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: This Labor Day…
From the Rector: This Labor Day…
Dear Friends in Christ—   As we head into Labor Day weekend, I want to give thanks for our staff here at Grace. As you know, we have seen tremendous turnover in the past year. While that transition has been challenging, I am grateful ...read more
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Join Us! The Wisdom of our Mothers
Join Us! The Wisdom of our Mothers
The Wisdom of our Mothers: Join Mother Amanda Bourne, our new Priest Associate, for four weeks of study and reflection on some of the mothers of our faith, including Egeria, Julian of Norwich, and others from across the ages. Each week we’ll read ...read more
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From the Rector: Routines and Prayerful Plans
From the Rector: Routines and Prayerful Plans
Dear Friends in Christ,   This week, I have spent an inordinate amount of time on something that may strike some of you as trivial and some of you as all too familiar: planning the morning routine.   Like most families with ...read more
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Giant Food Bloomin’ 4 Good: Food Pantry Fundraiser!
Giant Food Bloomin’ 4 Good: Food Pantry Fundraiser!
Grace Episcopal Church's Food Pantry Celebrates Selection as a Giant Food Bloomin' 4 Good Program Beneficiary!   Alexandria, VA – Grace Church Food Pantry has been selected as a beneficiary of the Giant Food Bloomin’ 4 Good Program ...read more
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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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