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August 2014
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1 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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2 No Events

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3 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Transfiguration (ant.)

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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

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

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5 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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6 The Transfiguration

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 ...

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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7 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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8 Finance Committee
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 8:00am

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

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9 No Events

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10 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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

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

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12 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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13 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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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14 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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15 St Mary the Virgin

Holy Eucharist: St. Mary
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 8:00am

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

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16 No Events

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17 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

Grace at RiverDogs
Time: 5:00pm

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

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

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19 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 ...

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

Vestry Meeting
Location: Meadowcroft Room
Time: 6:30pm

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20 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 ...

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.

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

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

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

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

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23 No Events

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24 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

BLESSING OF THE BOOKBAGS and Commissioning of Teachers
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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25 St Bartholomew the Apostle (transferred)

Holy Eucharist: St. Bartholomew
Location: Bishop Guerry Chapel
Time: 8:00am

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

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26 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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27 Morning Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -8:15am

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.

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

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28 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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29 Kanuga Weekend

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

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30 Kanuga Weekend

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31 Kanuga Weekend

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am

Family Eucharist
Time: 9:00am

Choral Eucharist
Time: 11:00am

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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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A Children's Hymn


God, send us light,
Light to shine on us forever.
God, send us light,
Light to shine and glow with you.

God, send us fun,
Fun to play with you forever
God, send us fun,
Fun to play and sing with you.

God, send us joy,
Joy to smile with you forever.
God send us joy,
Joy to smile and laugh with you.

God, send us love,
Love to be your friends forever.
God, send us love,
Love to be at home with you.

J.M.A. Wright+
Tune: Abbey's Song

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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

The Blessing of the Bookbags 2014

Grace got off to a great start for the school year as students had their bookbags blessed and posed for a big group photo at the 9 am Family Eucharist on Sunday, August 24. Later we celebrated our "Growing in Grace" event, where people of all ages got a look at the activities and opportunities happening this fall. See a photo album of the day here.

Adult education this fall
'Stories of Grace (in TV, Film, and Literature)'
Through the month of August, the Reverend John Zahl is bringing a fresh round of “Stories of Grace (in TV, Film, and Literature)” to the Meadowcroft Room during the adult education hour at 10:10. As in previous classes like the popular “Grace in Downton Abbey” series, he'll be drawing from classic film, pop-culture, and contemporary television, including the BBC series Call the Midwife. Join the class any Sunday – newcomers are always welcome.

Starting September 7: 
'Children’s Books for Adults'
In this new Sunday morning series, the Reverend John Zahl will be looking at classic works of children’s literature, books that are full of heart, conveying truths that speak as profoundly to the fully-grown as they do to their intended audience. Each week will begin with the reading of a story, followed by a discussion of the theological content contained within it. Books will include The Giving Tree, Angelina the Ballerina, A Dangerous Journey (which is an adapted version of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress), The Jesus Story-Book Bible, and many more. This class is primarily for adults, but parents who wish to bring their kids are welcome to do so.

Starting September 17: Wednesday Nights at Grace
'Exploring Gladwell's David & Goliath'

Our Wednesday series this fall is based on Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, David & Goliath. The book offers a thoughtful exploration into the nature of unlikely successes, and is full of eye-opening material ranging in scope from issues of social justice and civil rights, to myths about American education and medical research to name a few – using the classic story of David and Goliath as a springboard. The implications are far-reaching and relevant to all. The sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please join us for Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. served by the Gracious Gourmets. All are welcome!

Thursday Bible Studies
"Thursday Morning Bible Study" meets 7:00-8:00 a.m. (beginning September 4) with the Reverend John Zahl in the Meadowcroft Room. Coffee is provided. We will be studying the First and Second letters to the Corinthians this fall. Bring your own Bible.
 "The Bible 4 Today" meets at 10:30 a.m. with the Rector in the Dotterer Chapel. This class focuses on the lectionary readings for the week. This is an ongoing class and newcomers are welcome to join at any time. 


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.

 

Labor Day Weekend

Grace's Weekend at Kanuga
Each year Grace Church holds a retreat at Kanuga, a conference center affiliated with The Episcopal Church near Hendersonville, NC. This year's event is August 29-31, with an option to stay over until Monday, September 1. 

Lodging and meals are included, along with mini-sessions on a variety of topics. There's also plenty of free time for relaxing, reading, hiking, seeing area attractions and visiting with other Grace parishioners.



Find more information about Grace at Kanuga HERE.



"Episcopal Night" at the baseball game



The St. Nicholas Choir sang the National Anthem to start off the Charleston RiverDogs game on August 17. Baseball fans from all over The Episcopal Church in South Carolina gathered for an "Episcopal Night" at Joe Riley Stadium and enjoyed a great game as the RiverDogs beat the Rome Braves 5-4. See a photo album from the event here.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

If you'd like to sponsor the
2014 Mission Team
at any level, or just want
more details, please use
this link to find the 

DR Mission Trip form.
Supporting the 2014
DR Mission Team

For the fifth consecutive year, Grace is sending a mission team to the Dominican Republic. From October 10-17, the team will be working with other Episcopalians on an ongoing project in Las Carreras to build a church: the Church of The Holy Spirit. Read more details about the trip here.

You don’t have make the journey yourself to get involved... there are many ways to support the team: prayer, donations, committee involvement, and more. And if you are interested in traveling with the mission team, please contact Lynn Barber at lynnpadgettbarb@msn.com or (843) 991-4186.

Make a gift now via AccessACS

 


Celebrating the saints with morning Eucharists

August 26: St. Bartholomew
Grace will celebrate the Feast of St. Bartholomew on Tuesday, August 26 with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. in the Bishop Guerry Chapel. This continues our practice of  remembering saints’ days and other major holy days on the Episcopal Church calendar.

Watch the calendar for other 8:00 a.m. Eucharists as we remember the saints and the special events of our Lord’s ministry:
September 23: St. Matthew (transferred)
October 16: St. Luke the Evangelist
October 23: St. James of Jerusalem

 



Celebrating the saints with morning Eucharists

September 23: St. Matthew
Grace will celebrate the Feast of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 23 with Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. in the Bishop Guerry Chapel. 

Watch the calendar for other 8:00 a.m. Eucharists as we remember the saints and the special events of our Lord’s ministry:

October 16: St. Luke the Evangelist
October 23: St. James of Jerusalem
October 28: St. Simon & St. Jude, Apostles



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

 

 


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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