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Grace Church is waiting to welcome you…in person, when the threat of Covid-19 virus is under control. In the meantime, please stay connected to Grace Church.

May you find what you are seeking here. 

Latest news from the Interim Rector, March 31:

Dear Friends,

The Peace of God be with you. The times we are in are like no other I have experienced in my life; yet with the guidance of God and God’s people, I am assured we will get through this crisis of the Covid-19 virus together. In times of anxiety and uncertainty, one of the things we humans can do is to participate in making a difference. Those in the medical world and our elected leaders, as well within our own Episcopal Church, have asked us to participate in slowing down the spread of the virus by changing our lives…for a while.

Grace Church is now closed completely, including sadly, our Food Pantry and Community Dinners. The staff is working from our homes and can be reached in the following ways: email to graceastoria4691@gmail.com or leave a message at 503 325 4691. Please be patient as we adjust to our new schedule and surroundings.

Worship is being offered live at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings and 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings via FaceBook Live. You do not need to have a FaceBook page to join us. Also, the worship is being recorded, so you can check in anytime and enjoy worship at your convenience. Compline and The Stations of the Cross have also been recorded, so please do check out these ancient liturgies of the church.   Printable copies of the liturgies can be found on this website at the page titled “Liturgy, Readings and Prayers for OnLine Worship.” We will update these as the days go by. I do encourage you to print out our Prayer List and pray these names daily.  

We have added our Thursday Bible Study from noon – 12:45 via Zoom. Other gatherings will be added soon via Zoom…Coffee Hour, Office hours with me, and much of Holy Week liturgies. One on one meetings with me can also be arranged if needed. I will send out the Zoom link for each public session via our Grace Notes email list. If you are not on our Grace Notes email list, you can either email Jenny at graceastoria4691@gmail.com or click on the Grace Notes page on this website and add your own information. Zoom is easy to use, and one of the wonderful things about Zoom is that we get to see one another. 

I am staying at our home in McMinnville during this time. Of course, you can contact me through my email rector.graceastoria4691@gmail.com or by phone 202 207 5463.

* Our Food Pantry and Community Dinners are  now cancelled for the foreseeable future. This was a heart-breaking decision. We plan and hope to reopen as soon as it is safe for everyone involved…our clients, our volunteers and our family and friends. 

You can join in our efforts to slow the spread of this virus by doing all those things the CDC and the Health officials have asked us to do: Wash our hands often, try not to touch our face, observe physical distance between one another, eat well, get good restful sleep, be mindful of our individual health, and don’t lose heart. Over and over again, members of the medical, political and the religious world have assured us that we will get through this crisis.

I would also ask you to continue to pray, especially for those on the front lines. Pray for guidance, strength and courage. I also ask you to stay connected…and make the effort to reach out to one another. As I have said more than once, call someone every day, send an email or text, write a note. Stay connected. In the beginning, God said “It is not good for anyone to be alone.” 

Take care. Be assured you are in my thoughts and prayers. We will get through this…together.

Blessings and grace, Betty+

 

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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.”

Regular Schedule of Services: As of March 16, our worship will be offered online. Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. on Sundays; Evening Prayer at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays via Facebook Live.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist with music. Nursery available for infants through five years old. Church School classes for elementary age children during the first part of the service.

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: 1st Wednesday – A quiet Holy Eucharist; 2nd Wednesday – Taize service with piano, flute, cello and choir; 3rd Wednesday – Evening Prayer serves as the first half of the Holy Eucharist; 4th Wednesday – Holy Eucharist with Laying on of Hands and Anointing.

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