Our children have their own lives with God, and we should work towards nurturing them in that life with him. In addition, we have the promise of the presence of Jesus as we live as children and parents. To go deeper, listen to John's sermon here.
Christian Formation Classes DO NOT take place this week! There are 5 classes left this ministry year. They will take place on May 14, & May 21, June 4, & June 11. See the calendar for more details.
Grace Artists Group Meetup at The National Nordic Museum. Join the Grace Artists Group Saturday, May 13 at 3 PM at The National Nordic Museum in Ballard to experience “FLÓÐ (Flood)”, a spatial scent and sound sculpture by Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), lead singer of the world-famous Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. For tickets, more info, and to RSVP, contact Jess.
Healing Prayer Service on May 28th. We all carry burdens and joys, and one of the most significant ministries of the church is prayer. On Pentecost Sunday (May 28th) our worship service will offer a dedicated time of prayer where anyone can come forward to receive a prayer of blessing by staff/vestry members stationed around the sanctuary. Anointing oil will be offered as well. It is a beautiful service of payer that we are thankful to bring back to our community.
1st Quarter Giving Statements & Financial Update. If you gave financially to Grace in the first quarter of 2023, you should have received a giving statement yesterday (Monday). If you did not receive one, please reach out to our bookkeeper, Noni Wilson. Clint Morse, our Treasurer, provides a brief 1st quarter financial summary here.
Sermon Time Class Curriculum Update. Starting in June we will be starting a new curriculum for the sermon time class, God's Big Story, developed by the Anglican Network in Canada. Please reach out to Linn with questions.
Grace Kids is Hiring! As more children are attending our classes, it would be wonderful if we could hire another toddler/nursery host. If you know of someone over the age of 18 who would like to work each Sunday morning with our amazing young children, please contact Linn.
Young Adults Lunch. Join other young adults in our community as we gather for lunch every Sunday at the Halls at 12:30 PM. Please contact Nelson if you have any questions. Not sure if you qualify as a young adult? Great! Join us! No RSVP needed.Please note: We will not have an official gathering the Sunday of the Men's Retreat (May 7). Young adults are still encouraged to meet informally elsewhere!
Sunday Morning Prayer Group. We have felt a steady and growing prompting from God to pray regularly for our congregation and the work God has given us to do. A group is now gathering during Christian Formation Hour to pray to God for his transforming and healing kingdom to spread in us and through us. For questions, please contact Darik Taniguchi.
Women in Ministry Leadership. Our congregation is in a time of learning, prayer, and discernment with regards to whether or not women can and should be ordained to the priesthood.
C4SO Racial Reconciliation Resources. Listen to part 1 of C4SO's Race and Justice Training! Speakers Dennae Pierre, Efrem Smith and the Rev. 7:9 Task Force shared insights into creating courageous space for difficult conversations, bridging the gap between aspirations and reality, handling diversity in staffing and much more.
Soul Care Seattle. Grace is blessed to partner with Soul Care Seattle, an urban retreat and spiritual direction ministry on Capitol Hill. They have many different opportunities to grow your relationship with God.
Blessings to you,
Weekly Calendar at a Glance
Sun 05/07 Worship @ 10:15 AM