The church office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 27th, and Tuesday, Dec. 28th. It will open again on Wednesday, Dec. 29th. If you have a pastoral emergency on Monday or Tuesday, please call the office at 520.327.6857; the messages are monitored by a member of the church's pastoral care team and someone will call you back promptly.
December 2010 Archives
Singing for Peace: An Evening of Chants and Meditation
Friday, December 31, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Chancel
Celebrate the close of the old year with hope for the new. Join us for an evening of meditation and singing for peace--in our hearts, our communities, and our world. We will use our voices, singing simple, easy-to-learn chants to express our desire for the peace that passes understanding and for a world in which all beings may be happy and free from suffering. Led by the composer, these chants have been described as "contemporary, inclusive, and ecumenical."
Composer and musician Kristopher Lindquist is also a philosopher and seeker. The chants he has written represent steps on his own journey to create a bridge between our ancient heritage and new expressions for living today.
Please join us for a forum to introduce the candidates for Vestry on Sunday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. in McBride Hall. The following candidates have been nominated for positions on the 2011 Vestry:
Three Year Terms (4): Lynda Canfield, Spencer Hunter, Chris Ledyard, Lu Pipentacos, Janet Roths, Elizabeth Traficante
Three Year Youth Position (1): Merin Thomas
Unexpired One Year Term (1): Chris Eastoe
Junior Warden (One Year Term): Linda Hutson
We are sad to announce the death of the Rev. Herman White, faithful deacon of the Church and a longtime member of Grace St. Paul's, on Wednesday, December 8. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m at GSP. All are welcome. Clergy: white stoles.
We hold Herman and his family in our prayers. May his soul and the soul of all the departed through the compassion of God rest in peace.
Grace St. Paul's is located at 2331 East Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85719. Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the church on the north side. For more information, please contact the church office at 520-327-6857. The office is open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00 and Fri 9:00-12:00.
Vestry Nominations for 2011
The Vestry Nominating Committee (Henry Dirtadian, Steve Keplinger, Chris Ledyard, Vivian May, Dan Misenhimer, Nanalee Raphael, and Catherine Penn Williams) is seeking candidates for election to the Vestry at the GSP Annual Meeting on January 23. The committee will select four candidates for four vestry positions (three year term). In addition, the Vestry recently approved the creation of a 13th vestry position to be filled by a "youth" candidate. Linda Hutson has agreed to run for a second one-year term as Junior Warden.
The slate of candidates will be announced on December 12. Additional nominations may then be submitted by members of the parish to the Rector or Vivian May between December 12 and January 2, 2011. Nominations will close on January 2. For more information or if you have questions about the process, please contact Vivian May, chair, through the church office at 327-6857.
Sermon (4 MP3 file)
Revised Common Lectionary for Proper 28, Year C