Upcoming Events


Sat, Oct 21, 8am
Grace Men's Breakfast

Sat, Oct 21, 8am-1pm
White Elephant Sale
and
Bake Sale!

Sun, Oct 22, 7pm
Interfaith Forums
How My Faith Tradition Works
Eastern Cherokee,
Catholicism, Sikh,
African American Episcopal,
Mormon, Religious Science
Chapel at Bishop Gorman HS
5959 S. Hualapai Way

Sat, Oct 28, 8am
Labyrinth Walk  ;
Resumes
2nd and 4th Saturdays

Sun, Oct 29
Trunk or Treat
and
Chili Cookoff

after 10:30 service

Welcome

We are a community of friends and neighbors who celebrate Christ’s presence through the Holy Eucharist. At Grace, we proclaim Christ’s continued presence, grace and forgiveness. Our table and the meal are intended for the whole Christian family; all of God’s people are invited to partake in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.


Monday, October 2, 2017   A Message from Father Shannon.

My Companions:

“I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.”
      1 Timothy 2: 8

Let Us Pray

But how do we do this, O Lord, in the midst of unspeakable evil? People are frightened and disquieted, hurt and angry. Holy hands are lifted to you, but they are pleading for answers and guidance. We know in our hearts and we proclaim in our streets that you are the God of mercy and patience but are you not also the one who sits on the throne of judgment? Your words, spoken through the prophet tell us “My ways are not your ways, nor my thoughts are your thoughts”; then show us your ways and reveal to us your thoughts! Forgive me for my boldness in approaching the throne with these prayers, but we have been taught to cry “Abba, Father”. Your Son came into this violence, was killed in violence, and preached peace.

What does this peace look like, Father? Does it mean making peace with evil and making do the best we can? Your followers have always stood against oppression and tyranny, very often at great cost to themselves, and I believe that we are ready to do so again. But we are beyond the “us and them” theology, which separates your creation. We are aware that your spirit is moving over all creation but that some have erred and turned from your ways bringing cowardice, death and injustice to the world.

We commit ourselves to working for an end to all tyranny and bringing to justice those responsible for these acts. Keep us mindful, O Lord, of the innocent who have lost their lives in this time, of the innocent who are being used by the terrorists as a shield against capture and protect them by your unfailing presence. Guide Governor Sandoval, Mayor Goodman, METRO and the leaders of the world in your thoughts and ways and use us, we pray, as “doers of the Word not hearers only”. We do indeed lift up our hands to you, sure of your unfailing love.

Fr. Shannon Leach
Rector, Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church


Mission

To be a growing, inclusive community of faith that supports a variety of ministries and educates our children and all people through the traditions of the Episcopal Church.


Vision

By the Grace of God, to be a community of love and forgiveness, recognizing and developing each person's gifts for ministry. To make a society in which all persons can love fully, joyfully, peacefully and justly.



Sun, Nov 5, 2am
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Set your Clock Back
One (1) Hour

Wednesdays, 6-6:30pm
Healing Eucharist

Fridays 9-9:30am
Morning Prayer

Cooking with Grace
Recipes due Nov 26
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Daily Worship Schedule

Office Closed on Major Holidays
Saturday
Office Closed
5pm: Contemporary Eucharist
Sunday
Office Closed
8am: Spoken Eucharist
9:30-10am: Adult Education
9:45am: Nursery Care
10:30am: Youth Sunday School
10:30am: Choral Eucharist
Monday
Office Open
Tuesday
Office Open
Wednesday
Office Open
11am: Morning Prayer at Las Ventanas
6pm: Healing Service
Thursday
Office Open
Friday
Office Closed
9am Morning Prayer

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