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- Home | gracesheboygan
Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church Sheboygan, WI “And let everyone who is thirsty come.” (The Revelation to St John, 21:17) We at Grace Church are One Body in Christ, regardless of age, economic background, orientation, gender, or political persuasion. We seek connectedness and love with God and each other—the real love that the Bible and our Holy Tradition call Communion. We graciously receive this love from God and each other through something that is perfect for the 21st century because it is rooted in the ancient—prayer and worship in the Anglo-Catholic Tradition. This love leads us into service to each other and in the world, into practices of prayer and spiritual growth, to fun in each other’s supportive and hearty company, to deeper meaning and purpose in life. Enjoy the video, Preserving Church Heritage, in honor of our 175th Anniversary. It is a loving, collaborative gift by Dr. Betty Potter, Pat Sather and Zach Whitford. Daily Offices, Masses and Happenings Sunday Solemn High Mass at Grace is live-streamed to our YouTube channel. Watch along on a Sunday morning or watch past services here: Sunday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 8:00 a.m. Spoken Mass 9:00 a.m. Christian Formation 9:00 a.m. Mass at All Saints Chapel in Elkhart Lake (Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends) Summer Sundays 2023: May 28-September 3 10:15 a.m. Solemn High Mass (incense, chant and music) 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Shrine Prayers Coffee Hour - a time for fellowship - follows each mass. Monday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 5:00 p.m. Corporate Rosary and Shrine Prayers 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer 6:00 p.m. Spoken Mass Thursday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Friday and Saturday No daily office or mass Upcoming & Ongoing With prayerful discernment and collaboration, a Requiem Mass for Mary Kohler has been scheduled for Saturday, March 25, The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary at 6:00 P.M. The link to Mary's obituary may be found here: https://www.sheboyganpress.com/obituaries/wis386540 Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross with music, followed by Simple Suppers 6:00 P.M. March 11: Holy Hour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 6:00 P.M. March 25: The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass at 6:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (April 3,4,5) in Holy Week, Mass at 6:00 P.M. April 6: Maundy Thursday, Mass at 6:00 P.M. April 7: Good Friday, Mass at 1:00 P.M. April 8: Holy Saturday, Service in Columbarium 9:00 A.M. April 8: Easter Eve - Great Vigil, Mass at 6:00 P.M. April 9: Easter - Sunday of Resurrection, Masses at 8:00 A.M and 10:15 A.M.
- Our Newsletter--The Angelus | gracesheboygan
Parish Newsletter: The Angelus Click on the link below to view the current issue. March 2023 February 2023 January 2023 December 2022 November 2022
- Links & Other Resources | gracesheboygan
Other Links & Episcopal Resources Grace Episcopal Church is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac. The Diocese of Fond du Lac is a part of the National Episcopal Church. Ave Magazine is a publication of the anglo-catholic Society of Mary . The Daily Lectionary can be found here. The original Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is located in Walsingham, England. The Episcopal News Service , Diocesan News Service , and Anglican News Service are official news services of the wider Anglican communion. The Book of Common Prayer online is here.
- Clergy and Staff | gracesheboygan
Clergy and Staff The Reverend William Bulson Rector Fr William Bulson grew up in the Diocese of Lexington and studied Slavic languages and literatures in college and graduate school, and went to Virginia Theological Seminary. He has studied abroad in Russia and Turkey and has lived in Italy and Japan, including service in the Diocese of Tokyo for seven years. He has served in churches of various social classes and has worked most in multi-ethnic and –lingual congregations, including serving a majority Hmong congregation in the Diocese of Minnesota. His ecumenical work has been especially with the Eastern Orthodox. He has spent time as a novice monk in a contemplative Episcopal monastery in Wisconsin and is an oblate in the Order of Julian of Norwich. He is an avid reader of poetry and literary biography, is an enthusiastic but sub-par Japanese gardener, and could talk for hours about jazz and hockey. The Reverend Paul Aparicio Deacon Dcn. Paul Aparicio was ordained to the Diaconate in 2017 after studying at the Deacon School in the Diocese of Fond du Lac. Prior to that he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Platteville. Out in the world, he is employed as a Project Leader in the automated machine industry. In addition, he serves as Board Chair with Love In the Name of Christ of Sheboygan County (Love INC) helping match neighbors in need with ministries across 40-plus local churches. Being raised up at Grace, he has had an affinity for Our Lady of Walsingham and in 2018 became a Deacon Associate of the Holy House in Walsingham, England. He leads Holy Rosary on Monday evenings in the Lady Chapel and is often accompanied by his wife, Andrea, and their three children. In the wider church, he serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Finance Committee for