Grace Episcopal Church
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
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Recovery Groups
are meeting in our
Undercroft Parish Hall.
for updated schedule
and information.

 St. Luke's/St. Paul's and
 St. John's Food Pantries
 in Bridgeport urgently
 need donations of
 groceries but cereal
 seems to go fast.
Please leave your food
 donation in the vestibule
 inside the red doors
 of the Main entrance.
We will deliver it for you!  
St. Pauly's
 Donation Shed
in the back parking lot.

February 27, 2022
Glow Highlights!
• Pray for peace as
Russia steps up its
advance on Ukraine
• Volunteers needed for
Food Pantry at
St. Luke, St. Paul's
and Greater Bridgeport
The Southwest Region Joy
• The Way of Love
Lenten Series
Wed. Evenings in
Lent, 7-8PM
Local: From
Trumbull Patch
• Lamont relaxes
mask mandate
in schools as
to plummet
Daily Voice
• Mask Mandate Lifted
in Trumbull Schools
• Prepping Lay
Preachers: Evening
Edition Monthly
Wednesdays 7pm
• Faithful Futures:
Formation for
• Hybridization &
God's Biodiversity
• Resources for
Black History Month
• Selected to benefit
in Stop N Shop
Floral Program
• Virtual Food Drive
• Virtual Hope and
Support Group
Mondays, 7-9 PM
• All Meetings Free
A word from the brothers
Society of
Saint John
the Evangelist 
Brother, Give Us A Word,
Saturday MARCH 5, 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm
Lauralton Hall, Milford
    • Life changing events
for adults and
• Thank you letter to
the community
for the clothing donations
 put in the shed
in the back parking lot
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Welcome to

Grace Church Trumbull 

5958 Main Street • Trumbull, CT 06611 •  203-268-2809
Office hours: By appointment.
Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2022
John 17:20-26
“Righteous Father,
the world does not know you,
but I know you;
and these know that you have sent me.”
 NO Service at Grace today.
May 29, 2022 
at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Eucharist Service and Baptism 
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Monroe
175 Old Tannery Road
Virtual available via St. Peter's Website:

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JUNE 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Eucharist Service
at Grace Episcopal Church,
5950 Main Street, Trumbull 
with The Reverend Louise Kalemkerian
In-Person Only, NO Virtual Available
JUNE 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Eucharist Service
with The Reverend Derek Stefanovsky at
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
5950 Main Street, Trumbull 
Virtual available via St. Peter's website:


The Vestry has approved an update to the COVID protocols
in line with recent guidance issued from ECCT.
Effective immediately, wearing of masks is optional
for all vaccinated parishioners
If you are unvaccinated we ask
that you continue to wear a mask.
We ask that all parishioners respect the choice
to wear or not wear masks.

When possible please continue to keep a respectful distance.

For Communion, we will receive the host
at the rail around the altar.
We look forward to worshiping with you.
Thank you for your continued support and the return of your pledges.
Pledges and donations are still being received.
Please pray about Grace Church and
how you might support with pledges or donations.


