As you will have probably heard by the time this email reaches you, Bishop Mariann, in consultation with the local governments and other dioceses of the Church, has closed all our churches and building for the next two weeks. This means that there will be no worship, meetings, or ministry activities in our buildings for the duration.
As you might imagine, the purpose of this move is to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) among our people and the general populace. The full text of the Bishop’s letter is given below.
Please note that during this time we, your clergy, will continue to be with you. Please feel free to email, text or call us.
And check out the Grace Church Facebook page! On Sunday, March 15 Rev. K.A. will lead us in Morning Prayer and offer a homily at 10:30 am and Rev. Rich will do the same on Sunday March 22 at 10:30 am.
In addition, Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop will lead and preach at a virtual worship service on the Washington National Cathedral site at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. And on Sunday, March 22, Bishop Mariann Budde will do the same.
For updates, please visit our Campus Closure Information page on the website (http://www.graceepiscopalchurch.org/?page_id=6929)
For emergencies, please call Rev. Rich at 301-910-4058.
Be safe, trust in God and pray for one another.