Join with us again this Sunday, Nov 22, at 12:30 pm,
for live, in-person communion service in the parking lot.
Note the time change to 12:30 pm.

Though Grace St. Paul’s does not have a meteorologist on staff and as I keep advising all of you, I am in sales, not marketing, and therefore have no control over the weather, we are taking our best guess as to when it will be more comfortable to shift our outdoor service to the afternoon. Our prognostication has led us to make the switch this coming Sunday, November 22, the last Sunday in the Season of Creation. Starting this coming Sunday, the outdoor service will begin at 12:30 PM.

The recent surge in COVID infections around the world suggests that we made the right decision not moving to an inside service. The outdoor service has been popular, so popular that some have suggested we continue meeting outdoors occasionally even after the pandemic subsides. Our protocols at the outdoor service include six foot distancing between chairs, masks at all times, no movement at Prayers of the People, and a no touch Communion in one kind only. Safety is our first concern. When the weather becomes too inclement, we will just not have the service.

Our main worship will continue to be the live streamed service. That happens every Sunday at 10 AM at If you have not logged on to our live streamed service for a while, we ask that you check it out again. We have become very proficient and professional at it and I dare say it is one of the best technically produced services out there right now.

As we move into Advent, we will be adding a wreath lighting ceremony to the service. Also, mark your calendars for Advent Two, December 6. That happens to also be the feast day of one St. Nicholas. After months of skillful negotiations between your Rector and the Fourth Century Bishop of Myra, Nicholas is going to be with us during the 10 AM live stream. Children will want to be present at the outdoor service that day to see what Nicholas left them, but adults you will be very sorry if you miss the Bishop’s stand up act on the live stream. 

A note from Jessica regarding how this affects Sunday School:
“Our wonderful Sunday School leaders will be offering lesson-based activities during the 12:30pm outdoor service. Kids will stay with their parents through the Gospel reading, then follow the Sunday School leader to the Labyrinth for some fun! Kids will rejoin their families and the congregation during the peace.

We are very excited to be together and see each other again, and, of course, each family must continue to make their own decisions on what feels best for them. We understand if coming in-person isn't for you yet. During Sunday School we will honor COVID-19 precautions of mask-wearing and social-distancing. Hand sanitizer will also be available. We ask that one parent or older sibling will accompany their littlest child/ren for their time in Sunday School on the Labyrinth for safety reasons.

Zoom Sunday School will continue to be offered at 9:15am. The link is in the e-blast!”

Christmas is apparently still following Advent this year, so stay tuned. We are figuring all that out as we continue to live through this unprecedented time. 

I urge all of you to remain very vigilant in protecting yourselves through the COVID winter in front of us. Hope is on the horizon beloved. Stay safe now so we can all be back together soon thereafter. I love you all. Let us be thankful that we are so deeply connected to each other spiritually until we can be back together physically. 

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

for 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 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?
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  • 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.
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All are invited! Come join us with your faith, joy, and gratitude! We are conducting a Thanksgiving Morning Prayer liturgy on Thursday, November 26 at 9 a.m. on Zoom (
The prayer service has been developed with Gratitude as a central theme. It’s a great way to celebrate and start the morning of this holiday of gratitude, and to be with your Grace St. Paul’s community. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rev. Chris Ledyard through the church office, 520-327-6858. 
The Church Office will be closed November 26 & 27
in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Migrant Prayer Vigil

There is a change in November for our Migrant Prayer Vigil because of the election. We will be meeting on Nov. 23.  
Confirmation classes
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.
Youth Group Event at Sabino Canyon

The Youth Group will be meeting at Sabino Canyon on Saturday, Nov 21 at 10:30am. We will be hiking and playing some outdoor games. William Brinckerhoff, the former head counselor of Chapel Rock will be coming with us! You must wear a mask and bring your own water and snacks. We will be there from 10:30am-1:30pm and will be on or near the Seven Falls trail, which is in Bear Canyon. We will meet under the ramadas in the main parking lot. Dress for the weather (wear hats and sunscreen, too). Parking is $8, unless you have a yearly pass. Parents can drop kids off outside of the gates and kids can walk in to meet the group at the ramadas. Youth Group is for kids in 6th grade on up! 
RSVP to Jessica at
Bread from the Pantry

