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June 12, 2018 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

God’s story, Our story:
Storytelling as Spiritual Discipline.
June 27
5:30 to 7: 30 PM at
St. Stephen’s Pittsfield.

During Parish Leadership Day, our diocese had the opportunity to hear and learn about the power of stories from The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor in his presentation, “My story, Our story, The story.” Storytelling is powerful. The Rev. Jenny Gregg will be opening us to the power of sharing our stories as a way of following Jesus.
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GRACE CHURCH

Please Include In Your Daily Prayers This Week
Members of the Parish Family: The Rev. Ted Cobden, Linda White, John Breasted, Ken and Vonnie Frye, Edna Leavenworth, George Raymond, Ed Hutchinson, Valerie Smith, Elinor Hamill, Pam & Bill Drumm, Dick Gore, The Rev. Virginia Vogel-Polizzi, Mimi and Dick Alford, Doreen Hutchinson, Barbara Turner , Rick Gore, Pennie Curry, Doug Happ, Amanda Leavenworth, Stacey Thomas, Frank Vogel – Polizzi, Mark Anderson, Marion Andrews
Others we love: Anne Peters, Leslie Albert,Debbie Losaw, daughter of Rosemarie Blakely, Ashley Gangell,Barbara and Zeke Hills, sister-in-law and brother of Francie Hills, Michael Billing, Joy Saville,Charles Olegar, Jane Williams, 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: Bishop George Councell; Brad Loudenbach, husband of Sarah Sieber’s cousin; Lillian Forrest; Nathaniel Sayles, son of Nate Sayles; Arthur J. Gangel, Sr., grandfather of Kyle Gangel; Holly Raymond, sister-in-law of George Raymond.
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:
Marcia Doelman and Tom & Paula Doyle.
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;The Rev. Hilary Bogert-Winkler, Diocesan Youth Missioner
The Church’s wider mission: Military Chaplains.
And we offer thanks: Forall those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Paula Doyle, Michael Haywood and Frederick Lord and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

Volunteer This Summer: 
Help a Child Soar!
4 weeks: July 9 to Aug 2
You choose what day, which age you prefer and if you want to work with a teacher or on your own.
9:15 – 10:15 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays
The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) is looking for volunteers helping kids learn and grow. The Project Connection summer camp is for high needs students in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. JWF coordinates volunteers for students in grades 1-4. This year the goal is for every child to have the opportunity to interact with a volunteer. We work with the kids  to help them maintain/improve their reading skills.
To learn more and to volunteer, contact the program’s coordinator Phyllis Cohen at 413-528-4225 or

Click here for the
Grace Church calendar

Congregational Development Grant 
Grace Church awarded .

Grace has been awarded a Congregational Development Grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts for $6000 to support the work of Gideon’s Garden.

ROTA
June 17
Welcome Table
Marcia Doelman, Ed Hutchinson
Acolyte
Cathy Haywood
Lector
Meredith Haider
Intercessor
Doreen Hutchinson
Chalice
Lynn Walker, Elizabeth Holland
Healing Team
Sue Gore, Kathy Clausen
Flowers
Doelman
Altar Guild
Debbie Holmes, Elizabeth Holland, Monique Kirchoff
Coffee Hour
Cobden, Doyle
Counters
Rick Gore, Ed Hutchinson

Please hold in your prayers
Please hold in your prayers 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.
Links

Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’s birth in Great Barrington.

The celebration, has begun and will continue 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

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.

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

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

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Storm Morning
#565, oil on panel, 48″ x 48″, 2016
Louise LeBourgeois
Louise LeBourgeois is a painter, writer, and open water swimmer. The flux, heft, and ever-changing moods of Lake Michigan inspire her paintings. She uses the simple elements of sky, horizon, and water to explore the boundless possibilities of emotional temperature.


Mark 4:35-41
When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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

Peanut Butter

Food Pantry Item

June 17
 
Peanut
Butter
 

Books and Bread
June 13 at 7:00 
Host:

Valerie Smith
Discussion Leader: Martha Katz
 
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
 

Appetizers and Dessert:

  • 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.
  • 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.

For future books, please see the website http://graceberkshires.org/who-we-are/ministries/

If you are a “regular” and are not planning to attend, please let the Host know.

The Bible Challenge
As part of our spiritual preparation for revival we are inviting ourcongregation to participate in THE BIBLE CHALLENGE
THE BIBLE CHALLENGE has begun, but it is never too late! 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?

Third Sunday Supper
July 17
Please join us for our monthly gathering of good food and wonderful conversation. All are enthusiastically welcomed.
TBA
For more information contact George Raymond
 If you have not come before, take this opportunity to join us.
  
 

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.

 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF GIDEON’S GARDEN
 


Immigration Help and Advice
Support the Berkshire Immigrant Center. You can donate on-line at www.berkshireic.org A wonderful gift for someone you love. 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.

 
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.

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.

“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.  

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.

 

Bible Study

Bible Study
Tuesdays with the Word
7 to 8:30 pm.  
There is no required reading, just bring yourself and a curiosity about what this Evangelist has to say to us  today.


 Grace Church Office

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.

WORSHIP

Christ Icon
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.

Worship Schedule
 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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