Grace Logo.jpg

Grace Episcopal Church

Seeking and Serving Christ in all Persons

Parish News For the week of April 10, 2022

Worship Services

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10

Holy Eucharist

8 am

In-Person & ZOOM


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am

In-Person & YouTube


Taize' Eucharist

5 pm

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday

8:30 am, Welles Room (Library)

In-Person and ZOOM

google calendar.png

Visit Grace's Google Calendar for events and ZOOM link information!

holy week.jpg

Palm Sunday, April 10

8 am and 10:30 am - Palm Sunday Liturgy & Holy Eucharist

9:30 am - Blessing of Palms Community Gathering at Hopkins Green

5 pm - Taize' Eucharist

Throughout Holy Week

  • Morning Prayer at 8:30, Monday through Friday
  • Throughout Holy Week, as always, The Rite of Reconciliation, found on page 447 in the Book of Common Prayer is available to anyone who asks for it. Please contact Fr. Tuck.

Maundy Thursday Liturgy

6 pm

Good Friday Liturgy

12:00 pm and 6 pm

Stations of the Cross

Friday, 1 pm

Holy Saturday

The Great Vigil of Easter followed by Lamb Dinner

6:30 pm

Mark your Calendars

Friday, April 15 - Seder, Hillel eCafe, 6 pm

Saturday, April 23 - Larry Lamont Funeral, 11 am

Thursday, May 5 - National Day of Prayer, Randolph United Methodist Church, 1 pm

Friday, May 6 - Henry Eichelberger Funeral, 3 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - The Rev. Roy Pollina will speak about his book, Justified by Her Children, 7 pm


Easter Flowers

Lilies, Daffodils and Rieger Begonias will be used to decorate the Nave & Chancel for Easter. If you would like to purchase a Memorial plant for $10, please make your check payable to Grace Episcopal with Flower Guild on the memo line, or donate online at our website–, pick Flower Guild in the dropdown box on the Give page. To list a memorial in the bulletin, email Lisa ( by Monday, April 11.

Weekly altar flower dedications will resume after Easter.


The Great Vigil of Easter and Festival Lamb Dinner

Saturday, April 16, 6:30 pm

Come feast on leg of Lamb!

We'll provide lamb, couscous, asparagus, bread, coffee & tea.

Please help round out the menu by bringing a salad, side dish, or dessert and wine to share.

Reserve your place at the table here.

Lamb Dinner Reservations
good friday offering.png

Thank you for the difference you are making through the Good Friday Offering in the lives of a wide diversity of people throughout Jerusalem and the Middle East. “Shukran,” “toda,” thank you, for helping us and our worldwide ministry partners become a church that looks and acts like Jesus.


In this time of exceptional circumstances, please make a gift to the Good Friday Offering in one of the following ways:

Give securely online at

To give via phone or for gifts of stock,

call (800) 334-7626 x6002

You can also still send your check contribution by mail to:

DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US

P.O. Box 958983

St. Louis, MO 63195-8983

Make your check payable to: The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society with “Good Friday Offering” in the memo field. Thank you.

Christianity and Culture (No Classes April 10 and 17)

Sunday, April 24, May 8 and May 15, 9:15 - 10:15 am

Parish Hall

Doug Ayer will be treating from an historical perspective three Kings of Israel who exemplify prominent aspects of the development of Israel's Monarchy.  David transforms a Tribal Confederation into a Nation State. Solomon expands David's State into a Regional Empire. Josiah, near the end of the Pre-Exilic Period, institutes a major if short-lived Political Reform which institutes elements of limited government parallel in some respects to features found in institutions in Ancient Greece during roughly the same period."

stamp out hunger.png

RARA needs your help on May 14th between 12-6 pm to process thousands of pounds of Stamp Out Hunger donations. Shifts are two hours long and are a great opportunity for community groups, coworkers, teams, and families to volunteer together!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest food drive, is back on May 14th after a two-year hiatus! Postal workers from ten post offices throughout Rockbridge County will collect donated canned and dry food items from city and county residents and deliver them to RARA, as well as food pantries in Buena Vista and Glasgow. Stamp Out Hunger is sponsored by members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, and the U.S. Postal Service. The last drive in 2018 brought in over 8.3 tons of non-perishable food to Rockbridge County, providing almost 14,000 meals.

