May 2, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter
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

Pending weather cooperating, we will be celebrating Sunday Morning Prayer outside in the garden.
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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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.
With COVID19 so prevalent in our county right now,
please follow all guidelines in place.

  • Service will begin promptly at the listed time. Please arrive early for temperature taking. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED

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

  • Please maintain 6-feet of social distancing at all times
and no gathering before or after service

  • Due to COVID19 gathering restrictions, there is a limit
to the number of people we can allow to attend.

  • If we need to cancel due to weather, notifications will be sent via email and posted on Facebook and service will be
live streamed from inside the church with only
participating people present.

Clicking the button below will take you to the signup form.
Email tracey.larson@graceporthuron.net if you have any problems.
Service will also be live-streamed at 10am
on our Facebook page & YouTube page.

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 the Fifth Sunday of Easter 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
May 1st 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
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 May 5th 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 May 5th
Granola bars ~ Pudding Cups ~ Fruit Cups ~ Apple Juice ~
Small containers of instant coffee & tea ~ Toilet Paper ~ Tissues
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
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
More information to come over the next couple months!
KNIT/CROCHET/CRAFT GROUP
MAY MEETING
MAY 6TH AT 10AM

In-person meetings are currently paused until further notice.

Contact Ann Brown if you would like to be sent the Zoom link to join.
If you know someone who might need comfort during illness or trauma, we have prayer shawls/blankets 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.
TALENT AUCTION


We missed our auction in 2020.
However, we will try our hardest to have one in 2021!
So let's start thinking about what we want to donate!
Also, auction items DO NOT expire.
Let's start collecting on the items we bought in 2019!
Buyers call sellers, sellers call buyers and remind them!

And no matter where we have the auction in 2021
- in the Gathering Place or in the garden -
let's make it the best we've ever had!!

Thank you - Linda Brennan, Carol White and Jane Clay