Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of June 13, 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.


3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, June 13

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


Bulletin Insert for June 13, 2021 – Pentecost 3 (B)

Meet Our Religious Communities: The Community of St. Mary, Southern Province

Adult Forum, June 13, 9:15 am

June 13 - The Kingdom of God in Mark's Words, The Rev. Tuck Bowerfind

In-Person and on ZOOM

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We're Going to Lake Robertson

Sunday, June 27 10:30 am

We will have our 10:30 service of Holy Eucharist at the pavilion overlooking Lake Robertson, to be followed by a catered lunch. There will be horseshoes, boating and swimming available that day. Watch for details!

There will not be an 8 am service at Grace that day.

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Our youth are all smiles after a evening of Pizza, Hide and Seek, Uno Attack, Roof Climbing

and Bell Ringing. Youth Game Night was a 100% SUCCESS!

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust

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) will convene on June 17 at 4 pm in the Parish Hall for the 2021 second quarter meeting of the Gadsden Trust. The Committee will review second quarter grant requests that were submitted by the June 1, 2021, deadline and make awards. The third quarter meeting of the Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust is scheduled for September 14, 2021. Third quarter grant requests can be sent to Woody Sadler, Vice Chair, and must be received by September 1, 2021. The Gadsden Trust grant request application can be found on the Grace website under the “More” and “Parish Ministries” tabs.

Easter 2021

Lanford Mission Emergency Fund (LMEF)

The Christian Outreach Committee on behalf of the Lanford Mission Emergency Fund (LMEF) expresses its grateful appreciation for parishioners’ generous 2021 Easter offerings.  With the lifting of the moratorium on evictions, these gifts have enabled and will continue to enable the LMEF along with RARA, Lex Pres, and St. Joe’s to assist with rent to keep individuals and families in Rockbridge County in their homes. Thus far in 2021, the LMEF has responded to 58 requests for assistance in the amount of $6459.00. The LMEF covers these expenses through COC grant money; your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter offerings; quarterly draws from the Lanford Mission Emergency Fund Investment Account; and special gifts. Thank you again for your generosity and continued support of this vital Grace outreach ministry! 

Music Notes

Our Casavant console continues to flourish! The latest pictures from Pierre Drouin at the Casavant base!

Martha Burfor

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Prison Ministry

The Christian Outreach Committee Prison Ministry receives applications from paroled individuals for participation in a year long, comprehensive program that provides housing, employment, mentoring and other services. An application has recently been received from a promising candidate that will be reviewed by committee members; if approved, there is an immediate need for lodging. Realtors have stated the current inventory of local house/apartment rentals is at a historic low level.

Perhaps you own a rental property (1 or 2 bedroom house or apartment) in Lexington, Buena Vista, or Rockbridge County and are interested in leasing to the candidate. Christian Outreach Committee funds and Rockbridge Area Relief Association funds will guarantee payment for several months.

Parish support of this important and fulfilling ministry through donations of furnishings is deeply appreciated as is current consideration of housing a candidate.

Contact David Gates (540) 261-1410 or Susan Cross (540) 460-7091 with questions.

Fr. Tuck

David Gates

Susan Cross

Register Today!


Compassion Camp VBS: Changing the World with Loving Kindness

June 28, 29 and 30

9 to noon

Ages 4 to rising 6th graders

Location: Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden (M,T) Hopkins Green (W)

Lexington Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, Trinity United Methodist and Manly Memorial are partnering for 3 days of fun and interactive faith activities.

Boxerwood educational staff will help us explore their beautiful grounds and how to care for creation and our community. Teachers and teen volunteers are needed! Contact Register HERE

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Happy Birthday

Paula Cushman (6/1) Ed Dooley (6/1) Bill Stearns (6/2) Bill Luton (6/7) Eleanor Penn (6/8) Philip Brooke (6/2) Sophie Brown (6/4) Grigg Mullen (6/5) Bill Luton (6/7) Eleanor Penn (6/8)

Michael Wirtz (6/13) Penny Henneman (6/14) Susan Bedell (6/15) Judy Schram (6/16)

John Thomas Loughhead (6/17) Alden Mastin (6/18) Susan Lawrence (6/20) David Grizzle (6/20) Summer Hull (6/20) Sandy Harcus (6/24) Lu Dooley (6/29) Michael Finnell (6/29) Margaret Sayre (6/30)

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