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November 4, 2014 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter


Stewardship Ingathering this Sunday, November 9.





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For the entire Stewardship letter click here.

Sunday November 9th
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:1-13

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.”

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (1822) by William Blake, Tate Gallery.
GRACE CHURCH An Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires
Issue: Vol. 2 #42
November 4, 2014


“I encourage you and members of your congregation to get active in the effort to get out the Yes vote on Question 3 to repeal the casino legislation.”

– The Right Rev. Douglas Fisher,

Please click herefor the letter from Bishop Fisher regarding the ballot Question 3 which if it passes will repeal Massachusett’s casino legislation:

 The Wisdom/Outreach Group needs your help.
If you were not at church on Sunday, Nov. 2, please take five minutes to fill out this survey. It will help the members of the Wisdom Group prioritize the numerous opportunities that were offered to us during the four Community Network Dinners.
Click here.
survey link:  https://graceberkshires.org/community-network-dinners/

Thank you to all who made  Sunday October 26th “
Celebration of New Ministry” and luncheon such a warm and welcoming event for our visitors. Your flexibility and attention to the details of the day created an event we will remember as being a true high point in Grace’s short history.
To read The Rev. Peter Elvin’s sermon online click here.
To read The Rev. Janet’s remarks on the day click here.

Janet’s Sermon and Reflections

For Janet’s sermons click here.

On occasional weeks there will be a reflection by Janet.

Click here.
Thank you
Calendar of Events
Gratitude Moment
Food Pantry
Creation and Stewardship
Third Sunday Supper
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Study Sunday’s Lesson
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November 6

Admirers have called him “a philosopher, theologian, social teacher, educational reformer, and leader of the ecumenical movement,” “the most significant Anglican churchman of the twentieth century,” “the most renowned Primate in the C of E,” “Anglican’s most creative  contribution to the theology of the West.”

Who was this remarkable person?

For more information, click


Episcopal Public Policy

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence

ROTA November 9



Deborah Holmes,

Sue Gore, Doreen Hutchinson

ACOLYTE Cathy Haywood
LECTORS Tom Doyle, Patricia Edelstein
PRAYERS Louise Robitaille
CHALICE Lynn Walker, Viola Bagnaschi
HEALING TEAM Ted Cobden, Kathy Clausen
ALTAR GUILD Lynn Walker, Ed Hutchinson,    Pennie Curry
COFFEE HOUR Gore, Grammer, Doyle


Calendar of Events:

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

Office@GraceBerkshires.org or 644-0022.



1st Saturday

Quiet Day Retreat for the Laity & Clergy

2nd Sunday

All Saints

Executive Meeting 11:45

9th Sunday


16th Sunday

Sunday Supper

20th Thursday

Vestry 5:45



13th Sunday

“The Beasts”


* Grace Office

Vote Today
The Episcopal Church recognizes the act of voting and political participation as an act of
Christian stewardship.

Use the Episcopal “Find Candidates” tool to get detailed information on federal and local candidates, where to vote, and more! Simply enter your zip code into the tool!

Click here.

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.

Food Pantry 
Item for Sunday

November 9th
Toilet Paper

(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.

Books and Bread
Next gathering

November 12th

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

How It All Began by Penelope Lively
Host: Martha Katz
Discussion Leader: Martha Katz
For more information on this book click here.

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

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 .

At  the Mahaiwe:
(leading superstar in Jewish Entertainment)
Saturday, November 8th – 8:00 pm
Special Guests Rev. Milton Vann
and the Glory to God Singers
Honoring the 20th Memorial Anniversary of

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach


Grace Church is a sponsor of this event.  It is a fundraiser for the Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality.

The State of Our Young People.
The South County faith community is cordially invited to this Community Conversation and World Cafe breakfast gathering!
Friday November 7th
8:00 to 9:30 am
Berkshire South Community Center
For more information or to make a reservation contact luisa@rsyp.org

One of the speakers is Ananda Timpane who participated in our Community Network Dinners.

“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.


Grace Church Cycle of Prayer
Those on the list this week: Richard and Susan Gore

Tuesdays with the Word

A study of next Sunday’s lessons followed by Compline

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)

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



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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


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


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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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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