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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Feeding you, body, mind, and soul

SUNDAY MORNING EUCHARIST
MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS

On Sunday mornings at 9:00am we gather together for worship in the Sanctuary with masks and distancing and on Facebook Live

MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER ONLINE

Daily at 9:30am and 5:00pm on Facebook

 

Join us for worship online to connect with God and each other. To watch the videos and pray along go to

https://www.facebook.com/graceeastconcord/

Groups may resume meeting in person with masks and distancing. Take a Tote has expanded our work with Mill Brook School to help ensure that students in our neighborhood have enough to eat.

- Upcoming Events -

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Holy Week and Easter

at Grace 

 
Soon we will enter into the holiest week of the year. The in-person services of Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday will be held in the Sanctuary at 9:00am with masks and distancing as well as on Facebook Live. Tenebre, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil at 5:00pm will be online only and will be held on Facebook Live on Grace’s Facebook page.
 
Palm Sunday
April 10, 9:00am
In-person and Online

On Palm Sunday, we mark Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms with the Gospel reading, prayers, and blessing of our branches in the Prayer Garden. Then you are invited to process into the Sanctuary as we sing “All Glory Laud and Honor”
 
Tenebrae
April 13, 5:00pm
Online

Tenebrae invites us to explore the mysteries of Holy Week through the psalms and candlelight. Light a candle in your own home to pray along.
 
Maundy Thursday
April 14, 5:00pm
Online

On Maundy Thursday, Jesus gathers together for a final meal with his friends and washes their feet to show them how to love one another. For this service of hymns and prayers, you will need a bowl of water and a small towel for hand washing and we will conclude with a stripping of the church and home altars.
 
Good Friday
April 15, 5:00pm
Online

On Good Friday, Jesus dies on the Cross. In memory of this day, we will read the passion according to St. John, pray the Solemn Collects for the Church and the world, and hear the 22nd Psalm chanted.
 
Easter Vigil
April 16, 5:00pm
Online

In the Easter Vigil, hear the story of God’s saving work of Love throughout human history told by voices from Grace, the Digital Mission of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, and the Episcopal Mission of Franklin as we kindle the first fire of Easter. We will begin the service in the dark with the light of one candle or lamp in each one of our homes as we listen to the story told in the chanted Exsultet and in our scripture readings. As we hear the Good News of Jesus’s Resurrection, we turn on all the lights and proclaim our call as Christ’s followers in the words of the Baptismal Covenant.

Easter Sunday
April 17, 9:00am
In-person and Online

Alleluia! The tomb is empty and Christ is Risen! We joyfully celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with jubilant hymns of praise and a festive Eucharist at 9:00am in the Sanctuary and streaming Live on our Facebook Page. If joining us in person, please plan to mask and physically distance.

 

 

Lenten Formation


Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent
Wednesdays beginning on March 9 at 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom
With Pastor Kate and Audrey Rose

 

An Introduction to "Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent" - Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

 

Links:
Workbook
Way of Love Lenten Calendar

 

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.

This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality.

Prayer Table 

Created by Audrey Rose
During Lent, starting on Ash Wenesday, we will have a Weekly Prayer Table in the narthex (an Episcopalian way of saying lobby) following Jesus' Way Of Love in this special time of year, a way for us all to strengthen our prayer practices 

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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

Serving our neighborhood since 1883, Grace Episcopal Church receives inspiration from God to feed one another, both body and soul. We receive spiritual feeding from the Bible and Holy Communion. We share physical feeding in community meals and in outreach to Concord's hungry and those in need.

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TAKE A TOTE

Learn more about our ministry to feed local hungry schoolchildren at  Mill Brook Elementary 

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NEW TO GRACE?

We are delighted you are interested in Grace East Concord, and we look forward to getting to know God better together.