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 Weekly News for March 18, 2017

61st UN Commission on the Status of Women

Char Rusnak is in New York as one of 20 delegates to represent the Episcopal Church before the Commission.  She will be posting about her trip on Facebook.

Christian Formation Hour

Adult Forum:Holy Land Pilgrimage Presentation — Auditorium

Did you know that there are Episcopalian Palestinians?  Did you know that the Jordan River is neither deep nor wide nor chilly nor cold? All this and more, with a slide show, as Grace Church members describe their pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Inquirers Class

This week’s topic is Prayer.  It will be led by Father Malm.  It will meet in the St. Mark Room.

Special Lenten Service Activities in Sunday School

Join your elementary-aged Sunday school classes for three weeks’ worth of service projects during Lent

  • 3/19 – Making Easter cards for our homebound members
  • 3/26 – Decorating pillowcases for the local homeless shelter
  • 4/2 – We invite our parents to join us as we make fleece blankets for our local homeless shelter. Directions will be sent in our Wednesday RoundUp. Please email jenni.faires@gracealex.org if you are not receiving the weekly parent email and want to subscribe.

Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix

Join us on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. for Le Chemin de la Croix by French organist-composer Marcel Dupré. The Stations of the Cross has been a devotional tool for centuries, its beauty inspiring poets and musicians alike. Marcel Dupré’s celebrated musical commentaries on the stations were first improvised in concert in alternation with stanzas of French poet Paul Claudel’s “Le Chemin de la Croix,” and later Dupré notated his improvisations, creating one of the masterpieces of music for the pipe organ. The entire cycle will be played by organists Josh Boyd, Aaron Tan, Richard Newman, and Jeremy David Tarrant, with Claudel’s poems interspersed and read by Wendy Wilmer. Suggested donation at the door: $10 (adults), $5 (students and seniors)

Easter Flowers

Help decorate the church with beautiful Easter flowers. Forms and payment must be received by the office by the end of the day on Sunday, April 2nd.  Checks must be made out to Grace Episcopal Church and have “Easter Flowers” in the memo line.  Forms will be available in the Narthex and the Commons.  It is also possible to donate online. Easter Flowers are $40.00. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Doelp.

Easter Cards

Grace Pastoral Care and the Card Ministry are preparing to sign Easter cards on Palm Sunday for college students, parishioners in the military and serving abroad, those preparing for Confirmation at the Easter Vigil, and parishioners on the prayer list. Please send any updates in status — graduation dates, address changes, change of duty station — to pastoral.care@gracealex.org or nancy.robinson@gracealex.org.  We also welcome any volunteers to help us set up on April 8.

Email Newsletter and Upcoming Directory

Please contact the office if you are not receiving your email newsletter so we can check what we have on file.  We are also working on the new directory so if you have new information or do not wish to be included, please let us know so we can note it in our records.

Volunteers Needed – Alive Furniture Distribution, Saturday, April 8

Grace Church will be joining other ALIVE volunteers to deliver donated furniture to families in need April 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We will meet at the First Christian Church in Alexandria in the parking lot behind the church.  Some heavy lifting is involved. If you would like to participate, please contact Jennifer Pease at jennifer.pease@gracealex.org.