THIS WEEK AT GRACE 

Sunday, January 19     

Epiphany  2        

Fr. Bertie presiding 

at Central: 8 & 11 am  

Mthr. Mary Ann presiding at West: 8 & 9:30 am     

Christianity 101 Class, 9:30 am in Rm 14  

 

Monday, Jan. 20    

Offices closed for MLK Jr. Day

West Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 pm at West  

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21        

Healing Eucharist, 10:30 am at West

Episcopal Veterans Fellowship, 12 pm at West

Adult Education, 12 pm in the Parish Hall   

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22   

Men of Grace Breakfast, 8 am at Simmer Down

Prep Meeting, 10 am in Rm 14  

Weekday Eucharist, 5 pm at Central

Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall  

 

Thursday, Jan. 23       

EfM Class, 6 pm in the Parish Hall

 

Saturday, Jan. 25       

Dishong-Perrier Wedding, 4pm at Central

FROM THE RECTOR
 

Our next bishop's visitation is March 8th, when Bishop Doyle will be with us at 11am at Central for a service of baptism, confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church. If you or anyone in your life is considering being baptized, confirmed or received, this is the perfect time!

 

We will begin our Youth Confirmation Classes Sunday January 19th at 12:30pm in the Central Library. The three classes are roughly 1 hour, and will continue February 2nd and February 9th. 

 

Our next series of combined New Comer and Adult Confirmation Classes begins on January 29th at 6pm in the Central Library, with subsequent classes held on February 12th and February 19th, followed by a dinner on February 21st. 

 

All who are new to Grace, or new to the Episcopal Church are encouraged to attend, and anyone who would like a theological refresher is also welcome to join us! If you attended the Fall Newcomer Class and would like to be confirmed or received, contact Mother Mary Ann or me. 

 

Yours in Christ, 

Fr. Bertie    

 

SPOTLIGHT NEWS

 

 

TUESDAY HEALING EUCHARIST 

Service time changes to 10:30 am

Effective Tuesday, January 21

 

This weekly service at West includes Scripture readings from the Daily Office, healing prayers, anointing, and  

Holy Eucharist. All are invited to join us.  

 

Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of  

the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is effective and powerful.   James 5:14-16

 

 

EPISCOPAL VETERANS FELLOWSHIP 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month 

12 noon at West, following the Healing Eucharist    

Please bring your lunch

 

 

 

LAUNDRY LOVE NEWS!

 

A huge thank you to Grace's ECW!  

The ladies were treated to a wonderful presentation delivered by Leslie Hearne, the director  

of Laundry Love Georgetown.  

A freewill offering was taken up  

to help support the Grace Laundry Love Ministry.  

The ladies contributed $224 in quarters they had saved and other monetary donations!!!   

 

This will go a long way to support our ministry  

of providing clean clothes and bedding to Georgetown's homeless and working poor.  

We also have some new volunteers!  

Thank you so much ladies!   

 

In Christ's Name, Faith Bero

 

 

 

Name Badge Update

 

If you requested a new, or replacement,  

name badge the delay is due to my new computer installed on January 2, 2020.  

 

My nice new hardware is not playing well with some software, including the Alpha Card system for creating & printing name badges. I hope this issue will be resolved soon, and I can restart printing badges!

Thank you for your patience,  

Elizabeth, Parish Secretary 

 

 

 

An SOS From the Grace Cookbook Recipe Collectors  -  HELP!  We have a mysterious  

case of the Runaway Recipes! 

Yes, we have somehow lost one folder filled with Recipes submitted for the Cookbook!  

 

WANTED...  

Last known location: Grace Central   

Description: 8.5 x 11" manila folder, approx 1" thick

Contents: Recipes for delicious foods

in the following categories:

Soups, Salads,  

Puddings & Pies,  

Breads & Breakfasts 

 Seen or have our Runaway Folder?  

Call Elizabeth at the Church office: 512-863-2068   

 

If you submitted recipes in any of the above categories, please e-mail as you did before,  

or bring them to Central.   

