Grace Episcopal Church 

Weekly Update
November 23, 2021
ADVENT LUNCHEON SERIES
"Incarnation" by Adam Hamilton

Every Thursday at 11:30 AM - December 2, 9, 16 and 23

"May your faith and understanding grow so that together we might stand in awe of the Incarnation, and in turn incarnate the love of God that came to us in Jesus Christ."
  • Adam Hamilton

Incarnation makes one bold claim...that God came to us, not as an idea and not as a symbol, but as one of us. But, how do we really understand this radical doctrine?

Maybe we can put aside trying to explain "how" it works. And, instead wonder "why" and "what now" when it comes to understanding God's desire to be with us through his son, Jesus Christ.

This study will explore the different names of Christ and how each of those names can guide us to live more fully into the Incarnation as Christians. Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, and the Word will be our Gospel guides this Advent season. Let us together rediscover the significance of Christmas.

You may purchase the book if you desire but it is not required to participate. Please RSVP to Cindy at gracechurch2955@gmail.com so that we may order the appropriate number of boxed lunches.
Music Note.
READERS FOR LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sunday, December 19th at 7:00 PM

Our choir is starting to prepare and create a beautiful service of Lessons and Carols this Advent season. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first celebrated at King's College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve, 1918. It has become a favorite tradition in many congregations and we are looking forward to sharing this tradition with Grace Church and the Goochland community.

A part of the service includes 9 readings. As a result, we need volunteers to serve as Readers. Please email Cindy at gracechurch2955@gmail.com if you are able and willing to be a part of this special service.
Sunday Sermon

In case you missed it, check out Emily's Sermon from this past Sunday or the Facebook Live Service.
Announcements

Christmas Mother Family - Once again, we will be supporting the Alvarez family through the Goochland Christmas Mother program.Please use the following links below to sign up for either a gift or food donation or email Cindy at gracechurch2955@gmail.com so she can sign up for you. Gifts should be wrapped and delivered to church by Sunday, December 12th Monetary donations will also be accepted for those who prefer not to shop. Please make checks payable to Grace Church with Christmas Family noted in the memo line. Thank you for your support! Sign up here: Gift List and Food List

2022 Pledge Campaign - Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge commitment for 2022. If you have not already pledged, please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to participate in the life of Grace Church. You are welcome to bring your pledge card to church or mail it to the office. Better yet, you can email Cindy at gracechurch2955@gmail.com with your pledge amount, and she will take care of it for you.

Calendars and Greeting Cards Needed - We will be collecting in the Parish Hall 2022 calendars and greeting cards for the inmates at the VA Correctional Center for Women. Please share if you can.

Happy Thanksgiving - We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please note that the office will be closed Wednesday - Friday.
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This Sunday at a Glance

Worship on Facebook - 8:00 am
Indoor Worship - 9:00 am (mask required)
Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall - 10:00 am (mask required)
Indoor Worship with Choir - 11 :00 am (mask required)
Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall - Noon (mask required)

Readings for November 28, 2021
Luke 21:25-36
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13