Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of September 12, 2021

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Worship Services

This Sunday, September 12 we will be worshipping outside on the patio in front of the church for both services. We have a limited number of chairs (+/- 40) so, if you can, please bring a lawn chair.

We will offer the 8 am by ZOOM and will post that service

to Facebook in the afternoon.

We will not offer either service by Facebook Live this Sunday.

Come and enjoy the fresh air Sunday morning!


16th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 12

Holy Eucharist Rite I

8 am


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am

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

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9/11 Community


  • At Grace: 8:40 am to 9 am. We will follow the attached order of service of Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation from St. Paul’s Chapel.
  • Online: 8:40 am Bell of Hope: Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation | Trinity Church Wall Street ( Bulletin
  • At Washington and Lee on Stemmons Plaza in front of Huntley Hall: 8:46 am (the moment American Airlines flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center). Following the tolling of bells, President Dudley and others will address attendees. The program will include acknowledgement of W&L alumni who perished at the Pentagon and in the North Tower.
  • At Lexington Fire Department: 9 am Annual 9/11 Memorial Service.
  • At Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista: 10 am Memorial Service.


Morning Prayer

(In person and Online)

Mondays - Friday, 8:30 am 


Men's Prayer Breakfast

resumes September 14

Bulletin Insert - Pentecost 16 (B) Meet Our Religious Communities: The Order of the Holy Cross

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Hot Dogs after the 10:30 Service

We will have a hot dog lunch after the 10:30 service. Parish – come and introduce yourself to the students! Students – come and prepare to be warmly welcomed!


From the Minister of Music


Casavant Frères Organ #3941 arrives Tuesday, Sept. 14! She left Quebec Friday morning at 10:45 on a 53’ Truck so appropriately named: SPLENDOUR!!!

Pending no travel issues, the truck will be escorted by Lexington Police to the church for 8am unloading. Fabien Tremblay and Martin Côté will arrive Monday night to oversee the project.

Let’s meet the truck in the morning! Bells, whistles, drums, kazoos, open arms, and Welcomes! ETA is 8:00am. Lisa is helping finalize details with the City. Stay tuned!!!

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Music Notes

The First Concert in the Newly Renovated Space will be Friday, Oct. 1: a Chamber Choral Concert with combined professional singers from NYC and Miami and SVU singers. Stay tuned for details! The ProSingers will also sing for Sunday morning liturgy, Sunday, Oct. 3, and will lead rehearsal with Grace Choir, Thursday, Sept. 30.

On Thursday, the Choir regathered on the Labyrinth, snacked, sang, and welcomed new singers Adele, Emma, Josh, Keith, and Rick. ALL GOD’S CRITTERS GOT A PLACE IN THE CHOIR! All are welcome! Contact Martha for details:


Musicians are invited to share music at the Low Country Boil! We’ll have a mic and speakers set up. Contact Martha if you want to play!

Christianity and Culture

Christianity and Culture resumes on September 19!

September 19 - Spiritual Disciplines with Fr. Tuck, 9:15 am, Parish Hall

Do you have a favorite spiritual discipline? Please share it with Tuck, or

September 26 - The Book of Esther in the Jewish Tradition with Maggie Shapiro Haskett, Director of Jewish Life at W&L’s Hillel House, 9:15 am, Parish Hall


Low Country Boil - Grace Episcopal

Re-Gathering Celebration & Stewardship


WHO: Everyone!

WHAT: Low Country Boil

WHEN: Friday, September 24th 6:00 PM

WHERE: Parish Hall/Patio (weather permitting)

MENU: Low Country Boil *, *Brunswick Stew available for those with allergies*

Slaw, Bread & Southern Sweets, Lemonade


BYOB, Music, Children’s activities


Free will donations to defray costs appreciated

Reservations Requested by September 17

Reserve online by clicking here or call 540-223-1048 (Liz) 

Pecan and Apple Pies are wanted for the Low Country Boil. Let Judy Schram know if you can supply one!   

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust

The Gadsden Trust Committee, Gail Dickerson, Chair; Woody Sadler, Vice Chair; Jane Brooke, Secretary; Roger Crockett, Treasurer; Carol Gosse; Bill McCorkle; Mary Wilson will convene on September 16 at 4:45 pm in the Parish Hall for the 2021 third quarter meeting of the Gadsden Trust. The Committee will review third quarter grant requests that were submitted by the September 1, 2021, deadline and make awards. Four community requests and one third world request will be considered. The fourth quarter meeting of the Mission and Outreach Committee of the Gadsden Trust is scheduled for December 14, 2021. Fourth quarter grant requests can be sent to Woody Sadler, Vice Chair, and must be received by December 1, 2021. The Gadsden Trust grant request application can be found on the Grace website under the “More” and “Parish Ministries” tabs.


From the Christian Outreach Committee

A mother and daughter that Grace has recently assisted is in need of a used car. If you have a reliable used car you would like to sell at an affordable price, or know of someone who does, please call Anna Crockett at 460-3254 or email

Coming in October!

First Sunday Lunch—October 3 First Sunday Lunch is Back! Lunch will be served after the 10:30 service. Please contact Susan Lawrence if you’d like to help!

Blessing of the Animals Blessing of the Animals will take place at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Bring your pets (or a photograph or stuffed animal) to church for a blessing. Outdoor Blessing of the Animals will take place on the patio at 12:00 pm.

Usher Training—CPR, October 3 Save the date for our CPR training class being offered by Donnie McBrayer, on October 3 at 1pm in the Parish Hall. This is not a certification class, it is an information class on how to use the AED machine and how to perform CPR. You are welcome to come learn even if you are not an usher


Happy Birthday

Harrison Branner (9/2), Buster Lewis (9/3), Ella Sayre (9/3), Estella Crocker (9/3)

Gail Dick (9/4),Ned Henneman (9/5),Susan Cross (9/7), Delea Bowerfind (9/8),

Marlys Craun (9/9), Henry Eichelberger (9/9), Ham Smith (9/11),

MaryEtta Randolph (9/11), John Dinkel (9/12), Tuck Bowerfind (9/16)

Judy Hotchkiss (9/18), Julia Littlefield (9/19), Peter Fyfe (9/19), Nanalou Sauder (9/19), Frank Settle (9/19), Keith Gibson (9/20), Spencer Tucker (9/20) Chris Howison (9/21), Barbara Luton (9/21),Ann Nay (9/22), Elizabeth Oliver (9/22), Darlene Keane (9/25), Heidi Schweizer (9/26), Winifred Hart (9/28), Tim Harrison (9/28), Mo Littlefield (9/30),

Lynda Bassett-DeMaria (9/30)

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