Weekly E-News
Sunday Schedule
Please join us this morning at 9 a.m. for Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Morning Prayer, with visiting preacher Jason Evans.
  • Service will be live streamed via Facebook Live, which will go live approximately 10 minutes prior to 9:00 a.m., with a piano prelude by Paul Humphrey. By all means, start a "Watch Party" with your friends. 
  • To download and print the At-Home Packet click here

An Update from Laura Tate...

Dear Grace Family,

Thank you all for all of your continued love and prayers as I continue to heal from my liver transplant surgery. My recovery is one of the swiftest the doctors have ever seen and I am getting stronger every day!

Through this entire process I have felt your prayers surround me and God’s presence during a scary and uncertain time. In what can only be described as a miracle, the large blood clot they were worried about during surgery was completely gone, making surgery much easier than they anticipated. 

I was released from ICU late last night and am recovering on the transplant floor. I am walking around independently and making great progress. They expect to discharge me from the hospital on Monday morning! I will be staying with my grandmother in Houston until I am allowed to drive again. Allison is already comfortably set up there and anxious for me to join her. 

Please continue your prayers, I still have a long way to go. I appreciate and miss you all! Thank you for your love and support. 

In Christ,

Laura Tate

There will be no Children & Youth Faith Formation this Sunday, HOWEVER...

Virtual Vacation Bible School
"Compassion helps us see and welcome. To see and welcome is how we accept one another. When we gather together at the table, we accept each other in the same way God accepts us."

Registration is open for our Virtual Vacation Bible School, happening in July! The theme is Compassion: for others, for ourselves, and for the world. This event is FREE and open to the community, so we invite you to join us at His table, no matter where you live!   Click this link for more info and to register your children.
Priest's Tuesday Morning Bible Study -

Mother Suzanne's Tuesday Morning Bible Study will resume in the Fall . 
Wednesday Noonday Prayer

Please join us for Noonday Prayer via Zoom. Beginning at 11:55 you can log in here to join us as an active participant in the prayers. Or if you prefer, just follow along via Facebook Live beginning promptly at 12:00 PM this coming Wednesday, Book of Common Prayer beginning on page 103, which you can download ahead of time here .  
Thursday Coffee...without Mother Suzanne

This has been such fun that we will continue without Mother Suzanne! - Let's take a break together again and share some thoughts on all things theological or liturgical. Login in to Zoom or join us at Alvin's new 1820 Coffee House, 419 W. Sealy St., at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 11. Login here to join us. You can begin logging in at 3:45 PM. If asked for a password, its 002428.  
EpiscoGALS Zoom Friday Happy Hour

We are going to take a break this week but will be back on Friday July 10th with a brand new, exciting format.
June 22, 2020

Dear Beloved Ones of Grace,

I hope that this email finds you well and in good health. It has been so long since we have been together and my heart at different times longs for the day when we can all worship as one body. This pandemic has taught many lessons along the way of what it means to be the Church in uncertain times such as these.

One thing that has become clear to me is the desire to come out of this pandemic better prepared for those who will find their way to Grace in the future. The number of folks who have worshiped with us virtually and who have personally been in touch via our current social media platforms has been remarkable. I am convinced the need for meaningful connection with a community of faith as well as with an Ever-Present God has never been stronger. 

Grace has experienced a renaissance in recent days. There has been re-birth as well as spiritual awakening which is both exciting and full-speed. With the pandemic, we have seen more visits to our Facebook page as well as our website. In an honest reflection, our current Grace website is in desperate need of attention. This is why I come to you with this letter. 

Now more than ever we are aware of the need for an updated website to better connect and serve the community simply by presenting images and information clearly, intentionally, and with easier access across all platforms (mobile, tablet, and desktop). This will aid with the growth of a community, increase congregation size, and over all give the congregation something to be proud to share with friends, family and strangers.

During this time of pandemic, we have been earnestly looking for someone to help create and make a website of which we can be proud. We have a number of proposals for the new website but have zeroed in on a designer whose proposal has really captured the essence of what we seek to achieve with our new website. He is a graphic artist from Nashville, TN who has helped other Episcopal churches with their websites. His work is simple and tells stories through pictures. 

We have a $3,000 gap to fund our new website (a parishioner has graciously given $2,000 for the new website). I am humbly asking if you feel led to contribute to this new website, know that I would be most grateful. I truly believe that a new and improved website will be one of our most valuable tools for missional and outreach work that Grace can share with our community and world. 

We have added an option for giving to the website through our online giving portals if you choose to give in this manner. This may be the face of Grace for a long time to come, so I would ask that if you are able, please join in this effort. God is already at work in the world, let us join Him in this work by sharing the good news of Grace in this way.

 Thank you...as always,

In case you hadn't noticed, we've expanded our social media presence to Instagram and Twitter