Grace Weekly eNews
4th Week of April 2010
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In This Issue
Earth Month Events
Lloyd's Garage Benefit Concert
Earth Month Events
Congratulations Karen Haig!
Outreach Events & 2010 Grant Information
Spring Celebration Dinner | New To You Sale
Help Kiah Saavadra go to Finland,
Soul School: Phyliss Tickle
Earth Month Event Details
Ordianation Invitatijon

Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Relief & Development

Hannah's Hopeful Hearts

Earth Month
The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity.
This Word manifests itself in every creature. - Hildegarde von Binge
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earth service

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Taize Prayer Service for Climate Protection
Friday, April 23, 6:30pm-8pm
St. James Cathedral, 804 9th, Ave, Seattle

Who's Got the Power?
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 to 9 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

Car-less Sundays
April 25 and May 30

Earth Day Initiative 2010
Sustainable Bainbridge Celebrates Earth Month

Liturgy, Music & Arts

Godly Play moms

Lloyd's Garage Rock & Roll
on a School Night
... from Napa with Love

Lloyd's Garage is influenced by soulful hill-country blues, some southern rock for good measure, and throwback instrumentation that's near-pure homage to the uncomplicated rock of the late 60's and early 70's. Though not so pure that they don't dish up their own distinct brand of down and dirty musical grit!!

A Benefit Concert for theGodly Play moms Jim Olson Cancer Research Lab at Children's Hospital
A Hannah's Hopeful Hearts Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6pm-9pm,
Grace Church - All Ages
With Special Musical Guests:

The Anthony Tripp Project & Free Truman!

The Gallery at Grace Presents:
Pamela Wachtler FermanisLa Route Vers Maison
La Route Vers Maison

Artists Pamela Wachtler Fermanis
& Alex Fermanis: Direction, Digestion, Reflection, Expression

Mother and son team up to present their images of France and Italy and perhaps a few island images as well. This exhibit features oil paintings by Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis and photographs by Alex Fermanis.

Evening Healing Prayer

Thursday, May 6, 8 p.m.

A contemplative service blending song, story, ritual and prayer with the intention of opening our hearts, mind and bodies to a healing presence.

Designed and led by Kathie McCarthy and Ann Strickland

First Thursdays of every month, 8 p.m. Next two services May 6 and June 3

Congratulations Karen Haig!
topjimKarenReally, has it been almost three years since we sent Karen Haig off with blessing and hope?  Yes, it has.  She (and Jim) have been living and learning-and thriving-in Berkeley, CA, while studying at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.  That seminary degree (Master of Divinity) will be bestowed on her at graduation in May, but Karen will be ordained a Deacon before then.  Specifically, she will be ordained at St.Mark's Cathedral tomorrow, Saturday, April 17th, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. All Grace folk are invited to the service, and both Ann Strickland and Bill Harper will be participants. For those who have been to ordinations in the past, you'll know how rich and moving these services are.  And if this is first time, you'll be glad you were there! Our van is full, but if you would like to meet up with us, we'll be on the 1:05 ferry.
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Directions to St. Mark's

Clockwise: Children in A Xing. Mike Fey planting trees in Khe Sanh. Karl Ege at Friendship Village Kindergarten.
Peace Trees
Peace Trees Vietnam:
15th Anniversary Project/Cheney Family Legacy

Sunday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.
Grace Church

Join Rae Cheney and Jerilyn Brusseau directly following the May 9, 9:30 a.m. service to learn about PeaceTrees Viet Nam's 15th Anniversary Project honoring the Rae Cheney family legacy of service. On September 10th in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam, Rae will personally dedicate the Mother's Peace Library in honor of all Vietnamese and American mothers who lost their sons & daughters in wartime plus the Dan Cheney Kindergarten built in loving memory of her own son Daniel.
Discover Rae's gift of turning sorrow into service since 1995:
Cheney Family Brochure

Grant Partners at Grace
Following the 9:30 Services

Join us as we also welcome these Grant Partners: May 16-Earth Ministry and June 6 -Washington Women in Need. Learn how they uniquely make the world a better place!

Immigrant/Asylum Seekers
Sparked by a small group of Quakers in this area, persons from four faith communities, including Grace, are forming a team to exercise their collective compassion by supporting immigrants/asylum seekers currently or recently detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. If you are interested in joining this team contact Mark Kruse, 842.8910 by May 1, 2010.

