In Person Worship Returns
 
         God willing and the creek don’t rise, Grace St. Paul’s will return to outdoor, in-person worship beginning on Palm Sunday, March 28. After Vestry deliberation and the advice of our Covid Task Force, the decision has been made that while indoor worship still poses some risk, even at 25% capacity, socially distanced outdoor worship has become a viable option once again.
 
         In addition, your live-streaming team has been hard at work developing and testing ways for us to stream the outdoor service. We are now confident that we will be able to do just that. This means that we will have the luxury of being able to have our outdoor service at 10 AM. Beginning Palm Sunday, you can choose to live-stream the service at home or be in person at the outdoor service, both at 10 AM. Outdoor worship services will all be Communion services. (Bread only)
 
         We will continue Sunday outdoor services at 10 AM on Easter Sunday, April 4, through the Bishop’s visitation on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2. At that point, we will reevaluate the time of the outdoor service based on the weather. It is also at least conceivable at that point that Covid infections could reduce enough that we could consider distanced indoor worship.
 
         The outdoor Sunday services will not affect other services during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will continue to be live-streamed only at 7 PM. 
 
         Here is your cheat sheet for the services of Holy Week through the Bishop’s visit:
 
Good Friday                   April 2          7 PM     Live-stream only
A stunning Tenebrae service of moving music and effects
 
Holy Saturday               April 3          Noon     
A short service sitting in the nothingness after death and before resurrection
 
Easter Sunday               April 4         10 AM   In person outdoor and live-stream
All the pageantry! Trumpets, baptism, a Vigil and Easter all at once
We will have a fun Sunday School at the outdoor Easter Sunday service at 10am! Kids will hear the story of Jesus’s resurrection, play games, and have an Easter egg hunt.
Wear your Easter bonnets & hats for the Easter Parade following the service.
 
Easter Two                    April 11       10 AM   In person outdoor and live-stream
 
Easter Three                  April 18       10 AM   In person outdoor and live-stream
 
Easter Four                    April 25       10 AM   In person outdoor and live-stream
 
Easter Five - Bishop visit  May 2       10 AM  In person outdoor and live-stream
Bishop Reddall in-person, Confirmation, Receptions
(Talk to Steve+ by April 20 if you would like to be confirmed or received into the parish)
 
Easter Five                   May 2           2 PM       In person
Regional Confirmations hosted by GSP
 
See you live and in person very soon!
Steve
LIVESTREAMING CHURCH on SUNDAY, 10 A.M.

for bulletins: GSPtucson.org/bulletins

livestream the Sunday 10:00 AM service:
Facebook has changed it's design, so it's a little easier to find our video on Sunday at 10:00!
Go to www.TinyURL.com/GSPVirtual any time after 9:50, and scroll down. It's likely you will immediately find the service with this week's service bulletin (or if the prelude has begun, you'll see the church). If this doesn't work, you can go to the menu called "More" and click on "Live." 

High quality recorded Sunday Worship - Sunday about 7 PM 
New to GSP?

Have you recently discovered Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church? Would you like to know more about our beloved community?
Please fill out our Visitor Card at
  • Live Stream Instructions - Please click here.
  • Altar Flowers - Please click here to find out how to request flowers.
  • GSP has a YouTube channel! - Please click here for more info.
  • How to Support Immigrants - Please click here.
  • Just Coffee - Please click here.
Come Join GSP's Anti-Racism
Study Group

Next meeting will be April 28
4th Wednesday - 4:30 – 5:30 pm 

In response to GSP's vision of social justice, the church's “anti-racism to ally” group has been endeavoring to live into its vision through focusing on social justice. The group has focused on writings regarding racism and white privilege, and aims to "move from anti-racism to ally." Our goal is to develop a deep understanding of how "white privilege" is defined, how it affects people of color, and the rest of us, in so many ways. How can we transform this deeply rooted dynamic into one that empowers people of color and ourselves in ways that bring us all more closely together? How can we eliminate the manifestations of white privilege and systemic racism that remain so prevalent today? How can we address and redirect often-unconscious assumptions, words, actions and behaviors associated with white privilege? 
To be put on the list to receive materials, to get zoom information on our monthly zoom meeting, or if you have any questions, please contact Rev. Chris, Jill McCollum, Barbara Morehouse, or Peggy Scott through the church office, 520-327-6857
EASTER SUNDAY SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS

Limited numbers of asylum-seeking families along the southern U.S. border are now being allowed into the United States, although most continue to be turned back. Casa Alitas Welcome Center, a shelter run by Catholic Community Services, is receiving greater numbers of migrants. They are transported to Tucson from Yuma, which is one of the crossing points.

