Announcements at Grace

Grace Episcopal Church

55 New Park Avenue

Hartford, CT  06106

Telephone 860-233-0825

Parish Office Hours: Monday & Saturday ~ Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday ~ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday ~ please call

This Week at Grace

CALENDAR OF MASSES AND ACTIVITIES 

Sunday, December 10 The Second Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m.: Low Mass

10:30 a.m.: Solemn High Mass; followed by Laying-on of Hands for healing

Tuesday, December 12

5:30 p.m.: HEALING MASS in the Chapel

7:00 p.m.: Contemplative Prayer Group

Wednesday, December 13 Lucy (Lucia), Martyr at Syracuse, 304 ~ Ember Day

7:15 a.m.: Low Mass in the Chapel, followed by breakfast at Effie's

1:30 p.m.: Set-up for "A Place of Grace" food pantry

7:00 p.m.: Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 14 Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591

8:30 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m.: "A Place of Grace" food pantry groceries distribution

5:30 p.m.: Low Mass in the Chapel, followed by Advent Bible and Lectionary Study

Saturday, December 16 Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects,
and John LaFarge, Artist, 1919 ~ Ember Day

9:30 a.m.: Brass and Silver Polishing

Sunday, December 17 The Third Sunday of Advent ~ Gaudete Sunday

8:00 a.m.: Low Mass

10:30 a.m.: Solemn High Mass; followed by Laying-on of Hands for healing

12:00 noon: The Greening of the Church

~12:30 p.m.: Vestry Meeting in PiC's office


 

 Grace Episcopal Church

55 New Park Ave. Hartford CT  06106

860 233-0825

www.gracehartford.org

GRACE HAPPENS bulletin inserts for
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Read the March 5, 2008 Hartford Courant Feature by Susan Campbell about Grace Church

 

Grace at Christmas

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24

9:00 p.m. MUSICAL PRELUDE
with CAROLS of the Season
for choir and congregation by candlelight

9:30 p.m. SOLEMN High Mass
including works by Ives, Willan, Poston and
Missa "O magnum mysterium"
~ Tom‡s Luis de Victoria

  Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

10:30 a.m. Low Mass with Hymns

TRANSITION NEWS

We are delighted to welcome The Rev. Rowena Kemp to be priest-in-charge of grace Episcopal Church

Please join us in welcoming her!

Thanks to the following members of the Grace Church Priest-in-Charge Interview Committee:

Tom Phillips, Ruth Mitman, Elizabeth Chicares, Elizabeth Rose, James Shafer, Charles Morse, Mark Lacedonia, Richard Burt, Elizabeth MacKiernan Miel, Barbara Rezner, Katharine Rovetti, Kathryn Jaeger

Children of Grace

Sunday Christian Education
will resume on September 10

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Children are invited to create art projects linked to liturgy with Mr. John Pryor, in the parish hall, every Sunday at the start of the 10:30 a.m. High Mass, and reunite with their parents/guardians in the church service at the Peace. Please call 860-233-0825 for information, and to let us know that you are coming!

Come join in the fun!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Into the Silence

Contemplative Prayer Group

Our own Grace Church is hosting an ongoing Contemplative Prayer Group in collaboration with members of Christ Church Cathedral  every other Tuesday evening. Sessions will be an hour and a half in length, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please join us for meditation, centering prayer, personal experiences on the path into the silent land of contemplation, and lively discussions about the writings of ancient and modern contemplatives and mystics from the Desert Fathers to Saint Benedict, Meister Ekhart, Thomas Merton and others. It is recommended that participants purchase and read Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird, available from Amazon for around $12. For more information please contact Sarah Kieffer at kieffer2468@aol.com.

Parkville Classicals

Season  2017 - 2018

Our Twentieth Season in Parkville

 

POSTPONED TO JANUARY 6, 2018 December 9, 2017:  Novi Cantori

 

FRIDAY, February 16, 2018:  The Sebastians

 

April, 2018: Final date and artist to be announced soon!

 

June 30, 2018:  Musical Friends

 

All concerts free and begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Grace Episcopal Church

55 New Park Ave, Hartford

 

 Limited seating

Reception follows to greet the musical guests

 

PARKVILLE CLASSICALS presents

NOVI CANTORI

Music of Bach, Bruckner and Brahms
as well as seasonal carols

In Hartford's premiere chamber setting

Saturday, JANUARY 6, 2018 December 9, 2017 ~ 7:30 P.M.

Grace Episcopal Church

55 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT

Information: 860-233-0825

Admission is Free (seating is limited) ~ All are Welcome!

Reception follows concert ~ meet the performers

A Place of Grace” Food Pantry

"A Place of Grace" Food Pantry is on hiatus for the month of August, except for early registration on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24.  We will also be distributing school supplies on those days.

There will still be registrations when we reopen on Thursday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please consider joining our wonderful packing and/or distribution team as a new volunteer.

Ministry Opportunities

There are many opportunities for joyful service open in the parish:

 

Choir Spots Available

The Grace Church Choir is always willing to welcome new members. A reasonable singing voice and a desire to sing are the only requirements, but previous musical training and experience certainly helps. For those that are unable to commit to the full choral schedule of Sundays and Holy Days, it is possible to rehearse and sing select Sundays or a particular Feast. Anyone so inclined: please speak to me!

--Kyle Swann, Choirmaster and Organist
Kyle.swann.mmus@gmail.com

~We need your help to fill Grace Church with the beauty and fragrance of exquisite flowers! With your support, glorious flowers will “grace” our church all year long. Please consider contributing to the Flower Fund.

~Volunteers to help out in the parish office.

~Shoppers to help us keep our kitchen and cleaning closet well supplied.

~"Handy-folk" to do minor repairs at the church and rectory.

~The Altar Guild needs additional members to assist in preparing for both Sunday and daily masses, and in maintaining our vestments and linens.

~Greeters and Ushers are wanted to welcome visitors to the parish.

~Our food pantry welcomes volunteers both to pack groceries on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (except the first Wednesday of each month) and to distribute them on Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. (except the first Thursday of each month)

~Coffee Hour Sign-up:  We have need for more people to volunteer to provide refreshments for the Coffee Hour after the 10:30 a.m. services in the coming weeks.  Please consider making this one of your ministries here at Grace.  There is a sign-up sheet in Nason Hall.  Thank you!

Please contact the rector if you feel called to serve in any of these areas;
the burden is light and the reward is great!

THANKS FOR ANY AND ALL HELP!

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