Grace Episcopal Church
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
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RECOVERY
MEETINGS
at Grace
Lewis Hall is closed
until further notice as
we follow CT guidelines 
to limit exposure to
the Coronavirus.
Go to
grace-eye-opener.org
 for information on
Zoom meetings.
  
We are working
on guidelines
in preparation
of opening
the church
as soon as
possible.
Recovery members
are welcome to
contact Mike
Eye Opener group
for information on
guidelines being
prepared and expected
reopening date.
 
 
 
 

 
GRACE IS THE
CEREAL AND MILK
CHURCH!
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 bring a box
or more of cereal
and shelf stable milk
to the main entrance
and we will deliver
your donation. 
 

 
E-NEWS 
 July 12, 2020
 
Highlights:
 
No Worship Service
in Church but
everyone is welcome
to join us for online
service every Sunday
at 12:30pm.
Zoom info
to the right. 
 
 
Today's Bible
reading 
Matthew
13:1-9,
18-23.
 
 
A letter from
Father Paul
 
 
Born in a pandemic,
an online congregation
prepares for its future.
 
 
Female church
leaders of color
urge more
anti-racism action
in open letter.
 
 
C.A.R.E.S.
Virtual Hope and
Support Group  
 
 
Bishops' Book
Discussion
NOW ONLINE
July 24
How to Be an Antiracist
 
 
Camp Washington
Home Edition
Camp Washington LINK
  
and so much more...
 
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  Our doors
are always open.
 
 
Grace 
Church
Trumbull
  
5958 Main St.
Trumbull CT
06611
 
203-268-2809
 
Handicapped accessible
pews are located
at the front of
the sacristy.
 
Office hours:
are by appointment only
until further notice.
Leave a message and
we will return your call
203-268-2809
 
 
 
 

Financial Stewardship

The Ministry of Mindful Stewardship

 
Jesus taught more about the use of money than any other subject.  Many of us are working toward making our checkbooks be a reflections of our faith.  We ask questions like, 'Where does most of my financial energy go?'  'How does my work reflect my faith?'  'How do I use my finances to give back to God the many blessings I've been given?'
 
People who are active at Grace Church are asked to make a financial pledge toward the ministries of the parish each fall for the coming year.  We hope that people will strive toward pledging our standard "share," which is $50 per week.  Obviously, some people cannot swing that much, while others may be able to gratefully give 3, 5 or even more shares.  What does a really good pledge look like?  The standard idea of a tithe, or tenth, of your income given to support God's mission, whether through the church or another agency, is one way to gauge this question.  Now more than ever in our consumerist culture, we know that our relationship with money and material possessions makes a big impact on our faith.  A faithful pledge is one important way to work toward living into the counter-cultural way of Jesus.
 
If you have not made a pledge this year and would like to, you don't have to wait until this fall!  Contact Jonathan and ask for a pledge card.  Your new pledge, given for the remainder of this year, will be celebrated!
 
Our church takes our communal financial management very seriously and we strive to be mindful in our financial practices.  The Finance Team has a number of tasks - they oversee our church financial systems and support the treasurer, they assign a team to conduct our yearly stewardship campaign, they consider the wise investment and use of our small savings account, they insure that our yearly audit and parochial reports are filed, they organize special fundraising efforts and each fall they receive the priorities of the Vestry to translate them into a working budget.  If you 'speak money' and are comfortable working with and developing finances, we'd love your participation on the finance team.  Please contact our treasurer, Christine.