What to Expect

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, parts of Grace Anglican Church's Sunday morning worship service are being conducted differently. For details, see our COVID-19 update HERE. A livestream of the service can be found HERE. The basics:

We meet in a school. 

Our church service is at 9:30am at Walden School. When you pull up to the school, don't worry; you're in the right place! 

We’re a brand-new church.

We’ve only existed since September 2018 (and we’ve only been at Walden since January of 2020), so we’re still figuring out what works best for us. Sometimes, things don’t work exactly the way we expect, but we worship our savior just the same. We’re flexible. 

Things are easy to find and well-marked. 

As you enter the main door of the school and turn left (the black arrow on the diagram below), a welcome table with name tags, service bulletins, and other information will be ahead on your left. The worship service takes place in Tucker Assembly Hall, down another short entrance hallway to the left (continuing along the black line). Bathrooms are close by. The nursery is further down the main hallway, past the entrance to Tucker Hall. If you arrive late and desire to, please feel free to enter the rear of the worship space (the orange arrow on the diagram below). Service bulletins are also available at that entrance. There is clear signage that will help you find your way. See the diagram below for details.

We care about your kids. 

Children of all ages are always welcome in the service; there are tables at which you can sit as a family and coloring sheets are provided. For your convenience, our nursery (which opens at 9:15) is available for children who have not yet started kindergarten. We have a computerized check-in system at the nursery; each child will receive a sticker with a unique alpha-numeric code that matches a sticker given to the parent. We have background-checked and trained nursery staff. The safety of your child is our first priority. 

We are a "liturgical" church. 

A "liturgy" means that the order in which we do worship is set for us; Anglicans have been worshiping in the same way for hundreds of years! Each week, we come before a holy God, sing his praises, confess our sins, read the Bible, hear the Good News about Jesus Christ, and celebrate God's forgiveness of our sins in Holy Communion, eating bread and drinking wine that symbolize Jesus' body and blood, broken and shed for us. There is a service bulletin available as you enter Tucker Assembly Hall that includes everything you'll need to participate fully in the service. 

Come as you are. 

People wear all different kinds of clothes to worship at Grace. Wear what makes you comfortable. You'll see everything from sports coats to shorts. 

Our musical style is mixed. 

Our music is piano-led, a mix of classic hymns and more contemporary praise songs.

Our service isn't too long. 

Our service usually lasts just over an hour, starting at 9:30 and ending at around 10:40. 

We have Sunday school and Adult Formation. 

During certain seasons (basically aligning with the school year), there is Sunday school and Adult Formation beginning at 11am following our worship service. Nursery care continues during this time. Children (kindergarten through sixth grade) meet on the cafeteria side of Tucker Assembly Hall (see diagram above) while Adult Formation takes place on the stage side of Tucker Hall (and, seasonally, in an additional classroom as shown on the diagram above). Older youth (middle and high school students) are invited to our Adult Formation offerings, which are intentionally planned to be accessible to them. 

More questions?

Contact us at info@graceanglicanlou.com.