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April 18, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

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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.



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, 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: Yvonne Keene, mother in law of Sarah Keene, John James Toffey IV, 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:
Carmen & Geoff Perkins and Dutch & Anne Pinkston
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; The Rev. Tanya Wallace, Safe Church Officer.
The Church’s wider mission: Church Pension Group.
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Garrett Happ and Ethan Novick and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

Celebration of Life Service
Ada Harcourt Hastings
Saturday, April 29
11:00 am
Crissey Farm
reception following.

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.

Easter Flower Offering 2017
Debbie Holmes        In memory of Everett, Marcia, and Eric Sparks; Susan and Al Bernardo, Mary and Charlie Holmes
Kathy Clausen          In memory of Robert, Joyce, and Janet Jacobsen
Mary Anne and
John Grammer        In memory of Paul Nelson
Viola Bagnaschi       In memory of Loved Ones
Margaret Layton
and Sarah Sieber   In memory of John E. Layton, Jr. and Jane Layton, John Layton, III, Edward and Lois Sieber
Sally Brooke             In memory of John J. Toffey, IV
Charlene and
Don Peet                   In celebration of two new great-grandchildren
Edna Leavenworth             In memory of Percy, Anna, John, and Alice MacMullen; Ralph Leavenworth; Irene Potter; Louise Robitaille; Lillian Seeley
Rick and Sue Gore              David and Nina Gore, Alton and Elsie Davis, Paul Haywood; Streeter and Haywood Family
Virginia and Frank
Vogel-Polizzi              In memory of Virginia and Albert Vogel, Hazel and Frank Polizzi, Elaine Migliorino
Stacey Thomas            In memory of Claire White, Mark Brandt, Todd Gulotta
Linda White              In memory of Martha Wheeler, Clarence Wheeler, George LaValle
Tom and Paula Doyle     In memory of Paul Heady, Edward and Sarah Doyle
Janet and
Sey Zimmerman            In memory of Golda and Frank Whaley, Rosalind and
Gene Zimmerman. In thanksgiving for our family.
Sue and Doug Happ           In celebration of our new grandson, William Andrew Happ born March 28, 2017

April 23
Welcome Table
Sarah Sieber,
Rick Gore,
George Raymond
Ed Hutchinson
Anne Andrews
Doreen Hutchinson
Ed Hutchinson,
Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Healing Team
Charlene Peet,
Ted Cobden
Altar Guild
Viola Bagnaschi,
Linda White,
Susan Happ
Coffee Hour
Booton, Grammer
Ian Booton, Sarah Sieber

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 18, 2016

Sunday April 11 – Second Sunday of Easter

John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

The Doubth of St. Thomas, by He Qi, China

Hymn this Sunday –  Second Sunday of Easter  –  THIS JOYFUL EASTERTIDE

This joyful Eastertide,
away with care and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow.

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne’er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now is Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

Death’s flood hath lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver, Refrain

My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber,
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number. Refrain



(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.

Dream Away Lodge
1342 County Road
Becket, MA 01223
(413) 623-8725

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.


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 23

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

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.

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

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 


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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.

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