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. Currently, services for each Sunday are recorded in advance and you may view them early. We would still like to ask you all to gather afterward for a virtual coffee hour. this is conducted live. Please see the links below to join using Zoom.
Betsy Stephenson has created a message for us.
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.”
Betsy Stephenson has a Holy Week message for us
Betsy Stephenson has created a meditation message for us.
Service for Easter 2, April 19, 2020
This week we have made a video for our church service. We have pre-recorded our worship service via an ipad. You will be able to see the beautiful space inside the church, and hear the music much better and clearer. As we proceed we will continue to make creative changes to hopefully provide the best for our congregation and friends. Please see below that we will still have our zoom coffee hour following what would be our normal service time. We realize people may have church once the video is posted which is fine. We just hope you will join us on Zoom at 11:30 am on Sunday for coffee hour so we still have that 'in touch' feeling with each other.
You will also find attached the pdf for the service for Morning Prayer this week. Please print out a copy of the service. It will not be shown on the screen as it has been with the zoom service. (If you have two devices you can put the pdf up on one and watch the video from the other.)
The service can be viewed from the Grace Church website, our Facebook Page, or you will find the link below. (Just a side note: the organ prelude comes through very well. So you may need to adjust your volume from the prelude to the speaking parts. That is one of those 'creative changes' we'll be dealing with in the future. But, boy does that organ sound great!)
Please enjoy worshiping at Grace Episcopal Church. Please feel free to share with your family and friends. We would appreciate any feedback you have to enhance our worship experience during this time of stay home - stay safe.
Rev. Dorothy+, Betsy, Larry and Celieta
Service for April 19 on YouTube
Betsy Stephenson has created a new meditation message for us on 4/20/20.
This week we continue with previously prepared services, here is Easter 3, April 26, 2020
Here is the previously prepared service for Easter 4, May 3, 2020
We have the service information below for Easter 5, May 10, 2020
We continue to meet with recorded online services for Easter 6 May 17, 2020
Here is the previously prepared service for Easter 7 May 24, 2020