Slow down and join us at noon Wednesdays in the historic church for a brief healing service with eucharist, led by our rector The Rev. Seldon Walker. This service typically concludes after about 40 minutes. All are welcome.
This devotional experience will reflect on different aspects of Jesus' last day of life. According to the Episcopal Church these devotions challenge us to think about how we - the ministers of God's reconciliation in Christ - can honor Christ's sacrifice by offering ourselves to the healing and repair of the world God sent his Son to save.
Join fellow parishioners for a five-week Lenten study on Wednesdays that will begin with a simple soup supper, then we'll learn more about the Beatitudes, which are defined as blessings. The word for blessed in Greek is makarios, evoking a meaning of being fortunate, implying a state of happiness. How then do we understand the Beatitudes, which say “...happy are those who are poor in spirit, meek or even persecuted?” In our time together we will look at the language of each Beatitude to discover what many scholars are quick to say, that the Beatitudes are in fact instructions on […]
Grace-ful Knitters has been putting their talents to good use since the fall of 2010. The group meets weekly on Thursdays and knits prayer shawls for the Grace Prayer Shawl ministry, hats for the homeless and other community needs, along with personal projects. The group’s members work at all skill levels and several members will be glad to work with anyone who wants to learn to knit. There’s a supply of yarn and needles for anyone needing them. All are welcome.
If you've attended Cursillo you are welcome to join a small group meeting Saturday mornings in Grace's Riverview. Cursillo begins with a three-day weekend that’s a living expression of Christ’s love as it happens over three color-, joy- and music-filled days that produce new and profound friendships. The "Fourth Day" is what these friendships and their subsequent gatherings are called. Feel free to call the office, 757-898-3261, if you want to learn more about the Cursillo experience.
Grace hosts an in-person Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Saturday nights in our Parish Hall. These meetings are open, wheelchair accessible and typically feature a speaker. Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.
Grace brings its "Red Ball Express," our red wagon for food closet donations, to both worship services on the second Sunday of the month. Help the York County Food Closet to help our neighbors in need by bringing these items, as requested by Food Closet organizers: 7.25-oz. boxes of mac and cheese; cans of ravioli, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, and pork and beans; boxed mashed potatoes; cereal; canned tuna, chicken, beef stew and spaghetti sauce (cans, please!); and packs of ramen noodles.
Explore the theme of "dreaming" during a labyrinth and prayer exercise in the Parish Hall. This exercise will follow on the congregation's second worship discussion, although you need not have participated in that to walk the labyrinth. Youth are invited to participate also, and nursery will be available for children age five and younger starting at 9 a.m.
Join us in worship at a Rite II Holy Eucharist service in our historic church. This service is slightly less formal than our 8 a.m. service and features more music and, often, our choir. Nursery service is available during this service for children ages four and younger on the lower level of the Parish Hall. Children in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend our Children's Chapel service designed just for them. It's led by adult parishioners who encourage the children to participate as well. You may drop off your child in the Chapel, located on the lower level […]
Join Grace's Zoom-based Centering Prayer group weekly on Mondays. The format begins with a reading from the Centering Prayer literature, scripture, a 20-minute "sit" during which the scripture is silently contemplated, followed by some brief conversation if anyone has anything to say and then a closing prayer. Interested? Please email info@GraceChurchYorktown.org for the Zoom link.