We are eager to worship with you this Sunday online and in-person, for those comfortable doing so. Pre-registration is no longer needed for Sunday worship services. There are some important updated details to note. Please carefully read below.
Watch the latest video from Senior Pastor Mike McDonald giving us an update on changes in worship beginning November 1st (video from October 15th, 2020).
In-Person Gathering and Online Worship
Sunday, October 18th
Only the 9:00 AM service will be broadcast online. You can now watch this directly from our website in addition to Facebook LIVE. This service will remain on our website and Facebook to worship at anytime throughout the week.
7:45 AM Contemplative Service
9:00 AM Holy Communion Services
11:00 AM Holy Communion Services
(9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Services are Identical)
9:00 AM Holy Communion Services
Learn more about our different worship services here.
Communion Pick Up
For those worshiping from home on Sundays, you can still participate in Communion. Each week, Wednesday through Friday 10AM - 3PM, pre-consecrated elements will be available for pickup in the church office. If you need us to deliver them to your home, please contact Deacon Luke.
Worship Resources for Sunday
Sunday worship will begin on page 123 of the Book of Common Prayer (the BCP 2019 download button below). Words and Scriptures will also be available on your screen. These links will be active by Friday of each week for Sunday worship:
Children's Ministry Available at the 9AM and 11AM Service
Children's ministry (for nursery - 6th grade) will be available at the 9AM and 11AM service. Learn more here. Contact Jennifer Lancaster with any questions.
Sunday Worship Bulletins
Bulletins are available for pick up or can be emailed. Please contact Jan Rowell if you would like a copy.
Please remember to continue to invest in the mission and ministries of the church by giving online, mailing a check into the church, or by texting GAC to 73256.
Prayer and Support Requests
We want to support you in your time of need. Whether you have a prayer request or need assistance, let us know how we can help you. Click the button below to upload any urgent needs or prayer requests for the pastoral staff. Learn more about personal prayer appointments via Zoom here.
As we offer in-person worship services, the following updated Phase II precautions will be in place to keep everyone as safe as possible by protecting those worshiping together and protecting the vulnerable among us. We are also asking for your help as we gather back together.
What Grace Anglican Is Doing:
Wiping down pews and door handles before and after each service.
A hand sanitizing station will be available. Due to limited supplies, we ask that you bring your own sanitizer.
All doors will be propped open and signs will be posted on doors asking each person to maintain 6’ distance.
- Two identical services (9AM & 11AM), so as to spread out adequately
Pews will be roped off to help maintain social distancing, and ushers proactively help families find adequately spaced seating.
Everything will be on screen so as not to use pew Bibles or prayer books.
Offering baskets will be located on your way in or out (not passed).
- Dismissal will be done by rows, starting in rear.
No coffee under the tent.
- Children's bulletins and crayons will be prepared in individual baggies.
- Communion Guidelines and Information
- Communion will be offered in bread alone, with a drop of wine already dried on each wafer
- Gluten free wafers are available in individual sealed bags
- 6ft. spacing markers to direct you to two standing stations (communion rails will not be used)
- Participants and clergy will wear masks for distribution
What We Are Asking You To Do:
- If you are particularly vulnerable or are showing signs of illness, we encourage you to refrain from coming to the service and watch the service online. We would be glad for you to join us when it is safer to do so.
- Masks must be worn by all, except those on camera. Ushers will have limited extra masks on hand.
- When you receive Communion, please wait until you return to your pew to consume the elements.
- No singing. Sadly, but please hum along with us.
- Make every effort to maintain 6ft. distancing, especially as you come forward for Communion. Minimize interactions and conversations inside the Sanctuary and Narthex. Fellowship is welcome under the tent, using your own discretion regarding masks and distancing.
- If you do test positive for COVID-19 after attending a service, please inform our Senior Pastor, Mike McDonald in a timely manner.
- Please keep the Church strong by giving online or in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why are we being asked to wear masks?
We are following the guidelines layed out by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. Participants are asked not to sing because recent studies have shown that singing is particularly dangerous for the spread of aerosolized particles.
- Should I take my temperature?
This is not necessary unless you feel sick. If you suspect you might have the virus or have been in contact with anyone with the virus, we ask you to stay home and contact your doctor.