News for June 25 – July 1

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Combined Newsletter Deadline

The next issue of the e-vangelist will be a combined issue for July 2 and July 9. It will be emailed the morning of Friday, June 30 and will cover all events and news of the parish from July 2-15. The deadline to submit information to Jennifer Williams for that issue is Monday, June 26 at 9:00 AM.

Bicentennial Steering Committee Update

The Bicentennial Steering Committee continues to focus its work. There will be a joint meeting of the Steering Committee and Vestry on June 28 that will lay out the communication, approval, and recommendation process for the upcoming work. This group, including co-chairs Jason Voyles and Tate O’Rouke, and Bob Fowler, Mary Lynn Coyle, George Henderson, Kevin Flack, Kathy Gosselin, and Murray David, will focus in the coming weeks on a timeline for the key pieces of our campaign, including campus enhancements; endowment development and estate planning; building reserve and financial considerations; and community partnerships and compassion. More information will be forthcoming from the committee, but we wanted you to know that they are hard at work, even in the summertime!

Adult Acolytes

As we have grown, and as some of our youth are graduating, it has become clear that we are strained for acolytes. Jason Voyles and I explored rotating in adults on a regular cycle to be acolytes at Grace and many have answered the call. Be on the lookout for our adult acolyte teams and help us thank them for serving!
Fr. Stuart+

Bible Study This Fall

Dear Friends,

In the fall I am going to be offering a Sunday Morning Bible Study between the services. I am so very excited about this and trust me I could come up with tons of ideas, but the more I think about it the more I realize I need to know your expectations and thoughts. What do you want to study in Bible Study? How do you want to focus it? Here are some examples:

  1. Use the Sunday Lectionary for the coming week
  2. Chronological New Testament
  3. Women of the Bible
  4. The History and Context of the Bible
  5. Different methods on how to read the Bible (i.e. Lectio Divina, Sacred Reading…)

And so on… We can do all of these and more and I could choose for you and eventually, I will, once I narrow it down. Until then, talk to me and let me know. I am curious and want to hear your thoughts. You can email me at

Jenny Massey

An Anglican Pilgrimage in 2018

the parish of Cowley/St. John

Early plans are in the works for an inter-generational pilgrimage to London and Oxford June 22 to July 1, 2018. Fr. Stuart and Dr. Park are working with the Youth Formation Committee and the Adult Formation Committee to develop the plans in which the youth would be invited to attend and help lead the parish-wide pilgrimage, working to foster inter-generational relationships through the lens of Anglican history and tradition.

We hope to stay in one hotel near a tube station and take day trips, thereby keeping costs down and enabling more people to go-even as families. We will explore key sites of significance in the Anglican tradition while also spending time at Oxford University learning about the intersection of Anglican spirituality and global poverty relief, music and liturgical expressions, and monastic wisdom at the parish of Cowley/St. John.

More information is forthcoming about parish-wide fundraisers that will benefit youth and all participants, but if you are tentatively interested, please let Liz Howington know:

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This blog post highlights some events and news for the upcoming week. The primary source of information about what’s happening at Grace Church is our weekly newsletter – for full news and events please subscribe to the e-vangelist!

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