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April 2014
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1 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

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

Charleston Canterbury
Time: 7:30pm

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2 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 ...

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 4:45pm -6:00pm
The St. Cecilia Choir is for all children ages 3 a ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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3 Early Morning Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
The Reverend John Zahl leads a weekly Bible study ...

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

Poems & Prayers
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Holy Eucharist
Location: Narthex Chapel
Time: 12:00pm

EYC Junior High
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
All youth in grades 6-8 are invited! For details e ...

EYC Compline
Location: Guerry Chapel
Time: 7:45pm

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5 No Events

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6 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am
Rite II with the St. Nicholas Choir, and monthly m ...

Choral Eucharist
Location: Grace Church
Time: 11:00am
 Rite II with St. Gregory Choir

Choral Evensong
Time: 5:00pm

EYC Compline
Location: Guerry Chapel
Time: 6:45pm

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

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

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8 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

Holy Eucharist at Bishop Gadsden
Location: Bishop Gadsden Chapel
Time: 10:30am

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

Charleston Canterbury
Time: 7:30pm

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

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 4:45pm -6:00pm
The St. Cecilia Choir is for all children ages 3 a ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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10 Early Morning Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
The Reverend John Zahl leads a weekly Bible study ...

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

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

Poems & Prayers
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 8:15am -9:30am

Holy Eucharist
Location: Narthex Chapel
Time: 12:00pm

EYC Junior High
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
All youth in grades 6-8 are invited! For details e ...

EYC Compline
Time: 7:45pm

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12 No Events

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13 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am
Rite II with the St. Nicholas Choir, and monthly m ...

Choral Eucharist
Location: Grace Church
Time: 11:00am
 Rite II with St. Gregory Choir

EYC Compline
Location: Guerry Chapel
Time: 6:45pm

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

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

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15 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

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

Holy Eucharist
Time: 5:30pm

Vestry Meeting
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00pm

Charleston Canterbury
Time: 7:30pm

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16 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 ...

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 4:45pm -6:00pm
The St. Cecilia Choir is for all children ages 3 a ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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17 Early Morning Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
The Reverend John Zahl leads a weekly Bible study ...

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

Maundy Thursday Liturgy
Time: 7:00pm

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

OFFICE OPEN MORNING
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Narthex Chapel
Time: 12:00pm

EYC Junior High
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
All youth in grades 6-8 are invited! For details e ...

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19 Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Bishop Gadsden
Time: 11:00am

Great Vigil of Easter w/Baptism
Time: 7:00pm

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20 Holy Eucharist
Time: 7:45am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 9:15am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:15am

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21 OFFICE CLOSED

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

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

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22 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

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

Charleston Canterbury
Time: 7:30pm

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

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 4:45pm -6:00pm
The St. Cecilia Choir is for all children ages 3 a ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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24 Early Morning Bible Study
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00am
The Reverend John Zahl leads a weekly Bible study ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Narthex Chapel
Time: 12:00pm

EYC Junior High
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
All youth in grades 6-8 are invited! For details e ...

EYC Compline
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 7:45pm

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26 No Events

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27 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Baptismal Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Location: Grace Church
Time: 11:00am
 Rite II with St. Gregory Choir

EYC Compline
Location: Guerry Chapel
Time: 6:45pm

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

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

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29 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

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

Charleston Canterbury
Time: 7:30pm

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

St. Cecilia Choir rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 4:45pm -6:00pm
The St. Cecilia Choir is for all children ages 3 a ...

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

Holy Eucharist
Location: Dotterer Chapel
Time: 5:30pm
With prayers for healing at the Prayer Desk.

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Welcomes You


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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
       
    Fridays
    12:00 pm Holy Eucharist
       
    Weekday Prayers
    8:00-8:15 am Morning Prayer
Monday-Friday
    5:00-5:15 pm Evening Prayer
Monday, Tuesday,
& Thursday
 
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Christ Rises
in the Darkness
An Easter Hymn


Christ rises in the darkness
Amidst a darkened night.
On Easter morn that darkness,
A home for risen life.

