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We are Grace Episcopal Church in Llano. Our historic church building was completed in 1888 and is conveniently located near downtown Llano. The congregation dates from the early 1880s and has been in its current location for 130 years.

We are a member parish of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, http://www.dwtx.org. Grace Episcopal, along with other missions and parishes in the diocese are a part of the Episcopal Church of the USA, and in turn also a part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Eighty Million Anglicans are spread over 160 countries.

We offer a welcoming and inclusive place for your family to worship. Members of any other church or religion are welcome at any service. Those without a church home will find open arms to guide your visit. Our church office is open from 10 to 12 Monday through Friday. You may telephone, drop by, or email as you wish. Reach us using      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Holy Eucharist at 10:30 every Sunday.
Sunday School at 9:30 on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays
Parish Breakfast on the 3rd Sunday at 9:30 (except during July and August)
 
The parish hall is also used by other groups for meetings as shown below

Meetings in Parish Hall:
AA meets every Monday & Thursday at 7:00 pm & every Wednesday at Noon
Master Gardener Certification Class meets most Tuesdays 9 AM - 1 PM beginning September 11th
 

2018 Calendar


 Remember:  Breakfast restarts in September on scheduled days below


 

September

 

September 2 Pentecost 15

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

September 9 Pentecost 16

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Hymn Festival Eucharist

2:00 Nursing Homes

 

Tuesday September 11

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

September 16 Pentecost 17

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Holy Communion

Food Pantry

 

Monday September 17  (Monday meeting on this date only)

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

Tuesday Sept 18

10:00 Vestry meeting

 

September 23 Pentecost 18

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

Tuesday September 25

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

September 29

10:30 to 1:00  Private Group Meeting in the Parish Hall

 

September 30 Pentecost 19

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

October

 

Tuesday October 2

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

Saturday October 6

10:00 AM Blessing of the Animals

 

October 7 Pentecost 20

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

Tuesday October 9

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

October 14 Pentecost 21

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

Tuesday Oct 16

10:00 Vestry meeting

 

Stewardship Campaign October 21 through November 18

 

October 21 Pentecost 22

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Holy Communion and Stewardship

Food Pantry

 

October 28 Pentecost 23

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion and Stewardship

 

Tuesday October 30

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

November

 

November 4 Pentecost 24 All Saints Sunday

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion and 3rd Sunday of Stewardship Campaign

 

Tuesday November 6

9:00 am to 1:00 pm  Master Gardener Certification Class meets in Parish Hall

 

November 11 Pentecost 25           Veterans Day Weekend

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion and 4th Sunday of Stewardship Campaign

 

November 18 Pentecost 26

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Holy Communion and Stewardship Dinner

Ingathering of Pledges
Covenanting for a Way of Love
Stewardship Dinner following church
Food Pantry

* Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church at 6:00 PM

 

Tuesday Nov 20

10:00 Vestry meeting

 

November 25 Last Pentecost/Christ the King Sunday

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion  Our Iona student, Betsy Stephenson will preach

 

 

December

 

December 2 Advent I

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

Nursing Home Ministry

 

Wednesday, December 5    5:30 PM    Christmas Stroll

We need a couple of people with strong flashlights to safely help people up the curb onto our property

 

December 9 Advent II

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion and annual visitation by Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson

6:00 PM Advent Lessons and Carols

 

Tuesday, December 11  

 6:00 PM    Advent Lessons and Carols 

 

December 16 Advent III

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Holy Communion

Food Pantry

 

Tuesday Dec 18

10:00 Vestry meeting

 

December 23 Advent IV

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

Monday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve

5:00 PM Holy Communion

 

Tuesday, Dec 25 Christmas Day

(no service)

 

December 30 Christmas I

9:30 Sunday School

10:30 Holy Communion

 

January 6, 2019  Feast of the Epithany falls on Sunday

6:00 PM Choral Evensong


 

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Mission Statement
The mission of Grace Episcopal Church is to worship God, reach out to the surrounding community, share the good news of the risen Christ, and provide unselfish love, understanding, and healing.

Grace Episcopal Church is led by The Reverend Dorothy Gremillion.
 
 
Grace Episcopal Church
1200 Oatman Street
Llano, TX  78643
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(325) 247-5276

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   The stone building that is Grace Church was first constructed as a private academy in 1881.  The academy was never finished, and the property was conveyed to the Bishop of West Texas Missionary District and Grace Episcopal Church in 1885. Services were first held in the partially finished building in 1888, and on April 17, 1890 the Reverend H. A. Grantham held the first service of Holy Communion in the completed church.  Through gifts and fund-raisers by the congregation, the building was totally completed and declared free of debt in 1898.  In 1972, ground was broken on a new parish hall named Thayer Hall as a tribute to the Reverend Edwin A. Thayer, then vicar.  A covered walkway connects the two buildings, creating a courtyard complete with a natural stone pond and waterfall with a statue of St Francis as a focal point. Later a small columbarium has been added in the rock-walled courtyard.

   A present day adult Sunday school and services of Holy Communion are held each Sunday, and special services are held seasonally as appropriate. Our music program consists of organ and choir. Congregational meals and fellowship are shared by a loving membership that welcomes all visitors and newcomers.  Many special ministry and outreach projects are supported by church funding and personal efforts of our members as part of the larger Llano church community.

   In 1962, the building was designated a Texas Historical Landmark.  In 2003, the building underwent an extensive restoration to repair cracked mortar joints and much needed repairs inside.  In 2010, a new activities and office building was added, named the Chuchu Waltmon Smith Activities Center after our beloved, long serving member, Chuchu Smith.  It is complemented with attractive landscaping.  Renewed and with God's grace, Grace Episcopal Church will stand on its solid Christ-centered foundation for untold future years.

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