Grace Episcopal Church
Day of Pentecost
Eric & Debbie Kallback
Fräni Beadle, Hal Martin, Jayme Frank, Roxelyn Pepper & Bob Burton
A number of Grace members are performers in the June 8, 9 and 14 Cemetery Walk who explore the rugged lives of early settlers, sharing stories of prosperity and the challenges of intersecting cultures, politics and cholera.
Cemetery Walk is one of the
Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's
major fundraising events. A team of researchers, actors and supporters put countless hours of preparation into each year's Walk to create a remarkable experience.
Writer and Director Ronn Toebaas relies heavily on research by local librarian Scott Wolfe and Historical Society Board Member Kris Chapman to find the facts behind the people who are portrayed in each Walk.
An indoor, seated performance is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Grace Episcopal Church, 309 Hill Street. Admission for both the outdoor and indoor events is $15, and proceeds go to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's mission to preserve the stories of our region.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2665 sponsored this year's Cemetery Walk.For more information, phone 815-777-9129 or visit
Canapés & Conversations
This month's event will be held at the Apple River Fort State Historic site in Elizabeth by Don & Crystal Mason on Friday, June 21st from 5-7 pm. Please bring a guest, a beverage and a nibble to share. All are welcome!
|Anglicans in England have been participating in an Ascension to Pentecost prayer campaign that has been an annual event since 2016. In his recent visit to the Vatican, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby asked Pope Francis to share a message for the campaign, "Thy Kingdom Come," and got a videotape on his cellphone.
Here is the video, less than 2 minutes, but an inspiring Pentecost message for all of the Church:
On Sunday, we with churches all over the world celebrate Pentecost, the day that we observe the birth of the Church when Jesus' disciples were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit that would take them from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth to preach the Gospel.
Just as our own birthdays are not only remembrances of the day we were born but celebrations of our growth year by year and who we are becoming, Pentecost is not a re-enactment of one day long ago. That day, with all of the drama and color the story tells us of fire and wind and noise, continues to speak to us in each time and place. When we fly our dove and wave the ribbons representing tongues of fire, and when our parishioners read the verses from Acts 2 in a cacophony of languages, may we share the excitement of those in Jerusalem that day. May we open ourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit and be renewed in our faith and resolved in our desire to carry it with us into our world, in all that we are and all that we do. Come, Holy Spirit! Thy Kingdom Come!
See you in church,
The dove will fly, tongues will wag, and flames will flicker as we move into the second half of our Christian year. The Paschal Candle will depart from the chancel where it has burned since Easter morning to its place beside the baptismal font.
YOU ARE INVITED TO WEAR RED!
The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages.
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
: The world and all its creatures depend on God for provision and breath - which leads the Psalmist to commit to praise God.
: God has given us God's Spirit by which we know we are God's children, sharing both in God's glory and God's suffering.
John 14:8-17, (25-27)
: Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to be an advocate for his followers, and to lead them into truth.
It is all too common among Christians to speak of God's Spirit being "with" us and "not with" others who believe differently from us. We speak of churches and people where God's Spirit has "left" and we talk about places where we think God is no longer present. Whenever we fall into this trap, we have missed the gift of Pentecost, and have made our God too small. But, when we realise that God's Spirit is everywhere - although we and/or others may not be looking for or able to recognise God's Spirit for whatever reason - we find our view of these others changes. We suddenly discover that God can be encountered in every person, and every place - from a untouched places of breath-taking natural beauty to slums and disaster areas. And, once we have seen this, we discover that, like Jesus, we would rather suffer than inflict suffering on these Spirit-filled ones. We would rather sacrifice than exploit Spirit-filled people and the Spirit-filled world for personal gain. We would rather listen for the language of our common humanity than deny the humanity of a single person - even if they deny ours. What would it mean for you and your community to take Pentecost seriously? What defences might have to come down? What hands might have to be offered to others? What beliefs might have to be released? What actions might have to become obsolete? What people might have to be welcomed and embraced?
and reflections excerpted from sacredise.com
An Evening with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
July 31 at St. James Cathedral
The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry
New podcast coming June 2019
"The way of Jesus is the Way of Love. And the Way of Love can change the world," Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says in his new podcast, The Way of Love: with Bishop Michael Curry, which launches on Pentecost [June 9]. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry along with podcast hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, explore living a life committed to living the way of God's unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love.
For further information, click here
Invite Welcome Connect
y, Jun. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. James Cathedral will host a workshop led by the founder of Invite Welcome Connect,
Throughout the day, participants will learn ways to build a deeper culture of hospitality. Lunch is provided, and registration is $25.