Christ rises in the darkness
As blinded Mary weeps.
Apostles run to seek him,
Awake from darkest sleep.

Christ rises in the darkness,
Of constant human strife;
Enlighten, Lord, the evening
Of every cross-filled life.

Christ rises in the darkness,
Where doubt and hurts befriend.
Our dimming faith fast fading,
He calls our name again.

So on this Easter morning
Recall the tomb He burst.
At day before light's dawning,
Christ rose in darkness first.

Text: J.M.A. Wright+
Tunes: Cherry Tree Carol, Vigil

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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 Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 
Easter Services
at Grace Church:


Saturday, April 19
Easter Eve 
The Great Vigil of Easter
7:00 p.m.
St. Gregory Chamber Choir

Sunday, April 20
Easter Day

7:45 a.m. Choral Eucharist
     St. Gregory Chamber Choir
9:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist
     St. Gregory Choir &  St. Nicholas Choir
     Brass Quintet & Timpani

11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist
     St. Gregory Choir
     Brass Quintet & Timpani


You are invited to bring flowers
for Flowering the Cross 
and bells to ring in celebration!
Visitors are always welcome at Grace's services and special events.
Free parking in the city garage at Wentworth & St. Philip streets.
Nursery available for all services.


June 23-27, 2014



Watch the website and the
parish Facebook page, www.facebook.com/grace1846,
for VBS updates!
Vacation Bible School
"Workshop of Wonders"
Registration is under way for Grace's VBS, a week of learning and fun that opens Monday, June 23. All children, from rising 4K and older, are invited to VBS from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. daily. Older children and youth will have programs and volunteer opportunities. Adult volunteers, we offer child care while you are helping at VBS.

Download the registration form here.


An annual fundraiser for outreach

In its first 22 years, the
Tea Room has given away
$560,000 to local organizations
that help others in our community. Every cent of the Tea Room proceeds goes out of Grace Church to fund Lowcountry outreach programs. In 2013, that meant $50,000 to 22 local charities!

 

Grace Church's Annual
Tea Room
& Church Mouse Boutique 

May 26-June 6, 2014
For the 23rd year, Grace invites you to enjoy a lunchtime tradition during Spoleto Festival USA: delicious food and delectable desserts prepared and served by the people of Grace at our historic downtown church. A gift shop with new and gently used treasures offers an exceptional local shopping experience.

Planning a visit? 
Find the Tea Room menu, hours of operation, and other details here. Reservations are accepted for parties of 5 or more, and large group reservations can be arranged. Take-out and local delivery are available.


A volunteer effort
Church members and friends make the Tea Room happen every year, from cooking the renowned soups and desserts to waiting tables, handing out menus and staffing the gift shop. It's a wonderful way to meet people and have fun while working for a great cause. Want to be part of the 2014 Tea Room Team? Click here to volunteer online.



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.

 


Upcoming music events
Concerts and special events
Beyond the many liturgies and special performances offered by Grace's choirs, our church serves as a place to enjoy concerts and recitals for the wider community, including Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto, the College of Charleston, Taylor Festival Choir, and visiting choral ensembles.

The full schedule of Spring 2014 music at Grace can be found here.
Highlights this spring...
Monday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. College of Charleston Concert Choir

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. College of Charleston University Chorus

Friday, April 25, 8:00 p.m. Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus Spring Concert

Sunday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. George, Patron Saint of England, with St. Gregory Choir (Free admission)

Sunday, May 4, 4:00 p.m. Taylor Festival Choir's 'Last Night of the Proms'

Sunday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong with St. Gregory Choir
featuring works of American composers and guest conductor
Dr. Murray Somerville (Free admission)


Monday, June 2, 8:00 p.m. Grace Organist Dr. Scott Bennett
The Complete Works of Maurice Duruflé by Candlelight
(A Piccolo Spoleto L'Organo Series Special Event)

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

 

 


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