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8AM Holy Eucharist Rite II, 
Brief, spoken service

10AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
Worship service with music.
Sunday school during the service.
Nursery care available. 

10AM BULLETIN

4PM Holy Eucharist Rite II
Brief, spoken service

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Youth Conference 

From Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 10 join Father Asa and youth from across our diocese on a trip to the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held this year in Baltimore, Maryland. As a group we will meet with deputies from our diocese, attend legislative hearings and worship, explore Baltimore, and engage with a local outreach ministry. This trip is open to Youth who have participated in the Grace Confirmation Program through those entering college in the Fall 2022 (Grades 8 -12).

Registration deadline is April 9, space is limited. Click here for registration information
Please contact Father Asa if you have any questions.

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weekday worship

8:30AM Tuesday Morning Prayer, Rite II on Zoom


8:30AM Wednesday Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Sanctuary

8:30AM Thursday Morning Prayer, Rite II on Zoom

8:30AM Saturday Morning Prayer, Rite I on Zoom

outreach

help restock the shelves

Grace Church's Food for Friends shelves are nearly empty as well. Last Saturday, we responded to a call for donations from the Ukrainian Church in Whippany. We cleared out our shelves and dropped off food and supplies that will be sent to Ukraine for the refugees and troops. We need your help restocking! Please bring donations for the Military Assistance Pantry this Sunday, or drop them off in the Grace Lobby any time this week.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Most needed items:

  • Paper Towels

  • Cereals

  • Rice

  • Peanut Butter

  • Canned Chicken & Tuna

  • High protein Soups

Rite 13 is a ceremony that celebrates a child's rite of passage into adolescence. Rite 13 offers a way to mark the transition to adolescence while saving the rite of confirmation for high schoolers who have had more time to grapple with what they believe. Rite 13 is a complement to Confirmation, not a replacement.  This is an opportunity for families and friends to gather and recognize the maturation of our youth. The ceremony is for youth turning 13 before the next school year starts or who have turned 13 since last July. Most who participate are in 7th or 8th grade.

 

An application form for participation in the next ceremony of September 2019 can be submitted to the church office (see form).

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make a 2022 pledge

Please pledge online to support the work of Grace Church in 2022.

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Canned Food

Please remember to include items to donate to Food for Friends when you shop. We can always use hearty soup, chili, stew (the higher protein is better), canned chicken, Spam, tuna, Vienna sausages, peanut butter, 100% fruit juice, shelf-stable milk, powdered milk (smaller pouches preferred), healthy cereal, instant oatmeal, rice and rice mixes (smaller packages). Learn more. Contact Barbara Hughes for more information.

NORTH PORCH

WOMEN & INFANT CENTER

North Porch has seen an increased need.  As you can imagine, the shelves are near empty! Please help stock them by adding some baby item when you grocery shop. The most needed items are Enfamil (yellow), size 6 diapers, wipes, Stage 2 baby food, baby wash/diaper cream. Thank you!~ Crary Brooks & Stacy Wilde

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FOOD INGATHERING

Every Sunday at Grace between 10am-noon

 

free covid tests

Visit COVIDtests.gov to order your free at-home tests  Each household is eligible to receive 4 tests and they will usually ship within 7-12 days. All the details are on the site and it is easy to navigate.

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You can dedicate altar flowers in memory for or in honor of loved ones. The dedication will be listed in our Sunday bulletin which is available for those worshipping in-person or those joining in worship online. Contact the parish office to let them know your desired Sunday date, and to whom the dedication is for and from. You may pay by check or online with VANCO.  

Sunday worship

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8AM Worship, Outside at Grace

Simple, spoken worship service and Holy Eucharist outside on Grace Campus. Bring a mask, a chair, and join us Sunday!

9:45AM Summer Sunday School

We will have summer Sunday School every Sunday at the Outdoor Chapel! Parents will need to sign-in their children before heading in to church!

10AM Worship in our Sanctuary

Worship service with Holy Eucharist, and choir. No sign up required. Masks must be worn inside the buildings at all times.

When gathering in-person, we will follow the latest diocese COVID guidelines. Please be aware that all recommended health and safety precautions will be observed to help keep us as safe as possible. All must wear masks while in the building. The Eucharist will be celebrated with consecrated wafer only. Distancing will take place within the pews. These guidelines may need to be adapted in the coming months. 

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a contemplative service as we approach the Longest Night

Sunday, December 19, 5PM,  While the world around us is bustling with Christmas preparations this service is designed for those who need a moment to step away from the business and reflect on the past year; finding refreshment for our souls. Everyone is invited to this candlelight service of prayer meditative Taize music with instruments in our Sanctuary. Join us in person or on Live-Stream. 

This service will replace the 4PM Mass on Sunday, December 19.

Advent Evensong

Worship update

In light of the recent COVID surge in our area, we are encouraging home worship using our live-stream.  This is especially true if you have any COVID symptoms, are unvaccinated, are immunocompromised, or have had COVID exposure in the past 5 days. 