the Association of Episcopal Deacons, and Worship Committee for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The Reverend Nicole (Nicci) Beeck Parish Administrator The Rev. Nicole (Nicci) Misoni Beeck accepted the position as Parish Administrator of Grace-Sheboyan in 2017, when she made a career change to answer her call to ordained ministry. She hails proudly from Iron River, Michigan, (once a Wykon, always a Wykon!) and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. In her former life as a public servant, Deacon Nicci served as the Health and Safety Services Director for the American Red Cross Neenah-Menasha Chapter, and as a Health Educator/Lactation Counselor for Brown County Health Department in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Married to Don, they have a daughter, Chase and a son, Carver. She was ordained on July 18, 2020 and serves St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Plymouth as Deacon. Dr. R. Benjamin Dobey Organist & Choirmaster A native of Arlington, Virginia, Robert Benjamin Dobey graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, after which he spent a year in Cologne, Germany, studying organ and voice on a Fulbright grant. His master’s and doctoral degrees are from the Eastman School of Music. Active for many years in the Washington, D.C area as an organist, harpsichordist, singer, and conductor, his positions there included that of Associate Conductor of the Washington Bach Consort and Assistant Music Director of the Washington Cathedral Choral Society. He later spent two years in England singing in the choir of Wells Cathedral. He became organist and choir director here at Grace in 1997. He has recorded five solo organ CDs on the Pro Organo label, three of them on the 2002 Schoenstein organ at Grace, in addition to the CD “How shall I sing that majesty”, featuring the Grace Church choir singing some of their favorite anthems.
- Christian Formation | gracesheboygan
“…until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13) We don’t say “education” here. We say “formation.” Formation is God shaping us into the real human beings we were made to be, and that Jesus Christ came to make possible through his self-giving love, through sacrament, prayer practices, learning, mutual support, and service for the life of the world. In Christ, God became human so that we might finally become truly human and share fully in the life of God. In groups that meet regularly, we learn spiritual and prayer practices to encounter each other in love, and to encounter the Spirit of God. We ponder and explore the Holy Bible as the ancient Word of God that is timelessly alive today. We go deep in our Tradition, to receive wisdom from holy ancestors who ground and guide us for the life we live today. The most important place God’s Holy Spirit forms us to be alive like Christ is in our regular, communal prayer and sacramental worship. Next, we are formed by our individual practices of Mass, prayer, penitence, and performing the works of mercy. Children’s Formation: We joyfully include children in Christian formation, certainly in the life of Mass, prayer, penitence, and the works of mercy. We also have children’s formation 9-10 am on Sunday mornings. Parishioners mentor our children in the Big Story of the Bible, ground them in prayer and Holy Tradition, and guide them to reflect on how to live as Christians in daily life. We combine the curriculum Weaving God’s Promises , a lectionary-based program from the Episcopal Church, with learning how to “do” the faith in our parish and the world, what we call praxis. Adult Formation: The heart of formation for adults at Grace is called catechesis. That’s a deep word that means, roughly, instruction straight from the mouth. It is for the spiritually hungry and the honestly curious. It is a rich and committed form of instruction lasting several rewarding months of discussion, reading, prayer, sharing, and growth. Youth and adults enter catechesis for preparation for the sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation, or for being received in the Episcopal Church. Catechesis usually begins in autumn each year and meets once a week. It culminates in the sacarments of Baptism or Confirmation, and membership in the life of the Church. Adults also meet on Sunday mornings 9-10 am for Adult Forum . Forum often includes reading the Bible, reflecting on ancient Christian teaching, discussing the latest developments in the world and culture, and reading old and new books together. While this group includes teaching and lecture at times, it mostly includes generous portions of seminar and discussion for mutual formation. How would you like to go deeper into the hungers of the mind and heart? Please contact our rector, Fr William Bulson at 920-452-9659.
- Music at Grace | gracesheboygan
Music at Grace Episcopal Church Music at Grace Church is a vital part of our worship. Our 10:15 Solemn Mass on Sunday mornings is rich with traditional hymns, chant and organ. Currently, the music program consists of a volunteer choir supplemented by occasional professional singers, which sings for the Solemn Mass on Sundays and feast days. In addition to the special demands of Christmas and Holy Week, a great deal of priority has gone into the annual Walsingham Pilgrimage weekend in mid- October and the annual Advent Lessons and Carols. In the past, the music schedule has included sung Compline, Evensongs, organ solo recitals, concerts with organ and instruments, and visiting choirs.
