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September 19, 2017 Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

 Sunday October 1

 

Brooke Mead, Executive Director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center

to preach and teach.
Please join us and invite your friends to welcome Brooke Mead. She will share with us the ongoing work of the Berkshire Immigrant Center located in Pittsfield and how we can be involved in supporting our immigrant brothers and sisters in the Berkshires.

Last Sunday  
Baptism of Kaylyn Virginia Glover and  
Thanksgiving for William Andrew Happ
We rejoice in the baptism of Kaylyn Virginia Glover, daughter of Richard and Kendra Glover, and Thanksgiving for William Andrew Happ, son of Michael Happ and Laura Vartanoff, grandson of Sue and Doug Happ. Please welcome with joy these precious children and their families.

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.

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

Addressing the Addiction Crisis: A Pilgrimage of Prayer.
Sunday, October 22!

We will be offering public prayer and witness across Berkshire County.

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.

Click here for the
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, Elinor Hamill and Bill & Pam Drumm.     S
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 nephew of Tom Doyle; Nancy W. Heady, mother of Paula Doyle.
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:
Pam & Bill Drumm and Patricia & Richard Edelstein.
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;St. Andrew’s Chapel, North Adams.
The Church’s wider mission: Episcopal Media Services.
And we offer thanks: For all those celebrating a Birthday this week 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 24
Welcome Table
Sarah Sieber,
Rick Gore,
Ed Hutchinson
Acolyte
Kathy Clausen
Lector
Ann Andrews,
Dindy Anderson
Intercessor
Doreen Hutchinson
Chalice
Kathy Clausen,
Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Healing Team
Elizabeth Holland,
Sue Gore
Flowers
Doyle
Altar Guild
Vioa Bagnaschi,
Linda White,
Sue Happ
Coffee Hour
Horan, Cobden
Counters
Ian Booton, Sarah Sieber

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 19, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 20:1-16
 
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clockhe went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

The Red Vineyard

Date completed: Nov 1888

Hymn this Sunday
All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
 
All who hunger, gather gladly;
holy manna is our bread.
Come from wilderness and wandering.
Here, in truth, we will be fed.
You that yearn for days of fullness,
all around us is our food.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.

All who hunger, never strangers;
seeker, be a welcome guest.
Come from restlessness and roaming.
Here, in joy, we keep the feast.
We that once were lost and scattered
in communion’s love have stood.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.






All who hunger, sing together;
Jesus Christ is living bread.
Come from loneliness and longing.
Here, in peace, we have been led.
Blest are those who from this table
live their lives in gratitude.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.

Sung by the congregation of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska, on August 6, 2017. Tom Trenney, organist.


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
 

 September 24


RICE
 
 
 
 
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

October 11
7:00
Appetizers & Dessert only:
Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, dessert, decaf and tea.

The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton

Host and/or Venue    Smith

Discussion Leader   Peter Kirchoff

  • 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, October 15 
6:00 PM

 

 
TBA
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:
  
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.

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

You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.

GRACE CHURCH
An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires

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