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April 12, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter


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

Celebration of Easter
April 16

10:00 AM

Crissey Farm

Easter lamb – Niko Pirosmani

Easter Flowers  
You are invited to contribute to Easter flowers at Grace Church. A sign-up sheet is available at the Welcome Table. Please put your check made out to Grace Church in the offering plate with the words “Easter Flowers” in the notation area. The suggested donation is $25. You may also email your dedication information to graceberkshiresma@gmail.com. Please include your name(s) as you want them listed, the name(s) of those you would like to honor or remember, and your donation amount. Thank you for your generosity.

The deadline is Wednesday, April 12.

  Click here for the 
Grace Church calendar

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

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 and 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:
John James Toffey IV, Ada Hastings, Robert Lyle Fishell, father of Nancy Fishell and Maggie Addai, Superintendent of the Mampog Babies’ Home, Kumasi, Ghana.
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:
The Rev. Donald and Charlene Peet and Erika Peppe.
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; St. David’s Church, Agawam – The Rev. Dr. Harvey Hill
The Church’s wider mission:
Episcopal Bookseller Assoc., Inc.
And we offer thanks:
For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Jack Happ and Michael Houlihan and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

Construct Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony  
Forest Springs Affordable Housing Community

Tuesday, April 18 at 11:00 am

New 11 rental unit housing community,

Forest Springs
316 State Road in Great Barrington

State House Representative Smitty Pignatelli is the honored guest and a reception will immediately follow the ceremony.


Burial Service for Alice MacMullen
Monday, April 24 at 12:30 PM
Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury CT.  

We will celebrate the life of Alice MacMullen on April 24.
You are invited to join us.
Please keep Edna, Alice’s sister, and all of Alice’s family in your prayers.


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.

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.

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.


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 11, 2016

Sunday April 11 – Easter Sunday

John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.



Mary Magdalene by Giovanni Gerolamo Savold

Hymn this Sunday –  Easter Sunday – 

1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
praise eternal as God’s love. Alleluia!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

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


April 16

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

The Great Barrington Trust Policy 

A coalition of groups has started door-knocking and phone banking in an effort to get this passed.  If it passes in GB, it will help with efforts to get it on the warrant in other towns next year.

You do not have to live in GB to help out!

Here is information about the Trust Policy: https://www.greatbarringtontrustpolicy.com/  and here is a form to sign up for door-knocking/phone banking: https://goo.gl/forms/3kaEwLxYTh9M8TvG3


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


April 23, 6:00 pm.


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.

Grace Book Club
Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
 APRIL 19th

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
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.

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.

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: April 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.

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



Bible StudyTuesdays with the Word
7 to 8:30 pm.

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington 


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.
Vestry Minutes are posted on our website

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

You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.

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


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