Announcements

September Mission
Boys Home

For 104 years, Boys Home has been providing residential care and education for boys ages 6 to 18 who are socially and economically disadvantaged. No child is turned away due to their family’s inability to pay. It takes over $500.00 PER CHILD to provide these young men with clothes, underwear, shoes, and school supplies for the year. By Providing residential education, the Boys Home continues to focus on socially and economically disadvantaged young men aged 6 to 18. They operate with 97% private funds, so your donations are important.

There will be a Parish Meeting at 12:00 on Sunday September 8 to discuss the continuation of Grace Rooms and Red Door campus ministry. Please make every effort to attend.

Mountain to Mountain Partnership (M2M)—The plan is to visit in November. Does a trip to Haiti sound interesting to you? Might you be interested in getting involved in this ministry? Please contact Jon Greene if you feel called ( greenej@vt.edu 540-553-5846).

Vestry will meet Tuesday, September 3 at 6:00

Lectionary Lunch—will resume on Thursday, September 12 at 12:00.

Piano Concert—Mason will be performing a piano concert at Grace on September 6th at 6:30 to benefit Red Door Ministry. A Reception will follow the event. So Beth Gaspard if you wish to help with the reception.

Adult Forum this Fall will meet
Sept. 8th through Dec. 15th.

1st Sunday WL:JG
2nd Contemplative Prayer
3rd Episcopal 101
4th Bible Study

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Preparing for Next Sunday

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

 
In the Old Testament reading for next week, the message of the Lord to Jeremiah at the potter's house sets out the alternatives for Israel; obedience and salvation or disobedience and judgment. The selections from Psalm 139 respond by reminding us of God's intimate knowledge of us. Paul's brief but moving letter to Philemon exposes the tensions created when social relationships are redefined by the demands of the Gospel. In the cluster of Jesus' sayings collected by Luke in the Gospel text, the cost of discipleship and the need to calculate that cost thoughtfully are addressed.


Vestry Minutes
August 5, 2019

Shepherd Report

  • The mission for July and August is Red Door Campus Ministry

Treasurer's Report

  • The 2018 internal audit has been completed and approved by vestry

  • Bruce Cunningham is training Samantha on improved book keeping methods

Jr. Warden's Report

  • On August 3 Grace held a successful outdoor work day.

  • 2 new signs have been ordered for the front of the church.

  • Mark Carper is getting estimates for AC repair in the Vest building amd leaky toilets in the Bullard Room bathrooms.

  • Mark continues to work on a to-do list if small repairs around the buildings and grounds.

Rector's Report

  • Kathy is forming a committee to generate ideas for the management of garden maintenance and a child friendly "garden" to replace the playground

  • A meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8 to discuss Grace's continuing commitment to Grace Rooms and Red Door


Weekly Roles

Serving Grace Sept. 1, 2019

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

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

Counters
Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Bette Wright

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans

Serving Grace Sept. 8, 2019

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Michael Cluver (8a)
Jack Brockway (10:30a)

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

Counters
Sherri Carper and Kristi McCraw

Coffee Hour
Penny Sweet

Altar Guild
Penny Sweet, Louise Johnson, Joy Hottenstein, Pat Evans

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