 

For people who worship in person, please note that masks will be worn at all times (covering the nose too, please!) and that social distancing is critically important. For safety reasons, worship is shortened and there is no Coffee Hour at this time. The 8AM and 4PM services are very brief, spoken services.  Minimal music is offered at the 10AM service. More information at COVID ActNow

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Monday, September 20 at 7:00pm gathering will discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Contact  Judy Honohan for meeting details. 

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Men's Book Group

Join us for a discussion of Forget the Alamo on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30pm. Contact Bruce Rudin for meeting info. 

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Circle of Women

Tuesday, September 28 at 7PM on the terrace. Mother Susan facilitates this group which is part book club, part support group and a safe place to explore our beliefs and feelings.  Contact Mother Susan with any questions.

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Circle of Women

Tuesday, September 28 at 7PM on the terrace. Mother Susan facilitates this group which is part book club, part support group and a safe place to explore our beliefs and feelings.  Contact Mother Susan with any questions.

help is available

Survivors of Suicide
Monthly meetings at Grace Church

More info here.
 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: 741741

NJ Hope Line (suicide prevention) 1-855-654-6735

NJ Mental Health Cares
1-866-202-HELP (4357)

TTY:  1-877-294-4356  Email: help@njmentalhealthcares.org

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Sunday Worship Schedule

8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II   

Sunday School 

5:00 pm "Last Chance" Mass,
Holy Eucharist Rite II

We are hiring for the position of Director of Children and Family Ministries.

 

Send inquiries/resume to sironside@GraceMadison.org

Job Posting

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Daily Office

Morning Prayer Service

Monday-Saturday at 8:30am in Grace Zoom Room 

Daily Morning Prayer will be temporarily suspended in the month of August. Please know that we are all still praying!  The prayer list on our website will always be current, as the needs of the world will not stop, and God’s people do not take vacation from prayer.  But this will provide Worship Leaders a break from extra screen time in the parish Zoom room.

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A Communicant of Grace Church is one who worships regularly at Grace, has received Communion here at least three times in the past year, and has contributed to general parish support in the past year in an amount at least equal to the church and clergy fees charged to non-parishioners ($1200 – $1500, depending upon whether the clergy perform the premarital counseling). If at least one member of the couple, or the parents of one member, fit this definition, the “Communicant rate” applies.  If the required contribution has not been received y the church one month prior to the wedding, the rule for non-members applies.

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sermons

Blue Christmas 12/18
Blue Christmas 12/18

Feeling a bit blue this Advent? Understandably, not everyone is excited for the Advent and Christmas seasons. We invite you a simple prayer service of scripture and song on December 18, at 7:30 pm.

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advent bible study
advent bible study

Fr. Asa will lead an Advent bible study. Come join the discussion Dec. 18 at 12:15pm.

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2018 Bishop Consecration
2018 Bishop Consecration

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Blue Christmas 12/18
Blue Christmas 12/18

Feeling a bit blue this Advent? Understandably, not everyone is excited for the Advent and Christmas seasons. We invite you a simple prayer service of scripture and song on December 18, at 7:30 pm.

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SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE


Sign-in outside at 9:45 on the following Sundays:

  • June 20

  • July 4

  • July 18

  • August 1

  • August 22

  • September 5

The Sunday School program year will begin on September 12. 
 

welcome

Grace warmly welcomes all newcomers and visitors. We’re an inclusive faith community and pride ourselves on our attention to liturgy and our love for fellowship.  Our programs for children, youth, and adults — including our talented choirs — inspire worship and hospitality. We enjoy serving God together.

At Grace, we root ourselves in our rich Anglican traditions. Services are celebrated every day of the year.  Please join us.

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Fees for Weddings

Standard Fees (for both communicant and non-members)

  • Organist fee: $350

  • For the organist (music consultation, rehearsal and wedding).
    If there is special music, an extra rehearsal with soloists, or more than one consultation, this is increased to $425. If an outside organist is requested and the Grace Church organist would have been available to play, the basic music fee must still be paid.

  • Soloist(s):  fees vary and should be paid directly to them. Our music director will arrange and advise.

  • Sexton’s fee: $200

Reservation Fee

  • Communicants: no fee

  • Non-member: $100

Payable at the time the wedding date is placed on the church calendar; applied to other fees owed at the time of the wedding; fully refundable up until six months before the wedding date if the wedding is cancelled. 

Use of Church

  • Communicants: no fee

  • Non-member: $1000

  • Use of window candles for communicant and non-member: $100

Bulletin Preparation

  • Standard Format: Free

8.5 x 11 paper, folded and booklet-stapled to make a booklet. Services include basic design, printing and folding only. Collating or attachment of decorations such as ribbons not included. White and ivory paper are available. If another color is desired, it must be provided by the bride and groom.

Clergy Fees

  • Communicant: no fee

It is traditional for the couple to give the priest an honorarium. The size and nature of the wedding, other fees, and the amount of time required of the clergy should be taken into account when determining the amount. (The fees charged to non-communicants can be used as a guideline.) The couple should consult with the clergy person about how to make out an honorarium check.

  • Non-member: If the clergy person does the premarital counseling: $700.  
    If the counseling is done at an approved site: $400.
    Note: If an unusual amount of time in preparation is required (additional counseling sessions, coordination with other clergy, extra correspondence, etc.) the amount of the fee will be adjusted accordingly.​