October 18, 2020
Twentieth 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.
Return to Church Updates

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This will help us maintain accurate records for communications regarding service RSVP, cancellations, etc.

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Public worship service at Grace
in the Garden on
Sunday October 18th at 10am

Due to COVID19 gathering restrictions,
there is a limit to the number of people
we can allow to attend.
We also need to keep contact tracing records.
Therefore we MUST have an RSVP.

Service will also be LIVE on Facebook

Please click the red RSVP button below to let us know how many people in your family/group will be attending (this includes adults & children).

You do not need to signup for or join anything to RSVP
  • If you would like to attend, but remain in your vehicle, you do not need to submit an RSVP.
We ask that you park along the side parking lot
(where we hold the garage sale).
Rolling down your windows you should be able to hear the service.

  • Service will begin at 10am outside in the Garden. Please arrive early for temperature taking.
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED. 

  • Copies of the service bulletin will be available, but if you prefer a touch-less option, you can find a link to the bulletin above.

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

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

  • In the event we need to cancel due to poor weather conditions and/or virus spikes in our area, you will be contacted.

  • Please do not socialize before/after service as we must observe the 6-foot social distance guideline.

  • Any questions or concerns regarding the RSVP process, please contact Lydia or Tracey Larson.

  • Weather Information: we will email you or contact you by whatever info you have provided us if we are cancelling. If it is rainy, but not storming, we will try to broadcast service from the garage to cars in the parking lot. Reminder again, service will be live streamed to Grace's Facebook page.

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
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 and we will, also, be placing boxes at the entries of our Sunday 10am services 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
FOOD GIVEAWAY
October 17th at 2pm
Kevin Totty is in need of volunteers to help
TOGETHER FOR JOY
Stewardship Campaign
Please return your pledge card by October 25th
When the Psalmist imagined the world giving praise to God, she imagined each thing praising in its own way. The sea roaring, the earth breaking out into harmony, the waves of the ocean clapping against the shore. Each thing does what it does, in its own way, to praise God.

And the people? The people do what people do. They raise their voices in song, they make music with harps and horns.

But of course that’s not all people do to praise their Creator. We don’t just make music for God, we imitate God as well. And for Christians, the thing that God is best known for is love, a love that pours itself out in generosity and grace. There are lots of ways to imitate God in that, and one of them is upon us now.

Over the next few upcoming weeks, we will been asking you to prayerfully ask what God’s hopes are for your 2021 giving, to ask God to make you part of this church’s great outpouring of generosity. 
ONLINE WORSHIP OPTIONS
Lessons appointed for the Twentieth 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 October 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. To join just click here

WEEKLY SUNDAY
Grace 10am Garden Service will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Washington National Cathedral Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11:15am will celebrate with preaching by The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. 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 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 October 21st 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
October 17 & October 24th 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
GRACE GARDEN
Calling All Gardeners and Gardener Helpers!
Tuesday, October 20th at 9:30,
we will be putting our Grace Garden to bed for the winter. Come help us take seeds from our annuals, trim up our perennials and pull out and bag the annuals.
If you have any seeds you have harvested or plants you are separating, please bring them for around the stations. It’s always fun to play in the dirt! Call Mary Gale if you have questions.
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.

November 5 and 19
December 3 and 17

Come to the Gathering Place at Grace with your project, mask & beverage of choice. If you bring a snack, please be sure it is packaged in single servings.

Ann Brown is the contact person.
BOOK CLUB
Monday, October 26th at 7pm
in the Gathering Place at Grace.
Our book is The Engineer's Wife: Emily Roebling by Tracey Enerson Wood.
The St Clair County Library has a few copies.
Please bring your beverage of choice.
If you are bringing a snack, please have it packaged in single servings.
Masks are mandatory in the building.
You are welcome to attend for the fellowship even if you haven't read the book!
SUNDAY SCHOOL
WITH MRS. LARSON
Hello Friends!

I would like to introduce you to our new
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.

Whatever your upcoming school year may look like, I want to share some Back to School Prayers and Blessings for Families written by Traci Smith. click here

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!