Grace Episcopal Church

Walking the Way of Love

Parish News For the week of September 19, 2021

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Worship Services

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!


17th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 19

Holy Eucharist Rite I

8 am


Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:30 am

This Sunday, September 19 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.

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

Bulletin Insert: Pentecost 17 (B) – Explore the Way of Love: Go – September 19, 2021

Christianity and Culture

Christianity and Culture resumes on September 19!

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

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

Washington and Lee University Faculty Recital, William McCorkle, organ

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3:00 pm, Lexington Presbyterian Church


Compositions by great organists of Paris, Rouen, and Reims

The lovely C. B. Fisk pipe organ at Lexington Presbyterian Church is the vehicle for a program of music featuring the distinctive but changing sounds of French organs over three centuries, including compositions of great organists from Rouen (Jacques Boyvin) and Reims (Nicolas de Grigny), and of several great Parisians (Louis Vierne, Jean Langlais, Maurice Duruflé, and Olivier Messiaen).

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From the Minister of Music


Fabien and Martin are making wonderful progress with Casavant 3941! Stay tuned! Also, some parishioners are generously offering lunch or flowers to them. (They love flowers and nature!) If you are interested in participating in that hospitality and gratitude, please contact Martha.

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Music Notes

Our first concerts in the newly renovated space will take place at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 1 and 7:30 Monday, Oct. 4. We are collaborating with The Origin Initiative, an initiative that  prepares pre-professional vocal artists for contemporary careers through diverse performance, personalized mentorship, and skill development. Additionally, The Origin Initiative provides performance and mentorship opportunities for nationally-sourced professional vocal artists providing world-class concertizing and education to Rockbridge County.


The concert on Friday will feature: Music from the British Isles marking the Origin Initiative’s first concert appearance in Rockbridge County, taking the listener on a journey through the British choral tradition celebrating in part the musical heritage and renovation of Grace Episcopal Church. The concert will include music by Howells, Byrd, Holst, Parry, and others. 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!


We are sorry to share that because of COVID concerns the Low Country Boil has been postponed until the next fresh corn season.

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

Boys HomeBack to School Supply Wish List

The Christian Outreach Committee is collecting Back to School supplies for Boys Home. The collection bin is located on the landing inside the Parish House side doors. We will be collecting items until Thursday, September 30.

School Supplies

·   Binder Clips

·   Binders (notebooks)

·   Clorox Wipes

·   Compasses/Protractors

·   Composition books

·   Expo markers, erasers, and cleaner

·   Hand sanitizer

·   Highlighters

·   Paperclips

·   Plastic Sleeves

·   Scotch tape refills

·   Tissues


Personal Care Items

·   Bodywash

·   Chapstick

·   Combs & Hair picks

·   Deodorant

·   Individual toothbrush holder tubes

·   Nail & toenail clippers

·   Pillows

·   Comforters/quilts

·   Shampoo

·   Toothpaste

·   Bath Towels

·   Shower Curtains

·   Belts

·   T-shirts (sizes Medium and Large)

Other Needed Items

·   Alarm clocks

·   Desk lamps

·   Ear plugs

·   Hand tools

·   Lumber (all sizes)

·   Nails

·   Power tools

·   Safety glasses

·   Screws

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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