Grace Weekly eNews
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Second Week of July, 2010

Faith Arts News


Our Summer Issue now available for download
In This Issue
Grace Garden Event
There's Reason We're Here! Tell us Why you Are
Welcome the Canoes and our Coastal Nation Neighbors
Help a Pilgrim Help You
Amy Sie in The Gallery at Grace
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Communities of Grace:Remembering Laurel Lacy | Interfaith Council
Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Relief & Development

Hannah's Hopeful Hearts

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Grace Garden Event

community gardenJoin 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
purpose doc...and we invite you to participate in a shared conversation about Purpose and Focus for the community of Grace.

We've begun the conversation and many of you have shared wonderful stories and input.

The last two conversations are:

Open to the men of Grace:
Wednesday, July 14, 7 - 8:30 pm

Open to All:
Thursday, July  15, 7 - 8:30 pm

We hope you'll be here!

View the description of a purpose and focus statement for Grace.

Do you ever wonder if Church Life is Real?


Welcome the Canoes and Our Coastal Nation Neighbors tribal journey

"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,

Please spread the word to others -- we need to feed 700 people!

2010 Pilgrims

Help a Grace Pilgrim Help You!!!

Mt. Townsend

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.

This year 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!

Arielle Boucher - 842-0810,

Contact Parent: Patricia Erskine -

Daniel Garber - 780-9604,

Contact Parent: Chip and Kimberly Garber -

 Sam Reddy -  780-9226,  

Contact Parent: Janet See -

Liturgy, Music & Arts

the gallery

Now in the Gallery at Grace:
Discovering the artistic I/eye

in Second Adulthood.

July-August 2010
amy sie
amy sie

Artist Reception August 1

Amy 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
ethiopian crosses

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.

Communities of Grace

 Remembering Laurel LacyCeltic Cross

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
Patricia Lahtinen
IFC President 2010-2011