- Sunday Celebrations of Eucharist: 8 & 10:30 a.m.
- Weekday Celebrations: Tuesday 9:15 a.m. & Wednesday 6 p.m.
Adult Bible Study--Sundays, at 9:15 a.m. (following the 8 a.m. service). Please plan to attend.
Soup & Supper Series--Wednesdays, at 6:45 (following 6 p.m. service). Please join us.
The Grace Church “Christmas Post Office” is open. Bring in your addressed but unstamped cards for members of Grace and drop them in the mailbox in the narthex. They will be sorted alphabetically and ready for your pickup from December 1 through December 15. Please include your return address.
ANGEL TREE – Our yearly Angel Tree is in the Narthex. We receive children’s names from HUM pantry, Great Kids, and our local schools. This year we have a record number of requests – 195 children. Thank you as always for helping to brighten Christmas for our community’s children. Guidelines for purchasing gifts are printed below. Bring the wrapped gifts to church on Sunday, December 8 with your angel attached.
CHRISTMAS DANCE AND CONCERT - Save the date – Friday, December 13. Featuring The Blue Notes Quintet, a great five-piece band, live and in person! Christmas music and dance music. Come and listen or come and dance to all your favorite tunes. Tickets--$30 per couple/$15 single. This is going to be a very special holiday experience. You will not want to miss it!
ECW CHRISTMAS POTLUCK LUNCHEON will be held at noon on Saturday, December 14, beginning in the Chapel. Please bring a wrapped gift for a nursing home patient.
The “Greening” of Grace Church--
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Grace Church needs volunteers to help with decorating the church and the chapel. Starting after the 10:30 service on Sunday, December 15, we will begin the “greening” of the church which is putting into place all of the firs and greenery and the setting up of the trees in both the church and chapel. We will especially need men who can climb ladders and help us with this. This work will continue throughout the week. If you can volunteer to help, please call the church office.
The actual decorations of the greenery and the trees will take place after the 10:30 service on Sunday, December 22. Everyone’s help would be so much appreciated!
Soul Juice News--Ice Skating at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. We will go caroling after ice skating. See the Soul Juice page for more information.
HEALING SERVICES – During the first week of each month, our Holy Eucharist services at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday are Healing Services. The liturgies include special prayers and opportunity to receive the laying on of hands and annointing with oil (Holy Unction). God heals all wounds. Come and discover his healing power.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, designed for children ages 3-12, is an approach to the religious formation of children and meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a sensorial rich experience for children that give them the opportunity to grow in love and knowledge of God through the Christian tradition. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Grace Church. Children gather in an "atrium," a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials they use to help them absorb the most essential proclamations of the Christian faith. Children will understand the meaning of liturgical colors, the meaning of the Eucharist, become familiar with the prayers and sacred gestures associated with liturgy, and much more.
Youth Group--Our youth group continues to grow and bless many. We meet every Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. So if you are between the ages of 9 and 18, please join us in Goddard Hall on Wednesdays for fun, food, games, and wonderful fellowship. See our new Soul Juice page.
Daughters of the King will be meeting on Wednesday evenings in the St. Matthew's Room at 7 p.m.
A Call for Acolytes for the 10:30 Service-- We are in need of more acolytes. If you are a young baptized person between the ages of 9 and 17, please consider being a part of this important ministry. Believe me when I say that there is no greater feeling or privilege than to be called to serve at God’s altar.
If you feel called to this ministry and would like to be trained, please speak to either Fr. Rick or Rev. Susan. We would love to have you join us on the young people’s acolyte team!
Also, if you are a baptized adult and feel you have a call to become an acolyte, please speak to either Fr. Rick or Rev. Susan to schedule a time for your training. We would like to start having an adult acolyte team as soon as possible.
Both of these teams will be serving at the 10:30 AM service.
We are in need of having more Lectors (readers) and LEMS (Lay Eucharistic Ministers). Lectors read God’s Word to His people at the Eucharist, and LEMS serve the chalice at the altar.
If you are a baptized adult who feels the call to serve Christ at the altar, please consider serving God and your church by being a Lector and/or a LEM.
Please see either Rev. Patricia or Rev. Susan if you feel that God is calling you to either or both of these ministries.
Box Tops for Education brings in $.10 each for our schools – Port Orange Elementary and South Daytona Elementary. A collection box is in the Narthex. For a list of brands participating, contact the church office.
T-Bag ministry - Your help is needed in buying crackers/tuna, juice boxes, single applesauce, granola bars, or cheese and crackers. Monetary donations are appreciated. Checks may be made out to Grace marked T BAGS. Thanks for all your help.
Sophie's Circle--The first Monday of each month,
Sophie’s Circle will run a satellite
distribution out of Goddard Hall
during normal H.U.M hours (9:00
AM to 11:30 AM). If you are eligible
for H.U.M. or know someone
who is, please pass this information
along to them.
Remember that you can make a
donation to the Sophie’s Circle basket
in the narthex on any Sunday
HAPPY WALKERS meet every Monday and Wednesday in Goddard Hall at 9 a.m. Come and enjoy the fellowship even more than the indoor walking and exercise!