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April 4, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

 

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE: 
BUILDING SAFE COMMUNITIES FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
 
Not in Our Town film: Light in the Darkness 
Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. The story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of a violent murder, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.
Tonight!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:00pm
 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, MA
A Q&A with Not in Our Town Executive Producer Patrice O’Neill will follow the screening.
Free Event Open to the Public

April 9 Palm/Passion Sunday

10:00 AM
Crissey Farm

April 13 Maundy Thursday 

5:30 PM

Community Worship and
Mediterranean Meal
w/ Christ Trinity Church
194 Main St., Sheffield

April 14 Stations of the City

12:00 noon

Meet at Town Hall
Great Barrington

Good Friday Service

5:30 PM

Grace Church Chapel

April 15 Easter Vigil 

7:00 PM

w/ St. Paul’s Church

29 Main St., Stockbridge

  Click here for the 
Grace Church calendar
Contents

The Berkshire Episcopalian
The News of the Episcopal Congregations of the Berkshires

LENTEN PROGRAMS
Here are a handful of the Lenten opportunities in the Berkshires! Don’t hesitate to contact a parish to inquire about these and other opportunities to grow in Christ during Lent!

Sundays at 11:30 am
Building a Community of Love
Grace Church, Great Barrington  (at Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington)
This Lenten study is accompanied by soup and bread!

Wednesdays around Noon (March 8 until April 5)
Stations of the Cross, Noonday Prayer, Soup and Learning
All Saints, North Adams
Around noon on Wednesdays during Lent, All Saints’ is offering a variety of ways to enter into this holy season. At 11:30 will be the stations of the cross, at 12:00 will be Noonday Prayer, and at 12:15 will be a simple soup lunch and learning opportunity in the community room to learn about the following figures:
March 22 – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
March 29 – Malcolm X (1925-1965)
April 5 – Oscar Romero (1917-1980)

Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (March 8 until April 5)
Book Study: Barbara Brown Taylor’s “Speaking of Sin”, then the Prodigal Son
Christ Trinity Church, Sheffield
A simple soup and bread supper will be shared, and the book study will be followed by a worship service.

Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (March 8 until April 5)
“A King, a Monk, and a Reformation: A Guide to Lutherans and Episcopalians”
St Stephen’s, Pittsfield
St Stephen’s Episcopal and Zion Lutheran Church are sharing worship and a space as Zion Lutheran continues its building project, so the congregations are going to spend Lent learning about one another’s traditions! The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church share full communion, which means that both traditions can seamlessly share clergy and sacraments.

Celebration of Easter
April 16
10:00 AM
Crissey Farm

 

Easter lamb – Niko Pirosmani

Support Ascentria Care Alliance.

Worcester, MA 
Ascentria Care Alliance provides resettlement resources for refugees who have received extreme vetting by the U.S., are sponsored by the United Nations, and invited to live in our country. Please consider financially supporting Ascentria and calling to learn about volunteering. Ascentria in partnership with a national network of volunteer organizations, the U.S. Department of State, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is doing God’s work in caring for the most vulnerable in our world.
You can donate on-line at

http://www.ascentria.org/donate-today or call them at (774) 243-3900 to learn about volunteering.

John Breasted is at Fairview Commons and would enjoy having visitors. You can call at(413) 528-4560.

Fairview Commons
151 Christian Hill Rd, Great Barrington

GRACE CHURCH INTERCESSORY PRAYERS
PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR DAILY PRAYERS THIS WEEK
MEMBERS OF THE PARISH FAMILY:
MARINA BOWENS, KYLE GANGELL, TED COBDEN, HAROLD ROBITAILLE, LINDA WHITE, ELINOR HAMILL, SARA KEENE, JOHN AND MARY ANNE GRAMMER, VALERIE SMITH, JOHN BREASTED,CONNIE GARBER, KEN FRYE, EDNA LEAVENWORTH, GEORGE RAYMOND AND DOREEN HUTCHINSON
OTHERS WE LOVE: JAY KING, JOHN BELIZZI,CAROLE CHAPPLE, CHRISTY YEO, KATHY O’BRIEN, COOPER O’BRIEN, ROSALIND HAYWOOD, COLONEL JOHN TRYON AND ALL WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.
THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: ADA HASTINGS, ROBERT LYLE FISHELL, FATHER OF NANCY FISHELL AND MAGGIE ADDAI, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE MAMPONG BABIES’ HOME, KUMASI, GHANA.
THOSE ON THE GRACE CHURCH CYCLE OF PRAYER THIS WEEK:
MARGARET O’CLAIR AND HUGH & PAT PECON
OUR WORLD: FOR THOSE VULNERABLE TO THE CHANGING WINDS OF POLITICS, WARFARE, NATURAL DISASTERS, AND HUMAN RETRIBUTION.
THE MANY MINISTRIES OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE DIOCESE OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS:ESPECIALLY FOR OUR PARTNERS AT ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL, STOCKBRIDGE AND TRINITY EPISCOPAL/CHRIST LUTHERAN, SHEFFIELD AND THE REV. SAM SMITH AND THE REV. RANDY WILBURN; DOUG, OUR BISHOP; THE MAMPONG BABIES’ HOME IN GHANA; OUTDOOR MINISTRIES
THE CHURCH’S WIDER MISSION:HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
AND WE OFFER THANKS: F OR ALL THOSE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY KEN FRYE AND FOR THOSE CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK.
 

