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Music of Grace

Everyone participates in the Music Ministry of Grace! In singing, listening, playing, and praying, all are involved in this unique, God given window to the beauty of holiness. Specific ministries that serve our liturgies include Chancel Choir, "Pick Up Choir" for Taize services, and Instrumental ensembles that play for liturgies. On third Sundays of the month we host Community Singalongs at 5pm. Once a month we host Community Drum Circles. We also have music ministries that reach into the larger community such as Threshold Singers, and we host a local Music Jam on Thursdays, 5:30–7:30PM. Stay tuned for frequent community events. For details, or if you have ideas for more ways we can lift music as a healing force in the world, see or email Martha Burford.

  • Evensong
    Evensong
    Multiple Dates
    Evensong
    Sun, Jun 23
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Jun 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Jun 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Join us for an evening of choral music!
  • Spiritual Hike
    Spiritual Hike
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 26
    Chessie Trail
    Jun 26, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Chessie Trail, Chessie Nature Trail, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Chessie Trail, Chessie Nature Trail, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Join us for a monthly Spiritual Hike on the beautiful Chessie Trail! Connect with nature and community on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
  • First Sunday Evening Prayer
    First Sunday Evening Prayer
    Multiple Dates
    First Sunday Evening Prayer
    Sun, Jul 07
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Jul 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Jul 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
  • Taizé Eucharist
    Taizé Eucharist
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 14
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Jul 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
  • Paws to Connect
    Paws to Connect
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 21
    Grace Episcopal Church
    May 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – May 22, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    May 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – May 22, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Join us and our four-legged friends on the steps of Grace!
  • Labyrinth Walking with Essential Oils of the Bible
    Labyrinth Walking with Essential Oils of the Bible
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 17
    Grace Episcopal Church - Parish Hall
    Mar 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church - Parish Hall, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Mar 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church - Parish Hall, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    A 2 part labyrinth walk at Grace Episcopal Church
  • MLK March/Parade
    MLK March/Parade
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jan 15
    Randolph Street United Methodist Church
    Jan 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Randolph Street United Methodist Church, 118 S Randolph St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Jan 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Randolph Street United Methodist Church, 118 S Randolph St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    The MLK March/ Parade will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024 @ 10:30 AM beginning @ the Randolph Street United Methodist Church located 118 South Randolph Street in Lexington.
  • Holy Eucharist
    Holy Eucharist
    Mon, Dec 25
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 25, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 25, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Christmas Day Holy Eucharist
  • Holy Eucharist
    Holy Eucharist
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 24
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 24, 2023, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 24, 2023, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
  • Service of Lessons and Carols
    Service of Lessons and Carols
    Sun, Dec 17
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
  • Paws to Connect
    Paws to Connect
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Dec 12
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 12, 2023, 11:30 AM – Dec 13, 2023, 1:30 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 12, 2023, 11:30 AM – Dec 13, 2023, 1:30 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Craving some puppy lovin'? Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.!
  • Light in the Darkness Service
    Light in the Darkness Service
    Sun, Dec 10
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    A beautiful service of choral music, candlelight, and prayer for those suffering from grief, loss, anxiety or loneliness
  • Community Labyrinth Walk
    Community Labyrinth Walk
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 03
    Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall
    Dec 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    With chants from the Taizé tradition at Grace Episcopal
  • First Sunday Lunch
    First Sunday Lunch
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 03
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Dec 03, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Dec 03, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
  • Holden Evensong
    Holden Evensong
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Nov 26
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Nov 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Nov 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
  • Community Sing
    Community Sing
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Nov 19
    Randolph St United Methodist Church
    Nov 19, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Randolph St United Methodist Church, 118 S Randolph St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Nov 19, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Randolph St United Methodist Church, 118 S Randolph St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Join us for an evening of song!
  • Rite II Sung Evening Prayer
    Rite II Sung Evening Prayer
    Sun, Oct 15
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Oct 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Oct 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Grace Episcopal Church, 123 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Sunday, October 15 Join us at 6 p.m. for Rite II sung Evening Prayer. The service will be sung and prayed directly from the Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal 1982, and will last approximately thirty minutes.
  • Music in the Garden at Boxerwood: THE PICKUP BAND
    Music in the Garden at Boxerwood: THE PICKUP BAND
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Sep 22
    Boxerwood Nature Center
    Sep 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Rd, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Sep 22, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Rd, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
    Join us and let there be songs to fill the air!
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Adult Choir Weekly Rehearsal

Thursday, 7–8:30PM

Grace Group Jam

Calling all musicians! Bring your guitars, ukuleles, basses, banjos, drums, saxophones, fiddles, violas, ... The Grace Group Jam sometimes leads 3rd Sunday Community Sings on the Courtyard and occasionally plays for Sunday, 10:30AM services. Rehearsal times vary. For information contact Martha Burford.

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Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir of Grace, composed of volunteers and college choral scholars, sings for 10:30AM liturgies every Sunday, for 5PM Evening services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, and for special liturgies including, when asked for, memorial services and weddings. Weekly rehearsals are at 7PM on Thursdays. Repertoire spans the centuries and the globe, and is chosen to enrich our understanding of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ.

Music Scholars

Music scholars at Grace are college students committed to the Mission of Grace and enriching that Mission with their choral, conducting, and composition skills. The positions are stipended, and the students chosen live fully into the life of the church, going above and beyond sharing their time and talent at Grace and in the wider community.  For information contact Martha Burford.

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Threshold Singers

Threshold Singers volunteer through Rockbridge Area Hospice and offer the gift of song at the bedsides of those who are at thresholds of living and dying, coming by invitation in groups of 2-4 singers. Our gentle songs bring ease and comfort to clients, family, and caregivers. As we reconvene according to CDC guidelines, practices are being scheduled in different locations on as-needed basis. For information contact Martha Burford.

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