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2 ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

"Children's Books for Adults"
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
In this new series, the Reverend John Zahl will be ...

Christian Education for all ages
Time: 10:10am -10:50am

Choral Eucharist & Confirmation
Location: Grace Church
Time: 11:00am
 Rite II with St. Gregory Choir

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3 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

EfM
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

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4 Holy Eucharist for the Feast of All Souls (transferred)
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 8:00am

Bible Study
Location: Room 205
Time: 8:45am -9:45am

Journey Study Group
Location: m
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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5 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Barnabas Group
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 12:00pm
Grace's Barnabas Group meets twice a month and inc ...

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Grace's youngest choir meets weekly and sings ...

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

Dinner served
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 6:00pm
A delicious meal is prepared and served each week ...

Program: Exploring Gladwell's 'David and Goliath'
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm
Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller, David & ...

St. Gregory Choir Rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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6 Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
With the Reverend John Zahl. Coffee is provided; a ...

Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study: The Bible 4 Today
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:30am
 Led by the Rector, this group meets weekly t ...

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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7 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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8 No Events

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9 Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

"Children's Books for Adults"
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
In this new series, the Reverend John Zahl will be ...

Christian Education for all ages
Time: 10:10am -10:50am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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10 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

EfM
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

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11 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study
Location: Room 205
Time: 8:45am -9:45am

Journey Study Group
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist at Bishop Gadsden
Location: Bishop Gadsden Chapel
Time: 10:30am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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12 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Grace's youngest choir meets weekly and sings ...

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

Dinner served
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 6:00pm
A delicious meal is prepared and served each week ...

Program: Exploring Gladwell's 'David and Goliath'
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm
Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller, David & ...

St. Gregory Choir Rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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13 Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
With the Reverend John Zahl. Coffee is provided; a ...

Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study: The Bible 4 Today
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:30am
 Led by the Rector, this group meets weekly t ...

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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14 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Location: Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston
November 14: During the day, Convention Workshops ...

Finance Committee
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 8:00am

Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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15 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
Location: Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston
November 14: During the day, Convention Workshops ...

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16 GIFTS OF HOPE FAIR
Location: Hanahan Hall
The Gifts of Hope Fair is a way to "shop" ...

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

"Children's Books for Adults"
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
In this new series, the Reverend John Zahl will be ...

Christian Education for all ages
Time: 10:10am -10:50am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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17 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

EfM
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

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18 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study
Location: Room 205
Time: 8:45am -9:45am

Journey Study Group
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

Vestry Meeting
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 6:30pm

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19 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Barnabas Group
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 12:00pm
Grace's Barnabas Group meets twice a month and inc ...

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Grace's youngest choir meets weekly and sings ...

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

St. Gregory Choir Rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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20 Grace serves dinner at the Shelter
Location: Crisis Ministries on Meeting St.

Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
With the Reverend John Zahl. Coffee is provided; a ...

Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study: The Bible 4 Today
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:30am
 Led by the Rector, this group meets weekly t ...

"Third Thursday" Luncheon
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 12:30pm
Everyone's invited to the Third Thursday Luncheon ...

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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21 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Finance Committee
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 8:30am

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22 No Events

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23 Last Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

"Children's Books for Adults"
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
In this new series, the Reverend John Zahl will be ...

Christian Education for all ages
Time: 10:10am -10:50am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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24 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

EfM
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

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25 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Bible Study
Location: Room 205
Time: 8:45am -9:45am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

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26 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

Evening Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:15pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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27 OFFICE CLOSED

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Eucharist
Time: 10:00am

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28 OFFICE CLOSED

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29 No Events

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30 First Sunday of Advent

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

"Children's Books for Adults"
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
In this new series, the Reverend John Zahl will be ...

