Announcements

There will be a Bullard Room cleaning work day on Sat, Feb 16 starting at 11 am. Cleaning supplies and masks will be supplied.  Please come help us prepare the area for the Pancake Breakfast.  Point of contact: Sherri Carper

February Mission
Mountain to Mountain

 

Mountain to Mountain Partnership is a collaborative effort of Christ Church, Big Stone Gap; All Saints, Norton; Christ Church, Marion; Church of the Good Shepherd, Galax; Stras Memorial, Tazewell; St. Marks, St. Paul and St. Thomas, Abingdon.  The partnership is working with St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Beaudin Jean Pierre Haiti  to support the school.  It is a four room concrete block building in a remote village with no power and no water that teaches about 200 children.  Last year the group raised enough funds ($20,000) to pay the staff of 9 teachers and provide lunch to the children (and still had a little left over for educational supplies!).  Plans are being developed to help the school become self-sustaining in the future so they will not be dependent on outside funds to operate.  In addition to providing resources for the school, the partnership has travelled to Haiti every other year to listen and learn how they may best serve our brothers and sisters in Christ in Beaudin Jean Pierre.
 
Please join us in supporting this ministry through prayer, increased awareness, and if you feel so called a monetary gift given in a check made to Grace Episcopal Church and placed in a blue envelop marked Haiti.

Project Linus Blanket Day—Project Linus Blanket Day will be on February 16th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Grove United Methodist. Material and Sewing Machines will be available and refreshments will be served.
 
Lenten Series:  A lenten series on Faith and Film will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays during Lent from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning Wednesday, March 13.  Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread to share.  We will enjoy soup and bread, watch a faith based film and then discuss the film.  This series includes the theme of Saints and Sainthood. Due to time constraints, some films will be watched in two parts.
 
Lent Madness! During Lent this year, we will also enjoy a Lent Madness study of saints.  To participate, go to Lentmadness.org daily during Lent to vote for your favorite saints. To participate in the Lent Madness Tournament and the chance to win prizes, complete a bracket with your predictions of winners and place in the basket on the stage. The deadline for entries is Ash Wednesday. Prizes for winners will be awarded at coffee hour after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.  Copies of the bracket are available in the parish hall.  Booklets called "score cards" are also available in the parish hall in a limited number for those less inclined to online participation.  
 
Noon Eucharist--Beginning March 16 there will be a Noon Eucharist and Healing Service in the sanctuary followed by Lectionary Lunch in the Parish Hall.


Lectionary Lunch is canceled this week but will resume next Wednesday, February20 at 1:00 in the Vest Building Conference Room.
 

The Book Club will not meet this week and will hold its last meeting in the Rectory on March 20 at 6:30.

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Weekly Roles

The full list of 2019 roles can be found here

 February 10, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (10:30a)

Lector
Paula Downs (8a)
Jennifer Hand (10:30a)

Counters
Bette Wright and Hank Johnson

Coffee Hour
Mark and Sherri Carper

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan

February 17, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Joyce Muldoon (10:30a)

Lector
Bob Himmel (8a)
Dick Harshberger (10:30a)

Counters
Terry McCraw and Terry Nester

Coffee Hour
Dennis and Margaret Galecki

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher and Diana Jordan