Grace St. Paul's is one of the churches and synagogues committed to providing food for our temporary guests at the Welcome Center. Our Migrant Ministry will begin cooking casseroles and baking. We invite all cooks to join us. (Call Margie at 310-903-0280) Other ways to support the Welcome Center include donations of staple food items. 
On Easter Sunday, we will collect:
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Watermelons
  • Cantaloupes
  • Grapes
  • Banana bread (sliced and individually wrapped)
  • Muffins (individually wrapped) 
KIDS CAMP
We are entering into 2021 with hope and planning for a week-long summer camp for kids at GSP!  

Calling all volunteers! 
In order to move forward with planning, Jessica needs to know who is comfortable volunteering. If we do not have enough volunteers, we cannot move forward with an in-person camp.
A few things to help with your decision:
*all volunteers will undergo a background check and need to take Safeguarding training
*a lot of camp will likely be outside in June
*you need to be available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm
Email Jessica if you are interested in learning more.

Calling all families!
Jessica wants to know who is comfortable coming to camp.
Families, please email her your thoughts on if you would send your child/children in-person outside, in-person inside, in-person combo inside/outside, online, or not this year at all.
Thank you!

*Please rest assured that if we deem it not safe to run camp, we won't do it. This is simply to gage interest for volunteering and participation. Thank you.

We have a Facebook page for Kids, Youth, and Families! Check it out. Please like and follow!

Can You Help?
We have a parishioner looking to purchase a used vehicle in the $1,000-$1,400 range. 
If you have a vehicle you are looking to sell please contact Jessica in the office.
Thank you! 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are writing to ask if you could spread the word about the Arizona Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. We are an organization promoting greater unity within the Episcopal Church by:
• Advocating the greater inclusion of Episcopalians of African descent in the Church:
• Fostering vocations among Black Episcopalians to Holy Orders, to the religious life, and to many other ministries in the Church.
• Engaging Black Episcopalians to greater involvement in parish and diocesan ministries here in Arizona.
• Answering Our Lord’s call that we all may be one by combatting racism, prejudice, hostility, marginalization, and any other problem that separates brothers and sisters in Christ, and
• Bringing the riches of yet another Christian and Episcopalian cultural tradition into the mainstream of the Church.
 
We would we like you to:
• Let your African American parishioners know we exist by announcing us in your bulletin, e-bulletin, and at your announcements during the service in-person and online.
• Provide us the opportunity to reach out to willing parishioners to introduce ourselves, our group, and our mission.
• Direct your parishioners to check us out at our website (http://ube-az.org/) and reach out to us via email at (UBEAZ.VP@gmail.com).
 
We offer as part of our mandate:
• In-person and online workshops on how to get involved at the Diocesan, National, Anglican Communion, and Ecumenical levels.
• Opportunities to work effectively with anti-racism and pro-equality organizations.
• Corporate worship opportunities, such as the Feast of Absalom Jones, and advisement on how to be more inclusive in worship.
 
Your Fellow Servants in Christ,
The Arizona Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians
VIRTUAL ADULT EDUCATION

We have missed having our regular
9 a.m. adult spiritual formation classes,
so Dr. Chuck Dickson, a retired college history teacher who facilitated
many of them, has prepared
several short virtual classes.

Click here to access the classes:
The following is an up-to-date list of all services and classes currently offered. 
Click on the Zoom link at the appropriate time to join any service or class.
Descriptions of some services and classes are available.
Click on the red here under each title.
Worship or Meeting
Date and Time
web address

Live Sunday Worship
Sunday 10 AM   

Sunday bulletins   

Sunday Worship
High quality recorded
Sunday about 7 PM 
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GSP Today
Monday at noon
Please click here for more information.

Migrant Prayer Vigil
1st & 3rd Monday at 4:30 PM
Please click here for more information.
bulletin for the service: gsptucson.org/vigil/
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Creating Communion and Sacred Ground
Tuesday at 10 AM
Please click here for more information.

Youth Group
Every week on Tue 5:30 PM

Evening Prayer 
Tuesday 6 PM  

Vestry
Fourth Tuesday 7 PM  
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Liturgy Meeting
Wednesday Noon

Staff Meeting
Second Wednesday 2 PM 

Fourth Wednesday 2 PM

Guided Meditation
Wednesday 7 PM
Please click here for more information.
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Morning Prayer
Thursday 9 AM
Please click here for more information.

Between the Lines - Lectionary
Thursday 10 AM 
Please click here for more information.

Spirit Now Worship
Thursday 5:00 PM
Please click here for more information.
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Centering Prayer
Friday 4:00 PM, followed by a discussion
Please click here for more information.

First Friday Play Readings
First Friday 7:00 PM
Please click here for more information.

Friday Night Evening Prayer
2nd, 3rd, 4th (& 5th) Friday 7:00 PM
Please click here for more information.
Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857