Grace Merger Transition Update
Meetings continue with each of the transition teams and
representatives of the Diocese. On May 18th we had our second
joint vestry meeting and Reverend Derek attended.
The Canonical team meets with Bishop Ahrens on June 1st.
If you would like to join a team, it is not too late!
We welcome the participation.
Please let a vestry member know how you would best like to participate.
We appreciate everyone's input and assistance.
The Standing Committee will be receiving updates from the
Diocese representatives on the teams.
COVID Precautions at St. Peter's 
As we continue to navigate COVID, St. Peter's has made some 
adjustments to our current precautions. 
We've moved to a “mask optional” policy. 
We encourage you to be thoughtful and considerate of others, 
and continue to be mindful of all things that keep us safe – 
hand washing, monitoring your own symptoms, and social distancing when possible. 
Additionally, St. Peter's will practice intincting (dipping the host bread into the wine) 
for communion as another way to exercise caution. 
We'll continue to monitor COVID and will adjust as needed.
Thank you for your understanding and caring for our St. Peter’s family!
New Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter's: The Reverend Derek J. Stefanovsky
It is with great pleasure and excitement the St. Peter's Vestry announces
the acceptance of our new part-time Priest-in-Charge, The Reverend Derek J. Stefanovsky!
Father Derek will begin his time at St. Peter's on Sunday, June 5th.
After much discernment and prayer, we are excited to begin this new ministry at St. Peter’s.
June 11, Saturday at 9:00am
St. Peter's Community Tag Sale
 from 9:00am to 3:00pm!
St. Peter's is collecting goods to sell at the tag sale, including
kitchenware, books, toys, and knick-knacks
(please no furniture, clothing, or gym equipment). 
Donated items can be dropped off at church on Sundays or 
can be coordinated with Beth Harrington. We'll need volunteers 
to run the tag sale, please use the link below to sign up. 
If you're interested in selling on your own at the tag sale, 
we are offering space to set up a personal 12'x12' booth. 
The cost of the booth is $15, and checks (made out to St. Peter's) or 
cash can be given to Dee Stelmak or any Vestry member. 
You'll need to provide your own table, tent, etc. for personal booths.
To sign up to help at the tag sale or register for your own booth,
please use this Sign-Up Genius:
Church School
If you have any interest in helping out with Church School
please reach out to Jen Read. Our goal is to have a few Church School meetings
throughout the Spring season and start with a full curriculum in the Fall.
St. Jude's Trunk Sale
St. Jude's Catholic Church will be hosting a trunk sale on
June 4th and is looking for vendors.
If you are crafty and are interested in the event please reach out
to for more information.
A Call for Help - Monroe Neighbors in Need
St. Peter's has been contacted by Social Services in Monroe to aid two local families.
Please consider donating funds or gift cards for gas or groceries (Big Y or Stop & Shop)
to help our neighbors in need. Any funds received will be used by the ECW
to purchase gift cards (checks should be made out to
St. Peter's with "Social Services" in the memo).
Contributions can be given directly to Dee Stelmak or slipped under the locked office door.
Please email with any questions.
Office Supplies Needed 
St. Peter's is in need of office supplies. 
Specifically, stamps and envelopes (size: 4 1/8" x 9 1/2", white,
self-sealing preferred). Supplies can be brought to the office or email 
Thank you for your support!
Let Our Voices Be Heard!  
Barbara has been doing a great job playing and singing for us, 
but many have expressed that they miss being able to sing themselves in the pews. 
Please feel free to start joining back in!
If you are interested in being part of the choir, reach out to Barbara.
Amazon Smile
Support us through your Amazon purchases here (online).
If you haven't already done so, sign up for Amazon Smile to support St. Peter's. 
The mobile app has recently been updated to allow for those purchases
to support St. Peter's too! Every little bit helps!
St. Luke and St. Paul's Food Pantry
Volunteers Needed for the 
Food Pantry at St. Luke and St. Paul's-Bridgeport and 
the Greater Bridgeport Ministry Network. 
The food pantry operates on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 
The hours are 9:30am to 12:00 noon.
Currently distribution of pantry items is done in the church parking lot.
Covid protocols are in place.
If you can assist in packing the food bags for distribution,
please contact the Reverend Diane Peterson at 
News from The ECCT
Election of XVI Bishop Diocesan
The Rev. Jeffrey Mello elected
as XVI Bishop Diocesan of ECCT
Additional information on the Election of the Bishop Diocesan
click on the link below
Thank you and God Bless.
Fiona Varker, Senior Warden


Happening in Trumbull           ~ ~ ~ ~         Please contribute as you are able

on the First Friday of every month
Trinity Episcopal Church
1734 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull
All food donated goes to Local Food Pantries
in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Trumbull

Now Grace has Online Giving...
make donations safely and securely,
members can conveniently make online tithing
through our PayPal.