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October 24, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

To listen to the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church’s sermon at  the Cathedral’s Bicentennial Eucharist click on the image.
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116th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts:
Taking Risks for the Sake of the Gospel   
Saturday, October 28
Springfield MA.

Please keep your rector, your delegates and your diocese in prayer.
Grace Church Vestry Delegate is Rick Gore and Vestry Alternate is John Cheek. Lay Vestry Delegate is Lee Cheek and Lay Alternate is Dindy Anderson.

24th ANNUAL WINTER OUTERWEAR DRIVE

COLLECTION IN OCTOBER: 
During the month of October warm outerwear will be collected to help our brothers and sisters in the Berkshires.
Please drop off unstained, clean, and workable coats, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, boots, snow pants, warm clothing, blankets, etc. to the church office at 67 State Road in Great Barrington before Friday, October 27.
We will deliver the clothes to the Berkshire South Community Center on Friday, October 27 for distribution on Saturday. This is a great way to share your unused winter clothing with someone who could greatly appreciate them in the cold winter. Thank you!

Click here for the
Grace Church calendar

GRACE CHURCH INTERCESSORY PRAYERS
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, Valerie Smith, Elinor Hamill, Pam & Bill Drumm, and Dick Gore, Sr.
Others we love: Michael Billing, Joy Saville, Diane Meskill, Charles Olegar, Jane Williams, Jay King, 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: Edward K. Doyle, FDNY Engine 82,nephew of Tom Doyle; Nancy W. Heady, mother of Paula Doyle.
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:
David Hamill and Elinor Hamill
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. Tanya Wallace, Safe Church Officer

The Church’s wider mission:

Massachusetts Inter-Faith Hospitality Network
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Pat Edelstein and Howard Seip and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.


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.

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.

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

ROTA
October 29
Welcome Table
Viola Bagnaschi, Sally Brooke, Anne Andrews
Acolyte
Kathy Clausen
Lector
Sue Gore
Intercessor
John Cheek
Chalice
Dutch Pinkston, Lynn Walker
Healing Team
Ted Cobden, Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Flowers
Clausen
Altar Guild
Margaret Layton, Sarah Sieber, Cathy Haywood
Coffee Hour
Layton/Sieber, Haywood
Counters
Rick Gore, Ed Hutchinson

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.

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.

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 413-243-0471or jhermanski@litnetsb.org.
You can also visit us at www.litnetsb.org.

“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.  
Links
October 24, 2017

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
 
Matthew 22:34-46

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”
He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”‘?
If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Hymn this Sunday –
1 Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art;
be Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
both waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.
2 Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
be Thou ever with me, and I with Thee, Lord;
be Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son;
be Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou My Vision
3 Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;
be Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
be Thou and Thou only the first in my heart,
O high King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
4 High King of heaven, Thou heaven’s bright Sun,
O grant me its joys, after vict’ry is won;
Great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be Thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

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

Canned veggies

 
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry
 

 October 29


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

WEB Du Bois Educational Series
 
TONIGHT
October 24th
 
7:00 PM
Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family

 Authors Jane Feldman and Shannon Lanier (descendent of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings) in an interactive multimedia presentation that explores the meaning of race, its influence on personal identity, and our interrelatedness as Americans.

The event is free and open to the public

Sunday, October 29
Bishop Douglas Fisher to visit Grace Church for his biannual visit to Grace Church

 
We will also be celebrating Gideon’s Garden that Sunday so it will be a day of celebration.
All interested in being received into the church, please contact The Rev. Janet Zimmerman.
Please join us to welcome Bishop Fisher and rejoice in the goodness of the work of Gideon’s Garden.

Sunday, November 5 All Saints’ Sunday
On this Sunday, you are invited to bring pictures or other mementos of persons whose love helped us follow Jesus and live lives of abundance. We will have a table of remembrance to honor the saints in our lives. You are welcome to contribute your memories.

Grace Church Book Club

      
 
Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
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November 8
6:00
Dinner
Hillbilly Elegy:  
Memoir of a family and Culture in Crisis  
by J.D. Vance
  

Host and/or Venue: Fletcher and Raymond
At Kimball Farms 

Discussion Leader : Martha Katz 

  • For Dinner gatherings: The Host is responsible for planning the meal. Participants are encouraged to make offerings in consultation with the Host.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  
The Berkshire Immigrant Center is now settled in the St. Stephen’s building on the second floor.

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.

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.

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 StudyBible Study
CANCELLED ON TUESAY, OCTOBER 24
(attending Jefferson’s Children)

Tuesdays with the Word

7 to 8:30 pm.

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd., Great Barrington 

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)

Centering Prayer Gathering

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

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

Assisting Priest:  The Rev. Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Mailing: P. O. Box 114  Great Barrington, MA 01230
Maria Mayorga
Office Assistant

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