Annual Meeting Time

         Canon 15 - Sec. 6. “Annual Parish Meeting. The Annual Parish Meeting shall be held during the month of January, or in the month of December immediately preceding the month of January in which the meeting would otherwise be held, at a time and place within the Parish specified by the Rector. All communicants in good standing whose names appear on the Parish register shall be entitled to vote.”

           So says the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona in compliment to the Constitutions and Canons of the whole Episcopal Church. Pandemic or not, the time has come for our Annual Meeting. This year, “the time and place within the Parish specified by the Rector” will be January 31 at Noon in your home by Zoom. We are reminded this year more than ever that “the Parish,” the church, is not a building. It is all of you. From that perspective, I think it is perfectly legal for us to meet in such a fashion.

           The agenda for Annual meeting will be similar to Annual Meetings in the past in McBride Hall. We will honor folks who have worked so hard this past year. We will elect new individuals to the Vestry and to Delegates to Diocesan Convention. We will learn about how all of our ministries managed to survive and even thrive in this crazy year. We will talk about finances and how we will continue to grow and live into our mission of Earth Justice - Migrant Justice - Social Justice. We can’t help but talk about how our actions intersected with and affected the entire country. We will talk about our past and dream about our future. All of you will have an opportunity to take part as usual and we look forward to seeing all of you together, even if it has to be on a computer screen. Everyone is invited to Annual Meeting and all of you in good standing, meaning you have been to church three times in the past year (livestream or live) and are a “giver of record” are eligible to vote. You do not need to be an official member of the parish in any other fashion to participate or vote. See you at Noon at https://zoom.us/j/97028991062 on January 31.

           In preparation for Annual Meeting, we will have our “Meet the Vestry candidates” session the week before Annual Meeting. Join us on January 24 at Noon to listen to and ask questions of those candidates running for Vestry. We are electing three individuals to Vestry and a new Junior Warden. Each candidate will make an opening and closing statement and all of you will have an opportunity to ask them questions in between. Join us at https://zoom.us/j/97275752622 for the Meet the Candidates forum.

           
           The challenges of 2020 have been beyond what any of us could have possibly imagined and I am so grateful to all of you for creating a new form of this Beloved Community. See you all at livestream church at 10 AM and at Noon on January 24 and January 31.
                   
Blessings and great hope!
Steve+
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began Oct. 18! 

Please encourage Fiona, Erick, and Lilly as they continue their own spiritual journeys, and Fred, Betty, and Jessica as they guide and grow with these young people.
The Rev. Delle McCormick responded to the critical need for support of migrants who have recently been released by Border Patrol in Agua Prieta--far from where they entered the U.S. --and with no resources. This humanitarian effort is being led by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who have a small shelter in Agua Prieta, and Frontera de Cristo.  Delle accompanied Sister Judy Bourg to the emergency receiving center where up to a hundred migrants per day arrive at dawn seeking assistance to travel back to Altar, Mexico. The bus fare is $30.00 and many do not have that. Agua Prieta is near the area controlled by the cartels, so migrants on the streets are vulnerable.  All, but especially women, are in very bad shape after traveling through Mexico and walking miles in the desert. Volunteers are giving them emergency assistance and in many cases a bus ticket to return to Altar.  Delle ministered to them and gave them a blessing. On her return to Tucson, Delle was reminded of the story of the three wise ones who found their way to the manger of the Christ Child. She said that “surely these debilitated migrants are Christ incarnate. And we who attend to their needs are Christ incarnate.”    

GSP’s Migrant Ministry is exploring ways to respond to these migrants, the “most desperate” that Sister Judy has seen in her 22 years’ work with migrants at the border. If you would like to support the migrants, please contact Marjorie King at mmarjorieking@gmail.com.
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.

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The following is an up-to-date list of all services and classes currently offered. 
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Descriptions of some services and classes are available.
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Worship or Meeting
Date and Time
web address

Children and Family Sunday School
Sunday 9:15 AM
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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 Jan 4 & 18 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
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