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July 15, 2014 Issue of Tuesday’s Child

Pastoral Care
as we wait for Janet Zimmerman, our new priest, to start at Grace in September
For pastoral emergencies when the presence of a priest is required, contact Senior Warden Kathy Clausen at 413-329-1724 orkclausen@graceberkshires.org

Let us be especially caring for one another during this time as we wait for our new Priest in Charge..  Please call, visit, and pray with one another, especially those who are known to be sick, in mourning, or in some other distress.

Sunday, July 20th   The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 139:
LORD, you have searched me out and known me; *
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You trace my journeys and my resting-places *
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *
but you, O LORD, know it altogether.
GRACE CHURCH An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
Issue: Vol. 2 # 26
July 15, 2014
Pastoral Care
Celebrated this week
Calendar of Events
Article Headline
Article Headline
Gratitude Moment
Article Headline
Food Pantry
Third Sunday Supper
Article Headline
Study Sunday’s Lesson
Books and Bread
Worship Section
Worship Schedule
Daily Prayers this Week

Gideon's Garden

Visit Gideon’s Garden at the corner of Division and Route 183 in Great Barrington, across from Taft Farms. Weed, pray, and laugh with friends and friends to be. Age and experience? There is something for everyone and all are welcome!

Come and see

July 16th

She was the first to see the Risen Lord, and to announce His Resurrection to the apostles. Accordingly, she is referred to in early Christian writings as “the apostle to the apostles.”
Pietro Perugino
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence, Italy 
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ROTA July 20
WELCOME TEAM Marcia Doelman, Cecily Mills, Ed Hutchinson
ACOLYTE Kathy Clausen
LECTORS Patricia Edelstein, Sue Gore
PRAYERS Doreen Hutchinson
CHALICE Lynn Walker, Rick Gore
HEALING TEAM Sue Gore, Don Peet
ALTAR GUILD Valerie Smith, Ed Hutchinson

Calendar of Events:

Please inform Bonnie Weiland, our parish secretary, when you plan a meeting for your committee. That way she can put that event on our shared calendar.



July 27 Sunday

Sunday Supper


August 3 Sunday

Exec. Committee Meeting

August 17 Sunday

Community Dinner

August 21 Thursday 

Vestry Dinner

August 24 Sunday

Sunday Supper   


September 7 Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman’s first Sunday  

September 13 Saturday

Community Dinner

September 21 Sunday

Sunday Supper   


October 17 Friday 
Community Dinner
October 19 Sunday
Sunday Supper
October 26 Sunday
Celebration of New Ministry

Vestry Minutes are posted on our web site.
Click here to connect


Our prayers are answered! We have called
The Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman
to become
Priest in Charge of Grace Church
Janet will be joining Grace Church in September.

For a link for Janet’s full biography and a message to Grace from her on the Grace website click here.

Celebration of New Ministry which will be Oct. 26, 10:00

 Gideon’s Garden News
Kyle reports that the weedless rows are contributing to the health of the plants. Look at those beautiful plants. Beans are starting to produce. Come and visit.

Now Every Sunday!

A Gratitude Moment –
This is an Every  Sunday Opportunity
This is an opportunity for one of us, every Sunday, to come forward and share a minute about something we are grateful for and to thank God.
Father Bill will invite you to come forward before the offering. If coming to the lectern is not your style, you may just stand by your seat to give thanks. Tell us what has happened in your life recently and why you are thankful.

Guest Celebrant and Preacher
We welcome The Rev. Dr. Jane Tillman on Sunday, July 20. Jane is the newest clergy in our diocese having just been ordained at St. Paul’s, her home church, on June 14.  Fr. Bill Eakins is away this weekend on vacation and will return on July 27.

Food Pantry 
Item for Sunday
July 20th
(Although we have an “Item of the Week”, any appropriate food items are always welcome!)    


Thank you:

Sue Gore, Don Peet, and George Raymond  for the Lee Pantry and the People’s Pantry.

Third Sunday Supper
July 27th Dining
6:00 pm


For more information or to make a reservation, please send George an email atgeorger@alum.mit.edu or call him at 413.637.7224 .

Community Network Dinners


Save these dates:   

Sunday, August 17,

Saturday, September 13,

Friday, October 17

“Community Network Dinners” will be held at the Guthrie Center. Each dinner will include a particular community group, members of Wisdom/Outreach Ministry, and members of the congregation.


Tuesdays with the Word

A study of next Sunday’s lessons followed by Compline
7:00 P.M.   
Do you wonder what Bill might preach about next Sunday? Does the Bible have anything to say to us and about us?
Come explore the readings for the upcoming Sunday, each Tuesday evening 7:00 at the Grace Office.
For more information speak with Ted Cobden, John or Lee Cheek, Dindy Anderson, Pat Edelstein.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Track One

Grace Church Office 67 State Rd., Great Barrington
(click here for a map)

Books and Bread  
is on Summer Hiatus, next gathering

September 10th


Dinner at 6:00, followed by the book discussion.

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Host: Anderson
Discussion Leader: Peet

Those wishing to come should call
Nancy Cobden at 528-2247 or e-mail nscobden@aol.com.


Christ Icon

Worship Schedule
Eucharist & Healing Prayers

Sunday at 10:00 am


Children’s Sunday School during the service and a special prayer for them at the end of the service.

Click here for Directions to Crissey Farm.

CANCELLED JULY 17-Thursday at 12:05 pm


Led by The Rev. Noreen Suriner
67 State Rd. Grace Chapel (click here for map)

Please include in your daily prayers this week.

Marina Bowens, Mark Anderson, Judy Boomer, David Hamill, Cecily Mills, Ken Frye, Michael Houlihan, the Vaun Family, Alice MacMullen, Elinor Hamill, Mary & Ian Booton, Ada Hastings, Kyle Gangell, Nancy Cobden.


An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
The Rev. Bill Eakins, Supply Priest
P. O. Box 114
Great Barrington, MA 01230


 Office and Chapel

67 State Rd., Great Barrington

to contact Grace Church, email office@graceberkshires.org.
Newsletter Editor Elizabeth Holland, Associate Editor Nancy Cobden.
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Senior Warden Kathy Clausen
Junior Warden Richard Gore, Jr.
Clerk Susan Gray
Treasurer Geoff Perkins
Assistant Treasurer Louise Robitaille

Class of 2015    Susan Gore, Susan Gray
Class of 2016    John Cheek, Louise Robitaille
Class of 2017    Ian Booton, Sarah Sieber

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