Welcome

Welcome Message from The Rev. Dr. Walter V. Hillebrand, Rector

 

Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church Massapequa, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.  God calls Grace Church to be a welcoming home for ALL People seeking spiritual enrichment and comfort. Our vision is to be a visible sign of God's love in this world which is best shown through our actions and faithful Christian lives.    

 

The Ministries of Grace Episcopal Church under the umbrella -  Inspired by Grace focuses on feeding and clothing the less privileged, touching the lives of children in need, and reaching out to our seniors.  Grace supports the community by offering a high-quality early childhood education center, before and after-school care and a new daycare center. Working parents can share a collective sense of gratitude knowing their children are in a nurturing yet secure environment. In essence, Grace seeks to faithfully represent the hand and feet of Jesus Christ.

It is our hope that you will join us regularly in worshipping and praising God.  Our Sunday services are held at 8:00am and 10:00am. Christian education is offered at 9:00am.  Children and young adults gather in the undercroft of the Church where free childcare is offered during the 10:00am service.  The adult Christian Education called Forum takes place in the Parish Hall.  After Sunday services, we offer a bagel and coffee hour which is a time to socialize and enrich our lives through discussion and sharing life events amongst our church family.  Offering a service more attuned for our children and youngsters, Youth Sunday is celebrated every third Sunday of the month.  All children are invited to actively participate in the liturgy, choir, and readings.  Additional ministries including our Young at Heart Senior Group and Grace Thrifty Boutique are listed on our parish web site. You may follow us on Facebook as well.

REALM is our new Church Software. Please ensure that you are signed up to use this vital tool.  It will provide us with a Parish Directory and help us to keep in touch. Contact Diane at 516.798.1122, ext. 10 to assist you with REALM.

We look forward to you joining our parish family in worship and being part of our Christian family.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 917.557.9535 or call the parish office at 516.798.1122 if you have any questions or concerns.

May God bless and watch over you.

The Rev. Dr. Walter V. Hillebrand, Rector /Head of School
Priest, Family, Friend

 

Rector’s Report – Grace Church 2016 Annual Meeting