Join with us again this Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:45 a.m., for live, in-person communion service in the parking lot.

The service will include all parts of our regular liturgy with prayers, readings, Affirmation of Faith, Prayers of the People, Eucharistic Prayer and COMMUNION served in one kind, using a no-touch system. There will be no music or singing at this service.

Cars should be parked on the street or in the Medical Square lot across Norton Ave from GSP. Please arrive early enough to safely negotiate the inevitable logistical problems.

Chairs will be set up, but bring your own seating if you wish. Water bottles and hand sanitizer will be available. Restrooms at the north end of the cloister/breezeway will be open.

All attendees will be required to wear a mask and stay six feet apart (we will have masks available). Family units may remain together. Children will gather on the labyrinth during the 7:45 a.m. service, socially distant of course. Regular Zoom Sunday School is at 9:15.

Printed service bulletins will be available, but we ask that you consider downloading an electronic version in advance if possible.
 
No physical Offering plate will be passed. Offering boxes will be placed in strategic locations to receive donations.
 
There will be no "coffee hour" after the service. We can and should greet each other with virtual hugs and waves as we quickly disperse after the service.
LIVESTREAMING CHURCH on SUNDAY, 10 A.M.

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

for bulletins: GSPtucson.org/bulletins

livestream the Sunday 10:00 AM service: tinyurl.com/gspvirtual

High quality recorded Sunday Worship - Sunday about 7 PM 
GETTING OUT THE VOTE ... With some confusion in the news as to the most reliable way to vote this Fall (early, by mail, drop-off sites, in person???) -- Steve Kelsey could answer most questions about voting sites and options in Tucson this year
(email: smkelsey@gmail.com) ... or go online to the website of the Pima County Recorder's Office
https://www.recorder.pima.gov/EarlyVotingSites or call her office at 520-724-4330.  

If you would like to volunteer to make calls and such to help Get-Out-The-Vote, be in touch with Steve Kelsey.
VIGIL FOR EVE OF ELECTION DAY.
NOVEMBER 2 AT 7PM 

Many people are anxious/fearful about this year’s election. Some are wondering what’s the sacred spin to put on this monumental day? Does God-centeredness have something to do with this? How do we transcend partisanship? How do I frame this so God and I are participating together, while walking the path of patience and love? 

Come join us for a vigil/Evening Prayer liturgy specifically designed for this Eve of Election Day. It will be a Zoom service, on Monday, November 2 at 7PM. The link to it is https://zoom.us/j/96095637723 Any questions can be directed to Rev. Chris, through the church office at 520-327-6857. 
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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.
Outdoor drive-in movie night! 
Friday, Oct. 30, in the GSP parking lot. 

You may start to arrive at 6:45pm and the movie will start at 7pm. We will be watching Disney-Pixar's "Coco". Jessica will be placing bags of candy at each space for all of the kids who are missing out on Halloween this year. Bring your own snacks! We will be using our FM transmitter to bring the movie's sound right into your vehicle and we'll have the big screen up so everyone can see! RSVP to Jessica: jessica.swift@grace-stpauls.org.
Youth Group Pumpkin Carving
Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7pm!

Any youth in 7th grade and up are invited to be part of GSP Youth Group. Friends are also welcome. We will be carving pumpkins to use as decoration at the drive-in movie night on Oct 30! Come join us. 

RSVP to Jessica--if we have more than ten people we will move outside for carving!  
As migrant deaths approach levels not seen in years, humanitarian aid volunteers in Southern Arizona say the U.S. Border Patrol is using COVID-19 as a pretext to quietly dump large numbers of immigrants in one of the most remote and potentially dangerous communities in the Sonoran Desert.

With a population of approximately 2,500 and a single town store, the port of entry at Sasabe has long been described as one of the quietest official crossings in the state. There is no migrant shelter in the Sonoran town, and the influence and power of organized crime in the area is well known.

GSP members are urged to donate to Salvavision.org or send a check to Salvavision, c/o Dora Rodriguez, 2393 W. Palo Dulce Dr., Tucson, AZ 85745

Salvavision is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Contributions to the Samaritans are also welcomed. Earmark your contribution to the Sasabe Crisis. The two organizations are currently preparing 700 bags a week that include sandwiches, fruit cups, and protein bars.

