Welcome to Grace


On behalf of the Grace Episcopal Church community I want to welcome you to our website. We are a vibrant community that seeks to serve Christ in all people. Our motto is “Whoever you are, wherever you are, come to the holy table and receive the supper of the Lamb.”  This is our ministry – and our weekly invitation to communion – and we mean it.

So if you are looking for a new church community or coming to visit us for the first time know that you are welcome here at Grace!!

Our main service on Sunday is at 10:00am. We offer quieter services at 8:00am Sundays and on Saturdays at 5:00pm in All Saints’ Chapel. During the week we worship on Wednesdays at 10:00am.

Grace Church is handicap accessible and conveniently located at the corner of County and School Streets, on the edge of historic downtown New Bedford, just minutes from Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and surrounding areas.

If you would like to know more or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

May Christ’s Peace be with you,

  Rev. Christopher Morck+

  Priest in Charge

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith,
the grace of God is for you.

 


LAY MINISTERS, ACOLYTES, ACOLYTE PARENTS, GREETERS & USHERS

The next liturgical schedule is due to come out at the end of May. It will cover June 3 through September 6. If you know of Sundays or blocks of time that you are not available to serve this summer, please let the Verger know as soon as you can. Thank you for your service.


Leadership

Learn more about our clergy, staff, and vestry that lead Grace Church.

About Grace

Read about the church's interesting history dating back to 1833, as well as the important ministries currently happening in New Bedford.

Sermons

Click here to listen to recent sermons from Reverend Chris Morck.

Announcements

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E-news for the Week of the Fourth Sunday of Easter has been posted. It can be found here: http://gracechurchnb.org/e-news-for-the-week/

Third Sunday of Easter – Sermon – April 19th, 2015


 

E-news for the week of April 18th

Enews for the week of April 18th has been posted to the website. It can be found at http://gracechurchnb.org/e-news-for-the-week/


Rite 13 Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood

Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood

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Second Sunday of Easter Sermon Video


E-News for the Week of April 11th

Thomas

LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S READINGS:

http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster2_RCL.html
or
http://gracechurchnb.org/this-weeks-readings/

WE HOPE YOU LIKE THIS WEEK'S IMAGE:

We hope you like this weeks image of Doubting Thomas by Peter Paul Rubens, 1613-1615; Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

 

LAUNDRY LOVE DETERGENT DRIVE

Grace's newest ministry, Laundry Love, will be collecting donations of laundry detergent and dryer sheets until Sunday, April 28. These donations will be used on April 27, when we will invite local homeless and low-income individuals to do their laundry for free at the Super Laundromat. Donations can be dropped off in the box at the back of the church, or brought to Tori in the office during the week. Thank you!

 

THE MATCHING GRANT FROM THE DIOCESE

The matching grant from the Diocese  of Massachusetts presents an opportunity to maximize donations to the current Grace in Community Campaign to restore our tower and office areas. 

     

Look for a special insert in your Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday leaflets describing the Grace in Community Campaign and the Diocesan matching grant. Please take a moment to consider how much you can contribute to the Grace in Community Restoration Campaign, now that you know your gift will be doubled!

 

GRACE CHURCH

Grace Church is once again hosting all of the Life Together Fellows from across the Diocese for a training day on Friday, April 17. We are providing a luncheon for this gathering and hope that you can assist by contributing beverages, desserts or help with serving. Please contact Tom or Paula Cabral at plcnoah9@aol.com or 508-997-1657.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Rite 13 celebration of Manhood and Womanood will take place on Sunday, April 12 during the 10 am service.

 

GREETINGS

Greetings  from St. Margaret’s Convent in Duxbury!  
You are invited to join the Sisters of St. Margaret for: 
Compline by Candlelight, Wednesday, April 8
7:30PM silent prayer, 8PM service
  St. Margaret’s Convent Oratory
  50 Harden Hill Road, rear entrance, Duxbury, MA
Great Paschal Vespers, Sunday, April 12, 4PM
  St. Margaret’s Chapel
  30 Harden Hill Road, Duxbury, MA

 

DURING EASTERTIDE

During Eastertide, John of The Trinity will lead discussions on the Gospel of Mark after the 10 am service on April 19, 26, May 3 and 10. The first of these forums will be held in Rodman Hall, the others in the Library during coffee hour.

