Grace Episcopal Church

Seeking and Serving Christ in all Persons

Parish News For the week of January 9, 2022

Worship Services

1st Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, January 9

Holy Eucharist I

8 am


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am


Taizé Eucharist, 5 pm

Music in the meditative Taizé tradition with prayers,

readings from Scripture and Holy Eucharist.

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

Mark your Calendars

January 9 & 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


Christianity and Culture

Learning about the Psalms with Joanne Robblee

January 9 & 16, 9:15, Parish Hall

From Joanne - Join me in learning more about the Book of Psalms. I picked this topic because I really did not now much about this very special book of the Bible. I am excited to share what I discovered.

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 9

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Music Notes

  • On Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4pm, 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 5pm, 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.
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The Work of Christmas

When the song of the angels is stilled,

When the star in the sky is gone,

When the kings and princes are home,

When the shepherds are back with their flock,

The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,

To heal the broken,

To feed the hungry,

To release the prisoner,

To rebuild the nations,

To bring peace among others,

To make music in the heart.

Howard Thurman 

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Name Tags

Permanent Name Tags are now available on the bridge. Our hope is that you take the name tag home with you and wear it each Sunday. If you are afraid that you’ll lose it please return it to the name tag board after the service is over.

Why wear a name tag? Here are 5 good reasons to wear a name tag each Sunday.

#5 Nametags invite people to greet one another.

#4 Even if you forget a name, you can still read it!

#3 You can make a friend in less than 30 seconds if you wear a name tag.

#2 A name tag makes visitors feel comfortable.

#1 Everyone likes to hear their name!

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust

2021 Fourth Quarter Grant Awards

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust (Gail Dickerson, Chair; Woody Sadler, Vice Chair; Jane Brooke, Secretary; Roger Crockett, Treasurer; Carol Gosse; Bill McCorkle; Mary Wilson) held its fourth quarter 2021 meeting on December 14. The Committee awarded the following grants: Concerned Citizens of Glasgow-$5,000 toward a new roof on the Glasgow Community Center; Campus Kitchen-$5,000 toward the purchase of new Campus Kitchen delivery vehicle; Virginia Haiti Collaborative-$20,000 toward salaries for teachers at St. Marc’s School; Institution Mixte du Savoir Vivre in Haiti-$10,056.60 to provide daily meals for students.

First quarter 2022 grant requests should be sent to Woody Sadler, Vice Chair, and must be received by March 1, 2022. The Gadsden Trust grant request application can be found on the Grace website under the “More” and “Parish Ministries” tabs.

Offering Envelopes

If you requested Offering Envelopes for 2022 they are available for you to pick-up on the bridge between the Parish House and the entrance to the Nave.

The Community Table

The Community Table has asked if Grace Episcopal Church would take on providing desserts with no nuts for 150 people every other 1st Monday night starting in February, 2022. If you are interested in being part of a baking team please contact Virginia Cooke at 540.348.5367 or

Vestry Minutes

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

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

Please contact Lisa ( or Sharon ( 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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