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GIVE

Whether you are reading scripture, leading others in prayer, adorning the altar, or serving at the worship service, our worship is possible because of our team working together, each giving their gifts to the glory of God.  Find out more about how you can give:

ALTAR GUILD

 

Come into the holy of holies.  Just as the women came to care for Christ's body on the first Easter morning, so do the men and women of the altar guild care for the body of Christ in our midst today.  This sacred calling helps prepare and tend the sacraments, vestments, and altar adornments for worship.  If you feel called to serve, please contact Trisha McKibbin.

 

 

 

ACOLYTES

 

Beginning in fourth grade and continuing through high school, children are invited to serve in worship as acolytes.  Acolytes serve by processing with the torches, Gospel book, and cross.  To become an acolyte, please contact Laurel Haarlow.

 

 

 

HEALING

 

Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them.”  Grace’s Healing Prayer Ministry team lives this every Sunday.  During the service, the team’s members gather in the Chapel to welcome anyone carrying the weight of sickness or worry.  The team offers their prayers and anoints with blessed oil. Anything said in the chapel is heard in confidence and written on the healing team’s hearts for additional prayer.  To become a part of the Healing Prayer Ministry,  please contact Nick Peters.

 

 

HOSPITALITY

 

Hospitality is a gift of the Spirit.  The Hospitality Committee coordinates funeral receptions and other celebrations throughout the year.  Please consider sharing your gift with this ministry, and contact Nancy Schaller  to get involved.

 

 

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

 

Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist clergy during worship by administering the chalice during communion.  If you feel called to serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, please contact Steve Wiersum.

 

 

 

LECTOR

 

Lectors bring voice to  the scripture readings and prayers of the people.  If you wish to serve as a Lector, please contact Beth Wiersum.

 

 

 

USHER

 

Ushers welcome, greet, and assist the Circle of Grace before, during, and after worship.  Ushers collect the offertory and assist during communion.  Ushers are often the first face of Grace for newcomers, and play an important role in welcoming visitors to Grace.  Please contact Michael Worrall, if you would like to serve as an usher.

 

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE

 

At Grace, you’re a member of our community the moment you pass through our doors.  We want to be sure that we share that message with our newcomers.  Please contact Amy MacPhail to get involved.

GATHER

GRACE CAFE

 

Nothing brings people together like sharing a meal.  At Grace, we offer this opportunity every Sunday between services.  It’s a great breakfast at a great price for the whole family, a chance to get to know each other better, and you don’t have to cook!  To get involved, please contact Noelle Perkins.

 

 

CIRCLE OF GRACE DINNERS

 

Circle of Grace Dinners might be for you!  This rotating supper club pairs eight to twelve people together to share a meal in your home , or the home of one of your fellow Circle of Grace diners.   Contact Mary Anne Herring to sign up!

 

GROW

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCHWOMEN

 

Through mission, ministry, fellowship, and formation, the women of Grace Church work together to foster fellowship for all women of Grace through social and spiritual formation.  We have many opportunities to foster your own spiritual growth and connection at Grace – it’s what makes walking into Grace special!  Please contact Kristy White to learn more.

 

 

SPIRITED WOMEN WORKSHOPS

 

We gather for spiritual formation and provide opportunities to retreat to Christ-centered stillness and contemplation.  To learn more about our adult programs, please email Barb Schwartz.

 

 

GRACE EPISCOPAL MEN

 

Our mission is to serve the men of Grace through fellowship and formation.  We also provide opportunities for spiritual retreats.  Please contact Preston Tims to get involved.

 

 

MEN'S SPIRITUAL FORMATION

 

We gather on Saturday mornings to share a simple breakfast.  To support our spiritual journey of discovering Christ within us, we dive into the great adventure of our formation as men with an examination of Christ's teachings.  We also provide opportunities for spiritual retreats.  Please contact Mike Ascher  to learn more.

 

 

 

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