Grace Episcopal Church
Walking the Way of Love
Parish News
For the week of February 28, 2021
We have suspended in-person worship at Grace until it is safe to regather.
Renovation in the nave has begun. Entrance to undercroft is restricted and there is no public parking in the church lot during construction.
The view the progress please see our webpage
The Way of the Cross: Video & Reflection Guide
The devotion known as the Way of the Cross is an adaptation of a custom widely observed by pilgrims to Jerusalem: the offering of prayer at a series of places in that city traditionally associated with our Lord’s passion and death. This practice is also known as Stations of the Cross.
The Department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary is pleased to offer a video version of The Way of the Cross and a reflection guide in both English and Spanish. Through scripture, art, and music, the video invites us to walk with Christians of every generation on a virtual pilgrimage, meditating on our Lord’s passion and death. Permission is granted for unlimited use of this video.
The liturgy for this devotional multimedia experience comes from the Book of Occasional Services. The artwork is Margaret Adams Parker’s Stations of the Cross Paintings (2019), and the music is composed by Marty Wheeler Burnett (©2020 St. James Music Press,
More about Organs!
Organs have different shaped pipes. Each set of these pipes corresponds to a "stop" or "rank," and the name is indicative of its tonal quality. There are four main groups-and a fifth I've listed as Mutation stops:
  • Diapasons or Principals (The term on our Casavant 3941 is Principal.) are of pure 'organ tone' and are rich in harmonics, with a full-bodied sound. These form the main diapason chorus on the Great, the backbone of the organ. Secondary, softer diapason choruses are often found on other manuals. 
  • Flutes have less harmonic development, and are of a softer, purer sound. Some examples are the GedacktClear FluteHarmonic FluteRohrfluteHohl Flute and Bourdon. (The stops on 3941 are Bourdon, Flute, Spindle Flute, and Piccolo.)
  • Reeds produce sound in a different way to other pipes, in that a metal reed vibrates mechanically against a resonator tube. They are very rich in harmonic content and may be very loud and brilliant. Common examples are the TrumpetClarionTromboneClarinetOboeCrumhorn and Contra Fagotto. They may be used as solo stops or to add vibrance and presence to a chorus of other stops. (3941 will have Bassoon, Trumpet, Clarion, and Cremona.)
  • Strings are (usually) strictly a subclass of the diapasons, but with a much narrower scale of pipe. They are harmonically rich and designed for their string-like qualities. Common examples are the ViolaGambaSalicionalViola di GambaSalicetGeigen Principal and Violin Principal. They are usually warm and soft in tone. (3941's strings are called Salicional and Voix Celeste.))
  • There are also "mutation stops" which highlight overtones and enrich the "color" of the sounds.
Some information from and 
Above is a photo of some of the 5,548 pipes in of the Julie Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875.
The organ is in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.
First Baptist Church
103 North Main Street~ Lexington, VA
African American Heritage Month 2021
Each Sunday in the Month of February 2021
@11:00 AM
Featuring Lecturer:
Dr. Michael Hill, Interim Chair and Professor
Africana Studies
Washington and Lee University

For more information call the Church: (540) 463-4854
Rev. McKinley A. Williams, Pastor
February Birthdays
Erin Carrington (2/28)
Caitie Carrington (2/28)

March Birthdays
Woody Sadler (3/7) Emma Brooke (3/8) Jonathan Webster (3/8) Carole Elmore (3/8)
Anne Grizzle (3/9) Mary Price (3/10) Alice Furgerson (3/11) Daniel Mastin (3/11) Cindy Mullen (3/14) John Milford (3/15) Shay Peters (3/16) Catherine Harcus (3/16) Ed Craun (3/17) Bill Sayre (3/17)
Pat McGuire (3/17) Elizabeth Knapp (3/18) Amber Lewis (3/18) Wade Branner (3/19)
Cecile West-Settle (3/19) Polly Lawrence (3/23) Laura Stearns (3/23) Rose Gordon (3/24)
Sharon White (3/25) AP Smith (3/26) Kathryn Hill (3/27) Sarah Dagen (3/29) 
Visit Grace's Google Calendar for events and ZOOM link information!