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Grace Notes Weekly
March 17, 2017
Fr. Zack at Southside Abbey   

Fr. Zack will be presiding at Southside Abbey tonight, and all are welcome to attend.   

Southside Abbey provides a unique urban worship experience that combines the Eucharist with a full meal. It meets at 6:11 in the Hart Gallery at 314 Main Street. Pizza will be served, and you are welcome but not obligated to bring a side dish to share.  

Learn more about Southside Abbey at

In this issue

Fr. Zack Officiating at Southside Tonight
No Breakfast on Sunday
Changes for Children This Week
Instructed Eucharist and Potluck (3-19)
Stations of the Cross
Family Promise
Easter Lilies
Joseph Campbell RoundTable
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
No Breakfast This Sunday
There will be NO breakfast this Sunday between the services, so pack your granola bars or eat a bite before you head to church. If you’d like to volunteer your services as a Grace breakfast cook, please contact Coylee Bryan or Jim Dorris.
Changes for Children This Sunday
Parents, please note that while Sunday School will be held as usual, Children’s Chapel will NOT take place this Sunday since Maria Hurt is out of town. Children should plan on attending the 10:45 a.m. service with their parents.
Instructed Eucharist on Sunday Evening

Many people of all religious bents attend services each week on autopilot, doing what they’ve always done without the first clue about what this means and why that’s in there at all. If you’ve ever wondered about the about all the details of our worship, you are invited to come find out at an Instructed Eucharist on the evening of Sunday, March 19 (this Sunday!) at 6:00 p.m. in the Nave. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the architecture of the liturgy and even of the vestments and Eucharistic vessels.

The service will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Undercroft. Come, bring a dish to share and expand your ecclesiastical understanding!

Stations of the Cross
Lent, a season that offers that rarest of all blessings, a time of introspection, is often deprived of its power by the frantic distractions that always accompany the coming of spring -- W2s and accountants, lawn mower repairs, basketball tournaments, spring break. If you'd like to make space to focus on the path of Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross during this season, please take advantage of Grace's offering of the Stations of the Cross on Thursday evenings. The liturgy begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Nave. All are welcome!
Family Promise – Hosting during Holy Week

Grace will be hosting Family Promise at First Church of the Nazarene on North Terrace the following days during Holy Week – Monday, April 10 through Thursday, April 13. Please check your calendars and let me know your availability.  As usual we'll need greeters, drivers, meal servers, overnight hosts.  


Skeeter Makepeace

Easter Lilies

Easter, which has been creeping towards us, is beginning to stride, if not to race in our direction. Parishioners are invited to purchase one or more of the lilies that will adorn the Nave on this most sacred of Sundays and dedicate it to the honor or memory a loved one or in thanksgiving for friends, relatives or life events. If you would like to purchase one or more plants, please contact the church office (e-mail or phone 243-3257), or take a form from the table in the Narthex, fill it out and tuck it into the almsbag on Sunday. Lilies will cost $15 each and may be taken home and planted in the yard or given to friends of loved ones after the Easter services.

Please have your orders in no later than Friday, April 7, for inclusion in the Easter bulletins.  

Your name:  _______________________________________________________  

Phone Number: ____________________________________________________  

Honor  Memory  Thanksgiving                                  Name to list  

  • ¨          ¨            ¨                                       ________________________
  • ¨          ¨            ¨                                       ________________________
  • ¨          ¨            ¨                                       ________________________
  • ¨          ¨            ¨                                       ________________________

  Total amount enclosed/attached: _______________________

Joseph Campbell Mythological RoundTable – 3/20 Meeting

Re-Image-ing the Future
Presenter: Sage Smith

Sage Smith will be leading a special “re-image-ing the future” event on March 20. This special spring equinox event will offer a catalyst for looking at the world with new eyes towards opportunity and growth. Join us for some creative playing with images and words to create vision boards to propel our thoughts to what we can do to create a future that transforms. Supplies will be provided, but if you have old magazines you don’t mind cutting up please feel free to bring them, or your lap top if you would rather create an electronic vision board.   Sage Smith (Peggy E. Pate-Smith) has a master’s in Montessori education from Endicott College and has written four books including a daily reflection book for teens based on Joseph Campbell’s ideas of the hero’s journey, the book Everyday Hero was written specifically to encourage teens to live a courageous and meaningful life. It has topics ranging from budgeting money to setting life goals.   

The RoundTable programs begin at 7 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, at 20 Belvoir (Brainerd and Belvoir rds.)  Please park in the upper parking area off of Belvoir.  Come up the sidewalk toward the church building, but at the breezeway, turn right to enter the office building.  Handicapped access is available on the first level, doors will be unlocked from 6:45 to 7:15, or contact Diana in advance.  

The RoundTable programs are free and open to the public. Guests and visitors are welcome.  While there is no charge to attend, small donations are appreciated and welcome which support the international RoundTable program and our local host, Grace Church.  

Light refreshments will be available to celebrate the Vernal Equinox.  

Diana Peterson

Meetings this week
Computer Class – Monday, March 20, 2:00 p.m., in the Merritt Room Christian Ed. Committee – Tuesday, March 21, 5:15 p.m., in the Merritt Room Endowment Committee – Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.
Serving on Sunday

At the 8 a.m. service: Lectors, Alan McMurray, Diana McMurray; Intercessor, Michael Waterson; Chalice, Nan Fortiner, Andy Belcher; Acolytes, Andy Lane, Matthew Lane, Thomas Lane; Ushers and Greeters, Dot and Gene Arnold  

At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Shirlee Sullivan, Bill Pickering; Intercessor, Ty Sills; Chalice, Paul Thomas, Justin Bolinger; Oblations, Wayne and Joyce Smith; Acolytes, Steven Jones, Laura Bertrand, Michael Waterson; Lead Usher, Tom Makepeace; Greeters, Jim and Laura May; Webcast, Tom Makepeace, Bill Boren    

Exodus 17:1-7. Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42   
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