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December 2014
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1 St Andrew the Apostle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridges for Advent/Christmas
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 11:30am
Thomas Merton and other voices in the “Bridg ...

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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4 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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5 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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6 No Events

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7 Second Sunday of Advent

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Breakfast served in Hanahan Hall
Time: 8:30am -9:00am
Grace youth are helping to prepare and serve break ...

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

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

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

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

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

Bridges for Advent/Christmas
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 11:30am
Thomas Merton and other voices in the “Bridg ...

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 ...

Blue Christmas: A Service of Remembrance and Hope
Location: Church
Time: 5:30pm
Anyone who is coping with grief – a broken r ...

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

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11 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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12 Finance Committee
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 8:00am

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

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13 No Events

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14 Third 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

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

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

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

Bridges for Advent/Christmas
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 11:30am
Thomas Merton and other voices in the “Bridg ...

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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18 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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19 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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

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20 No Events

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21 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist & Christmas Pageant
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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22 St Thomas the Apostle (transferred)

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

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

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23 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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24 Christmas Eve

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

OFFICE CLOSED
Time: 12:00pm -5:00pm

Family Eucharist
Time: 4:00pm

Choral Eucharist
Time: 6:00pm

Choral Eucharist
Time: 8:00pm

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00pm

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25 Christmas Day

OFFICE CLOSED

Holy Eucharist
Time: 10:00am

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26 OFFICE CLOSED

St Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Holy Eucharist
Time: 8:00am

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27 St John, Apostle and Evangelist

Holy Eucharist
Time: 8:00am

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28 First Sunday in Christmas

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

Mattins and Carols
Time: 11:00am

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29 The Holy Innocents (transferred)

Holy Eucharist
Time: 8:00am

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

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30 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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31 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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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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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Advent Carol

‘Venite’ now our song becomes
Expectant day for ages prayed.
Upon us now this time gives birth
To love divine in Beth’lems’s babe.
Ecce dies veniunt

Chant ‘Benedictus’, Advent’s prayer,
Desire of nations, prophets tell;
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace,
Incarnate God, among us dwell.
Veni, veni Emmanuel

Our Lady sings ‘Magnificat’,
The angel’s voice,be not afraid,
Proclaim new hope, great joy for all,
The promise of eternal day.
Ave, ave Maria

Christ comes to bless and magnify.
He comes to save as welcome guest.
Our Advent shouts and bids reply
As we behold at Mary’s breast.
Hodie Christus natus est


J.M.A. Wright+
Tune: Schelle

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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

Celebrating the Nativity

Visitors are always welcome at Grace Church services.

A nursery is available 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. 
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 the Grace Parish Choir
    and St. Gregory Chamber Choir

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

   Brass Quintet & Timpani
10:00 pm Music begins
11:00 pm Choral Eucharist 

   Rite I, with St. Gregory Choir,
   Brass Quintet & Timpani


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

 


New addition to the Bishop Guerry Chapel


The Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright leads the liturgy dedicating the new portrait of William Alexander Guerry, Bishop, Reformer and Martyr, on the Third Sunday of Advent. The portrait is the latest addition to the chapel that bears Bishop Guerry's name. See more photos of the dedication and other Sunday activities in this online photo album. To learn more about Bishop Guerry's story, click here.

A new collection of sermons
New book: Sermons of Grace by the Rev. John Zahl
Just published in December, Sermons of Grace collects forty-four sermons delivered by the Rev. John Zahl, from the pulpit of Grace Church.

With the help of pop-culture, humor, and plenty of personal illustration, John leads readers through the church calendar year with reflections on the counter-intuitive reality of God in the midst of everyday life. Each short sermon offers a helpful point of re-orientation, bridging head with heart, and heart with the good news. Read them as a whole, or in devotional form; may you find yourself comforted and inspired by “the enabling word” of grace!

Sermons of Grace can be found in the Gifts of Grace book and gift shop on Sundays. Find it on Amazon.com here.


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.

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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