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JUNE 7 , 2019
Pentecost Sunday!
Time to pull out those flamboyant reds -- and perhaps some loose britches -- Pentecost is upon us! We will celebrate on Sunday with multiple languages, red altar hangings, flowers and clothing, and a cake-and-ice cream party in the courtyard (or Undercroft if the rain persists) after the 10:45 a.m. service in recognition of the descent of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. Come and enjoy the culmination of the Easter season!

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Pentecost Sunday!
Book Review Class
Help Needed for Arts Camp Set-up
Compline at Grace on Sunday Evening
Grace Welcomes Burman on Tuesday
Summer Schedule
Food Pantry Needs
Solstice Celebration & Make Music
Presiding Bishop Offers Podcast
Meetings This Week
Serving on Sunday
Pentecost (continued)
If you’d like to help with the preparations, Susan LaGraff would love to hear from you ( ). Prep work will take place on Saturday, beginning around 10 a.m. in the Undercroft, and help on Sunday morning and after the party will also be needed.
Book Review Class
The Weeks Adult Forum has moved from its program-year focus on lectionary and book study to the cherished summer curriculum of book reviews. This Sunday, David Stanislawski will review the book Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations about Race  by Beverly Daniel Tatum. In this book, Dr. Tatum explores the development of racial identity. I hope you will join us this Sunday at 9:30 in the Merritt Room for an engaging discussion.

If you’ve read something interesting that you’d like to share with the group, contact David Stanislawski ( ) to set up a date. The book reviews will run through Labor Day weekend.
Helpers Needed for Arts Camp Set-up
Arts Camp begins on Monday morning, which means rooms need to be put into readiness on Sunday. If you are able to help, please come to the Undercroft at 9:30 or after church on Sunday to help with setup. Strong folks appreciated! 

Maria Hurt
Compline on Sunday Evening
Grace will host a service of Compline, a liturgy of evening prayer, in the Nave on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. It will feature In Spiritu , a choir of local musicians which has been singing Compline this year at various churches in town; it will be supplemented with several Grace choir singers as well. All are invited to come begin the new church season with a beautiful and restful service.
Grace Welcomes David Burman Next Week
Next Tuesday, June 11, brings blessing to Grace in the form of The Rev. David Burman, who will join Grace’s staff as a curate, a term that refers to clergy serving as an assistant in a parish, typically in their first calls. David will share pastoral and liturgical responsibilities with April and take primary leadership of the youth program. He’ll also be engaged in in outreach, formation and stewardship programs. We look forward to having him as part of our ministry team. Please welcome him warmly!
Summer Schedule Begins June 23
Just as the calendar rolls officially into summer, Grace will tweak its Sunday schedule to grant a little more time to parishioners and clergy alike. Instead of the traditional two services at 8 and 10:45 a.m., there will be a single service at 10:00 a.m. Parents with children may bring their offspring to Story Time at 9:00 a.m., and adult education will begin at that time as well. We’ll resume the two-liturgy Sunday schedule on August 4 as school resumes.
Food Pantry Needs
The June food vouchers are going fast, and even though we're giving 75 this month instead of our usual 40, we'd already given more than two-thirds of them out by the end of the day on Wednesday (June 5). That means that the pantry's good will come into demand early next week, with most of the month still stretching ahead.

A trip to Sam's with your generous donations partially filled some gaping holes, but we are still thin in most areas after heavy use at the end of May. See below for our current needs; one can or a case -- everything helps someone stay afloat!

* tuna in envelopes or pop-top cans
* hearty soups and stews
* Chef Boyardee pastas
* 16-oz. peanut butter
* canned pinto beans, peas, carrots, mixed vegetables, baked beans
* spaghetti and spaghetti sauce
* saltine crackers
* packets of instant oatmeal and grits

Salutes to all who support this crucial ministry, and special thanks to the volunteers who help us through the week with vouchers and pantry aid. Donations combined with hands-on help extends our reach and lets us provide help far past what could otherwise be accomplished!
Yoga, RoundTable Plan Solstice Celebration
On the Summer Solstice, June 21st, please join Yoga With Grace and the Joseph Campbell RoundTable to help with Make Music Chattanooga at Grace in the Pavilion. This is a national day of making music, particularly by non-professional musicians, and we are an unofficial venue this year. Sharla Benedict Region will lead a Jam at 6 pm. 
This will be very "Low-Org" (loosely organized, at best), but if all goes well, we’ll talk about being an official venue next year. There will likely be some kirtan** music and we'll make a mandala somewhere.  
Diana Peterson
 * For more information about Make Music Chattanooga and its schedule of concerts and classes, visit
** Should you, like your editor, need to look this up, in denotes a devotional song, typically about the life of Krishna, in which a group repeats lines sung by a leader (thanks to the Oxford Dictionary, via, for the definition).
New Podcast from the Presiding Bishop
“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.
Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life   ( Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.
New episodes air Tuesdays through July 30.
The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry, is available on all podcast apps and at . Visit the Way of Love podcast webpage to subscribe to the podcast through Apple iTunes, Google Play or Spotify and to sign up for notifications of new seasons as well as additional featured content.
Finance Committee (Merritt Room) -- Tuesday, June 11, 5:00 p.m.
Centering Prayer (Barth Room) -- Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday
At the 8:00 a.m. service: Lectors, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans; Intercessor, Katie Walters; Chalice, Jim Dorris; Acolytes, Cindy Davidson, Emily Evans, Thomas Evans; Usher, Jim Dorris
At the 10:45 a.m. service: Lectors, Joy Jones, Vivian Dodds; Intercessor, Janet McCollough; Chalice, Rosy Milburn, Becki Jordan; Oblations, Richard Hyatt, Phaen Stone; Acolytes, Jeff Bertrand, Jackson Ricketts; Greeter, Meredith Ogle; Web Broadcast (camera, sound), Augie Sevart, Bill Boren

Lectionary Readings
Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 104:25-35, 37b; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, 25-27                  
(texts can be found at )
Come down, O Love divine (Hymnal 516); O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God (Hymnal 505); Praise the Spirit in creation (Hymnal 507); Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove (Hymnal 510); The Church’s one foundation (Hymnal 525)
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