ROTA

April 9
Welcome Table
Sue Gore,
Doreen Hutchinson
Acolyte
Cathy Haywood
Lector
Tom Doyle
Intercessor
Kathy Clausen
Chalice
Lynn Walker,
Rick Gore
Healing Team
Don Peet,
Kathy Clausen
Flowers
Palm Sunday
Altar Guild
Lynn Walker,
Ed Hutchinson
Coffee Hour
Anderson, Kirchoff
Counters
Deborah Holmes,
Tom Doyle

New Sound System    
The Rev. Eric Elley of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Longmeadow installed
a new sound system for our use at Crissey Farm. This system provides additional wireless microphones and better sound quality. We also now have individual listening devices. A generous member of our community funded this new and improved sound system.
We are very grateful to Eric for sharing his expertise.

Tutors needed for The Literacy Network of South Berkshire.

No prior teaching experience is necessary. 
All you need are curiosity, patience, and a willingness to help your neighbors!
Training and support for tutors is provided. 
Please contact Executive Director Jennifer Hermanski at 413-243-0471 or jhermanski@litnetsb.org.

You can also visit us at www.litnetsb.org.

Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebrated on Sundays
Following the announcements we invite up all celebrating birthdays and anniversaries so we can share in your accomplishment and joy.

“CHANGE THE BABIES”

Please put your loose change in the jar that will be at the Welcome Table. This money that is insignificant in our day-to- day life is life-giving for these babies and those who care for them.
It costs about $1500 a year to support a baby and the Diocese’s goal is for one congregation to support one child for those years.   

Every Sunday!
A Gratitude Moment
The priest invites the congregation to take a few moments to think of one thing during the past week for which they are grateful.
After some time the priest invites anyone to share their gratitude with the congregation by coming to the microphone.

Centering Prayer Gathering

Every Thursday
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Grace Church Office and Chapel
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington
April 4, 2016

Sunday April 9 – Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

 

Hymn this Sunday –  Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday – My Song Is Love Unknown
– 

King’s College, Cambridge 

My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I,
That for my sake
My Lord should take
Frail flesh, and die?
 He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But oh, my Friend,
My Friend indeed,
Who at my need
His life did spend.Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!”
Is all their breath,
And for His death
They thirst and cry.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they save,
The Prince of life they slay.
Yet cheerful He
To suffering goes,
That He His foes
From thence might free.Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King,
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend,
In whose sweet praise
I all my days
Could gladly spend.

Thank you to our hard working volunteers:
Mimi and Richard Alford
Sally Brooke

 Kathy Clausen
John Cheek

Sue and Rick Gore

Doug Happ

Debbie Holmes
Margaret Layton,

Don Peet

George Raymond
   
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry and the People’s Pantry

Beans
 

April 9

 

Although we have an  “Item of the Week”
any appropriate food items are always appreciated.

Lenten Study Opportunities:

            Building a Community of Love: Pray, Learn, Act.

Beginning Sunday, March 5 for five Sundays following worship we will examine and reflect on ways we can support each other in living a life of love. Through the lens of Prayer, Learning, and Action we will look honestly at where we are in loving neighbor, God, self, and other and explore ways we can help each other grow in this love. Soup and bread will be offered. A suggested donation of $8 will cover lunch. The Rev.Janet Zimmerman will be our facilitator. Please sign up to insure we have enough soup and materials.
Five Marks of Love.

            A six-week series developed by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist and the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at the Virginia Theological Seminary examines the ways God’s Life and God’s Mission expresses itself in and through us. You are invited to watch daily videos and reflect on the questions they pose. All materials and videos are free online. Subscribe to the video series at www.5marksoflove.org.
Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Meditations.

