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: 01/22/2022)

Stay safe & well.  

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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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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

require mask-wearing for ALL.

Within the coming weeks, the ropes that mark distancing in the church will be removed. People will still be required to wear masks. The windows will continue to be open. The ushers will resume handing out bulletins and the Eucharistic Ministers will once again robe. We will continue offering communion in the plastic cups for the time being, but will hope to gradually transition into giving out communion by hand.

Please bear with us, as we continue to monitor COVID

and take the most prudent actions we can,

to protect all of our parishioners.

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Our SATURDAY EVENING

5 PM WORSHIP SERVICE *

Join us for Evening Prayer

(Holy Communion the 1st week of the month)

All INDOOR services require MASKS be worn by all!
* SATURDAY evening services
resumed JANUARY 8th! 

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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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REOPENING UPDATE:

Following the directives of the Governor of Connecticut,

and exercising an abundance of caution for our parishioners:

GRACE CHURCH's

REGULAR SERVICES 

have
RESUMED
(with COVID19 precautions
including Social Distancing)
Regular Sunday Services: 

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist, Rite I 

10:00 AM  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Saturday Evening Service

5:00 PM 

Evening Prayer

(Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month)

Book of Common Prayer

 

NOTE: Wednesday Healing Services 

are suspended

through the end of 2021.

We will reevaluate in 2022.

We will continue to offer a

LiveStream service

at 10:00am on Sundays  

(see above, or Home Page

for Livestream links).

We will continue to reassess our status week by week, as before.  

 

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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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05/15/21  CT COVID Response Updates

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Click here to learn about CT's COVID Response

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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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Grace Church ReOpening Protocols

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Click to see Grace Church ReOpening Protocols

  

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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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Grace Church

Prayers of the People

 

As we maintain social distancing, it is more important than ever to find extra time to pray for your own needs and the needs of others in our community, the nation and the world.  Below is the ongoing prayer list at Grace Church.  It will be updated continuously.  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 in the days and weeks to come!

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; Charlie and Judy, our priests; and for: Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Common Good Gardens, Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, the AA and DBSA groups that meet at Grace Church, the Early Head Start Program, Boy Scout Troop 51, Alex Treser and Cru Ministry, The Rev. Stacey Kohl and Christ Church Norwich, Patrick Dominguez and his church planting effort and Kateri Medical Services in Nigeria. Pray for this gathering and for all ministers and people.

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 are battling this pandemic.  We pray for those in the service of our country: Travis Board, J.C. Glick, Dornn Harris, Christopher Parham, Joshua Rinier, Nathaniel Burnham, Daniel Martin, Christian White, Todd Buroff, Tami Morgan, Adam Randle, Daniel Kronz, Tom Cote, Branden Peace and Robbie Lyman. I ask your prayers for an end to the oppression of racism 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 the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer: We pray especially for Kate, Kent, Myra, Mark, Jennifer, Lisa, Janice, Nancy, Cassidy, Andrea, Lucinda, Hilda, Bryan, Barbara and Jon Zakhar, Laura & Tommy Urban, Dee Labelle, Thomas Burnham, Earlene Bell, Fran Tarrio, Aurelia Knox, Sarah Craig, Joyce, Marjorie, Len Pass, Eugene Williams, James, Marguerite, Kay Hall,, Meredith, Frank Roman, Penny, Justin Iondo, Margie, Jordan Forest, Tom, Laura, Tony, Michelle, Erin, Bill Ross, Brian, Sandee, Sue, Veronica, Beth, Billy, Emily, Ray, Cam, Nina,  Jessica, Ed Courtney, Cathy Auger, Valerie and Richard Beers, Coral, Kate, Mary, Molly, Doug Hamill, Honey, JJ Evola and family, Missy, Will, Bill, Priscilla, Derrick, Lois Connell, Helen, Marla, Ken, Sunny, Jack Schneider, Ed, Kay O’Day, Jane Hamill, Donna Crooks, Jessica, Frank Mendello, Daniel, Joyce, Kathi Jones, Angela, Melanie Zinser, Barbara, Elsie, Grace, Howard and Bethany. 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