Grace Weekly eNews
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Last Week of June, 2010
Diocese of Olympia|
Episcopal Relief & Development
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Grace Church, Bainbridge Island
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.
this spring, Grace Outreach allocated $2500 to Episcopal Relief & Development's Haitian Earthquake relief efforts. An additional $1000
was donated to ERD by a Grace Church
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!
for a fun after-church picnic, trail walk and farm tour with our grant partners
Trust for Working Landscapes and re-dedication of the Grace Garden. We hope you'll be there.
HELP WANTED: Interfaith
Volunteer Caregivers ("IVC") is a vehicle of compassion in our
community. IVC provides a wide variety of personal
assistance (transportation, health care-related are a few areas) to an
increasing number of folks both at Grace Church & on Bainbridge
Island. Please consider serving on the IVC
board! To learn more about this inspiring
opportunity, please contact fellow "Gracie" Kaycie Wood at
IVC1@bainbridge.net 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
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.
Earth & Spirit
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 WiddowsEpiscopal Diocese of Maine
Carless Sunday at Grace -
the visit of Bishop Rickel and an expected full house at Grace, it's a
time to call another family and offer to car-pool or bike together to
this Sunday. Maybe the weather will even
be "walkable," and there are a number of Grace women training for the
Wilderness backpacking trip this summer and a September pilgrimage in
southern France.Getting to Know
our "Home Rivers" - July 10 day tripDemi
Allen will lead us on a hike along one of our local rivers, so we can renew our
spirits with the sight and sound of Nature's glorious running waters. We'll
depart from Grace at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 10, and will walk the Upper Dungeness
River trail for a
total of 7 miles round-trip. This is a
very manageable trail with minimal elevation gain. Wear hiking boots or sturdy sneakers, bring
rain gear, a snack, water, and lunch.
We'll return to Grace by 4 pm. Questions? Call Demi at 842-2953.
Communities of Grace
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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