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Grace Episcopal Church

1115 36th Street, Galveston, Texas  77550    (409) 762-9676



Ministries


Acolytes

The Acolyte Ministry is a way to participate in the worship services of our church. To become an acolyte, one must be at least eight years of age and in the third grade. It is a very special privilege to hold the office of acolyte, and proper decorum and respect should be maintained at all times while serving.


Altar Guild

Director: Shu Shu Clowers

Our Altar Guild does not just prepare the church for Sunday services. They also make sure that everything is in order when we have midweek services and special services such as funerals and weddings. We are very grateful for the faithful attention of this group that always makes sure that our Church is beautifully prepared for each and every event.

Want to help? Call the Church Office or Altar Guild Director.


Boy Scout Troop #177

Boy Scout Troop #177

Scoutmaster: John McCulley

Grace Church is proud to host Boy Scout Troop #177. The troop has been active at Grace for 8 years. Currently one of our parishioners is the Scoutmaster. This troop serves a diverse group of Boy Scouts between the ages of 11 and 17 from the surrounding community. Grace provides a dedicated space for a Scout House and supports the troop through donations and the annual popcorn fundraiser. The Scouts support Grace by assisting with projects like the Thanksgiving dinner, the ADA House dinner and many other functions. They recently held their first annual Chili Cook-off in Jinkin's Hall. The troop has an active monthly camping program, spending 21 to 23 nights camping each year where they are developing many skills including cooking and fire building. The Troop is active in the community assisting with many service projects. They meet on Monday nights  from 7:00 to 8:30 in Molhusen House. 


Our Choir meets before the service in Quinn Hall Choir

Director: Laura Hyatt

The Chancel Choir meets in Quinn Hall. Come and join us! We are recruiting again. All parts needed.


Daughters of the King

Leader: Judy Ricketts

We meet the first Sunday of each month and pray daily. Please let us know those needing prayers for healing as well as thanksgiving. A new class is starting in January, anyone who is interested in becoming a Daughter of the King is welcome to attend. Please let us know of prayers and prayer shawls that are needed.


ECW Diocese of Texas Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

ECW President: Ellie Hanley


Graceful Gatherers

Coordinator: Mary Kilgore

Graceful Gatherers is the church adult supper group that meets once a month on the first Friday of the month at a fellow parishioners home.  We enjoy each others company and home cooked delights.  Everyone brings pot luck and it is amazing how well it works out with no planned menu!  We start at 7 and leave around 9.  We welcome any adult parishioner who would like to join us, you can come every time or when your schedule permits.  To sign up for an email reminder or to volunteer to host Graceful Gatherers at your home click here.


Hospitality

Contact: Shirley Bridges

Jinkins Hall is the location of many receptions, brunches, and other functions through out the year that bring our parish together for food and fellowship. Whether you can help set up, take down, or help prepare the food.

Remember: Shirley needs you the next time something is going on in the Parish Hall.


Lay Ministries

Coordinator: Jayne Davis

Lay ministries include the adult acolytes, worship leaders, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, and Unction Ministers. Many parishioners are active in assisting the rector with conducting services. Click here for the Annual Report.


Over 55 Group

Leader: John McCulley

On Tuesday mornings, beginning with Bible Study and prayer at 9 AM, the "Over 55's" come together to provide support work for the church. Their ministry includes things that range from moving tables and changing filters, to building shelves, planting, painting, and other maintenance and repairs.



Contact the church office at 409-762-9676 for more information on any of these opportunities, or contact any of the leaders listed above.

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