Live, In-Person Service Protocols

Both Sunday services — 7:45 and 10 AM — are live and in-person. The 10 AM service will continue to be live-streamed in the future. You can always choose to watch the service on-line.

At the 7:45 AM service, sing the opening and closing hymns then feel free to remove your masks for the rest of the service. The Celebrant will continue to wear a mask while singing, during the Eucharistic Prayer, and while distributing Communion.

For attending the live service at 10 AM, bear in mind that streaming goes live at 9:45 AM and the microphones in the sanctuary are sensitive. Any sound you make or conversation you have can be picked up on those microphones and sent out to the world. Consider this when you enter the sanctuary.

To insure your safety, these are the steps we will be taking and what we ask of each of you attending in person:

1)  All windows and doors to the outside will be opened throughout the service.
2)  Merv 13 air filters have been installed.
3)  Pews will be marked for seating locations, insuring 6 feet distance between family groups.
4)  Service time will be under 75 minutes.
5)  We will have a maximum seating capacity of 200.
6)  All congregants must wear a mask, properly worn over nose and mouth.
8)  We will continue utilizing four masked singers and not a full choir.
9)  Communion will be served in one kind.
10)  Children and youth and the nursery will meet outside and in McBride Hall, with the swamp cooler running to provide 100% air from the outside.
11)  We strong suggest that only those who have been fully vaccinated attend services in person.

The 10 AM service includes a beyond-the-Prayer Book liturgy, with prayers linking to the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. The congregation can also now sing with a mask on.

We encourage all to meet outside after the service. The next step will be a more formal coffee hour after each service or between the services. The Diocese has approved outdoor settings for such coffee hours. These gatherings can include food and drinks, but careful consideration must be made regarding hygiene, spacing, location during the summer heat, and how to host them. 

We are putting together a sub-committee to consider these questions in hopes that we can get something organized in the next few weeks. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Parish Administrator Pam Spears.

We are also considering Adult Spiritual Formation and potential hybrid forms of gathering together again. Ideas? Share them with Parish staff.

Parents, please note. The nursery is now staffed every Sunday for the 10:00 a.m. worship service in McBride Hall. Kids can be dropped off as early as 9:40 a.m. Nursery is for infants-age 3. Kids are welcome to enjoy church with their families in the Sanctuary. The Nursery will be open for babies & toddlers in McBride Hall.

*Please wear your name tags so folks can recognize you in your mask.*
Don't have a name tag? Contact the office, 327-6857, Mon-Fri, 9:00a-4:00p,
or email ParishAdmin@Grace-StPauls.org.
LIVESTREAMING CHURCH on SUNDAY, 10 A.M.


Livestream the Sunday 10:00 AM service on Facebook:

High quality video of Sunday Worship - available 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 www.tinyurl.com/gspvisitor
  • 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.
Grace St. Paul's is the grateful recipient of a $30,000 CORE Grant from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Our grant was made possible by the Gertrude K. Poland Fund. This grant will significantly help us to continue to be a beacon of hope for our community through our earth justice, migrant justice, and social justice ministries, as well as through our genuine care for one another.

Find out more about the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona online at www.cfsaz.org.
VIRTUAL ADULT EDUCATION

In the newest Virtual Adult Education presentation, Dr. Chuck Dickson takes a look at the life and contributions of Bishop William White, the first and fourth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

To access all the classes:
Registration for EFM (Education for Ministry) is about to begin! Please consider joining us as we meet weekly to discuss the scholarship on scripture, the 3,000-year history of the church, modern theology — and, most importantly, what all of this means for us as followers of Christ today.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Dickinson (202-577-7365, takoma08@aol.com) or Dave Coatsworth (520-743-6763, davecoatsworth@email.com).

P.S. We also have snacks!
The Youth Trip is Full!
Thank you for all who signed up and for all of GSP for supporting our trip to Utah and Colorado. Nine youth will be going with their leaders! 

Please keep the youth group in your prayers during the week of July 24-31 for safe travels and lots of growth together as a group!
Get to know our wonderful, newly-ordained deacon Laurie Finn! An interview with her can be accessed directly from our website [gsptucson.org] under "GSPeople on YouTube" or "GSP's YouTube Channel," both located on the main page. Just click on Laurie's smiling face! This is a good one, amigos!
GSP is a Cooling Location
during Extreme Heat!

When the temperature is 105 or above, our guests are welcome to come inside McBride Hall from noon until 4:00 pm. We provide drinks & snacks.

We need volunteers to sit in McBride while everyone rests. You can bring a book to read or your laptop to work on.

Please contact Jessica Swift if you are available to volunteer during the extreme heat.
Join GSP's Anti-Racism
Study Group

Next meeting will be July 27
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.
Grace St. Paul’s Loss & Grief Spiritual Support Group
Grace St. Paul’s Loss & Grief Spiritual Support Group is a safe place to explore our related experiences and the potential for spiritual transformation. This group is experiential, with guided meditations, prayer, short readings especially from our book Breathing Light, as well as many opportunities to share your experiences and hope with loss and grief. All forms or kinds of loss and grief experiences — including the loss of an animal companion are welcome.
 
The group — which meets on Zoom — began July 9. Participants are still welcome to join this Friday morning, July 16, after which the group will be closed.

Co-facilitators are Rev. Chris Ledyard and Rev. Laurie Finn. Your sharing will be confidential and materials will be provided. Please call the Church Office at 520-327-6857 to register.

If you have attended before, please come again. And if you feel intimidated by, or unfamiliar with, the Zoom technology, Chris and/or Laurie can help you navigate that, so you can join us. 
Casa Alitas Welcome Center
¡Bienvenidos!
Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and supporters! In the month of June we welcomed over 2000 guests! WOW!! We could not do this important work without you. Our graciousness for your continued heartfelt time and donations is boundless. Please consider spreading the word about our work and recruiting friends, family, and colleagues for volunteering. All of our teams could use the help! Direct folks to email volunteers@casaalitas.org for more information on how to get started!

Donations
So many generous people in our community is what makes our mission possible. We are so grateful for all that people have contributed. We are humbled by the kindness and thoughtfulness in each contribution.
  • Our activity kits continue to be a huge hit, and bring children such joy! See what is included in these kits, and consider purchasing items to donate to the center.
  • Casa Alitas has a constant ongoing need for new women's underwear, new women's bras, new men's underwear, new children's underwear women's lycra/stretch leggings, men's sweatpants and shorts, and new socks for all.

2021 Peanut Butter Party - Spread the Love
Did you know that Interfaith Community Services gives out around 2,000 jars of peanut butter every month? It is one of the most requested items for the food bank.

During July, ICS are throwing a Peanut Butter Party! They hope to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter.

Help #SpreadTheLove this July and share on your social media pages. Please click here for more information.
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 - In person
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