- Sunday Celebrations of Eucharist: 8 & 10:30 a.m.
- Weekday Celebrations: Tuesday 9:15 a.m. & Wednesday 6 p.m.
Please note: Imposition of Ashes Service will be at 7 a.m., Noon, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5
Adult Bible Study--Sundays, at 9:15 a.m. (following the 8 a.m. service). Please plan to attend.
Soup & Supper Series--Wednesdays, at 6:45 (following 6 p.m. service). Please join us.
Mark your calendars! VITA Income Tax Assistance will start in February 2014, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm – 8pm and Saturdays 11am to 2pm. It will continue through Saturday, April 13.
LENTEN MORNING PRAYER - Rev Patricia will be leading a morning prayer in the Chapel,
Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. during the lent season. Please come!
Lenten Soup and Supper Series will start on March 12 and continue every Wednesday after 6 pm Eucharist. A sign up sheet is in Narthex.
Lenten Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 5, 9 am – 2 pm. Please contact Rev Susan for more details.
Valley of the Shadow of Death Seminar with Rev Patricia starts the First Sunday after Lent, March 9, at 2 p.m. every Sunday for 6 weeks. Please contact Rev Patricia for details.
NE Deanery Ultreya Schedule for 2014:
March 21 - Holy Child
May 16 - Grace
July 25 - Holy Presence
September 26 - St James
November 21 - St Paul, NSB
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE – Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – mark your calendar and start cleaning out your closets. We will need help with set-up on Thursday and Friday, March 20 and 21. As always, ECW thanks you for your donations and support.
PROGRESSIVE DINNER--on Sunday, March 23. We will be holding another, very popular Progressive Dinner. We will start with wine, beer and hors’ d’oeuvres at 5.m. in Goddard Hall. We will then split up to various homes for dinner and rotate to other homes for dessert. A sign-up sheet will be in the Narthex looking for volunteers to be HOST homes for DINNER or DESSERT and provide appetizers or desserts. This is always great fun, lots of laughs and good food!
NEWCOMERS SOCIAL - The Vestry is conducting a series of Newcomer Socials and Orientation on a quarterly basis. The first will be held after the 10:30 service on SUNDAY, MARCH 30. Invitations will be sent out to all congregants who have joined in the past year. You are also encouraged to call the office to get your name on the list.
HEALING SERVICES – During the first week of each month, our Holy Eucharist services at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday are Healing Services. The liturgies include special prayers and opportunity to receive the laying on of hands and annointing with oil (Holy Unction). God heals all wounds. Come and discover his healing power.
BREAKFAST SUNDAY – The first Sunday of every month is Breakfast Sunday- served in Goddard Hall between services. Join us!
HUM SUNDAY – The first Sunday of every month is also HUM Sunday. Your contributions to HUM food pantry are always appreciated – especially, regular sizes: peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, cereal, macaroni & cheese, soup, dog or cat food.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, designed for children ages 3-12, is an approach to the religious formation of children and meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a sensorial rich experience for children that give them the opportunity to grow in love and knowledge of God through the Christian tradition. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Grace Church. Children gather in an "atrium," a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials they use to help them absorb the most essential proclamations of the Christian faith. Children will understand the meaning of liturgical colors, the meaning of the Eucharist, become familiar with the prayers and sacred gestures associated with liturgy, and much more.
Youth Group--Our youth group continues to grow and bless many. We meet every Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. So if you are between the ages of 9 and 18, please join us in Goddard Hall on Wednesdays for fun, food, games, and wonderful fellowship. See our new Soul Juice page.
A Call for Acolytes for the 10:30 Service-- We are in need of more acolytes. If you are a young baptized person between the ages of 9 and 17, please consider being a part of this important ministry. Believe me when I say that there is no greater feeling or privilege than to be called to serve at God’s altar.
If you feel called to this ministry and would like to be trained, please speak to either Fr. Rick or Rev. Susan. We would love to have you join us on the young people’s acolyte team!
Also, if you are a baptized adult and feel you have a call to become an acolyte, please speak to either Fr. Rick or Rev. Susan to schedule a time for your training. We would like to start having an adult acolyte team as soon as possible.
Both of these teams will be serving at the 10:30 AM service.
We are in need of having more Lectors (readers) and LEMS (Lay Eucharistic Ministers). Lectors read God’s Word to His people at the Eucharist, and LEMS serve the chalice at the altar.
If you are a baptized adult who feels the call to serve Christ at the altar, please consider serving God and your church by being a Lector and/or a LEM.
Please see either Rev. Patricia or Rev. Susan if you feel that God is calling you to either or both of these ministries.
T-Bag ministry - Your help is needed in buying crackers/tuna, juice boxes, single applesauce, granola bars, or cheese and crackers. Monetary donations are appreciated. Checks may be made out to Grace marked T BAGS. Thanks for all your help.
Sophie's Circle--The first Monday of each month,
Sophie’s Circle will run a satellite
distribution out of Goddard Hall
during normal H.U.M hours (9:00
AM to 11:30 AM). If you are eligible
for H.U.M. or know someone
who is, please pass this information
along to them.
Remember that you can make a
donation to the Sophie’s Circle basket
in the narthex on any Sunday
HAPPY WALKERS meet every Monday and Wednesday in Goddard Hall at 9 a.m. Come and enjoy the fellowship even more than the indoor walking and exercise!