Grace Episcopal Church
Friday, September 18, 2020
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
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GRACE IS
READY FOR
RECOVERY
MEETINGS
TO RESUME
Safe space for AA Groups
to meet is completed in
Undercroft Parish Hall!
The Hall has been cleaned
and allows ample space 
for social distancing
in meetings.
Each group
should go to 
 for information on
restarting their meeting.
 
 

 
GRACE IS THE
CEREAL AND MILK
CHURCH!
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
- especially now during
this difficult Pandemic.
Worship Service in Church
has been suspended but
the Church is still open.
Please bring a box
or more of cereal
and shelf stable milk
inside the red doors
to the Main entrance
and we will deliver
your donation. 
~~~~~~
 
St. Pauly
Donation Shed
at Grace
Temporarily
Closed
Please do not
 bring donations.
If St. Pauly resumes
operations,
we will advise.

 
E-NEWS 
 September 13, 2020
 
Highlights:
 
No Worship Service
in Church but
everyone is welcome
to join us at a virtual
service every Sunday
at 12:30pm.
Zoom info
to the right. 
 
Today's Bible
reading
Matthew 
18: 21-35
 
Celebrate the
Season of Creation 
September 1 - October 4
 
Episcopal churches
go beyond buildings
 
C.A.R.E.S.
Virtual Hope and
Support Group
 
Virtual Fundraiser
What the World
Needs Now...
brought to you by
The Council of Churches
of Greater Bridgeport
November 12
 
 
"LET US PLAY"
High School Football
Rally at Capitol
Wednesday 
 
Stink Bugs
are about to crawl
into our homes! 
 
Three New
West Nile Virus
Cases in Fairfield 
 
236th Annual
Convention
of the Episcopal
Church in CT
 
Bishops' Book
Discussion
NOW ONLINE
September 25 -
9:30-11:00am
 
Camp Washington
Home Edition
Camp Washington LINK
  
And so much more...
 
Read all 
about it!
 
click
 
here
 
 
 

 
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  Our doors
are always open.
 
 
Grace 
Church
Trumbull
  
5958 Main St.
Trumbull CT
06611
 
203-268-2809
 
Handicapped accessible
pews are located
at the front of
the sacristy.
 
Office hours:
are by appointment only
until further notice.
Leave a message and
we will return your call
203-268-2809
 
 
 
 

Financial Stewardship

The Ministry of Mindful Stewardship

 
Jesus taught more about the use of money than any other subject.  Many of us are working toward making our checkbooks be a reflections of our faith.  We ask questions like, 'Where does most of my financial energy go?'  'How does my work reflect my faith?'  'How do I use my finances to give back to God the many blessings I've been given?'
 
People who are active at Grace Church are asked to make a financial pledge toward the ministries of the parish each fall for the coming year.  We hope that people will strive toward pledging our standard "share," which is $50 per week.  Obviously, some people cannot swing that much, while others may be able to gratefully give 3, 5 or even more shares.  What does a really good pledge look like?  The standard idea of a tithe, or tenth, of your income given to support God's mission, whether through the church or another agency, is one way to gauge this question.  Now more than ever in our consumerist culture, we know that our relationship with money and material possessions makes a big impact on our faith.  A faithful pledge is one important way to work toward living into the counter-cultural way of Jesus.
 
If you have not made a pledge this year and would like to, you don't have to wait until this fall!  Contact Jonathan and ask for a pledge card.  Your new pledge, given for the remainder of this year, will be celebrated!
 
Our church takes our communal financial management very seriously and we strive to be mindful in our financial practices.  The Finance Team has a number of tasks - they oversee our church financial systems and support the treasurer, they assign a team to conduct our yearly stewardship campaign, they consider the wise investment and use of our small savings account, they insure that our yearly audit and parochial reports are filed, they organize special fundraising efforts and each fall they receive the priorities of the Vestry to translate them into a working budget.  If you 'speak money' and are comfortable working with and developing finances, we'd love your participation on the finance team.  Please contact our treasurer, Christine.