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Grace Church Announcements for the Week of May 12, 2019

Friday, 5/10; 6-9 p.m. Game Night! Gather your gamer best and bring along a dish to share and a donation of a personal care item for the food pantry. Connect with the neighborhood in a not so churchy way: so invite a friend! Potluck – so bring some food to share.

Sunday Liturgies: 5/12; 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. Every Sunday is an ‘Easter’, but it is especially true now.

Psalm Wednesdays: Beginning with compline, we will dive into the beauty and complicatedness of the Psalms.  Wednesdays May 1 – June 5 at 7pm starting in the Green Chapel when nice, otherwise the Nave.

Monday, 5/13; 4p.m. – 9p.m. Pemberton Rotary Club: High School Awards Night.

Open Book Group: Monday 5/ 13, 7pm The book of the month is a funny fiction selection by Nick Hornby, How to Be Good. Not a ‘pg’ book, but a funny exploration of the challenges of holy changes that are good but still hard to negotiate. 

Saturday, 5/18; 10-2:00 p.m. Food Pantry; Set-up, Thursday, 5/16.

Flea Market June 1; Mark your calendar and share the date with your friends. Donations being accepted.  Volunteers needed.  Spaces for rent for $15.  Get a poster and put it up; share the FB event.  Make it loud!

Little Library Have you visited our little library in the back pew? Perhaps you could choose something to have an Easter full of inspiration and new learning in the way of Love.

The Organ Fund: The Vestry approved moving these funds into the music funds.  The new name is now the Music Funds.  This will be used to purchase a new piano and also for maintenance and repairs of organ and piano.  Check out the great new piano.  One of the older ones will be being sold – so if you know someone…

The Altar Guild has started a vestment fund to replace the White Chasuble and Stole set.  Total costs can range from $527-$1235, depending on style.  Donations are desired. Envelopes available in the back of church table.

Cleanse Heart Ministries led by Pastor Danetta McCain will conduct services at Grace Church, May 12, 19, 26, in church @12:pm.

Hosts needed for Sunday Hospitality: Hosts are needed to provide refreshments after 8:00 and 9:30 services.  There is a signup sheet in the back of the church, or contact the office.  Open dates: May 19 and 26. 

Prayer Shawls: We thank all who have made prayer shawls. We are in need of donations for the yarn.  Please support this wonderful ministry.  If you have a loved one, friend, or colleague who is ailing or infirm or grieving (or know a family who is celebrating a new baby), please provide the names on the prayer shawls list (back of the church). For questions: contact Jeanne Maskell or office.    

Wanted: Sponsors for Flowers ($45), for Candles, Bread and Wine ($20).  Any questions, please call the church office.  You can remember or honor loved ones through sponsoring contributions. Schedules are at the back of the church or contact the Church Office. We have open dates for Candles and Flowers: May 12 and 19.

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Green Tips by Joan Hess

Water your lawn effectively, not often. The average lawn consumes as much as 1000 to 3000 gallons of water each time you water it.  Water during the early morning hours or in the evening when less evaporation occurs.  Lawns tend to require less water and become drought resistant as you extend the length of time between applications.  A lawn may turn brown during periods of infrequent rainfalls, but, remember that a brown lawn isn't dead, just dormant.  Blessings, enjoy this Spring weather!


ABOUT THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY:

Founded in 1785, the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey is one of the largest dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States, with 140 congregations in the southern two-thirds of the Garden State and approximately 44,500 members. The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes, was elected Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese in 2013. For more information, please visit www.dioceseofnj.org.