 

MISSION TRIP BRUNCH:

The Grace Girls will be hosting a quiche brunch after the 10:00 service on April 19 to benefit their mission trip to the Rosebud Reservation this summer. Brunch will be served in both Rodman Hall during the forum that day and in the Library. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased from members of the youth program. See you there! 

 

EUCHARISTIC VISITOR COMMISSIONING

Eucharistic Visitor Commissioning will take place on Sunday, May 3, at the 10:00 service.  

PLEASE NOTE:

TO ADD ITEMS TO THE E-NEWS, PLEASE SEND TO BETSY PYE (betsy.pye02745@gmail.com) BEFORE NOON ON WEDNESDAY.

Easter Sunday Sermon – April 5th, 2015


E-News for the Easter Week

Gesthemane

LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S READINGS:

http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEasterPrin_RCL.html
or
http://gracechurchnb.org/this-weeks-readings/

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Maundy Thursday - April 2
7 pm, Holy Eucharist, Footwashing, Stripping of Altar
Good Friday - April 3
12 noon & 7 pm, Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday - April 4
7 pm, Great Vigil
Easter Day - April 5
8 am, Holy Eucharist
10 am, Festival Eucharist

 

WE HOPE YOU LIKE THIS WEEK'S IMAGE:

"Gesthemane" by He Qi

 

THERE WILL BE NO NURSERY STAFF

The will be no Nusrery Staff on Easter Sunday. The Nursery will be open for parishioners and their families to use. Have a Blessed and Happy Easter - Jean Brown and Nursery Staff!

 

THE MATCHING GRANT FROM THE DIOCESE

The matching grant from the Diocese  of Massachusetts presents an opportunity to maximize donations to the current Grace in Community Campaign to restore our tower and office areas. 

     

Look for a special insert in your Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday leaflets describing the Grace in Community Campaign and the Diocesan matching grant. Please take a moment to consider how much you can contribute to the Grace in Community Restoration Campaign, now that you know your gift will be doubled!

 

GRACE CHURCH

Grace Church is once again hosting all of the Life Together Fellows from across the Diocese for a training day on Friday, April 17. We are providing a luncheon for this gathering and hope that you can assist by contributing beverages, desserts or help with serving. Please contact Tom or Paula Cabral at plcnoah9@aol.com or 508-997-1657.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Rite 13 celebration of Manhood and Womanood will take place on Sunday, April 12 during the 10 am service.

 

GREETINGS

Greetings  from St. Margaret’s Convent in Duxbury!  
You are invited to join the Sisters of St. Margaret for: 
Compline by Candlelight, Wednesday, April 8
7:30PM silent prayer, 8PM service
  St. Margaret’s Convent Oratory
  50 Harden Hill Road, rear entrance, Duxbury, MA
Great Paschal Vespers, Sunday, April 12, 4PM
  St. Margaret’s Chapel
  30 Harden Hill Road, Duxbury, MA

 

DURING EASTERTIDE

During Eastertide, John of The Trinity will lead discussions on the Gospel of Mark after the 10 am service on April 19, 26, May 3 and 10. The first of these forums will be held in Rodman Hall, the others in the Library during coffee hour.

 

MISSION TRIP BRUNCH:

The Grace Girls will be hosting a quiche brunch after the 10:00 service on April 19 to benefit their mission trip to the Rosebud Reservation this summer. Brunch will be served in both Rodman Hall during the forum that day and in the Library. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased from members of the youth program. See you there! 

 

EUCHARISTIC VISITOR COMMISSIONING

Eucharistic Visitor Commissioning will take place on Sunday, May 3, at the 10:00 service.  

PLEASE NOTE:

TO ADD ITEMS TO THE E-NEWS, PLEASE SEND TO BETSY PYE (betsy.pye02745@gmail.com) BEFORE NOON ON WEDNESDAY.

Palm Sunday Sermon – March 29th, 2015

Palm Sunday Sermon - March 29th, 2015


 

Palm Sunday – March 29th, 2015

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