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July 24, 2018 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

REVIVAL  2018Curry Revival
PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY
WILL BE WITH US FOR REVIVAL 2018
REKINDLING HOPE- SHARING LIGHT-LOVING JESUS

Sunday, October 21 at 1:00 PM
at the First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield.
Please mark your calendars. We will gather for worship with the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the many followers of Christ in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. It will be a great day!
THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE AT CRISSEY FARM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21.

Sey Zimmerman

A Service to Celebrate the Life of Sey Zimmerman was held on Friday, July 20 at 11:00 AM at Crissey Farm

 

On the back of the service bulletin were Sey’s three guidelines for life:
Life is precious:
Keep it simple.
Don’t think too highly of yourself: The dinosaurs were proud too.
Regarding storing up treasures on earth: There are only so many hot dogs one man can eat.

Women of Grace Church

Save the Date September 14-15, 2018.
An overnight Women’s Retreat has been scheduled at the Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT. We hope you will join us.


Contents

The Welcome Project Mat by Thistle Farms 
Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN. has come together with women refugees in Ritsonia, Greece to provide an economic platform for women and their families to escape the refugee camps. Lee and John Cheek have brought us a mat woven from materials the women took on their journey to Greece.
The mat graces our altar as a powerful symbol that love is the greatest force for change in the world.
Every Purchase Helps a Woman Survivor Heal. Shop Now!

GRACE CHURCH

Please Include In Your Daily Prayers This Week

Please hold in your prayers
 
Janet Zimmerman and her family; Dick Gore who is healing at home; Elinor Hamill who is at Fairview Commons; Meredith Haider who is healing at home; and Barbara Turner who is healing at home. They would appreciate cards and visits.
Prayers for Charles Olegar and Jane Williams.Charles, organist and music director at St. James for eight years, and his wife, Jane Williams would appreciate your prayers. You can send your love to them through card and notes at 131 Belleview, Troy NY 12180.

Centering Prayer Gathering
will continue every Thursday at a new time of 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Rev. Betsy Fisher has graciously offered to lead our faithful group
for one month.
Join us at 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. All are welcome.
 
Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Grace Church Office and Chapel

Click here for the
Grace Church calendar

ROTA
July 29
Welcome Table
Deborah Holmes, Doreen Hutchinson
Acolyte
Cathy Haywood
Lector
Anne Andrews
Intercessor
Doreen Hutchinson
Chalice
Lynn Walker, Virginia Polizzi-Vogel
Healing Team
Ted Cobden, Elizabeth Holland
Flowers
Gore
Altar Guild
Elizabeth Holland, Deborah Holmes
Coffee Hour
Holland, Fishell/Seip
Counters
Rick Gore, Ed Hutchinson
Links

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’s birth in Great Barrington.
 
Celebrate the Feast Day of W.E.B. Du Bois, Saturday August 4.  Come for all or part of the day.
9:30am: Lecture and Gravesite Visit @The Du Bois Center, 684 South Main St., Great Barrington, MA, adjacent to the Mahaiwe Cemetery.
11am: Walking Tour, Holy Eucharist, Refreshments @ Macedonia Baptist Church, 9 Rosseter St., Great Barrington.
Sponsored by the Beloved Community Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Western MA. Donations to Macedonia Baptist Church are welcome. More information and RSVPs on Du Bois Feast Day Celebration Facebook Page, or Lee Cheek, 413-854-1095.
The celebration continues throughout 2018. Be a part of the festivities recognizing our native son, a towering figure of the 20th century. There will be events for all.

Du Bois 150th Festival website

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

 

Bible Study

Bible Study
Tuesdays with the Word
will resume in September  
There is no required reading, just bring yourself and a curiosity about what this Evangelist has to say to us today.
 

Grace Church Office
   

 
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.

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

We need people: 

Acolytes, choir members, lectors, hospitality leaders, healing ministers, Eucharistic visitors
We need people who are willing to offer their gifts as acolytes, choir members, lectors, hospitality leaders, healing ministers, Eucharistic visitors.

Prayerfully consider ways you can support the work of this church community. Each of us have something to give that the world desperately needs.

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.

Third Sunday Supper in August 
to be announced
 
Please join us for our monthly gathering of good food and wonderful conversation. All are enthusiastically welcomed.
For more information
contact George Raymond
 If you have not come before, take this opportunity to join us.
 

Gospel for Sunday, July 29
Jesus feeding the multitude
 John 6:1-21
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming towards him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?’ He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, ‘Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?’ Jesus said, ‘Make the people sit down.’ Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’
When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started across the lake to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The lake became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land towards which they were going.

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
George Raymond

Food Pantry Item
for
July 29:
 
Canned
Vegetables
 
 
 

Gideon’s Garden Update
Division Street across from Taft Farms
Fisher adds flowers to attract pollinators.
Corn is doing well.

Squash is so abundant, a delivery was made to Pittsfield last week.
Inside the Butterfly House.
Can you find the butterfly in this picture?
Lot’s going on in the Garden. Three separate groups are visiting this week. John Riiska continues to mentor Kyle and as you can see it is a bounty of beauty. Stop by and see for yourself. The boys love to give tours, or you can harvest, or just count butterflies.

The Butterfly House at Gideon’s Garden
  
Forty-one campers, ages 5 to 12,  from the Berkshire South Community Center visited the Butterfly House, Gideon’s Garden and the rescue animals.

Hymn for Sunday, July 29
If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee
 
If thou but trust in God
to guide thee,
and hope in him
through all thy ways,
he’ll give thee strength
what e’er betide thee,
and bear thee through the evil days.
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love
builds on a rock that
nought can move.

Sing, pray, and keep
his ways unswerving;
so do thine own part faithfully,
and trust his word,
though undeserving;
thou yet shalt find it true for thee;
God never yet forsook in need
the soul that trusted him indeed.

The Bible Challenge
As part of our spiritual preparation for revival we are inviting our congregation to
participate in THE BIBLE CHALLENGE.
The Challenge
has begun, but it is never too late to join! Episcopalians in the Diocese of Western MA are going to read the Bible-the whole Bible-in 365 days beginning on Pentecost.
Are you in?

Registration is open for the
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND WITH BISHOP FISHER  

Join Bishop Fisher on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2019
Join Bishop Fisher on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2019
April 22 to May 4, 2019.
The total cost of the trip including round trip airfare based on double occupancy is $4500. A deposit of $500 per person will secure your place. Registration will close at 30 pilgrims or on January 21, 2019. For questions, please contact the Rev. Jim Munro at jamesgmunroe@gmail.com.


Immigration Help and Advice
Support the Berkshire Immigrant Center. You can donate on-line at www.berkshireic.org. Please consider donating $25, $50, or $100 or more to support BIC’s work with our local immigrants and refugees.

“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.

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.

Sunday Liturgy on your iPad or tablet!
Swap your worship bulletin for the liturgy on your iPads or tablets?
Using a tablet allows you to adjust the size and contrast of the print.  It also can help us be more responsible by saving paper.

If you would like to receive the emailed worship bulletin that goes out on Friday by noon, please email Janet or Maria at graceberkshiresma@gmail.com.

WORSHIP

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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.
 
 Eucharist and Healing Prayers   
Thursday at 12:00 PM
 At Grace Chapel
 
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 2019
John Cheek
Junior
Warden
Richard Gore, Jr.
Class of 2020
Sarah Sieber
Dindy Anderson
Treasurer
Sue Gore
Class of 2021
Anne Andrews
Dutch Pinkston
Clerk
Mary Anne Grammer

You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.

GRACE CHURCH
An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
The Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman,  Rector
Assisting Priest:  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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