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Third Sunday after Pentecost Third Week of June, 2010
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In This Issue
The New to You Sale is On Now!
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Visits Grace
A time of Prayer for the Gulf Oil Disaster
Outreach | Mama Zipporah to Visit June 20
Directory Photos in | Fall Retreat Info
Elizabeth Smith --The Gallery at Grace
Communites of Grace: Remembering Carl Knirk | Peace & Justice, Call for Entries | Camp Huston
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To the New to You Sale, Starting tonight!
New to You

Our place is bursting with truckloads of great stuff. Come on ove
r tonight, June 10 5 to 9 pm for the preview. Sip some wine and enjoy some appetizers while being the first to browse for the best deals. The suggested donation is $15 per person for the preview evening and free to all volunteers.

The sale will take place on Friday, June 11, 9am-8pm and Saturday, June 12, 9am-2pm. 

Info: Rachel Brandt, 206 201 3033.

The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Visits Grace

Bishop Rickel
An "Episcopal Visitation" can sound like a quite formal affair.  Or maybe a haunting from affected, English ghosts!  In fact, as Nedi Rivera taught us, it's really a time of celebration, inspiration and dancing!  So when Bishop Rickel visits on Sunday, June 27th, we should expect something grand, graceful and great.  And it will be all that-with some genuine formal touches as well. 

Greg will preach and celebrate at both services, and will indeed be spending the weekend on Bainbridge with his family.  It turns out that the 27th is also his birthday, and so Grace his gifting his family with a weekend at the Vineyard Inn, with some Island adventures planned.  After the services on Sunday Doug and Cassie Picha are graciously hosting a brunch for our Trustees (the Bishop's Committee) and partners where we look forward to talking with Greg about the future calling and mission of Grace.

A Bishop's visit is, in fact, a central part of both tradition and identity in the Episcopal Church.  As such, the liturgy and our worship for those visits usual include a chance to for us to honestly, and publicly, affirm our faith-and even to say, with confidence and hope, that we identify ourselves as Christians Folk in the Episcopal tradition.  Many of the people who participated in our Lenten Evenings this year indicated a desire to be received into the Episcopal Church when Greg is here.  If you would like to join in that process please let Bill Harper and Candee Heald know. Bill will be hosting a conversational dinner at Grace on Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:30-9-and during dinner we will talk about this natural and good "public proclamation" of faith.  If you attended the Lenten program and still want to step out and forth (and even if you didn't attend, but now feel inspired) please let us know.

Earth & Spirit

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A Time of Prayer for the Gulf Oil Disaster

Friday, June 11, 6:30-7:30pm
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA

On June 11, the Friday evening Taizé prayer service at St. James Cathedral will be a special vigil during the environmental crisis in the Gulf. As our country continues to struggle with the effects of the Gulf oil disaster, please join Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light, St. James, and the ecumenical Seattle community to pray for God's wisdom and creativity to help the efforts to stop the oil leaking. We will also pray for atonement for the damage to creation both now and in the future, and for those who have lost their lives or their livelihoods from this ongoing disaster. The Cathedral's Young Women's Choir, Jubilate!, will support our prayers with music.

A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

As the catastrophic oil accident in the Gulf Continues,
O God, for the wonders of technology, we give you thanks.
For the limits of technology we pray for awareness. For the arrogance of technology, when it harms your Creation, we pray for humility.
For the victims of this technology, we pray for forgiveness. For the recklessness which prevents careful preparation for accident, we pray with repentance and for enlightenment. And for our capacity to learn from this huge mistake and to minister compassionately as a society to those harmed by it, we give you thanks.   Amen.
Written by The Rev. John Widdows
Episcopal Diocese of Maine


Huruma/Mama Zipporah
Visit Grace
Please welcome Mama Zipporah to Grace hurumafollowing the June 20th 9:30AM service. 
Mama Zipporah leads Huruma, a Grace grant partner, whose mission in Kenya provides a safe environment to currently 150 boys and girls of all ages. Welcome, Mama Zipporah!

Please mark your calendars for July 11th, when a host of events surrounding the Grace Garden are being organized. The recent work on both the garden and trails is truly inspirational!

Grace Outreach is looking for students in need of service hours or anyone simply wishing to help out.  We are organizing a small group to collect/split/stack firewood 1-2 times this summer for folks who rely on it as their only heat source. or 842.8910. 

Project Backpack
Now in its tenth year, Project Backpack is an annual program of Helpline House providing essential school supplies and financial assistance with education related expenses for Bainbridge Island students in need.  The program reduces the burden of school expenses on already tight household budgets by eliminating the need for many families to make the choice between groceries and basic school supplies. Project Backpack has served over 150 families each year and the recipients are overwhelmingly touched by the community's generosity. 

You can help by donating school supplies (see Helpline House website ) or by making a cash or check donation. We also welcome gift cards to stores such as Wal-Mart or Target to help families purchase back to school shoes and clothing.
For more Information call Helpline House at 842.7621 and leave a message for Madelyn Fox, Project Backpack Volunteer.

Life at Grace

For those of you who had your photo taken recently at Grace for the membership directory, your "free" 8x10 is available at the Membership Table if you'd like to stop by this Sunday.

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Grace Church Retreat, Fort Worden State Park
October 22-24, 2010

Summer is still a bit of a dream, so do we dare think ahead to fall now? Well, in this case, it might actually be fun! After a years hiatus, we will gather once again for a weekend at Fort  Worden for the all-church retreat, October 22-24.

Registration for the retreat will begin June 13th.  This year we will begin a new tradition, on-line registration.  You can also register during coffee hour, in the Narthex.  A friendly face with treats and a laptop will greet you and take care of your registration right then and there.

You can find more details in the summer issue of our Grace newsletter and on our website at life.

Liturgy, Music & Arts

the galleryElizabeth Smith

May & June 2010
in the Gallery at Grace

Elizabeth Reed Smith

Precious Arbor
Trees engraved into copper, silverpoint drawings and mixed media with gold leaf.

View More Gallery at Grace Artwork on our Grace Art Access Page

Communities of Grace

Remembering Carl Knirk

From Bishop Rickel:
Dear Ones,

The Celebration of the life of Carl Knirk will be held Saturday, June 12th at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral.  A reception will follow.  No word on memorial requests but I will get those out as I know them.



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Peace & Justice

Camp Huston

Summer Camp is just around the corner! Here are a couple
things to let your congregations know and spread the word about as we continue to prepare for campers and families in coming months.
Labor Day Family Camp - Still looking for that simple way to plan a family getaway? Labor Day Family Camp offers an opportunity to share new experiences, experience growth, and have one last chance to enjoy your favorite camp activities! September 3-6, visit for more information. 
Questions? Call 360-793-0441 or email info@huston.o