Alternate

Deanery Delegates
Laura Beasley-Topliffe
Joanne Moar
Walter Weizenauer

Thought this Week
Dear Seekers,

My brother gave me a Fitbit for Christmas. I get to check all sorts of things activity-related with this thing. Gadgets like this motivate me to move a bit more and I also love metrics. 

What I often feel I could  use is a Faithbit. Then I could check things like minutes of wonder, how many times I encountered moments of grace, when to just stop and listen to God. 

Sunday worship with you all helps me get in tune with God. I hope you consider communal worship that too  and thank you for being my Faithbit.

In the Way of Love,
This Sunday
This is the First Sunday after the Epiphany. Every year we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord on this day.

At 9:00 am, Young and the Restless will "follow the star" to Bethlehem with our infants and toddlers. Our Regional Canon, The Reverend Martha Hubbard will be joining us for this service.

At 10:30 am, Ms. Hubbard will preach . We will renew our Baptismal Vows during the service too.

At 4:00 pm, we will have our renewal of vows and naming service. Susie Faria will give the reflection followed by Holy Communion. All are welcome to come.

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

Everyone is welcome at any and all services at Grace Episcopal Church
Leaders for Worship

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

The Baptism of our Lord
10:30 am

The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presider and Preacher 
Larry Kamp, Organist
Joanne Moar, Hugh MacKay, Vergers
Gavin Watson-Bertrand, Charlotte and Avery Ross, Acolytes
Brian Fizer, Lector
Deb Papps, Brian Fizer, Chalicers
Peggy Carter, Robert Hoffman, Ushers
Helen Watson-Felt, Altar Guild
Peggy Carter, Angela Williams, Counters

The Baptism of our Lord
4:00 pm

The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presider
Ryan Patten, Debbie Phillips, Eric Wagner, Musicians
Joanna Troy, Opening
Susie Faria, Reflection
Christine Reichert, Prayers 
Christine Reichert, Chalice
Jane Stewart, Greeter

What is a Regional Canon?
The 12 deaneries are grouped into three regions:  Central, Northern and Western, and Southern (we are obviously in the Northern and Western region).  Each region is served by a regional canon whose responsibilities include lay leadership support and development; transition ministry with congregations and clergy involved in search processes for new ordained leadership; and clergy wellness and family support. Our regional canon, Martha Hubbard, will be with us this week.

Bible Study new time: 6:15 pm
Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, January 8 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. Hope to see you there!
Young and the Restless this Sunday

January 19 services
We will be giving thanks for the prayerful work of Martin Luther King, Jr. next week. The "prelude" at the 10:30 am service will be the "I Have a Dream" speech . The Epistle will come from "A Letter from a Birmingham Jail." We will sing hymns from the African American tradition and the anthem will be a beautiful setting of "This Little Light of Mine.".
At 4:00 pm, the Celtic service will offer music from the protest movements in both Ireland and America, and will use the "Peace and Justice" liturgy from the Iona Community.
Faith-Rooted Justice
Episcopal City Mission is hosting a Faith-Rooted Justice Workshop for individuals and teams from Episcopal congregations on Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew's Church (135 Lafayette Street) in Marblehead. This training and community building opportunity will lay the groundwork for communities to respond to injustice on a local or statewide basis. Sign up  here .
So Sweet!
We will be showing two films at Grace Church on Saturday, February 8th. At 4:00 pm, the movie "Lady and the Tramp" will be shown. From 5:30-7:00 pm, a spaghetti supper is offered in Abbot Hall. Following that at 7:00 pm is the movie, "Moonstruck," with Cher and Nicholas Cage. Whether you bring the family and watch a love story told through the eyes of two cartoon dogs, or come and be a part of our family as we watch love bloom beneath the full moon (yes, we even have one that night!) come and enjoy a delicious spaghetti supper and entertainment.
There are a number of ways you can help:
  •  Help with the dinner
  •  Come and bring your friends
  •  Help decorate the front of the church for the event
  •  Make a donation for supplies
  •  Be here the night of the movie to usher, collect tickets and greet

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Salem, MA 01970