Grace Church, Allentown, will celebrate the publication of Grace rector Patrick Malloy’s new book, Celebrating the Eucharist (Church Publishing, 2008). A special celebration of the Eucharist will take place at Grace on Sunday, January 20, at 4:00 p.m. Barbara Crafton will preach. Clay Morris, liturgical officer of the office of liturgy and music of the Episcopal Church, and Frank Tedeschi, executive editor of Church Publishing will be in attendance. Eucharist will be followed by a reception including hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner. You are invited. Download the invitation below.
Please RSVP by January 10 to Robert House, parish administrator, by email or at 610-435-0782. Leave a message in Bob's voice mail, extension 200, if you do not reach him directly.
In the preface of his book, Father Malloy writes: “Annie Dillard famously wrote that Sunday congregations are like children with chemistry sets mixing up batches of TNT. They are blind to the power they hold … For six years, the people of Grace Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have realized that they were dealing with explosives, and they have handled them carefully. They have worked to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist with as much authenticity as they can muster, recognizing what is at stake.”
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