Christian Education for all ages
Time: 10:10am -10:50am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

Lessons & Carols
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

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Worship

    Sundays
      8:00 am  Holy Eucharist
      9:00 am  Family Eucharist
     10:10 am  Christian Education
 for all ages
     11:00 am  Choral Eucharist
     Nursery:  8:45 am-12:30 pm
       
    Wednesdays
    5:30 pm Holy Eucharist
     
    Weekdays
    8:00-8:15 am Morning Prayer
Monday-Friday
    5:00-5:15 pm

 
Evening Prayer
Monday, Tuesday,
& Thursday
    Saints' Days: 8:00 am Eucharist
 
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Baptism Hymn

You call us to your waters, Lord,
Your waters, Lord, refresh. 
There signed and sealed for evermore;
Transforming every death. 

You call us to your table, Lord,
Your table, Lord, renews.
There fed with gifts of holy food;
Knowing a joy that soothes.
 
You call us to your story, Lord,
Your story, Lord, gives peace.
There read and mark and learn within,
A world of love released.
 
You call us to encounter, Lord,
Your world of every day,
To share your gift of purposed life
In sacramental ways.
 
You call us, Lord, to live each day
In you, to live and die;
To walk with you a path that brings
Each death a risen life.


J.M.A. Wright+
Tune: Dunlap's Creek


Written in thanksgiving for the 
ministry of the Reverend Caleb Lee, Associate Priest, Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston

 
 
 

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Welcome

...to Grace Episcopal Church, a growing and vibrant community
in Charleston, South Carolina, where we strive to be "a light in the city".

Announcements

Thursday, November 27

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Grace Church
10:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day
You're invited to give thanks at the Lord's Table as Grace Episcopal Church celebrates Choral Eucharist, Rite I, with the St. Gregory Choir. Visitors are always welcome.

Running in the Turkey Day RunGrace invites you to "come as you are" after the 9:00 a.m. race!

 


 


Grace's Clergy Team


Grace welcomes our new Priest Associate, the Reverend Caleb Lee (third from the left), who joined us on November 16. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and North Carolina State University, Caleb comes to us having served as Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, NC since 2012. The rest of Grace's clergy team, pictured here from left to right, are the Venerable Callie Walpole, Vicar; the Reverend John Zahl, Associate Priest, and the Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright, Rector.

Music for the Season of Advent
Advent Lessons and Carols

Admission is free and visitors are always welcome.
Sunday, November 30
7:00 p.m.
 

Join Grace's St. Gregory Choir, St. Nicholas Choir, and St. Nicholas Choral Scholars for a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. Readings for the season are paired with music of composers George Guest, Mark Sirett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adrian Batten, Otto Goldschmidt, Anton Bruckner and more.

Child care is available.
Parking is free in the municipal garage
at Wentworth and St. Philip streets.


Remembrance and hope at the holidays
Blue Christmas
A Service of Remembrance and Hope 

Visitors are always welcome. Anyone who may find this service meaningful is encouraged to come. Parking iin the city garage at Wentworth and St. Philip streets is free with your stamped ticket or service bulletin.
Wednesday, December 10
5:30 p.m. at Grace Church

Anyone who is coping with grief, a broken relationship, financial difficulties, or any kind of loss or loneliness may find the holidays especially difficult. Grace's annual Blue Christmas Service is a way to acknowledge sadness and concern amid a world that is focused on celebration. 

Music from the St. Nicholas Choir along with prayers and readings remind us of God’s loving and healing presence for all who mourn and struggle. Refreshments will be offered afterward in Hanahan Hall.


Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

All Saints Sunday
Twenty people were confirmed, received or reaffirmed their baptismal vows on November 2 during a visit from the Right Reverend John Buchanan. At 9:00 a.m. there were four baptisms, too. See more photos in this online album.


Adult education opportunities in Advent and Christmas
Christmas in Film
Starting December 7, in the spirit of Advent, the Reverend John Zahl and the Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright offer a Christmas-themed class each Sunday in Meadowcroft Room. Please join us for "Christmas in Film" as we survey some classic depictions of the Christmas season and help to prepare our hearts for this special time of year.

