Grace Episcopal Church
Friday, August 19, 2022
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
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Recovery Groups
are meeting in our
Undercroft Parish Hall.
for updated schedule
and information.

 St. Luke's/St. Paul's and
 St. John's Food Pantries
 in Bridgeport urgently
 need donations of
 groceries but cereal
 seems to go fast.
Please leave your food
 donation in the vestibule
 inside the red doors
 of the Main entrance.
We will deliver it for you!  
St. Pauly's
 Donation Shed
in the back parking lot.

February 27, 2022
Glow Highlights!
• Pray for peace as
Russia steps up its
advance on Ukraine
• Volunteers needed for
Food Pantry at
St. Luke, St. Paul's
and Greater Bridgeport
The Southwest Region Joy
• The Way of Love
Lenten Series
Wed. Evenings in
Lent, 7-8PM
Local: From
Trumbull Patch
• Lamont relaxes
mask mandate
in schools as
to plummet
Daily Voice
• Mask Mandate Lifted
in Trumbull Schools
• Prepping Lay
Preachers: Evening
Edition Monthly
Wednesdays 7pm
• Faithful Futures:
Formation for
• Hybridization &
God's Biodiversity
• Resources for
Black History Month
• Selected to benefit
in Stop N Shop
Floral Program
• Virtual Food Drive
• Virtual Hope and
Support Group
Mondays, 7-9 PM
• All Meetings Free
A word from the brothers
Society of
Saint John
the Evangelist 
Brother, Give Us A Word,
Saturday MARCH 5, 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm
Lauralton Hall, Milford
    • Life changing events
for adults and
• Thank you letter to
the community
for the clothing donations
 put in the shed
in the back parking lot
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5958 Main St.
Trumbull CT
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at the front of
the sacristy.
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Welcome to

Grace Church Trumbull 

5958 Main Street • Trumbull, CT 06611 •  203-268-2809
Office hours: By appointment.

Tenth and Eleventh Sundays after Pentecost 
August 14 and 21, 2022

Luke 12:49-56

"Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth?

No...but rather division!" 

Luke 13:10-17 

"Woman, you are set free from your ailment."

When he laid his hands on her,

immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.


 Under Construction. More to come.

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The Vestry has approved an update to the COVID protocols
in line with recent guidance issued from ECCT.
Effective immediately, wearing of masks is optional
for all vaccinated parishioners
If you are unvaccinated we ask that you continue to wear a mask.
We ask that all parishioners respect the choice
to wear or not wear masks.

When possible please continue to keep a respectful distance. 

For Communion, we will receive the host at the rail around the altar.

We will serve the wine in separate cups for each parishioner.

We look forward to worshiping with you.
Thank you for your continued support and the return of your pledges.
Pledges and donations are still being received.
Please pray about Grace Church and
how you might support with pledges or donations.



Dates to lock in and updates to read!
August 28 - Sunday
St. Peter's will be serving and worshiping
at Chapel on the Green.
Please save the date and look for more details to come!
Transition Update:
Meetings continue with each of the transition teams and representatives of the Diocese.
On June 15th we had a joint vestry meeting. The merged church will need to have a new name.
A google doc form has been emailed to parishioners and the link is also below, suggestion
boxes are available in the Narthex of each church. Parishioners can submit their suggestions
for the name with the reason why they chose the name. The joint vestry will select a short list
of 3 names that they like to be receive input on the best one. New By-Laws for the new church
are being worked on and a transition Vestry will be determined that will serve for two years after merger is official in November. Many other items are being worked on with the ongoing transition teams and vestries. If you would like to join a team, it is not too late! We welcome the participation. Please let a vestry member know how you would best like to participate. We appreciate everyone's input and assistance. The Standing Committee will be receiving updates from the Diocese representatives of the teams.
Selecting a New Parish Name
Bishop Laura told us at the March Joint Parish meeting that as part of the merging process,
one of the things we are tasked with is selecting a new parish name. Both vestries would like
to get your ideas. Please drop a note in the box at church and/or fill out the Google Form by July 1st. If you have any questions, please reach out to a vestry member! After we get ideas from all of you, the vestries will come together to choose a few choices that will then be presented to the parishes
for a vote.
COVID Precautions at St. Peter's
As we continue to navigate COVID, St. Peter's has made some adjustments to our current precautions. We've moved to a “mask optional” policy. We encourage you to be thoughtful and considerate of others, and continue to be mindful of all things that keep us safe - hand washing, monitoring your
own symptoms, and social distancing when possible. We'll continue to monitor COVID and will adjust as needed. Thank you for your understanding and caring for our St. Peter’s family!
Acolytes, Lay Ministers, Ushers, Altar Guild, & Counters Needed!
St. Peter's is looking for people to serve at worship services in the following ministries:

- Acolytes (Students, 6th grade and up)
- Lay Ministers of Communion
- Ushers
- Altar Guild
- Counters

If you have any interest in participating in any of these positions, please reach out to Jennifer Panoli at for more information.
Support us through your Amazon purchases here (online).
If you haven't already done so, sign up for Amazon Smile to support St. Peter's. The mobile app has recently been updated to allow for those purchases to support St. Peter's too! Every little bit helps!
The prayer and thanksgiving list will be "refreshed" monthly. Please add your desired prayers and thanksgivings to the notebook on the table in the back of the church and/or email
Volunteers Needed
for the Food Pantry at St. Luke and St. Paul's-Bridgeport and the Greater Bridgeport Ministry Network. The food pantry operates on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The hours are 9:30am to 12:00 noon. Currently distribution of pantry items is done in the church parking lot. Covid protocols are in place. If you can assist in packing the food bags for distribution, please contact the Reverend Diane Peterson at

Happening in Trumbull           ~ ~ ~ ~         Please contribute as you are able

on the First Friday of every month
Trinity Episcopal Church
1734 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull
All food donated goes to Local Food Pantries
in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Trumbull

Now Grace has Online Giving...
make donations safely and securely,
members can conveniently make online tithing
through our PayPal.