- Our Lady of Walsingham Pilgrimage | gracesheboygan
Annual Pilgrimage to the American Proto-Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham Grace hosts visitors every October for the annual pilgrimage to the American Proto-Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, which is located in our building. 2023 Pilgrimage dates and information will be added here. Walsingham Chapel at Grace Church
- Our YouTube Channel | gracesheboygan
We are on YouTube! Mass at Grace Episcopal Church is streamed live and archived to our YouTube channel. You can watch anything from last Sunday's mass to a previous year's entire Our Lady of Walsingham Pilgrimage! Past adult education classes are also archived here. The red button below will take you to our channel's home page on YouTube: Enjoy the video, Preserving Church Heritage, in honor of our 175th Anniversary. It is a loving, collaborative gift by Dr. Betty Potter, Pat Sather and Zach Whitford.
- Weddings | gracesheboygan
Weddings An application to hold your wedding at Grace Episcopal Church Sheboygan or All Saints Chapel Elkhart Lake can be found by scrolling down on this page. The application, once completed and submitted online, will be received by our office via email. Please direct any questions to the Grace Church Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.452.9659 Wedding Guidelines Thank you for considering All Saints Chapel in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, or Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for your wedding ceremony or renewal of your marriage vows. All Saints Chapel is a chapel of Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan. All Saints is beautiful and holy ground, and we sincerely hope you will celebrate your special day with us! We offer you this Guide (a link to download a pdf version is available on this page) to help you plan your wedding or renewal of vows at All Saints Chapel so that your ceremony is faithful to your life as a couple and to Christian worship. Please read through this Guide for practical direction and for introduction to the deeper meaning of vows made in church. Christian marriage “signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.” (The Book of Common Prayer , page 423) Grace Episcopal Church and its chapel, All Saints, are above all, houses of worship and active ministry. All Saints is served by the Rector of Grace Church and other Episcopal clergy under the authority of the Rt. Rev Matthew Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, and are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. In the summer months, All Saints Chapel has regular Sunday services and is visited by our Bishop annually. All Saints Chapel is not a “wedding venue,” as such. It is, indeed, a beautiful, holy place where you as a couple, like so many couples with their loved ones throughout the years, can joyfully solemnize your vows and receive God’s blessing. Applications, Arrangements, Expectations Inquiry/applications are made through the Administrator of Grace Church (920.452.9659) or email@example.com . The Administrator will then refer you to Grace Church’s wedding ministry team who will guide you through the next steps. Weddings at All Saints Chapels are held from May 1 through October 31. All applications for marriage or renewal of vows must be complete and submitted to the Grace Church Administrator at least sixty (60) days prior to the wedding date. It is strongly encouraged, however, that couples plan at least one year in advance to secure a presiding minister and the date you desire at All Saints. All applications, including your choice of presiding clergy, are accepted with the approval of the rector, or head priest, of Grace Episcopal Church. Ordained Christian ministers of other denominations are welcome to preside at weddings at All Saints. The rector of Grace Church is happily available for requests to preside at your wedding, as well. Wedding services are performed according to rites and vows of recognized denominations or churches, and with approval of the rector of Grace Church. For weddings at Grace Church in Sheboygan, the Rector of Grace will normally be the officiant of your wedding. Please contact the Rector as soon as possible for the Rector’s availability. Pre-marital counselling is required for all couples getting married at All Saints whether you have counseling with your own choice of clergy or counselor, or with clergy of Grace Church. The rector will accept a letter from your presiding minister or counselor, no later than sixty (60) days in advance of your wedding date, affirming you have been or will be adequately prepared and instructed for Christian matrimony (often by three or four counseling sessions). Along with acceptance of your application and the letter concerning your pre-marital counseling, the wedding date is secured by a non-refundable deposit of $750 no later than sixty (60) days prior to your wedding. This deposit will be applied to remaining wedding fees. Please notice the fees that are applicable to “Members” and “Guest Couples.” For the purposes of wedding applications and fees, a "member" is someone who has been attending Grace Church/All Saints for a reasonable period of time, is known to the Clergy, Wardens (elected lay leaders), and Treasurer of Grace Church through their involvement in ministry and Christian formation, and by some level of financial commitment to the life of congregation. All Saints Chapel can accommodate 40 seated guests with a limit of 48 persons maximum in the Chapel at any time. Prior to and on your wedding day, the couple, guests, photographers, wedding consultants, food