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

Holy Eucharist March 15 from National Cathedral With Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching

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

Here’s a site where you can say daily Morning Prayer and have some music along with it.

Here’s a site from Forward Movement that offers an easy way to pray the Daily Office

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

Sign of Life: Water

Sign of Life: Food

Sign of Life: Shelter

Sign of Life: Community

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