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Celebrating the Life of Betty VogdesBetty
Sunday, October 3, 3 pm at Grace

We will be celebrating the life of Betty Vogdes on Sunday, October 3rd, at 3 pm. Walt and Jenny look forward to sharing this service of song and sacrament with Betty's Grace-filled community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Hospice of Kitsap County or Grace Church.

st. francis
Blessing of the Animal
St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, October 3
Following the 9:30 service at Grace

We will celebrate the gift and Grace
of St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Animal Blessing following the 9:30 am service on October 3.

So bring them with you or run home right after service and  round 'em up.

All creatures are welcome!


Earth Ministry's Celebration

St. Francis Creation Care
Saturday, October 2, 2010; 4-6pm,
Olympic Community Church

You are invited to come and enjoy Earth Ministry's 3rd Annual Creation Care Sermon Contest. Earth Ministry received inspiring sermons from across the United States and their panel of judges narrowed down the entries to four finalists. Each of the four finalists will preach his or her 8-10 minute sermon on October 2. The sermon contest is a fundraiser to support the religious environmental work of Earth Ministry. Event admission is free, but to select the winner we will ask you to vote with your dollars-a donation that supports the work of Earth Ministry and is tax deductible. During the Celebration, members of Earth Ministry's thirty-six Greening Congregations (including Grace) will be honored for their greening work. The sermon contest will be followed by a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception.


Click for Map to Olympic View Community Church, 425 NE 95th St, Seattle

Bainbridge Island Watershed Council
A few years ago several of us from Grace drove down to Port Orchard to watch returning salmon.  Seeing that instinctual behavior in spite of the fish being so spent is a sight that goes straight to the heart.  The City of Bainbridge Island needs a couple more volunteers to help with the annual salmon monitoring program described below. Training will be held this Saturday, Oct 2.
For more information, please go to the BI Watershed website.

Run of Hope
for Hannah's Hopeful Hearts, This Sunday!

Oct. 3, Seward Park, Seattle

The Run of Hope is this Sunday, October 3rd and today is the last d
ay for online registration. Team Hannah's Hopeful Hearts is growing daily and we are sure to have one of the largest teams! Thank you for the wonderful support, it is sure to be an inspiring event! To see the event schedule go to the Run of Hope homepage . Everyone is welcome to stop by Team HHH tent, just look for the beautiful, lavender banner made by Hannah's dear friends. We will have team nametags, thanks to the loving efforts of Amanda Devine and baked goodies, thanks to our volunteer bakers!

SPECIAL NOTE: Registration closes at 9:15a.m. and the run/walk starts at 10:00a.m. The Sunday ferry schedule does not have the 7:55 boat, so the 7:05 ferry might be a good option. Thank you, again for the generous support of Run of Hope 2010, an event that now has special meaning to all of us.
Ryan and Kathi

Mom's Morning Retreat
Sneak Peek
Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm
The Grace Outreach Group is pleased to be supporting a new program to be held at Grace - Mom's Morning Retreat. Mom's Morning Retreat is an interfaith support program for mothers on Bainbridge Island and the surrounding community. We are celebrating with a sneak peek on Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 9:30-11:00am beginning Thursday, November 4th. Meetings are open to mothers with children of all ages. Children's programming (including stories, art, music and snack) is provided. This year's theme is "The Gift of Life:  Finding Joy Where You Are." We are thrilled to have Bev Gaines as the mentor for the group's guided discussions.
Tuition is $90 for the year or you may pay in two $50 installments. Tuition covers activities, guided discussions, and children's programming. Partial and full scholarships are available on a confidential basis. For a registration packet or more information, the group can be reached at momsmorningretreat@gmail.com. Or register at our Sneak Peek evening. Come meet other moms and enjoy some lovely desserts while you learn more about the program. Childcare will be provided.

Outreach Meeting
Sunday, Oct 10, 2010
Whether you've been attending Grace Church for years or this is your first visit, please come to the next Outreach meeting on October 10th following the 9:30AM service in the classroom side of Walker Hall.  Let your thoughts be known as to the direction Grace Outreach should take.  See you there!

Liturgy, Music & Arts

the gallery

Now in The Gallery at Grace:

Revealing Nature, Concealing Art
 Works by Kathleen McKeehen

Through October 2010 in the Gallery at Grace

Zedashe Ensemble
Folk music & Dance from the Republic of Georgia
Grace Church,
Saturday, October 2, 7:30 pm

Zedashe Ensemble Poster


Hailing from the Republic of Georgia, the Zedashe Ensemble presents a concert of traditional Georgian music, both secular and religious featuring the (ancient) haunting three-part harmony unique to the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. Returning for their third US tour, Zedashe Ensemble will perform in eight states across the country to commemorate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Georgian independence with an evening of song and dance. In addition to the collection and preservation of songs, Zedashe is also dedicated to documenting the context in which the songs were traditionally sung and maintaining the threads which bound song and dance to every-day life. Zedashe's tour is organized by Village Harmony, a world music umbrella organization, and it is sponsored by a generous grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding which promotes cultural exchange between the US and Eastern European artists.
To learn more visit zedashe.org.


Membership Directory Updates Available

Update photo directory pages are now available by contacting Judy Cozine.  Beginning in October, you will be able to access our membership directory and tribe lists on our website. The information, which will include member's addresses and emails as well as tribe info, will be password protected.
Look for more details in October.

Also, New name tags are available for pick up at the Welcome Table. Please check and see if yours is waiting for you. If you need a new one you can request it there as well.
Judy Cozine,

The Big Tribe Change Up ( it happens every other year)
New tribes have been formed and you'll be hearing from your new hosts soon about your first
get-together. Current tribes are still active through October 31.  If you want to be on a tribe or learn more about what tribes at Grace do, please contact Andy Houser, andy@bihouser.com.

Communities of Grace

Jammin' with Carrie

Wednesday, September 29
6:30 to 8:15,
Grace Church Kitchen

Join in the fun as Grace member, Carrie West, demonstrates how to capture summer in a jar by way of creating jams and jellies from your garden bounty and how to safely can them. Use these delightful  jams as gifts for holidays, hostess gifts or to share with your friends and family.  You will receive tested recipes and learn the latest techniques, equipment and tools.    It's a perfect venue to get your questions answered so you can do it on your own.

The class costs $30 and takes place in the Grace kitchen on Wednesday, September 29 from 6:30-8:15pm.  Please contact Carrie West to register, 206.390.1121

Help for Haiti:
Dioceses, Red Thread Promise rally

to rebuild special needs facility in Port-au-Prince

It's been nine months since the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But the physical and psychological rubble left by the natural disaster lingers for some of the country's most needy, namely the young people who rely on the St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children School and Medical Facility.

To support the children and restore their hope and dignity, the Diocese of Olympia, Diocese of Louisiana and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lakeview), New Orleans, announced a new partnership with the Red Thread Promise, a 501(c)(3) organization based in New Orleans. READ MORE

The Reverend Randal Gardner's 25th Anniversary
The Reverend Randal Gardner, who was ordained priest in 1985 at St. Barnabas, will be marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination in October. He is currently rector of St. James by the Sea in La Jolla, CA. Cards/notes of good wishes and congratulations can be sent to one of his staff members who will make a presentation at the surprise celebration on October 12th.  Send your good wishes to:

Chris Bernard
1235 Via Barranca
La Jolla, CA  92307
(Please Note on the bottom left hand corner of the envelope:  for Randal Gardner)