GRACE

Episcopal Church

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COVID-19 Virus Updates and Info:

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Stay tuned for periodic updates!

We will be posting additional links here, as needed.

Information and links below are posted in reverse historical order,

with most recent information listed towards the top of page.

Latest update: 11/26/2022

Including Worship Bulletin link

Stay safe & well.  

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State of CT COVID Updates

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Click here to learn about CT's COVID Response

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National COVID Data Tracker

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Click here to delve into CDC's ongoing data for COVID

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COVID19 Virus Information on CDC Website

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Click to visit CDC's website for pandemic info

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WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE:


Please note: 

** NOTICE to ALL ** 


Our SUNDAY Indoor Services

held inside the church

are currently MASK OPTIONAL.

Social distance ropes have been removed, and people are free to sit wherever they like. People of course can still wear masks if they choose, and we will continue to offer free masks at both entrances if needed. The windows will continue to be open and sanitizer will remain in every pew. The ushers will continue to hand out bulletins, and they have begun to pass the collection plates again as well. We will continue offering communion in the plastic cups for the time being, but we've also transitioned into giving out communion by hand again, to those who choose to receive it directly.

As always we will continue to monitor COVID

and take the most prudent actions we can, as needed,

to protect all of our parishioners.

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Watch Livestream Worship

most SUNDAYS at 10:00 AM:

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Click here to watch on FaceBook

Click here to watch on YouTube

Click for Worship Bulletin

We ask for your patience as we offer the service online.

Technical issues may occur.

We are doing the best we can

in light of the circumstances.

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12/11/21  CDC Update about the Omicron Variant of COVID-19

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Click here to learn more about the new COVID-19 Omicron Variant

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08/26/21  CDC Update on the Delta Variant of COVID-19

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Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Delta Variant

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03/20/21 ECCT COVID Vaccination Toolkit:

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Click here to learn about ECCT's COVID Vaccination Toolkit

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Pastor Charlie's recommended Study-Materials:

Click here for spiritual resources to sustain you now

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Donations/Pledges

You may have guessed that even during a pandemic closure, we still have many bills to pay for upkeep of the buildings.  That being said, we humbly ask that you please continue to give/pledge AS YOU ARE ABLE during this time.  Please feel free to send checks to the church address: 336 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475.  Or, you can drop them off in the mailbox on the patio...make sure they are marked "Attn: Grace Church" on them so the mailman doesn't get confused!  Click here to access our online giving feature (which we expect will primarily be used by international friends; but which is available to all, with a small fee deducted for each digital donation submitted).  Thank you for your faithful and giving hearts during these strange times.  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Pastor Charlie and the Vestry of Grace Church


 

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Prayers of the People

 

Below is the ongoing prayer list at Grace Church.  It will be updated regularly.  If you know someone who needs to be added to the list, please contact Pastor Charlie via email at: gracechurchrector@gmail.com

Let us pray without ceasing!

I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world;  For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, our presiding Bishop; Ian and Laura, our Bishops; Jeffrey, our bishop elect; Charlie and Judy, our priests; and for: Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Common Good Gardens, Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, Early Head Start, the AA groups that meet at Grace Church, Boy Scout Troop 51, Patrick Dominguez and his church planting effort and Kateri Medical Services in Nigeria. In our Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Christ Church, Turmbull; Grace Church, Turmbull; Trinity, Trumbull. And for Youth and youth ministries; J2A, Confirm Not Conform, and all other confirmation classes and other programs that challenge youth to grow in their faith and discipleship. We pray for all bishops, priests and deacons.

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. I ask your prayers for all the first responders, medical professionals and scientists who continue to battle the pandemic.  We pray for those in the service of our country: Travis Board, Nathaniel Burnham, Todd Buroff, Tami Morgan, Adam Randle, Daniel Kronz and Branden Peace. We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; for an end to racism; and for peace in Ukraine and Russia and all other areas where war and hostilities are occurring, and for God to touch the hearts of those who hate others created in His image. Pray for justice, peace, and wisdom.

I ask your prayers for the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer: We pray especially for Kate, Myra, Jennifer, Lisa, Janice, Nancy, Andrea, Lucinda, Hilda, Bryan, Barbara and Jon Zakhar, Laura & Tommy Urban, Dee Labelle, Thomas Burnham, Earlene Bell, Aurelia Knox, Sarah Craig, Joyce, Marjorie, Len Pass, Eugene Williams, James, Marguerite, Kay Hall, Frank Roman, Penny, Justin Iondo, Margie, Jordan Forest, Laura, Erin, Bill Ross, Brian, Sandee, Emily, Cam, Ed Courtney, Valerie and Richard Beers, Coral, Kate, Mary, Doug Hamill, Honey, JJ Evola and family, Will, Derrick, Lois Connell, Helen, Marla, Ken, Sunny, Kay O’Day, Jane Hamill, Donna Crooks, Kathi Jones, Cheryl Dudek, Debra Sticht, Barbara, Elsie, Grace, Donna, Kevin, Howard, Alicia Winalski and family, Bethany & Ben, Dianne Warley, Janet Viets, Michael, Amber, David, Jean, Mary Beth, Barbara Bowie, Tanya, Shelley, Phil and Patti. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

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11/18/20 COVID19 Winter Update Letter from Pastor Charlie:

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Click here for Pastor Charlie's letter regarding Winter COVID19 practices

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07/10/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter

   

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07/01/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops with Protocols Manual

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter with Protocols Manual

   

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06/26/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter

   

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06/12/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter

   

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06/05/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter

  

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05/15/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter

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03/18/20 Updated Letter from Pastor Charlie:

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Click here for Pastor Charlie's updated letter regarding church services & activities during the Corona Virus pandemic

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03/14/20 Letter from Pastor Charlie:

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Click here for Pastor Charlie's letter regarding church services & activities at Grace Church

during the Corona Virus pandemic

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03/13/20 Letter from Diocesan Bishops

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Click to see Diocesan Bishops Update Letter