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The Season After Pentecost
JULY 12, 2019
Honoring our Graduates
With the academic year at an end, Grace would like to honor the achievements of any high school, technical school, college or other graduates within the congregation. If you have an academic/certification/credentialing milestone to celebrate, please let us know. You may share this information with Maria at mhurt@saygrace.net or Dabney at dcarden@saygrace.net . We'd like any and all of the following information: name, school, honors, activities, future plans, parents names, etc. Please get information to us by Tuesday, July 16 -- a mere four days away. Thanks!  

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IN THIS ISSUE
Honoring Grads -- Deadline Beckons!
Book Review Class
Contacts during April's Vacation
Food Pantry
Barger Uniform Drive
Pommersheim Ordained in Texas!
Autumn Dates to Note
St. Mary's Summer Retreats
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Hymns
Book Review Class
With the academic year at an end, Grace would like to honor the achievements of any high school, technical school, college or other graduates within the congregation. If you have an academic/certification/credentialing milestone to celebrate, please let us know. You may share this information with Maria at mhurt@saygrace.net or Dabney at dcarden@saygrace.net . We'd like any and all of the following information: name, school, honors, activities, future plans, parents names, etc. Please get information to us by July 16. Thanks!  
During April’s Absence…
April is heading out with her family for vacation for the next couple of weeks. Should you need pastoral assistance during that time, please contact David Burman at dburman@saygrace.net . If you need aid in the administrative realm, contact parish administrator Paula Garner at pgarner@saygrace.net . You may also call the church at 698-2433 and select whomever you need to contact from the menu or leave a message with Dabney at 243-3257.
Food Pantry
Thanks to Grace folks and the Belvoir neighborhood, who have restored our shelves to fullness. We’ve given 101 vouchers since July 1 and will soon be raking cans and packets off the pantry shelves for those who get here after the vouchers run out. Thanks to your generosity, they will not go away empty-handed.
 
There are no large gaps in the shelves this week, though we can always use more of these:
 
*     Jif “To Go” cups
*     beanie weenies in pop-top cans
* pudding cups/snack packs
*     packets of instant mashed potatoes
 
We have started keeping bread in the third floor freezer, getting it inexpensively at the Flowers Bakery Store on Bonny Oaks Drive not too far from its intersection with highway 153. If you live in that area or find yourself there on and off on errands and might be willing to pick up a few loaves on occasion (you’d be reimbursed), contact Dabney at 243-3257 or dcarden@saygrace.net .
Uniform Drive for Barger Academy
Our neighbors at Barger Academy, a stone’s throw from us to the east on Brainerd Road, has some students whose families have trouble affording the necessary uniforms for their kids. In order to help them, Grace is beginning an ongoing drive for uniform elements (details below), either new or gently used. We encourage you to look for these things as you go about your shopping as the summer goes on. One Grace member just scored a whole pile of gently used uniform shirts because she was on the lookout in a used clothing store. If you’ve got kids who have outgrown uniforms or who are out of the scholastic world, please send them our way. Obviously we'd like to be well-stocked by August when school starts back. SPREAD THE WORD! 
 
Barger needs the following items in youth small (child size 5/6) through youth large (boys/girls size 12/14):
 
·       Collared shirts in any solid color or stripes
·       Pants/skirts/skorts in solid navy, black, or khaki
·       Belts
·       Cardigan sweaters
·       Socks and underwear
There will be a bin at some point to collect these, but if you’re an early bird, feel free to bring them to the church office during the week or to the bookstore on the weekend.
The Rev. Hannah Pommersheim!
Many of you will remember Hannah, who was our seminarian during April’s first year at Grace: good news comes from Texas, where she was ordained a deacon on June 22 at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. She will be coming back to our area to assist at Thankful Memorial while continuing her work on the slavery project at Sewanee.
Coming in Autumn – Dates of Interest
Peer Ministry Retreat for Youth -- On the weekend of September 13-15, there will be a retreat for youth from all Chattanooga area Episcopal churches at Grace Point near Kingsport. This will be a peer ministry retreat, so there'll be activities designed to help youth support one another and minister to each other -- and there'll also be time to relax and eat good food! Transportation to Grace Point will be provided, and info about registration is coming soon. For more info contact David Burman, the curate here at Grace: dburman@saygrace.net
 
Dubose Lectures at Sewanee (October 2 & 3, 2019) -- Dr. Emilie Townes will be the School of Theology's 2019 guest lecturer, continuing the three-year series on the theme of racial reconciliation.
 
Dr. Emilie M. Townes, an American Baptist clergywoman, is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a doctor of ministry degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Ph.D. in religion in society and personality from Northwestern University.
 
Full information on the lecture series and Dr. Townes formidable CV is available at http://theology.sewanee.edu/seminary/academics/story/dubose-lectures--alumni-gathering.html
 
C hattanooga Pride -- October 6, 1-8 pm, Ross’ Landing on the Chattanooga Riverfront. Grace will be involved; details as the date gets closer!
St. Mary’s Summer Retreats
Summer treats: pools, popsicles, visits to the beach or the mountains, reading in the hammock – all consummations devoutly to be wished. If you’re in the mood for something meatier, however, look past the treats and consider the retreats – St. Mary’s at Sewanee is offering a cornucopia of options this summer. Some are a single day, and some stretch out for eight; some are for beginners in areas such as centering prayer and yoga and some are for old pros. Topics include Forest Bathing and Painting, Native Plants 101, Icon Writing, Centering Prayer (intro level and others, including an 8-day retreat), Creativity and Spirituality, and Yoga, to name but a few. Full offerings may be explored at
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
Lectors, Jim Milburn, Stephen Jones; Intercessor, Susan LaGraff; Chalice, Sean McEwen, Becki Jordan; Oblations,
Jim and Barbara Harris; Acolytes, Laura Bertrand,
Jackson Ricketts; Lead Usher, Bill Pickering; Greeters,
Pat Milburn, Merilee Milburn; Web Broadcast, Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone

Lectionary Readings
Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-9, Colossians 1:1-14,
Luke 10:25-37                
(texts can be found at http://www.lectionarypage.net/ )

Hymns
Lord, whose love through humble service (Hymnal 610); Where cross the crowded ways of life (Hymnal 609); Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymnal 376); God of mercy, God of grace (Hymnal 538); Love divine, all loves excelling (Hymnal 657)
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