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Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton “Since we have a huge crowd of those who’ve gone before us, watching us, pioneers who have paved the way and are cheering us on…let us run with patience and perseverance in the race that is set before us…” – Hebrews 12:1 When I was in high school, I...

“How Can This Be?”

“How can this be?” We all can resonate with Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel on hearing that she was to be the bearer of God into the world! And yet it is a question worthy of multiple situations where God keeps doing the unexpected. Personally, I say it every...

Advent 2023

ADVENT PRACTICES AND PRAYERS Reverse Advent Calendar This year we are inviting our Grace community to participate in our Reverse Advent Calendar where "Giving" instead of "getting" is the theme.  You're invited to put a non-perishable food item in a box or bag...

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Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton “Since we have a huge crowd of those who’ve gone before us, watching us, pioneers who have paved the way and are cheering us on…let us run with patience and perseverance in the race that is set before us…” – Hebrews 12:1 When I was in high school, I...

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“How Can This Be?”

“How can this be?” We all can resonate with Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel on hearing that she was to be the bearer of God into the world! And yet it is a question worthy of multiple situations where God keeps doing the unexpected. Personally, I say it every...

read more

Advent 2023

ADVENT PRACTICES AND PRAYERS Reverse Advent Calendar This year we are inviting our Grace community to participate in our Reverse Advent Calendar where "Giving" instead of "getting" is the theme.  You're invited to put a non-perishable food item in a box or bag...

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YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATE!

With the help of parents in the community, I am rebuilding the youth ministry program with middle school students in St. Helena. In the last full week of October, I had a pizza dinner with ten 7th and 8th graders on a Monday night and then pizza again with four 6th...

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“Do You Guys Ever Think About Dying?”

At a bespoke dance party, heavy on the sequins and synchronized dance moves, two Barbies are talking: Barbie #2: “This is the Best Day Ever…” Barbie #1: “It IS the Best Day Ever! So was yesterday and so was tomorrow and every day from now until forever!” Barbie #1...

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Becoming People of Peace

My heart is breaking, as I know many of yours are and I believe God’s heart is, at this war in the land of Jerusalem whose name means “City of Shalom-Peace.” As I have reflected on what we can do on the other side of the world in the face of such intractable conflict...

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Feast of St. Francis Slideshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKGuGGU6gBA Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis with a special outdoor service on the church Labyrinth and time of Animal blessing. We put together short slideshow of photos taken by Marvin Humphrey of this special day in...

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Bulletins 2024

The Second Sunday in Lent 10AM Holy Eucharist February 25, 2024 1314 Spring Street Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-4157 [email protected] / www.grace-episcopal.org Prelude Opening Hymn The God of Abraham Praise v.1,3-6 1982...

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Reflection on Seven Years

Reflection on Seven Years I have gotten into the habit of thinking I have been at Grace the number of years of the anniversary coming up at the start of the calendar year, so honestly it surprised me a bit last week when our senior warden reminded me my actual...

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Love thy Neighbor, Compost Responsibly!

Two Sundays ago the Environmental Stewardship Ministry sponsored Andy Buck from Upper Valley Waste Disposal to discuss what is suitable for compost and recycling bins. Some takeaways from the talk were: 40% of food bought in California is wasted (We recommend “Just...

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Christmas Eve 8pm

Grace Episcopal Church Christmas Eve 8PM Holy Eucharist December 24, 2023 1314 Spring Street Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-4157 [email protected] / www.grace-episcopal.org Prelude A Prelude on Greensleeves Arr. by Charles...

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Christmas Day 9am

Christmas Day 8AM Holy Eucharist December 25, 2023 1314 Spring Street Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-4157 [email protected] / www.grace-episcopal.org Prelude Infant Holy, Infant Lowly arr. Mark E Bloedow Opening Hymn Once...

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