Grace Episcopal Church
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
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GRACE 
RECOVERY
MEETINGS
HAVE STARTED
IN THE  UNDERCROFT
PARISH HALL 
Safe space for AA Groups
to meet is complete. 
Each group
should go to 
 for information on
restarting their meeting.
 

 
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
- especially now during
this difficult Pandemic.
Worship Service in Church
has been suspended but
the Church is still open.
Please bring a box
or more of cereal
and shelf stable milk
inside the red doors
to the Main entrance
and we will deliver
your donation. 
~~~~~~
 
St. Pauly
Donation Shed
in the back
parking lot at Grace
Temporarily
Closed 
Please do not
 drop off donations.
If St. Pauly resumes
operations,
we will advise.

 
E-NEWS 
 September 27, 2020
 
Highlights: 
Worship Service
today on the lawn.
Details on Home page. 
 
Today's Bible
reading
Matthew 
21:23-32
 
Celebrate the
Season of Creation 
September 1 - October 4
 
Bishop Curry's
new book
"Love is the Way"
was released Sept. 22
 
Episcopal
TV writer launches
social media challenge
 
Virtual Fundraiser
What the World
Needs Now...
brought to you by
The Council of Churches
of Greater Bridgeport
November 12
 
Halloween —
"High Risk"
is it Trick or Treat
 
More Bears
than ever are
visiting CT homes
  
And so much more...
 
Read all 
about it!
 
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here
 
 
 

 
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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.