MEMBERS: NEWS & EVENTS

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Director of Music Named!
Grace Episcopal Church has offered the position of Director of Music to Adam Reinwald, and he has accepted. Adam's engagement in the Twin Cities' choral community, his teaching experience, entrepreneurial leadership, organizational skills, and warm interpersonal style made him the committee's top choice. He will begin his work as our Director of Music the week of July 15. Learn more about Adam on our Leadership page.

Services for Bill Johnson: June 15 Friends, last week we let you know of the death of a member of our congregation: Bill died Monday, May 27. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Olympia, and his children and grandchildren, including Gabriel Johnson. Bill, Mary and Gabe joined our congregation in the past year. We will celebrate Bill’s life with a funeral at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00AM. Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 1:30PM. You can read his obituary at https://www.simpletraditions.com/obituaries/wilbur-johnson. Please join us in prayer for his wife, Mary Olympia, his five children, 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Calling All Dads and Kids 0-10: June 22
Join us for an experiment of gathering Dads and kids for social time, coffee and donuts. There will be playgrounds for toddlers and older kids as well as individual kid-friendly projects to build. Lyndale Farmstead Park (3900 Bryant Ave), 10:00 – 11:30am, June 22, July 20, August 24. Contact Dave McEachron (davemceachron@gmail.com) for more info.

Library Circle Book Club: June 24
Next meeting Monday, June 24 at 6:30 PM. Our book is High Conflict by Amanda Ripley. We’ll be reading James by Percival Everett next.

Explore First Independence Bank: June 26
Learn how FIB is working to offer high quality financial services and to build the relationships necessary for their effective delivery to Minnesota's diverse people. Members of Grace are invited to use the financial services of FIB to strive for justice. Wednesday, June 26 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Grace - Memorial Room $10 donation requested for picnic supper. Sign-up required.

Photo: Bike to church this summer?

Photo: Grace Episcopal's new Director of Music, Adam Reinwald

Health Reminders
We remind you of all that we learned during the course of the COVID pandemic.
• Masks are very welcome, but not required. • You will be invited to come forward for Communion. • You may receive from the chalice if you choose. • We ask that all who are eligible be vaccinated. • Stay home and watch the service on our livestream anytime you are not feeling well, have any cold, flu, or COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID.

Haiti Partnership: Annual Report 2023
The Haiti Committee is pleased to share its Annual Report for 2023 which includes a review of various activities, financial support, a glimpse into current life in Haiti, and myriad photos. You can view the latest report here. Paper copies are available on the Haiti bulletin board at church.

Lift Every Voice – For Peace in the Holy Land
Join with others in our parish as we find our voices for peace in the Holy Land. In prayer. Each and every day, we’re praying that the killing in the Holy Land stop. In petition to those in authority. We’re raising our voices to elected officials: The killing in the Holy Land must stop. All the hostages must be released. Humanitarian aid must flow freely into Gaza. Use the power of your elected position to find solutions for peace. Click here for contact information for elected officials: phone, snail mail, text, Twitter, Facebook and email.

Elder Profiles: Tom Junnila
We continue our recently-launched practice of telling the stories of our parish members aged 75 or older. This week we feature the Elder Profile of Grace Episcopal member, Tom Junnila. You may also pick up a printed copy at the ushers’ tables, on Sunday.  And watch for more profiles of the elders of Sts. Luke & James in weeks to come.

Previous Elder Profiles:
Barb Buehl, Tony Morley, Char Carlson, Al Carlson, Bonnie Carleen, Maxine Richmond, Bobbie Kaufmann, Sara & David Sommer, Marie Radomsky, Jim & JoAnn Grilley, Sarah Sivright, Urve Daigle, Judy Diffley, Joe Ordos, Ruth Anne Olson, Joanna Reeves, Janis & Roger Martin, Fran Doring, Jinny Bouvette, John Wagner & Susan Newman, Jim & Barb Alexander, Cliff & Kathy Robinson, Katie Mytty, Sandy Puckett, Anne Widtfelt, Lenesa Leana, Tom Junnila

Building Use
Our church building is used for much more than just Sunday morning worship. Most of our lower level houses a child care that is open every weekday. We host several community groups too. Take a look at an example of a typical week's activities. (Note: the events in the sample are typical, but may change slightly each week. Be sure to contact our office whenever you plan to conduct any event at church!)

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Events Calendar

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Connect to Information

The Epistle
We publish a newsletter that will help you get to know us, our people, our passions, and our opportunities for engagement. Please take a look at one of our recent editions.

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Vestry Corner
If you would you like to make a report to the Vestry, you can use this form. If you’d like your report to be seen in our upcoming wardens and vestry meetings, your submission must be received by the first of the month.

Vestry Minutes
Our Vestry meets monthly to represent the parish in matters of worship, education, service, community life, and business. Meeting minutes are posted here AFTER they have been approved at the following month's meeting.

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Annual Meeting Reports
Here's an archive of our recent Annual Reports
2023 Written Reports and Agenda: [ PDF ]
2022 Written Reports and Agenda: [ PDF ]
2021 Written Reports and Agenda: [ PDF ]
2020 Written Reports and Agenda: [ PDF ]

Annual Meeting Video (2023 program year): [ YouTube ]

Donors Area

General Giving

Individual giving is by FAR the source of funds that our community has. We maintain our worship space and grounds, pay our staff, purchase our supplies, and support charitable work.

Highlight Projects

Occasionally we highlight one of our programs. Please consider giving to these great causes.

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Sunday Morning Worship
10AM

Taizé Prayer Service
7PM, first Friday of most months

Healing Prayer Service
7PM, second Tuesday of each month
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Grace Episcopal Church
4557 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone: 612-524-9180
Email: office@graceepiscopalmpls.org

Our parking lot is located on the NE corner of 46th & Bryant Ave.