servers, etc., shall follow the direction of the hosts and representatives of Grace Church closely, charitably, and graciously. Couples and guests agree to make every reasonable effort to keep All Saints, St Hubertus Hall, and the chapel grounds clean and in good condition. Failure to do so according to the judgement of Grace Church will result in forfeiture of the cleaning deposit ($250). If you choose to have a wedding with Grace Church clergy or other Episcopal clergy as Officiant, at least one person of the couple must be baptized. If the rector or other Grace Church or Episcopal priest will preside at your wedding, Holy Communion will be celebrated at your wedding. If the Rector or other clergy of Grace Church or other Episcopal clergy will preside at your wedding, and if one or both members of the couple have been previously divorced, a copy of the divorce decree and proof of fulfillment of attending obligations must be presented to the clergy no later than sixty (60) days prior to your wedding. If you choose the Rector or other Grace or other Episcopal clergy to preside at your wedding, you will be instructed to follow the counsel and direction of your priest concerning liturgy planning, music, readings, etc., according to the Book of Common Prayer and the rites and worship supplements of the Episcopal Church. Wedding rehearsals at All Saints Chapel are not available for the day before the wedding rehearsals will be held the morning of the wedding ONLY. The chapel is staffed with volunteers from Grace Episcopal and we ask that they be treated with patience and respect for the time and service to you. Fees Use of All Saints Chapel and Saint Hubertus Hall by Members: No fee Use of All Saints Chapel and Saint Hubertus Hall by Guest Couples: $1,000 If Grace Church clergy presiding, Minimum Honorarium for clergy: $500 Refundable cleaning deposit - Members or Guest Couples: $250 (Will be refunded within 2 weeks after the buildings and grounds have been checked following the ceremony.) On Your Wedding Day Although there are facilities available in St Hubertus Hall for bridal preparation, space and privacy are limited. Wedding parties may prefer to come to the chapel already dressed. Please arrive no later than sixty (60) minutes prior to your wedding. Flowers may be placed throughout most of the church. No more than two flower arrangements (one on either side) may be placed on the altar. Flowers beside or in front of the altar on the floor are acceptable. Candles may be placed on the altar. No candles or flower arrangements may be placed on the Chandeliers in the Chapel. Other decoration must be approved by the Grace ministry team, consulting as needed with the rector of Grace Church. Because the outward, sacramental sign of the couple’s unity is above all the Holy Communion, along with the vows and the blessing of the couple’s commitment, a unity candle is not used at All Saints, regardless of the denomination of clergy or Christian rite used. Rice, confetti, nor bubbles are not allowed to be thrown following the service. Rose petals may be used outside the chapel but NOT inside. No smoking is allowed inside of All Saints Chapel or St. Hubertus Hall. Download the Grace Episcopal Church Wedding Guidelines Grace Episcopal Church Wedding Application
- All Saints Chapel | gracesheboygan
All Saints Chapel: A Chapel of Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, WI Greetings in the Name of Christ! Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, has offered summer services for vacationers in the Elkhart Lake area since the 1930s. With the Hayssen Foundation, Grace Church acquired property on County Road P and built All Saints Chapel in English country style. It was completed and consecrated in 1951. Ever since its consecration, All Saints has offered Sunday services roughly late May through early September, as well as weddings and other religious services throughout the year by appointment. The head priest, or rector, of Grace Church is the head priest of All Saints, and the rector calls on auxiliary clergy to officiate for most services at this Elkhart Lake mission church. At one time, the current property had a hunter’s cabin. Now, for gatherings we have St Hubertus Hall, named after the patron saint of hunters. All Saints Chapel celebrates St Hubertus Day in early November with a Blessing of the Hunters. Throughout the year, visitors often come to the chapel and grounds for prayer, meditation, recreation, landscape painting, and photography. You are welcome at any time to enjoy the peace and beauty of this most holy place. The prayers of the Ever-blessed Virgin Mary, St Hubertus, and All the Saints protect you! The blessings of God the Holy Trinity go with you! Chapel interior Crucifix behind the altar The Story of Saint Hubertus Hubertus was born the son of a duke in 656 A.D., in what is now France. He led a life full of luxury, leisure, and education. He was good looking and intelligent, strong and energetic, influential and friendly. When he was young, he especially loved the outdoors. He spent much time hunting and was known as an expert bowman. He hunted so much that he didn’t have much time for prayer, hunting even on holy days, which was considered a great sacrilege. His beloved wife and hunting companion, Floribanne, died during Holy Week of 684 and on that Good Friday Hubertus went hunting to console himself. As Hubertus was hunting a stag, he had a vision of a crucifix (the Cross with the crucified Jesus on it) shining between the stag’s antlers. The Lord Jesus Christ told Hubertus in the vision that he needed to find purpose and comfort not only in hunting but