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November 11, 2014 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

 Veteran’s Day November 11

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping, all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad.  Defend them by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday November 16th
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
  Judges 4:1-7

`Go, take position at Mount Tabor’
Mount Tabor is the site of a battle between Barak under the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah, and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera, in the mid 12th century BC. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.[1] It is also known as Har Tavor, Itabyrium, Jebel et-Tur, and the Mount of Transfiguration.


GRACE CHURCH An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
Issue: Vol. 2 #42
November 11, 2014

Nancy and Ted Cobden

In times of need, the greatest source of healing is the love of family and friends.
For those of you wishing to keep up on the news of Nancy’s recovery there is an easy way to get up dates and to send messages at Caring Bridge.
Click here or cut and paste this into your browser: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nancycobden/guestbook

Janet’s Sermon and Reflections

For Janet’s sermons click here.

On occasional weeks there will be a reflection by Janet.

Click here.
Celebrated this week
Cycle of Prayer
Calendar of Events
Vestry Minutes
Gratitude Moment
Food Pantry
Turkey Project
Creation and Stewardship
Third Sunday Supper
Article Headline
Books and Bread
Article Headline
Study Sunday’s Lesson
Worship Section
Worship Schedule
Contribute to Grace Church

November 11

The Feast of Martin, a soldier who fought bravely and faithfully in the service of an earthly sovereign, and then elisted in the service of Christ, is also the day of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War. On it we remember those who have risked or lost their lives in what they perceived as the pursuit of justice and peace.

Who was this remarkable person?

For more information, click

Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week:

Dan & Susan Gray and David Hamill.


Episcopal Public Policy

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence

ROTA November 16



Marcia Doelman, Cecily Mills, Ed Hutchinson
ACOLYTE Ed Hutchinson
LECTORS Pat Carlson, Edna Leavenworth
PRAYERS John Cheek
CHALICE Louise Robitaille

Rick Gore

HEALING TEAM Elizabeth Holland

Don Peet

FLOWERS Hutchinson
ALTAR GUILD Elizabeth Holland, Deborah Holmes, Valerie Smith
COFFEE HOUR Fishell/Seip, Brooke, Robitaille

Calendar of Events:

If you have an item for our parish calendar, please notify the office at

Office@GraceBerkshires.org or 644-0022.


16th Sunday

Sunday Supper

20th Thursday

Vestry 5:45

23 Sunday

Finance Committee



7th Sunday

Executive meeting

13th Sunday

“The Beasts”

18th Thursday

Vestry Meeting

24th Wednesday

Taft Farms Christmas Eve Service


* Grace Office

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

Every Sunday!
A Gratitude Moment –
This is an Every Sunday Opportunity
The priest invites the congregation to take a few moments to think of one thing during the past week they are thankful to God for.
After some time the priest invites anyone to share their gratitude with the congregation by coming to the microphone.

Canned fruitFood Pantry 
Item for Sunday

November 16th
Canned Fruit

(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.

On November 25, People’s Pantry will give turkeys to those who need help in providing a Thanksgiving meal for their families.

Checks to buy turkeys may be made out to People’s Pantry — marked “Turkey Fund” and placed on the Sunday offering plate, or given to Don Peet or George Raymond, or mailed to People’s Pantry,  P. O. Box 1115, Gt. Barrington, MA 01230.

And thanks (for) giving!!
(Please do not give frozen turkeys.  The Pantry has no way to keep them frozen until Nov. 25.)


Season for Creation  
For the first time our diocese will observe a Season for Creation from October 4 – November 23.  
Caring for the earth is no longer optional or just the purview of activists. A Season for Creation

For more information click here.

What do you love about the earth? What do you hold precious in creation? What tiny (or big!) thing did you notice this week that delighted or amazed you?

Third Sunday Supper

November 16th  

Alpamayo Restaurant

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine
60 Main Street, Lee
For the menu click here.
For more information or to make a reservation, please email George at
or call 413.637.7224 .

“The Beasts”‘ a Musical Story of the Nativity,
Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4 pm,
featuring Quintessential,
First Congregational Church of Sheffiled (Old Parish).
Come animal, story and music lovers.

Tickets will be sold at the door:
$15 for Adults and $5 for Children.
Proceeds go to
Berkshire Humane Society,
Sheffield Food Program
Breaking Bread Kitchen.
 Come and hear some new voices this year as we prepare for Jesus’ birth and plan to stay for refreshments.

For more information call Christ Trinity Sheffield at 229-8811.


Books and Bread
Next gathering


There will be no meeting in December

If you have questions or want to attend the meeting contact Sally Brooke at 644-9590.
Sally may also be reached by e-mail:  sally.brooke@mac.com

Grace Church Cycle of Prayer
Those on the list this week: Mary Anne and John Grammer, Susan and Dan Gray.

Tuesdays with the Word

A study of next Sunday’s lessons followed by Compline

Bible cartoon

7:00 P.M.   

Do you wonder what Janet 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

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


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.


Thursday at 12:05 pm


67 State Rd. Grace Chapel (click here for map)

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An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
The Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman
Priest in Charge
P. O. Box 114
Great Barrington, MA 01230


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.


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Senior Warden   Kathy Clausen
Class of 2015    Susan Gore, Susan Gray
Junior Warden   Richard Gore, Jr. Class of 2016    John Cheek, Louise Robitaille
Clerk   Susan Gray Class of 2017    Ian Booton, Sarah Sieber
Treasurer   Geoff Perkins
Assistant Treasurer   Louise Robitaille
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