GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
"ALL ARE WELCOME"

506 WEST BROADWAY, DECORAH, IOWA 52101

The Rev. Christine Gowdy-Jaehnig
The Rev. James C. Griesheimer


HOLY EUCHARIST - SUNDAYS: 9:30 AM
EVENING PRAYER - WEEKDAYS: 5:30 PM
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
With deep roots in the Anglican tradition, Grace Episcopal
Church serves God and his people. As members of the
Anglican Communion, we balance Catholic and Protestant
principles as characterized in via media instituted during
the reign of Elizabeth I. The via media is an expression of
the inclusive middle course between the traditional
Catholic faith and practice without submission to papal
authority. Much latitude for individual conscience is
allowed, but uniformity of worship (liturgical
understanding) is retained. As a result, the Episcopal
Church today is understood to be a place of inclusivity.
Grace Episcopal Church in Decorah was established in
1868. We whose names are hereunto affixed deeply
sensible of the truth of the Christian Religion and
earnestly desirous of promoting its holy influence in our
own hearts and in those of our families and neighbors
and having the approval of the Ecclesiastical Authority of
this Diocese, do hereby associate ourselves under the
name of Grace Church Parish in Communion with the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of
American and the Diocese of Iowa.

Grace is now a growing parish, grounded in our Sunday
fellowship that begins with the liturgy of the Eucharist
supported by the traditional music of the Church and
much congregational singing. The Book of Common
Prayer shapes our liturgy and summarizes our

Christian beliefs.
Copyright 2019 Grace Episcopal Church, Decorah Iowa 52101