What to Expect

When you come to a Sunday service at Grace, you can expect a warm welcome from our ushers who will give you a bulletin containing announcements and the scripture readings for the day.  The service liturgy (words said by the service leader and responses made by the people) is broadcast onto two screens at the front.  

Our Sunday services are always services of Holy Communion.  We use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) for most of our services, as a symbol of our unity and connection with other Episcopal and Anglican churches.  In this way, we feel at home in any Episcopal church anywhere in the country. 

The BCP contains two "rites" - Rite I is the older of the two rites and uses the language of "thee" and "thou." At Grace, the Rite I service is at 8:00 a.m. This is a "said" service - there is no music or hymns at the 8:00 a.m. service.

Rite II uses more contemporary language and has more variety of forms of the Eucharistic Prayer and The Prayers of the People. The Rite II service is at 10:00 a.m. We have music and hymns at this service.