From the Rector
In light of recent CDC guidance and guidance received from the bishop yesterday, we need to practice vigilance in mask wearing at indoor services where large congregations are present to help care for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Since Clarke County continues to stay in the yellow zone for new COVID-19 cases, we will continue to only require face masks at the 10:15 service where there is a larger congregation and both choral and congregational singing.
We will continue to monitor COVID cases and of the need arises extend the mandate to our 8 and 9 am services as well per diocesan guidance. Wickliffe Homecoming (8/8) will require masks for the indoor worship service but not at the picnic outside.
Our foremost priority must be to care for all God’s children and since we don’t want to ask invasive questions about who is vaccinated and who is not, we must treat everyone the same. We have some adults who are not vaccinated and all our children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated.
I realize this may not come as welcome news to everyone, but please bear with us as we try to keep the church open and safe for all.
The Vestry of St. Mary’s Memorial Church is next scheduled to meet on
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 1 pm in the Parish House.
The Vestry of Grace Church is next scheduled to meet on
Monday, August 16, 2021 @ 7 pm in the Conference Room.
If unable to attend the scheduled meetings, Vestry members are reminded to please alert the office/rector of your unavailability.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
8 am @ Grace Episcopal Church
9 am @ St. Mary’s Memorial Church
10:15 am @ Grace Episcopal Church
We will remain on this schedule through Labor Day unless otherwise specified.
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Wickliffe Homecoming Sunday
& Parish Picnic
August 8, 2021
11 am at Wickliffe Church
(from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer)
Celebrant: Rev. Justin A. Ivatts
Assistant: Caroline Mitchell
Lay Readers: John Lincoln & Gwendolyn Malone
Because the historic Wickliffe Church property is without electricity, our Homecoming Service this week WILL NOT be live-streamed…please plan to attend in person instead.
Click HERE – Lectionary Insert for August 8, 2021
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-45
The altar flowers at Wickliffe Church are given to the glory of God by the Smith family in memory of their descendants – Agnes, Elizabeth, Wellford, Louisa, Anne, Robert and Mary Smith; Randy Hetzel; and Edward Prichard.
For those of you who still wish to join us virtually instead of attending in-person worship, the 10:15 am service at Grace Church will continue to be live-streamed each week. Please use the links below to view the service offerings. These links are permanent and will not change week after week.
Our YouTube page:
Our Facebook page:
VIRTUAL COFFEE SHOP WITH REV. IVATTS
ANY time between 10:30am & 12:30pm each Tuesday
with your beverage of choice and let’s have a chat & a prayer!
Meeting ID: 880 3038 3081
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Every Week at 10:30 am
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Join us each Wednesday in the sanctuary at Grace Church as we continue our discussion of C.S. Lewis’s book, Mere Christianity. In this book, Lewis explores the common ground upon which all those of the Christian faith stand together and provides an unequaled
opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
For those further away and those who do not feel comfortable attending in person,
we will continue offering Zoom.
Meeting ID: 836-2345-4876 / Password: 279419
(IMPORTANT NOTE – This link is for recurring meetings and will be used each Wednesday for the next 12 weeks)
Lay Reader & Acolyte Schedule
Please click the link below to access the most recent schedule for summer assignments at both Grace and St. Mary’s.
CLICK HERE – July & August 2021
If scheduled, please remember to contact the office in case of conflict or unavailability and always attempt to find a substitute to swap dates with if needed.
NOTE: We are always in need of more volunteers to add to our lay reader roster at all church services. Lay reading is a wonderful opportunity to take part in the service, let your voice be heard reading scripture and prayers, and see the church from a different perspective standing at the lectern. If you would like to join this important ministry, please contact the office for more information and/or to be scheduled.
Wickliffe Church Clean-Up Day
Your help is needed!
Please join us immediately following the ‘Thoughtful Thursday’ service on July 29th and August 5th to help clean up and ready our beautiful old country church for its annual Homecoming Celebration. After Evening Prayer, we will work both inside and out but focus particular attention on the loft and rector’s room. Unlike the main sanctuary, these areas have not been used over the summer and are particularly dusty and buggy. Cleaning supplies will be on-hand, however, we really need YOU and some other volunteers willing to lend an hour to help us dust, polish, sweep, etc…
NOTE: If weather prevents OR we can’t get it all done on the 29th, our cleaning will continue on August 5th too.
NOTE: If you prefer outside work, please feel free to bring your own broom, rake, gloves, clippers, etc.
Evening Prayer at Wickliffe Church
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm until Labor Day weekend for a service of Evening Prayer at Wickliffe. After the service, stay for fellowship, great conversation with friends, and maybe bring your own beverage/snack to enjoy in the churchyard too.