Worship

  

Grace Church is a spiritual home for you.  Even if you have happened upon this church from our website we want you to know that there is a family here waiting for you. While most of our journeys to God begin with Baptism we want you to know that all are welcome to come forward for Holy Communion. There you can decide to receive a blessing from one of our ministers, or to unite your life to the great offering of God in Jesus Christ by receiving his Body and Blood by faith through the bread and wine distributed at the altar. Below you will find an outline of our two principle Sunday services of Holy Eucharist. 

Typical Worship Service

  

The 7:30 a.m. service on Sunday at the Historic Stone Church is an intimate spoken service without music.  

The 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday is at the Family Life Center in the Parish Hall.  While the service follows the same order as the 7:30, music selections are included at various parts of the service.  All are encouraged to sing or make a joyful noise during Worship.   The Children (aged 3 to 12) are called forward and invited to “Children’s Chapel” They rejoin the service during the Peace to rejoin their families or friends for the Eucharist.  

Fellowship time follows both services with coffee, tea, and light refreshments.

A traditional service that follows the Holy Eucharist Rite Two in our 1979 Book of Common Prayer. 

Opening Acclamation

Collects

1st Reading – read by a lay reader

  • Psalter
  • A Psalm
  • Usually read responsively on the ½ or whole verse

Gospel Lesson – read by the Priest

Sermon

Nicene Creed – read in unison

Prayers of the People

  • Starts with certain remembrances
  • Sometimes there is responses for the congregation
  • People may add their own prayer requests

The Peace

  • Offer the “Peace of the Lord” to one another

Parish Announcements

Holy Communion

  • Words are either printed in the bulletin or the Priest      will direct the people to use words in the Book of Common Prayer
  • Taking of Bread and Wine

Closing Blessing

Dismissal


Typical Thursday Morning Worship Service

Every Thursday morning at 7:30 am we have an abbreviated Eucharist service followed by an agape feast. This feast is the best breakfast you can find in Elkridge, and not only that its free! 

· Opening Acclamation

· Collect of the Day

· Gospel Reading

· Bible Study Discussion

· Holy Communion

· Prayers of the People

· Blessing

· Dismissal

Outreach

  

· Mustard Seed Thrift Store (Open Tu, Thur & Sat 10am to 1pm) 

· AA Monday & Tuesday night @ 8:30 pm 

· Scouts Pack/Troop/Crew 432 – Baltimore Area Council

· Karate & Yoga classes 

Grace Early Childhood Center

  

· The Grace Early Childhood Center is the main service of outreach that Grace does in the community. Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm we care for nearly 100 children from 6 weeks to 5 years old in a Childcare program that is licensed by the State of Maryland. You are welcome to visit our Early Childhood Center website at http://www.gracechurchchildcare.org/