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Sunday Service starts at 9:15 for technology setup. Service from 9:30 to 10:30.
VIrtual Service Zoom Instructions
Grace Church will hold virtual Sunday Services.
Using a program called Zoom, we will hold a morning prayer service, led by Rev. Grant, with music from Bob Lambe.
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NEWS & DIOCESAN UPDATES
The Grace Church community continues to thrive… we are back to virtual services on Sunday due to the high rates of the coronavirus in our area.
When we are able to reconvene in person worship services, we will post the notices!
While the Bishop has approved our reopening plan, we are watching closely the recent increases in coronavirus activity in our area and our concerns for safety. Each Wednesday Dr. Lambe will research the status of local towns’ COVID activity to determine who and how many can gather in person.
If towns have a high rate (known as red) or medium rate (known as yellow) , then parishioners in that town will join us on our virtual platform only.
If towns have a low rate, or green and gray – then it is ok for all, non high risk to reconvene in the Church.
We will communicate with the parish the status of opening each Friday before the Sunday Service.
COVID-19 Questions and Answers from Dr. Lambe
Many people have questions about how to apply the research and lessons learned to our daily life. We asked our own Dr. Lambe to help us. He talks about statistics, masks and staying home.
"Let me start by saying that the known science continues to lag well behind actual circumstances of the pandemic. We know more than we did in March, but not nearly enough to give definitive answers to the questions that are being asked by many around the world."
Read the rest of the Q & A here.
Rev. Grant Barber's message
First Sunday after the Epiphany, January 10, 2021
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Listen to the music https://www.gracechurchna.org/musicrecordings
In case you missed them, here are the Christmas Eve and Christmas Sunday readings.
Virtual worship opportunities
There are a number of services available, live streaming and recorded that are available.
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Tips for Coping with the Stress of COVID - 19
The CDC launched an online bot called Clara to help people who think they may have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, decide whether to seek medical care. The Coronavirus Self-Checker asks questions to establish the user's level of illness and their location, and recommendations for users may include calling 911 or staying at home and contacting a professional. Click on this link to access it. Coronavirus Self-Checker