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July 8, 2014 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

Please note that there is no Thursday service at the chapel on Thursday, July 17.

 Pastoral Care as we wait for
Janet  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 13th

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

“Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!”









From Agnus Day, the only lectionary-based comic strip on the planet.

Grace Church
An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
Issue: Vol. 2 # 25
July 8, 2014

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Bill’s June 29Sermon on The Church and Inclusion

For those of you were not there Sunday the 29th, this is an excellent summary of the theology of full inclusion.
Bill’s “conclusions are inescapable.” (to quote a parishioner.)
To read the entire sermon click here.
Pastoral Care
June 29…Sermon
Weed, Pray, Laugh
Celebrated this week
Railroad Street Youth
Calendar of Events
Article Headline
We have called
Gideon’s Garden News
Social Justice Commission
Food Justice
Food Pantry
Foyer Groups
Third Sunday Supper
Article Headline
Vestry Prayer Partners
Study Sunday’s Lesson
Daily Prayers this Week
Books and Bread
Worship Section
Worship Schedule

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 13th

Witness to Peace and Reconciliation

The Iroquois named Weiser Tarachiawagon (Holder of the Heavens). His peace-brokering had a profound effect on Native American/colonial relations.
For more information click


JULY 12-13
Basic Training $20

Railroad Street Youth Project

The goal of AVP is to increase the amount of people who hold skills to deescalate and navigate conflict in their homes, relationships, and communities. focus on those who are 14 to 25 years

For more information or to register on line go to:http://rsyp.org/


Episcopal Public Policy

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence

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ROTA July 13th



Deborah Holmes

Sue Gore Doreen Hutchinson


Louise Robitaille


Pat Carlson Tom Doyle


Kathy Clausen


Dutch Pinkston

Louise Robitaille


Ted Cobden Elizabeth Holland




Lynn Walker, Ed Hutchinson


Peet, Smith




A family friendly event celebrating diversity in Pittsfield, Saturday July 19, Pitt Park 12-6pm. Food, entertainment, activities for children. For more information contact Henry Lee 413-841-0542.

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 20  Sunday

Community dinner

July 27 Sunday

Sunday Supper


August 17 Sunday

Community Dinner

August 24 Sunday

Sunday Supper   


September 7 Sunday

The Rev. Dr. JanetZimmerman’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, 10:0

Gideon’s Garden News 

Last week  we delivered Chard, Lettuce and Kale to Guthrie Center.  Big hit of the day beautiful cherry tomatoes.  Also delivered to Peoples Pantry a bushel of Kale and lettuce.  Ethan and Kyle very thankful for the rain!

Social Justice Commission of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts


“Not only with our lips, but in our lives”:The Church and Social Justice.

Study Document Released
The Episcopal Diocese of Western
Massachusetts is proud to release a study document prepared by the members of the Social Justice Commission for the people of this diocese and for use by any religious organization interested in the intersection of faith and justice.

The full text of the document is available here, on the Social Justice Commission page of the diocesan website and on the homepage.

In The Berkshire Edge:  
Food Justice: So others may eat 
The first in a series of articles on local food, sharing the bounty, and community gardens. 

To read the article click here.

Part 2 will include Community gardens: Gideon’s Garden at Tafts Farm in Great Barrington, the Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, and more.

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.

Food Pantry beans

Item for Sunday
July 13th
(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.

 Foyer Groups
What is a “Foyer Group”?

The vestries and council of St. Paul’s, Grace and Christ Trinity, a series of Foyer Group dinners to begin in the fall.

The purpose of these dinners will be to get acquainted with our “neighbors in faith”. Each group will have members of each of the three churches. All interested parishioners are welcome to sign up for three dinners to be held over three months. An opening event will occur late in the summer to kick off this new initiative.

Please speak to vestry members, Elizabeth or George for more information.

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 .

Network Dinners  

Save these dates:   

Sunday, July 20,   

Sunday, August 17,    

Saturday, September 13, and   

Friday, October 17.

“Community Needs 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.

For more information click here.

Vestry Prayer Partners
Each member of the Vestry has a list of parishioners s/he prays for. You should have received a note from your VPP (Vestry Prayer Partner). You will also receive a list and be asked to pray for those people.
Please consider your VPP as someone to contact for questions or suggestions.

Please let Kathy Clausen, Senior Warden know if you do not receive a note by the middle of June. (We don’t want to miss anyone!)

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Tuesdays with the Word

A Study of  the Next Sunday’s Lessons
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 at the Grace Office.
For more information speak with Ted Cobden, John or Lee Cheek, Dindy Anderson, Pat Edelstein.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Track 1
Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Grace Church Office 67 State Rd., Great Barrington
(click here for a 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, Margaret Layton, Sarah Sieber, Ada Hastings, Kyle Gangell, Nancy Cobden.

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.


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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.

Thursday at 12:05 pm

 There is no Thursday service at the chapel on Thursday, July 17.

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


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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