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.

 

 

Musings from Mother Jenny 03.08.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 03.08.2024
The saga with my right index finger is telling. It goes this way. Three months ago, my arthritic finger developed a ganglion cyst. It wasn’t painful just unsightly. Attempts to doctor it myself failed plus it became painful. So off I go to Patient ...read more
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Musings from Mother Jenny 03.01.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 03.01.2024
I’m someone who occasionally needs a reminder that God hasn’t forgotten me. Sometimes I’m diligent about looking for a sign, like when I’m walking on a beach searching for heart-shaped shells. At other times the signs just appear. Once ...read more
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Musings from Mother Jenny 02.23.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 02.23.2024
It was good for my soul last week to be on an airplane cruising at an altitude of 32,000 feet. Soaring heavenward, through bleak clouds and rain, when turbulence hit, all I could do was pray and trust the pilot to navigate us safely through the ...read more
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From the Assistant Rector: The Great Litany
From the Assistant Rector: The Great Litany
If you’ll bear with me, I’d like to put on my nerdy hat and share a bit of the history of the Great Litany. I love this liturgy deeply, and invite you to reflect on the meaning it has come or might come to hold for you. On Sunday, we will ...read more
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Musings from Mother Jenny 02.09.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 02.09.2024
There were many years when Lent meant nothing to me. My church didn’t observe it so I didn’t know anything about it, except what my one and only Roman Catholic friend, Laura, told me. Then again, she had to cover her head in church, couldn’t ...read more
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From the Assistant Rector: Love, Love, Love
From the Assistant Rector: Love, Love, Love
This letter was written by Mother Emma to the families with children at Grace in the Wednesday Growing at Grace email. The message, however, is one that we all need to hear on occasion. Please enjoy reading and always remember that you are ...read more
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Musings from Mother Jenny 01.26.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 01.26.2024
I once heard of an Episcopal Church that elected their vestry by means of a lottery. The name of every confirmed, able-bodied adult communicant, known to the treasurer, was placed into a box. At the annual meeting the number of names needed to fill ...read more
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Message from Mother Jenny: 01.19.2024
Message from Mother Jenny: 01.19.2024
In the event you missed Wednesday’s emailed message from Mother Jenny with important updates in the life of our parish, we are reposting it today here in the weekly clergy letter.    A Message from Mother Jenny- January 17, ...read more
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Musings from Mother Jenny 01.12.2024
Musings from Mother Jenny 01.12.2024
It was an object lesson I had not expected. Stopping by Starbucks and with coffee in hand, I walk down to the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria to sit by the Potomac River. The sky is grey and the air chilly. Seagulls squawk protecting their turf. ...read more
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From the Associate Rector: The Journey of the Magi
From the Associate Rector: The Journey of the Magi
We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain Moor and mountain Following yonder star. We three kings of Orient are, John Henry Hopkins, Jr. This weekend we mark the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrating the ...read more
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