July 18, 2021
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Wishing you an awareness of
God's Presence, Love and Peace
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Normal Office Hours
Monday - Closed
Tuesday through Friday - 9am - 4pm


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

On July 1st, the Diocese moved to Phase 3 in reopening.
The following are the guidelines:
  • Prior signup for service will be replaced with an attendance log.
  • Except for singing, masks are no longer required for vaccinated persons.
  • Households should maintain distancing at their comfort level.
  • Special space within the worship area will be designated for people of vulnerable populations and/or physical limitations.
  • Live-streaming of the 10am service will remain.
  • Regular office hours are permitted.
  • In-person meetings are permitted.
We are very interested in what you would like to see in a new rector. Please prayerfully consider your responses and comments on this survey. We will use your feedback in this very important search.
You will be receiving this survey several times; through email, in the USPS mail, and it will be available outside of the office if needed. Happily, you need only complete this survey one time.
Please complete and return this survey NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JULY 31st.

If you have questions or concerns,
do not hesitate to contact any member of the Search Committee.
Please have each person 16 years and older in the household
complete a copy of this questionnaire.
There will be ONE service at 10am this week in the garden, pending weather cooperating.
We will be celebrating Holy Eucharist.
Lessons appointed for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Click Here
The Book of Common Prayer Click Here
Morning Prayer begins on page 75. Holy Eucharist 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 on July 17th 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. Contact Ann Brown to be sent the link to join.
MEMORIAL SERVICE
for Rev. Dr. Lydia Agnew Speller


A memorial service for Lydia will be held in the
garden at Grace on
Saturday July 24th at 10am

There will be communion.

Please bring your own chair.
Service will be live-streamed.
BIBLE STUDY



Wednesday Bible Study will be paused for the remainder of the summer and will begin again September 8th.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING



SAFEGUARDING GOD'S CHILDREN and
SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE
are programs that were created by the Church Pension Group in association with Praesidium, Inc., in response to General Convention Resolution A156 which calls for dioceses to develop and institute policies for training.
It is a requirement that all staff & vestry, as well as any member of the church who volunteers with children or other groups within the church, to complete these courses every five years.

Please contact Tracey Larson if you have any questions or to sign-up to take these courses.
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!

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
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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!
CAMP CHICAGAMI
TRAVELING DAY CAMP
Camp Chickagami will be coming to the
Blue Water area
July 26/27
9am-4pm
Lunch Provided
Marysville Park
Join us for 2 days packed with
fellowship and fun!
A formal registration form will be collected, this is for pre-planning purposes.
FOOD PANTRY
Items needed for packing July 21st
Peanut Butter ~ Spaghetti Noodles ~ Campbells Soup (for kids) ~
Progresso Soup (for seniors) ~ Apple Juice ~ Instant Oatmeal ~
Napkins ~ Paper Towels ~ Toilet Paper ~ Tissues - Small Toothpaste
Our Pantry Needs Have Increased!!
We have added two new families to our weekly deliveries.
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
Whenever presented with a choice of purchasing
glass or plastic containers, please choose plastic.
It is much easier for distribution if we are not worried about breakage.
FUNDRAISING
July 30 ~ July 31 ~ August 1
Setup will be on Thursday, July 29th

Please contact Pat & Mary Gale McPharlin at 810-987-5978
If you have items to be picked up & donated
or would like to volunteer to help.

We missed our auction in 2020, but we are on for 2021!
August 28th
Lunch at 1pm ~ Auction begins at 2pm

Start thinking about what you would like to donate!
Auction item donation sheets are available at the church.
Deadline to submit donation Aug 22nd.

More details will follow as the date draws near.