Grace Episcopal Church 

Weekly Update
December 13, 2022

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL AND TREE DECORATING

Many thanks to everyone who made this past weekend so special. What a wonderful time experiencing the love and awe of our children at the 9:00 am Children's Chapel. And what fun we had decorating ornaments for the tree! Here are a few highlights.
SERMON

Here is Brian's Sermon from Sunday or check out the Facebook link.
LITURGY LESSON 8

Check out Brian's Liturgy Lesson from this past Sunday.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vestry
Vestry will meet on Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Hymn Sing
Come prepared for our monthly Hymn Sing this Sunday, December 18th at 10:00 am. We will be singing Advent and Christmas songs so come prepared to suggest your favorite ones!

Christmas Mother
Reminder to please deliver all gifts wrapped with a tag that has a gift description and the recipient's name to the Parish Hall no later than Sunday, December 18th!

Advent Lunch Series
Our Advent Lunch series will continue this Thursday, December 15th at 11:30 am. The Advent Reflection series by Jan Richardson will cover a reflection for Week 3 titled, What We Get To Keep. We will gather together to share communion, lunch and a guided discussion on what we are learning.

Lessons and Carols
Join us on Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 pm for a service of Lessons and Carols.

Poinsettia Orders
Help us decorate the church with a poinsettia in honor or in memory of the people who hold a special place in your life. Orders are due no later than December 19th. Poinsettias are $20 each. Order forms are in the Narthex and may be placed in Cindy's mailbox outside of the church office once completed or you can click here for the form and bring it to the church.
NEW ASSISTANT BISHOP

In case you missed the announcement last week, Bishop Stevenson appointed the Rt. Rev’d Gayle Elizabeth Harris as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia. Bishop Harris is currently Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts. Check out the full announcement here.
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This Sunday at a Glance

Worship on Facebook - 8:00 am
Worship in Person - Advent 4 - 10:00 am
Coffee Hour - 11:00 am
Lessons and Carols - 7:00 pm

Readings for December 18, 2022
Matthew 1:18-25
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Romans 1:1-7