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<ul><li><p> Sunday, July 1 Holy Eucharist at 8 &amp; 10 a.m. </p><p>Not Just Donuts Coffee Hour after both services: 8 a.m. hosts: </p><p> 10 a.m. hosts: Vince &amp; Michele Nicosia </p><p>EYC Summer of Service at 9:30 a.m. </p><p>Nursery for infants &amp; toddlers, 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. </p><p>Summer Sunday Vacation Bible School at 10 a.m. </p><p>Monday, July 2 Parish office closed on Mondays </p><p>SPROG Summer Program at 9 a.m. </p><p>Tuesday, July 3 SPROG at 9 a.m. </p><p>Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel </p><p>Womens Book Group at 10 a.m. </p><p>Grace Staff Meeting at 10:15 a.m. </p><p>Labyrinth Open Hours, 1-4 p.m. </p><p>Wednesday, July 4 Grace Church is closed for the holiday. </p><p>Thursday, July 5 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, </p><p> in Austin, Texas through July 13 </p><p>SPROG at 9 a.m. </p><p>Christian Twist Yoga at 6:30 p.m. </p><p>Friday, July 6 SPROG at 9 a.m. </p><p>Saturday, July 7 Altar Guild at 9:30 a.m. </p><p>Sunday, July 8 Holy Eucharist at 8 &amp; 10 a.m. </p><p>Not Just Donuts Coffee Hour after both services: 8 a.m. hosts: </p><p> 10 a.m. hosts: </p><p>EYC Summer of Service at 9:30 a.m. </p><p>Nursery for infants &amp; toddlers, 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. </p><p>Summer Sunday Vacation Bible School at 10 a.m. </p><p>Trinity Hot Lunch at 1 p.m. </p><p>Happy Birthday: </p><p>July 1 Charlie Callaway </p><p>July 3 Jane Beers </p><p>July 4 Joe Burklow, Mark Nixon </p><p>July 5 Laura Legg </p><p>July 6 Emily Hillquist Davis, </p><p> Marilyn Wilton, Everett Zemper </p><p>July 7 Jana Adams, Eric Eickmeyer </p><p>July 8 Ruth Jayne, Dianne Sehie, </p><p> Pete Stupp </p><p>Happy Anniversary: </p><p>July 1 Jewel &amp; John Leveritt </p><p>July 7 Ruth &amp; Jim Moore </p><p>This Week at Grace The Messenger Sunday, July 1, 2018 </p><p>News of the people and ministries of . . . </p><p>79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church </p><p>July 5 - 13 / Austin, Texas </p><p>Every three years, clergy and lay leaders come together as the governing body of our church. Grace is represented this year by lay deputy Betty Bowersox and alternate clergy deputy the Rev. Todd McDowell. Deborah Caby is also attending the Episcopal Church Women meeting, which gathers in conjunction with General Convention. You can follow the action through social media and on the Episcopal News </p><p>Network: episcopalnewsservice.org. </p><p> Blessing of the Bikes and Group Rides </p><p>Saturday, July 7 / 8 a.m. </p><p>Trinity Episcopal Church </p><p>All are invited for a brief (yet powerful) blessing of the bikes at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. After the service join one of three fully supported rides: 6, 25 or 40 miles. Encouragement, restrooms and refreshments available at designated Episcopal parishes </p><p>throughout the city and county. </p><p>Summer Sunday Forum: Life Lessons through Humor </p><p>July 15, 22, 29 + August 12, 19, 26 </p><p>9:10 - 9:50 a.m. / Kean Library </p><p>Mother Ginny leads a summer discussion series, using television comedies to find faith in everyday life. Well have fun watching episodes of The Vicar of Dibley and M*A*S*H, then chat about how we can learn about ourselves and our </p><p>journeys through humor. </p><p>EYC Summer of Service </p><p>July 1, 8; Aug. 5 </p><p>9:30 - 10:30 a.m. / Kean Library Our Episcopal Youth Group will be making childrens blankets in July to donate to local emergency shelters. Jennifer Sisul leads this summer program for youth entering </p><p>grades 6-12. </p><p> Summer Sunday VBS: </p><p>Rolling River Rampage </p><p>TODAY! Sundays through August 5 </p><p>10 - 10:30 a.m. </p><p>Pre-K through 5th grade </p><p>LaVielle Conference Room </p><p>Vacation Bible School comes to Grace every Sunday morning this summer! While the adults enjoy worship, well have fun with crafts, games and science projects as we learn to trust God in </p><p>all our adventures. </p><p> Trinity Hot Lunch: Reenvisioned </p><p>Once a month for more than 20 years, Grace Church has been providing a hot lunch to the hungry