Grace Episcopal Church

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Parish News For the week of January 16, 2022

Worship Services

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, January 16



Holy Eucharist I

8 am

ZOOM


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am

YouTube

Christianity and Culture

Learning about the Psalms with Joanne Robblee

January 16, 9:15, Parish Hall

ZOOM


Russia and Ukraine: Issues and Prospects with Doug Ayer

January 23, 9:15, Parish Hall

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

Mark your Calendars

January 16 - Learning About the Psalms with Joanne Robblee

Parish Hall, 9:15 am

January 22 (Saturday) - Organ Recital featuring Ted Bickish, 4 pm

January 23 - Evensong, 5 pm

February 11 &12 - Vestry Retreat

February 12 (Saturday) - Organ Recital featuring Daniel Brinson and friends, 4 pm

Faith@Home from Forward Movement and FORMA

Faith@Home is designed to help individuals and families spend time each week reflecting on God's word. Based on the Sunday readings from the RCL, the devotions invite you into the discipleship practice of Reading, Reflecting, and Responding to scripture in the context of community.

Faith@Home January 16

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Music Notes

  • On Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm, Ted Bickish will present a recital of works by Bach, Boëly, Thalben-Ball, Vierne, Shearing, and others on the Casavant Freres Opus 3941 at Grace Episcopal Church. Bickish, former Music Director at Grace, studied Organ and Organ Performance at Johns Hopkins and Westminster Choir College, and currently is Music Director at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland. The recital is open to the public, free will donations accepted. Audience masking is requested.



  • On Sunday, Jan. 23 at 5 pm, the Choir of Grace Church will offer Evensong celebrating the Feast of Phillips Brooks. Works by Praetorius, Britten, Bedford, and Roberts will be accompanied and conducted by Ted Bickish and Martha Burford, Director of Music at Grace. The Choral Evensong, an Anglican musical offering of the Office of Evening Prayer, includes the choir's singing of psalms, anthems, and canticles, and sung prayers. It also offers scripture, congregational singing of two hymns.



  • Feb. 12, 4pm, former Grace Episcopal Director of Music, Daniel Brinson will present Opus 3941's 3rd recital, which will include some choral music and congregational singing.

MLK Weekend Activities Postponed or Canceled

Due to the weather forecast the following activities have been postponed or cancelled.

  • The MLK Worship Service scheduled for Sunday has been postponed and will be held Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 4 pm with Dr. Boykin Sanders, Keynote Speaker at First Baptist Church.
  • The Hellfighters Book Discussion scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed and will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 5:30 pm - 6 :30 pm at First Baptist Church.
  • The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Life and Legacy Worship Service scheduled for Monday at Randolph Street UMC has been canceled. 
  •  The 6th Annual MLK Community Parade is canceled.  
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Register in advance for this meeting:

https://wlu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvc-CqrjMvHtGgVuD5m11gvuoMA9VdJR28

Vestry Minutes

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

Acolytes, Chalice Ministers, Greeters, Readers, and Ushers Needed!

Please contact Lisa (lisa@graceepiscopallexington.org) or Sharon (sharon@graceepiscopallexington.org) if you are able to acolyte, chalice, greet, read or usher once or twice a month.

Happy Birthday

Colin Murphy (1/4), Elizabeth Branner (1/5), Martha Burford (1/5), Laurent Boetsch (1/8), Debbie Arnn (1/8), Helen Moore (1/8),Janet Lemmer (1/10), Peter Grover (1/10) Signe Lewis (1/11), Carol Muir (1/12), Bonnie Gates (1/14), Liz Moss (1/14),

Farris Hotchkiss (1/15), Gabrielle Frascati (1/16), Elizabeth Boetsch (1/19), Paul Strickland (1/20), Sarah Edgar (1/21), Virginia Cooke (1/23), Maille Carrington (1/26), Molly Hellwig (1/27), Sean Carrington (1/27), Jane Brooke (1/29), Melissa Gladwell-Sayre (1/30), Tom Gosse (1/31)

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