This Week @ Grace
July 8- 14, 2013

Finance Committee
5:15 p.m., Library 


Midday Eucharist
12:10 p.m., chapel 
Art Fair
on the Square  

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Food Pantry open 

10 a.m. - Noon  
6 - 7 p.m.
The 7th Sunday
After Pentecost

Art Fair on the Square continues
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Capitol Square and Grace's block of West Washington will be closed.  Please plan alternative parking or transportation.

8 a.m. 

Holy Eucharist, Rite I  

9:45 a.m.
Nursery opens

10 a.m.  

Holy Eucharist, Rite II


"Veggie Tales"

program (ages 4-7) lower level


11:15 a.m.

Coffee Hour 
Holy Eucharist in Spanish celebrated by Rev. Charles Granger

1:15 p.m.
Guild Hall
Potluck farewell for Father Charles Granger.  Everyone invited.  Please bring a dish to pass.
Check out
Grace Beyond Grace

Feedback from the all parish meeting held on June 23 has been posted to Grace Beyond Grace.  Feel free to create an account (quick and easy) to leave your own additional comments.
Love & Marriage
Traditionally June was the month to be married.  Lately it seems the hottest picks are now in autumn, September and October in particular.  For those of you married many years ago, you'll be surprised to learn the average wedding in Dane County will cost the happy couple (or their parents) around $35,000.

In 2013 Grace will see 20 weddings, with a few more sure to trickle in from last-minute planning.  Seven excited couples have already booked their 2014 nuptials. 

According to Grace Wedding Coordinator, Pat Werk, couples find Grace an ideal place to plan a wedding for two main reasons:  (1) the church is visually stunning both inside and outside (the red doors and courtyard make for popular posing spots) and (2) our prime location close to reception venues, hotels, and the beauty of the Capitol Square and lakefront make for an enjoyable and convenient time for guests and the wedding party.

A local photographer recently made this video of a wedding at Grace showcasing the sacred, sentimental, and fun elements of holding a wedding ceremony here (Grace enters the video around 1:30.):

Jillian and Sean - June 1, 2013
Jillian and Sean - June 1, 2013

If you know a couple soon to be married, please be sure to suggest Grace.  Both Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians are welcome to be married here.  Some couples are married by Jonathan while others choose to bring in their own officiant.  A wedding guide at the Grace Weddings Page helps couples navigate fees, schedules, and the like.  Pat Werk can be reached by phone (608-213-7558) or e-mail.

Also feel free to check out the Grace Church Madison Weddings Facebook Page. (You don't need a Facebook account to see this page.)  There are lovely photos from past weddings, including the recent wedding of Steve and Sue Webster's daughter, Mackinnon.

It seems no matter what the time of year, love is always in the air at Grace.

- Jody

Grace Episcopal Church

(608) 255-5147

Office Hours
M - Th: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - Noon

Grace Episcopal Church
116 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI  53703