Faith in Action

Welcome to Grace Church

About Grace Church

Believing in God’s Word and Spirit

Established in 1855, Grace Church is an Episcopal community of faith. Through worship, music, fellowship, education, service and stewardship, we strive to deepen our connection with God and each other. In all we do, we try to exemplify the words of Jesus: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Looking around our pews during worship, you will notice we come from many different backgrounds and cultures. Our community includes people from different parts of North and Central America, as well as from Africa and the Caribbean Islands. Some people were brought up in church, while others had little church experience before finding their way here. We welcome everyone at Grace, regardless of race, culture or sexual orientation. No matter your background or where you are on your spiritual journey, we believe Grace is a place where you will feel comfortable and be able to seek a deeper relationship with God and others.
“Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 857). Besides baptism and the Eucharist (Holy Communion), the church recognizes other spiritual markers in our journey of faith. These include: Baptism (full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church), pp. 297-308, Book of Common Prayer Confirmation (the adult affirmation of our baptismal vows), pp. 413-419, Book of Common Prayer
Communion (the sacrament commanded by Christ for remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection), pp. 333-336, Book of Common Prayer Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession), pp. 447-452, Book of Common Prayer Matrimony (Christian marriage), pp. 422-438, Book of Common Prayer Orders (ordination to deacon, priest, or bishop), pp. 510-555, Book of Common Prayer Unction (anointing with oil those who are sick or dying) pp. 453-467, Book of Common Prayer These help us to be a sacramental people, seeing God always at work around us.