Please take one to accompany you on your Lenten journey.

THIRD  SUNDAY SUPPER

(Yes, as Easter is the third Sunday on April our 3rd Sunday supper will be on the 4th Sunday on April)

Sunday
 evening,

April 23, 6:00 pm.

TBA

If you plan to attend, please contact
George Raymond
For more information or to make a reservation George: georger@alum.mit.edu or 413-854-1222

If you’ve never tried one of our Grace Church “Third Sunday Suppers”  or have only been once or twice, please consider being with us for the next event.

W.E.B Dubois Educational Series. 
 
May 22nd
New York City playwright Clare Coss and actors Kathleen Chalfant and Peter Jay Fernandez

will put on a performance of their Off Broadway success “Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington.”

Monument Mountain Regional High School Auditorium.

Free and welcome to all.

Grace Book Club

Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
at

 APRIL 19th

 

Dinner
Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, main dish, side dishes, dessert, decaf and tea. One main dish serves 8 people.

COMMONWEALTH by Anne Patchett

Host and Venue Discussion Leader
Katz
Ginny
Fletcher
The Host is responsible for planning the meal. Participants are encouraged to make offerings in consultation with the Host.
Discussion begins at 7:45 pm regardless of whether it’s a Dinner gathering or an A&E gathering.

Meeting is over promptly at 9:00 pm

Participants should call the Host if they plan to attend but have not signed up at Grace Church.
If you are a “regular” and are not planning to attend, please let the Host know.

Support the Berkshire Immigrant Center 

The Berkshire Immigrant Center stands with and supports our immigrant and refugee neighbors. BIC’s work and mission is more important than ever. Please consider donating $25, $50, or $100 or more to support BIC’s work with our local immigrants and refugees.

You can donate on-line at www.berkshireic.org A wonderful gift for someone you love.

Immigration Help and Advice 

Next Berkshire Immigrant Center Office Hours: March 24th
by appointment
Grace Church (67 State Road, Great Barrington)

The Berkshire Immigrant Center, located in Pittsfield, assists people with citizenship assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy. Now, once a month on the fourth Friday, their services will be available at our office at 67 State Road. Appointments can be made by calling the Berkshire Immigrant Center (413) 445-4881. Elisa Fuller, an Immigration Adviser for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, offers consultations in both English and Spanish.

COME SING WITH US!
Are You A Choral Singer?
Contact Lee Cheek or anyone in the choir.
Why Join the Choir?
It’s good for your health
Studies have shown how choir can improve your health – it’s fantastic brain food. Brain game exercises are all over the place with the Nintedo 3DS or sudoku. Well why not start keeping your mind healthy by making music?
Here are a few things you’ll see improve with choir
  • Multi-tasking  – you’ve got to watch the conductor, keep an eye on the music and know when to come in
  • Memory – you’ve got to sing by heart sometimes
  • Focus – concentrating for an hour on a performance
  • Math – Yes, you’ve got to count!

Contact Chris Clark, Music Director, or Lee Cheek, chorister

Links

 

Bible StudyTuesdays with the Word

7 to 8:30 pm.

 

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington 

WORSHIP

Christ Icon
Worship Schedule
Eucharist & Healing Prayers
Sunday at 10:00 am
At Crissey Farm

Children’s Sunday School during the service and a special prayer for them at the end of the service.

At Grace Chapel
Eucharist and Healing Prayers 
Thursdays at 12:05 pm

Centering Prayer
Thursdays 5:30 pm
67 State Rd. Grace Chapel (click here for map)

For Janet’s sermons click here.

On occasional weeks there will be a reflection by Janet. Click here.
GRACE CHURCH VESTRY 

Vestry Minutes are posted on our website

OFFICERS
MEMBERS                 
Senior Warden
Kathy Clausen
Class of 2018
Anne Andrews
Junior Warden
Richard Gore, Jr.
Class of 2019
John Cheek
Mary Anne Grammer
Treasurer
Sue Gore
Class of 2020
Sarah Sieber
Clerk
Paula Doyle

You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.
 

GRACE CHURCH
An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires

The Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman,  Rector

Deacon:  The Rev. Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Mailing: P. O. Box 114  Great Barrington, MA 01230
Maria Mayorga
Office Assistant
Office and Chapel: 67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington

to contact Grace Church, email office@graceberkshires.org

Janet’s office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 9:00am-12:00pm or by appt. 413-644-0022

jzimmerman@graceberkshires.org

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