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

For those who attend the live service at 10 AM, bear in mind that we go live at 9:45 AM and that 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. Also remember that we can now meet and greet one another outside before and after the service, and we encourage all of you to do so. 

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.
7)  There will be no congregational singing at this time.
8)  We will continue utilizing four masked singers and not a full choir.
9)  Communion will be served in one kind in the no touch fashion we are presently using.
10)  Children and youth and the nursery will be meeting outside and in McBride Hall, with the swamp cooler running to provide 100% air from the outside.
11)  We are strongly suggesting that only those who have been fully vaccinated for two weeks attend the services in person.
12)  The pews will be sanitized with a disinfectant between the services.

The 7:45 AM service will be a basic Prayer Book service with no singing. The 10 AM service will include the four singers and a beyond the Prayer Book liturgy with prayers linking to the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. Both services will include communion. 
There will no longer be restrictions on conversations after the services. We can now encourage all to meet outside after the service to kibbitz in person. There will be more items that come up as we pivot back to indoor worship, but this is how we will begin. 

The next step will be to put together 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 would like to put together a sub-committee to consider these questions in hopes that we can get something organized in the next few weeks. If you would be interested in that planning, please contact Parish Administrator Pam Spears.

We will also be 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. Also. There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, May 30th. 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.**

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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 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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A Must Read!

Just published in Yale's ISM Review. The superpower of Art to help us to see and understand the border in a deeper way, written by GSP's Valarie James.


The latest in Dr. Chuck Dickson's virtual adult education classes is about St. Alban, who is venerated as the first-recorded British Christian martyr.
St. Alban's feast day is celebrated
June 20, so read up on him right away!

Click here to access all the classes:
Calling all babies and toddlers! 

The nursery is now staffed
every Sunday for the 10:00 a.m. service in McBride hall.
Kids can be dropped off
as early as 9:40 a.m.
Nursery is for infants-age 3.
Stained Glass - A Walk Through Grace St. Paul's Sanctuary
Have you started associating with Grace St.Paul's online? Are you watching the online services each week? Or are you a long-time member who's missing being in the sanctuary in person because you are not feeling ready?

Be sure to have a look at a beautiful new addition to our YouTube Playlist on the GSP website. Joyce Henderson, Bruce Anderson, David Wachter and Jesse Thrall have created an up-close-and-personal look at the stained glass windows in our sanctuary. The video can be accessed from the church website ( "GSP's YouTube channel " under Playlist "GSP Music, Art & Stained Glass " or the following link:

Joyce writes: "Our stained glass reflects a history of two church communities merging to form Grace St. Paul's. The lower windows are from Grace(1958-62). The upper windows came from St. Paul's (1970-71). In all my experience of stained glass windows in churches from medieval to present day, our windows are unique as a whole unit and complement the merger of church and spirit."

Oh, and leave comments!

Thank you,
Joyce, Jesse, and Bruce
Come Join GSP's Anti-Racism
Study Group

Next meeting will be June 23
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.
Blessing the Journey to Save Oak Flat
On Wednesday, June 9 at 7 PM, Grace St. Paul’s is honored to host an interfaith blessing of Wendsler Nosie Sr. Wendsler is a leader of the Apache Stronghold, the consortium of Apaches and other indigenous tribes with non-Native allies who have joined together to preserve the sacred area of Oak Flat and prevent Resolution Copper from defacing this land. Wendsler will be speaking about the need to protect Oak Flat from an Apache perspective and the spiritual nature of this effort. After this gathering, he will be headed out on a barnstorming trip to the East Coast to raise awareness. A group of local clergy will be blessing him and his efforts to protect Oak Flat as that journey begins. 

This event will take place in the shaded parking lot area and members of Grace St. Paul’s are invited to take part. Let us all pray for protection and success for Wendsler Nosie Sr.   
Needed: Administrative Coordinator. PT, Volunteer
The all-volunteer Tucson Friends of Artisans Beyond Borders, an affiliate of Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, works with asylum-seekers in Nogales, Mexico and now in the U.S.  We market the beautiful embroideries they create and provide them with a small income and the healing that comes from traditional handwork.  We have grown to need a part-time Administrative Coordinator who can manage our Tucson office and help with volunteers, financials, communications, & marketing. Our ideal person would be bilingual (Spanish/English), flexible, computer- and social-media savvy, and passionate about borderland arts/immigration. Creative project possibilities. See our website/contact us at
Casa Alitas Welcome Center
Servers Needed

Please click here for more information about being a server or help with recipes and menus for Casa Alitas.
Donations: Thank you for donating food items in the past. For now, Alitas really needs travel sized deodorant and lotion. Alitas is also in need of new men's underwear (small, medium, large, and extra large), new women's underwear (sizes 6 & 7) and new women's socks. Also new or gently used men's jeans (28-30 waist and length 29-32), and women's new or gently used stretch/lycra pants.
Donations can be dropped off at St Mark's Presbyterian Church at 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson, AZ 85716 (enter off of the 2nd street parking lot). Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday from 9-12. Gently used clothing needs to be freshly washed.

Ways to support Casa Alitas help for asylum-seekers:
Drive families to the airport and sometimes to the bus station. This is a major ongoing need. If you would like to know more about what is involved and how personally rewarding it is, call Deacon Nancy Meister at 520 906-4203.   
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 

GSP Today
Monday at noon
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Migrant Prayer Vigil
1st & 3rd Monday at 4:30 PM
Please click here for more information.
bulletin for the service:

Creating Communion and Sacred Ground
Tuesday at 10 AM
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Youth Group - In person
Every week on Tue 5:30 PM

Evening Prayer 
Tuesday 6 PM  

Fourth Tuesday 7 PM  

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
Please click here for more information.

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
Please click here for more information.
Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857