Worship

Our worship offerings

Worship is at the heart of the shared life of this community. Worship empowers everyone to participate, give thanks to God and sends us out empowered to do God’s work in the Church and in the world.

 

Sunday Schedule

7:45 a.m. – A traditional Holy Communion service, without music, is held in the chapel.

8:45 a.m. – A family-friendly Holy Communion service featuring contemporary language and music from the Amazing Grace choir. A Children’s Chapel offers ages preK-grade 5 an opportunity to play, worship and learn together.

9:45 a.m. – Breakfast is served each week; please join us in the Parish Hall.

10:00 a.m. – Christian education for all ages (the Upper Room or Adult Classroom).

11:00 a.m. – A service featuring organ music, hymns, and the Adult Choir. A Children’s Chapel is offered for ages preK-grade 5 upstairs during the service. The nursery is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion is offered except the second Sunday of the month when Morning Prayer is offered.

There is parking in the lot behind the church (access is off Cherry Street or Floyd Avenue), the alley between the church and the Altria Theater, the streets around the church and the VCU parking deck at Main and Laurel (just a 1/2 block from the church.) The elevator is accessed from the doors off the parking lot behind the church. There is a handicapped ramp on Laurel Street.

If you park in the VCU parking deck, pull a ticket stub as you enter. On the back of your church bulletin there is a QR code which you can use to exit the parking deck after church. Using this QR code gives you free parking on Sunday.

In the summer (from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) there are two Sunday Holy Communion services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Weekday (Friday) Service

Friday: 12:30 p.m. A Service of the Word with Prayers for Healing

This service is followed by our Red Door Community Meal. Learn more and volunteer »

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the pets

Our annual Blessing of the Animals service is offered each fall. The 2019 date is October 6 at 5:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Richmond SPCA.  

This service will be outside the church at Monroe Park, weather permitting. Others services on October 6 are at 7:45 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Sacraments

A sacrament is an “outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.” (Book of Common Prayer, page 857) The Sacraments of the Episcopal Church are:

  • Holy Baptism
  • Holy Eucharist
  • Confirmation
  • Ordination
  • Holy Matrimony
  • Reconciliation of a Penitent
  • Unction of the Sick

Read more about the sacraments at Grace and Holy Trinity Church.

Music

The music program at Grace and Holy Trinity Church is under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis. Our music offerings include:

  • Adult and children choirs
  • Amazing Grace Choir
  • Concert Series

Participate and help us celebrate with music.

Labyrinth

Labyrinths date back thousands of years. They became a part of the Christian tradition out of necessity. Early Christians made a vow to travel to the holy city of Jerusalem at least once in their life. Over the centuries, this became more difficult and complex, and so other practices began to emerge to enable Christians to honor their sacred commitment to pilgrimage. One of these was the labyrinth.

A labyrinth is not a maze; you cannot get lost. There is one entrance and a path that leads you to the center and then back out. Our portable labyrinth is available for retreats and prayer days and on holy days. If you would like to schedule the labyrinth for an event please contact the Rev. Kimberly Reinholz. We can also assist you with teaching about how to walk the labyrinth and plan your retreat.

Since 1858 this church has been guided by a belief that God is love.