Grace Episcopal Church

Serving the community of Martinez
and Contra Costa County since 1868

Funeral Service for Al Hopkins and Reception
On Tuesday, June 28, Al Hopkins passed from this life into the larger life of the Kingdom of God. The Service of Celebration will take place on Friday, July 8, at 10:00am with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall.  Please include Brownette, Al's wife, in your prayers, and plan to be present in support of her and the family and friends who will be gathered for the funeral.
Joint Search Committee and Vestry Retreat
We had an excellent joint Search Committee and Vestry Retreat on Saturday, July 2.  Also present for the day was Denise Obando, Transition Minister for the Diocese of California.  There will be a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, July 17, at 9:00am in the Parish Hall to report back on the progress of the Search Committee and what the congregation can expect in the coming months.
Clergy Vacation
Please note that Fr. Jeff will be on vacation starting July 27 and returning to work on August 5.  Any pastoral care needs during that time should be directed to our Wardens - Susan Bremmer (Senior Warden) 925.348.6309 email or Les Marks (Junior Warden) 925.939.2763 email.
Invite, Welcome, Connect event postponed
This presentation, facilitated by Mary Palmer, was to be held this Saturday, July 9 in Antioch. It has been postponed. We will announce the new date later.
Parish BBQ
This coming Sunday, July 10, burgers (meat and meatless), hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages will be provided. Side dishes and desserts are potluck, so if you are able, please bring something to share. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contemporary Music Service
Our next Contemporary Music service will be on July 17, at 10:00.
Women's Group Outing to Blackhawk Museum
On Saturday, July 16, we will be meeting at the Grace Church parking lot at 9:15 to carpool (Please let Dianne or Barbara know if you are willing to be a carpool driver) Meet at the Museum at 10:15am for the group rate.
$10 Adult / $8 Senior (65+) for the Museum. Please bring cash for the entrance. You need to be with our group at the museum at 10:15 to get this rate. We will choose someplace to eat lunch when we get there, as there are several choices at Blackhawk Plaza.
Contact: Dianne Ostermiller Email or Barbara Brooks Email or call the church office (925) 228-6574 to leave a message.
Men's Game Day & BBQ
The Men's Group is having its first ever "Men's Game Day & BBQ" on Saturday, July 23, at 11:00am.  Please contact Dave Eary at (925) 370-6024 or Email if you have any questions.
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