Worship at Grace
Sunday Services at 10:30 am
Celtic Meditations at 5:00 pm
Healing Services every week at 5:00 pm
Young and the Restless Chapel at 9:00 am the second Sunday of the month
All are always welcome to worship and pray with us at all services
This Week's Calendar
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Rector at Diocesan Council
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Rector
Peggy Carter, Clerk
Director of Music
Tom and Karen Tucker, Sextons
Christopher Simon, Intern
Altar Guild Directress
Flower Committee Chair
Celtic Meditations Team
Director of Church School
Real Asset Management/Property
Joanne Moar, Chair
Priscilla Lemons, Clerk
Nathaniel Bowditch School Partnership
Representatives to the North Shore Mission Hub
Many of us can become quite overwhelmed by the negativity around us (and maybe even within us). The Church offers us hope in these times, and reminds us that in the end, love wins.
Grace Church is offering a concert this Saturday called "Songs of Love from the British Isles." By listening to the poetry of love, read by actors and sung by the choir, we can reconnect to all that is good in the world, and resolve to bring more love into the world. These words of women and men across the centuries remind us of the beauty around us and within us.
Following the concert, which begins at 4:00 pm, an afternoon tea will be offered in the lovely Abbot Hall. Come and refresh yourself with music, poetry, and a light repast. Come and take advantage of our offering of love.
This week, we have two very different stories involving hospitality. In the story from Genesis, Abraham entertains three visitors who are angels who announce the birth of a child to Sarah and Abraham. In the Gospel passage, Jesus sends the disciples out with strict instructions as to who to receive hospitality from and what to do if one is not welcomed.
This is the final week with the Parish Choir until September. They will sing the rousing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," by Dan Forrest as the anthem.
At 5:00 pm, Susie Faria will offer the reflection. The music will come from the Celtic tradition, as well as the prayers and poetry. All are welcome to come to this quiet and reflective time with God and one another.
Please join us wherever you are
in your search for meaning.
Second Sunday after Pentecost
The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presiding and Preaching
Ryan Patten, Organist and Choir Director
Hugh MacKay, Verger
Jeremy Valatka, Acolytes
Laura Beasley-Topliffe, Lector
Jonathan Bailly, Jason Stonehouse, Chalicers
Peter Little, Marc Hawlena, Ushers
Lois Nicholson, Altar Guild
Deb Papps, Flowers
Jesse Angeley, Jane Eskelund, Counters
The Reverend Debbie Phillips, Presiding
Eric Wagner, Musicians
Bridget Alexander, Opening and Lesson
Susie Faria, Reflection
Paige Nalipinski, Prayers
Deb Marchand, Chalice
Bob Marchand, Greeter
Love Songs from the British Isle
with Afternoon Tea
A very special event on Saturday 17 June
Join us as local actors and musicians celebrate love through the music, poetry and drama of the British Isles. Following the performance, a tea reception will be hosted in our Parish Hall with sandwiches and desserts.
We are also inviting any interested planners, servers, connoisseurs and hostesses to assist with the tea. Please contact Jane Eskelund at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401 486-0877 if you would like to help in making this a lovely event at Grace Church.
Bowditch Talent Show at Grace Church
This highly anticipated event is soon upon us! Next Thursday, 22 June, the 6th grade scholars of the Nathaniel Bowditch School will walk down to Grace Church to join us for lunch in Abbot Hall. While with us, they will read their notebooks one last time before summer, receive their summer penpal envelopes, and then conclude their visit with their Talent Show.
This year, the Rector would like us to have one act to perform for them. Please let her know any suggestions you might have for our performance.
We would love to have as many members of Grace Church as possible attend any portion of this event. Here are some ways you can show these kids that they matter to us:
- Meet at the Bowditch and walk down with the scholars and their teachers.
- Meet at Grace Church to prepare to welcome them when they arrive
- Help serve the catered food
- Sit with the kids and eat with them, engaging in conversation
- Help clean up after the lunch
- Be the audience for the Talent Show
- Perform in the Talent Show
- Walk the scholars back to the Bowditch School
- Final clean-up
You can also just show up to show them that you care about them. This is a wonderful event that is a part of our partnership with them. If you are available during any time between 11-1 on Thursday, we'd love to see you at Grace Church.
Nothing really changes, except the weather is so much better! Church services are still at 10:30 and 5:00 pm every week. The Celtic Service is going to consider Sabbath time during the summer, and the Abundant Life Children's Garden really gets going over during this time.
The readings from Jewish Scripture over these weeks follow some of the major stories from Genesis and Exodus. Debbie, our priest, would like to offer a summer Bible study of these stories if there is any interest. Please e-mail her at email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions, and you may also speak to her about it after the service.
For outreach, while the scholars from the Bowditch are on summer break, we will be providing groceries for families that avail themselves of Salem's free summer meal program. We will also be volunteering at these sites. Let Paige or Debbie know if you are interested.
Sounds like we know how to be Church twelve months a year!