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 Associate Rector: Ordinary Things, Holy Things
From the Associate Rector: Ordinary Things, Holy Things
Dear Friends in Christ,   As I sat down to write this note, I read of the passing of the great American writer and theologian Frederick Buechner. His writings meant to me more than I can say. He taught me two crucial lessons about how ...read more
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From the Associate Rector: The “New” Godly Play at Grace Church and Grace School
From the Associate Rector: The “New” Godly Play at Grace Church and Grace School
Dear Friends in Christ,   So many of us hear “Godly Play” and we think of our youngest Sunday School class led by Lisa and Betty. Indeed, these wonderful teachers have been using a subset of Godly Play stories with our youngest ...read more
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From the Rector: What’s Your Why?
From the Rector: What’s Your Why?
Dear Friends in Christ,   What’s your why?   This question has surfaced among vestry, staff, and others in recent months. Why are we doing the things we do? What’s our goal? How does that goal connect with our ...read more
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City of Alexandria Commemorates 123rd Anniversary of Benjamin Thomas Lynching and Recognizes His Defenders
City of Alexandria Commemorates 123rd Anniversary of Benjamin Thomas Lynching and Recognizes His Defenders
City of Alexandria Commemorates 123rd Anniversary of Benjamin Thomas Lynching and Recognizes His Defenders This is a press release from the City of Alexandria dated  August 1, 2022.  If you would like to attend the Remembrance Ceremony, ...read more
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From the Rector: What We’ve Learned and How We’ve Changed
From the Rector: What We’ve Learned and How We’ve Changed
Dear Friends in Christ,   Last year, as we returned to indoor, in-person worship from COVID, we developed a new Sunday morning schedule. We decided to test drive it for a year to see how it worked.   Over the last couple of ...read more
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From the Rector: The Parking Lot and the Promised Land
From the Rector: The Parking Lot and the Promised Land
Dear Friends in Christ,   Grace is a mess right now. And that is good news.   You will see what I mean when you come to church on Sunday. You might instinctively try to turn into the parking lot before you realize that it is ...read more
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From the Rector: Adventure Calls!
From the Rector: Adventure Calls!
Dear Friends in Christ—   This weekend, I will be away for continuing education.  I use most of my continuing education resources on learning Spanish, which is a priority for me.  However, I am doing something a little different this ...read more
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The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church Begins Friday, July 8, 2022
The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church Begins Friday, July 8, 2022
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/ogr/general-convention-newsletter/
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From the Rector:  What Does it Mean to Be a Part of the Communion of Saints?
From the Rector: What Does it Mean to Be a Part of the Communion of Saints?
Dear Friends in Christ, What does it mean to be a part of the communion of saints? I have been thinking about this question lately because my fellow clergy and I have been doing so many funerals. (It’s not just at Grace—almost every church ...read more
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From the Rector: Feast, Falsehood, Freedom
From the Rector: Feast, Falsehood, Freedom
Dear Friends in Christ—   Grace Church marks every major feast day on the Episcopal Church calendar. One of those feasts comes on Monday: July 4, Independence Day. We’ll celebrate with a Eucharist and patriotic hymns at 10:00 ...read more
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