Church Family Photo Album

  Church Family Photo Album  
Confirmation 2013
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, two young people were confirmed at Grace Church.  Nicolas, son of Rev. Michael Blitz and Oksana, daughter of Pastor Mark Specht confirmed their beliefs and intentions.  Bishop David Hicks presided over the confirmation, and after the service, the congregation enjoyed a luncheon to honor both the confirmees and the Bishop's visit.

Baby Baptism
On Sunday, July 1, 2012, Master Tucker Doherty Stehl was baptised at Grace Reformed Episcopal Church.  Tucker is the grandson of members George and Paula Lutz, and son of Meredith and Kevin Stehl.  The new godparents are: Laura Heilman and Matthew Stehl.  What a handsome, wee fellow, and fantastic brother for little Meredith!  Congratulations to all!

Gerry & Ginger at Grace Church
Visiting Pastor Gerry McLynn and his wife, Ginger visited with Grace Church on Wednesday evening, September 19th, to share his missionary trip to Nepal.  We all shared a wonderful meal, and then truly enjoyed Jerry sharing photos and adventures of his trip!

Virginia Colburn's 95th Birthday Luncheon
On Monday, May 14, 2012, the Monday Bible Study group held a birthday luncheon, for Virginia Colburn.  She is celebrating her 95th birthday during the week, and we simply love her!  The luncheon was held after the Monday Bible Study, and Virginia enjoyed it!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIRGINIA!

Walk Thru the Bible 2012
On Sunday, June 10, 2012, Grace Church hosted another Walk Thru the Bible event.  It ran from 10 am until approximately 3 pm.  The adults and children alike had a great time!  Enjoy the photos!

2012 Womens' Luncheon
On Wednesday afternoon, May 9th, 2012, the women met at Ann and Bill Stubbs' home, Sinking Springs Farm, for a luncheon event.  We all enjoyed Ann's presentation of Herbs of the Bible, and after lunch, we listened to a local author, Frances Scarcille, speak about her book, "A Dreamer's Heart."
We all enjoyed great food, wonderful fellowship, and God's beautiful creations!

Dr. Jerry Culley's Visit
On Wednesday evening, May 2, 2012, Dr. Jerry Culley and his wife came and enjoyed a Soup and Salad Dinner with us. After dinner, Dr. Culley did a presentation on the historical and biblical documentation of the Ark.  It was a fascinating evening, and we all hope Dr. Culley visits with us again, with another wonderful Biblical exploration!

Good Friday Cross Event in Havre de Grace
On Good Friday, April 6, 2012, members of Grace Church participated in an annual event in Havre de Grace.  A group of citizens and ministers carried a large, wooden cross to various key locations in town, and read scriptures and sang hymns.  Reverend Mark Specht, pastor of Grace helped with the event.  Enjoy a few photos of the event, which happened on a lovely day!

Rev. Jerry's Visit & Dinner
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Grace Church hosted a Soup and Salad Dinner and Bible Study evening.  Our very special guest was Rev. Jerry McLynn and his wife, Ginger.  Rev. Jerry is preparing to go to Nepal on a mission trip.  He spoke to us about his upcoming hopes and aspirations about the trip.  We all have fun!

Living Nativity 2011
On Sunday, December 11th, Grace sponsored a living nativity outside, on our church property.  We had a great turnout, and the family who helped us with the animals brought a miniature donkey, a pony, a pygmy goat, and a standard-sized goat.  Everyone enjoyed the afternoon/evening, as it went from 4 until 8 pm.  We also had a harpist inside playing and singing.  A real shout-out of thanks to everyone who came and helped, and to those who helped by bringing goodies for everyone to enjoy!

Church Anniversary Banquet- 2010
The Church held a special Anniversary Banquet on December 11, 2010.  Everyone had a wonderful evening, enjoying each other's company and wonderful food at the Bayou Restaurant.  PHOTOS YET TO BE POSTED.

Veteran's Day and Flag Dedication- 2010
On November 13, 2010, a group of guests and congregational members met and celebrated Veteran's Day, along with the dedication of our new flag pole and dedication plaque.  Guests included: Rev. Dr. Crum, Mayor Wayne Daugherty, Ralph Ahrens Jr., Matthew Ahrens, Coast Guardsman Gary Harter, and other veterans from our church membership.

Annual Church Picnic- 2010
Our annual Church Picnic in 2010 was also an extra-special event, as it was the opening of our 100th anniversary celebrations.  It was held on September 12, 2010.

Confirmation 2010
In April of 2010, a number of youngsters from Grace Church were confirmed.  Standing in the photo with Pastor Mark Specht are: Bishop David L. Hicks, Reverend Mike Blitz, Janie Cape Ranken, Rachel Batts, Charlotte and William Molali, Kalman and Stephen Szkalak, and Kyle Blitz.  Congratulations, everyone!

Visiting Clergy- 2009, 2010
On September 26, 2010, Rev. Gerry McLynn and Rev. Robert Batts visited with us.  On October 24, 2010, Rev. Mike Coleman and his wife, Barbra visited with our congregation.

Photos of our Church- 2010, 2011
We have a lovely old church building, along with it's attached hall, classrooms, offices and next door is the manse.  The first set of photos were taken in August of 2010, our anniversary year.  The second set of photos were taken in April of 2011.  Enjoy!

New Members: Fall of 2009
On Sunday, November 22, 2009 the Church added three new members- welcome, Barb Jay and Rick!

Men's Boating Event- 2009
The men of the Church met and enjoyed time together in the Fall of 2009.  They spent quality time together on Bob Appleton's boat, Journey.

Installation of New Rector 2008
In the Fall of 2008, Grace Church installed their new Rector, Rev. Mark Specht and his family.  In addition to the congregation, others who attended were:  Diocesan Bishop Hicks, Retired Bishop Cox, Senior Church Warden Ahrens, Junior Church Warden Patterson, Rev. Eric Vowles and other numerous members of our vestry and other church organizations.  A huge thanks goes out to Jackie, Shirley and everyone who helped to provide a wonderful and tasty luncheon after the service.  Everyone wishes a warm and heartfelt WELCOME to the Specht family!

Vacation Bible School 2008

Children of the Church- 2008

Ladies Fall Social 2007

Ladies Fall Social 2006

Summer Church Picnic 2006

Eric's Ordination to the Diaconate 2007

Summer Church Picnic 2007

Miscellaneous Photos

Older Photos of Grace Church
These photos were provided to me by Doris Fuqua.  The first two photos were of the church during the Christmas season, in 1977.  The third photo was of Doris, near the pipe organ, in 1984.  The fourth photo is of Pastor Mike Coleman and his son, Lewis, in 1983.  The photos showing the pipe organ amazed me- wow!