Grace Episcopal Church
Christ, Community, Compassion

Lent, Holy Week, Great Vigil of Easter, and Easter Day Service Schedule

We are now able to meet together for Sunday and Feast Day Masses with up to 50 people now! Thanks be to God! We still have some fewer services as we ease into life with fewer restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact our priest, Fr William Bulson (wbulson@gracesheboygan) or our parish administrator (nbeeck@gracesheboygan; 920.452.9659).  

 

All services, except Holy Saturday, will be viewable on our streaming video ministry, Grace Abounds.  

Sunday morning Christian Formation will be on Zoom. Please get the Zoom link our Sunday Bulletin Notices.

 

Mar 5  Friday

6:00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by a meditation and teaching with Fr William Bulson 

 

Mar 7  Third Sunday in Lent

9:00 am        Christian Formation with Fr William on Zoom.  Please get the Zoom link our Sunday Bulletin Notices.

10:15 am      The Penitential Order with the Decalogue, and Mass

 

Mar 12  Friday

6:00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by a meditation and teaching with Fr William Bulson 

 

Mar 14  Fourth Sunday in Lent

9:00 am        Christian Formation with Fr William on Zoom.  Please get the Zoom link our Sunday Bulletin Notices.

10:15 am      The Penitential Order with the Decalogue, and Mass

 

Mar 19  Friday

6:00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by a meditation and teaching with Fr William Bulson 

 

Mar 21  Fifth Sunday in Lent

9:00 am        Christian Formation with Fr William on Zoom.  Please get the Zoom link our Sunday Bulletin Notices.

10:15 am      The Penitential Order with the Decalogue, and Mass

 

Mar 25  The Annunciation

6:00 pm        Mass

 

Mar 26  Friday

6:00 pm Stations of the Cross followed by a meditation and teaching with Fr William Bulson 

 

Mar 28  Palm and Passion Sunday

9:00 am        Christian Formation with Fr William on Zoom.  Please get the Zoom link our Sunday Bulletin Notices.

10:15 am      Palm Procession, Passion Gospel, and Mass

 

April 1  Maundy Thursday

6:00 pm        Mass, Stripping of the Altar, and Vigil at the Altar of Repose

 

April 2  Good Friday

12:00 pm      Vigil at the Altar of Repose Ends

1:00 pm        Solemn Collects, Veneration of the Holy Cross, and Communion of the Pre-sanctified 

 

Apr 3  Holy Saturday

9:00 am        Scripture and Meditation in the Columbarium

 

Apr 3  The Eve of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 7:00 pm        The Great Vigil and the Mass 

 

Apr 4  The Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

10:15            Mass  

 

 

 

 

The Annual Meeting, March 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. 

Members are encouraged to make every effort to virtually attend, as participation is valued. The Zoom meeting ID for the virtual annual meeting is:  920 5956 1004

 

In addition to celebrating the year that is past and asking questions about what our ministries have been up to, at our annual meeting we will:

Call for Vestry Nominations: Vestry elections will be held on Sunday, March 7 at the virtual Annual Meeting. Three terms are ending new members will be elected to these positions. You can nominate another person or yourself. Vestry members are called to commitment, to lead and are expected to attend twelve meetings throughout the year. During the pandemic, Vestry meetings will be virtual.  Call for Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates: The 147th Convention of the Diocese of Fond du Lac is scheduled for October 29-30 in Fond du Lac. We are in need of five delegates and four alternates to attend and vote at Diocesan

Convention. If you feel called to serve in this way, please call the office. Delegates and alternates will be elected at the March 7, 2021 virtual Annual Meeting.

 

Sunday Morning Christian Formation on the Sundays of Lent—Confession and the Reconciliation of a Penitent.

9:00-9:45 am. 

Many Anglicans are surprised to find that one on one confession is in the Book of common Prayer and goes back to the very beginnings of the Anglican form of Christianity. We’ll go into this powerful and beautiful—but often misunderstood—practice and sacramental rite as we gather on Zoom. 

https://zoom.us/j/94603985644?pwd=VGVzTitFcndKY0RINmIzVVFiU3RPZz09

 

We’ll go into some historical, theological, biblical, and pastoral foundations for this rite. We’ll go into the need for confession for healing, forgiveness, and true joy. And we’ll explore how to prepare for and pray through this deeply relevant practice. All you need are a Prayer Book (bcponlline.org), a Bible (online, look for the NRSV or NKJV), and an open heart. If you have any questions, please contact our priest, Fr William Bulson (wbulson@gracesheboygan; 920.452.9659).

