Grace Church is Open!
Sunday Worship Services — In Person with masks
8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Contemplative Service
10:15 am (last Sunday of the month) Prayers for the Fallen, the Nation, and the World – outside at the Memorial Cross
10:30 am Holy Eucharist, with Music — also live streamed on YouTube
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New Rector Announcement!
Dear Grace Family,
We have a new Rector! The Vestry called the Rev. David C. Wacaster and he accepted. We are delighted that he is joining us! He will start at Grace on August 1, 2022, and his first Sunday will be August 7. He has been the Rector of Good Shepherd Church in Silver Spring, MD, since 2010 and is actively involved in the on-going anti-racism work of the Diocese of Washington.
David grew up in the Diocese of Mississippi and graduated from Sewanee in 1992. After college he spent two years as a children’s mental health case worker in Clarke County, Mississippi. In 1994 he moved to Washington, DC, to be a member of the National Cathedral’s Volunteer Service Community and volunteered for Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc., an organization dedicated to serving runaway and homeless adolescents. He then spent six years organizing on behalf of The Episcopal Church as a staff member for the Government Relations Office. He entered the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2005.
We give thanks to the Search Committee for all their hard work. They, guided by the Holy Spirit, brought us this excellent priest!
A Transition Committee to welcome the new rector and to assist in the beginning of the new ministry will be formed. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to be involved.
And lastly, we owe thanks to Fr. Rick Miles who has led us through this interim time. He has agreed to remain with Grace through the end of July.
Lee Tyner, Senior Warden
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Book Unveiling and Talk with Kathryn Schneider Smith
On June 2, 2022, Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park unveiled the book The Georgetown Waterfront, Port Town to Urban Neighborhood, at a free book unveiling and talk at Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW. The talk will celebrated its publication which coincides with the 10th Anniversary of the beloved National Park. The free event was sponsored by the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park.
The event featured Washington historian and longtime Grace member Kathryn Schneider Smith. Kathy sang in the choir, worked with the Sunday School, was on the Vestry and search committee, and was very involved with the history of Grace. She is a co-author of the book along with city and environmental planner Ann Satterthwaite. The event also featured Meg Hardon who serves as the President of Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Blues Alley Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition — April 23rd
Ash Wednesday — Wednesday, March 2nd
Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes & Litany of Penitence
- 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Service of Lessons & Carols
December 5th @ 10:30 am
The A. David Moore Organ 40th Birthday Concert
November 15th @ 7:30 pm
You can read more about this concert here.
All Saints Sunday
November 7th @ 10:30 am service
On November 7, Grace Church observed the Principal Feast of All Saints during which we honored and celebrated those who have gone before us into the communion of saints. It is customary for a necrology – a list of those who have died since last November 1st – to be read aloud during the service. It was a meaningful service to us all.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 3rd @ 10:30 am service
The annual Blessing of the Animals was a huge success! Mark your calendar to join us next year and bring your furry, feathered, and scaley friends (stuffed animals and photos are good too), and have them receive a special blessing by Fr. Rick. A blessing will also be offered for those pets worshiping online.
A Certificate of Blessing will be given to those in attendance.
All are welcome!
2021 Grace Church Bach Festival
You can read more about last year’s festival here.