Newsletter Archive

Recent Greetings from Grace Issues

2014

Date Main Story and Link
June Nationals Game
The Youth Group invites all Grace and St. John’s parishioners to join us as the Nationals take on the Brewers on July 20! Read the full newsletter online »
May Grace Gala
A good time was had by all—and much needed funds were raised to begin repairing the sandstone around the windows and doors of the church. Check out this issue of the newsletter for pictures from the Gala. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Apr Holy Week
All are welcome to join us for Lenten and Holy Week Events at Grace. From the Quiet Morning on Saturday, April 12, to the Maundy Thursday Agape Potluck Supper and the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, there’s something for everyone. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Mar Save the Date: Annual Grace Gala and Silent Auction
On April 27, 2014, we’ll hold the annual Grace Gala and Silent Auction to support the Saving Grace Fund. Hope you can join us! Read the full newsletter (online) »
Feb Feast of the Presentation “Mini-Pageant”
Please join us Sunday, February 2, during the 10:30 am service, for this event featuring the children of Grace. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Jan Pictures from the Children’s Advent Pageant
Grace Parishioners were treated to the story of Jesus, lovingly presented by members of our Sunday School, right before Christmas. See pictures from the pageant in this issue. Read the full newsletter (online) »

2013

Date Main Story and Link
Dec Christmas at Grace
Celebrate Christmas at Grace; get the full schedule of holiday services and information on contributing to flowers for the church. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Nov (2) Vestry Slate
This special edition of the newsletter features bios of all the candidates running for vestry positions; elections will be held during our annual parish meeting on Sunday, November 24, immediately following the 10:30 service. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Nov (1) Stewardship
A parishioner shares the ‘bargaining’ that goes on in her head during Stewardships season and the committee provides answers to some frequently asked questions. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Oct Confirmation Class
Confirmation Class for those who will be 12 or older come March 2014 will begin this month! Those completing the course will be confirmed at the Washington National Cathedral next year. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Sep Music on the Lawn
Please join us every Thursday night in September for Jazz in Grace’s Garden. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Aug Multi-Parish Church Youth Group
Grace is joining with St. John’s to start a youth group for Parishioners
ages 12 to 18 and their friends; young people and their parents are invited
to a pizza party on Sunday, September 8. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Jul Annual Friends of Grace Gala
Please join us for the 20th Annual Bach Festival, July 7–14, 2013. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Jun Annual Friends of Grace Gala
Please join us for the Annual Friends of Grace Gala and Silent Auction on June 23. This year’s theme is a Texas-Style Shindig! Read the full newsletter (online) »
May Special Music on the Lawn Whitsunday Celebration!
Please join us for live jazz in Grace’s Garden immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, May 19. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Apr The End Times in the Bible
That’s the title of this month’s 20s/30s/40s Bible Study. We’ll be discussing the heavenly fight between God and Satan, the mark of the beast, the rapture and more. Please plan to join us after the 10:30 service on April 7th and April 21st. All, regardless of age, are welcome. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Mar Friends of Grace Gala
Save the Date—June 23, 2013! Funds raised will go toward fixing the arches around the windows above the church entrance and “liberating” them from the black netting which will soon be hung to help keep the stone work in place in the interim. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Feb “Fat Sunday” Brunch
Please join us for jambalaya, gumbo, crepes and other News Orleans-inspired indulgences on Sunday, February 10—and support the work of the Outreach Committee, which includes Grace’s Table and Music on the Lawn—as we prepare to enter Lent! Read the full newsletter (online) »
Jan Ice Skating Party on January 27
Please join your parish community for an Ice Skating Party at the Washington Harbour Rink in Georgetown on January 27! Read the full newsletter (online) »

