Come as you are, Leave Different

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.

 

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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Holy Eucharist at 10:30 AM 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 June, 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

 

 

2019 Calendar

 

September
 
Sunday September 1   Pentecost XII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Friday September 6     Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez
 
Sunday September 8   Pentecost XIII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Sunday September 15    Pentecost XIV
9:30 Parish Breakfast
10:30 Morning Prayer
Food Pantry
 
Monday September 16    Vestry Meeting
10:00 AM
 
Sunday September 22        Pentecost XV
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Sunday September 29        Pentecost XVI
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Monday September 30    Inquirer’s Classes            
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Old Testament Survey A:
Original Sin or Original Goodness?  Bible Concepts of God
 
October
 
 Friday October 4                 Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez
 
Saturday October 5    Blessing of the Animals        
10:00 AM
 
Sunday October 6        Pentecost XVII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Healing Service with Holy Eucharist
 
Monday October 7        Inquirer’s Classes            
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Old Testament Survey B:
One God or Many?  From Patriarchs to Prophets
 
Saturday Oct 12     Memorial service for Ruth Prokop 
2:00 PM Memorial service
Reception following in our Parish Hall
 
Sunday October 13        Pentecost XVIII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Nursing Home Ministry
 
Monday October 14        Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00-2:30 PM
New Testament Survey A:
Son of God or Son of Man?  A Look at the Gospels
 
Thursday October 17th     Memorial service for  Mary P. "Chu Chu" Smith
11:00 AM Memorial Service
Reception following in our Parish Hall
 
Sunday October 20        Pentecost XIX
9:30 Parish Breakfast
10:30 Holy Communion
Stewardship Campaign begins
Lay stewardship speaker during church
Food Pantry
 
Monday October 21        Vestry Meeting            
10:00 AM
 
Monday October 21        Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00 – 2:30 PM
New Testament Survey B
A Light to Enlighten the Gentiles:  Acts & Epistles
 
Sunday October 27        Pentecost XX
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Lay stewardship speaker during church
 
Monday October 28        Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Church History Survey A
Fully God?  Fully Man? Belief in Jesus from the Early
Church to Medieval Church
 
November
 
Friday November 1     Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez
 
Sunday November 3        Pentecost XXI
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Lay stewardship speaker during church
 
Monday November 4        Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00-2:30 PM
Church History Survey B
Scripture Only?  Sacraments Mainly?
From Reformation to the Great Emergence of Today
 
Sunday November 10        Pentecost XXII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Lay stewardship speaker during church
Nursing Home Ministry
 
Monday November 11    Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Episcopal Beliefs & Practices A
Worship and Sacraments
 
Sunday November 17        Pentecost XXIII
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Lay stewardship speaker during church
Ingathering of Pledge Cards and Stewardship Lunch
Food Pantry
      
Monday November 18    Vestry Meeting            
10:00 AM
 
Monday November 18    Inquirers’ Classes            
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Episcopal Beliefs & Practices
Doctrines, Issues, Structure of the Church
Q&A about Confirmation
 
Sunday November 24        Last Pentecost/Christ the King Sunday
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Community Thanksgiving Service
Time and Place TBA
 
December
 
Sunday December 1        Advent I    Bishop Reed’s Annual Visitation
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Wednesday December 4    Christmas Stroll
City wide Christmas Stroll is 5:30 - 8:30 PM and Grace is the 4th stop
 
Friday December 6     Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez
 
Sunday December 8        Advent II
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Advent Lessons and Carols        6:00 PM
 
Sunday December 15        Advent III
9:30 Parish Breakfast
10:30 Holy Communion
 
Monday December 16     Vestry Meeting            
10:00 AM
 
Sunday December 22        Advent IV
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Nursing Home Ministry

Tuesday December 24        Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist    
Noon Sunday

Sunday December 29        Christmas I
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
 

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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.