May you find what you are seeking here.
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.
Friday in Lent, Stations of the Cross: Friday, February 19 with Jennifer Goodenberger as our guest musician can be enjoyed here on FaceBook. Unfortunately, we had a power outage at about 37 minutes in so lost the rest of the service. Laurie Drage was our guest musician on Friday, February 26; the service can be enjoyed here on FaceBook or here on YouTube. You can enjoy our March 5 service, with guitarist Dave Drury as our musician, here on FaceBook or here on YouTube.
Our Wednesday evening service of Evening Prayer, February 10, 2021, can be enjoyed here via FaceBook. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 can be enjoyed here. Evening Prayer for February 24, 2021 can be enjoyed here. Evening Payer for March 3, 2021 can be enjoyed here.
Please join us as often as you can and stay connected.
Dear People of God,
This shortest month of the year offers us a change in seasons. February 14 is the Last Sunday of the Season of Light, the Season of Epiphany. We travel with Jesus, John, James and Peter to the mountaintop in the story of the great event known as The Transfiguration. It is a day of great light and glory.
Then, just a few days later, we find ourselves in the dust of Ash Wednesday. This is a day of humility and reflection as we have marked on our foreheads the darkened cross of Good Friday and hear the words “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”
As we continue through February, we will move fully into Lent. Our Sunday worship schedule remains the same with in-person services at 8 and 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. service will be broadcast over our FaceBook page and our YouTube Channel. Both are then available as recordings on these two platforms. On Wednesday evenings, our Evening Prayer will focus on a certain part of The Lord’s Prayer as our homily. Broadcast is only via FaceBook where there will also be recording available afterwards. The weekly meditations will be available on our webpage Lent 2021.
NEW…will be our Fridays In Lent program which will be both in-person and broadcast via FaceBook and YouTube. The service will be focusing on our Stations of the Cross in photo and words, accompanied by live music offered by local musicians. Recording of each service will be available through Lent on both platforms.
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.
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.