Typically, we offer traditional Rite II Eucharist worship services at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM each Sunday. During the summer, there is a single service at 10:00 AM. During this current time, we offer an Outside Worship Service at 10 AM and a Facebook Live Worship Service at 11 AM.
Nursery care is available at 11:00 AM (10:00 AM in the summer). We are an inter-generational church; therefore, we welcome older children at our worship services so they can begin to grow in their faith.
The Grace Church choir participates in the 11:00 AM service (10:00 AM in summer). Coffee hour and fellowship follow this service in the Parish Hall. The 9:00 AM service includes meditative music but no hymns. It is presented in a simplified format appropriate for a smaller gathering.
Our summer schedule is from the end of May thru Labor Day- A 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II service is offered followed by coffee hour.
At the Feast of St. Francis, celebrated each fall, members and community friends are invited to bring their furry family to our 11:00 AM service for a special liturgy and blessings. This service is held outdoors, weather permitting. All creatures great and small are invited!
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, Grace hosts a study session with Holy Eucharist and lunch every Thursday at 11:30 AM. These weekly lunches are available, not just to Grace Church members, but to the whole community.
To see all that is offered during these special times, click the button below.
Grace hosts a Community Prayer Service on the second Saturday of every month at 5:00 PM. During COVID, the Community Prayer Service is the second Friday at noon on Facebook Live.
Inspired by the Celtic Service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, this intimate service invites members from the community to join in healing prayer, communion, contemplative music, and readings. Although it is built upon the Episcopal tradition, visitors will find it a welcoming space for people from all denominations.
The focus of this service is allowing our hearts to be open to the presence of God in a quiet, meditative space. There are multiple ways for people to engage in a spiritual practice at our Community Prayer Service. Each person is invited to participate as they feel most comfortable from lighting a candle for a specific prayer, to sitting with a healing prayer partner who will pray quietly with you, to kneeling at the altar for the anointing of oil.
This service is set apart from traditional worship and is unique to Goochland. Our table is open to everyone, and we invite you to come as you are and worship with us.
From November 2019 to November 2020, we gather on the Third Tuesday of every month at Noon on Facebook Live to pray as a community. We will pray for our nation as we look toward the 2020 election.
Together, let's open our hearts and minds to new paths of peace and reconciliation in our often divided world.
We are sincere when we say all are welcome, no matter your political affiliation!
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.
The Music Ministry at Grace Church is a vibrant one where members come together to glorify God through music.
The choir participates in the 11:00 AM Sunday worship service. Practice takes place on Sunday at 10:00 AM before worship begins. All are welcome to join!
If you are interested in learning more about how to be a part of our Music Ministry, please contact our Music Director, Dee Kysor.
Our Anglican tradition recognizes sacraments as “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p.857)
Holy Baptism and the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) are the two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church. In addition, we honor the sacraments of Confirmation, Marriage, Reconciliation (private confession), Unction, and Ordination.
We believe in a loving, liberating, life-giving God. Our commitment to the sacraments reminds us of this abundant love offered to all people – no exceptions, We strive to follow the example of Jesus in our hearts, in our worship, and in our actions. Therefore, at Grace Church, we practice full inclusion in all of our sacraments for each and every person.
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You can learn more about the Episcopal Church and the sacraments here: