-Augustine of Hippo 354-430 Sermon 141, Psalm 39 passim Quoted from “The Heart at Rest—daily readings with St. Augustine”

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-08-08

You are not walking on the lake like Peter but on another sea, for this world is a sea; Trials its waves, temptations its storms, and men devouring each other as fishes do. Don't be afraid, step out stoutly lest you sink. When the gale blows and the waves rise, and your weakness makes you fear you will be lost, cry out, 'Lord, I am sinking,' and he who bade you walk will not let you perish.


WE ARE READY TO REGATHER FOR WORSHIP

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-07-26

Our Service of Morning Prayer will be at 10 am and last up to 40 minutes. We chose this time because you all were equally divided on your time preferences, so we split the difference. We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Christ and Grace!


WHERE WILL WE SIT?

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-07-26

When you arrive for worship, an usher will help you find a seat. We must remain six feet apart at all times, therefore every other pew will not be used. Cushions have been removed to allow easy cleaning after each use. Please bring a cushion from home each week if you would like. Please see the photos for an idea of how the ushers are able to seat us so that we all maintain a safe distance. At the conclusion of the service the ushers will direct one pew at a time toward the exit. We appreciate your patience as you wait, and we hope you will enjoy the music or use the time for additional prayer.


WHO'S BEHIND THE MASK?

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-07-26

When we regather for in person worship, masks are required. It's one way that we can love our neighbor. If you have a mask, please wear it. If you need a mask, we have beautiful masks created by Marigene Little. They come in all sorts of colors and designs and can be washed and worn over and over. Eventually we will begin to recognize one another even with our masks on and we will look fabulous doing it, thanks to Marigene!


A SLICE OF THANKSGIVING

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-07-26

So many of you have been wonderful about keeping your pledges and offerings current through these hot summer months, allowing us to continue our ministries and we are grateful for you. We know that not everyone is able to give right now, and we hold you in our prayers. You can also support Christ and Grace with your prayers, acts of service, and connecting with us through our weekly eNews, online worship and Bible study. Soon we will be able to regather to worship in person. We have so much for which to give thanks! If you need more information about giving please contact the church office or go to "Give" at www.christandgrace.org.


INVITATION TO BE IN THE MOVIES

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-07-14

If you've had a chance to worship virtually at Christ and Grace in the past few months you have seen the videos progress as the videographer (me!) has improved her skill level. I'm now able to put together a group of clips and create the worship video. We would like to extend an invitation to all parishioners to join us in making online worship possible. If you would like to read a scripture passage or prayers of the people, an individual prayer, or offer your musical gifts, please let us know. You can contact the church office, Rev. Robin, or Bill Owen. It only takes a few minutes of your time, we will make it easy for you to do, and everyone will love seeing you “in the movies”!


GENTLE REMINDER

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-05-28

The church building is now open on Sunday mornings for worship at 10 am. If you need something from the building please email or call and arrange with us to pick up things on Wednesdays when we can bring it out to your car. We appreciate your understanding and care for one another.


BE THE CHURCH

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2020-05-28

BE THE CHURCH We are collecting food for the Hope Center Food Pantry. You may bring food and leave it in the plastic bin at the back door. If you would like to send a monetary contribution to the Hope Center they would be most appreciative. Send to The Hope Center at 827 Commerce Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. You can also donate via their website at dcuhopecenter.org. Some Items needed are grape jelly, crackers, canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam, stew), along with canned fruits and vegetables.


ELECTRONIC GIVING IS AVAILABLE AT CHRIST AND GRACE

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2019-04-18

Visit our website at christandgrace.org and go to “Give” at the top of the page for our online giving options. You can also text a gift to 804-294-2214 listing the donation amount as your message, and then you will receive a link to complete your donation. Both options are secure, fast and easy to use.


PLEDGE STATEMENTS

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2018-10-04

Your contribution statement can be viewed anytime by logging in to the online directory on this website. Across the top of this page, find "About Us" and click on the down arrow. Then go to online directory, and input the password which you can receive by calling or emailing the church office. Once in the directory, find "manage my family profile" at the bottom of the page. Here you can view your own "giving history" by setting up your password so that only you can see your information.


CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE DIRECTORY

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2018-09-21

Did you receive your emailed invitation to the online directory? By accepting the invite, you can create a personal password to manage your family's profile. To find the directory on this website, go to "About Us" across the top of this page and click on the down arrow. Here you will find the online directory. The information is password protected, so call or email the church office for the password. Update your family profile and view your giving history anytime. See photos of parishioners and get an address or phone number when needed.


OFFICES HOURS AT CHRIST AND GRACE

posted by Jill Donnelly on 2018-09-21

The church office is currently closed to parishioners due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Should you need assistance please call the church office at 733-7202 or email to churchoffice@christandgrace.org. Thank you.