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.
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 Community Prayer Service occurs on the second Saturday of every month at 5:00 PM.
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.
Grace is a small, inter-generational church. We love that about who we are. Therefore, our youth are involved alongside the adults, serving in various capacities in our worship services. We teach our youth the value of participation and that their presence is critical to the life of a vibrant faith community.
In addition to their regular participation in worship, we hold Youth Sunday each year to honor our young people. It is one of our most anticipated services. On this day, our youth lead almost every aspect of worship. We invite our graduating seniors to preach, and afterwards, we ask the congregation to bless them for their continuing journey into young adulthood.
Our goal is to guide our young people as they seek to know and serve God in the world today. We honor their questions, share in their joys, support them in their struggles, and, above all, help them know that they are beloved children of God.
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.
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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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