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September 12, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

September 10 and 17  
 
Episcopal 101 
Episcopal 101-Sunday, September 10 and 17. Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church and what it means to be an Episcopalian? Would you like to learn more about the foundation of the liturgy we use when we worship? Would you like to talk about why the Episcopal Church is both spiritual and religious? Please join us for two Sundays following worship, September 10 and 17. There will be party favors!

Hurricane Relief.
During the month of September, Grace Church will be collecting financial donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Many of you have seen the pictures of the devastation. Please make a check to Grace Church and place Hurricane

Relief in the memo line.
 At the end of September, we will gather these funds and send them to Episcopal Relief and Development for distribution to those most in need.
Thank you for your generosity. –
You can donate directly by clicking here. ERD

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S PEOPLE.

Saturday,

September 23  
9:00 to noon
Grace Church Office
67 State Road in Great Barrington. 
Safeguarding God’s People training for volunteers. All those who work with children and youth, or volunteer to visit any members of our community should plan to attend this training. Re-certification is required every three years. Please contact the Grace Church office (office@graceberkshires.org or jzimmerman@graceberkshires.org, 413-644-0022) to let us know you plan to attend.

September 24
Brooke Mead,
Executive Director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center to preach and teach.

Addressing the Addiction Crisis: A Pilgrimage of Prayer.
Planning session   
Thursday, September 14
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Pittsfield
10:00 AM.
Recognizing that addiction is a serious crisis in our communities, the faith communities of Berkshire County are coming together to show their support for and solidarity with all who suffer from the disease of addiction.
We will be offering public prayer and witness across Berkshire County on Sunday, October 22.

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Grace Church calendar
Contents

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 and Elinor Hamill                        
Others we love: Charles Olegar, Jane Williams,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: Edward K. Doyle, FDNY Engine 82,Judith Croce
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; Trinity, Shelburne Falls – The Rev. Marguerite Sheehan
The Church’s wider mission: Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers, Inc. (ECCC)
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially John Grammer and Michael Frye and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

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
 
September 17
Welcome Table
Viola Bagnaschi, Marcia Doelman, Ed Hutchinson
Acolyte
Cathy Haywood
Lector
Sue Gore
Intercessor
Tom Doyle
Chalice
Viola Bagnaschi, Rick Gore
Healing Team
Charlene Peet, Ted Cobden
Flowers
Happ
Altar Guild
Elizabeth Holland, Deborah Holmes
Coffee Hour
Holland, Happ
Counters
Ed Hutchinson,Rick Gore

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.

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

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.

Centering Prayer Gathering

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

“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
September 12, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after
Matthew 18:21-35
Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.
“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
This depiction of the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant on a stained glass window in Scots’ Church, Melbourne shows the initial forgiving of the debt, and the final punishment of the unforgiving servant.

Hymn this Sunday
 
‘Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah’
 
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,

Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Feed me till I want no more.

Open thou the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream shall flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer
Be thou still my strength and shield.
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.
I will ever give to thee.



Sung in English and Welsh to the tune ‘Cwm Rhondda’ by the choirs and congregation of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church, Cardiff. The hymn and tune are often called ‘Bread of Heaven’ due to a line in the hymn. Often used as the informal anthem of Wales. ‘Songs of Praise’, 16th

Arglwydd, arwain trwy’r anialwch,
Fi, bererin gwael ei wedd,
Nad oes ynof nerth na bywyd
Fel yn gorwedd yn y bedd:
Hollalluog, Hollalluog,
Ydyw’r Un a’m cwyd i’r lan.
Ydyw’r Un a’m cwyd i’r lan

Agor y ffynhonnau melus
‘N tarddu i maes o’r Graig y sydd;
Colofn dân rho’r nos i’m harwain,
A rho golofn niwl y dydd;
Rho i mi fanna, Rho i mi fanna,
Fel na bwyf yn llwfwrhau.
Fel na bwyf yn llwfwrhau.

Pan yn troedio glan Iorddonen,
Par i’m hofnau suddo i gyd;
Dwg fi drwy y tonnau geirwon
Draw i Ganaan – gartref clyd:
Mawl diderfyn. Mawl diderfyn
Fydd i’th enw byth am hyn.
Fydd i’th enw byth am hyn.


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
  Peanut Butter
 
 
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry
 

 September 17


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

Grace Church Book Club

   
Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
at

September 13
7:00
Appetizers & Dessert only:
Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, dessert, decaf and tea.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers:

Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

Host and/or Venue    Peet

Discussion Leader        Sey Zimmermann
  • 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.

THIRD  SUNDAY SUPPER
 
Third Sunday Supper
Sunday, September 17  
6:00 PM

 

 
Koii
State Road
Great Barrington
Once a month we gather for good food and great conversation in one of our local restaurants. If you have come before, you know you are in for an evening of laughter and blessings. If you have not attended yet, please consider joining us. Let George Raymond know to expect you so space is made for all graymond747@gmail.com or 413-854-1222


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.  

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.

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 StudyBible Study

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)

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

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