Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church!

Are you planning a visit to Grace or looking for a new church home? We hope this website helps you learn more about who we are and how you fit into our faith family. We invite you to join us for worship, church school or a fellowship event. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions that aren’t answered here.

Learn more about Grace Church by reading our 2016 Annual Report. It contains lots of information and pictures about the ministries and life of our parish.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are you located?

Grace is located at 514 E. Argonne Drive, at the corner of Argonne and Woodlawn Drives, just a few blocks east of downtown Kirkwood.

When are your worship services?

We celebrate Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. We have a morning prayer service each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. We also have Evensong on various Sundays throughout the year (please check current communications).

Where do I park?

A parking lot is available on the east side of the church. Our building is handicap accessible, through the doors at the circle drive on the back side of the church.

What programs do you offer for children?

Grace offers church school each Sunday (during the school year) at 9:45 a.m. for children in Pre-K through middle school. During the summer months, preschool and elementary students are invited to our fun summer Sunday school class. We also have confirmation classes and youth group programs during the school year. Our nursery is available for infants and toddlers every Sunday morning beginning at 8:45 during the school year, 9:45 in the summer and also for special events. Read more about our children’s and youth programming or contact Janis Greenbaum, Director of Christian Formation and Communications.

What do I do if I have a pastoral care emergency?

If you have a pastoral care emergency, call the church office at 314-821-1806 and ask to speak to a priest. If the office is closed, push “7” and you will be connected to the priest on call.

What does it mean to be Episcopalian?

The Episcopal Church has its roots in the Church of England. We were formed with a mixture of Catholic and Protestant traditions. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and we thrive on that diversity. We welcome all baptized Christians at our communion table. To learn more, visit the Episcopal Church’s website.

How do I become a member of Grace Episcopal Church?

All baptized Christians are members of the Church. If you were previously members of another Episcopal parish, you can request to have your membership transferred from that parish to Grace. If you were previously members of a different Christian denomination, we encourage you to attend our services and learn more about Episcopal traditions and beliefs. We offer classes for all ages to explore your faith. Our clergy and staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

When is your church office open?

Our church office is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. The office is located just past the main entrance of the church. Our office phone number is 314-821-1806. Contact Shari Bonham, Director of Development and Ministries Coordinator, with questions. Or feel free to send us a question or comment on the form below. Be sure to include your contact information so we can get back to you!

 

 

2 Responses to Newcomers

  1. Jana says:

    How does Communion work? How do you know when to proceed to the rail?
    Thanks.

    • jsgreenbaum says:

      Thanks for your question about Holy Communion. Our Sunday services normally follow the liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 361-366). Our ushers direct the congregation, pew by pew, to the altar rail at the appropriate time. We kneel at the rail to receive the Bread and the Wine. If you are unable to kneel for any reason, it is perfectly fine to stand. If you are unable to come to the rail, you can let an usher know and the priest will bring communion to you at your seat in the pews.

      If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call in the office at 314-821-1806 or come visit us for Sunday worship!

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