The 2010 Grace Outreach Grant Application
You can now download the  2010 Grace Outreach Grant applicationfrom the Grace website. Direct email requests from Grants Coordinator Andy Rimkus,,or pick up at the Grace office. 842.9997,
Life at Grace
Julie Shryock
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Spring Celebration Dinner
volunteers needed
Saturday, May 15, 5 p.m., Grace Church

Spring is here - juicy berries, asparagus, rhubarb, artichokes, fresh peas, carrots, salmon, halibut and lamb. The simplest of pleasures, all glorious, delicious, and finally in season. As we carry on in this season of rich renewal, let's take this opportunity to enjoy the simple abundance with each other's company along with great music by the Rain City Trio! Join us at Grace for an evening with a French twist, prepared by our own Graceful chefs, Saturday, May 15 at 5 p.m. To volunteer to help, or for more information, please contact: Petra Velie.
360.799 7068,

Grace Photo Directory

Sign-up for your Session
May 16 or May 17, 2010

If you missed getting in our current photo directory, drop by the welcome table in Walker Hall during coffee hour for more information,schedule your appointment onlineor contact Marcy Lagerloef for more information., 842-8942

June New-to-You Sale
Help Wanted !

We are looking forward to making this the best sale yet. To get started we would like to have 5 team leaders, one for each department. If you have always wanted to get more involved without taking on the whole project, here is your chance. The five departments are: Clothing; Books and Home Decor; House Wares; Electronics and Garage items; and The Kids Room. Interested? Call or email Rachel Brand to discuss where your skills will best fit. Our first organizing meeting will be on Sunday evening March 14.
info/volunteer: Rachel, 201.3033
Kids Happen

Grace Teen Heading to Finland

Hello All!

As you may or may not know, I am preparing for going on a foreign exchange to Finland for a full year. I'll be leaving August 20th and be living in a small town in the Finnish countryside called Korholanmäki. I am learning basic Finnish, but still have no idea how to pronounce the city's name. I have gotten all of my information on my family and even some pictures from my host family. My final hurdle to accomplish my goal of going to Finland is raising the tuition. After life-savings and scholarship money, I have about 7'000 dollars left to raise. This is where you can help me. I have lots of fund raising plans in the works, including publishing a book of my poetry. You can follow my progress on my blog, I will make entries both before and during my adventure. On my blog you can see all of my fund raising plans as they come, and there is a way to donate to me directly. Any help you can provide would not only be deeply appreciated, but guaranteed to go only towards my foreign exchange. You can help me make my dreams a reality.

for more information, you can call me at my Cell Phone number 206-550-8288 or my Home Phone number 205-780-0826 or email me at this address: And here is my blog address:


Kiah Saavadra
Soul School at Grace

Emergence Christianity-
Godly Play moms
What Is It? Why Is It?
Where Is It Going?"

The Center at St. Andrew's and Bishop Greg Rickel along with the Evangelism Commission of the Diocese of Olympia present a public lecture by Phyllis Tickle

April 21, 4 pm, St. Andrew's Church, Seattle

Phyllis Tickle, the former religion editor for Publisher's Weekly and widely quoted authority cited by NPR, PBS, the New York Times and other media outlets will present a lecture about a new movement in Christianity that has taken on the name "The Emerging Church." Click here for further information.

This is a unique opportunity to hear a national recognized author and scholar open a conversation about one of the most important movements in American Protestantism. Phyllis Tickle will be presenting at our Diocesan Clergy Conference April 21st and 22nd, and then offering this open conversation at St. Andrew's in Seattle.

Please let Bill Harper know if you'd like to attend.
We'll carpool in the Mobile Grace Unit!

The Labyrinth: Labyrinth Flyer
Awakening New Growth

Saturday, April 24, 9 to 4:30 p.m., Grace

Join us for a Spring Gathering presented by the Western Washington Labyrinth Network. To learn more or to register pleae visit our website at, place of grace/labyrinth, or contact Betty
Earth Month details
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TaizeTaize Prayer Service
  for Climate Protection
Friday, April 23, 6:30pm-8pm
St. James Cathedral, 804 9th, Ave, Seattle
This ecumenical service will be a special vigil for climate action and climate protection, co-sponsored by St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral and Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light.
A reception will follow.

powerWho's Got the Power?
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Bainbridge Island,  105 Winslow Way

This documentary shows the relationship between global warming and energy and proposes that renewable energy systems are viable alternatives. Following the film, Rhys Roth, cofounder of Climate Solutions, will discuss ways we can take steps to create a clean energy community. Earth and Spirit is a co-sponsor. Info:

car-lessCar-less Sundays
April 25 and May 30

One giant step towards a lower carbon footprint as a congregation is cutting our transportation miles. One great way to do that is to car-pool with some of those Grace folks who live near you - and just happen to be in your Tribe! If you're gearing up for physical activity this summer, a bike ride to Grace is great aerobic training, and you might find some Grace folks nearby to bike with you and provide safety (and fun) in numbers. Start April 25, and then see how much you can make this a habit through the summer months. Meet you at the "bike parking area" against the west wall of Grace!

Earth Day Initiativesustainable bainbridge 2010

sustainableSustainable Bainbridge Celebrates Earth Month

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!  Join us (Sustainable Bainbridge) to celebrate, and mark our 11th anniversary of Community Earth Day on Bainbridge Island, with informative and fun activities for the whole family throughout the month of April!  (Events especially geared to young children are denoted with an asterisk*.)

go to sustainable for a list of events and activities

Ordination invitation
Deacon invite