Next Week’s News: February 15-21

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Calling All Acolytes: Past & Present
After 25 years of training acolytes at Grace Church, Dwight Hutchins is stepping down as Acolyte Coordinator. We will celebrate his dedication to the parish during the 10:45 AM service on Sunday, February 15. EVERYONE who has served as an an acolyte with Dwight, and others who have been trained by him in their ministries, is asked to attend service that day.


No Sunday Forum This Week
There is no Sunday Forum scheduled on February 15. Please use the space to gather for fellowship over coffee. Learn more about Poetry, Praise and Prayer, a special Sunday Forum being offered for Lent that will begin February 22.

Foyers Deadline
The deadline to sign up for a spring foyers group is Monday, February 16.

Come Eat Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday
Come enjoy our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the parish hall on February 17 beginning at 5:15 PM. This is a fund raiser for our Journey program. The youth will cook and serve the meal with the help of their leaders and parents. All tips received by the youth will go towards their travel opportunities.  Make a reservation online no later than Sunday, February 15. Prices are the same as GWAG: free for children up to 5th grade, $5 for youth (6th – 12th grade) and $10 for adults. No nursery available during the Pancake Supper—the whole family is invited to come ‘feast’ before the ‘fast’ of Lent begins.

Penance and Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation will be offered to all parishioners on Shrove Tuesday, February 17, between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. full details

Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday services will be held in the church on February 18 at 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM. Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes.

Morning & Evening Prayer for Lent
Morning Prayer will be offered every weekday at 8:15 AM and Evening Prayer every weekday (except for Wednesdays) at 5:30 PM for the season of Lent – beginning Thursday, February 19. Services held in the chapel.

Esther Bible Study
The Esther Women’s Bible Study will not meet on Thursday, February 19.

Ladies Night Out
The deadline to make a reservation for Ladies Night Out is February 17. Please plan to join us for fun, fellowship and food and wine while we paint our own Van Gogh canvas at Masterpiece Mixers on February 28 from 7:00-10:00 PM. Price is $28/person for a group of 10 or more and includes all paints and materials. Please bring beverage of your choice and a snack to share. RSVP to Melanie Couch for registration details.

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