Grace Episcopal Church
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Parish News
For the week of April 4, 2021
Complete Reading of the Gospel of Mark
Sunday, April 11, 1 pm
We will read the entire Gospel of Mark, a mini MIQRA (a public reading of scripture) on Sunday, April 11 on the patio at 1 pm. It should take no more than 1 & 1/2 hours to complete. The Gospel of Mark has 16 chapters. If you would like to read please sign up here.
50 Days - Celebrating Easter with Daily Reflections
by Forward Movement
For Easter 2021, The Rev. Scott Gunn will be writing 50 reflections for the season of Easter. Consider signing up for email notifications of each new post — to read, reflect, and celebrate Easter @ 50days.org
Most days, the reflections are rooted in the assigned scripture readings of the Episcopal Church. Weekday readings come from the Book of Common Prayer for the first week of Easter and Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2006 after that. Sunday readings come from the Revised Common Lectionary (chosen from among years A, B, or C). To mix things up a bit, Musical Mondays are based on an Easter anthem or hymn. Throwback Thursdays offer reflections on some of the writings of church leaders of the first few centuries.
Thanks for coming along for the joyous ride. If you’re inspired, please share these posts on social media. Start a conversation. Say a prayer. Share some joy. Offer a word of hope. Proclaim the astounding Good News that Jesus Christ has triumphed.



Rockbridge Hospice and Rockbridge Interfaith are holding a Community Interfaith Memorial Service Saturday, April 10, 7:30 at Boxwood. The Threshold Singers (most members of Grace) will participate. For details contact Martha Burford or Susan Bedell at Rockbridge Hospice.
The choir of Grace Episcopal will participate in Project Horizon's virtual Prayer Vigil via recording on April 22 at projecthorizon.org/vigil.
Absalom Jones Wins the Golden Halo
The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness congratulates Absalom Jones for winning the 2021 Golden Halo. Absalom becomes the 12th saint to wear the highly coveted crown by defeating the always-inspiring Benedict the Moor. He joins previous Golden Halo winners George Herbert (2010), C.S. Lewis (2011), Mary Magdalene (2012), Frances Perkins (2013), Charles Wesley (2014), Francis of Assisi (2015), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2016), Florence Nightingale (2017), Anna Alexander (2018), Martha of Bethany (2019), and Harriet Tubman (2020). To read more about Absalom Jones and other Golden Halo winners check out lentmadness.org
The final 2020 Annual Report for Grace Episcopal Church
is available here.
April Birthdays
David Connolly (4/2), Dot Fogo (4/3), Alice Moore (4/3), Punky Dod (4/3). Gail Dickerson (4/5),
Robert Sayre (4/5), Molly Brown (4/6), Jasper Murphy (4/6), Diana Kenney (4/7), Anne Sauder (4/8), Emily McClung (4/8), Lori Sadler (4/9), Larry Lamont (4/10), William McCorkle (4/10)
David Passmore (4/13) Helen Head (4/15) Beth Knapp (4/15) Andy Dagen (4/15) Don Ellis (4/16) Dennis Cross (4/18) Kevin Manning (4/18) Lisa McGuire (4/19) Beverly Wirtz (4/19)
Erika Brooke (4/20) 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 Humphrey (4/28)
David Hansen (4/29)David Gates (4/30) Mike McKeever (4/30)