Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of May 16, 2021

Worship Services

We are meeting In-Person in the Parish Hall. Masks and Social Distancing are required. We will also live stream our services on Facebook Live.


No registration is necessary.

Easter 7

Sunday, May 16

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


Adult Forum, May 16, 9:15 am

May 16 & 23 - Led by Marlys Craun LCSW

Serious Mental Illness: What is it? How is it treated? How do we respond as Christians? In-Person and on ZOOM

Lessons from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly changed many things - the way we work, go to school, worship, celebrate rituals, serve our community and conduct basic business. More than a year later with more and more people receiving vaccinations we're finally seeing a light at the end tunnel. What lessons has the pandemic shown you and your family? Send your responses to

ACTS Ministry

At the Vestry meeting Monday night several vestry members spoke with tremendous gratitude about the attention and support they have received from the ACTS team during their surgeries, convalescence and rehabilitation. This sentiment is echoed by many other parishioners. Thank you to all of our ACTS team leaders and members!

If you have a pastoral concern or know of someone who does please contact Tuck Bowerfind, Sharon White or Gail Dick.

What is ACTS?

ACTS (Actively Caring Through Sharing) is a pastoral care ministry to parishioners and the community of our church. Our five teams consist of over 30 people or family units that volunteer for the Grace ACTS ministry. Each team has about 6 members and is on duty every 5 weeks. Grace ACTS members select two or three needs from the list when it their team is on duty. Team members pray for, call, visit or send a card to those on the list that are ill, have had a death in their family or are celebrating new baby or a birthday. Would you like to be a part of the ACTS ministry? Contact Sharon or Gail for more information.

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Spring 2021 UTO Ingathering

Thank you to Julia Littlefield who has so graciously served as the UTO chair of Grace since 2004.  She is ready to step down and Melanie Griffis Hooper and Drusie Milford will be taking the reins.

Grace will be holding their ingathering for the UTO on May 23rd. Congregants at Grace have been celebrating their blessings with UTO since 1938!  Please consider continuing the tradition of the “little blue box”.  Drop a coin in the box each day to give thanks to God for your blessings and to show your gratitude.  What a wonderful activity to do personally and as a family.   It is never too late to start!  (If you need a blue box, there will be some out in the parish hall or please contact Lisa.)

UTO distributes 100% of the intake to support missions and ministries in the Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.  (Our own Grace church has been a beneficiary of grants from the UTO.)

Juneteenth Art Exhibition Together We Rise

Project Horizon invites local artists (Rockbridge area) to submit artwork on the theme of “Together We Rise” for an exhibition commemorating Juneteenth, the holiday honoring the emancipation of the Confederacy’s last slaves in Galveston, TX, on June 19, 1865. Artists may wish to create works with a literal interpretation or a more figurative response to the theme. Up to $2,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a People’s Choice award. For more information, call Project Horizon at 540-463-7861 or email Registration Form

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Chancel Renovation Photo Album

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COVID-19 Vaccine Available!!!

The Rockbridge Health Center will distribute the COVID -19 Vaccine at the First Baptist Church, located 103 North Main Street in Downtown Lexington on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 2pm to 6pm. Registration is encouraged and walk-ins will be welcomed.

Call the church: (540) 463-4854, Reverend McKinley A. Williams, Pastor.

Happy Birthday

Jim White (5/1) Elizabeth Harralson (5/2) River Hull (5/8) Kate Holston (5/8) Anne Hershbell (5/12) Caroline Russell (5/13) Jenny Mastin (5/15) Ginny Price (5/16) Elaine Price (5/16) John Dickerson (5/17) Cynthia Robertson (5/17) Emily Hellwig (5/18) Joan Crawford (5/20) Foster Pickett (5/20) Garrett Frascati (5/22) Lyle McClung (5/30) Anne Tyler McCabe (5/31) Ellie Mastin (5/31)

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