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: A Time for New Beginnings!
From the Rector: A Time for New Beginnings!
Dear friends in Christ,   Our culture celebrates this Sunday as New Year’s Day. It is a time for new beginnings. A lot of us launch ambitious projects to become new people with the blank page of the new year in front of them: giving ...read more
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From the Rector: O Come Let Us Adore Him
From the Rector: O Come Let Us Adore Him
Dear friends in Christ,   When was the last time you adored someone?   Adoration feels vaguely embarrassing in our culture. It’s acceptable, perhaps, to adore a baby; as children get older, however, we are supposed to be ...read more
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From the Rector: Preparing Ourselves Inside and Out
From the Rector: Preparing Ourselves Inside and Out
Dear Friends in Christ—   On Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Advent, we will pray that when Jesus comes “he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself.” This week, we will be preparing ourselves inside and out, and I believe the ...read more
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From the Rector: A Lifetime of Christmas Pageants
From the Rector: A Lifetime of Christmas Pageants
Dear Friends in Christ—   I have been brought to Jesus by a lifetime of Christmas pageants.   When I was a small child (at Saint Christopher’s in Springfield), the pageant involved putting figurines in a creche. I was ...read more
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From the Rector: The Wonder of Advent
From the Rector: The Wonder of Advent
Dear Friends in Christ,   A lot of advertisements this time of year promise “the magic of Christmas.” They often show sweet children receiving presents from Santa Claus, mouths agape with excitement, eyes bright.   I do ...read more
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Could you or someone you know be Grace Church’s next Operations Assistant?
Could you or someone you know be Grace Church’s next Operations Assistant?
Grace is hiring an Operations Assistant!  The full job description, and how to apply, are below.   Operations Assistant November 2022   Grace Episcopal Church, a vibrant, historic Anglo-Catholic parish in Alexandria, ...read more
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From the Rector: “Enough.”
From the Rector: “Enough.”
Dear Friends in Christ—   On this day after Thanksgiving, I think there’s a radical word we Christians can say: “Enough.”   The lectionary for Thanksgiving Day has us read John 6:25-35, which ends with Jesus ...read more
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From the Rector: In Person Again at Diocesan Convention
From the Rector: In Person Again at Diocesan Convention
Dear Friends in Christ—   As this letter gets delivered to you, I will be sitting in a ballroom in Crystal City, with 500 or so other Episcopalians. It will be our first in-person Diocesan Convention in three years. Why does this ...read more
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Celebrate Advent and Christmas with Grace.
Celebrate Advent and Christmas with Grace.
  Sunday, December 3 (Advent 1) 9:30 a.m., Intergenerational Advent Wreath-making Event 10:30 a.m., Advent Lessons and Carols with Eucharist, Rite I, Livestreamed   Sunday, December 10 (Advent 2) 8:45, 9:00, 10:30 ...read more
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Harvest of Joy Annual Pledge Campaign is Underway
Harvest of Joy Annual Pledge Campaign is Underway
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Did you miss the pledge card ingathering?  There is still time to make your pledge to Grace ...read more
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