September 19, 2018
Thursday, September 20th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
So you’ve always wanted to play handbells, but were afraid to try—this is for you! For one evening, we’ll be setting up the bells for people to try. Some of our seasoned players will be there to help. We’ll show you how to ring and how to read the music (it’s pretty simple) and you will have some time to practice to see if it is something you’d like to do in the future. No experience is necessary. If you would like to see what it’s like to play bells or if you are already familiar and would just like to come to play a little, come along.
Everyone is welcome!
Questions? Please contact Patti Regan, Handbell Choir Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT DECISIONS IN SEPTEMBER
Monday, September 24—Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
7:00 pm in the Peace Chapel
Great Decisions resumes in September, with an important and timely discussion. Following a failed military coup in 2016, Turkey’s leadership became even more autocratic. Recently, the crisis over an imprisoned United States minister led Trump to impose sanctions against Turkey, historically an ally of the United States. Erdogan has used these sanctions to convince the majority of the Turkish population that the United States is Turkey’s greatest security threat. The growing crisis is representative of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. Turkey symbolically represents the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world. As such, it poses a daunting challenge for the Trump administration.
Ross Wilson, American ambassador to Turkey from 2005 to 2008, is the speaker. You are invited to join us! If you are not a member of our Great Decisions group, there is a small charge to attend the meeting. Please contact Janet Jacobson at email@example.com questions.
BOOKS & BAGELS: A PARENT-KID BOOK GROUP
Sunday, September 30that 9:20 am @ Einstein Bagels/Caribou Coffee (note new location) across the street from church!
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya. Contact Pastor Melanie if you have questions or would like to RSVP to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNG ADULT* FALL CHILI SUPPER
Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm
at Pastors Mary and Dan’s home—682 Kenneth St. S, St. Paul (two blocks south of St. Kate’s)
If you are a Grace member, friend, frequent guest, new to the community…we invite to you at our home for an informal meal, a time to get to know others,enjoy good company, and a campfire, weather permitting.Please RSVP to email@example.com or call/text 651.263.3707. Bring a friend along, we have plenty of room. Hope to see you there.
* 21-35 years!
Sunday, October 7 — 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Nancy from Red Wagon Books will be back with us to offer book club titles, children’s books, gifts and more. A portion of the sales comes back to Grace!
FALL HARVEST POTLUCK
Sunday, October 7 following the 10:30 am worship
Please plan to attend our potluck this fall! Following the 10:30 worship, we’ll gather for delicious food in the Fellowship Hall (and probably also the Lounge)—please bring a dish to share. Students and visitors are our guests.
GRACE READS: BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
Sunday, October 28th @ Noon @ Noodles on Washington
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Contact Pastor Melanie if you have questions or to RSVP to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julius James Bejarin is here! Parents Anna and Kristian are happy and hungry and would appreciate meals. If you would be willing to provide a meal, contact Julie Anderson at email@example.com or 651-628-9631, speak with her at church or sign up directly on their mealtrain.com site at https://mealtrain.com/o3dd71.
Everyone’s In Sunday—November 11th is the day!
The stewardship committee is continuing a tradition of asking the Grace community to consider its pledges for 2019 and turn them in on “Everyone’s In” Sunday, November 11th. Keep an eye out for a letter that will contain a pledge form OR a link on Grace’s website where you can pledge electronically!
Stay tuned! More to come…
WOMEN’S RETREATS AT ARC RETREAT CENTER
Fridays at 7pm through Sundays at 2 pm
Advent: November 30-December 2, 2018
Epiphany: January 18-20, 2019
Lent: March 1-3, 2019
$210 per person, includes meals and linens. Maximum 18 women for each retreat. Scholarships available upon request. Sign up on the church office door or contact Jill in the office or Pastor Mary to sign up.