Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
March 5, 2019

Lent begins this week so we are hopeful you can join us for one or all of the events being offered. If you are able to attend an event, we invite you to ask a friend, family member or neighbor to join you. We can't think of any greater way to start this season than by welcoming others to our community.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm - A time to feast on pancakes, sausage and apples before the start of the season.

Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday, March 6th at Noon - Join us in the sanctuary for this special service of prayer and communion as we mark the beginning of Lent.
Lenten Lunch Series - Begins Thursday, March 7th at 11:30 am. We will come together to study David Lose's book, The Way of the Cross . You are asked to purchase your own copy. Please read Chapter 1 in preparation for our first gathering.
Weekly Sermon
Click here to see Emily's March 3rd sermon: 030319 Sermon
Guitars and keyboard against brick wall background and open mic night written on blackboard

Mark your calendar! We will be hosting our second Open Mic Night on Saturday,  March 16th at 6:30 pm.   This is a chance to share your talents in an informal coffee shop setting. Let Dee Kysor know at if you would like to participate! Bring your friends and neighbors. We promise you will have a good time!

MEN'S GROUP - The Men's Group will meet Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Questions? Contact Martin Rodgers at

COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE - Don't forget the March Community Prayer Service will be Saturday, March 9th at 5:00 pm.

WORSHIP SERVERS - Are you new or have been here a while and would like to find a way to get connected? We are looking for more worship servers including Lectors (Readers), Chalicers and Ushers. Never served in this capacity? Just let us know and Emily will make some time to train you.

DIRECTORY INFORMATION - We are putting together an updated directory for 2019 but we need to make sure we have your information. If you are new, please email Cindy at with your address, phone number (including cell phone), email and birthday(s)/anniversary dates.
Coffee Hour Sign Up
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31 - The Slones

We have several new opportunities to host coffee hour. There are lots of goodies in the freezer so all we need is someone to make coffee and pull out some treats. There is a sign-up on the Parish Hall bulletin board.

If you have questions, please contact Sally Sutherland at or 804-784-3168.
Looking Ahead
  • Wake Up with Grace - Every Wednesday at 8:30 am at the Goochland Restaurant
  • Shrove Tuesday - March 5th at 5:30 pm
  • Ash Wednesday - March 6th at Noon
  • Lenten Lunch Series Begins - March 7th at 11:30 am
  • Community Prayer Service - March 9th at 5:00 pm
  • Emily Out of Office - March 11th - March 13th
  • Open Mic Night - March 16th at 6:30pm

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at  by  Wednesday morning each week. 
This Sunday at a Glance
Rite II Worship Service - 9 am
Rite II Worship Service - 11 am
(nursery care available)

Lectionary Readings for Sunday March 10, 2019:
Luke 4:1-13
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Romans 10:8b-13