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Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Texas! Whether you are new to the area, visiting from out-of-town, new to the Christian faith, or seeking a Church home, we invite you to explore Grace. And wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we hope that you will accompany us. Grace strives to be a welcoming and diverse community, offering a variety of worship, fellowship, education, and ministry opportunities. Therefore we invite you to join with us as we “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” We’d like to get to know you, too! Please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or fill out a Guest Card (found in the pews) or sign our Guest Book. We thank you for your interest in Grace, and look forward to an opportunity to welcome you personally.

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The Search Committee is honored and excited to announce to our Grace Family that The Rev. Albert C. "Bertie" Pearson has accepted the Call to become Grace's rector.  Father Bertie's start date is Sunday, July 31



What follows is an informal introduction which Fr. Bertie wrote to tell the congregation a little about himself:
While I grew up far from Georgetown, down in the hinterlands of Central Austin, Williamson County is deep in my DNA. In the 1860's, after the Civil War went not quite as planned, my great-great grandfather Dr. Samuel W. Anthony left Georgia for a plot of land somewhere between Georgetown and Taylor, where he farmed and practiced medicine until the end of his days. Around the same time, another branch of my family moved to neighboring Milam county where in 1872 my great-grandfather, Clabe Pearson, was born. The family endured  various peregrinations which led them to less idyllic stomping grounds like Lorenzo and Lubbock, but in 1980 my mother had the good sense to bring me back to Central Texas.  I began to feel a call to ministry as a small child, and while my discernment was a constant feature of my prayer life through high school, it wasn't until college that I entered the process in earnest. In the late 90's I left Austin for Berkeley, California where I studied intellectual history (a convenient track for those of us who took too much history to be a philosophy major  and too much philosophy for a history degree). During my sophomore year, I studied abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, and became very involved at The American Cathedral, the Episcopal church in Paris. There I began a series of conversations about the priesthood with the Pastoral Canon, and continued these with my parish priest in San Francisco. Through years of discernment, it became clear to me and to my church that I was indeed called to a life of ministry, and I began seminary at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific the following year.
I seem to be one of very few clergy in the Episcopal Church to have put himself through seminary by DJ-ing electronic music and playing the drums in rock bands. One evening, waiting for a soundcheck before a performance, I was reading a church history book in the back of a nightclub. A young woman from Holland named Rahel, who was recently arrived in the US for a post-college year abroad, sat down next to me and asked what I was reading. A conversation ensued which has continued to this day. After I finished seminary, Rahel decided to return to Holland to do a Masters of Psychology and I followed her to Euro1pe, doing further graduate study at Oxford University, where I also served as Assistant Chaplain at Hertford College. Rahel and I later returned to San Francisco where we were married and I was ordained. I spent my first two years as a priest serving on the staff of the Diocese of California, and later served as priest in charge of two churches simultaneously, Holy Innocents and St. John the Evangelist. One of the great dangers of marrying a Texan is that we almost always come home. In 2012 Rahel and I moved back to Austin where she began a PhD at UT in Clinical Psychology, and I was called as Vicar of San Francisco de Asís in South Austin. I was also called to serve on the adjunct faculty of both the Seminary of the Southwest and the Iona School for Ministry where I teach History. April before last, in our most exciting life event to date, we welcomed our daughter Helena into the world and have had a blissful (if at times sleepless) year of being mom and dad. Rahel and I can't wait to begin worshiping at Grace, and are thrilled at the prospect of raising Helena in such a wonderful community of faith!


We hope you will join us at Grace Central on July 31 to meet Fr. Bertie!


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1314 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-2068

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Sunday
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite I, No Music
10:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Traditional Music

Tuesday
12:00 PM: Bible Study

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8:00am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I - No Music
9:30am: Holy Eucharist, Praise Music

Tuesday
11:00am: Healing Service

1st and 3rd Tuesdays:
12:00pm: Episcopal Veterans Fellowship Meeting