even more especially in serving the Gospel. He told Hubertus to go visit a holy bishop, Lambert, to find out what to do next. Hubertus was touched to the heart by this vision and was eager to do what the Lord told him. Hubertus was so committed to the Gospel of Jesus that, under the guidance of holy Bishop Lambert, he gave all his wealth to the poor and his noble titles to his brother. He became a priest and spread the Gospel of Jesus among the country people and hunters he loved so much. He fasted and prayed a great deal, was a moving preacher, took care of the poorest in the countryside, and was a wise steward of the forest and wildlife. Hubertus eventually became Bishop of Liege and was known for his miraculous works of healing. He died peacefully in 727 and was recognized as a saint in 743. His body is in St Hubertus Church in Belgium, which has been the site of pilgrimages and miracles ever since. People who love the outdoors find St Hubertus to be a friend and intercessor, with his special concern for hunters, bowmen, hunting dogs, hunting raptors and falconers, and the inhabitants of the forest. His Feast Day is November 3rd. He has a window dedicated to him in All Saints Chapel, Elkhart Lake, that depicts his vision of the crucified Jesus in the stag’s antlers. And the fellowship hall on the grounds of the chapel is named St. Hubertus Hall, not far from where a hunter’s cabin once stood on the chapel grounds. Grace Episcopal Church and its chapel All Saints are honored to share in the Blessing of the Hunters with you each year, on or around November 3rd. St Hubertus and all you saints, pray for us! Questions about services, weddings , or other religious events at All Saints Chapel? Please contact us! Grace Episcopal Church 1011 N 7th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081 phone: 920.452.9659 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- About Us | gracesheboygan
About Us “…when Christ is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2) Our worship and music embrace all our senses, our emotion, and our energy. We do this for ourselves, of course. But above all, we offer our full selves like this to God because this delights God. What better life together is there? So, we sit, kneel, stand, and genuflect. We chant, sing, speak, and listen. We might cross our bodies, hearts, and mouths. We gladly receive the opportunities for silence and tranquility that our worship brings. Above all we listen, pray, and adore. Nothing is mandatory or compulsory. We each participate as we each wish, how and when we each feel called. Together, in our worship, we learn to adore and to glimpse a world bigger and greater and more beautiful than seems possible. This worship is best understood by being experienced. So come and see all this brought to life on a typical Sunday morning. Feel free to ask a priest or usher any question you wish. Our Mission in the Community: As an Anglo-Catholic congregation, we know Christ has sent us out to encounter him not only on the altar or in the congregation, but to encounter Christ in the people who live outside our walls, too, especially in the poorest and most troubled. “Sent out” is what the word mission means. We pray at every celebration of the Mass for the life of the world and this is our first and last mission. We likewise take all prayer requests for any concern. People may write them on cards and put them in a drop-box in the church, make a request to our church office online, or in any other way people would like to contact us. We will pray for those specific concerns at rosary prayer and Evening Prayer throughout the week in our Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. There, we ask Holy Mary and all the saints to pray with us for the life of the world. Members of Grace Church are incredibly generous, giving on their own of their time, talent, and money to various charities, very often in hidden ways and sometimes at considerable cost to themselves. Grace has given generously as a congregation to various ministries and needs over the years. Recently, Grace donated substantially to Episcopal Migration Ministries in support of Afghan refugees. Grace parish members for years have participated in Meals and Wheels, lead AA groups, helped found Love INC, as well as sharing in board and service duties in that effective organization. And our parish’s governing board, or vestry, is now prayerfully seeking how we might go even deeper in our service in our immediate neighborhood and town. Please pray for our ongoing discernment! Together, our life of prayer and service for the life of the world is what our Holy Tradition calls The Works of Mercy. How would you like to get involved in the Works of Mercy at Grace? Please contact Deacon Paul Aparicio: 920-452-9659; PAparicio@gracesheboygan.com or our rector, Fr William Bulson: 920-452-9659; email@example.com Subscribe to our newsletter, The Angelus Thanks for submitting! Subscribe
- Visit Grace | gracesheboygan
Visit Grace Every Sunday Sunday Schedule Contact Us 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Christ the King chapel 8:00 a.m. Low Mass, Rite II 9:00 a.m. Sunday School in downstairs classrooms 9:00 a.m. Christian Formation for Adults in St. Nicholas Hall 10:15 a.m. Solemn High Mass, Rite II 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Shrine Prayers in Our Lady of Walsingham chapel Coffee Hour - a time for fellowship - follows each mass. Mass is live-streamed on our YouTube Channel . Parish Office Phone Number: (920)-452-9659 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Address 1011 N. 7th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081