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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. Our in-person worship is suspended for the time being. Read below...


IN-PERSON WORSHIP SUSPENDED

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us, all indoor in-person worship and meetings at Grace have been suspended indefinitely, by the decision of the Grace Vestry, in consultation with the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. We will be exploring the possibility of outdoor worship, when feasible, so that we can safely gather as a community. We will re-evaluate at a later date to determine when we are able to resume indoor worship.

In the meantime, we continue to worship online via Zoom and Facebook live, in the following forms:

  • Spiritual Communion, Sundays at 9:30 am
  • Morning Prayer, Thursdays at 8:30 am
  • Compline (prayer), Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 pm

To pray with us, just visit the Grace Episcopal Church Facebook page at the appointed time. All of the above services are recorded and can be found on our Facebook page.

For pastoral care, please contact Priest-in-Charge Father Bill Nesbit at rector@gracechurchjc.org

and/or Rev. Paula Hartsfield, Deacon at deaconpaula@gmail.com


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. 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. When we are unable to gather in person, we celebrate spiritual Eucharist through our online services.

Prior to the suspension of in-person worship, the Eucharist (Holy Communion) was celebrated twice each Sunday, mid-day Wednesdays, and Holy Days.

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



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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