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October 2014
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1 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 ...

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

Diocesan Pre-Convention Meeting for the Peninsula Deanery
Location: Hanahan Hall
Time: 7:00pm
A Pre-Convention Meeting for the Peninsula Deanery ...

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2 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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3 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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4 No Events

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5 Seventeenth 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 ...

Adult Confirmation Class
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
Grace will offer a series of Sunday morning classe ...

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

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

Blessing of the Animals
Time: 4:00pm

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6 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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7 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

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8 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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9 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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10 Finance Committee
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 8:00am

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

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11 No Events

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12 Eighteenth 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 ...

Adult Confirmation Class
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
Grace will offer a series of Sunday morning classe ...

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

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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

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18 St Luke the Evangelist

Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 8:00am

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19 Nineteenth 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 ...

Adult Confirmation Class
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
Grace will offer a series of Sunday morning classe ...

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

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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20 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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21 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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

Barnabas Group
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 9:00am
The Barnabas Group meets the first and third Tuesd ...

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

Colour of Music: High Noon Organ Recital
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Time: 12:00pm
www.colourofmusic.org

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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23 St James of Jerusalem

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

Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. James of Jerusalem
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 8:00am

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

Colour of Music: High Noon Organ Recital
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Time: 12:00pm
www.colourofmusic.org

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

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

Colour of Music: High Noon Organ Recital
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Time: 12:00pm
www.colourofmusic.org

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25 Colour of Music: High Noon Organ Recital
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Time: 12:00pm
www.colourofmusic.org

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26 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist & Blessing of Halloween Costumes
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 ...

Adult Confirmation Class
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 10:10am -10:50am
Grace will offer a series of Sunday morning classe ...

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

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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27 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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28 St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

Holy Eucharist for the Feast of St. Simon & St. Jude
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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29 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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30 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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31 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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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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Hymn for All Saints

The saints sing songs and praises to
The Christ, our Servant King.
All righteous souls now join with them
Their hymns and echoes ring.
All faithful ones,come gather now
And with them praise His name.
In love, in peace and joy we sing,
Our heav’nly anthems raise.

Sing Mary your magnificat
As Simeon’s light now shines.
Great rock, on which this church is built,
Preach Christ till end of time.
Apostle, spread throughout the world;
And holy twelve, confess
With holy ones and all in Christ,
Your risen voices, bless.

In dust we meet our genesis,
In dust our death is thus.
From ashes we are given breath,
Until life’s exodus.
But then, our risen faith proclaims,
A new song birthed at grave.
All saints, souls shout their Easter hymn;
‘Our Phoenix God now saves’.

Now is the time when all shall praise
As one with heav’n above.
And join with those departed ones,
Our kindred souls in love.
Come saintly band and meet again
At table with our Lord,
Who reigns now in his Father’s house
And Spirit, evermore.

J.M.A. Wright+

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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

November celebrations

Celebrating All Saints & All Souls
Saturday, November 1: Holy Eucharist for the Feast of All Saints, 8:00 a.m.
                                          "Feast of All Saints" supper & pie sale, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2:  All Saints Sunday services at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 4: Holy Eucharist for All Faithful Departed, 8:00 a.m.


Children at Grace


Halloween blessings
Children at Grace have been joining in the fall festivities with the annual Blessing of the Costumes on October 26 (above) and trick-or-treating at Bishop Gadsden Episcopal retirement community on James Island on October 30. See online photo albums of these fun events:
Blessing of the Costumes
Trick-or-treat at Bishop Gadsden


Special guest preacher
The Right Reverend James Tengatenga

Sunday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Grace Church is delighted to welcome the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, Chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, as our guest preacher on November 16. Bishop Tengatenga was bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi in southeastern Africa from 1998-2013, and is now the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Anglicanism at Sewanee: The University of the South. (He also will be the preacher November 14 at the opening Eucharist of the 224th Annual Diocesan Convention.)

Read more about Bishop Tengatenga here.



A different way to go shopping
The Gifts of Hope Fair
Sunday, November 16
Grace is again offering a special and meaningful way to give holiday gifts at the annual Gifts of Hope Fair. Six local and global outreach organizations will have tables set up in Hanahan Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Make a gift in honor of someone special, and you'll receive a card you can give to the person you're honoring. A Gift of Hope can make an excellent and thoughtful holiday present for parents, grandparents, godparents, corporate gifts, people who are hard-to-buy-for, and anyone who doesn’t need any more “stuff.” Please bring your checkbook and help make this year’s fair another success.



 


In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi



The Blessing of the Animals 2014

It was a full church on October 5, and not only with people: Dogs, cats, turtles, a chicken, a frog, and many stuffed animals were in the pews for this year's Blessing of the Animals. Grace offers this celebration of creation each October near the feast day of St. Francis. Our children's choirs provided music, and every pet received a blessing and commemorative tag. Donations of pet food and money were gathered by our EYC youth group and donated to Pet Helpers, a local shelter. See a photo album of the event here.

 

Outreach to our local community



Grants from the Tea Room & Church Mouse Boutique

On October 12, $60,000 that was raised at our annual Tea Room and Church Mouse Boutique went back out into the community, as representatives of 29 local charities were presented with their grants at the 11:00 a.m. service. For a list of the 2014 Tea Room grant recipients, visit our Tea Room page.

Please remember to mark May 25-June 5, 2015 on your calendar for our next Tea Room, held annually during Spoleto Festival USA.

 

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

 


Adult education this fall
Sunday mornings at 10:10 am:
'Children’s Books for Adults'
In this new Sunday morning series, the Reverend John Zahl will be looking at classic works of children’s literature, books that are full of heart, conveying truths that speak as profoundly to the fully-grown as they do to their intended audience. Each week will begin with the reading of a story, followed by a discussion of the theological content contained within it. Books will include The Giving Tree, Angelina the Ballerina, A Dangerous Journey (which is an adapted version of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress), The Jesus Story-Book Bible, and many more. This class is primarily for adults, but parents who wish to bring their kids are welcome to do so.

Wednesday Nights at Grace
'Exploring Gladwell's David & Goliath'

Our Wednesday series this fall is based on Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, David & Goliath. The book offers a thoughtful exploration into the nature of unlikely successes, and is full of eye-opening material ranging in scope from issues of social justice and civil rights, to myths about American education and medical research to name a few – using the classic story of David and Goliath as a springboard. The implications are far-reaching and relevant to all. The sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please join us for Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. served by the Gracious Gourmets. All are welcome!

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 the First and Second letters to the Corinthians this fall. 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. 


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: 
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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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