Weekly E-News from Grace Episcopal Church
  August 30, 2018
Spotlight on Grace:
Bells & Del's
 
Next Sunday, September 9th, following the 10 a.m. service, we'll have a parish celebration to kick off the fall season at Grace. Part of the celebration will include the ringing of the church bells (that's the "Bells" part). While we've had the bells in the church tower since 1861, the computer that rang them for the last 20 years finally gave out last year. Thanks to a generous donation from former parishioners Todd and Zoe Hart, we've installed a new computer system, and the bells will ring once again after church on the 9th, as they'd been doing since just before the Civil War. 
 
What's with the Del's? It rhymes with "bells," and who doesn't like frozen lemonade? So we're going to have a frozen lemonade cart on the 9th, too. (Just a heads up - you'll have to wait until after church to get your lemonade.)
 
Lastly but not least-ly, "Bells and Del's" will host a parish ministry fair, with information tables about the various ministries here at Grace, where you can learn how to get involved more deeply in the life of this unique parish. It will also be the Sunday of our "return" to the church building itself, after worshipping in the Pavilion all summer, which we termed "Summer Chapel at Grace." 
 
If you have any friends who you'd been thinking about inviting to Grace, "Bells and Del's" on Sunday the 9th would be a great time to do it! 

Come to the Cabaret for Collegium Ancora    
 
Collegium Ancora, the vocal ensemble in residence at Grace, invites you to their first-ever Cabaret evening held in the Pavilion at Grace, Saturday, September 15 at 6 PM. Click here for information and tickets, and please tell your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors by sharing this Facebook event post.
   
The Collegium singers will step out of their usual ensemble to present interpretations of show tunes, torch songs, and contemporary cabaret: prepare to laugh, cry, and be dazzled.  
 
Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and music that is familiar, unexpected, and sure to delight. Proceeds from the evening will support our expanding programming across the region. This evening will officially launch our third season, so come be the first to hear about an exciting slate of concerts and venues for the year ahead.
 
Tickets are available individually, in pairs, or in tables of eight. We anticipate this event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets today!  

This Week at Grace
 
Weekly Worship Schedule:
Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist  
Sunday 10:00am Holy Eucharist with Music
Wednesday 12:00 Noon Eucharist
 
Summer Worship in The Pavilion at Grace: This Sunday will be our last of the season in the Summer Chapel at Grace. Please enter through the pavilion's entrance gate at Westminster Street, or through the reception entrance off our Chapel St parking lot.  
 
Caregivers' Support Group: Wednesday, September 5, 1:00pm in the Chafee Room.
 
20s/30s Group: Please join Grace's lively and growing group of 20s/30s for a Community Dinner on the 1st Thursday of each month in the Pavilion at 7:00pm. Please bring a dish to share if you are able, and please contact 20s30s@gracepvd.org for any information
 
Open Doors: Your friendly docents are here to greet you every weekday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Please encourage your friends or guests to come and visit Grace Church and see the new Pavilion at Grace. 
 
Wheelchair Access and Accessible Parking: Please find convenient accessible in the Grace Church parking lot with access from Snow Street. The new wheelchair ramp connects directly from the lot, and you will enter through the new reception entrance of The Pavilion and into the church at ground level.  
Parking for Worship: Free parking for Sunday worship is provided:
1.) in the lot diagonally across Westminster Street, on the NW corner of Westminster and Snow;
2.) On the top level only of the PPAC parking garage, for which the entrance is on Weybosset Street. A stairway from the top level leads right to Chapel Street across from the church; and
3.) In the Grace Church parking lot accessed via Snow Street.  We ask your kind cooperation in reserving this lot, to the extent possible, for seniors and those with limited mobility.

September 2, 2018  
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost  

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.    

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