and underfed in the Central West End. We are blessed to be a part of this important </p><p>ministry to our community. </p><p>Chris Kurth has led our efforts for the past eight years. Now hes ready to move on to other ministry duties, so were forming a new Trinity Hot Lunch Ministry Team and we want YOU </p><p>to be a part of it! </p><p>Learn more on our website (gracekirkwood.org), our summer newsletter, or talk with Fr. Todd, </p><p>Chris Kurth, or Vince &amp; Michele Nicosia. </p><p>The Messenger is a weekly publication of Grace Church. If you have information you would like included, please contact </p><p>Janis in the church office: janis.greenbaum@gracekirkwood.org. </p><p>Your Shopping $$$ Support Grace Church </p><p> Grocery Shopping: Grocery cards are available for sale in Albright Parish Hall for Dierbergs, Shop N Save and Schnucks. Use the cards like cash at your favorite store and up to 5% </p><p>comes back to Grace Church! </p><p> Online Shopping: Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0653320 and support Grace Episcopal Church through your Amazon account. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase back to our church. Tens of thousands of items are eligible for this program! *Please note: Use the complete online address </p><p> listed above to be connected to our church account. </p><p>Parish Family News </p></li><li><p>Pastoral Care </p><p>Intercessory Prayer List </p><p>Please remember in your prayers: </p><p>Vernon Balster Dorothy Bardwell Barry Bell </p><p>Lorette Billings Marilee Betor Marilyn Brown </p><p>Sue Clancy Chris Clark The Rev. Paris Coffey Connie Randy Cook Phyllis DeCristo Ron Dickinson Harriet Foiles Ellen Friedla David Fly Alyce Goessling Jimmy Gordon Gordon Gurley Mary Etta Heggie Martha Johnston John Mann Lucille Miller Marilyn Monson </p><p>Sandra Morin Bill &amp; Connie Nix Paula </p><p>Danny Passerella Chloe Poe Rhonda </p><p>Rosie Bob Starsky Steve Starsky </p><p>Olive Thompson Kent &amp; Marilyn Wilton </p><p>Lucas Woehle Mary Lee Woodruff </p><p>Contact Janis in the church office to update this list. </p><p>Visit our website for updated news &amp; events: www.GraceKirkwood.org. </p><p>Changes in our Worship Services You may notice differences in our liturgy </p><p>this summer </p><p>We are using Eucharistic Prayer I from Enriching Our Worship for our Sunday morning services this summer. EOW is an approved supplement to the </p><p>Book of Common Prayer. </p><p>This liturgy is intended to expand the language, images and metaphors used in worship in a more </p><p>contemporary and gender inclusive way. </p><p>We hope this prayer will help deepen and strengthen your encounter with Christ through </p><p>our Sunday morning services at Grace Church. </p><p>Summer Sundays @ 5 </p><p>Sunday, July 29 &amp; August 26 / 5 p.m. </p><p>All ages are invited to engage in a casual worship service with Holy Communion in Graces Chapel of the Apostles. After the service, anyone who wishes to attend will travel to a local restaurant to enjoy dinner and fellowship together. (Everyone </p><p>pays their own way.) </p><p>Community of Hope Training Chris Kurth and Deborah Caby lead a new Community of Hope training session at Grace Church this fall. COH is a non-denominational ministry designed to provide pastoral care to the elderly, the lonely, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned and the young. This ministry will enhance and enrich your spiritual formation through teaching, prayers and a network of support </p><p>shaped by the theology of St. Benedict. </p><p>The next training begins September 8 and continues weekly on Monday evenings through November, with dinner provided. If you would like more information about COH, please contact </p><p>Chris Kurth, Deborah Caby or Fr. Todd. </p><p>Invite a friend to experience the Grace Church labyrinth with you. This meditative walking device has a single, winding path for your </p><p>contemplative journey. Groups should contact the church office for available times. Individuals are welcome any time the parish hall is not in use, along with these open hours: </p><p>Tuesdays: 1 - 4 p.m. Thursdays: 6 - 8 