As Thanksgiving and Advent approaches, please consider joining Bread from the Pantry, either now or after the pandemic passes. Our mission is to "be bread" for each other and for those in need. We supply surplus bread from Beyond Bread's Campbell location to Joseph's Pantry and deliver to nearby social service agencies and churches. Volunteers collect bread nightly throughout the year, then sort and distribute three mornings a week. The time commitment is one to two hours per week, or less. If you're interested or have additional questions, please call the church office (M-F, 9a-12noon) at (520) 327-6857 and provide your contact information.
Thank you!
Thanks to feedback from our Giving & Receiving email this week, we present a corrected list of Grace St. Paul's many opportunities for communal prayer:
· Alternate Mondays: Prayers for migrants
and refugees
· Tuesday: Evening Prayer
· Wednesday: Guided Meditation
· Thursday: Morning Prayer and Spirit Now
· Friday: Centering Prayer and Evening
· Sunday: Prayers of the People
Blankets are needed for our pantry and social services guests who are living outside! Please donate any new or used blankets to Joseph's Pantry during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon). 
We are also accepting adult winter clothing items
Also the Shower Program is in need of new or gently used towels.
Donations are greatly appreciated! 
Thank you.
Centering Prayer -
New Meeting Time

Centering Prayer has changed its day and time to meet on Zoom.

The new time is Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm.

Here is the new Zoom link:
GSP's Youth Group normally sells Christmas wreaths as a fundraiser for their activities. This year, the Youth Group has created an online store with the Mickman Brothers, Inc. where anyone can shop and the proceeds will benefit GSP as a whole! Please share this with family and friends. Make sure to enter GSP's code (GRACESAZ001) when you order. It is simple and contactless. For every item purchased, GSP will receive $8.  

Please go to the end of this email to order Christmas Wreaths.
Prayer and Meditation Cancelled

Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary (Tuesday & Thursday) has been cancelled until further notice.

Thank you.

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.

His latest virtual class is entitled “What Do Narthex and Nave Mean? Our Church Building Terms Explained.” This educational presentation looks at parts of the
GSP church building, from the front door to the wall behind the Altar. This class may
be particularly important for those taking Episcopal 101 class, even long-time
Episcopalians will find much of interest.

Click here to access the classes:
Cruzando Fronteras is a ministry of our diocese. La Casa is our shelter in Nogales, Sonora. Please click here for is a list of Christmas gift needs for families
staying at the shelter.
Gifts can be sent to
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
969 W. Country Club Drive
Nogales, Az 85621 

Pima County Health Department,
Pima Community College, ASU open
new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites.

Please click the link below for information:

Here is a link to purchase tickets for Tucson Masterworks virtual concert. 
People can also go to their web site at

 Click the ticket tab. It will be available on November 29th. Those who purchase tickets will be sent a link and password to the concert.
Who needs Santa when we have Cupid? Zoom dating. A violin bow-A superhero.
A family separated. All three intersect in our winter choral musical.

Holidays are seasons for hope. A moment of miracles. And finding the gift within

Premieres Dec 18 at 7PM
Streams on-demand through Dec 27
Tickets are $15
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   

Outdoor In-Person Worship
Sunday 12:30 p.m. in the Parking Lot
* Time Subject to change

Sunday Worship
High quality recorded
Sunday about 7 PM 

GSP Today
Monday at noon
Please click here for more information.

Migrant Prayer Vigil
Monday Nov. 9 and 23 at 4:30 PM Please note the dates
Please click here for more information.
bulletin for the service:

Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary CANCELLED
Tuesday 9 AM - noon

Creating Communion and Sacred Ground
Tuesday Oct 6 & Oct 20 at Noon
Please click here for more information.

Youth Group
Tuesday 7 PM on the Labyrinth
Please click here for more information.

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
Please click here for more information.

Morning Prayer
Thursday 9 AM
Please click here for more information.

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

Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary CANCELLED
Tuesday & Thursday 9 AM - noon

Spirit Now Worship
Thursday 5:00 PM
Please click here for more information.

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