Welcome to St. John's Grace Episcopal Church

Mission Statement
Our mission is to go out into the community and partner with our neighbors to work for justice for all.
Everyone is Welcome at Jesus' Table! 

We are a community who gathers in faith to walk together into the mystery and experience of love, grace, hope and healing. 

We invite you to join Us!!!  ___________________________________________________________________________

Worship Services  -  Sunday each week - 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Please note worship service time changes for Christmas and New Years 

(Use the front door of the church on Colonial Circle at Bidwell or the door on Lafayette Ave)
Come as you are, dress is casual or whatever you prefer.

Priests and Deacons Assisting with Services
Sunday December 3rd - Rev. Chris O'Connor
Sunday December 10th - Rev. Chris O'Connor
Sunday December 17th - Rev. Chris O'Conner
Sunday December 24th 9:30 am- Rev. Chris O'Connor
Sunday December 24th - Christmas Eve 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm - Rev. Charles Deacon,
Rosey Nogle to preach at 10:00 pm
Monday December 25th - Christmas Day 10:00 am - Rev. Chris O'Connor
Sunday December 31st 9:30 am - Rev. Chris O'Connor

  Upcoming Events

Join Us for the Bidwell Market thru the Holiday Season!!! 
Should be lots of fun!!!
And there's bound to be some great Holiday ideas for presents for
family and friends!!!!

Christmas Cookie Sale
In conjunction with the Elmwood Farmers’ Holiday Market in our Parish Hall, St. John’s-Grace will offer Christmas cookies for sale on the 9th and 16th of December. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Please sign up to make cookies and to help in the selling of the cookies. For more information, contact Tom Lochner. (847-0053)

Greening of the Church
On the morning of Saturday, December 16th we gather for the “Greening of the Church”. The Altar Guild will guide the decorating.

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Inquirer’s Class
Bishop Franklin is visiting St. John’s-Grace on Sunday January 28, 2018. Do you wish to be received or confirmed, when he visits? If you do, or have questions about the Episcopal Church, please speak to Ann Dutton. Classes will be offered January 13 and 20, 9-11am.

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SJG Annual Meeting
Sunday January 14th after each Worship service.
Come and hear where we have been and where we are going, elect your Vestry representatives and vote for the amended By-Laws

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SJG Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday February 4th
More details to follow!!! Save the date!!! 

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Journey to Generosity

“Life is an opportunity and a journey-a journey of saying “yes” to the God who calls us beloved. Life is a journey to love, to welcome, and to invite; a journey to create peace and live generously,”
The 2018 pledge time has begun at St. John’s-Grace. Consider all the blessings you have received from God’s abundance and your hope and dreams for St. John’s-Grace.

Friends of Night People Volunteer Opportunity 

Tracy and Deb are getting ready to start a new roster of volunteers for the 2018 FONP Food Pantry. Many of you have expressed a desire to become more involved at SJG from our
CAT Survey and this could be one of those opportunities for you.
Here is how it works:
When:               1st Tuesday of every month
Where:              FONP Facility at 394 Hudson St. Buffalo
Time:                 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Other:                Arrival time is 6:45 pm to help with set up
                          Parking is on the street – use the side door entrance
                          2 volunteers bag the food
                          2 volunteers assist the patrons with their food selection
Depending on the number of volunteers we have, your participation may only be needed quarterly. If you are interested, we  ask that you make a commitment to this ministry by your attendance. However, we all run into conflicting schedules, so it would be up to you to look for your replacement  from a roster of other participating volunteers. It is a wonderful and meaningful ministry, so if you feel this is something you would like to contribute your time to, please let Tracy or Deb know by December 17th.   Thank you for your consideration.

Transition Team Meeting

Meets every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm for the month of December in the Choir Room. 

SJG Fish Fry (Dinner) Group

Our next gathering for dinner will be in December 10th at Milo's in Williamsville.  We meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm sharp for dinner and some socialization. Call Marian Stelter the Wednesday before to make your reservation. 

Monthly Spiritual Cafe

The Spiritual Cafe occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 4:00 pm.  We celebrate the art of spirit and the spirit of art!  Next event is Saturday December 16th at 4:00 pm in the church.  

Our Book Discussion Group 

We will be discussing a book by Robert P. Jones - The End of White Christian America.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of the month at 7:30 pm in the WLR (lower level).

So Mark your Calendars!!!