p.m. </p><p>Fridays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. </p><p>Womens Book Group </p><p>Tuesdays / 10 a.m. / Kean Library </p><p>The Book Group discusses Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Earnest Hemingways Secret Adventures, </p><p>1935-61, by Nicholas Reynolds. All are invited to come for the fellowship even if you dont read </p><p>the book. </p><p>Christian Twist Yoga at Grace Church </p><p>Thursdays / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. </p><p>All ages are invited to strengthen your body, mind and spirit with our weekly yoga classes. Cost is $10 per class; five classes for $40; ten classes </p><p>for $75. </p><p>Not Just Donuts Coffee Hour Do you enjoy coffee hours after our worship services? Consider hosting for an upcoming Sunday its easy and fun! Please sign up on </p><p>the sheet in the kitchen. </p><p>Sunday Afternoon Film Series </p><p>Sunday, July 8 / 2-4 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) </p><p>Webster Groves Public Library </p><p>Get out of the heat and enjoy a movie with the Shepherds Center! Twenty Feet From Stardom is the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st Century, including Bruce Springsteen, Stevie </p><p>Wonder and more! Free and open to the public. </p><p>Sacraments </p><p>Women of Grace Serves SPROG </p><p>Now - July 20 </p><p>Women of Grace has made a commitment to support the SPROG summer camp as a ministry this summer. The group will provide lunches July 16 &amp; 17. Everyone is also encouraged to volunteer at the day camp. If you are interested in helping, please pick up a volunteer form from Debby </p><p>Pidgeon or the SPROG office. </p><p>Travel-Size Toiletry Collection As you travel this summer, bring home the free toiletry items in your hotel room and help a neighbor in need. Well donate the shampoos, conditioners, soaps and similar items to the food pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. Place your donations in the box on the </p><p>desk in Kean Library. </p><p>Fill the Hunger Barrel Please remember our neighbors in need. Drop your non-perishable food items in Graces red hunger barrel in Albright Parish Hall each Sunday. Your donations will be distributed through food pantries at KirkCare and Trinity Episcopal </p><p>Church. </p><p>Pentecost Mission: United Thank Offering Pick up a UTO box in the Narthex and drop in coins every time you feel a sense of gratitude in your daily life. Well collect the boxes this fall and combine our blessings with those of others to provide grants for innovative ministries through-</p><p>out the Episcopal Church. </p><p>Christian Formation Spirituality and Fellowship Outreach and Social Justice </p><p>Offerings to Outreach </p><p>As you pass the offering plate down the pews today, please share your blessings with those in need. </p><p>All loose plate offerings (those not </p><p>designated to our annual fund) will go to Graces outreach ministries, helping us to do Gods work in </p><p>the world. Thanks for your generosity! </p><p>The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is administered </p><p>four times each year at Grace Church: </p><p> All Saints Sunday (Nov. 4, 2018) </p><p> The Baptism of our Lord (Jan. 13, 2019) </p><p> The Great Vigil of Easter (April 20, 2019) </p><p> Pentecost (June 9, 2019) </p><p>Please contact the church office to arrange for a baptism or marriage, request the Reconciliation of a Penitent (confession) or Unction (anointing </p><p>of the sick). </p><p>Graces clergy are available by appointment to discuss personal, pastoral or spiritual matters; </p><p>please call or email the clergy directly. </p><p>In case of a pastoral emergency, please call the parish office at 314-821-1806. For pastoral emergencies after office hours, call the parish office and press 7 to be connected to the </p><p>priest-on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. </p><p>In case of severe illness, hospitalization, when a person is near death or at the death of a member of the church, please notify the clergy as soon as possible in order to secure the ministrations of the </p><p>church. </p></li></ul>


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