Grace Episcopal Church
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COVID-Updates

May 27, 2020 Diocesan Convention to Take Place Online In consultation with the chancellors of both dioceses, Bishop Sean has determined that the annual conventions of both dioceses will be held online this year, rather than in person, so that we can continue to protect the most vulnerable people in our

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May 22, 2020 Dear People of God in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is now permitting New Yorkers to gather for worship in groups of ten people or fewer, as long as people wear masks and practice

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  May 6, 2020 Dear People of God in the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania: As the governors of our states begin outlining plans to reopen economies after Covid-19 shutdowns, it is clear that the risks of gathering in groups is still significant, particularly for people who are

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A Letter from Bishop Sean: Suspending In-Person Worship March 13, 2020   Dear People of God: Today, I write with regret to tell you that I am suspending in-person worship effectively Sunday, March 15. The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading so quickly that I cannot in good conscience permit gatherings that could easily hasten the spread of the disease and contribute to the collapse of our health

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo today extended the current NY PAUSE through May 15.  Key elements of PAUSE include: Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time; Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing

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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recomends the use of a face mask in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain and in New York State you are REQUIRED to wear a face mask under such circumstances, under Executive Order #202-17 ... Effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: ​Online worship encouraged, including Holy Week and Easter Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Mar 17, 2020 A word to the Church regarding Holy Week and Easter Day from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church: Dear People of God, Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. These affirmations are at the very heart of our faith

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A Letter from Bishop Sean: Church Buildings to Be Closed by Saturday Evening March 20, 2020 Dear Clergy: As you know, the governors of New York and Pennsylvania have strengthened restrictions on work, meetings and travel within the last two days in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions in the two states

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Earlier today in a video conversation with clergy of the partnership, Bishop Sean announced that the suspension of in-person worship will extend at least through Holy Week and Easter. His decision follows Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's March 17 request that in-person public worship, including Holy Week and Easter services, be suspended. Bishop Sean is working with several congregations to

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Grace Episcopal Church 21 N Washington Street Randolph, NY 14772 Church: (716)358-6124 Mobile: (716) 864-3147 Email: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. The Very Rev. Thomas M. Broad, Rector 18 March 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The day after our devastating church fire in 2013 we gathered in the darkened sanctuary, surrounded by our family, friends, and neighbors, to praise God even

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13 March 2020 Suspending In-Person Worship STAY HOME ON SUNDAY MORNING UNTIL PALM SUNDAY (APRIL 5) THIS IS A LONG MESSAGE - PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT ENTIRELY One thing that we have learned at Grace Church through the

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