All Are Welcome

Grace Church is waiting to welcome you…in person at 8 or 10 a.m. on Sundays or via FaceBook Live. Our latest news appears below.

May you find what you are seeking here. 

Latest news from the Interim Rector, October 6, 2020

We continue to gather on Sunday mornings in person at both 8 and 10 a.m. Our worship service will be offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday via FaceBook Live. It will also be recorded and available later on our webpage and on our FaceBook page. Wednesday Evening Prayer is offered each week via FaceBook Live at 7 p.m. and later as a recording. Please be a part of Grace Church as often as you can.

Dear People of God, 

As we move into the autumn, our worship schedule remains the same, yet our life of faith and ministries continues to move us forward.

October is the month of Stewardship Pledge; that time when we ask every household to prayerfully consider making a pledge to Grace Church for the coming year.

2021 is a very important year for Grace as we look forward to welcoming the 20th Rector of this historic congregation. Our theme is Grace Church: A Lifeline to God. We hope that every parishioner will make a financial pledge for 2021, joining in the long line of faithful people who brought Grace Church to life and have sustained her ministries for 156 years. Pledge packets will be sent out the first half of October, with our annual Ingathering and Blessing of Pledges to occur on All Saints Day, November 1. Please let us know if you have not received a packet by October 15.

The Search Committee is hard at work, conducting interviews with applicants for the rector’s position. Please keep all…Search Committee and applicants in your prayers. More information can be found on our Search Committee page on this website.   

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 Advent and Christmas with attention as to how we continue to stay connected while masked and separated yet celebrate the beginning of our new liturgical year and the glorious birth of Jesus. 

Please stay in touch and stay connected. We will come together again in worship, service and education.

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) 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 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.

New for 2019 and going forward: 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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