Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church!
Sunday Service 10am
Updated Mask Guidelines for Grace!
Masks are encouraged.
News from Bishop Sean
Bishop Sean would like the practice of the common cup to return at communion. For intinction, the Bishop would like clergy or Eucharistic ministers to intinct the bread in the wine (as we have been.)
At Grace we'll have the common cup, as well as the option for intinction. People can signify their preference:
- Both hands extended to receive the bread and common cup
- One hand extended, the other crossed over the chest to receive the intincted host (we thought this makes sense, as it’s a somewhat familiar gesture - both hands crossed over chest indicates a desire not to receive communion, but a blessing.) As we do at Grace, we’ll give it a try, learn, and adapt as needed.
Clergy Schedule (10am services unless noted)
Sept 25: Communion (Luke Fodor)
Oct 2: Communion (Jessica Frederick)
Oct 9: Communion (Jessica Frederick)
Oct 16: Communion (Jessica Frederick)
Oct 23: Communion (Luke Fodor)
Oct 30: Communion (Jessica Frederick)Partnership Youth Group Fall Kick Off
Our partnership with St. Luke’s creates opportunities for connection and expanded programming. All youth (7 th through 12 th grades) are welcome to participate in SLY PYG, a youth group organized in consort with First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown. Youth group kicks off this year on September 18 th with at St. Luke’s from 6 – 7:30 pm. SLY PYG meets weekly on Sunday evenings (6 – 7:30 pm) throughout the school year. Location alternates monthly between St. Luke’s and First Presbyterian churches – youth group will be gathering at St. Luke’s in September. SLY PYG comes from the combined acronyms of the two churches: St. Luke’s Youth (SLY) and Presbyterian Youth Group (PYG). Our mission is to provide a safe community where youth feel unconditionally loved while empowering youth to embody Jesus’ teachings in their lives. The youth group offers a variety of ways to connect with God and each other through weekly meetings and special events. At SLY PYG, youth learn experientially: through play, service, worship, and leadership throughout the year.
Grace’s After School Program Launches for Second Year: Full STEAM Ahead!
Beginning September 21 st , Grace Church is relaunching “Full STEAM Ahead.” for the 2022-23 school year. Full STEAM Ahead is a community after school program on Wednesday afternoons, with weekly activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM). Additionally, we explore a scripture story each week, using creative activities to invite children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. This program is open to children in elementary and middle school and runs every
Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Advance registration helps with our program planning (and ensures we have necessary emergency contact information.) You can register at tinyurl.com/FullSTEAMAhead22.
Cub Scout meetings are gearing up to start soon! The Pack has many children signed up and more volunteers are needed as Den leaders and assistants. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated. Please call Kalan 716-969-5307. Training is provided with no cost to you.
Grace Partners with Randolph Melioristic Theatre
Alumni from the Randolph Melioristic Theatre, including our own Kalan & Stephanie Brown and Dan & Sara Yarrington, are creating a series of webisodes that will be shared through various social media platforms and will provide viewers around the world the opportunity to donate to “Randolph Melioristic Theatre’s Young Artists’ Fund.” This fund will provide financial support that will allow youth ages 6-21, living in the Randolph area, to actively take part in the arts. https://www.facebook.com/RandolphMelioristic/
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