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.



Grace News for May 19, 2017

Celebration of Christian Education on Sunday!

Please join us in thanking these amazing volunteers for all their hard work.  To read more about it, see the article in this month’s Grace Notes.  There will not be an Adult Forum.

Haiti Micah Sponsorship

Did you know that  Haiti is slightly smaller than Maryland and has twice as many people.  56% of the population is under 25 years old. The Haiti Micah Project helps to provide for the basic health care, and provide beginning vocational skills when age appropriate.  It is amazing how much Father Constant is able to do for these children with just a $365 annual sponsorship per child.   For more information, contact Mary Ann Ryan at maryan4202@gmail.com.

Dialogue and Dessert Series:  Bullying

Our neighbors at Beverly Hills  United Methodist Church (BHUMC) will be hosting a discussion on bullying on Sunday, May 21stat 6:30.   The church is just over the hill from Grace at 3512 Old Dominion Blvd. in Alexandria.  The Grace Mission and Outreach Committee are partnering with BHUMC on key  Outreach programs.  The Dialogue and Desert Series provides forums on specific topics of interest to the community.  We will continue to publicize these events as they are scheduled.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed, Monday, 5/22

The Food Pantry needs volunteers to assist with unloading the Capital Area Food Bank food delivery on Monday, 5/22.  We need 2-3 volunteers to assist Judy Willard at 9:30. Please contact Judy Willard at jd11willard@comcast.net or judy.willard@gracealex.org if you can volunteer.

Ascension Day Festival Eucharist, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the Feast of the Ascension as the Handbell Choir joins the Adult Choir. The mass setting will be Harold Darke’s Communion Service in F. The anthem is O Clap Your Hands by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Handbells will play a prelude and accompany the choir during communion. Please invite a friend to experience the beautiful liturgy and music.

Choral Evensong, May 28 at 5:00 p.m.

The Boys and Girls choir will lead us in Choral Evensong.  The setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis is by Canadian-born, U.K. based organist Sarah MacDonald and includes the world premiere of Festal Preces and Responses by Richard Newman written for the Boys and Girls Choir. The anthem will be Ex ore innocentium composed by early 20th century British composer John Ireland.  Following the closing organ voluntary, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated.