Members of the Parish Family: The Rev.Ted Cobden, Linda White, John Breasted, Ken Frye, Edna Leavenworth, George Raymond, Doreen Hutchinson, Ed Hutchinson, Valerie Smith, Elinor Hamill, Pam & Bill Drumm, Dick Gore, The Rev. Frances Hills, Lillian Forrest, The Rev. Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Others we love: Debbie Losaw, daughter of Rosemarie Blakely, Ashley Gangell,Barbara and Zeke Hills, sister-in-law and brother of Francie Hills, Michael Billing, Joy Saville,Diane Meskill,Charles Olegar, Jane Williams,Jay King, John Belizzi,Carole Chapple, Christy Yeo, Kathy O’Brien, Cooper O’Brien, Rosalind Haywood, Colonel John Tryon, nephew of Anne Andrews and all who serve our country.
Those who have died: Linda Day,Edward K. Doyle, FDNY Engine 82,nephew of Tom Doyle;Nancy W. Heady, mother of Paula Doyle.
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:
Erika Peppe and Carmen & Geoff Perkins
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, Stockbridge and the Rev. Sam Smith; Christ Trinity, Sheffield and the Rev. Erik Karas; and our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Fisher; the Mampong Babies’ Home in Ghana; Trinity Church, Ware – The Rev. Mary Elizabeth Rosendale
The Church’s wider mission: Episcopal Church Missionary Community.
And we offer thanks: Forguests who are with us this morning; for all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Rob Clausen, Lillian Forrest and Marina Bowens and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.
Please hold in your prayers Dick Gore who is healing at home, Elinor Hamill who is at Fairview Commons, and Meredith Haiderwho is healing at home. They would appreciate cards and visits.
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
You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.
After John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea-for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Thank you to our hard working volunteers:
Mimi and Richard Alford
Sue and Rick Gore
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry
Although we have an “Item of the Week”
any appropriate food items are always appreciated.
Third Sunday Supper
Please join us for our monthly gathering of good food and wonderful conversation. All are enthusiastically welcomed.
restaurant is truly a pub with a full bar. It offers no entrees but has a huge variety of: Snacks, Pub Classics, Burgers, Sandwiches, Nathan’s famous hot dogs, Salads and Pizzas all at reasonable prices.
Just let George Raymond know so there will be room
What needs to be revived in your own soul? In the life of your parish? In your community? Where do you need light on your path? Join us in revival this year!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and his staff, working with dioceses across the country, has begun a series of regional revivals. The Diocese of Western Massachusetts will welcome him on October 21 for our revival. To begin the year in the spirit of identifying aspects of our lives that need reviving or rekindling Facebook users can join a conversation on this topic. Called 6 weeks in the light the link to join is here.
It is actually easy to join Facebook. If you haven’t tried it, you might like it.
Join us in Centering Prayer at the Grace Church Chapel. Encouraging a practice of silence and stillness we focus on practices of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina using scripture, art and music. You are welcome to join us.
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.
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.
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