November 22, 2020
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Wishing you an awareness of
God's Presence, Love and Peace
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The Office is Open!

Office Hours are Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Face Masks are required in the building.
Due to the colder temperatures becoming consistent
and new Covid Restrictions from our governor, we
will no longer be holding weekly Sunday service in the Garden.

Service will be live-streamed at 10am
on both our Facebook and YouTube pages.
At this time only those who have a participating role
can be in attendance.
You do not need to have an account with either platform to view.
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.
OUTREACH PARTNERSHIP
FOOD PANTRY
Grace Outreach, with the assistance of C4yourself church, has been meeting the emergency food needs of our seniors, neighbors, and school families. The need to keep our pantry stocked continues. The church office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-4 if you would like to donate items.
Below you will find a list of the items always in need.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly/Jam
  • Cereal
  • Juice/Juice Boxes
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups
  • Canned Spaghetti
  • Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tissues
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap/Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Vaseline/Lotion
TOGETHER FOR JOY
Stewardship Campaign
Thanks to everyone who has turned in a pledge for 2021. If you are not able to pledge for 2021, please let us know and no one will call to remind you! You should receive a thank you if you have turned in your pledge.
ONLINE WORSHIP OPTIONS
Lessons appointed for the Last Sunday after Pentecost Click Here
The Book of Common Prayer Click Here Morning Prayer begins on page 75. 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 with Lydia on November 21st 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 & YouTube.
see above for links

Washington National Cathedral Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11:15am will celebrate with preaching by the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas. Click Here
The National Cathedral has a multitude of services
for during Advent and Christmas.
You can see the list with links 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 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 you purchase goes to support Grace.

The Cares Act includes some new incentives for charitable giving, for people who don't itemize and for those who do. You can read about that here.
GRACE CONNECTING THROUGH ZOOM
EVERY WEDNESDAY
One of the things we all miss while sheltering at home, is seeing everyone on Wednesdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Lydia is going to host a "zoom" gathering on November 25th 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.

Call Lydia at 810-987-2863 or 810-887-8194.


WEEKLY SATURDAY SERVICE
Virtual Evening Prayer and Check-In on
November 21st & 28th 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
STONES FOR LEES' LANE
The Grace Gardeners are working on the new entry area.
We had the damaged bushes along the Holy Innocents Chapel wall removed and are putting in rocks & ground cover.
If you have stones, rocks or boulders (larger than 8" in diameter please) that your could donate, we would love to have them.
Just drop them off or call Mary Gale (810-987-5978) for pickup.
KNIT, CROCHET & CRAFT
This group meets at 10am the first & third Thursdays of each month.

Meetings are currently paused
until further notice.

If you would like to be contacted about possible zoom gatherings for this group during the pause, Ann Brown is the contact person.
BOOK CLUB
Meetings are currently paused
until further notice.
We are reading Agatha Christie! We’ve chosen an oldie, And Then There Were None.
The St Clair County Library has a many copies.
READ ALONG DURING ADVENT
with Mrs. Larson
As disappointing as it is, the reality is it is not possible to gather and hold our annual Christmas Pageant this year. But like everything else in 2020, this has forced us to think outside the box and find new ways to connect and participate in some of our most loved traditions.

A favorite story of mine to read during the season is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. A ragtag family of troublemakers, the Herdmans, invades the church and ends up taking over the annual pageant. Everyone is worried this will be the worst Christmas pageant ever, but the actual pageant is full of surprises for everyone, starting with the Herdmans themselves.
During Advent, I will be holding an ALL AGES online read along of this book. To go along with reading there will also be discussions, songs, crafts, and more. So grab a copy of the book - the library system has copies, you can purchase from Amazon here , or I have a few copies I am willing to lend as well. Keep looking for more information to be posted in Grace Notes and on Facebook!
SUNDAY SCHOOL
WITH MRS. LARSON
Hello Friends!

To help you prepare for Thanksgiving, I'm sharing

Check out this week's
Virtual Sunday School Classroom!
Clicking the image above will take you to this new Sunday School format. A desktop/laptop computer works best. 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!