THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, January 19
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,
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!
Last known location: Grace Central
Description: 8.5 x 11" manila folder, approx 1" thick
Contents: Recipes for delicious foods
in the following categories:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is still room for you to register!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
January 23 - Judy McKinney & Gigi Riggs
JANUARY 19 (2nd Sunday after the Epiphany)
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
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