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February 7, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter


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Grace Church calendar

 Elinor Hamill and John Breasted are at Fairview Commons.

Elinor and John are receiving treatment at Fairview Commons and would enjoy having visitors. You can call at (413) 528-4560.
Fairview Commons
151 Christian Hill Rd, Great Barrington

Grace Church Prayers 
Please Include In Your Daily Prayers This Week
Members of the Parish Family: Marina Bowens, Ada Hastings, Kyle Gangell, Ted Cobden, Harold Robitaille, Linda White, Elinor Hamill, Sara Keene, John and Mary Anne Grammer, Jason Robitaille, Valerie Smith, Dindy Anderson, John Breasted, Connie Garber, Ken Frye and Edna Leavenworth
Others we love: Jay King, John Belizzi, Carole Chapple, Christy Yeo, Kathy O’Brien, Cooper O’Brien, Rosalind Haywood, Colonel John Tryon and all who serve our country.
Those who have died: Barbara White, sister of Peter Kirchoff, Alice MacMullen, Gene Zimmerman, father of Sey Zimmerman
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week: Ada Hastings & George Raymond and Catherine & Robert Haywood
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, Lenox – The Rev. Michael Tuck
The Church’s wider mission:

Mass. Council of Churches, The Rev. Laura Everett
And we offer thanks: For guests who are with us this morning; for all those celebrating a Birthday this week especially Jane Clausen, Dick Holmes and Fred Hollman and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

Multicultural BRIDGE Courses 
Cultural Competence Training Workshop
8 consecutive weeks
Starting Friday Jan. 5th 5-6:30
Great Barrington Mason Library
We unpack diversity, culture, bias, develop skills for conflict around diversity and racial/social justice issues–and skills for developing and building relationships across differences.
please let us know if there is a financial hardship but desire to attend.
Real Talk on Race 
Saturday mornings beginning January 6th
$160/8 weeks
How can our individual and collective actions dismantle or uphold the racial disparities existing in education, health, poverty and other aspects of community.
For a powerful experience, take both workshops together. $300/total.
All are welcome
Some community scholarship available.
Please write checks to Multicultural BRIDGE pay here with PayPal.
Feel free to sponsor a community member or agency representative.

February 12
Welcome Table
Deborah Holmes, Sue Gore, Doreen Hutchinson
Cathy Haywood
Tom Doyle
 Doreen Hutchinson
Ed Hutchinson, Rick Gore
Healing Team
Ted Cobden, Virginia Vogel-Polizzi
Altar Guild
Lynn Walker, Ed Hutchinson
Coffee Hour
Peet, Doyle
Deborah Holmes, Tom Doyle

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.


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.   

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.

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.

Centering Prayer Gathering

Every Thursday
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Grace Church Office and Chapel
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington
February 7, 2016

The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany  – Sunday February 12

Matthew 5:21-37 

Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.
“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
“Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.”

Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details
 Appetizers & Dessert only: Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, dessert, decaf and tea.

Embers  by Sándor Márai

Host and Venue Discussion Leader
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.

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 and the People’s Pantry


Toilet Paper

February 12

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

Berkshire Human Rights Series
Sunday, February 12th
Kimball Farms, 235 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240 413.637.7000
Delores Jones Brown – The Future of Racial Justice and Policing: Where Do We Go From Here?  
Dr. Jones-Brown is a Prof. in the Dept. of Law and Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, and founding director of the John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice. This talk will explore alternatives for policing the future of policing in America and its ability to foster, rather than hinder, racial justice.  Kimball Farms, 235 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240 413.637.7000

W.E.B Dubois Educational Series. 

March 29th

Tufts University Professor Kendra Field, will deliver a presentation drawn from her forthcoming book “Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War.”

May 22nd

New York City playwright Clare Coss and actors Kathleen Chalfant and Peter Jay Fernandez

will put on a performance of their Off Broadway success “Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington.”

Both events will take place in the Monument Mountain Regional High School Auditorium.

Free and welcome to all.

 Third Sunday Supper

Sunday evening,

February 19, 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
If you’ve never tried one of our Grace Church “Third Sunday Suppers”  or have only been once or twice, please consider being with us for the next event.

Immigration Help and Advice 

Next Berkshire Immigrant Center Office Hours: February 27
by appointment
Grace Church (67 State Road, Great Barrington)

The Berkshire Immigrant Center, located in Pittsfield, assists people with citizenship assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy. Now, once a month on the fourth Friday, 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. Elisa Fuller, an Immigration Adviser for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, offers consultations in both English and Spanish.


Bible StudyTuesdays with the Word
7 to 8:30 pm.

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington 


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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.
Vestry Minutes are posted on our website

Senior Warden
Kathy Clausen
Class of 2018
Anne Andrews
Junior Warden
Richard Gore, Jr.
Class of 2019
John Cheek
Sarah Sieber
Sue Gore
Class of 2020
Mary Anne Grammer
Paula Doyle

You can now donate to Grace Church through PayPal.

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


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