We know that some of you may be experiencing a financial crunch because of the pandemic – an impact that may affect your giving to the church. We understand. We want you and your families to be taken care of. Be that as it may, we are all so used to placing our pledge in the “Sunday Offering Plate” that when we find we can’t have church as usual, we don’t know how to give our money to the Lord. The members of Grace Church are so faithful in giving of your time, talent, and treasure, that we’re sure that, as you are able, you will want an efficient way to continue to do so through this crisis when it seems everything has gone “virtual.” Here are some ways that you can continue to give of your treasure to the Lord:

  1. Mail a check: the address is 1200 Oatman Street, Llano, Texas 78643. The mailbox will be checked daily.
  2. Use Paypal: if you have sent money before, this is easy. The Paypal account for Grace Church is - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Indicate that you are sending to a friend so we don't get charged for the transaction. There is a cost to use a credit card, but no cost for bank debit.
  3. Use Churchtrac: this is the software that we use to track our contributions, and this software has a robust Church Connect user interface. You can update your phone number(s), family information, view your giving history for the year-to-date, indicate whether you want to include your information in our directory, and even upload your photo! If you use a credit card here, there is a charge, and bank debit costs $0.25. However, it saves the step of manually entering your contribution. Use this link to get to Church Connect: https://www.churchtrac.com/connect?ui=BC83BA17
  4. Give your check to someone who has a key to the church. Call Jo directly if you want to use your bank's bill pay feature, and she will help you
    understand what to do.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

List of Resources
Diocese of West Texas https://www.dwtx.org/resources/covid-19-resources/


Texas Health and Human Services https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83


Worship and Devotional Resources in this time of facing COVID-19 Pastoral Message from the Dean of our National Cathedral in DC
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClf3eF-DScY5hn4YbTOEdcg


Holy Eucharist March 15 from National Cathedral With Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUGZLwnLhUU

Holy Eucharist March 22 from National Cathedral You can watch live Sunday morning at 10:15 Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJE7js-4a0 Or catch the recording later


There may be some among us who are experiencing genuine fear. If so, this link is for you. It contains a fear-reducing tool from HeartMath Institute
https://www.heartmath.org/calendar-of-events/coronavirus-technique-for-reducing-andovercoming-fear/


Here’s a site where you can say daily Morning Prayer and have some music along with it.
https://missionstclare.com/english/index.html


Here’s a site from Forward Movement that offers an easy way to pray the Daily Office
https://prayer.forwardmovement.org/daily_prayer_anytime.php


Here are 5 links to a Lenten Series offered by Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). The name of their series is “Five Signs of Life”


Sign of Life: Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCh_1IbCQ1c


Sign of Life: Water
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed-fP3huw30&t=9s


Sign of Life: Food
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EyF6H7wJSA&t=1s


Sign of Life: Shelter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247YEt9gAvY&t=672s


Sign of Life: Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCoz6FzDTOQ


Want more from SSJE?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCobPBvmaL4W4dcNTnUi8eUA

Sunday morning worship at Grace Church is suspended as an in-person event.  We will not gather for Sunday School or to worship in keeping with guidance from The Diocese of West Texas.  In the meantime, it is important for us to “worship in place” (i.e. our homes). Church services will still be held and We may all Worship Together from different places using the "Zoom" application. Please use the links below to join using Zoom.

 

Betsy Stephenson has created a message for us.

Click here to Watch "3 31 20 Meditation on Psalm 121" on YouTube

 

Inspirational YouTube link
Here is a link from the Society of St. John the Evangelist, to a beautiful video about the concept of community in the Body of Christ. What a wonderful video to watch during this particular Holy Week, as we are “community in isolation from each other.”

Click here to watch on YouTube

Betsy Stephenson has a Holy Week message for us

Click here to watch on YouTube

 

Future Service dates and online links to join using Zoom

Maundy Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church.  Invite your friends!
April 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2741385654
Meeting ID: 274 138 5654

Good Friday Liturgy - All are invited
 Apr 10, 2020 12:00 Noon
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2741385654
Meeting ID: 274 138 5654

Good Friday - The Way of the Cross, a virtual journey with Christ
Apr 10, 2020 3:00 PM   
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2741385654
Meeting ID: 274 138 5654    

 

 

April 2020

Vestry Member: Kim Soechting

 

Date

Sunday

During the Week

On going

5

Palm Sunday

 

9:30 SS - Cancelled

10:30 Morning Prayer

Changed to ONLINE

Thursday, April 9 - 6:00 pm

Changed to ONLINE

 

Friday, April 10 - Noon Good Friday Liturgy (no Eucharist)

Changed to ONLINE

Stations of the Cross - 3:00 pm

Changed to ONLINE

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

12

Easter Day

 

 

9:30 SS - Cancelled

10:30 Morning Prayer

Changed to ONLINE

Nursing Home Ministry-

Cancelled

 

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

19

Easter II

 

9:30 SS - Cancelled

10:30 Morning Prayer

Preacher: Betsy Stephenson

Changed to ONLINE

Food Bank donations

Monday, April 20 - Vestry at 1:00

Changed to ONLINE

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

26

Easter III

9:30 SS - Cancelled

10:30 Morning Prayer

Changed to ONLINE

 

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2020

Vestry Member: Steve Perkins

 

Date

Sunday

During the Week

On going

3

Easter IV

 

9:30 SS Holy Envy- Epilogue

Church of the Common Ground

10:30 Holy Eucharist

(Cash in the offering plate goes to the Pastor's discretionary fund. Thank you.)

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

Mon @ 7:00 pm AA Mtg

Wed @ Noon AA Mtg

Thurs @ 7:00pm AA Mtg

10

Easter V

 

9:30 SS

10:30 Holy Eucharist

 

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

Mon @ 7:00 pm AA Mtg

Wed @ Noon AA Mtg

Thurs @ 7:00pm AA Mtg

17

Easter VI

 

 

9:30 - Parish Breakfast

10:30 Holy Eucharist

Preacher: Betsy Stephenson

Food Bank donations

Nursing Home Ministry

@2 - Celeste Care/@3 Llano Nursing Home

 

Mon May 18 @ 1 pm - Vestry

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

Mon @ 7:00 pm AA Mtg

Wed @ Noon AA Mtg

Thurs @ 7:00pm AA Mtg

24

Easter VII

9:30 SS

10:30 Holy Eucharist

 

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

Mon @ 6:00 pm AA Mtg

Wed @ Noon AA Mtg

Thurs @ 7:00pm AA Mtg

31

Feast of Pentecost

9:30 SS

10:30 Holy Eucharist

 

 

 

PARISH HALL SCHEDULE:

Mon @ 6:00 pm AA Mtg

Wed @ Noon AA Mtg

Thurs @ 7:00pm AA Mtg