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The Season After Pentecost
AUGUST 11, 2017
Sunday Book Review
This Sunday, the Book Review Class welcomes George Reed, Jr., who will present Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild (see below for a description of the book). Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the 3rd floor kitchen.

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Sunday Book Review Class
Diocesan Eclipse Party at Grace Point
Joseph Campbell RoundTable
Gardens and Grounds
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday

Book Review (continued)
From In Strangers in Their Own Land , the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country―a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets―among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident―people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.

Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream―and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in "red" America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from "liberal" government intervention abhor the very idea?
Eclipse Party at Grace Point (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Diocese of East Tennessee, you and all your families and friends are invited to view the August 21 solar eclipse at Grace Point! The afternoon will begin with a potluck lunch in the Pavilion at noon, followed by Eclipse-watching together on the Point. Bring something to share at lunch, your own Eclipse glasses, a suggested donation of $5, and all your friends and family!   For directions to Grace Point Camp, go to
Joseph Campbell RoundTable
On Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m., Sara Marby will present Sacred Journey: The Psychology of Yoga during the meeting of the RoundTable. Using The Hero’s Journey as our guide, we’ll examine the basics of depth psychology, karma and the emotional mind and how to weave together ancient alchemy and modern-day yoga so we may gain a deeper understanding of how we are all the heroes of our own lives; each moving through our own individual journey. And even though heroes move through an external adventure, it is complimented by the internal journey of the transformation of the psyche.

There are steps along this path that each of us must take on our own journey. The dynamics of human transformation are mapped and when we are aware of them, it makes our journey smoother. When we apply the tools of yoga (pranayama,  meditation, asana), we can fully integrate this knowledge into our own sadhana, or conscious spiritual practice, and create a powerful shift in our experience on AND off the mat.

Sara Marby is a true AlcheMystic whose teachings are a mix of yoga psychology, alchemical astrology, yoga bodywork, aesthetic arrest and mystic divination designed for an individual, energetic journey through the process of internal transformation. E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and YACEP, she teaches The Kaivalya Yoga Method -- a style that offers an internal, energetic shift and a truly unique experience through intelligently sequenced classes, transformational hands-on adjustments, and full heart connection through philosophy and self-inquiry. Sara currently calls Savannah, Georgia, home base but you can find her all across the United States and beyond teaching public classes, weekend workshops and retreats, YTT modules and yoga retreats as an Ambassador for Trip Tribe. She is also a mentor for Yoga Download's online Yoga Teacher Training Program.   Sara and our presenter for April, Stephanie Jones, will host a workshop Tuesday evening, August 22nd, at Toes Yoga on Alchemical Yoga. This event will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.For more information, please go to: or the Facebook page: Alchemical Astrology: A Sacred Journey Workshop.    

The Joseph Campbell RoundTable meets at Grace Episcopal Church at 7 pm.  The meeting will be in the Undercroft which is accessed from the lower parking area.  Come up the stairs under the awning.  Handicapped access is available. Visitors and guests are welcome. There is no charge to attend RoundTable meetings though small donations are appreciated which go to support the RoundTable program for the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and our local host, Grace Church.   

Gardens and Grounds
Gardens & Grounds: Even though it's the sad, sticky end of a blessedly rainy summer, Grace Gardens & Grounds is planning for fall. WE NEED YOU! If you want to tithe a portion of your time, learn more about gardening (or, 'anything' about gardening), we would love for you to join our team. Plans are in the work and ideas hatching: stay tuned. Help us to, literally, grow Grace. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) said, "Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine."

Many thanks to the dogged gardeners maintaining their areas through rain (and thank God for the rain) and saturation humidity: Courtyard gardeners Mary Bacon Williams, Jeff Workman, Lisa Lemza, Jim & Barbara Harris. Welcome Gardener and general garden triage: Kristina Shaneyfelt. Butterfly Gardeners Beth & Mickey Myers, Phaen Stone, and Richard Hyatt. We also appreciate Jerry Evans' help with the Free Garden, and Mike Shillinger's tackling just about anything hard. We thank you all so much! 

Kristina Shaneyfelt & Lisa Lemza, Gardens & Grounds
Communications Committee (Balch Room) --Wednesday, August 16, 5 p.m.
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m., Merritt Room
Serving This Sunday

At the 8:00 a.m. service: Lectors, Andy Belcher, Susan Brown; Intercessor, Andy Lane; Chalice, Dick McGee; Acolyte, John Lazenby; Ushers, Rick Jones, Andy Lane; Greeters, Vivian Dodds, Jim Oakes  

At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Stephen Jones, Rebecca Cook; Intercessor, Laura Betrand; Chalice, Jerry Draper, Rosy Milburn; Oblations, Allison Youmans, Lenore Dunn; Acolytes, Kira Vassilev, Kathy Vassilev, Nickolas Vassilev; Lead Usher, Renée Tracy; Greeters, Crystal Palmer, John Hart; Webcast (camera and sound), Adam Bryan, Augie Sevart  

Lectionary Readings

1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13. Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33

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