Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of July 18, 2021

Worship Services

We are meeting In-Person in the Parish Hall. No registration is necessary. Please wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Refer to the CDC's Choosing Safer Activities Guide if you have questions about mask wearing.

We will also live stream our services on Facebook Live and on ZOOM.


8th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 18

Holy Eucharist Rite I

8 am


Facebook Live


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am


Facebook Live


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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

Tuesdays 7 am

In-Person and on



Wednesdays and Thursdays

8:30 pm


July 18 - Bulletin Insert: Pentecost 8 (B) – Exploring the Way of Love - WORSHIP

Rector's Forum - July 18

The Episcopal Church Civil Discourse Curriculum – Tenet's of Civil Discourse and Values-Based Conversations    

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Faith Build

The Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity Faith Build will be from July 20 to August 14. The Grace Episcopal team will meet at 39 Spencer Court, in Greenhouse Village, each Friday, beginning July 23 at 9:00 am. The shift will be from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Anyone interested in participating can get in touch with Pat McGuire (401-662-6290). No building skills necessary, and all tools provided.

From the Minister of Music

Songbirds! Want to sing some hymns? Enjoy a spectacular view? And bring a beverage to share? Martha and David Burford invite you to their home Thursday nights: July 15, 22, and 29 to do all of that! 7:30-9. Bring guitars, kazoos, clarinets... PLEASE let Martha know if you plan to come so she can set out chairs and throw the pianny lid open! We might even sing some Broadway tunes!

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Compassion Camp VBS: Changing the World with Loving Kindness

30 children, youth and adults met June 28, 29 and 30 for our outdoor VBS at Boxerwood Garden and Hopkins Green.

Lexington Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, Trinity United Methodist and Manly Memorial partnered for 3 days of fun and interactive faith activities. Together we prayed, practiced yoga, sang, played games, made journey sticks, played in the dirt, and had a scavenger hunt at the Farmer's Market. Boxerwood educational staff taught us about our compassionate earth by showing us nature's decomposers and pollinators. We learned that when we cultivate compassion within ourselves and each other, compassion ripples out to others. Thanks be to God!

To see our VBS photo album visit Compassion Camp Photo Album

Forward Day by Day App Receives Major Update

Forward Movement announces a major update to its popular Forward Day by Day smartphone app, as well as a relaunch of its Daily Prayer website, The complete overhaul includes a new clean design with simplified navigation, as well as podcast integration and expanded customization settings for users.

“We are committed to our mission to inspire disciples and empower evangelists, wherever they are,” said the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Forward Movement executive director. “This upgrade to our app and website will provide users with an improved user experience, including customizable features and settings, to strengthen a habit of daily prayer and scripture engagement, both known catalysts to a deepening life of faith.”

To assist visitors with bookmarked pages, the existing version of will remain intact for several weeks as users become accustomed to the new website. By late August, pages will redirect to the upgraded site.

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Happy Birthday

Tom Vinson (7/5), Elise Brooke (7/5), Adam Webster (7/5), Doug Cumming (7/5), Harold Hill (7/5), Jay Crawford (7/6), David Wade (7/6), Benjamin Holston (7/7), Sue Shultis (7/8), Joe Simcoe (7/10), Elizabeth Grist (7/11), Mary Wilson Grist (7/11), Mary Wilson (7/11), Otis Mead (7/12), Mary Stuart Gilliam (7/13), Caroline Webster (7/13), Bethany Hull (7/14), Vaughna Rodi (7/16), Carla Henson (7/18), Jeff Mason (7/19), Lisa Tracy (7/20), Catharine Gaylard (7/21), Miss D Penick (7/23), Trey Lewis (7/26), Paul Robblee (7/28), Susan Minor (7/28), John Brooke (7/29), Holly Pickett (7/29), Margaret Haberman (7/31)

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