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Rector’s Weekly Reflection

May 29, 2019

Dear Grace Church Family and Friends,

Last Friday, I was at a Major League baseball game, watching the New York Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels.

The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, when Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ sensational rookie second baseman, came to bat. Torres had hit home runs in each of the previous three games, and feeling he might do it again, I pulled out my iphone.

Sure enough, as soon as Torres hit the ball, you could sense it was a home run. The velocity. The trajectory. The fans rose to the feet, and as the ball landed in the stands, everyone went wild. They were cheering and clapping. Strangers high-fiving each other. It was joyful and euphoric. (You can watch my video below).

It’s amazing how little things, like watching a favorite team, seeing a home run, can make us so happy. Maybe those little things aren’t so little.

What makes you as happy as those fans? What makes you want to stand up and cheer? Where will you find that kind of joy this week?

See you in church,

Previous Reflections

May 22, 2018

May 8, 2018

April 23, 2018

April 17, 2018

March 27, 2018

March 20, 2018

March 13, 2018

March 6, 2018

February 27, 2018

February 6, 2018

January 30, 2018

January 23, 2018

January 16, 2018

January 9, 2018

December 19, 2017

December 12, 2017

December 5, 2017

November 28, 2017

November 21, 2017

November 14, 2017

November 7, 2017

October 24, 2017

October 3, 2017

September 26, 2017

September 12, 2017

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515