Thursday, October 5, 2017                                                      eNewsletter
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Service Bulletin is available online.

John Crosswaite Guest Preacher

John Crosswaite will be preaching at both services on October 15th. In anticipation of his preaching, it is suggested that parishioners read

Blessing of the Animals Service this Saturday 

You are invited to participate in an Animal Blessing Service to be held this Saturday October 7th at 11 am in the Garth of Grace Church in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. The Garth is adjacent to our parking lot behind the Church. Donations of pet food for less fortunate pets will be welcomed!
Choir Festival This Sunday  

On Sunday October 8, our choir will participate in a Choir Festival at First Presbyterian Church, 108 W. Court St., Rome.  Several area choirs will participate, and there will be great hymn-singing.  Last year, a crowd of 300 gathered for the event; come join us!

Safe Church Training at Grace Church
Please register now. We have to give a count to the Trainers by the week before the training Safe Church

The following individuals are required to have up-to-date Safe Church certificates:
  • Clergy
  • Vestry members
  • Parish employees
  • Worship Leaders, Lay Ministers & Eucharistic Visitors
  • Anyone volunteering or working with children in any capacity 
If you have previously successfully completed Safe Church training, please contact Chris Williams to discuss if you are eligible to take the Safe Church Training Online. Chris is the Safe Church online coordinator for Grace Church and will issue your username and password to you.
Contact Chris Williams with any questions: or call 315-794-9539.

Hurricane Disaster Relief Concert 
The FAB Trio at Grace Church

The FAB Trio will perform a benefit concert in Grace Church on Saturday, October 21, at 7 p.m. 
A free-will offering will be taken for hurricane disaster relief.The trio performs a wide-variety of literature: from Broadway to pop to classical - a little something for everyone.Come, enjoy yourself, and contribute to a much-needed cause!  All proceeds will be processed through Episcopal Relief and Development. 

Adult Forum   null

The Adult Forum resumes Sunday with the second session of DVD study   "The Power of Forgiveness" with "What is Forgiveness?" Next week's session with be "Why do we forgive?" Adult Forum meets weekly in the 2nd floor Vestry Room at 9:15 am. Grab a cup of coffee and join us in the Vestry Room on the second floor at 9:15 am.  Everyone is welcome and each session stands by itself so you do not need to attend every one.
Healing Service  Healing

On the third Thursday of every month there will be a Healing Service at 5:30pm in the Lady Chapel.

Friends Helping Friends by Boscov's 

Shopping Passes can be sold until October 8, 2017 to individuals for $5 each and it entitles the Purchaser to a 25% off Shopping Pass for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9am-11-pm. (certain restrictions apply). All proceeds from the sales of the Shopping Passes are for the direct benefit of St. Margaret's Food Pantry at Grace Church. Thank you for your support. Please contact Genaro Hathaway to get your Shopping Passes to sell.

Food Pantry  Food Pantry Ministry

St. Margaret's Food Pantry at Grace Church is in need of Holiday Food items - stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and canned vegetables. As always we thank you for your support and continued generosity.
Thrift Store   
Thrift Store 
The Thrift Store will be closed Friday, October 6. The Thrift Store is in need of infant clothing and children's clothing through size 12 or slightly larger for "Back to School". Also, small household items are always welcome.  

Webcast Ministry 
Webcasts are available for all Choral Services. Webcasts for some concerts, organ recitals and special events (such as weddings and funerals) may at times be available, depending on circumstances.


Grace Church Stationary Shoppe
Proceeds benefit Grace Church

The Grace Church Stationery Shoppe was created to bring you great designs as the hot spot online destination for trendy and vibrant stationery, gifts and photo cards. We know that stationery creates a very special memory for those personal celebrations, and that's why we hand-picked top of the line designers to pair with our quality printing methods so you will remember those keepsake moments fashionably. Your satisfaction is our top priority.
Our store extends the mission and ministry of our parish by providing religious and meaningful items that express God's work in our world. All proceeds support the mission and ministry of our parish.
Meetings & Calendar Updates    

Altar Flowers. November 26th  is available for Altar Flowers. Please contact Marilyn Cole at (315)-737-5577 to reserve a date. Thank you.
November 19 and December 31st are the last dates available for the Sanctuary Candle in 2017 and available dates in 2018 are January 1, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 18. Please contact Barbara Trad at (315) 765-6363 (note the new phone number) to reserve the date.
Please inform the office of all meetings, announcements, changes, cancellations, etc. that you would like added to the online calendar and and/or Grace Church bulletins. You may email this information to the office.  For up-to-date monthly information and other activities at Grace Church, please view our online calendar.
Bulletin & Newsletter Announcements
Please submit all announcements for the bulletin on the Tuesday, ten (10) days prior to the Service Date. You may contact the office by email with your announcements.


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