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June 20, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

Gideon’s Garden Visits Magic Wings to Stock Our New Butterfly House
Our boys went to Deerfield and the Magic Wings Conservatory & Gardens last Saturday where they met with a member of the Miller family to discuss the Gideon’s Garden project.  They purchased various tropical plants, verbena, Buddleia, Hibiscus and milkweed and also purchased larvae, eggs and caterpillars.  They learned about different stages of growth and food required during different stages of development and about the best educational packets for school groups and local Garden clubs. The day was spent touring the gardens and butterfly houses.

God is doing wonderful things for these boys and our garden…….more to come…….

 

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory  filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation.

Magic Wings focuses on butterfly-related education, recreation, entertainment and gardening needs. Magic Wings is THE Lepidoptera source in Western Massachusetts, featuring an 8,000-square foot indoor conservatory home to nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic butterflies in a tropical environment,

Preaching Series:
Radical Love.

June 25
Mary Anne and John Grammer – talk with us about Radical Love  
Building a relationship with a family seeking refuge.

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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. 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, Valerie Smith, John Breasted, Ken Frye, Edna Leavenworth, George Raymond, Doreen Hutchinson and Ed Hutchinson.
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: 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, and Donald Garber, brother of Kirk Garber

Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week: Virginia & Frank Vogel – Polizzi and Lynn Walker.
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; Christ Church, Fitchburg, – The Revs. Bennett and Carolyn Jones
The Church’s wider mission: Church Innovations
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Lisa Kelly, Ruth Crawford, Pennie Curry and Doreen Hutchinson and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week especially Kathy & Rob Clausen

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

June 25
 

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.
June 20, 2017

Third Sunday after Pentecost
 
Matthew 10:24-39

Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

Hymn for this Sunday
I Can Hear My Savior Calling
I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
“Take thy cross and follow, follow Me.”
Refrain:
Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow,

I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.

I’ll go with Him through the waters,
I’ll go with Him through the waters,
I’ll go with Him through the waters,
I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.
 I Can Hear My Savior Calling · Roderick Dwayne Belin
I’ll go with Him through the garden,
I’ll go with Him through the garden,
I’ll go with Him through the garden,

I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.

I’ll go with Him to the judgment,
I’ll go with Him to the judgment,
I’ll go with Him to the judgment,
I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.
He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
And go with me, with me all the way.

Ice cream Celebration for Gideon’s Garden/Taft Farm Children and Youth.
Thursday, June 22
4:30 

At the tent near Gideon’s Garden

Ice Cream Celebration at Taft Farm for the end of the school year.

This celebration is an outgrowth of our Lenten Conversations “Pray, Learn, Act”
Come help us congratulate our children on completing a fine school year.


Sey Zimmerman will be collecting books for children grades K-8 to give out at the party to encourage summer reading.

THIRD  SUNDAY SUPPER

 
“Third” Sunday Supper
Sunday, June 25
at Cork N’ Hearth

635 Laurel St. in Lee at

6:00 PM.
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

Grace Church Book Club


Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
at

(512) 739-6594 or seyzimmerman@gmail.com

September
13
7:00

Beyond Beautiful Tomorrows: 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.

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

Rice

 
 
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry

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

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.

            June 25 Mary Anne and John Grammer – Building a relationship with a family seeking refuge.
            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.


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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