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.
LIVESTREAMING CHURCH on SUNDAY

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 
New to GSP?

Have you recently discovered Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church? Would you like to know more about our beloved community?
Please fill out our Visitor Card at
  • Live Stream Instructions - Please click here.
  • Altar Flowers - Please click here to find out how to request flowers.
  • Register for Sunday School for Kids - Please click here.
  • Sunday School Teachers Needed - Please click here.
  • GSP has a YouTube channel! - Please click here for more info.
  • How to Support Immigrants - Please click here.
Dear families,

We all know that this pandemic will not be resolved as school begins. I do not know how and when school will start, but I understand this creates difficult decisions for you and you try to manage home, school, and work (and hopefully not lose jobs).

We want to plan for the fall to help you as much as we can; however, I am not in your shoes so I can only assume what you will need.

It will help if you could please email me (jessica.swift@grace-stpauls.org) with any concerns you have and anything GSP can do that would help you. This will assist me in coming up with ideas for you during this unique circumstance. I can also try to connect you to helpful resources outside of GSP.

I wish you all well and I hope to hear from you.  

Blessings,
Jessica
Several parishioners have wondered about their pledge and gift checks not clearing as quickly as they used to. 

Please be aware that the counting of offerings to GSP only occurs every two or three weeks during these times, so it may take as much as a month for a check you have written to clear your account.

On the other hand, electronic giving, through EasyTithe, is accounted for automatically. If your personal bookkeeping requires more rapid accounting, please consider giving through the EasyTithe link on the GSP home page.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!
A memorial service will be live-streamed (tinyurl.com/gspvirtual) beginning at 10 a.m. (mountain standard time), Saturday, September 12, 2020, on the Facebook page of Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church (program bulletin:
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the National Parks Conservation Association 
or the Hungry Owl Project.
Prayer & Meditation in the Sanctuary

Prayer and Meditation Hours began in the Sanctuary Tuesday, 9:00 am - noon and
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

  • A Host will be present to guide you to a prayer location and insure safety guidelines are closely followed.  
  • Mask and social distance are required.
  • Please enter and leave through the automatic front door of the church.Please sign up for a time in the office at 327-6857 (M-F, 9a-noon). There will be only  four people in the sanctuary during each hour.

If you would like to be one of a team of hosts or have any other   concerns, please contact Deacon Nancy Meister at 906-4203.
Drivers are needed to help transport Steve Moreland, our night security person, to and from medical appointments. If you feel like this is something you can do on occasion, please contact Jessica Swift or Fr. Steve. Thank you.
Do you need a handyman? Our church 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.
Respect the Dignity of All:
kids engaging racial equity
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Last Chance! Register by Friday, Sept 18th by emailing jessica.swift@grace-stpauls.org
Beginning Oct 3, 2020 on Zoom
~one Saturday per month, 1:00-2:00 pm
ONLINE, FREE
                                           
For more information, please click here.
Join Temple Emanuel, Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church and AZIPL for this interactive conversation with Sandy Bahr: Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter, Sonya Klinsky: Global Institute of Sustainability- ASU, and Octaviana Trujillo: Applied Indigenous Studies- NAU.

“We can't afford denial, delay or indifference. From droughts to superstorms to disease, every community faces the threat of destruction - with the poorest and most vulnerable people harmed "first and worst." This is a moral issue.

“Register here: https://bit.ly/32V7f2C
Let's add up our actions on
reducing our carbon footprint! 

The Episcopal Diocese of California has rolled out a Carbon Tracker program for all Episcopalians nationwide at sustainislandhome.org. The Sustain Island Home is a web-based learning and climate advocacy program with a customized landing page that supports users in learning how they can be part of climate solutions beginning at home and by working together in community. Our Grace St Pauls community is already in the lead for southern Arizona! Please go to https://diocal.org/climate for more information about training webinars and view a short online training video at https://vimeo.com/425655927/76c0b24899. For any questions please contact angeltwang@gmail.com. See you soon! 
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
Below is an up-to-date list of all services and classes being offered remotely. Just click on the Zoom link at the appropriate time to join any worship or class. Please note descriptions of each service or class are available. Just 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   

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 August 3 & August 17 at 5 PM
Please click here for more information.
bulletin for the service: gsptucson.org/vigil/
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Creating Communion and Sacred Ground
Tuesday Sep 8 & Sep 22 at Noon
Please click here for more information.

Youth Group Updated 9/11/20
Tuesday 7 PM on the Labyrinth
Sept 15 - cycles and seasons
Sept 22 - Autumnal Equinox celebration and exploration
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.

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.

Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Church Office: 520-327-6857