Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
July 13, 2021
Sunday Sermon

In case you missed it, check out Emily's Sermon from this past Sunday or the Facebook Live Service.
Announcements

Bright Beginnings Backpack Program - Thank you to everyone who has signed up to fill a backpack with school supplies for less fortunate children in the county! Reminder that all filled backpacks, marked for the age and sex of the child, must be at church by Monday, July 19th. We are still accepting monetary donations to be shared with Bright Beginnings when the backpacks are delivered. Contact Kirsten Bilodeau or Kate Sarfaty if you have any questions. We will bless the backpacks this weekend at 11:00 am!

Wake Up with Grace - We will regather for breakfast beginning Wednesday, July 14th at 8:30 am at Courthouse Market and Grill on River Road. All are welcome!

Vestry Strategic Planning Meeting - Vestry will meet Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall to work on Strategic Planning for the church.

Diocesan Day of Commitment - If you are interested in joining Grace Church and desire to be Received into the Episcopal faith, the Regional Diocesan Day of Commitment is on September 18th at 10:30 am at St. James's Church in Richmond. Please contact Emily directly so she can let you know how to move forward.
Lunch with the Staff - We had the best time catching up today at lunch with members! As you can see, Howard was outnumbered, but he held his own!
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This Sunday at a Glance

Worship on Facebook - 8:00 am
Indoor Worship - 9:00 am (mask optional)
Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall - 10 am
Indoor Worship - 11:00 am - Blessing of the Backpacks (mask optional)

Lectionary Readings for July 18, 2021
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22