Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of August 15, 2021

Worship Services

We are meeting In-Person in the Parish Hall. We are advising people to mask up for worship until we have better intelligence about the prevalence of the delta variant or until cases return to under 1 per day for a week.  


12th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 15

Holy Eucharist Rite I

8 am




Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am




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


Morning Prayer

(In person and Online)

Mondays - Friday, 8:30 am 


Men's Prayer Breakfast

will resume September 14

Our rector, Tuck Bowerfind is on vacation this Sunday.

The Rev. Dr. R. David Cox will be our guest preacher and celebrant.

Bulletin Insert for August 15 - Meet Our Religious Communities: The Community of the Holy Spirit

Christian Education Surveys

As the 2021-2022 school year rapidly approaches we are busy planning our Christian Education programs for the year. Please take a few minutes and fill out these forms. Your responses help us determine our offerings this program year. Thank you in advance!

Adult Christian Education Survey

Children, Youth and Families Survey

S.T.E.P.S. Program

Purpose of STEPS Program: A significant percentage of parole-eligible candidates in Virginia are not approved for parole. In many cases, this is due to the lack of evidence to the Parole Board that the individual will have a support system upon release that would improve the likelihood of his successful re-entry to the community and reduce the risk of re-incarceration. Furthermore, due largely to structural racial inequities in our society, a disproportionate number of inmates are people of color. Our goal is to support a carefully-selected Returning Citizen through the parole and re-entry process, and engage in mutually meaningful relationships that benefit all participants and the community.

Grace STEPS Committee consists of David Gates, Susan Cross, Anna Crockett, Tuck Bowerfind, Steve Riethmiller, Lynn Dent, Pat McGuire, and David Connolly.

First S.T.E.P.S. (Supporting Transitions by Engaging in Parolee Sponsorship)

Returning Citizen for Grace Church Prison Ministry

Below is Information about the first accepted Candidate for our STEPS Prison Ministry

  • Name: Richard William Jones
  • Birth Date: 11/10/60 – Currently 60 Years old
  •  Arrives in Lexington: August 2, 2021
  • Work: Lee Hi Travel Plaza
  • Lodging: 15 ½ S. Jefferson Street, Apartment 3
  •  Incarceration at Lawrenceville Correctional Center – Incarceration Time: About 34 years
  •   Jobs During Incarceration: Plumbing, Dry Wall, Custodian, Construction, Roofing, Yard Worker
  • Richard Approved unanimously by STEPS Committee after extensive research and conference call. Both recommendations and prison records were considered.
  •  Mentors will be Steve Riethmiller and David Connolly
  • Will receive Medical Treatment from Rockbridge Area Health Center
  •  Richard has family living in Charlottesville and Waynesboro
  • Probation appointments will be held in Lexington with Probation officer coming from Fincastle Office

The STEPS program is largely financed by a grant from the Gadsden Trust.

College Ministry

Host Families Needed! Would you like to be a host family for a VMI Rat—providing a home-away-from-home on Sunday afternoons or a lunch buddy for a WLU student?

For more information contact Sharon White,

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Happy Birthday

Alexandra Brown (8/1), David Cox (8/1), Henry Porter (8/1), Joshua Henson (8/3), Rissie Murphy (8/5), Michele Hentz (8/6), Greg Lemmer (8/8), Carol Dent (8/8), Mimi Knight (8/11), Patrick Mayerchak (8/12), Susan Williams (8/14), Nick Murphy (8/14), Kathy Kozak (8/14), Kent Wilson (8/17), Marjorie Connolly (8/20), Mary Webster (8/27), David Howison (8/28), Barton Dick (8/30), Pat Gibson (8/31)

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