June 26, 2022 – Blessing of the Bikes

Join us for outdoor worship at 10 am this Sunday on the south lawn. The service will include a blessing of the bikes ceremony – arrive at the Center Street parking lot on anything with two wheels and receive a blessing for safe passage through the coming year. The summer pickup choir will offer music – come early and join in the music making (9 am rehearsal). A church picnic (burger & hotdogs, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake for $5) will follow the service at approximately 11:30.

2022: Easter and Holy Week Services at Grace Church

April 10: Palm Sunday

The Grace Festival Brass Quartet will lead Palm Sunday celebrations with music from the Renaissance and Romantic eras.

April 14: Maundy Thursday

7:00 PMNote: This service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at:

85 West St. in Rutland

(just down the street from Grace).

April 15: Good Friday

7:00PMGood Friday Tehebrae service.

This year, we invite you to also participate in a Spiritual Walk, either before or following the 7PM service:

  • 6:00 PM—Spiritual Walk, Journey Inward Labyrinth Walk: 6-7 PM in Fellowship Hall
  • 7:00 PM—Tenebrae Service in Grace Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Choir and saxophonist Katie Runde will lead our Good Friday Tenebrae service, with a wide range of music that reflects the powerful and dramatic scripture readings of Good Friday.
  • ~8:00 PM—Spiritual Walk, Journey Inward Labyrinth Walk: 8-9 PM in Fellowship Hall

April 16: Holy Saturday – Waiting for the Resurrection

Reserve a time for a group or solitary journey walk inward. Call the church office (802-775-4301) to visit the labyrinth on Holy Saturday or visit on Easter morning, 8—9 AM.

April 17: Easter Sunday. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

  • Easter Sunrise Service at 6:00 AM – Worship and light breakfast
    Join us at the Ashcroft-Billings farm, 731 Creek Road, North Clarendon, VT
  • Sanctuary Service at 10:00 AM
    Joyous Easter music from the Grace Festival Brass Ensemble and the handbell choir.

December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve Services

6:00pm Service

Join us for our Christmas Eve Family Service at 6:00pm. Members of our youth choirs offer upbeat Christmas anthems. The choirs will help lead the traditional Christmas story told through drama and song! Arrive early to hear a prelude of favorite seasonal songs.

To keep everyone safe:

  • Attendance at each service will be capped at 350.
  • Tickets for the early service are free, but required, and are available from the Church Office (802-775-4301; kit@gracechurchvt.org).

10:30pm Service with Musical Prelude

The Sanctuary Choir will offer a Musical Prelude at 10:30pm, joined by guest instrumentalists for this beautiful and uplifting music. The Candlelight Evening Service begins at 11pm. We will all share in the beauty and comfort of lighting candles and singing “Silent Night” as the wonder and mystery of Christmas unfolds.

To keep everyone safe:

  • Attendance at each service will be capped at 350.