This first Sunday of Advent also marks the in-gathering of all pledges for our Giving & Receiving campaign. If you have not yet submitted your pledge — via the printed brochure or electronically — we hope you will take the time to make this important decision by Sunday in order to participate in the ritual in-gathering. 
If you have already made your pledge, we thank you. You may bring a copy of your pledge — in some symbolic format — to place in the offering plates on the altar.

We are grateful for all of your contributions to the life of this parish, in time, talent or treasure. With them, we will be able to continue the important work we have embarked upon, being open to all, sharing food for the journey, and changing the world!

Thank you!
John Banks
Chair, Giving & Receiving
THIS SUNDAY PLEASE BRING IN
YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS TO
SEND TO DETAINED MIGRANTS
AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN ELOY
AND FLORENCE!  
On St. Nicholas Day, December 9, GSP and other area churches together will write greetings on 3,000 cards to be distributed by the Florence Refugee and Immigration Rights Project. Our cards give lonely, depressed men and women a sense of hope. The cards are often displayed on their cell walls or placed under their pillows.  Help us to share the Christmas spirit with these brothers and sisters in Christ.
Let's get Grace St. Paul's Ready for Christmas!

Come join us and
help with some light clean-up.
Saturday, December 8, 9:00-11:30 am
Free Snacks & Coffee!
Joseph's Pantry is in need of used plastic bags.

Can you please bring your used plastic bags to church on Sunday? This is an ongoing need for the Pantry. So think of Joseph's Pantry before you throw away those plastic bags. This is a great way to recycle!
If you left an item on the Ofrenda, including table cloths, pictures, etc, most will be found a box by Pam Spears' desk in the Parish Office. Please stop by her desk
at your convenience,
Mon thru Thu 9am-4pm,
Fri 9am-noon.

for Immigrants and
Refugees seeking asylum

Monday, December 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
in Julian Chapel
Are you interested in deepening your relationship with God through the silence of prayer? Would you like to “rest in God?” We are meeting Thursdays at noon in the chancel for twenty minutes of prayer followed by a reading from Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating. If this is your first time attending, please come at 11:30 a.m. for instruction. Contact Pastor Kimberlee with any questions. Thanks! 
Grace St. Paul’s Grief
Spiritual Support Group
begins November 2018,
ends December 8, 2018

This group will meet for six weeks on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. started November 10, 2018

Please click here for more information.
Saturday, Dec 8, 5:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

Join us for the third concert of the series! Anton Faynberg will present a recital of piano improvisation, using acoustic and electronic keyboards. The concert is about 90 minutes long with a brief pause in the middle. Meditate and move to the music! Please feel free to bring a yoga mat and/or cushions and join the musician on stage. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with natural or low lighting. Murmur away.... 
The First Friday Play Readings will finish up 2018 on Friday December 7 with an appropriate holiday offering, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”, by Alfred Uhry. 

Please join us on December 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bloom Room

Please click here for more information.
Saint Nicholas Day is December 9 th !

Saint Nicholas will be visiting Grace St. Paul’s again this year on Sunday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. worship!  Children are invited to leave their shoes outside and 
will process in for a story from Saint Nicholas. Children will go downstairs
for singing and Sunday School,
then join their families during the peace. Don’t miss this fun service!
Send your children to the
Love First Project for Sunday School during the 10 a.m. worship service! 
Children's Faith Formation

Love First aims to make religion, God, and faith relevant to children’s lives today… growing their faith and learning to love self, love neighbor, and love God! It’s easy to drop in whenever you are in worship! Hope to see you there!
Family Fall Karate Class
is every Wednesday,

Don’t let money keep you from sending your kids to this class, it is open to all!  Classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. in McBride Hall on Wednesday afternoons.

Please click here for more information.
Sunday School Teachers needed!  

We are still looking for a few teachers to help teach once a month in classes PreK-2 nd Grade and 3 rd – 5 th grade. It’s a great curriculum and easy to teach! Here’s what one of the teachers said…

“Love First has been so helpful to me… Children love the circle time and the
Bible stories connect wonderfully to the lessons. The curriculum is meaningful
and adds meaning to the children’s lives. 
My own faith is growing alongside
the children’s faith!”

Talk to Pastor Kimberlee if you can help!  
Spirit Song: Contemplative Worship in the Style of Taize
Thursday, Dec 6 at 6:00 pm in the Church
All are welcome!
Adult Spiritual Formation
Advent Practices:
Drawing Near to God
Sunday, December 2 at 9:00 am
in the Bloom Room

Presented by Catherine Penn Williams
Assistance League of Tucson
Sunday, December 2 at 11:45 am
in the Bloom Room

Presented by Johnny Williams
GSP Readers Group:
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Friday, Dec 14 at 9:30 am
in the Bloom Room

Contact Victoria Stefani  at 520-743-3978. 

Join a Small Group at GSP!
Click on each title for more information.
Every Monday from 10:00-12:00
(Bloom Room)

Every Thursday, 10:00 am (Bloom Rm)

1st & 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am (Bloom Rm)

Every Saturday, 9:00-11:00 am (Epic Cafe)
Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857