Grace Episcopal Church

Seeking and Serving Christ in all Persons

Parish News For the week of January 30, 2022

Worship Services

4th Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, January 30

Morning Prayer Rite I

Holt Merchant, Layreader

8 am

In-Person & ZOOM

Holy Eucharist Rite II

The Rev. Paul Weber,

Guest Celebrant and Preacher

10:30 am

In-Person & YouTube

No Christianity and Culture January 30.

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday

8:30 am, Wells Room (Library)

In-Person and ZOOM

Faith at Home for the week of January 30

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

Mark your Calendars

January 30 - Campus Kitchen's Souperbowl , Evans Hall, 11 am - 1 pm

February 6 - Doctrine and Discipline of the Episcopal Church with David Cox, Parish Hall , 9:15 am

February 6 - 1st Sunday Lunch, Parish Hall, 11:45 am

February 6 - Craft Sale benefitting Sudan Mission Group and the Community Connection, Parish Hall 11:30

February 11 &12 - Vestry Retreat

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

February 13 - Learning About the Psalms with Joanne Robblee

Parish Hall, 9:15 am

February 13 - Taizé Eucharist, 5 pm

Music Notes

Singers and Instrumentalists: All God's critters got a place in the choir. The choir is growing, AND there is no such thing as too ample a choir! In fact, if you have been interested but are shy, the joy is that many voices make light work. Also, instrumentalists, if you are interested in playing, let Martha know.

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

103rd Annual Convention

January 28 - 30

Out of an abundance of caution only Clergy and Delegates are invited in-person to the DIOSWVA 103rd Annual Convention.

The business session on Saturday January 29 and the worship on Sunday January 30 will be live streamed on the Diocesan YouTube channel 

Saturday morning will include the Bishop’s address, first ballots for Standing Committee and Disciplinary Board and other reports. Saturday afternoon will be very brief including approval of the budget, courtesy resolutions and a second ballot if necessary.

Note: Grace Lexington will be open for 8 am and 10:30 am Sunday worship in person and virtually. Holt Merchant will lead Morning Prayer at 8 am. The Reverend Paul Weber will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am.

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Campus Kitchen Souperbowl

The Campus Kitchen Souperbowl is Sunday, January 30 from 11 am to 1 pm at Evans Hall. It is an annual event, the proceeds from which benefit the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program. The CK Backpack Program aims to address the meal gap experienced by students on Free and Reduced Lunch over weekends through the provision of weekly packages of non-perishable breakfast, lunch, and snack items. Each week during the school year, the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program delivers roughly 1,200 of these backpacks to elementary, middle, and preschools around Rockbridge County.

This year the Campus Kitchen Souperbowl is being hosted as a to-go event. A ticket to the event will get you 9 soup samples from a variety of area restaurants, caterers, and other organizations! Tickets can be purchased for $15/adult, or $10/child at the door.

Participants this year include: Blue Sky Bakery, CHEFS Catering, Glowbowl Café, Heliotrope Brewery, Legendary Eats, LexMex Tacos, Phi Kappa Psi, Pronto, the Red Hen, Rockbridge Jewish Community, Southern Inn, Sweet Treats, and W&L Dining.

Acolytes, Chalice Ministers, Greeters, Readers, Ushers and Altar Guild Members Needed!

Please contact Lisa ( or Sharon ( if you are able to acolyte, chalice, greet, read or usher once or twice a month.

Contact Jane Brooke ( if you are interested in serving on the Altar Guild.

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The Lexington Woman’s Club First Annual

Just Desserts

Sunday, February 27, 2022, from from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Horse Center

Click Here for more Information

Vestry Minutes

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

Happy Birthday

Melissa Gladwell-Sayre (1/30), Tom Gosse (1/31) Clarinda Carrington (2/2), Nat Massie (2/5), Rick Pollard (2/15), Keith Prince (2/17), Steve Riethmiller (2/21), Beverly Tucker (2/23), Graham Hess (2/23), Holt Merchant (2/24), Jeanne Passmore (2/25), Joseph Henson (2/27), Caitie Carrington (2/28), Erin Carrington (2/28)

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