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October 31, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

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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.

November 5 Baptism of Mark Michael Thomas and Claire Amy Thomas. 

We will rejoice in the baptism  of Mark Michael Thomas and Claire Amy Thomas, children of Stacey Thomas and grandchildren of Linda White.
Please welcome with prayers and presence these precious children and their families. Stacey and her family invite you to join them for a reception following worship.
All are joyously welcome.
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Sunday, November 12 
The Rev. Jenny Gregg, Cathedral of the Beloved will join us Sunday, November 12 for worship and conversation.

The Rev. Jenny Gregg  leads the Cathedral of the Beloved in Pittsfield will  preach and teach about her work with people struggling at the margins of our community in the Berkshires.
Following worship, she will be available for conversation and questions.
Please mark your calendars to be with us.

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        S
Others we love: Barbara and Zeke Hills, sister-in-law and brother of Francie Hills, 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. Taya Wallace, Safe Church Officer.
The Church’s wider mission:Massachusetts Inter – Faith Hospitality Group.
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Will Pinkston 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.

 

Please hold in your prayers Dick Gore who is healing at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield and Elinor Hamill who is resting at home.
They would appreciate cards and visits.

ROTA
 Nov.5
Welcome Table
Viola Bagnaschi, Anne Andrews, Sally Brooke
Acolyte
Cathy Haywood
Lector
Anne Andrews
Intercessor
Tom Doyle
Chalice
Viola Bagnaschi, Lynn Walker
Healing Team
Charlene Peet,
Kathy Clausen
Flowers
Layton/Sieber
Altar Guild
Sarah Sieber, Margaret Layton, Cathy Haywood
Coffee Hour
Hutchinson/Grammer
Counters
Sue Gore, Kathy Clausen

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

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

Links
October 31, 2017

All Saints Sunday
 
Matthew 5:1-12
The Sermon on the Mount
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
The Beatitudes
And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Sunday, October 29
Bishop Douglas Fisher visited Grace Church for his biannual visit to Grace Church
 
 
We also celebrated Gideon’s Garden.

Thank you Bishop Fisher and the workers of Gideon’s Garden.

Hymn this Sunday

For All the Saints
 1. For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

2. Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou in the darkness drear, their one true light.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

3. O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia!
4. O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

5. And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

6. From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

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
 

 November 5

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

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
  
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 cartoon

Bible Study
 
Tuesdays with the Word
7 to 8:30 pm.

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd., Great Barrington 

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.  

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

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

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