Grace Weekly eNews
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Second Week of July, 2010
Faith · Arts · News
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Grace Garden Event
Join our family of Grace this Sunday, July 11, after church. We'll be celebrating this land of Grace with a picnic, trail
walk and farm tour. Meet our grant partners, Trust for Working Landscapes. We'll also be re-dedicating the Grace Pea-Patch Garden and welcoming the Garden's newest stewards, Colleen Rain and Neil Tennyson.
The recent work on both the garden and trails is truly inspirational.
That's this Sunday, July 11 around 11 am
up at the Garden at Grace. We hope to see you here!
There's a Reason We're Here
Welcome the Canoes and Our Coastal Nation Neighbors
"Every Summer, over 100 American Indian Canoes travel in the ocean waters of Western Washington and British Columbia, in what has become known as Tribal Journey.These canoes have brought healing through tradition to thousands of Indiginous Americans from Coastal nations - rediscovering their ancestral roots as People of Water."
- Canoe Way: Sacred Journey, Youtube video.
Just across the water and the Agate Pass Bridge, at the Port Madison Indian Reservation, the Suquamish Tribe willl host the annual canoe journeys potluck. Canoes arrive this Sundday. As neighbors, we are invited to welcome them with food for the community pot luck on July 11.
Please help feed the visitors by bringing food to the House of Awakened Culture (the longhouse in downtown Suquamish) on July 11 between 4 and 5:30 pm. Bring simple, but plentiful, food - salads, vegetables, desserts, grains, pasta, corn, etc. If you can volunteer, we need people to set up and serve from 4 pm and clean up from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Can you bring food or help? Contact Karen, email@example.com
Please spread the word to others -- we need to feed 700 people!
Help a Grace Pilgrim Help You!!!
A dream of
Bill Harper's came true in 2005 when we went into the wilderness for 12 days with
the first group of Grace high school youth.
We've taken many more trips since then and are now preparing for this
year's Wilderness Pilgrimage.
Each year some
of the Pilgrims are able to work to help cover the cost of the trip. Grace
parishioners have hired Pilgrims to do yard work, painting, food prep for
parties..... You name it, they've done it.
there is even a fluent french speaker and a guitarist in a local rock band. The
kids listed below are on the island during July and ready to work! Please
consider calling them for your summer projects. They are great!
Boucher - 842-0810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent: Patricia Erskine - email@example.com
- 780-9604, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent: Chip and Kimberly Garber - email@example.com
Sam Reddy -
Parent: Janet See - firstname.lastname@example.org
Liturgy, Music & Arts
Now in the Gallery at Grace:
Discovering the artistic I/eye
in Second Adulthood.
Reception August 1Amy Sie
This exhibit showcases the attention to detail and layering of colors typical of Gongbi style Chinese painting. In keeping with tradition, flowers, birds and fish are the chosen subjects.
View More Gallery at Grace Artwork on our Grace Art Access Page
Life at Grace
Dare to Dream
© 2008 susan marie andersson
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
Remembering Laurel Lacy
A memorial service will be held at Grace for Laurel Lacy, the mother of Dennis Lacy, on Saturday, July 10, at 1 PM. Laurel died in December, but the family wished to have the service in the summer, as was her husband's service, at Grace three years ago.
Dear Friend of Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap,
On Saturday, August 7, 2010, the Kitsap Interfaith Network and others will be co-sponsoring a Kitsap County Interfaith Day of Prayer for the Gulf Coast, from 10 am to noon at the Evergreen Park Amphitheater in Bremerton.
The event is in the planning stages now, but will probably include prayers, choirs, a litany, and some tangible way to help those on the Gulf. Perhaps it will include a collection for seabird cleaning or hungry families.
Your participation in the planning process would be highly valuable. You can send your ideas and suggestions directly to co-organizer
Sally Santana or Margie Hyatt, president of Kitsap Interfaith Network.
Best wishes to you all on this beautiful day from
IFC President 2010-2011