 

Stations of the Cross Followed by Meditation and Teaching on the Fridays of Lent, 6:00 pm  

We will offer our observance of the Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent online. Following the service, Fr William will offer meditations on the Cross. The series is entitled The Cross: Then, Now, and Forever. Both Stations and the teaching will be viewable on Grace Abounds, thanks to Mother Michele and our wonderful Grace Abounds ministers.

 

Weekday and Feast Day Mass Times Will Consistently Be at 8 am and/or 6 pm

Standard times for services is one of the easiest ways to make sure even more people in the congregation have the right information, AND it’s one of the quickest ways to make easier points of entry for seekers, inquirers, and friends we invite to pray and celebrate with us. 

 

So, starting Ash Wednesday of this year, weekday and feast day Mass times will consistently be at 8 am and/or 6 pm.

 

There will be a few exceptions, of course. For example, Children’s Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00 pm, 12:10 Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 pm, etc.  So, please stay aware of schedules printed in our Sunday bulletin and newsletter, for example, as well as our online info.

 

But we’d ask you to remember that our weekday and feast day Masses will normally be at 8:00 am and/or 6:00 pm.

 

Compassion Fund Assistance Still Available

Grace Church instituted the Compassion Fund in 2020 to financially assist church members affected by the economic effects of Covid. Funds remain to assist parishioners. Please contact Deacon Paul Aparicio for information and assistance.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Weekday Communion Continues on Mondays

For the past few months, we have been offering weekday Communion in small groups, using the brief Communion Under Special Circumstances from the Book of Common Prayer. Starting Mar 1, we will offer fifteen minute slots to receive the Body of Christ on Mondays only.  

 

Parish Office Days-In, Mar 9 and 10

Because offices need to get caught up with many and varied tasks, our parish office will observe two Days-In on Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 10. Staff will be present as usual, but we will be focusing on particular tasks that require undivided attention. We ask that you refrain from dropping by, calling, or looking for immediate responses to your emails and texts those days, if at all

possible. In no way do we want to send the message we are not appropriately available. It’s just that sometimes we need space and time to get caught up. Thank you for your kind understanding! 

 

Opening Up our Church and Adjustments to Restrictions

Pandemic restrictions are being loosened all over the country and we have begun to relax some restrictions at Grace.  For example, we now have 10:15 Sunday liturgy in person with maximum of 50 attendees.   

But here are some of the limitations and relaxations of restrictions that we will live with for a couple of months or so to see how things develop, ensure ongoing safety, and allow ourselves to roll back relaxations if we need to.  

       We will continue to observe masking, sanitizing, and distancing:

       We will have one liturgy on Sunday only (10:15.)

       Daily Morning Prayer at 7:30 am and Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm,

Sunday-Thursday will be open to anyone who wants to attend, and we'll see how these weekday services go.

       Weekday Masses will be only particular holidays, such as the Annunciation (Mar 25); weekday Masses will start later.

       Christian formation groups will continue to be remote/online.

       Sunday School will not convene just yet, pending more direction from our diocese about how to proceed.

       No strictly social gatherings will be held until further clearance is given.

 

Corporate Rosary and Shrine prayers now in-person and via Zoom:

Join us Monday nights at 5:00 pm., as the service is prayed and broadcast from the Lady Chapel, starting with the Angelus.

 

Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/92919975120?pwd=M1RYL2UzVWZ1ekE2bGFZd25ENm9NQT09#success

 

Service Booklet link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yj1WpgzmC1TEFzjbgZmIVWQgPe54grfl

 

Easter Vigil Dinner: 

The first Mass of the Resurrection is on Saturday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Easter celebration then continues at Trattoria Stefano, 522 South 8th Street, at 9:30 p.m. The cost of the meal is a gift to the parish and tickets are $55. Everyone is invited, but seats are limited. Scholarships for anyone wishing to attend but are challenged by the cost. Please contact the office to make your reservation.