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Grace Episcopal Church
The Lexington Parish of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

All Are Welcome!





Seeking and Serving Christ in all Persons


Join Us for Worship

Sundays    Holy Eucharist 8 & 10:30


Taizé Eucharist 5 pm (2nd Sunday of the month)

Choral Evensong 5 pm (4th Sunday of the month)



Christianity and Culture


October 24 - November 7 - The Relevance of the Old Testament Prophets , 9:15 , Parish Hall

This series explores the Old Testament prophets and their messages within an historical context and examine their significance for today’s world. Abraham Heschel’s seminal work The Prophets will serve as the primary reference for our discussion.  Frank Settle will introduce the study. Doug Ayer, former instructor of International Studies at VMI will present the historical background.  Next, Emily Filler, assistant professor of Religion at Washington and Lee will present the lives and messages of the prophets.  In the final session, Tuck Bowerfind will discuss the influence of the prophets on Jesus’s ministry and message.      


November 14 & 21 - The Psalms with Joanne Robblee

Coming in December The Magnificat with Martha Burford

Our Mission

The mission of Grace Episcopal Church is to share in the redeeming work of God by proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, by worshipping Jesus as Lord, by growing in the knowledge of God and God's will for our parish, and by building the fellowship of Christ's body, the Church. We seek to share God's love in witness and service to one another and our community, our neighboring institutions of higher education, and through the diocese, to the nation and the world.

Every Perfect Gift
Pledge Campaign 2021


As we share our gifts

through the Eucharist

and through our service to the world,

we participate in God’s ongoing creation

of abundance and generosity.


Every pledge is gratefully received and

faithfully used for God’s mission through Grace.


The descending dove in the cinquefoil of the Lee window is a wonderful symbol of Grace Church.


Let the dove represent God’s mission of

reconciliation through Jesus Christ. Let the center circle
represent our full time 
personnel.

  7/12 of our expenses are for our Rector, Minister of

Music. Program Director, Parish Administrator.

 

Each lobe of the cinquefoil  represents: 1/12 for remaining operating expenses.

1/12 to support the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

1/12 for Christian Outreach.

1/12 for building utilities and maintenance.

1/12 for administrative program and office expenses.

1/12  for part time-time Sexton and Bookkeeper and additional music and worship program support.


Over the years, many people have provided

generously for Grace’s ministry through planned gifts.

2021 Income

  •  Your pledges support 10/12 of Grace’s operating expenses—$505,000 -
  •  Endowment Income from planned gifts provides $79,000/year.
  • Other  giving—$19,000/year

 

2021 Expense

Diocesan Pledge - $54,120

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia supports Bishop Bourlakas and his staff, Grace House on the  Mountain, Boys Home of Virginia, Stuart Hall School, Virginia Episcopal School, Phoebe Needles Conference Center, and Westminster Canterbury.  Grace’s share is 10% of our  operating  expense less Outreach.


Community Outreach  - $58,700

Grace dedicates 10% of pledge income to outreach. For support of  Local, Diocesan and International needs.


Utilities and Maintenance - $50,000

  • Grace keeps buildings safe, operational, and attractive for God’s work.


Administrative Costs - $50,500 

  • Program Expense - $8,650
  • Office expense - $29, 300
  • Administrative expenses $18,000


Part-time staff and other - $52,000

  • Sexton and Bookkeeper - $32,000
  • Additional Music and Worship program support - $20,700

 

Fulltime Personnel - $350,000

  • salary, insurance, pension Rector, Minister of Music,
           Program Director, Parish Administrator
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Weekday
Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday

8:30 am

In-person (Library) and on ZOOM

Prayer and Study Resources

Forward Day By Day

Copies available in Parish Office

on Online


The Bible Project

Online

Calendar

To submit an event to the church calendar please contact
Lisa McGuire  or Sharon White