Worship at Grace Church
Gathering together for worship is at the heart of what we do here at Grace Church. Whether it be a short spoken service or a grand festal celebration of the Eucharist or a service of Choral Evensong, all are welcome here and are encouraged to participate as much as is comfortable. Below is a brief overview of our services here at Grace Church. Click on each bold heading to find out more!
- 8:00 AM: A quiet, spoken Holy Eucharist service (Rite II) with a sermon. The Congregation sits in the Choir Stalls up in the Chancel near the High Altar.
- 10:00 AM: A sung/choral Holy Eucharist with a sermon. The choir and organ provide music and support the congregational singing. Occasionally there will be a baptism or confirmation.
- 4:00 PM: The choirs of Grace Church offer Choral Evensong, approximately once per month. In December and January, services of Lessons and Carols are offered in place of Evensong.
- 8:00 PM: On the third Sunday of every month, Choral Compline takes place in a darkened church with candles, incense and chant sung by members of the Grace Church Choir. Doors open at 7:30 PM.
- Wednesdays, 12:00 Noon: A short, spoken Holy Eucharist with a brief sermon takes place in The Chapel of the Messiah (just to the left of the Chancel at the front of the church).
- The church also is open for private prayer from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols
- Christmas Eve:
- A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas with Choral Holy Eucharist, 5:00 PM
- Festal Choral Eucharist with String Quartet, 10:00 PM
- Christmas Day, 10:00 AM
- Lessons & Carols for Epiphany with The Blessing of Chalk
- Choral Evensong for Candlemas with The Blessing of Candles
- Ash Wednesday
- Lenten Eucharists (Thursdays during Lent)
- The Way (Stations) of the Cross (Fridays during Lent)
- Holy Week and the Triduum: Palm Sunday, Tenebrae, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil
- The Blessing of Animals (in October)
Recordings of most of the sermons preached here at Grace, whether by our clergy in residence or by guests, can be found here.