All Are Welcome

Grace Church is waiting to welcome you…in person at 10 a.m. on Sundays or via FaceBook Live or our YouTube channel.

May you find what you are seeking here. 

Easter II, April 11: The recording is available here on Facebook; here on YouTube. Please enjoy and share with others.

Easter Sunday service is available here on FaceBook or here on YouTube to watch and enjoy. Please join us in-person or online as often as you can…and share our invitation with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.

Let the Trumpets Sound and All the People shout “Alleluia.” Read here about the 20th rector of Grace Episcopal Church. You can enjoy the video of a conversation between Senior Warden Thor and newly called rector, Carren 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.

Please join us as often as you can and stay connected. Get in touch with us by sending an email to connect2graceastoria@gmail.com

April 2021

Dear People of God, 

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! What wonderful words to proclaim once again! With this proclamation, comes such hope for the future; spring is all around us with new life; more and more people are getting their Covid vaccines; daylight now shines for over half the 24 hours of each journey of the earth around the sun; there seems to be a spring in the steps of many people as we continue to make our way out of the darkened tunnel of the last year. 

This year, April 4 begins the long glorious season known as The Great Fifty Days of Easter, a time of deep breathing and coming to terms once again through story, prayer and song just how much God loves us. We never tire of hearing how much we are loved; hopefully it gives us the desire to love in return.  

Our Sunday worship schedule changed on Easter Sunday, April 4, when we resumed worshipping together as family at one service: the 10 a.m. service. Masks and physical distance are still required, yet in coming back together for worship we are preparing to welcome Carren+ and to fling wide open our doors and ministries once more in the not too distant future. The 10 a.m. service continues to be broadcast over our FaceBook page and our YouTube Channel. Both are then available as recordings on these two platforms. Our Wednesday Evening Prayer is only via FaceBook where there are also a recording available afterwards. 

On a personal note, my last day at Grace will be Sunday, April 18. It has been a journey like no other; a journey I do not think any of us could have imagined, but oh! what a journey it has been! I am full of gratitude for  my time spent among you. Until Carren+ arrives, Grace will be served by guest clergy and lay leadership. All programs and worship will continue, so please do stay connected. It is exciting times for Grace, her people and the people of the greater community. 

Our Jubilee Food Pantry continues to bring food to those in need each Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

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 +
Interim Rector

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) A mask must be worn at all times while in worship. If you should forget your mask, the church will supply you with one.
3) Physical distancing of 6 feet will be observed.
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 rector.graceastoria4691@gmail.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.

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