The vision of The Sacred Grace is to see a parish church in and for every neighborhood in the Denver area.
The Sacred Grace Englewood is a parish church in and for the city of Englewood, CO. we exist to take spiritual and social responsibility for our parish and everything we do is ultimately for the flourishing and benefit of our parish. Together we are following the way of Jesus by moving UP toward God through our weekly Worship Gatherings, IN toward each other through meaningful meals around the table, and OUT toward our parish through civic engagement, local schools, and our neighbors.
We are a people who are putting down roots here to serve this city. We believe that spiritual and social renewal often go hand-in-hand and our aim is to activate that kind of renewal in Englewood.
Every Sunday evening we host a simple, hospitable Worship Gathering at 5PM at 3220 S. Acoma. Each component of our service is deliberately designed to help us move UP toward God, IN toward each other, and OUT toward Englewood.
The order of service is as follows:
- Call to Worship (communal prayer)
- A few songs
- Prayers of the People (call and response prayer)
- The Doxology
- Key Information
- Generosity Prayer (communal prayer)
- Coffee Break
- Lament & Confession (call and response prayer)
- A song
We strongly encourage people to take advantage of one of the many restaurants within walking distance of our building for dinner after church. Invite someone to join you!
We hope you’ll consider joining us on a Sunday evening sometime soon. We would love to tell you more about all that God is doing in and for Englewood through our church.
In 2015 Nathan and Julie Hoag began praying about planting a church in and for their neighborhood. Their lives were dis-integrated: work, play, church, family, etc. all seemed to in different placed with different people. They have spent most of their lives in the Denver area and have seen how quickly population density and commercial growth have contributed to the disintegration of their lives and the lives of those around them. They began to ask, “What if the church in Denver began to organize itself in a way that was conducive to this new reality in Denver? What if churches existed to serve and bless a neighborhood rather than hosting one main event that everyone drove from all over the place to attend?”
At the same time, TNL Church was having similar discussions and preparing to plant churches like the one the Hoags were longing for. In the summer of 2015, the Hoags resigned from their jobs and started dreaming and praying with TNL about when, where, and how to plant a parish church that took spiritual and social responsibility for a specific geography.
It was clear by the end of that year that Englewood, CO was the right place to start. Early in 2016, a group of 10-15 people began gathering with the Hoags on the north end of town to walk and pray around the neighborhood once a week. In addition to praying for God’s kingdom to come in Englewood as it is in heaven, they were praying for a home for the Hoags within a mile of the building where their church would meet. On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, The Sacred Grace Englewood hosted its first Worship Gathering at 3220 S. Acoma. On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, the Hoags moved into their new home only one block away from the church building.
Over the past two years, God has grown our church from our initial prayer group to a regular attendance of 75 adults on Sunday evenings. In just two short years God has used TSGE to make a significant impact on the neighbors, schools, and government in Englewood. We are so excited to see what’s next and to come alongside the next member of the TSG family: The Sacred Grace East Colfax, launching in 2019.