Sunday Mornings at Grace Episcopal Church (September - May)
Christianity and Culture, Parish Hall, 9:15
September 16 Great Victorian Hymns with Tim Gaylard
September 23 British Music Nationalism with Tim Gaylard
September 30 Nine Lessons and Carols with Tim Gaylard
Confirmation, Canterbury Room, 9:15
Grace Episcopal Church will host a joint confirmation class with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for seventh through ninth graders this school year. Mary Price and Holly Pickett will lead the class, which is designed to prepare youth to understand, appreciate, and affirm the baptismal vows made on their behalf when they were younger.
Rise and Sing, 3rd floor of the Parish House, 9:15 to 9:30
Please join our new Minister of Music, Martha Burford as we start each Christian Education time playing instruments and singing songs of praise!
Christian Education in the Atrium for ages 3 -12, 9:30, 3rd Floor
We have converted the old preschool classroom into an Atrium – a Montessori-based enrichment space where children can hear, ponder, and celebrate the essential messages of the Christian faith as revealed in the scriptures and the liturgy with hands-on activities (“works”). We think that the children will enjoy the higher level of activity that this format offers them. Please come visit the new space and encourage your children to try it out. If you or your High School age child would like to volunteer one Sunday a month to help with the Atrium, please contact Megan Hess. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A nursery is provided starting at 9:00 am and continuing through the 10:30 am service.
EfM (Education for Ministry)
Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year program of theological education at-a-distance, has begun its fall session here at Grace Episcopal Church. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, the EfM program has played a crucial role in developing theologically informed, knowledgeable lay leaders. The program is sponsored by the University of the South and since its inception in 1975, more than 60,000 people have participated. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this group, contact Sharon Massie, Program Director, for more information.
Godly Play & Cherub Choir
Tuesdays starting September 18
3:30 – 4:30, Atrium, 3rd floor Parish House
(ages 3 through first grade)
Godly Play provides a time and a space for children to engage with God and with the story of God’s people in the Bible. A Godly Play session includes a time to gather in a circle to listen to a story, a time of wondering, and a time for children to respond to the story through art or creative play. In addition to Godly Play, a Cherub Choir begins at 4 pm, with parents free to join at 4:20-4:30 to learn Family Songs for Blessings.
House Book Group, beginning Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 PM
At the home of Peggy and Steve Riethmiller, 808 Possum Hollow, Lexington
We will read and discuss Life Together in Christ, Experiencing Transformation in Community, by Ruth Haley Barton. Books are available in the office for $13.00. This title is available on Amazon for e-readers.