Grace Episcopal Church
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
News for April 23, 2014


Easter at Grace


What a great day we had!  Beautiful weather!  Lots of visitors!  Eleven children made it into the pictures that were taken at the Easter Egg Hunt. Remember that Easter Day is only the first of seven Sundays in the the Great Fifty Days of Easter.  During this entire time we focus on the theme of resurrection and Jesus' post-resurrection appearances and interactions with his followers.  If you are with us on Sundays, you will notice that we do not include a confession and absolution in the liturgy.  Now is the time of focusing less on sorrow and sin--and focusing more on the joy that comes with our recognition of what our Lord has accomplished for us through his death and resurrection.  Don't let Easter be only one day in your life!

ECW Meeting


Episcopal Church Women will meet on Sunday, April 27, at 11:30 am in the Gaither Room.  We need to go over upcoming events and be sure that all responsibilities are accepted and bases covered--also any additional plans that need to be made for the coming year.  We hope many will be able to attend.    

Easter Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings


To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of:


Peter R. Isele, M.D.

                             by Liz Isele


Dorothy Cayce, Kenneth Cayce, Jack Clawson, Col. Tom Dooley, Kitty Dooley, Dr. Peter Isele, Ann Ruby Bell McCoy, Dr. Norma Shepherd, Dorothy Sherman, Peter Sherman, Betty Smith, Dr. Joe Stone, Mary Catherine Stone, William "Bud" Thomas

                             by Susan & George Valentini


Mr. & Mrs. Leo Puls, Jerry Puls, & Langdon Chamberlain

                             by Shirley Puls & Clint Chamberlain


Bill & Lura Schmidt

                             by Tom Schmidt


William Ben Ray

                             by Maia Lea Ray


Dr. Joseph Carson & Mary Catherine Stone

                             by J. Carson Stone & Family


Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Renee Goode and Mr. Dudley Prosser

                             by Chris & Carole Goode


Margaret Dixon

                             by Sally Hail


Ross and Mary Louise Morgan

                             by Leesie Carter


William "Bud" Thomas

                             by Roxane, Matthew Thomas, Nicole Thomas Frederick


Rebecca Morgan and Thomas Fairleigh Wood

                             by Becky Wood


Betsy Hoffman

                             by Hill & Susan Ferguson


Rev. H. Bruce Shepherd, Jr.

                             by Keith & Sara Shepherd


John G. Blane, Jr.

                             by Malcolm, Gail and Maggie Blane


Robert Connally Campbell and Henry Wallace Campbell

                             by Larry and Carol Campbell


Stephanie Cunningham and Jack Clawson

                             by Marty Dawson


Louise Burkle and Phyllis Nelson

                             by Larry & Laurel King-Davis and Megan King



To the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for:


Lee & Tom Crehore, and The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Liz Isele


The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Warren & Emma Nanney


The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Hollis & Lois White


The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Tom & Sally Brewer


Hazel Taylor Ray and The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Maia Lea Ray


Griffin Bell McCoy and his godparents, Theresa and Bill Nichol and Margaret and Tony Prim

                             by Hal & Elizabeth McCoy


The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Charlie & Lannie Ross


Mrs. Dolly Prosser

                             by Chris & Carole Goode


The Rev. Alice Nichols

                             by Hill & Susan Ferguson 


Celtic Service at the Labyrinth


Since the third Sunday of the month was on Easter, we moved our monthly Celtic service to this coming Sunday, April 27, at 6:00 pm, at the labyrinth--our first outdoor service for this year!  Please join us and bring others with you.  This is a great opportunity to have a different sort of worship experience.  The May service will be May 18.  

Change Sunday Schedule?


At the Spiritual Formation Group this week, there was some conversation about the desirability of not changing our Sunday schedule for the summer--leaving worship at 10:15 and having the opportunity to continue Adult Forum and perhaps schedule some other meetings or events during the 9:00 am hour, e.g., a Pentecost event on June 8.  Any strong feelings one way or the other?  If so, call or message Alice or Joyce Cornett.   

Service for Alzheimer's Group


This announcement is going out to the community and all are welcome.  


"You are invited to join the Ecumenical Society for a community-wide event on Saturday, May 17th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church (216 E. 6th Street).  This prayer vigil is for The Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Please come out and pray for a cure, pray for our loved ones who are suffering, for those who have lost the battle against the disease and certainly for those who are caring for a loved one.  This opportunity is hosted by Grace Episcopal Church and it will offer a wonderful experience to see, hear all about and walk the Labyrinth,  right here in our very own back yard!  A love offering will be welcomed.  For further information, please contact Sherri Turner @ 513-317-6932 or"


National Day of Prayer


The Christian County Ministerial Association is inviting all to observe the National Day of Prayer at First United Methodist Church at 7:00 am on Thursday, May 1.  Take away breakfast will be provided! 

Dates to Remember

Sunday, April 27--10:15 am--Holy Eucharist Rite II with Holy Baptism
Sunday, April 27--11:30 am--ECW
Sunday, April 27--6:00 pm--Celtic Eucharist at the labyrinth
Wednesday, April 30--12:10 pm--HOLY EUCHARIST CANCELLED
Thursday, May 1--7:00 am--Service at FUMC for National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 1--12:00 noon--Music at Midday (Steve Wiggin, organist)
Sunday, May 4--10:15 am--Holy Eucharist Rite II 
Monday, May 5--4:00 pm--Kindergarten Board
Wednesday, May 7--12:10 pm--HOLY EUCHARIST CANCELLED
Thursday, May 8--12:00 noon--Music at Midday
Wednesday, May 14--5:30 pm--Kindergarten Graduation
Saturday, May 17--6:00 pm--Alzheimer's Service
Sunday, May 18--6:00 pm--Celtic Eucharist at the labyrinth
Wednesday, May 21--1:00 pm--Visitation and funeral for Virginia Brandon
Friday, May 30--8:00 pm--Tilley Warren's graduation from Todd County Central
Friday, May 30--6:00 pm--Benjamin Hart's ordination to the priesthood at St. John's
 Episcopal Church in Murray

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