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WEEKLY NEWS
June 4, 2021
"Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord..." (Ps. 130.1)
Online & In-Person Worship
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 6th, 2021
8am Eucharist at Grace Church
Gather with us (masked and distanced) for a brief celebration of Eucharist at 8:00am. We will worship through prayer and song, and will share bread only. Click the button below to register and join us in person.
Register for 8am Eucharist
Online Worship at 9:30am
Join us online at 9:30am on Sunday, June 6th. 
Click the button below to find the Zoom link on Grace's website.
Zoom Link on our Website
Midweek Healing Prayer & Bible Study
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 10:30am
Join us online at 10:30am as we join in a liturgy of prayer for healing.
Then stay for the 11:15am Bible Study.
Click the button below to find the Zoom link on Grace's website.
Zoom Link on our Website
Poetry as Prayer Practice 
Sunday, June 6th, 2021 after 9:30am
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, the group will gather in a separate Zoom session after the 9:30 service.
Click the button below to find the Zoom link on Grace's website.
For more information contact Jon Quitslund.

 
Zoom Link on our Website
Staff
Times They are a Changing
 
Yes, a minor change to the hours of our Building & Property Manager, Eric Matthews. His regular hours are now 8AM – 3PM Tuesday and Wednesday and 8AM-4PM Friday. It is always good to schedule an appointment if you need to connect with Eric as he sometimes needs to head to the hardware store, the dump, or other errands. 
 
Contact Eric at eric@gracehere.org or call his cell at 206.718.2254.
Parish Life
Giving Thanks for the Life of Kathleen Shipps
Saturday, June 12 at 4:30pm

Please join us at Grace Episcopal Church to attend a Memorial Service remembering and giving thanks for Kath Shipps.
Register to Kath's memorial

Celebrating Our High School Seniors
Sunday June 13th at the 9:30 service

Grace will give thanks for and celebrate our seniors on June 13. Our high school graduates this year include:

  • Carmella Basco-Yu
  • Chloe Boeker
  • David Burton
  • Claudia Grace Chinowsky
  • Elena Conklin
  • Veronica Conklin
  • Annie Galbraith
  • Simon Lisieski
  • Ben Robinson
  • Olivia Vessenes

They’ve learned from us, but also taught us, engaging deep questions and daring to challenge each other, and our community. They are emerging as leaders, even prophets, as they begin to move more widely into the world. We are excited for them, and we will hold them in our prayers in the coming months and years. Join us on the 13th to recognize and celebrate them!

Parents:
If you have a photo of your senior that you’d like to share, we warmly welcome these! Please email your photo to stephen@gracehere.org.

Seniors:
We will be giving you Ethiopian crosses. Crosses will be available for you to pick up from Grace’s baptismal font on Sunday afternoon, June 13, after the 9:30 service. Email Stephen if you prefer to have your cross dropped at your home or mailed to you.

Pastoral Care
"New Zoom Link!" 
Open Mic for Caregivers

Friday June 4th, 2021 at 4:00pm
Meeting ID: 983 1014 4164
Passcode: 863771


Grace Member and local attorney Amanda Grossman will discuss the importance of “Keeping Caregiver Documents Current” at today’s Open Mic for Caregivers Zoom session. Amanda will explain in layperson’s language: Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Financial Powers of Attorney, Directives to Physicians, and Do Not Resuscitate Forms. Everyone is welcome to join this session, whether you are a caregiver or not.
NOTE:
Our next meeting will be on July 9 and feature Janie Ekberg, caregiver and seamstress extraordinaire!

 
For more information, please contact Florrie Munat.
Compassionate Caring Support Group
Friday, June 11th, 9:30am - 11am on Zoom
 
Are you experiencing a loss, a difficult family situation, or anxiety you can't quite name? Grace's Compassionate Caring Support Group is open to all who are willing to share their stories. No solutions are offered; we simply listen to one another with compassion and confidentiality. 

The group welcomes all newcomers (Grace members and non-members) and meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 9:30am - 11am. 

For more information contact Judy Williams. Email Diane McGrew to receive the Zoom link.
Leadership News
In Brief - Leadership News for May, 2021

The PMC is looking at how Tribes will operate...and more.
The Vestry is discussing a Trails Easement with Parks District...and more.

Click below to read notes from the May meetings. Or learn more about more about Vestry on Grace's website
Read the latest In Brief
Outreach
Isobel Coney's Art Ministry

The Grace faith community through Outreach has been blessed to support through prayers and financial assistance the Isobel Coney Art Ministry - begun and facilitated by supporting Grace parishioner Isobel Coney at the Washington Women's Corrections Center. Isobel gained permission to teach art lessons to the women at the prison approximately two years ago. She has developed an 8-week lesson plan with complete details and examples. Due to the Covid-19 the lessons were suspended early last year but she is hopeful they will be able to resume in the near future. Please enjoy these examples of her students' artwork and keep Isobel and this very special ministry in your prayers.

For more information or to get involved email Cindy Logan.
KIAC Looking for a Volunteer
 
Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center is in the early stages of finding a web designer and would like to have a volunteer who knows about web design to help guide the process, ask the right questions and weigh-in with their opinion.

For more information contact our Grace liaison to KIAC, Kathleen Abell
Faith Formation: Across the Diocese
Racial Healing Handbook
Summer Study Group with Iyabo Onipede

Tuesday June 8th, 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom
 Topic: Chapter 1 - Know Your Racial Identity - Explore what you know about your racial identity and what you were taught (or not taught) about race and racism.

Join others across our Diocese this summer to discuss racial justice, healing, and the Episcopal Church.  This series is led by Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Specialist  Dr. Iyabo Onipede. Thanks to Valerie Reinke at the Diocese of Olympia for extending this invitation to parishes!

The series will run on Tuesday evenings from June 1st through August 17, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please let Kim Cockroft know if you sign up as it would be nice to check in with Grace participants; refer your questions about the series here.

Register down below for this free series, where you can also purchase, at discount, The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh.
Register for Summer Study Group
Community News

Baccalaureate Service for High School Graduates
Sunday June 6th at 3:00pm

Our graduating high-school seniors have been invited to an interfaith prayer service (Baccalaureate) being held at Bethany Lutheran Church on June 6 at 3pm. For more information click the article below. 

Read Baccalaureate Announcement
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