News for October 8-14

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Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop

Everyone is invited to attend Holy Eucharist Rite Two at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, on Friday, October 13, 2017, at noon. The Most Reverend Michael Curry will preach. This is his first official visit to the Diocese of Atlanta since he was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will celebrate.

Choir members from parishes throughout the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia will augment the Festival Choir under the direction of St. Luke’s director of music, Arlan Sunnarborg, D.M.A.

We invite you to purchase and bring to the service socks for the homeless. These will be presented at the altar during the service and then given to Crossroads Community Ministries which serves those who experience homelessness on the streets of Atlanta.

This service will be hosted by the National Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church as an offering at the 29th Annual Conference held in the Diocese of Atlanta. This event is free and open to the public.

from Connecting

The Circle

Fr. Stuart invites you to explore contemplative prayer and study with The Circle gatherings. This is a great space to explore practices of prayer, silence, and openness to God’s presence in our lives. Join us in the chapel at 6:30 PM Sunday, October 8.

Grace Rocks

Join in our Kindness Rocks fun through our Grace Rocks Facebook group! Paint your rocks at home (don’t forget to write or paint #GraceRocks on the back), hide them around the community, then join the Facebook group to see if they are discovered!

Wednesday Dinner: October 11

Most Wednesdays during the church school year our Grace Church family gathers for food and fellowship. Opportunities for fun and learning occasionally follow the meal. The women’s study and EYC will meet on October 11.

  • Menu Country Fried Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Salad, Yeast Rolls, Banana Pudding
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Burger
  • Child 1/2 portion regular or PB&J sandwich, cookies

Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office by 12:00 PM each Monday. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be asked to pay for the meal that was ordered for you. Thank you for understanding. Cost is free for kids up to 5th grade, $5 youth (6th-12th grade), and $10 adults.

Nursery/childcare (up to 5th grade) will be offered from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Nametag Update

There are a lot of new faces at Grace Church, and we would like to get everyone back in the habit of wearing a nametag. Our new magnetic tags are located in the small foyer area between the greeting area and the corridor that leads to The Grace Center. If you need a new nametag, please fill out the request form at the information station.

Hurricane Relief

Charlotte Atkins, publisher for Morris Caribbean Publications (parent company is Morris Multimedia based in Georgia) and former nonprofit director, has helped establish the Morris Hurricane Relief fund through the North Georgia Community Foundation. Her goal is to provide needed resources to her team, neighborhood and customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Initially that will be things like tarps, clothing, bedding, food, water and gas. Generators and perhaps portable solar solutions to power refrigerators for food and water pumps for bathing and washing will be the next level resource since power is expected to be out for many months.

Tax-deductible donations to the fund can be made online at the North Georgia Community Foundation website. Please use the drop-down box under Donation Information and Designation to select Morris Hurricane Relief. You may also donate by check. Make checks payable to the North Georgia Community Foundation and designate for Morris Hurricane Relief. Mail checks to 615 Oak Street, Suite 1300, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Other Relief Funds:

News from the Diocese

Read the latest issue of Connecting, the newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, at this link.

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