GRACE IS A PLACE--
that seeks to welcome, include, transform;
where all may encounter God in community;
where we engage God's Word through:
scripture, tradition, and reason
with our ears, our hearts, and our minds;
where connections happen--with God
and neighbor and one another.
Our Mission is to learn, teach, and live God's Word, uniting in a growing family of faith and sacramental tradition and actively including and loving all.
Thank you for visiting the Grace Church website. Grace is a welcoming and inclusive community of faith. Whether you are a person of steadfast faith or whether you wonder or question, you are welcome here. Come and see! Come by yourself or with a partner or spouse or your family. Come if you are young or not so young, with too much or too little to do, seeking peace or company. Travel with others on this amazing, challenging journey of our God-given and Spirit-lead life.
Our choir, under the direction of Robin French, is a integral part of our worship life at Grace. While offering anthems and special music, a most important part of the choir's role is to lead congregational singing. Like a well-known theologian, we believe that to sing is to pray twice!
THE LONG GREEN SEASON AFTER PENTECOST
As the liturgical year comes to an end, the church life revs up! In addition to our ongoing programs and events, November featurs a baptism, the conclusion of our pledge drive that funds our 2020 ministries, and Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 17: We will receive and dedicate our commitments for serving God in 2020 through our ministries of worship, pastoral care, Christian formation, and community outreach.
Elizabeth (Betty) Bookless will be baptized into the Communion of Saints.
Sunday, November 24: The last Sunday of the liturgical year is known as "Reign of Christ" or "Christ the King" Sunday. Our choir will host a coffee hour following worship with kilts and traditional Scottish goodies (yes, even haggis), which, of course have something to do with the Reign of Christ, right?
Also on November 24, the United Churches of Galena's Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by Grace Church at 4 pm.
It will be a Vesper service with candles and Thanksgiving hymns, prayers of Thanksgiving to God for our many blessings.
This service is for the whole community--all are welcome to attend and to bring an offering of canned goods or cash for our Food Pantry.
Sunday 10:30 AM
Morning Choral Eucharist in the main church followed by Social Hour in Parish House
Wednesday 7:30 AM
Spoken Eucharist or Morning Prayer in the Chapel followed by breakfast at Victory Cafe.
Friday 9:00 AM
Centering Prayer in the Chapel
Holiday and other special services as announced
Sunday 9:30-10:15 AM
At this time, our Godly Play Children's Sunday School for K-4th grade is on recess;
A supervised nursery for pre-K is available year round in the Parish House.
Thanksgiving Day: The perfect opportunity to join in hymns and communion while the turkey is roasting or before you go over the river and through the woods. Gather in our chapel at 9:30 am and come as you are! Aprons appropriate!
Children and adults worship together at 10:30 AM. A soft "pray ground" offers quiet space and activities for little ones.
Youth are invited to serve as acolytes (crucifer or torch bearer) Contact the rector if interested.