October 7, 2017

Revel in the direct link between nature and God in a service as celebratory as Christmas and Easter. We celebrate the beauty of the earth. We recognize the intimate connection that each of us has with our Mother, this planet.

Come be a part of bringing the world back to its ancient connection to the cosmos. Bring everyone you know to this act of love and celebration on Sunday, Oct. 7. It is our calling as Christians!
We are blessed to have with us Lassina Doumbya, a master drummer from the Ivory Coast, to establish the beginning of Creation Season. He is currently seeking asylum in the United States. Let's pray for a smooth and easy process for him! He plays congas, djembe, and dunun. The choir will sing "For the beauty of the earth" (John Rutter) for the offertory and "Blue Boat Home," an arrangement of Hyfrydol by Peter Mayer
and Roland Hugh Prichard. Karen Hanson will also play her Native American flute
throughout the Sundays of Creation.
Sunday School Children

Children are invited to process this Sunday for Creation Sunday! They can bring a favorite stuffed animal from home and we will have animal signs for them to carry. Please arrive a little early and gather in the narthex. They will process up to the altar and then go downstairs for Sunday School, rejoining parents during the peace. 
Animals provide a window to our Compassionate God. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator. To honor the special relationship between you and your pet(s), come to the annual Blessing of Animals, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. on the labyrinth at Grace St. Paul’s. Everyone and their companion animals are welcome: lizards, horses, cats, dogs, hamsters, and animal not listed. For animals who have crossed over, bring your favorite picture. Watch the Sunday Bulletin, E-mail blast, and Facebook for a date and time announcement for our 2018 community animal burial ceremony. 
iTune Cards at a REDUCED Cost

The office has 3 iTune Cards valued at $100 each. They are available for $75 each. If you are interested, please contact Pam in the office.
Please join us on Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bloom Room for An Inspector Calls ,
the October offering for
the First Friday Play Reading. 

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Send your children to the
Love First Project for Sunday School during the 10 a.m. worship service! 
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 a new season, new curriculum, additional teachers and beautifully updated bulletin boards… and our wonderful bear family to greet you! 
Hope to see you there!  
Family Fall Karate Class
is every Wednesday

Classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. in McBride Hall. Children and families are invited to a weekly class to practice a Korean traditional karate program through the resident "The Spirit Dojo" school, Fr. Allen Breckenridge instructor. 

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Please join us this Sunday at
11:45 a.m. in the Youth Room
to meet with Paul a new volunteer
for the group! Good food and
good fun are planned!
Adult Spiritual Formation
The deadline to sign up for Nourishing Spirits is fast approaching!
Please email us by Wed 10/10 if you're interested or have any questions. Thank you!
Poetry for the Earth  
Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 am
in the Bloom Room
St Francis of Assisi:
The Care of Creation  
Sunday, October 7 at 11:45 am
in the Bloom Room
GSP Readers Group:
Quarantine  by Jim Crace  
Friday, October 12 at 9:30 am
in the Bloom Room  

Join a Small Group at GSP!
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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)

1st Saturday of each month through
Nov 3, 2:00-4:00 pm (Bloom Room)
Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857