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.
2020-21 GIVING CAMPAIGN
Grace is presently in the midst of its annual giving campaign that will continue until Sunday, November 22 when we will gather in our pledges for the 2021 year.
It is our practice to ask several members of our parish to offer brief testimonials about the importance of the church to their lives and why they commit their support to the congregation.
The first of these testimonies was offered by Tom VanGelder, a member of Grace since 1981, the second by Sue Anderson, a more recent addition to our congregation..
A Season of Prayer: For an Election
Grace Church will participate in the Episcopal Church's A Season of Prayer: For an Election. Beginning on Tuesday, October 27 at 5 pm on Zoom, one of our clergy will lead a short service of prayer each evening through November 4, calling upon God for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation.
Meeting ID: 853 0773 3912
Recent Wednesday Mornings
Services & Events Update
As of Sunday, October 25, our region of Illinois is subject to more rigorous mitigation rules that limit gatherings to no more than 10 people. IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS NOW SUSPENDED until further notice. We will still lead worship on Zoom from the church, with only the Altar Party, musician, and Zoom operator present in the building.
Sundays at 10:30 am
and Wednesdays at 7:30 am:
use these Meeting IDs
Sundays: 824 2178 3266
Wednesdays: 853 2062 6039
Meetings and small group events will continue on Zoom for the time being. Our Ministry of Care members are ministering to our vulnerable parishioners. The following are regularly scheduled at this time:
Wednesdays at 10:30 am: Bible Study on Zoom
Fridays at 9 am: Centering Prayer on Zoom
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO BIBLE STUDY OR CENTERING PRAYER, please contact the church using the red button at the top of the page.
We urge all people to continue to observe the directives of our Governor and our Bishop. By doing so, we may prevent overwhelming the healthcare systems and keep one another safe.
As people of faith, we take these precautions on behalf of God's people in our community and our world as a way of loving our neighbor.
If you are in urgent need of medical or other supplies or pastoral care, please contact the church by e-mail. And, please stay well! And remain faithful and prayerful.
Sunday 10:30 AM
Morning Eucharist in the main church
as well as on Zoom
Wednesday 7:30 AM
Spoken Eucharist or Morning Prayer in the main church as well as on Zoom
Friday 9:00 AM
Centering Prayer on Zoom
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.
Recent Sunday Mornings
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.