May you find what you are seeking here.
Please help us continue the ministries and worship of Grace Church during this difficult time by making a donation to Grace, Church, Astoria via this link. Thank you.
Our Wednesday evening service of Evening Prayer, January 13, 2021, can be enjoyed here via FaceBook.
Christmas Eve Concert recording is available via FaceBook here. The Christmas Eve worship service is available via FaceBook here. On our YouTube Channel, the concert and the worship are available together here. PLEASE NOTE: Our connection was disrupted during the service. It was quickly resolved; however, the audio portion was not able to be reconnected at that point. SO, as you watch and come to the singing of “Silent Night,” please turn up the volume on your device and you should be able to hear.
Please join us as often as you can and stay connected.
Dear People of God,
A New Year brings such promise and hope. This year, 2021, is no different. Coming out of 2020, and turning the calendar page, we know that not a lot will change immediately. Covid-19 will be very much present in 2021; though there is the reality of the vaccines that are now available. Our country is still very divided and in pain. We must all work to heal the divisions in this country that means so much to so many the world over.
As we move into the New Year, our worship schedule remains the same, yet our life of faith and ministries continues to move us forward.
The 20th Rector of Grace Church is soon to be announced. There is great joy and anticipation as we all look forward to this news. Next, will come the plans for transition and welcome.
Our Jubilee Food Pantry continues to bring food to those in need each Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Plans are now being made for Epiphany, Lent and Easter with attention as to how we continue to stay connected while masked and separated. We have discovered much in the last months; much of what is important to us; what keeps us connected; what imagination, creativity and hard work can bring forth.
Please stay in touch and stay connected. If you haven’t already, sign up for our weekly Grace Notes email newsletter; follow us on FaceBook and/or YouTube. We will come together again in worship, service and education before the end of 2021; until that joyous time, let us be faithful about being the Body of Christ as seen through the ministries of Grace Church.
God’s continued blessings on you and yours,
Betty McWhorter +
Coming to In-Person Worship at Grace Church:
The rules are many. You may read them all here. There is also a video here available regarding the reopening rules. However, the following four must be followed before a person is allowed to enter for worship:
Who can attend worship? Anyone who agrees to follow the rules below:
1)Anyone who is ill; has a temperature, cough or sneeze; has a compromised immune system shall not attend worship. Please stay home and join us in our live broadcast at 10 a.m. via FaceBook Live. This live broadcast is also recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience.
2) People over the age of 60 are encouraged to stay home; however, if you meet the standard in #1, you will not be turned away.
3) A mask must be worn at all times while in worship. If you should forget your mask, the church will supply you with one.
4) You must register as you enter the church so that we can do contact tracing if need be.
Thank you for helping us move Grace Church forward in our desire to gather for worship. If you have questions/comments, please contact me at email@example.com or call/text to 202 207 5463.
Office Hours: As of June 16, our church office has re-opened. We are open on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
Jubilee Food Pantry: As of July 2, our Jubilee Food Pantry is open on Tuesday and Thursday only from 9-11:30 a.m. Masks are mandatory for all.
Community Dinners and all other meetings: Closed for now. Check back for the latest updates.
Contact us via phone: 503-325-4691 or Email us
1545 Franklin Avenue ~ Astoria, Oregon 97103
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Our mission: “With the Grace of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek and serve Christ in ourselves and our neighbors.”
The following video was commissioned to celebrate 150 years of the founding of Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria in 1864 and the continuing ministry of its members today.
2021 Pledge: church members may make their annual pledges using our new online pledge form! Click the button below for this easy and secure opportunity.