Next Week’s News: November 2-8

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Reminder: Change Your Clocks
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on Sunday, November 2. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!

MozartRequiemfbMozart Requiem
The Parish Choir of Grace Episcopal Church, accompanied by orchestra, will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem for All Saints’ Sunday in the church beginning at 5:00 PM. As part of the litany, we will offer prayers for all those in our lives who have died and there will be opportunity to light a votive candle and offer prayers for those closest to your heart. A reception will follow. A nursery will be available for children age 4 and under. Admission is free; please join us and bring a friend.

Annual Council
The 108th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is November 7 and 8. Grace Church will be represented by The Rev. Higginbotham, The Rev. Dr. Park, and delegates Chuck and Barbara Danner, Kathie Futrell, Susan Trotter and Ruth Ann Miner. Jim Miner is an alternate delegate. more information about Annual Council

GWAG November 5: #eatpraytalk
At GWAG on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month we gather to enjoy a meal, Evening Prayer, and the opportunity to socialize with friends. Join us for our next #eatpraytalk on November 5. Make a meal reservation no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, November 3. more GWAG details

Save the Date for #eatprayconnect on November 12
Plan to join us for a celebration of our life together at GWAG on November 12! Pink hair, fried chicken & being thankful…it doesn’t get much better! Fr. Stuart has invited all parishioners to join he and Cynthia in giving thanks for our life together by wearing pink wigs or dying your hair pink. After dinner we will especially share thanks for our Grace family members who for whatever reason, at this time, are not able to join us for worship and parish life activities. We will be creating “Thankful Wreaths” to deliver to those parishioners as a reminder that Every One Really Does Count! GWAG on the 2nd Wednesday each month is an opportunity for all ages to gather for activities to reinforce our connection to one another – make plans to participate!

Pageant Casting on Wednesday
This year’s Christmas pageant will be presented as an Epiphany Pageant on Sunday, January 4 during the 10:45 AM service. The season is not over! The wise men most travel for the whole story to be told! Witness this beautiful account that takes us through the twelfth day of Christmas. All children, youth and adults who would like to participate should come to our casting and information gathering on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:15 PM during GWAG in the Nave. If you are unable to attend Wednesday but would like to participate, contact Melanie Couch prior to the casting on Wednesday, November 5. Additional rehearsals are planned on Wednesdays, November 19, December 3 and 10 at 6:15 PM and on Saturday, January 3 at 4:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Food Bags for Emmaus House
Our Grace parish community, through the Outreach Committee, has again committed to provide Thanksgiving food bags to Emmaus House in Atlanta. We ask that you support this effort by donating a bag of groceries. The bags can be dropped off in the marked container by the information table between now and Sunday, November 16. Please label the bag for Emmaus House.

For Family of 4

  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of English peas
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 2 boxes of muffin mix
  • 1 large bag of cornbread stuffing
  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 1 bag of rice (1 lb)

Grace Church, through our Outreach budget, will provide turkeys to accompany the groceries. If you prefer, leave a check (payable to Grace Episcopal Church with “Emmaus House Thanksgiving” in the memo line) at the church office no later than Wednesday, November 19 and Durwood Pepper will do the shopping for you. For every $15 donated, we will be able to provide groceries to feed a family of four. Thank you for your support of Emmaus House.

Movie Night
Movie Night, typically held on the 2nd Friday each month, has been moved to the 3rd Friday for November. Make plans to join us on November 21.

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