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 Grace Episcopal Church is a historic, diverse, and active parish of the Episcopal Church located in downtown Jefferson City. The parish is committed to sharing God’s grace with others since the founding of a mission church in 1836 and the subsequent founding of the parish as “Grace Church” by a handful of Episcopalians in 1840. We are a community of worshippers who seek to honor God by loving and respecting one another and by serving those in God’s needy world. There is a place at Grace Church for everyone, member or not, who seeks God and all of His blessings.


IN PERSON WORSHIP SUSPENDED

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us, all in person worship and meetings at Grace have been suspended at least through May 31, 2020, at the direction of our Bishop and Bishop-Elect. We will re-evaluate in order to determine if we are able to resume after that point, or if our fast from public worship must continue for longer.

In the meantime, we will be worshiping via Zoom and Facebook live, in the following forms:

  • Spiritual Communion, Sundays at 9:30 am
  • The Great Litany, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
  • Morning Prayer, Thursdays at 8:30 am
  • Compline, every evening at 8:30 pm

To pray with us, just visit the Grace Episcopal Church Facebook page at the appointed time to pray live, or anytime after to pray through the recorded service with us.


Lenten Study Series at Grace

On Thursday evenings in Lent, from March 5th through April 2nd, we will be gathering online for a Scripture study of the Minor Prophets. This gathering will be via Zoom at 6:30 pm. The link to the Zoom conferences can be found under each individual event details page, found on the right column of this page.

You're asked to read the book we'll be discussing in advance, and our schedule for reading is:
March 5 - Joel
March 12 - Jonah
March 19 - Micah
March 26 - Habakkuk
April 2 - Malachi
Come hear the prophets' call to repentance with us!


New to Grace Church?

 We at Grace Church extend a cordial welcome to you to worship with us. Whether you are a new Episcopalian in town or are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us.

Our congregation is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which the Church of England is the mother church. We are a member parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Episcopal Church, USA. We have been a part of the Jefferson City community for more than 160 years. We cherish diversity in our congregation.

The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be as followers of Christ.

The center of our common life is the altar. The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is celebrated twice each Sunday, mid-day Wednesdays, and Holy Days. We invite to the Lord's Table all baptized persons who confess the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of their particular church affiliation.

We try earnestly to live out our faith in our community.


Finding God's work beyond the red doors: JesusHacked podcast 23

Learn about how Grace's work in our community evolved over the last decade in this podcast from the Diocese of Missouri featuring Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering.

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Schedule of Services

Weekly Services –
September through May

  • Sunday - 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I* (Traditional Language), spoken (without music)

  • Sunday - 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II* (Contemporary Language with music, including choir on alternate Sundays)

  • Please join us for Coffee Hour in the parish hall following the 10:30 service

  • Wednesday - 12:10 PM - mid-day Eucharist - held in the chapel (enter on High Street through the red door)

Weekly Services –
June through August

  • Sunday - 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I* (Traditional Language), spoken (without music)

  • Sunday - 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II* (Contemporary Language with music, including choir on alternate Sundays)

  • Wednesday - 12:10 PM - mid-day Eucharist - held in the chapel (enter on High Street through the red door)

*Grace Church uses the Book of Common Prayer. If you are unfamiliar with our order of service, please be relaxed and give yourself time to learn. You are welcome at Grace Church.

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