2012

Date Main Story and Link
Dec Vestry Resolution on Same-Gender Marriage
The vestry is requesting feedback from parishioners prior to a December 11 vote on a resolution on same-gender marriage. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Nov Annual Parish Meeting and Vestry Election
Review the candidates’ biographies and get the agenda for the meeting on November 18. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Oct Bike Ride with the Bishop
The 4th Bike Ride with the Bishop takes place this month, culminating with lunch at Grace. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Sep Music on the Lawn
Music on the Lawn takes place every Thursday night this month and we hope you will come and invite friends! Read the full newsletter (online) »
Aug Vacation Bible School
Grace Parishioners young and old visited a Mosque as well as the National
Cathedral during the first half of the 2012 Vacation Bible School
Pilgrimage. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Jul 19th Annual Bach Festival
Grace Church will be alive with the sound of music during the month of July, thanks to the annual Bach Festival. Read the full newsletter (online) »
May–Jun Taste of Georgetown
Grace looks forward to this annual Fundraiser benefiting Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless. Read the full newsletter (online) »
Mar–Apr Friends of Grace Spring Gala
Grace looks forward to A Night in Casablanca, our annual Spring Gala. This year we are raising funds to replace the crumbling sandstone arch over our red entrance door. Read the full newsletter (online) »

2011

Date Main Story and Link
May–Dec Giving Grace a Lift
Grace Episcopal Church’s Annual Gala covers the costs of replacing the
expensive lift to make the sanctuary once again accessible to all and reaches
goal! Read the full newsletter (PDF) and the insert of the parish retreat summary (PPT).
Feb–Mar Christmas Pageant
On December 12, 2010, the children and young people of Grace debuted a new Christmas pageant, featuring a script with many more speaking parts than before, and lots of staging requirements. Read the full newsletter online or by PDF »

2010

Date Main Story and Link
Nov–Dec Living Responsively
Despite tough schedule competition from Jon Stewart, twenty-eight Grace Church parishioners chose to spend the weekend of October 29–30 at Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville, MD. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Sep–Oct Bach Festival: The Recap
We could not have asked for a better selection of interesting programs and performances for our 17th Grace Church Bach Festival! Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Jul–Aug Bach Festival
It gives me great pleasure to write about our upcoming 2010 17th Bach festival. We will have four concerts in our Grace Church Bach Festival this year. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Jun Uncorked: A Vineyard Affair
The 2010 Friends of Grace Gala was a night to remember. Not only did we raise over $22,000 for the Saving Grace Fund (exceeding our goal of $20,000), but we had a great time doing it! Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Mar–Apr 115th Convention of the Diocese of Washington
… was held at the National Cathedral on the 29th and 30th of January,
and Rev. John Graham, Sally Stanfield,
and myself were proud to represent Grace at this exciting
event. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Jan–Feb Update on Diocesan News
On January 29 and 30, 2010, Rev. John Graham, Sally Stanfield and I will proudly represent Grace Church at the 115th Convention of the Diocese of Washington, to be held at the National Cathedral. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »

2009

Date Main Story and Link
Nov–Dec Grace to Host Homeless Shelter, November 29 to December 13
One of Grace’s primary areas of ministry is serving the homeless
population of Georgetown. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Sep–Oct The Rose Room gets a Child-Friendly Remodeling by Jacqueline Walters, Children’s Ministries Coordinator
Think new, bright, playful, happy, and nurturing. These are the adjectives
that I hope come
to mind when you walk into the
new and improved Rose
Room. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Jul–Aug VBS: A Great Big Beautiful World by Jacqueline Walters, Children’s Ministries Coordinator
God made a great big beautiful world … and at Vacation Bible School this year we’re learning all about how. Each week we use one day of creation as a basis for a lesson and activity. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
May–Jun Cover Story: Nhiahni and Dante’s Wedding by Kristin Killoran and Sofia Chaudhry
“Do you want to be my wife?” Those were the first words he ever said to her. She knew who he was, of course. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Mar–Apr Cover Story: An Historical Look at Passion Plays by Catherine Aselford, Passion Director
With our interpretation of the last days in the life of Christ on April 5, Catherine gives us a deeper understanding of the evolution of the Passion Plays of the sort performed at Grace on Palm Sunday this year. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »
Jan–Feb Cover Story: Outreach 2009 by Bill Mako, Outreach Committee Convenor
Bring your appetite and a side dish for our Outreach Lunch March 1. Traffic and parking having become more of an issue for mid-week events, we’re going to depart from a “Fat Tuesday” dinner and celebration on the night before Ash Wednesday. Instead, on Sunday, March 1, the Outreach Committee will host a lunch after the 10:30 am service. Read the full newsletter (PDF) »


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