September 6, 2020
Fourteenth 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

PLEASE COMPLETE THE COMMUNICATIONS FORM HERE

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 September 6th at 9:15am

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 9:15am 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 the bulletin here

  • 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.
Online Worship Options
Lessons appointed for the Fourteenth 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 September 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

WEEKLY SUNDAY
The Diocese of Eastern Michigan holds morning prayer every Sunday at 10:30am. People from all over the diocese help lead. You can find it on the Facebook page of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan Click Here

Washington National Cathedral Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11:15am will celebrate with preaching by Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League. Click Here

Links to the hymns we are missing each Sunday are posted on Grace's Facebook Page, so you can listen and sing along.
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 September 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 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
September 5th & 12th 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
Knit, Crochet & Crafting Group



We had so much fun last Thursday, the next meeting will be on October 1st at Donna Galbraith's home at 10am. Please bring your own mask, chair & beverage. You can bring a project or just come for the conversation. We will social distance in the yard.
4430 Fairway Drive, Fort Gratiot
810-385-4740 for directions.
Garden Information
If you have the time & inclination to help weed and/or harvest we welcome the help!! Please contact Jeanette Ettin if you have any questions (aledogsmom@hotmail.com)
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If you would like to lend a hand to keep our church grounds looking beautiful, come to the garden on Tuesday September 15th
at 9:30am.
Come pull a weed or two!
Green thumb not required!
Newcomers Welcome!
Stones for Lee's 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.
Book Club
Monday, September 28th at 5:30pm
(it's getting dark sooner)
in the McPharlin garden.
Our book is The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman.
The St Clair County Library has five copies.
Please bring your mask, chair, beverage of choice, snacks in individual servings, and a jacket.
No rain date at this time.
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!