Dora asks GSP "to pray for justice and more intervention with Border Patrol, to have a dialogue with BP and advocate the end to the inhumane deportation."
Get your Flu Shot at GSP
Passport Health will be at GSP to administer flu shots to whoever would like one (including pantry guests) Monday, Nov. 2, from 9am-noon. Shots will be free but insurance will be accepted from those who have it in order to help cover costs.
Día de los Muertos and Samhain (Celtic Festival of the Dead)
Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:00 pm on ZOOM
led by Spirit Now
                                                           Link https://zoom.us/j/948146775
 
Join us for a unique service celebrating Tucson’s combined Irish and Mexican heritage. It will feature a Celtic liturgy as well as the creation of an “ofrenda” or Día de los Muertos altar. Participants are invited to send to steve.kelsey@gmail.com (by Sunday, Oct. 25) digital pictures of loved ones who have died, or of mementos of them to display “on” our “virtual Ofrenda”.
A picture taken with your phone (or scanned) will work fine for this. 
 
If any who are not on the weekly Spirit Now email list and would like a copy of the bulletin for this service sent to them by email before the service, send a note requesting this to steve.kelsey@gmail.com by Wednesday, Oct. 28.
IN ADDITION … Nancy Meister is coordinating the creation of a physical Ofrenda in the Sanctuary as is our usual custom, which will remain in the chancel through the Feast of All Saints through Sunday, November 8th. If you would like to help Nancy with this project, send her an email asap at: nancymeister@comcast.net

NOTE: Spirit Now meets by Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/948146775 at 5pm, and all are welcome to join us whenever! We are celebrating the Creation Season through November, including a Taizé service on Nov. 5, and special services being planned on the theme of Caring for Creation on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 (though we are taking Thanksgiving Day off).





The Tucson Crop Walk to End Hunger is this Sunday, Oct 25.
Go online to register and donate!
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.

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:
Grace Saint Paul's Healing Touch practitioners meet online Mondays at 7 pm to offer virtual distance healing. 
If you would like to request healing energy for yourself or a friend or family member, please send the person's first name and a brief description of the need to miriam.huber@cox.net or 
or you can call Miriam at 326-5754 or Pat at 5796433.  
Do you need a handyman?
GSP member, Saed Rishmawi, has been laid off because of the pandemic. Saed would appreciate hearing from you. And he would be more than happy to help you with your needs around the house. Please click here for Saed's contact information.
Songs of Hope

An upcoming virtual concert by Reveille and THEM, Tucson's gay men's and LGBTQ youth choruses. It's a FREE concert and those interested just need to click on the link and register for a free code. This concert premieres tonight Friday, October 23, at 7:00 PM and is available to stream until Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11:00 PM.

Reveille connects with their neighbors, The Florence Project and The Dunbar Pavilion, in this special virtual presentation. Come & see what all the fuss is about. Witness love in action as we break down walls!

Register for free tickets at ReveilleMensChorus.AnywhereSeat.com
Arizona Interfaith Power
and Light Faith Climate
Justice Voter Campaign

With the crucial 2020 election approaching, our big campaign between now and November is the Faith Climate Justice Voter Campaign.

We are asking people to pledge to do two things: 1) vote, and 2) vote with climate justice in mind.

Here are easy and important ways to become engaged:
  • Sign our Faith Climate Justice Voter pledge:
https://www.azipl.org/pledge-to-be-a-faith-climate-voter/.
  • Register to vote!
  • We just released a Faith Values Voter Guide. You can download it here:
http://fpl.actionkit.com/sign/2020_voterguide_dl?source=ipl. This Guide
invites people to think about issues like income inequality, prison reform, immigration,
racism and democracy from a faith-based, values-based perspective.

Rev. Doug Bland                              Ellie Hutchison
Executive Director                            FCJV Campaign Lead
Arizona Interfaith Power & Light       Arizona Interfaith Power & Light
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

Outdoor In-Person Worship
Sunday 7:45 AM in the Parking Lot
* Time Subject to change

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   

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
Monday October 5 & October 19 at 4:30 PM
Please click here for more information.
bulletin for the service: gsptucson.org/vigil/
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Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary
Tuesday 9 AM - noon
RSVP with the office
Please click here for more information.

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  

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.

Centering Prayer
Thursday 12:30 PM, followed by a discussion
Please click here for more information.

Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary
NOTE NEW TIMES
Tuesday & Thursday 9 AM - noon
RSVP with the office
Please click here for more information.

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