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July 4, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

Gideon’s Garden News
To the left is a peek inside the new Butterfly House at Gideon’s Garden. You can’t see them this photo, but butterflies are beginning to populate the space.
 
 
In preparation for visitors to the new butterfly House who might want to create their own butterfly gardens, the GG youth potted up the important plants that provide host plants for caterpillars, and nectar plants to provide food for the butterflies once they emerge. These plants will be for sale at Taft Farms. 

“Yankee Doodle” is a well-known Anglo-American song, the origin of which dates back to the Seven Years’ War. It is often sung patriotically in the United States today and is the state anthem of Connecticut

Preaching Series:
Radical Love.

July 9   The Rev. Canon Robert and Debbie Edmunds to preach and teach on –  Love and their work in the Middle East. Discussion will follow worship.  

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Sunday Liturgy on your iPad or tablet!

Swap your worship bulletin for the liturgy on your iPads or tablets?
Would you like to receive the Worship Bulletin by email so you can upload it to your iPad for use in Sunday worship?

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 Fridayby noon, please email Janet or Maria at graceberkshiresma@gmail.com. Talk to Valerie Smith or Elizabeth Holland for reviews.
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GRACE CHURCH

Please Include In Your Daily Prayers This Week
Members of the Parish Family: Ted Cobden, Linda White, John Breasted, Ken Frye, Edna Leavenworth, George Raymond, Doreen Hutchinson, Ed Hutchinson and Valerie Smith.S
Others we love: Jay King, John Belizzi,Carole Chapple, Christy Yeo, Kathy O’Brien, Cooper O’Brien, Rosalind Haywood, Petty Officer Ronald Turner, son of Barbara and John Turner, Colonel John Tryon, nephew of Anne Andrews and all who serve our country.
Those who have died:  Donald Garber, brother of Kirk Garber, 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: Anne Andrews and Marion Andrews
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 the Rev. Sam Smith; Trinity Episcopal/Christ Lutheran, Sheffield and the newly called Rev. Erik Karas,the Rt. Rev. Doug Fisher, our Bishop; the Mampong Babies’ Home in Ghana;

Grace Church, Amherst – The Revs Tom Synan, and Sarah Syer
The Church’s wider mission: Forward Movement Publications

And we offer thanks: For guests who are with us this morning; for all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Harold Robitaille Jr. and for Bob & Cathy Haywood celebrating an Anniversary this week.

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

ROTA
July 9
Welcome Table
Deborah Holmes,
Doreen Hutchinson
Acolyte
Kathy Clausen
Lector
Dindy Anderson
Intercessor
Kathy Clausen
Chalice
Lynn Walker,
Virginia Vogel Polizzi
Healing Team
Elizabeth Holland,
Pennie Curry
Flowers
Gore
Altar Guild
Lynn Walker,
Ed Hutchinson
Coffee Hour
Grammer, Hutchinson
Counters
Deborah Holmes,
Tom Doyle


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.
July 4, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
 
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jesus said to the crowd, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Hymn for this Sunday
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.
Plymouth Choir and Congregation of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska
Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.
Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Preaching Series: Radical Love.

This summer we are blessed to have three speakers to talk with us about the Radical Love we are called to as followers of the Risen Christ. This is an opportunity to learn about work in our church, our community, and our world to share God’s love. In times when all we seem to hear is news of the worst of human behavior, let us spend time listening to how God is at work in our world bringing new life and hope. It is a time to rejoice and listen for our own call to serve. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join you for this life-giving time.

 July 9   The Rev. Canon Robert and Debbie Edmunds to preach and teach on their work in the Middle East. Discussion will follow worship.
            July 16 The Rev. Jane Ralph, Executive Director of CONSTRUCT, Inc. to preach and teach about work with people who struggle to find affordable housing in the

Berkshires. Discussion will follow worship.
            In September Brooke Mead, Executive Director of Berkshire Immigrant Center to preach and teach about serving our neighbors who are immigrants.

Grace Church Office Update
 
One day soon, although we’re not entirely sure when, you will see a new awning above the doors of the office at 67 State Rd., in Great Barrington. Soon to follow will be lovely planters. These mock up photos give you an idea of what we’ve planned. Keep your eyes open as you drive by.

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

 July 9th

Beans 

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

THIRD  SUNDAY SUPPER
 
Third Sunday Supper
Sunday, July 16 
6:00 PM
Our next Sunday Supper will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 16 at the Stockbridge Golf Club, 6A Main Street, Stockbridge, MA.
Locally famous Chef Michael Ballon, having sold the Castle Street Cafe, is the new chef at the Golf Club!
Once a month we gather for good food and great conversation in one of our local restaurants. If you have come before, you know you are in for an evening of laughter and blessings. If you have not attended yet, please consider joining us. Let George Raymond know to expect you so space is made for all graymond747@gmail.com or 413-854-1222

Grace Church Book Club

   
Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
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September 13
7:00

Behind the Beautiful Forevers:

Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

Host and/or Venue    Peet

Discussion Leader        Sey Zimmermann
  • A&D = Appetizers & Dessert only: Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, dessert, decaf and tea.
  • For all gatherings: Participants are encouraged to make offerings of appetizers, wine and dessert in consultation with the Host. The Host is responsible for soft drinks, decaf and tea.
  • For Dinner gatherings: 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.


Immigration Help and Advice
Next Berkshire Immigrant Center Office Hours:
Berkshire Immigrant Center is moving their offices in Pittsfield and in the middle of hiring new counselors so there is an interruption of the availability of someone to come to Great Barrington.  
Grace Church (67 State Road, Great Barrington)

The Berkshire Immigrant Center, located in Pittsfield, assists people with citizenship assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy. On June 12, 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. Brooke Mead,  an Immigration Adviser for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, offers consultations in both English and Spanish.

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.

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

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.

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.

Centering Prayer Gathering

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

 

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

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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.
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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