Thanks!

 

 

 

Israel 2020! 

After rave reviews from our recent pilgrims, I checked with the registrar at St. George's College in Jerusalem for availability of the Footsteps of Jesus course for 2020. The first available course is November 20-30. If you are interested, please contact me, even if you have mentioned it to me earlier: maryann@graceepis.org

There is still room for you to register!  

 

 

 

THIS WEEK 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY 101 CLASS

- PAUL'S LETTERS  

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am in Grace Library

 

Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians contains 16 Chapters. We will read and discuss Chapter 14 on Sunday, January 19 

Come join us! All are welcome as we gather together as a "family" to study, share and learn. We meet in the Library (Rm 14) at 9:30.  

 

Course Secretary - Pam Schultz

    

      

 

Attendance for Sunday, January 12    

Grace Central: 8 am - 40; 11 am - 190  

Grace West: 8 am - 28; 9:30 am - 81        

 

   

 

SAINTS & SINNERS

The Saints & Sinners registration for the year 2020 will take place during January with signup sheets located in the Parish Hall at Grace Central and in the entrance at Grace West.

 

In this Grace Church program, a group of seven or eight parishioners, including singles and/or couples, meet four or five times during the year to share a meal.  Each group selects their own dining time and venue. This is an excellent way to get to know other members of the parish and to enjoy good food and fellowship.

Questions? Please contact:

Julie & Tom Greer at (512) 943-9287 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Thursday, January 30 at 5 pm (earlier than usual) 

(New) Olive Garden at Wolf Crossing

 

Please RSVP by January 27 to Barbara McGrail  

at 512-868-0162 or barbara.mcgrail@gmail.com  

   

 

MINISTRY NEWS

 

 

COLUMBARIUM MAINTENANCE MINISTRY

 

The Columbarium Maintenance Ministry is a vital part of the overall care for the grounds around the columbarium and the granite niches themselves. Every Saturday a team of two, or a solo person, goes out and rakes, sweeps, blows and cleans up leaves, pecans, bird droppings, and anything else that shouldn't be there. They polish the granite niches from top to bottom to keep it free from dirt, dust, and other matter. Each helper gives of their time on Saturday without anyone ever knowing how the columbarium always looks so neat and tidy. It's like magic!  

I would like to sincerely thank Chuck Densford, David Elkins, Howard McKinney, Louisa Chandler, Linda Zazula, Joanna Johnson, Jan Barclay, Pam Schultz, Dottie Cowan, Faith & Vic Bero, and Jennifer Engle for their dedication and service to this Ministry.

Janet Koran, Organizer

 

 

 

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Communication

 

I am in charge of publicity for Grace ECW.  I also host receptions for Grace funerals.  I send e-mails to Grace women for various important occasions.  If you are not receiving these e-mails and would like to be included please let me know by e-mailing me at judymckinney@att.net  

I promise I will not send you funny pictures or jokes, only important information.  

Judy McKinney, Grace ECW Publicity

    

 

Tellers wanted! (singles or couples)

Here is an opportunity for members new to Grace to become more involved. Also, other established members would be gladly welcome.   

Duties include counting the weekly offering and filling out a form. Assignments are made for  

three or four dates in a six-month period.  

  Please contact David Tucker at 512-635-6103 or e-mail dtucker0418@aol.com

 

 

Community of Hope upcoming training.

What is Community of Hope International?    

 

Based on Benedictine Spirituality,

the Community of Hope International  

equips lay people to serve in all forms  

of Pastoral Care.    

 

Pastoral Care is when a person is being "present" in listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner to an individual or group for the purpose of conscious or unconsciously representing God to them and seeking to respond to their spiritual needs.

 

Through ongoing spiritual formation and practical lessons on caregiving, members learn to match theological insights and spiritual practices with their experiences of ministering to others and giving spiritual guidance.

 

The fourteen training modules cover topics both theoretical and practical, ranging from teaching participants the tenets of Benedictine Spirituality, to practical instruction to be used while on a Pastoral Care visit.

