GRACE

Episcopal Church

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COVID19 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 at top.

 

Stay safe & well.  

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Watch Livestream Worship

SUNDAYS at 10:00 AM:

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Click here to watch on FaceBook

Click here to watch on YouTube

For 2/28 Worship Bulletin click here

Thank you to all of you who are joining us!

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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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WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE:

Please note: 

** NOTICE to ALL ** 

SATURDAY EVENING

OUTDOOR WORSHIP

SERVICE has MOVED INSIDE

TIME has switched to 4 PM.

Evening Prayer

(Holy Communion only on the

1st Sunday of the month)

Book of Common Prayer  

(If there is a warm Saturday we will meet outside)

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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: 

4:00 PM 

Evening Prayer

(Holy Communion only on the

1st Sunday of the month)

Book of Common Prayer

 

NOTE: Wednesday Healing Services 

are suspended

through the end of 2020.

We will reevaluate in 2021.

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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Grace Church ReOpening Protocols

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Click to see Grace Church ReOpening Protocols

  

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The Men's Bible Study group

Charley Bates and the Men's Bible Study invite you to their

Zoom meeting on Fridays at 12:00 noon.

Click here to join Zoom meeting
 

Meeting ID: 214 515 9090

Passcode: 519890

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Click to find your local number

 

 

Come and join in!

Women of Grace (WOG)

Beginning on February 12th, the Women of Grace began a Lenten book study reading "The Lord is Our Salvation" by Katie Sawson.. The group will be meeting on Zoom (online) at 2pm on Fridays, until the weather warms up. 

 

For more information and questions, contact:

Kathy Bartus bartuskab53@aol.com or

Christina Burnham at whh1773@rocketmail.com

Or you can contact the church office for more info at 860-388-0895.

 

 

Come join!

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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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07/03/20 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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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.. In our Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for: Christ Church, Ansonia; St. Paul’s, Bantam. Postulants and candidates for Holy Orders; the Commission on Ministry.

For peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. For the leaders of the nations, 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 Randal, Daniel Kronz, Tom Cote, Branden Peace and John Christensen and crew. I ask your prayers for all the first responders, medical professionals and scientists who are battling this pandemic. 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.

I ask your prayers For the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer: We pray especially for Kate, Kent, Chad, Myra, Mark, Jennifer, Lisa, Janice, Nancy, Cassidy, Andrea, Lucinda,  Hilda, Bryan, Barbara and Jon Zakhar, Laura & Tommy Urban, Dee Labelle, Lennart Nicholson, Thomas Burnham, Earlene Bell, Fran Tarrio, Aurelia Knox, Sarah Craig, Joyce, Marjorie, Len Pass, Eugene Williams, James, Marguerite, Kay Hall, Mike Trask, Meredith, Frank Roman, Penny, Justin Iondo, Margie, Jordan Forest, Tom, Bjorn, Laura, AJ, Tony, Michelle, Nathaniel and Tanya Burnham, Erin, Jim Donahue, Brian, Sandee, Sue, Veronica, Beth, Billy, Rosalie Isele, Emily, Patrick Roderick, Ray, Bob Antoniac, Cam, Nina, Reina, Shaine, Jessica, Ed Courtney, Cathy Auger, Valerie and Richard Beers, Dennis Dwyer, Coral, Mary, Julie, Peggy, Bill, Kendra, Molly, Doug Hamill, Honey, Donna and the staff and residents of Gladeview, JJ Evola and family, Missy, Will, Bill, Priscilla, Derrick, Buddy and Ken. For refugees, prisoners, and all who are in danger; that they may be relieved and protected, we pray to you, O Lord. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

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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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Most Current Diocesan Updates

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For the most current Diocesan updates click here 

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COVID19 Virus Information on CDC Website

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Click to visit CDC's website for info

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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

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