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June 27, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

Gideon’s Garden News
End of School Ice Cream Party
The opening of the Butterfly House and the “End of the School Year” ice cream party were celebrated this week. The youth enjoyed the sweet treat of the summer ahead and, in addition to an ice-cream, took home a book for their summer reading. Inside the butterfly house are plants carefully chosen to support the life of the variety of caterpillars and butterflies. Remember to stop by and watch as these new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, and see the progress of the vegetables. Gideon’s Garden is located opposite Taft Farms on Division Street, Great Barrington. Thank you to all the volunteers and book givers who made this possible. And Happy Summer Reading to all!

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!

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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. 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:  Donald Garber, brother of Kirk Garber, to the prayers on Sunday,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:
Linda White and The Rev Janet & Sey Zimmerman.
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; Trinity, Shrewsbury – The Rev. Daniel Collier.
The Church’s wider mission: Tough Love Program, Amherst.
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week and for those 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 2
Welcome Table
Sally Brooke, Anne Andrews
Acolyte
Kathy Clausen
Lector
Sue Gore
Intercessor
Tom Doyle
Chalice
Kathy Clausen, Rick Gore
Healing Team
Ted Cobden, Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Flowers
Raymond
Altar Guild
Margaret Layton, Sarah Sieber, Cathy Haywood
Coffee Hour
Booton, Cheek
Counters
Sue Gore, Kathy Clausen


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 27, 2017

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
 
Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple– truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

Hymn for this Sunday

Published on Sep 9, 2011

The Choir of Washington National Cathedral, under the direction of Michael McCarthy, perform the American patriotic song ‘America the Beautiful’, with lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward. In this arrangement by McCarthy, a lone treble soloist opens the almost hymn-like piece.

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

America the Beautiful - Choir of Washington National Cathedral
America the Beautiful – Choir of Washington National Cathedral
O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life.
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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.

THIRD  SUNDAY SUPPER
 
Third Sunday Supper
Sunday, July 16 

TBA

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

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.

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 2nd

Canned Soup

 
 
 
 
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.

            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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