The Holy Spirit is alive and well at Grace Church!

Last Sunday we celebrated the Day of Pentecost in fantastic and fabulous Grace Youth Sunday style!  Several of the kids joined in the gathering, Gospel, and sending processions,..AND they talked about the Holy Spirit to get the homily going. What a wildly, wonderful way to give thanks to God for the wildly, wonderful Holy Spirit working in and through us!

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Victoria

Our youngest lector- Small and powerful!

Meditation at Grace Church!

Beginning Sunday, May 6th, join parishioner and experienced mediation leader Bob Perry for an hour of mediation.  Sessions will be held in the nave (the worship space) from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  There is a suggested donation of $10.00,  to be split with Grace Church, though no one will be turned away if unable to contribute.

News from The Episcopal Church

This is a great place to find out what our neighbors in The Episcopal Church across the country and in many other countries across the globe are doing. (Did you know the "American" Church is actually an international Church?)   From time-to-time we might post direct links to articles of special interest, but don't wait for those.  There is lots to explore and to learn just by clinking on this link.

News from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

This is the link to the diocesan website, where you can learn about all the amazing and wonderful ways Episcopalians (and sometimes friends from other denominations) in Western Massachusetts are taking part in the Jesus Movement. This is also a good place to get answers to some of your questions about governance and other interesting things like that. Check our the "Bloggers" tab and read what our bishop and others are thinking. From time-to-time, we might add a direct link to some news that catches our attention or makes our heart sing especially joyfully. 

 

Lenten Offerings

Looking for private reading and reflection?  And maybe an online discussion group? Join us as we join others in The Good Book Club

 Explore the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles with structured scripture readings and optional online community discussion. (There are no face-to-face meetings of this group.) The program begins Sunday, February 11th and continues through the Day of Pentecost, May 20th.  Please  email Rev. Paula  to receive your invitation to join the private FaceBook discussion group.  The schedule of readings can be found here

Explore the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles with structured scripture readings and optional online community discussion. (There are no face-to-face meetings of this group.) The program begins Sunday, February 11th and continues through the Day of Pentecost, May 20th.  Please email Rev. Paula to receive your invitation to join the private FaceBook discussion group.  The schedule of readings can be found here


Looking for private reading and weekly gatherings for discussion?  And maybe an online discussion group?  Join us for "Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John."

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For five Wednesdays in Lent: February 21st and 28th, and March 7th, 14th, and 21st.  We will gather to share reflections on encountering Jesus in the Gospel of John.  We will have two opportunities to gather each week. The first will be from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Christ Church, Rochdale.  This will be a brown bag luncheon and will include Noonday Prayer.  The second will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Grace Church, Oxford. We will take turns bringing soup and bread, and will end our time together with Compline.

There are journals with daily verses and reflection published by the Society of St. John the Evangelist and provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.  Thank you, Bishop Doug!  Copies will be available in the church on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Saturday, February 10th.  You can also download a copy here.   If you are interested in participating in a private FaceBook group, too, please email Rev. Paula.


Interested in sharing favorite prayers with your friends at Grace Church?  Curious if "mixing it up a bit" in your prayer life will deepen your understanding of relationship God?  Then join us as we share favorite prayers.  It's easy to do.  Simply email Rev. Paula or drop your favorite prayer in the offering plate.  She'll include the prayers in the weekly update, "Greetings from Grace," and will print some copies to pick up at the back of the church.