Bridge to Hope Food Pantry Seeks Volunteers

Bridge to Hope Food Pantry in Buena Vista invites volunteers to help with preparation and distribution of food at these times: Wednesdays: 10:30 am until about 6:30-7:00 pm

During the week: call Sam Roberts at 540-460-9131 to inquire about opportunities for additional days/times.

The pantry will be moving to Church of the Nazarene on May 14th and will start serving at 906 Magnolia the following Wed 18th. Volunteers for help preparing for the move will be much appreciated

Pilgrimage: Spiritual Journeys that Touch the Soul

Our Lenten Program is completed and available to view on Grace's YouTube channel. Thank you to Cecile West-Settle, Alexandra Brown, William McCorkle and Tuck Bowerfind for sharing their experiences of pilgrimage. Perhaps members of Grace may consider planning a pilgrimage? If you are interested, please let Tuck or Sharon know.

Bishop_s Dollar 2022 Email Banner.png

Donate to The Bishop’s Dollar Fund

This year during the season of Lent, Bishop Bourlakas extends his annual invitation to reflect on our discipleship in Jesus' name. As you journey through the forty days of Lent, we encourage generous support of The Bishop’s Dollar Fund to continue to address a variety of initiatives and needs throughout the diocese not otherwise covered through our annual program budget. You may send donations to the Diocesan Office made payable to The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia with "Bishop's Dollar" in the memo line. Mail to: Attn: Bishop's Dollar Fund, PO Box 2279, Roanoke, VA 24009. Or, donate online at

Ukraine Aid

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with Anglican agencies and other ecumenical partners to provide humanitarian aid in response to the refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Partner with Episcopal Relief & Development by donating to the International Disaster Response Fund. Your support will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Help today | Read more about the response

dio of jerusalem.png

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese Diocese of Jerusalem

Dear friends,

We invite you to follow with our Lord on his journey to Jerusalem this Lent and Holy Week (March 2-April 16). Each week we will highlight another aspect of the the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East (J-Diocese) and its life changing ministries. At any time we encourage you to make a generous gift of support to the J-Diocese through the Good Friday Offering which we collect here at Grace, or through the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) Opportunities to Transform Lives Online Giving page

Lent Five April 3-9 John 12:1-8 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. Mary honored the Lord before his death with a costly gift out of her love and to honor his sacrifice for the life of the world. Please learn about the transforming, life saving work of Ahli Arab Hospital and St. Luke’s Nablus .

Holy Week April 10-16 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.  Love centers the needs of the beloved and responds in deeds. The 7000 mainly poor members of the J-Diocese make the love of God in Christ incarnate through their parishes, schools, hospitals, and guesthouses to people of every language, tradition, and condition. They can only continue their world changing ministry with the support of friends from around the world. Please make a generous gift to support the J-Diocese or one of its ministries through the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem Opportunities to Transform Lives page or the Online Giving page , or through the Good Friday Offering collected at Grace and dedicated entirely to the J-Diocese.

Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes are available on our website under the vestry tab.

Happy Birthday

David Connolly (4/2), Dot Fogo (4/3), Alice Moore (4/3), Punky Dod (4/3), Gail Dickerson (4/5) Molly Brown (4/6), Jasper Murphy (4/6), Diana Kenney (4/7)

Anne Sauder (4/7), Emily McClung (4/7), William Mackie (4/8,) Lori Sadler (4/9),

William McCorkle (4/10), David Passmore (4/13), Helen Head (4/15) Helen’s 100th Birthday!!!!, Beth Knapp (4/15), Andy Dagen (4/15), Don Ellis (4/16), Dennis Cross (4/18), Kevin Manning (4/18), Lisa McGuire (4/19), Erika Brooke $/20), Sarah Lewis (4/21), Buddy Atkins (4/22), Genelle Gertz (4/25), Chuck Smith (4/26), Pierson Hull (4/26), Nancy Walker (4/27), Clara Pickett (4/27), Sharon Humphreys (4/28), David Hansen (4/29), David Gates (4/30), Mike McKeever (4/30)

Facebook  Instagram  YouTube