February 21, 2021
First Sunday in Lent
Wishing you an awareness of
God's Presence, Love and Peace
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The Office is Open!

Normal Office Hours are
Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9am - 4pm
Wednesday - 12pm - 4pm

Face Masks are required in the building.
During this time of grieving as a congregation, there will be a congregation meeting via zoom on
Sunday, February 21st at 10:45am.
We will take time for prayer and there will be a chance
for general reflections and questions.
It will be held in the same format as our Annual Meeting.

Zoom Link:

Or you can log in using the following information:
Meeting ID: 841 7672 8100
Passcode: 942629

If you have any questions, please contact
Linda Crane, Deacon, or Maureen Porada, Senior Warden.
Service will be live-streamed at 10am
on our Facebook page only this week.
At this time only those who have a participating role
can be in attendance in the church while filming.
You do not need to have an account to view.


2021 Vestry Officers
Senior Warden - Maureen Porada
Junior Warden - Jeff Wine
Treasurer - Kati Kubbe
Clerk - Blanche Chafe

Staying Safe at Grace
We are asking everyone who is at Grace for any reason to use available sanitizing products to clean up after themselves. It would help a lot to get donations of paper towels, Lysol or Clorox spray, Lysol or Clorox wipes, large hand sanitizer bottles and tissues. You may drop these off whenever the office is open. As you may have discovered, it is hard to order these online or in bulk, but then are often available in stores. Thanks so much for your help!
PRAYER LIST
Send names to be added
to the prayer list to
Remember to check with the person you are praying for, since our prayer names will (eventually) be in bulletin and our services will be online for a few weeks.
You can also call the office with your names.
As usual, we will keep a name on for four weeks
and then you need to renew.
FOOD PANTRY
Items Especially Needed for Packing on Feb 24
Juice ~ Jelly/Jam ~ Tissues ~ Paper Towels
Grace Outreach and #C4Yourself church are so very grateful for your continued donations to our food pantry. We continue to, weekly, pack bags of food and toiletries for seniors and families identified by school principals. Below you can find the list of items we need to keep our pantry servicing the needs of our neighborhood community.
The church office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm if you would like to donate items. Special thanks to Nancy Kelley, Jane Clay, and Carol White for their weekly packing and Kevin Totty and team for delivering these bags!
List of the items always in need.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly/Jam
  • Cereal
  • Juice/Juice Boxes
  • Granola/Protein Bars
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups
  • Canned Spaghetti
  • Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap/Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Vaseline/Lotion
ONLINE WORSHIP OPTIONS
Lessons appointed for the First Sunday in Lent Click Here
The Book of Common Prayer Click Here
Morning Prayer begins on page 75. Ante-Communion begins on page 355.
The Sunday readings are also available by
clicking on a link on our Web Page.

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WEEKLY SATURDAY Virtual Evening Prayer and Check-In on February 20th at 5:30pm. If you don't have a prayer book, you can find it online here. We are using the Eucharistic Readings for Sunday which you can locate on this calendar. To join just click here

WEEKLY SUNDAY
Grace 10am Service will be live-streamed on Facebook only this week. see above for link

Washington National Cathedral Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11am will celebrate with preaching by Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Presiding Prelate, Tenth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Click Here
PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE
We greatly appreciate you continuing your financial support to Grace.
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If you have continued to send in your pledge, THANK YOU!

The staff and volunteers are working hard behind the scenes at at the office and at home finding ways to keep in contact, to stay connected and to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Thanks to those who have made extra donations to support our outreach to needy families.

Possible ways to continue your support:
* mail a check to the church
* donate online

REMEMBER: Another way to support Grace is by making your purchases through smile.amazon.com. Just go here and shop!:

And yet another way is by linking your Kroger card to Grace Port Huron. You go online to sign up and a percentage of your purchase goes to support Grace.
GRACE CONNECTING THROUGH ZOOM
EVERY WEDNESDAY
One of the things we all miss is seeing everyone on Wednesdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Please join us for a "zoom" gathering bible study on February 24th 10:00am to 11:30am.

To participate you need a smartphone, tablet or computer, ideally with a built in microphone and camera. You don't need to be one of the Wednesday regulars. Anyone who would like to ask questions, talk, pray is welcome.

To join just click here

You may be asked to download app or you can just go to cloud version.

WEEKLY SATURDAY SERVICE
Virtual Evening Prayer and Check-In on
February 20th & February 27th at 5:30pm
If you don't have a prayer book, you can find it online here:
We are using the Eucharistic Readings for Sunday which you can locate on this calendar.

To join just click here
KNIT, CROCHET & CRAFT
In-person meetings
are currently paused
until further notice

If you would like to be contacted about Zoom Meetings
for this group during the pause, please contact 
Ann Brown at 810-434-8396.

This group meets by Zoom at 10:00 a.m. the first Thursday of each month.
If you know someone who might need comfort during an illness or trauma,  we have prayer shawls that are made by this group for just that purpose.  If you would like to knit or crochet a shawl, please let Ann know.  We have yarn and patterns to get you started. 
BOOK CLUB
In-person meetings are currently paused until further notice.
Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at 7pm via Zoom.

February 22nd
The Vanishing Half,
by Britt Bennett.
March 29th
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir,
by Jennifer Ryan.
April 26th
The Boy in the Photo,
by Nicole Trope.
Please contact Mary Gale McPharlin if you would like to be sent the Zoom link to join.
SUNDAY SCHOOL
WITH MRS. LARSON
Hello Friends!

Check out my
Virtual Sunday School Classroom
with the lectionary material for this week.
Clicking the image above will take you to this new Sunday School format. A desktop/laptop computer is needed (a phone will not work). Once there, you will find links to all of the readings & activities for this week's lesson. I hope you enjoy learning with it! I am constantly learning new things, so please be patient with my learning curve.

We will be continuing to use the curriculum Living the Good News as our main resource, but I will also include other resources I find that I think you will enjoy.

If you are in need of supplies to participate, please let me know, but I think you will find that most items needed you will already have at home.

Blessings,
Mrs. Larson
Please share with Mrs. Larson what you are up to at home!
tracey.larson@graceporthuron.net
We'd love to see your smiling faces!
And maybe you'll see yourself on Grace's Facebook page!