Grace Meal Ministry: Would you be willing to make a meal on occasion for a Grace family who is experiencing some sort of transition or crisis? If so, sign up in the Commons or email the Church Office and we will put you on the list! When there is a need we will send around an email and an online sign-up sheet. If you have questions, ask Rev. Jen or Sue Stick
Grace and Feeding America: Thank you to all who plan to serve this month! Come on the second Thursday of each month (April 14) at 4:00 to help in the kitchen and between 4:30 and 5:00 to help with outdoor set-up and the distribution of over 8,000 lbs. of food. Also, remember the ongoing need for laundry detergent (smaller size—70 oz.) and toilet paper! Bring these items at any time and deposit them in the labeled drawers in the Commons. There are also envelopes in the pews through which you can give a donation to help purchase these items. If you need food, come, if you can help out, come.
CROP Walk is Coming! People can walk on Saturday, April 23 or Sunday, April 24. More information and walker envelopes are available in the Commons. Thank you, Robbie S. for coordinating!
Prayer Booklet & Calendar for the Season of Easter: Our seasonal resource for families with kids (or anyone who would like one!) is available in the Commons. This season we have simple prayers and readings that come directly from The Book of Common Prayer. Easter is more than one special day, it’s a full liturgical season of fifty days (that ends on Pentecost Sunday which this year is Sunday, May 15th.) Easter invites us into the grace of the resurrected Christ and encouraging us to consider in deep and practical ways the meaning of this new life.
Come see Grace parishioners perform! More than a dozen Grace parishioners are among those singing in the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms April 22 and 23 in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope College, 7:30 p.m. Hope College choirs and the Holland Chorale join the Holland Symphony and soloists in the two performances. Tickets are available from the Symphony office (796-6780; hollandsymphony.org
St. Mary’s Guild: St. Mary’s will meet on Monday. April 11, for a tour of the new Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts on the campus of Hope College. The 64,000 square ft., $35 million music complex, on Columbia Ave. between 9th and 10th streets, opened last fall. We will leave from Grace Church parking lot at 7:15PM. Hostesses are Brenda Millett and Dianne Hoyt.
Outdoor Spring Cleaning at Grace! Please join your fellow parishioners on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30am until Noon, to help beautify the church properties. Please bring shovels, rakes, and clippers if you are able. This will be a major activity, as we are spreading 12 yards of bark! Bring your friends and family to help out. Coffee and donuts will be provided.