Grace Episcopal Church

Serving the community of Martinez
and Contra Costa County since 1868

ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS

Last Sunday we held our Annual Meeting for 2016 with the following results:

Senior Warden - Susan Bremmer

Junior Warden - Les Marks

Elected to the Vestry - Stan Applegate, Luke Hodgson, and Les Marks

Elected as Delegates - Pat Hambly, Dena Maniatis, Les Marks; with Erik Wernes as our Alternate

The 2016 budget was reviewed and will be adopted at the February 17 meeting of the Vestry.

Extra copies of the Annual Reports are available to read about all of the events of 2015 and can be found in the Narthex (entrance) to the church.

Eucharistic Visitors - NEXT MEETING ** CORRECTION**


We had a great first meeting with some of those who are interested in revitalizing a ministry of Eucharistic Visitors.  It is still not too late to get involved.  Our next gathering will be on Sunday, February 21 at 9:00am in the Parish Hall. For questions or more information you can also contact Fr. Jeff via email.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

Our services for Ash Wednesday will be at 10:00am and 7:00pm on February 10.  Come and make a "right beginning of Lent" with this important liturgy of our church.  If you have any palm fronds from last year's Palm Sunday services, please bring them to the church by Sunday, February 7.
PASTORAL CARE DURING CLERGY ABSENCE

From now until February 6 please direct all requests for pastoral care to our Wardens: Susan Bremmer email and Les Marks email.  They will be able to coordinate any responses that are needed either from the resources of the parish or through our on-call clergy while Fr. Jeff is away from the area.
NEXT DATE FOR BAPTISMS

The next traditional date for baptisms will be on Saturday, March 26, as part of our first celebration of Easter following the Vigil.  If you are interested in scheduling a pre-baptismal visit please email Fr. Jeff.

WORSHIP DURING LENT . . . AND PANCAKES!

As is our tradition, we will be serving pancakes on Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 9:30am during Lent! 

We will also be making some changes to our liturgy to mark the season, including:  withholding our "Alleluia's", saying/singing the Kyrie instead of the Gloria; and, new for this year, beginning with the penitential order for the service.

 Lots of good things are happening at Grace! Come join us worship, and stay for the food and fellowship!
YOUTH GROUP THIS SUNDAY - JANUARY 31

They will be planning their events for 2016 so come join in the fun with pizza and friends.  We welcome all youth in grades 8 through 12. For more information contact Luke Hodgson youthgroup@gracechurchmtz.org
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