Welcome to Grace! Bienvenido a La Gracia!

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

  • life-giving liturgical worship
  • joyful community
  • empowering others

We live our mission through worship, in which lay adults, children and youth participate alongside our clergy.  Traditional, life-giving Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish, and we have weekly services in both English and Spanish.  We create a joyful community with a harvest of fellowship activities and events for all ages.  We empower and serve others through vital ministries, particularly around feeding the hungry.  Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at welcome@gracealex.org.



From the Rector: Already, but not yet.

Dear Friends in Christ—

In scholarly circles, there’s a phrase used to describe how the reign of God works: “already but not yet.” We know the work of Jesus Christ has been accomplished in the world, and we know this world has been redeemed by him. And—at the same time—it’s not over, is it? Already, but not yet.

This weekend asks us to live with this double lens.

Today is Good Friday. We know where it leads—two thousand years later, there’s no surprises about the good news. And yet the liturgical calendar asks us to pause and dwell on suffering on this day, to open our hearts to Jesus as he opened his to us. Today, we know our need for salvation.

Sunday will be Easter Day. The tomb will be empty. We do not forget the suffering that is still very evident in this world. But even as we remember, we proclaim the ultimate victory of life.

It’s already happened. It hasn’t yet happened. We are invited to hold both of those things.

My invitation to you is to embrace the fullness of these sacred days. If you cannot come to worship at Grace today, find another church; if you cannot go to a church, make space in the temple of your heart.

We may be tempted to ignore Good Friday in the bustle of ordinary life; conversely, we are tempted to ignore Easter because we are so wrapped up in its festival trappings. Don’t be fooled by chocolate eggs or even by the pageantry of the liturgy. Easter would teach us about revolution and incendiary hope, nothing less.

God would stretch your soul to the fullest over the next three days. Let it be made large, and let new life so enter in.

Yours in Christ,