Faith Matters: A Time for Prophets
Each year in Advent we hear the voices of the prophets. Some think of prophets as foretelling the future, but their message is not so much about future events as the change God seeks in the present. Starting December 7, Grace’s Catechist, Lester Pittman, will lead a class on the Hebrew prophets: how they shaped Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and their message for us today.


Wednesdays: Contemplative voices for the season
Thomas Merton and other voices in the “Bridges to Contemplative Living” series offer five sessions of meditations for Advent and Christmas seasons on hope, salvation, compassion, tenderness, and the Word made flesh. Grace will offer these sessions on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Bishop Guerry Chapel: December 3, 10 and 17, and January 7 and 14. If you'd like to join this study, please contact Jean Bender, (843) 723 4575 or jbender@gracesc.org.


Thursday Bible Studies
"Thursday Morning Bible Study" meets 7:00-8:00 a.m. with the Reverend John Zahl in the Meadowcroft Room. Coffee is provided. We are currently studying the First and Second letters to the Corinthians. Bring your own Bible.
 "The Bible 4 Today" meets at 10:30 a.m. with the Rector in the Dotterer Chapel. This class focuses on the lectionary readings for the week. This is an ongoing class and newcomers are welcome to join at any time. 


Celebrating the Nativity

Visitors are always welcome at Grace Church services.

A nursery is available for all services December 21 and
for the 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services. 

Parking is available in the
city garage at Wentworth
and St. Philip streets. 
Sunday, December 21
Services at 8:00, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Children's Christmas Pageant

at the 9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist

A Christmas Festival
of Lessons & Carols

7:00 p.m. 


Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24

3:30 pm Visit with Manger Animals
    in the Garden

4:00 pm Family Eucharist
   
with St. Cecilia Choir, Junior Choir, 
    and St. Gregory Chamber Choir
6:00 pm Holy Eucharist 
   with St. Gregory Chamber Choir
    and Grace Parish Choir

7:30 pm Music begins
8:00 p.m. Choral Eucharist 
   Rite II, with St. Nicholas Choir  
   & St. Gregory Chamber Choir
 
10:00 pm Music begins
11:00 pm Choral Eucharist 

   Rite I, with St. Gregory Choir 


Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
                 with Carols


Information for newcomers
Thanks for visiting us online!
The best way to find out who
we are is to visit on Sunday
morning or Wednesday evening.
You will be warmly welcomed.
New to Grace Church?
Whether you're just visiting, looking for a church home, or simply curious, we welcome you! Most of the information you'll need can be found by starting from this web page. Here are a few quick links that a newcomer might find especially helpful:
A word of welcome
A virtual tour of the church
Map, directions, parking

 


A new tool for Grace members and friends

Online directory and software for the parish

If you're listed in Grace's church database, you can now log in to AccessACS, an online service that gives you contact information for other members, lets you manage your stewardship giving, and much more. If you haven't logged in before, you'll be prompted to set up a secure login and password. Get started by clicking the link below:Church calendar.


 

A resource for getting connected
Growing In Grace 
booklets now available 
Grace publishes a directory of the many ways people can become involved in the life of the parish: education, service opportunities, family outings, social events, ministries and more. Printed copies are available on the Information Tables at the church. Or you can download and read it in PDF format here.


'Grace To You'
Email news from Grace
Grace To You is a weekly email newsletter that provides updates on what's happening at Grace in the upcoming week:
...A calendar of services and
     special events
...Who's scheduled to participate in
      upcoming services
...Photos and information about 
     special events
... and more!


Subscribe today: 
CLICK HERE

 

 


A new guide, available online
'Lasting Legacy' booklet available

Find the PDF version of the booklet here (1.3 MB
Grace Church has published a new booket to help people with end-of-life decisions. Making plans ahead of time can be one of the nicest gifts we give our loved ones, and this booklet is meant to help people talk about and plan for those arrangements now.

Please feel free to read, download, print and use this booklet. In the near future, we hope to provide an interactive online form so that you can fill out the information and print it for your records. Printed copies are available to pick up in the Church Office. If you wish to have a copy mailed to you, please contact the office at (843) 723-4575.

 


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