Grace Episcopal Church
Epiphany   
January 5, 2020
10:30 am

 
 
Birthdays 
Phil Jackman
Amy Hardwicke
 
Week of 1/5/20
Regular Office Hours Resume
Tuesday - Friday
9am-12pm
 
 
Worship Schedule  
Feast of the Epiphany (transferred), January 5, 10:30 am
 
Epiphany Celebration
Continuing our morning worship celebration of the Epiphany, we will gather this Sunday at 5 pm at the home of Robert and Diann Marsh for a Twelfth Night party. Please bring your favorite dish beverage to share and come for the annual "Chalking of the Doors," good company, and conversation. 309 Park Avenue, Galena.   
 
Annual Meeting Reports
from ministry leaders are due in the church office by  
Monday, January 6th. The meeting will take place after worship on
Sunday, January 26th.
 
Grace Movie Night - Darkest Hour,  1/12/20 6:00pm
Movie Night will be delayed one week, to Sunday January 12th, due to the Parish Epiphany Party being on the first Sunday of the month. Our movie will be Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman in his Academy Award winning role as Winston Churchill. This aptly named movie fully explores the depths of the word "dire", portraying Prime Minister Churchill's early days as Hitler's Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe and threatened to defeat the United Kingdom.
 
 
All who enjoy a good movie are welcome, including guests, and guests of guests. Anyone may bring a beverage, snack or popcorn to munch during the movie.
 
Ministries 
 
  Heifer Project
  Thanks to the generosity of many Grace parishioners, $1595 will be   
  sent to Heifer International to support their efforts to help people  
  everywhere. Some two dozen honor cards were given as Christmas  
  gifts.  
 
         
  Formation Ministries
 
Mark your calendars for this
Epiphany Retreat on
Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m:
 
THE BEST DEATH EVER     
Led by the Rev. Judith Doran
   
Join us for honest and deep conversation about death, including confronting our own mortality. We will explore the medical, ethical, and theological aspects of what is meant by "sanctity of life," and how what we believe about death affects us and will affect those we love.  
There will be time  
for discussion, quiet, and worship. 
 
To register, contact Grace Church by phone (815.777.2590) or email. Lunch is included. A free will offering will be collected.

Leadership  
Vestry Liaisons

V estry Liaisons' primary purpose is to assure two-way communications between the various ministries and the  Vestry,  to represent the ministries for resources or  policy issues, and to  support  their  events  an d activities.

Worship:                               Rector                       
Building and Grounds:         Greg Serwich (Sr. Warden 2019-2021)   
Worship Committee:            Charlotte Stryker (class of 2022)        
Formation and Spirituality:   Elizabeth Ludescher (class of 2022) 
Fellowship & Hospitality:     Anita Sands (class of 2021)                 
Pastoral Care/LEMs:           Bonnielynn Kreiser (class of 2020)  
Outreach:                             Tony Packard (class of 2021)     
Communications:                 Larry Poston (class of 2020)
      
Governance:                  Wardens & Rector 
Officers:                 Greg Serwich, Senior Warden             
                      Lynn Giles, Junior Warden,
                      Richard Luther, Treasurer                    
                                      Diann Marsh, Clerk      
                                      The Rev. Dr. Gloria Hopewell, Rector 

Staff:                              Robin French, Director of Music
                                      Nancy Cook, Erben Organist
                                      Nancy Kenney, Parish Administrator
                      Chris Ludescher, Nursery Attendant      
This Sunday 
January 5, 2020 
Sunday Morning 
Epiphany
10:30am
 
For quick reference, find Sunday's readings by clicking here:
The Lectionary

Ministers of the
Service:
Presider:
Rev. Gloria Hopewell
Lector:
Carol Poston
First Chalicist:
Elizabeth Ludescher
2nd Chalicist:
Karlyn Van Gelder
Acolyte:
Donna Davis
Vestry Coordinator:
Larry Poston
Altar Guild:
Pat Golden &
     Amy Hardwicke
Greeter:
Charlotte Stryker

ROTA: December 2019-May 31,2020
Next Sunday's
Readings: 
First Sunday after Epiphany
January 12, 2020
10:30am
Isaiah 42:1-9  
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17
Grace's Prayer List
For a current prayer list, click on the following link:
Grace Prayer List
 
The Request For Prayers notebook is in the Narthex/ Entrance area of the Church. Please feel free to request prayers for yourself or others at any time by filling out a form or contacting the office by either phone or email. May we first and always be "a people of prayer."
Meetings this Week 
Events This Week:
Monday
9:30am
Executive Committee
Wednesday 
7:30am
Mid-Week Eucharist
8:10 am
Community Breakfast at Victory CafĂ©  
9:30 am
Cursillo Group   
10:30am
Morning Study Group  
Thursday 
1:30pm
Knitting Ministry 
6:30pm
EfM
Friday 
9:00am
Centering Prayer
Saturday
10:00am
Choir Practice
   
All are welcome!
Looking Ahead 
For current and upcoming events, check out the goog le 
calendar on the website
Calendar    
Sunday Social Hour Hosts


1/5- Epiphany Party
            at 5pm
1/12-
1/19-Tom &Karlyn      
          Van Gelder

R eminder for hosts:
Napkins and plates are provided. Use what you need from our pantry Remember: Keep it simple. We usually have about 35-40 attending.

  **Coffee schedule sign up is on the bulletin board in the Parish House.**
Formation Schedule  
You can now get information on Formation Ministries directly from the new Grace website at the following links: Children and Youth Adults
Spiritual Practices

Ministry of Care 
If you are in need of assistance while ill or recovering: meals, transportation, visits, please contact the Ministry of Care
Facilitators who can assist you and connect you with parishioners who have trained and committed to this ministry that includes Parish Visitors, Meals, Rides, as well as the ongoing Servants through Prayer, LEMs, and the Greeting Card ministry.

Ministry of Care Leadership Team: Facilitators
Carol Poston, Charlotte Kennedy
Clergy Advisors: Gloria Hopewell,
Linda Packard
Sermons and e-Blasts 

DEADLINES !
News and prayer requests: 
Sunday Bulletin:
   Wed. end of day.
e-Blast:
   Thursday noon. 

Anniversaries and Birthdays
Have yours been missed in our bulletins?   Send to Nancy.   Thank y ou!    

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People want to know
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Audio files of sermons are posted on the Grace Church website as well as in the next week's e-Blast. Paper copies are available upon re quest. 
 
Older recent sermons  
 Newest sermons:   
 
Grace Galena Advent 3A Sermon
Grace Galena Advent 3A Sermon
   
Grace Galena Advent 2A Sermon 
Grace Galena Advent 2A Sermon
 
 
Grace Galena 2nd in Advent 2019 Sermon 
Grace Galena  Advent 1A Sermon
 
   
Grace Galena Reign of Christ 2019 Sermon 
Grace Galena Reign of Christ 2019 Sermon
   The Rev Dr. Gloria Hopewell, Rector
Cell Phone:  773-988-3497

Grace Episcopal Church Office:
107 S. Prospect Street
Galena, IL 61036
815-777-2590