Parish House Sale
On Friday, May 17, 2019, the sale of the former parish house was finalized. The new owners are Mark and Mary Galvanoni who, along with their two children, are very excited to have a second home in Galena.
If you see them around, please welcome them to the neighborhood.
I've invited them to attend Grace when they are in town.
Lynn Giles, Junior Warden
Formation News -- Inviting Opportunity
Come enjoy the hilarity of our next feature: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", the Coen Brothers' 2000 comedy loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", staring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and other supporting characters. (And we do mean "characters".) Sunday, July 7th in the Parish Hall at 6pm.
We meet regularly at 6 p.m. on 1st Sundays of the month. (So mark your calendars!) Bring your own snack if you wish to (quietly) dine during the movie. (Mustn't interrupt the laughter.) Coffee and hot water (for tea) will be provided.
Outreach Ministries Update
The Mission Outreach Committee invites you to join us as we play the Watershed Game. On Sunday, June 23rd, after church and our social hour we'll have the opportunity to play a game, win some chocolate, and learn about our watershed and the many stakeholders impacting water use. Participants learn about practices, plans, and policies that improve and protect the quality of a stream, lake or river. As a church we have supported the Jo Daviess Watershed Project financially. The object of this team-building game is to achieve a clean water goal regarding sediment while balancing financial resources.
United Churches Food Pantry Needs
If you are not already a Food Pantry volunteer, might you consider it? Some of the long term volunteers are wishing to retire. So, there are opportunities available for the 2nd and 4th Thursday distributions (you may sign up for one or both). The volunteer coordinator is Celeste Mancini at
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
River Bend Mobile Food Pantry Distribution will be on Saturday, June 29th at Crossroads Community Church. This is an opportunity to volunteer a couple of hours of your time to help the food insecure population in and around our city and county.
Cooking with God's Bounty
Shrimp Macaroni Salad
- 1 pound medium shell pasta, cooked as per package directions
- 2/3 cup onion, finely diced
- 1 1/4 cups celery, finely diced
- 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, cooked and roughly chopped into large chunks
- 1 cup mayonnaise,
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1-2 generous pinch sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add dressing and mix well to combine.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until you're ready to serve.
Whisk all ingredients until well combined.
Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
estry Liaisons' primary purpose is to assure two-way communications between the various ministries and the
to represent the ministries for resources
policy issues, and to
Building and Grounds: Greg Serwich (Sr. Warden 2018-2020)
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)
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
Parish Administrator: Fräni Beadle
Organist/Pianist: Robin French, Nancy Cook
Choir Director: Pat Terry
For quick reference, find Sunday's readings by clicking here:
Ministers of the
Karlyn Van Gelder
Fräni Beadle & Debbie Kallback
Tom & Karlyn Van Gelder
The Very Rev. Dr. Gloria Hopewell
June 16, 2019
for your own study:
Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13
|For a current prayer list, click on the following link:
Grace Prayer List
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."
Midweek Morning Eucharist
Community Breakfast at Victory Café
St. Francis Room
Morning Bible Study Parish House
|Wednesdays at 7pm
Saturdays at 10am
For current and
upcoming events, download a copy of the calendar with this link:
June OR check out the goog
calendar on the new website
6/9 - Beadle/Kallback
6/16 - Available
6/23 - Watershed Game
6/30 - Martin/Burton/Walters/Ferguson
eminder for hosts:
Napkins and plates
are provided. Use
what you need from
Remember: Keep it simple. We usually have about 35-40 attending.
**Coffee schedule sign up is on the bulletin board in the Parish House.**
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to be in the church over the weekend, please be aware that the following events will be taking place in the church and/or Parish House as follows. Make your plans accordingly. The office will be open as usual on Thursday and Friday from 9am-Noon.
Thurs. evening , June 13, Cemetery Walk Rehearsal--church
Friday evening, June 14, Cemetery Walk Performance--church
Saturday afternoon, June 15, private party--Parish House
Saturday afternoon, June 15, anniversary vow renewal--church or chapel
|You can now get information on Formation Ministries directly from the new Grace website at the following links: Children and Youth Adults
If you are in need of assistance while ill or recovering: meals, transportation, visits, please contact the
Ministry of Care
Ministry of Care Leadership
o Carol Poston
o Charlotte Kennedy
who can assist you and connect you with parishioners who have trained and commited to this ministry that includes Parish Visitors, Meals, Rides, as well as the ongoing Servants through Prayer, LEMs, and the Greeting Card ministry.
: Carol Poston, Charlotte Kennedy
Gloria Hopewell, Linda Packard
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