Next Week’s News: February 21-27

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Offerings for Lent this Week

EVE: evening worship for sacred days Hungry for an intimate, relaxed worship space? Gather with us at 6:00 PM in the chapel, Sunday evening, February 21 for a service of music, evening prayers, and Eucharist. Come as you are. Come curious and hopeful, broken and healed, joyful and burdened. Come. Let’s lay it all down, sing, and worship together.

Morning & Evening Prayer Morning Prayer will be offered at 8:15 AM every weekday morning in the chapel. Evening Prayer will be offered at 5:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and at 6:30 PM on Wednesday.

Lenten Supper & Evening Prayer Come share in a space of fellowship, a simple meal, and Evening Prayer on Wednesday February 24. Fr. Stuart will host any who want to help cook soup, beginning at 4:00 PM. A shared meal of soup and salad will be available from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Cost will be $5 for youth and adults. Children 5th grade and younger eat free. Evening Prayer will follow the meal, at 6:30 in the chapel, and all are encouraged to attend.
Link » Make a meal reservation

Ecumenical Worship and Lunch At noon each Wednesday in Lent we will gather with members of other churches in our community for worship and a light lunch. (Suggested donation is $5.) The service on February 24 will be at Gainesville First United Methodist Church and The Rev. Stephen Samuel will preach. Please note that there will be no 12:10 PM service in our chapel during Lent.

Lean Into Lent Join Laura Masterson and Cheryl Kelley in the chapel at noon on Thursdays to explore different ways to experience scripture and prayer. We’ll use our senses and imaginations to see where God is leading us during this Lenten season. Bring a journal and your curiosity and meet in the chapel at noon. We will finish before 1:00 PM.

miteboxsqGive, Pray, and Reflect Mite boxes are still available on the information table. Make some of your treasure available for the relief of our needy neighbors by filling your box throughout the Lenten season. Boxes will be collected on Easter Sunday and money forwarded to Episcopal Relief and Development. Stop by the prayer cross in the greeting area to offer a prayer or worry. Reflect on the Daily Office scriptures through devotions written by members of our own parish.

Sunday Forum

Come explore the intersection of medicine, science, and religion at the next Sunday Forum series, which begins February 21. Dave Westfall and Jeff Jones will give an historical overview of the relationship between medicine and religion, and some contemporary viewpoints from various religious traditions. Topics of conversation will include genetic therapy, the increase in human lifespans, increased costs of medical care, and ethical considerations.

Holy Eucharist Instruction Class

Just a reminder that the Holy Eucharist Instruction Class will replace the normally scheduled Discovery Sunday school classes from February 21-March 6. The deadline to register for the class was February 12. This class is led by Fr. Stuart and Melanie Couch in the Sunday school room from 9:30-10:30 AM.

Guest Preacher on February 21

martha-sternePlease help welcome guest preacher Rev. Martha Sterne to Grace Church on Sunday, February 21. Rev. Sterne has been a parish priest for over 25 years including serving for a decade in midtown Atlanta, where her ministry bridged the worlds of the church and the poor and marginalized of the city. She is a celebrated preacher and has written two books, Alive and Loose in the Ordinary and Earthly Good. She and her husband divide their time between Atlanta and a family farm outside of Natchez, Mississippi.

Youth Night

Youth will gather at 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 21 for dinner, join EVE for worship in the chapel, and continue with youth programs in the youth room at 6:45. Pick-up time is 8pm. Cost for dinner is $5 per FAMILY.
Link » Register for Food

Easter Flowers

Donations for flowers for Easter Sunday can be given in memory or in thanksgiving for family members and friends. Notice of your donation will be printed in the Easter service bulletins. A minimum donation of $25 is requested. Please fill out a donation form and return it with payment in the offertory plate or by mail to the church office at 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501. Deadline for orders is Monday, March 21.

Habitat Build with First Baptist

Grace will join our friends at First Baptist Church for a fun and productive work day on Thursday, February 25 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Only 3 spots remain on our build team. Sign up in the greeting area or contact the church office. For more information, contact Fr. Alan.

COG Closed

Children of Grace Preschool will be closed on Friday, February 26.

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