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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 St. Michael
and All Angels

Angels bathed in heaven's glory,
Messengers of grace.
Bless, O Lord, our chosen vessel;
Dedicate.

Bearer of good news to Mary,
Gabriel, now fly,
Cast away all fears that haunt us;
Magnify.

Michael, heaven's righteous captain,
Conqueror of hate;
Help us fight each war within us;
Mediate.

Healing angels join our chorus,
Raphael, we cry,
Soothe our wounds and
     dwell among us;
Sanctify.

Maker of all gifts around us,
Jesus, Shepherd, Gate,
Spirit, bless your chosen servant;
Consecrate.

J.M.A. Wright+
Tunes: Westridge, Birdsong

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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

The Blessing of the Bookbags 2014

Grace got off to a great start for the school year as students had their bookbags blessed and posed for a big group photo at the 9 am Family Eucharist on Sunday, August 24. Later we celebrated our "Growing in Grace" event, where people of all ages got a look at the activities and opportunities happening this fall. See a photo album of the day here.

In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi
The Blessing 
of the Animals

Sunday, October 5 at 4:00 pm

Grace invites pets of all kinds into the church for a celebration of “all creatures great and small” at the annual Blessing of the Animals.

Join us for this festive service with music from the children of the St. Cecilia Choir, St. Nicholas Choir and Junior Choir. Treats for everyone will be offered after the service, and offerings will go to local pet shelters.


Adult education this fall
Starting September 7: 
'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.

Starting September 17: 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. (beginning September 4) with the Reverend John Zahl in the Meadowcroft Room. Coffee is provided. We will be studying 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. 


Special guest preacher
The Reverend. Dr. Dan Matthews

Sunday, October 19
at 9:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m.


The Reverend Dr. Daniel Paul Matthews, rector emeritus of historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, returns to Grace as our special Guest Preacher at the 9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist and the 11:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist on October 19.

Those who attended the Kirkin' o' the Tartan at Grace in February will remember Dr. Matthews' most recent visit to our parish.

Read more about him here.



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.

 

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

If you'd like to sponsor the
2014 Mission Team
at any level, or just want
more details, please use
this link to find the 

DR Mission Trip form.
Supporting the 2014
DR Mission Team

For the fifth consecutive year, Grace is sending a mission team to the Dominican Republic. From October 10-17, the team will be working with other Episcopalians on an ongoing project in Las Carreras to build a church: the Church of The Holy Spirit. Read more details about the trip here.

You don’t have make the journey yourself to get involved... there are many ways to support the team: prayer, donations, committee involvement, and more. And if you are interested in traveling with the mission team, please contact Lynn Barber at lynnpadgettbarb@msn.com or (843) 991-4186.

Make a gift now via AccessACS

 


Little School's Annual Fundraiser
 
Lobsters for sale!
The Little School at Grace Church is once again offering live lobsters, flown in fresh from Maine on Saturday, November 8 for you to enjoy with family and friends. They cost $15 each, and all proceeds go to the Little School. Order yours by Thursday, October 30. Get a flyer and order form 
HERE.


October 22-25, 2014
'Colour of Music' organ recitals at Grace
Grace Church will again serve as a venue for the second annual Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians Festival. The High Noon Organ Recital Series on October 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 12 pm will feature Grace's Reuter organ in performances by four renowned organists. Details and ticketing information can be found on the festival's website, www.colourofmusic.org.


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:
AccessACS


'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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