 

There is a great need in our community for this type of Pastoral Care. We hope to offer a class in the early spring.  If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Carol Heddleston at (703) 220-9149 or Donna Abramov at (512) 508-5273.

   

Calling All Angel Drivers!

Angel Rides is especially for people who are able to get around but just not able to drive, or temporarily unable because of surgery, for example. Being away from Sunday worship can be devastating when a person is already at risk of isolation or loneliness and needs the solace of spiritual community.

Patricia Schwindt is the organizer, and she is already driving one person to choir practice and Sunday services. She is calling for volunteers who are willing to leave home a few minutes early each Sunday so they can pick up a person and bring them to church, and then take them back home afterward.

Requirements are simple:

You must have a valid driver's license and good driving record, plus confirmation of vehicle insurance.

To sign up as an Angel Driver please call Patricia at 512-576-5606, or call the church office at 512-863-2068.

Note: We are only looking for volunteer drivers at this time.

 

 

 

Are You Going through a Difficult Time?

Stephen Ministers Care!

Are you experiencing grief, loneliness,  

divorce, hospitalization,disability, job loss, or any other life challenge? Stephen Ministers are parishioners specially trained to provide 

one-to-one Christian care to people  

in our congregation & community

experiencing challenges in life.

Stephen Ministers are there to lovingly listen  

and strictly honor confidentiality.

To receive care from a Stephen Minister please contact Fr. Bertie Pearson, Mthr. Mary Ann,  

or your Stephen Leader,  

Marilou Geis: 512-948-7229

 
 

Please remember Stonehaven Food Bank:

they need your help. What do they need?  

Any non-perishable food items.  

There is a container at both campuses.  

Contributing will make you feel good and,  

better yet, it will be doing a great service.

Thank you for your help.

Ted Berriman 

  

 

Medical Response Team

Calling any/all medically trained and those interested in forming a team of responders to aid in any medical situation that may occur at Grace.

No meetings are necessary but a list of those interested would be very helpful to the Grace staff.  

Wear a "Red Heart ♥️" on your name badge designating your willingness to aid someone in need during services or events at Grace.

Contact Marion Meadows: Harley.mom01@yahoo.com or 817-966-2788

 

 

 

CARING PLACE FOOD PANTRY

Always needs: cooking oil, mayo, jam, juice, pancake & biscuit mix, syrup, cake & bar mixes,  

& a variety of soups.   

Personal Care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste & deodorants.

Central and West each have collection sites.  

For all you do...thank you!!!    

Questions: Martha 512-686-2797

 

VOLUNTEER & MINISTRY ROTA

Office Volunteers

January 23 - Judy McKinney & Gigi Riggs 

  

 

JANUARY 19 (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)

 

Grace Central 

 
8 am Presider: Rev. Bertie Pearson     

Verger - Jeanne von Hollerich  

LEM 1 - Hal Haskell
LEM 2 - Susan Lorms
Usher/Greeter - David Tucker

Coffee Hosts - Susan Lorms 

 

11 am Presider: Rev. Bertie Pearson 

Verger - Jeanne von Hollerich   

Acolytes - Ethan & Elizabeth Shumate & Abram Smith   

LEM 1 - David Elkins

LEM 2 - Susan Lin 

Ushers - David & Victoria Phillips                    

Greeters - Woody & Carolyn Cherry                    

Tellers - Wayland Whipple & Julia Taylor            

Coffee Hosts - Marilou & Art Geis                            

Altar Guild Team B

 

 

Grace West 

   

8 am Presider: Rev. Mary Ann Huston    

Lector - David Biscomb
Intercessor - John Neugebauer                         

Server - Mark Bloom      

       

9:30 am Presider: Rev. Mary Ann Huston   

Lector - Topsy Woodson                    

Intercessor - Tom Shehan                                 

Server - Marcia Healy    

Chalice - Ann Moser 

Altar Guild Team B