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
Beginning June 11th, and every Tuesday through August 6th we will host a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course

 

 

2019 Calendar

 

May

Friday May 3        Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez

Sunday May 5        Easter III
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion

Sunday May 12        Easter IV    Mothers’ Day
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion

Thursday May 16        Kendrah graduates from Virginia Seminary
9:00 AM                   Ceremony to be live streamed  (click on the commencement box)

Sunday May 19        Easter V
9:30 Parish Breakfast
10:30 Holy Communion
Food Pantry

Tuesday May 21        Vestry Meeting        
10:00 AM

Sunday May 26        Easter VI
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion  Guest Preacher:  Betsy Stephenson
Nursing Home Ministry

June
 
Parish Breakfasts are suspended for the Summer until September

Sunday June 2        Easter VII
10:30    Church Picnic at Scott Zesch’s home (no service in Llano today)
 
Friday June 7        Grief Support Group    
11:00 AM in Activities Building    Facilitated by Andy Gonzales and Alfred Lopez

Sunday June 9        Feast of Pentecost
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion

Tuesday June 11        Financial Peace University    7:00 PM

Sunday June 16        Trinity Sunday
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion
Food Pantry

Tuesday June 18        Financial Peace University    7:00 PM

Sunday June 23        Pentecost II
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Holy Communion

Tuesday June 25        Vestry
10:00            Financial Peace University    7:00 PM

Thursday June 27    God willing & pending necessary consents, Kendrah McDonald will ordained Deacon, at Grace Church @ 6:00  PM

Sunday June 30        Pentecost III
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.