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Susan Marie Andersson
Director of Diocesan Communications, Editor
Grace Church, Bainbridge Island
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 4th Week of June, 2010
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The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Visits Grace
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.
to Visit Grace
welcome Mama Zipporah to Grace following the June 20th 9:30AM
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!
HELP WANTED: Housing Resources
Board, a mission-driven, non-profit housing agency on Bainbridge Island
Grace grant partner!) is seeking applicants for a part time (20 hours
Programs Specialist. Successful individuals will have a strong desire
serve people, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task,
the desire to work as a member of a collaborative team. Real Estate,
affordable housing and/or social service background a plus. Competitive
and fun work environment! Please send cover letter/resume to:
or call 842.1909, ext 7 with any questions. Position closes June
30th, 2010. 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.
Liturgy, Music & Arts
Life at Grace
DIRECTORY 8x10 "FREE"
PHOTOS ARE HERE:
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.
Dare to Dream
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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 gracehere.org/parish life.
Communities of Grace
Carl F. Knirk Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced
An update on the Carl F. Knirk Memorial Scholarship Fund: Carl Knirk's family requests that memorials be made to the Carl F. Knirk Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships, at the recommendation of the bishop, to assist people with the expenses associated with participating in disaster emergency response mission trips or to attend training workshops sponsored by the Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). You can read more about the fund here.
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 huston.org for more information.
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