Multi-church Vacation Bible School
Aug
19
to Aug 23

Multi-church Vacation Bible School

“Steadfast Love” is this year’s theme. To create a fun atmosphere for the setting of Vacation Bible School, we are requesting large stuffed animals. The setting is the African Savannah, however, we believe any type of large (12 inches or greater) animal will contribute to the fun. So please bring them to the church office at anytime before VBS and help us create a comfortable setting.

View Event →

Holy Week at Grace Church
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Holy Week at Grace Church

Self-Directed Way of the Cross   Around the property there are now set up 14 stations for walking the Way of the Cross.  They begin in our garden and go down into the Green Chapel and then come back to the Memorial Garden.   The printed materials are in a bucket behind the office (facing the fountain), and there are also digital options suggested on Rev’d Jane’s blog (https://blissfulirreverence.blogspot.com/2019/04/self-directed-way-of-cross-collection.html).  This is available to all sunrise to sunset.   Experience the full journey of Holy Week by walking the way of the cross.

Palm Sunday, 4/14:  Holy Eucharist, 8am & 9:30am; Church School & Youth discussion 9:30am

Maundy Thursday, 4/18:  Agape Meal & Eucharist, 6:30pm, followed by stripping of the alter. 

Good Friday, 4/19:  Good Friday Solemn Liturgy (with Choir) at 7:00 p.m.        

Easter Sunday, 4/21:  Ecumenical Sunrise Service in the Green Chapel at 6:15 a.m.  Easter celebrations at Grace Church at 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.  Photos of Children at Cross and Easter Egg hunt follow 9:30 a.m. service.  Church School Schedule: All children will join in procession and remain with their families for the entire service.

View Event →
Game Night!
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night!

Gather your gamer best and bring along a dish to share and a donation of a personal care item for the food pantry.  An evening for all ages and intended to connect with the neighborhood: so who can you invite?  It is Friday Lent Pot Luck, so meatless is encouraged.  Once more on April 5th. 

View Event →
Game Night!
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night!

The long awaited Game Night @ Grace is scheduled for the 8th of March.  We are looking for a few people to bring soup and sandwiches (one veggie option for each).  Invite a friend and try a new game. 

View Event →
Hymn Sing
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing presented by Grace Church’s Friends of Music, followed by pot-luck reception (finger foods only). Free-will offering benefits the music ministry.

Featuring inspiring and beautiful music from the 1982 Hymnal and Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal from a program is being organized by our Music Committee.

View Event →
Epiphany Pageant--single service at 9am followed by breakfast!
Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Epiphany Pageant--single service at 9am followed by breakfast!

All children and youth are invited to participate — most parts are non-speaking. Help tell the gospel story of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the wise men, as the light of Christ reaches throughout the world. Mandatory Rehearsal: Friday, 1/4, 6 p.m. (begins with pizza). Our director is Kathleen Gruver. Children and youth are encouraged to bring their friends.

View Event →
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Grace Church Festival of Lessons and Carols.

Dwell in the joys of the season through song and music and sacred stories.

Singing by the Grace Church Youth & Adult Choirs with Choir Director Tara Perrien and Organist Carlo Sitoy.

Followed by reception/pot-luck dinner and visit from St. Nick. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and cutlery to speak clean-up.

View Event →
Basket Auction
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Basket Auction

On 5pm Saturday, December 8, 2018, Grace Church will hold its 11th annual Basket Auction, which has become the church’s biggest fundraiser and an event our members and friends look forward to each year – it is a vehicle for building and nurturing community and reminding ourselves of God’s rich blessings, as well as one that generates greatly needed financial support. We invite you to participate by attending and experiencing a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship, and maybe win some great gift baskets!

By attending, you are supporting Grace Church, a valued and supporting presence in Pemberton for more than 150 years.  Our annual fundraiser supports a rich diversity of people and projects, such as our church youth group program, community outreach through our Food Pantry upon which hungry people depend, our ecumenical Vacation Bible School, and support for several other ministries.

Doors open at 5pm and baskets are awarded beginning 7pm! Admission tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the church office (609-894-8001) or online at https://graceepiscopalchurchnj.org/purchase-basket-auction-admission-tickets.

View Event →
Grace Church Flea Market
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Grace Church Flea Market

Recycle your unwanted items to become treasures for others. Great items & variety! Fantastic prices! A great cause! Hotdogs, beverages, and snacks available for lunch. Bake table with delicious treats for sale. Vendors: $20/table (space will be outside; BYOT; preregistration by May 26. )

View Event →
Evesong
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

Evesong

Friends of Music – Kathy Waugh:

In deepest sorrow, in loss, in grief, in joy, in celebration, in wonderment, in thanksgiving, in many untold moments of humanity, there is one universal prayer, “The Lord’s Prayer”. On Sunday, May 6th, Grace Church is having an Ascension Evensong. If you have never attended an evensong, this would be a wonderful time to experience the music, the chanting, the readings, and the spirit of God among us. The Grace Church Choir is singing “The Lord’s Prayer”; inviting the congregation to join in.

