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: What’s Our Fire?

Dear Friends in Christ—

 

What sets you on fire?

 

On Sunday night, I attended a talk by the Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, in which he
spoke about purpose. The word has a Greek root—pur—which means “fire.” Purpose is the
thing which gives us fuel, the thing which sets us on fire.

 

Our vestry has been working for some time on a new mission statement, and in our final
discussions we were guided by this question. What fuels us at Grace? We had some of the best
conversation I’ve heard at vestry, as we talked about what really matters: Worship that changes
everything. Connection at the Food Pantry. Feeling alive in this place.

 

We came down to a statement that comes from those stories that matter, a statement that
expresses our confidence in who we are:

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

 

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

 

I hope these words can serve as a touchstone for us at Grace and a signpost for those looking
for a spiritual home. Love. Proclaim. Serve. This is the furnace that ignites us.
This weekend, we celebrate Founders’ Day, remembering the men and women who created a
new kind of place. Those faithful Christians made worship free to anyone who wanted to come.
They loved God. They proclaimed the good news. And they served all people.
Their fire is ours still. I hope you will hear it in this statement, and I hope we will stay lit up with this purpose.

 

Yours in Christ,
Anne+