Join us for Online Church! 9 AM Sunday Morning
We are now simultaneously broadcasting on Zoom and YouTube at 9am. Our Zoom gathering information is in our weekly email. For YouTube- you don't need to be on zoom, or even have an account! Just click the link below to be taken to our page to view the live service.
Immediately after our Zoom prayer service, join us for coffee hour where we check in with each other and hear stories of our lives. If you want to join the coffee hour, it usually starts at 10am, via the same Zoom link for the prayer service. This event will NOT be broadcasted on YouTube or recorded.
You can see recorded, past services by subscribing to our YouTube channel.
For more church announcements and also zoom information, check out the Grace Church weekly email. If you do not currently receive the mid-week email, sign up below, or send us an email to sign up:
Don't do Zoom?
Join us for Telephone Morning Prayer
If you miss the 9am service, please join us for a "phone in" morning prayer. Join us at 10:50 am through telephone call access (not through Zoom)- Dial-in 605-313-5909, and enter Access Code 744948#
On Sundays where we meet in person at the church, there will be no telephone morning prayer.
Join us on Wednesdays for evening prayer
When: Wednesdays at 6:50 PM (service lasts 45 Minutes)
How: Zoom (see midweek email, or facebook message us for details.
What: Evening Prayer from BCP (p. 115-126)
We will be using the Mission St. Clare version online which has all the readings already set up and a few hymns we could listen to.
We will have time to include our own individual prayers and have informal check-in with each other after we do the service.
The Reverend John Brockmann's Sermon
Epiphany 1 – Baptism of Jesus
In 1961 when I was 10, my parents came up with a Easter Break road trip for my parents, two younger sisters, and me that involved driving from our home in New Jersey down to Washington DC.
I loved history and had devoured dozens of American Heritage and Landmark History books, and thus I recall how awestruck I was when we toured the Capitol, peeked into the Senate Chamber, and looked straight up in the center of the rotunda to see what looked like the Sistine Chapel—it was a celebration (The Apotheosis?) painting of General George Washington on the ceiling far, far above—almost in the heavens I thought.
We children were silent and even reverent in the rotunda looking up as if we were in church. Here in this very hall strode Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. To me the capitol was THE religious, historical, political center of the universe—and we walked its hallways silent, and in awe.
I was so taken by that experience, and our tours of the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian, etc. that when it came time to choose a college, I hoped against hope that Georgetown University in Washington DC would accept me for admission. It did.
Thus it was from out of this perspective, I share with all of you what we saw of the Capitol on TV or the internet last Wednesday....
Determining Gathering Safely During COVID
Fr. John and the Vestry carefully and prayerfully consider the health and safety of our parishioners when making decisions regarding "in person" services. In addition to diocesan resources, we also check in on infection rates and their impact in Norfolk county.
We are currently "in the RED" which is a High Risk Category. For more information on which category we are in- Click here for Mass.gov weekly updates
Healing Prayers Available
If you are in need of healing prayers, Our healing ministers are available via phone. Please call Grace Church or check your parish directory for Cathy, Deb or Sue's phone numbers.
We also have a list of volunteers, willing to go shopping for anyone who is homebound.
Please contact the church at: or by telephone 781-762-0959 if you need anything from our church community.
Places you can "visit" on the web for resources and prayer services
Lectionary page for daily and Sunday readings: http://www.lectionarypage.net/index.html
If you wish to pray at home consider these resources:
Mission St. Claire Website for daily prayer and other resources:
Listen along to a daily prayer audio:
Forward Day by Day prayer and meditation page: