June 6, 2021
Second Sunday after Pentecost
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.


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




The Vestry met May 26th and it was agreed that we would begin the process of looking for a Priest-in-Charge. A Search Committee will be formed in the near future.

We will continue to update the congregation as the process moves forward.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to our Senior Warden, Maureen Porada.
Pending weather cooperating, we will be celebrating
8 am Morning Prayer on Sunday outside in the garden.
10am Morning Prayer will be in the church.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND - SIGN UP!
It is VERY important for everyone to sign up PRIOR to Sunday if they plan to join us.
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Reading during service? Sign Up!
Worship Leader? Sign Up!
Helping with anything related to service? Sign Up!
We understand that technology issues occur. If you are unable to sign up using the link, call the office or email Tracey Larson to be added.
  • Service will begin promptly at the listed time. Please arrive early for temperature taking.

  • 8am Garden svc - masks recommended, not required for vaccinated people.
10am Church svc - masks required, no exceptions

  • Singing is permitted, but masks MUST be worn.

  • Social distancing between households must be maintained

  • Please bring a chair and any weather related items
you will want (sweater, umbrella, etc.) if attending garden svc

  • Due to capacity restrictions, there is a limit to the number of people we can allow to attend. Please use the Signup Genius link or call the church office.

  • If we need to cancel 8am Garden svc due to weather, notifications will be sent via email and posted on Facebook. If you do not hear from us on Sunday morning, service is happening!
10am Church svc will happen regardless of weather.

  • 10am service (not 8am garden svc) will also be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Clicking the red button below on the svc you will be attending
will take you to the signup form.
Email tracey.larson@graceporthuron.net if you have any problems.
You do not need to have an account to view.

Please contact the church office if you would like a
Prayer Book and/or Hymnal for home use.
Lessons appointed for Trinity Sunday 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 and Check-In on
June 5th 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
The Big Give is back!
Mark your calendar for
June 9, 2021.
A partnership between the Community Foundation and our local nonprofits, it’s an opportunity for donors from every neighborhood and across the country to come together to raise significant funds for local needs- all in 24 hours.

Believe in tomorrow, Give today!
#BigGive21
This is the link to donate ~ please share with family and friends on social media!

You can also drop off donations at the church this week.
Please write BigGive in the memo of your check.
BIBLE STUDY
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 June 9th 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, please email Maureen Porada for a link.
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!
FOOD PANTRY
Items needed for packing June 9th
Granola Bars ~ Fruit Cups ~ Pudding Cups ~
Juice Boxes ~ Spaghetti Pasta ~ Napkins
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
We are excited!!
We will be having TWO garage sales this year!

June 11 ~ June 12 ~ June 13
Setup will be on Thursday, June 10th

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

Start thinking about what you would like to donate!
Auction items DO NOT expire, so if you have not collected on your 2019 items, buyers call sellers, sellers call buyers and remind them.

More details will follow as the date draws near.