Special Worship Services & Musical Events

Special worship services and musical events, such as Christmas Eve and Easter services, Evensong, Taizé, and organ and choir concerts, are offered throughout the year. Information about upcoming events is shared on this page.

Ken Cowan - Concert Organist

Saturday, September 9

Grace is partnering with the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists to present this amazing concert. Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Ken Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. You won’t want to miss this event! The concert begins at 7:00 PM and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.

Feast of the Holy Cross & Homecoming

September 17

On Sunday, September 17, we will celebrate our parish feast day, the Feast of the Holy Cross. That day, we will welcome the Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly, the Assisting Bishop for the Diocese of Atlanta, who will preach and celebrate both services. This Sunday will also be our Homecoming Sunday, a great time for folks to come back to Grace and celebrate our history and our Bicentennial plans. We will recognize people during the service who were baptized and married at Grace, and folks who have experienced other key moments in the parish's history through themselves or their families. We will have a wonderful reception time during the Christian education hour for folks to visit with old friends-and new!

Annual Blessing of Animals

Sunday, October 1

Each year on a Sunday near St. Francis Day, we gather outside for a pet blessing service. The service begins at 4:00 PM and is a time to celebrate all God’s creatures.

Evensong for the Feast of Teresa of Avila

Sunday, October 15

The choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the feast of Teresa of Avila. The service begins at 6:00 PM with a pre-service recital beginning at 5:30 PM.

Diocesan Evensong for the Feast of William Temple

Thursday, November 9

The choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the feast of William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942-1944. The service will begin at 7:00 PM with a reception in the parish hall following the service. Dr. Patrick A. Scott, Assistant Organist-Choirmaster at St. Philips Cathedral, will play a pre-service recital beginning at 6:30 PM.

Blue Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 10

Blue? Yes, blue as in “the blues”. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other dis-ease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. Come join us in the chapel at 6:00 PM for a service that remembers that, and offers time for reflection and acceptance, and offers healing and hope in times of darkness. 

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17

This beautiful service, an Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and the congregation. A light supper will be served at 5:00 PM and the service will begin at 6:00 PM

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24

We will have three services on Sunday, December 24. A 10:00 AM service to observe the fourth Sunday of Advent. The 4:00 PM Christmas Eve service will be a family friendly service with Eucharist and a Pageant. Our traditional Midnight Mass remains a highlight of the year, with special music beginning at 10:30 PM and a choral Holy Eucharist with incense at 11:00 PM.

Kinnara Ensemble

Saturday, January 20

Kinnara Ensemble is a professional choir based in the Princeton, NJ area that seeks to engage the public in exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM with a light reception to follow.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14

Both services will be held in the Nave; 12:10 PM (spoken service) and 7:00 PM (with choir).

Lenten Compline

Sunday, February 25

The choir will offer a sung service of Compline at 7:00 PM. This short contemplative candle-lit service will be the perfect way to close your day.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25

Services will be held at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM with Liturgy of the Palms and procession.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29

Join us at First Baptist Church for our interdenominational service at 7:00 PM and the stripping of the altar at Grace at 8:30 PM.

Good Friday

 Friday, March 30

Good Friday liturgy at 12 noon in the Nave followed by a station of the cross procession down Green Street.

Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 31

Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 8:30 PM. This service is the highlight of our Christian liturgical year and will include the lighting of the Paschal candle, important readings from scripture, chanting and song from the choir, and baptisms.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1

Identical festal services with brass, organ, and choir will be held at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM with a continental breakfast between the services.

Evensong for the Feast of Gregory of Nazianzus

Sunday, May 6

The choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the feast of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Bishop of Constantinople and framer of the Doctrine of the Trinity. A light supper will be served at 5:00 PM and the service will begin at 6:00 PM. A pre-service organ recital will begin at 5:30 PM.

   

page last updated 08.17.17