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Grace Episcopal Church

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EIGHTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
MAY 19, 2024

 

8:00 am • HOLY EUCHARIST I

 

9:00 am • SUNDAY SCHOOL

10:15 am • HOLY EUCHARIST II — Music

     • Streaming on Facebook Live begins at 10:05 am

SCRIPTURES FOR SUNDAY
Ezekiel 37:1-14
 Psalm 104:25-35, 37

• Acts 2:1-21
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

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Click the BIBLE to read Sunday's Scriptures online.

UPCOMING & NEW

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Check out the most recent issue and stay inspired and informed, connected and engaged to the life and mission of Grace Episcopal.

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KENZIE BRISTER is originally from Seattle, Washington but has become a Midwesterner over the last decade. She is passionate about cultivating healthy communities wherever she goes, and infusing life with creativity and joy. She is especially interested in working with folks inside the justice system, which she’s done on and off for many years.

Kenzie graduated with her MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 2023 and is delighted to now be working with OVM as the Prison Ministry Director and Restorative Justice Associate.

NEXT EPISODE:

Coming Sunday, May 5, 2024

Fr. Ted Blakley will interview Kenzie Brister

WANT TO VISIT SOMEONE IN PRISON?

OVM (Offender/Victim Ministries) has been visiting inmates at Hutchinson Correctional Facility for 50 years, and we are looking for new volunteers.

M-2 is a partnership program with Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) that “matches two”—a volunteer visitor from the community with a resident in prison—for monthly visits. Visitors and residents meet for an hour and half to talk, share food and encouragement. This simple act of connection demonstrates that all are made in the image of God and worthy of relationship and support.

 

Apply for M-2 at www.ovmks.org/m2, and mark your calendar for one of the upcoming volunteer trainings: May 20, or July 15, 12:30-4:00 pm.

For more StorySharing episodes click HERE for our StorySharing Archive.

6 WEEKS • TUESDAYS THRU MAY 21st

• Why do Episcopal Christians
   celebrate Holy Communion every week?
• What is The Book of Common Prayer,
   and why is it so central to Episcopal life and worship?
•  When do you bow or cross yourself in worship? And why?
•  What does it mean to know and follow Jesus... today? 

When Jesus began his public ministry, Jesus called men and women to follow him, that is, to be his apprentices who would spend time with him, learning his words and ways and becoming equipped to participate in his mission to proclaim the gospel of God’s Kingdom and to reconcile all people to God and to one another. Jesus also calls us into apprenticeship. He says, “Follow me.” But what does following Jesus mean for you and me today? What does it look like, and where do we find the resources to live it out?
 

We find those resources in the Church that God created through the giving of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. But as we all know, there are many branches of the Church—Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Quaker, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and many more. These different branches of Christianity have their own ways of thinking through and living out the call to follow Jesus. And they offer some similar and some different resources to help persons live out their Christian identity and vocation. So, what resources does the Episcopal Church provide? How has the Episcopal Church structured its communal life so that its people are equipped to follow Jesus and to participate in what he is doing in the world?
 

During the Easter Season, these are some of the questions we will explore, starting Tuesday, April 16. This class is open for anyone who is curious about these questions. In particular, it serves as preparation for those wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when our Assistant Bishop, The Right Reverend Silvestre Romero, visits us on Pentecost Sunday (May 19th).


We will look at The Book of Common Prayer and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. We will look at the history of the Episcopal Church. We will look at the ministries of lay persons, deacons, priests, and bishops. We will take a walking tour of the church and sanctuary, considering the meaning and significance of its architecture and space. We will also talk about the Liturgy and our participation in worship: when and why we stand, sit, and kneel, when and why we bow or cross ourselves.

PRAY WITH US ONLINE

Click on the images at the designated time to join our online prayer.

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