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The Season After Pentecost
JUNE 22 , 2018
Wedding and Parking
‘T is the night before Zachary and Michael will wed,
And besides “Hallelujah!” one thing must be said:
Please carpool! Come early; be cunning with parking,
Lest haste and the Market should render you barking
(mad, that is).
 
Parking is going to be a nuisance for this long-awaited event (set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23), with the Market taking up a goodly measure of the Brainerd Road lot.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Wedding and Parking
Single Service Begins Sunday (6-24)
Book Review Class
Arts Camp Needs Muscle!
New Prayer Ministry
Lyn Martin Work at Library Fair (6-23)
Coming Events (Family Promise,
Planned Giving Meeting)
Food Pantry Needs
Office of Government Relations
Immigration Page
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Lectionary
Wedding Parking (continued)
If you’re tight with the parking deities, you may find a place there or in the Sunbeam lot; if your relationship with them is strained, you may need to park on the neighborhood streets (taking care not to block driveways or mash plants) or across the road at the Food City lot... or near Kandy Kastle Day Care on Tuxedo. Allow yourself time to cope with the unexpected so that you can be fully present for this magnificent occasion!
…And Then There was One…
The theme this weekend seems to be weddings -- not only will Zack and Michael tie the knot, but Grace's two traditional services will become one as well as we move to our summer schedule of one Sunday liturgy. Beginning this week (June 24) and running through July 29, the change will allow all of us a little extra time while minimizing the time the clergy spends roasting in polyester during the July heat. The two-service Sunday will return on August 5.
Book Review Class
Some things are just too big to consume in one bite, and Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t is clearly one of them. In order to do justice to the subject matter, David Stanislawski will continue his presentation on the book this week.
 
Robert Hall comments that Simon Sinek’s newest book… is inspiring and thought-provoking, in part because he uses so many relatable, nonbusiness metaphors to illustrate his message — military protocol, parenthood, news stories, and even the evolutionary development of our own minds and bodies. He writes at length about powerful and historical forces that have not only shaped our culture as a whole, but that also reign influence on our actions and interactions as individuals. Forces like needing to feel safe, wanting to belong, survival instincts, cataclysmic events, addiction, generational divides, and our own physiologies have tremendous impact on our professional work ethic, too.
 
Come learn about a singular take on leadership and how it applies not just to business but to how we all conduct ourselves as church. 
Arts Camp Needs Your Muscles!
The annual influx of young ‘uns ready to dance, sing, act and create is on the agenda for Monday, June 23, which means that everything needs to be set in readiness on Sunday. If you have a bit of time after the 10:00 a.m. service and are ready to provide a little sweat equity, please come down to the Undercroft once the last note of the Postlude has faded into the ether and heave/haul/heft on behalf of our embryonic artists. Maria Hurt will be on hand to let you know what needs to be done. Participants will be rewarded with a feeling of virtue, and their names will be submitted to the Recording Angel for additional crown-stars*.
 
Please note that these labors will help strengthen the muscles involved in holding your head up even under extremely heavy weights.
New Prayer Ministry
Grace is beginning a new Prayer Ministry. Members of this ministry will receive prayer requests via email. These requests will be communicated by Mother April or a member of the Pastoral Care ministry who will share with the Prayer team. We invite those seeking prayers to share their requests so that the Prayer Ministry members can pray for them. When you make a request, April or the Pastoral Care leaders will ask what information about your situation you wish to have shared. Only those details approved by persons making the requests will be communicated to the Prayer team. The team members will commit to prayer -- ideally daily -- in their homes at a time that is convenient to each individual. 
Lyn Martin Work Featured at Literary Fair
Though many of you will be busy on the morning of June 23 (!), those who are looking for something interesting to do with the afternoon are invited to check out the Readers and Writers Fair at the Chattanooga Public Library. One of the books featured will be the newly-published Pap Pap Goes to Paris by Janie Dempsey Watts, which has been illustrated by our extremely talented Lyn Martin.
 
The fair will offer readings, photography, children’s activities and vendor booths along with writers and illustrators; it will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coming Events
Family Promise  -- Grace will host at First Church of the Nazarene on North Terrace during the first two weeks of July . If you’d like to help with any of these needs, contact Skeeter Makepeace at skeeterellen55@gmail.com .
 
Planned Giving Informational Meeting – Sunday, July 8, after the 10:00 a.m. service. Come enjoy light refreshments and a presentation by Phaen Stone and Justin Bolinger, co-chairs of the Planned Giving Committee. Information on creating your will, medical directives, healthcare proxies and even funeral planning will be provided, and there will also be information about helping Grace Church to fund future ministries through bequests and other such means.
Food Pantry Needs
Demand continues to be high for food vouchers and actual food. Because folks can only get a voucher every 60 days, we’ve been giving out food until they are eligible again to go to the Food Bank. Our current needs are listed below; anything you can pick up to donate on your next trip to the grocery will be appreciated!
We do so appreciate your generosity in these crucial ministries; you make a difference on a daily basis to our neighbors in need. Thanks for all your help and support!
 
·       Spaghetti and noodles
·       Spaghetti sauce
·       Mashed potatoes
·       Soup – NO broth or “Cream of” soups (lots of our patrons don’t have milk)
·       Cans of chicken and tuna
·       Pork and beans
·       Pinto beans
·       Mac and cheese (family size)
·       Pop Tarts
Resources from the Church Office of Government Relations
In light of the news from the US-Mexico border, you may find yourself wishing you had more information or perhaps some channels through which to take action. You can find such information through the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations’ page on immigration. There you will find a plethora of information about the issues and suggestions about ways to help. To peruse the page, go to
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the lone, sole, and only service (10:00 a.m.): Lectors, Sean McEwen, Breezie Finley; Intercessor, Janet McCollough; Chalice, Jerry Draper, Will Benson; Oblations, Vivian Dodds, David Stanislawski; Acolytes, Stephen Jones, Laura Bertrand, Andy Belcher; Lead Ushers, Tom Carroll, Jerry Evans; Greeter, Anne Curtis; Web-Broadcast, Tom Makepeace, Bill Boren

Lectionary Readings
1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41
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