Grace Episcopal Church
The Lexington Parish of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
Walking the Way of Love
We have suspended in-person worship at Grace until it is safe to regather.
Please Join Us for Worship Online!
Weekday Morning Prayer @ 8:30 am
Sunday, January 17
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
8 am Morning Prayer I
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are given by the Holy Spirit to faithful followers of Christ to serve God for the common benefit of his people. Discover their biblical references and meanings as we explore the Gifts of the Holy Spirit together. Led by Megan Hess.
10:30 am Holy Eucharist II
From Our Rector
Thursday, January 7, 2021
“Suffer not our trust in thee to fail.” BCP 820 for our Country
The horrifying and deeply troubling events witnessed yesterday are not cause for shame or despair. They are a clarion call to stay grounded in God’s gift of Eucharistic fellowship and recommit ourselves, heart, mind, body, and soul to the disciplines of Becoming Beloved Community:
Seek and speak truth with humility and love to all, careful to interrogate the sources, and with humble attention to our own complicity with evils we abhor; Continued here
Stewardship Campaign Progress Report
As of December 17, the 2021 Stewardship Campaign has received pledges from 128 households who have pledged a total of $495,399. Last year’s campaign benefited from the support of 134 households and received just over $503,000. We are grateful for the support of members of our parish and for everything their financial support means to Grace’s spiritual life, missions, and impact on the community – nearby and across the world. The Stewardship Committee will continue its work through December.
Your Stewardship Committee: Dennis Cross (Chair), Susan Cross, Carol Dent, Gail Dickerson, David Hansen, John Milford, Rob Minor
YMCA ALL DAY LEARNING CENTER AT GRACE
At the end of July the Rockbridge Area YMCA reached out to Grace along with other sites around Rockbridge County to inquire whether we would be willing and able to provide some of our space for the Y’s All Day Learning Center. With the ever changing school situation in Rockbridge County, many working parents are seeking safe alternative learning situations for their children. Following a visit from the Y’s Branch Director Bobbie Wagner and Child Care Director Annie LePere in early August, fire and asbestos inspections had to be conducted in order for Grace to host Y staff and children enrolled in the All Day Learning Center. As those reports came back, we have been checking off the health and safety issues that needed to be addressed.
The Y’s All Day Learning Center began Tuesday, September 8, and is operating Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The maximum number of students at Grace is 20. Students aged 5-12 are using the Parish Hall and the Nursery traveling from one area to another by the rear staircase in the Parish House. CDC Covid-19 guidelines and Y child care guidelines will be followed.