There are five versions of the sung Lord’s Prayer in Lift Every Voice and Sing II.

1 – Music by Lena McLin, Eucharist of the Soul; 2 – music by Albert Hay Malotte, arr Fred Bock and the version we are singing; 3 -music by Carl Haywood from Mass for Grace; 4 – music by Betty Carr Pulkingham, Freedom Mass and based on traditional Africa Melodies; 5 – music by Garfield Rochard. While some of the composers/arrangers are unfamiliar to me, there are two that I immediately recognized. Betty Carr Pulkingham arranged “I Am the Bread of Life” and Carl Haywood arranging “There is a Balm in Giliad”, “Wade in the Water’, and the familiar civil rights song, “We Shall Overcome”.

“The Ascension of our Lord which celebrates the day on which the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11), is a moveable feast. Like the dates of most other moveable feasts, the date of the Ascension depends on the date of Easter. Ascension Thursday always falls 40 days after Easter (counting both Easter and Ascension Thursday), but since the date of Easter changes every year, the date of Ascension does as well.” (Wikipedia)

What better way to honor our Lord then to sing The Lord’s Prayer as part of the Ascension Evensong?

“Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debt as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen”

View Event →
Holy Week at Grace Church
Mar
25
to Apr 1

Holy Week at Grace Church

Palm Sunday, 3/25:  Holy Eucharist, 8am & 9:30am; Church School & Youth discussion 9:30am

Maundy Thursday, 3/29:  Agape Meal & Eucharist, 6:30pm, followed by stripping of the alter.  Overnight Vigil in Garden of Repose, 10pm-8am

Good Friday, 3/30:  Good Friday Vigil ends: 8:00 a.m., with Morning Prayer for Good Friday. Stations of the Cross on the Labyrinth: Come anytime between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for this 30-minute self-guided experience of our Lord’s passion and death.  Booklets will be provided.  Good Friday Solemn Liturgy (with Choir) at 7:00 p.m.        

Holy Saturday, 3/31: Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter, 7pm

Easter Sunday, 4/1:  Shared Sunrise Liturgy of the Word with Pemberton United Methodist Church in their church cemetery (45 Hanover Street) at 6:30 a.m. – Father Mark will preach.  Easter celebrations at Grace Church at 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.  Photos of Children at Cross and Easter Egg hunt follow 9:30 a.m. service.  Church School Schedule: All children will join in procession and remain with their families for the entire service.

View Event →
Fish Fry During Lent
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Fish Fry During Lent

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2018.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!  

Eat in or Take out a variety of yummy dinners including (note prices are subject to change):

  • Baked or fried fish dinner full for $12
  • Fried fish dinner half for $11
  • Shrimp dinner for $14
  • Scallop dinner for $14
  • Seafood combo (half fish, shrimp, scallops) for $15
  • Chicken tenders for $8 
View Event →
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic

A fun afternoon of fellowship while enjoying the basketball game.  Please be in contact with Mike Gephart (gephartkmg@gmail.net) if you are attending.  Seat tickets are $40 and the 76ers will donate $10 per ticket back to Grace Church.  Feb.20 update: all 10 tickets are assigned--thank you!  

View Event →
Fish Fry during Lent
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fish Fry during Lent

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2018.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!  

Eat in or Take out a variety of yummy dinners including (note prices are subject to change):

  • Baked or fried fish dinner full for $12
  • Fried fish dinner half for $11
  • Shrimp dinner for $14
  • Scallop dinner for $14
  • Seafood combo (half fish, shrimp, scallops) for $15
  • Chicken tenders for $8 
View Event →
Hymn Sing
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing presented by Grace Church’s Friends of Music, followed by pot-luck reception (finger foods only). Free-will offering benefits organ restoration fund.

Featuring inspiring and beautiful music from the 1982 Hymnal and Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal from a program is being organized by our Music Committee.

View Event →
Epiphany Pageant
Jan
7
9:30 AM09:30

Epiphany Pageant

All children and youth are invited to participate — most parts are non-speaking. Help tell the gospel story of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the wise men, as the light of Christ reaches throughout the world. Mandatory Rehearsal: Friday, 1/5, 6 p.m. (begins with pizza). Our director is Kathleen Gruver. Children and youth are encouraged to bring their friends.

View Event →
Grace Church Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Grace Church Service of Lessons and Carols

A service of scripture readings, carols, anthems, and hymns of the season featuring music of Handel, Burt, Rutter, and others.

Singing by the Grace Church Youth & Adult Choirs with Choir Director Tara Perrien and Organist Carlo Sitoy.

Followed by reception/pot-luck dinner and visit from St. Nick. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and cutlery to speak clean-up.

View Event →