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!

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From the Rector: Behold What You Are

Dear Friends in Christ—

Knowing how much change we are all undergoing, I have been reluctant to introduce any change that is not absolutely necessary.  But I am making one small change to our liturgy.

Beginning this week, we will be adding a sentence just before the eucharist is offered.  I will break the bread and hold it up, saying to you all: “Behold what you are.”  And your response?  “May we become what we receive.”

I chose to include these words because I believe we deeply need to hear them right now.  They were written by Augustine centuries ago, but they speak to our current situation.

I think we know all about being broken these days.  We know about being exhausted, about not getting to do the things we want to do, about not getting to be the people we want to be.  We are the broken body of Christ.

It is harder to remember that we are the body of Christ in other ways, too.  We are holy.  We can offer sustenance and healing to the people around us.  Even though we are broken—sometimes precisely because we are broken—we can feed others in this world.

Behold what you are.  Become what you receive.  It is my hope for us in this season ahead.

Yours in Christ,