News & Updates

Peaceful Painting: Creative Meditation in Lent – Saturday, February 24 
All are invited to come into the beautiful, holy space of Grace to reflect and paint a canvas depicting a portion of the mesmerizing Creation window at the church’s worship area. A simple introduction will be offered for two sessions: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., followed by spiritual and creative support. A $5 donation covers the cost of supplies; please RSVP.

Italian Night at St. Margaret’s6 p.m. Saturday, March 3 (150 Elm Street, Emmaus)
All are invited to join our friends at St. Margaret’s for an Italian potluck on March 3. Please bring a dish to share: pasta, appetizer, salad, bread, or dessert. To RSVP, see St. Margaret’s on Facebook or email. There will be photo props and fun for all.

Characters, Themes, and Movements of Luke-Acts – 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4
Episcopalians around the world are reading the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018, as part of the Good Book project. Join us in the Gathering room following morning worship for discussion about the characters, time, place, movements, and themes in these two books. Deepen your Lenten practice or be inspired to begin with small group discussion.

Grace Notes Concert – 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4
“Music and Healing”: a lecture recital with Grace Spruiell Hochella, voice and harp. Donations are gratefully received and will be shared in three equal parts with the musicians, the church, and a local community cause.

Practicing Our Faith – 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Cedarbrook  [ email for location details ]
Come and join in discussion with the Websters at the Cedarbrook community room, on hospitality – the ways we practice it and how we can become our most welcoming. From Practicing Our Faith: “Christian practices are things Christian people do together over time to address fundamental human needs in the light of an in response to God’s grace to all creation through Christ Jesus.” Several copies of the book Practicing Our Faith are available at Grace.

Refugee Community Dinner – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Mediator
Participants at the Refugee Community Center will prepare a meal for the community – offered at Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner, by West Park. Grace members volunteer at the center and have participated in several collections to support this community ministry. The dinner is free; donations are gratefully received to support this ministry.

Chrism Mass – 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, Cathedral Church of the Nativity
All are invited to the annual Chrism Mass, which includes the blessing of oils for anointing. [ Details / RSVP ]

Pilates Fusion – 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesdays
Come to beauty and light … Breathe deeply … Find strength, peace … Offering a lunchtime workout based on the principles of Joseph Pilates, concentrating on strengthening core muscles and maintaining flexibility. Includes stretching, light weight work, ballet movements, and yoga. Moves and positions can be modified for individual needs. Beginners through advanced students of all ages, genders, and conditions are welcome. Enter doors at 5th & Linden. Suggested donation of $5 per class, supports local refugee programs. [ details ]

Grace Notes Concert – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8  Duo Colori

Confirmation – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22 
Regional confirmation at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.

Election of the Bishop – Saturday, April 28 
The electing convention for the next bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem will be at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem. Please pray for all delegates and candidates.

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