The Way Forward
February 03, 2021
By The Rt. Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall, Bishop of Arizona

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Dr. Catherine Meeks will be leading an online presentation and discussion for the Diocese of Arizona on "Racial Healing and the Way Forward in the Era of Pandemics."

Dr. Meeks is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, GA. She is also an author who has published seven books including her recently co-authored book, Passionate for Justice, Ida B. Wells -- A Prophet for Our Times which was released in September 2019 and her edited book Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation, published in 2016. 

Dr. Meeks’ work and her passionate approach to racial healing mirrors the focus of the Sacred Ground sessions that are being offered across the diocese. This seminar will be offered from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., with a one half-hour break for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Register for Dr. Meeks’ presentation at https://www.azdiocese.org/digital_faith/events/3184881

This event is co-sponsored by two long-standing ministries of our Diocese:  
Spirituality for the Second Half of Life Ministry and the Anti-Racism Committee. I am so grateful to them, particularly the Rev. Ann Johnson, for making the connection to Dr. Meeks and setting up this opportunity for members across our Diocese. I look forward to seeing many of you online at the event.
LIVESTREAMING CHURCH on SUNDAY, 10 A.M.

Children and Family Sunday School - Sunday 9:15 AM
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Passcode: 301134

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 
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Come Join GSP's Anti-Racism
Study Group

Next zoom meeting is February 24, 2021 from 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
Hello GSP friends,

The Buildings and Grounds Committee is being re-established to tend to all the work that needs to be done for upkeep and refreshing of GSP's buildings and grounds. We have a lot of work to catch up on and your willing spirits and labor are needed. Please respond to angeltwang@gmail.com.  

Thanks, 
Angel Wang, Jr. Warden
The GSP Migrant Ministry is closely following President Biden's immigration announcements. We warmly embrace the nine executive actions he has already taken and look forward to the day when asylum applicants just south of our border will be allowed to enter the U.S. and present their cases to the U.S. government. Until then, all of the shelters on the Mexican side of the border continue to need our support. Grace St. Paul's Church is home to Valarie James, the founder of Bordando Esperanza, Embroidering Hope, one of the most dynamic and creative programs.

When Valarie asked what inspires the embroidery of Selene Maldonado, the on-site coordinator in Nogales, she stated pointedly: What I am, what I have lived, and what I like. The 31-year-old mother of three is vulnerable and strong in equal measure, and what she has lived through – the attempted murder of her husband, the father of her three children – is enough trauma for her and her kids for a lifetime. For Selene, thrown into forced migration, ripped and torn from all she knows, the act of embroidering, slow and steady, is a restoration of the soul.

Just days ago, Bordando Esperanza was written up on the Episcopal Migration Ministry website and in This is Tucson. Check it out!


Video Opportunity for kids and youth!

In Sunday School recently, Jessica asked the kids to describe God. Their answers were amazing: "God is everything" and "God is the Universe" and "God helps us to forgive".

This sparked an idea---we want to make a video for the parish and post it on the website and facebook for the community to see who we are.

If you are interested in being part of this (remember this is for kids and youth!), please send Jessica a short clip that's less than 15 seconds (filmed on your phone is fine but please hold your phone in the landscape position).  

You may send one clip for each question below.
I want you to answer this question, "What is God?"
I want you to respond to this: "Describe GSP."

Jessica will compile these together into one video.

Please send them in to Jessica.Swift@grace-stpauls.org by March 1.

Thank you!
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

Children and Family Sunday School
Sunday 9:15 AM
Please click here for more information.
Passcode: 301134

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
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Migrant Prayer Vigil
Monday at 4:30 PM
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bulletin for the service: gsptucson.org/vigil/
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Creating Communion and Sacred Ground
Tuesday at Noon
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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
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Morning Prayer
Thursday 9 AM
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Between the Lines - Lectionary
Thursday 10 AM 
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Spirit Now Worship
Thursday 5:00 PM
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Centering Prayer
Friday 4:00 PM, followed by a discussion
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First Friday Play Readings
First Friday 7:00 PM
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Friday Night Evening Prayer
2nd, 3rd, 4th (& 5th) Friday 7:00 PM
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Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857