–The Vestry would like to thank all who were able to participate in our 2023 Pledge Drive and to give weekly your financial support for the ministries and maintenance of Grace Church! Thank you, and if you would still like to help support Grace Church, please continue to mail your weekly contributions, or go to our website, graceepiscopalpaducah.org and click on the “give” tab on the menu. Once there, click on the large green “give” at the top of the page to be directed to our online giving site hosted by Tithe.ly.  You can also download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone.  

–Cooking with Jason: Is canceled this Sunday, January 29th.  Jason has a respiratory virus and will be unable to teach.  The class should resume next Sunday, Feb. 5.  These cooking classes are short and helpful for people cooking for themselves or learning how to cook quickly for a family dinner. Attendance is limited to eight people for each of the five Sundays in January and February; you can also watch on Grace Episcopal Church’s Facebook Page. For more information check out Jason’s article from the January parish newsletter.

Sunday, Jan. 29:

–HE Rite I at 8 AM (in person) & HE Rite II at 10 AM (in person & virtually)

–8:45 AM J2A Youth Class / 10 AM Godly Play / 11:30 AM Youth Group

— Cooking Class Canceled, will return next week

Wednesday, Feb. 1:

–HE Rite II at 12 PM (in person & virtually)

–Adult Education Class at 5 PM / Choir Rehearsal at 6 PM / Godly Play at 6 PM

Thursday, Feb. 2:  Worship Committee at 4:30 PM 

Looking Ahead:

Feb. 5:  BP Screenings at 9 & 11 AM / Scout Sunday at 10 AM Service / “Cooking with Jason” at 11:30 AM

Feb. 12:  Parish Annual Meeting at 9 AM w/ Vergers’ Breakfast

Feb. 14:  Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting at 12:30 PM

Mark Your Calendars:

Feb. 21:  Personnel Committee Mtg. at 12 PM / Finance Mtg. at 5:30 PM / Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Reconciliation Service beginning at 6 PM

Feb. 22:  Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist w/ Imposition of Ashes at 12 PM & 6 PM

Feb. 23:  Vestry Meeting at 5:30 PM

–Dismantling Racism Workshop: The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky are offering Dismantling Racism workshops during 2022 and 2023. If you would like to attend an in-person workshop at St. John’s Church, Murray on January 28th.  You can register:

https://episcopalky.wufoo.com/forms/za3sxoj0uqw6p9/ For further information you can contact Rev. Charles at 270-443-1363 or Mrs. Angie Mills of St. John’s at 270-350-2833.

Women of the Congregation,

Sarah Holland and Kate Lambert are organizing a women’s event on Galentine’s Day on February 13th! If you can come, can you click the evite link below and let them know so they can further organize details like food and activities!

https://www.evite.com/event/01C5K7GL2ISJ34KY6EPNSLI2T5XJBY?gid=01C5K7GL2ISJ34KY6EPNSLI2UR77II&previous=my_events

The Warming Center is open: The Washington Street Baptist Church: Warming Center needs volunteers to help with two shifts 5:30-10:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.-7:00 a.m. When it is 40 degrees and below the Warming Center will be open. You can go to the United Way-Washington Street Baptist Church website to sign-up to volunteer for many needs that the Warming Center will need this Fall and Winter for it to operate smoothly. Here’s a direct link to the Washington Street Warming Center @ 739 Washington Street’s page on www.VolunteerPaducah.org:

https://tinyurl.com/wsbcwarmingctr Please consider volunteering as we enter these cold months.

Sunday Morning Hospitality: The church has been purchasing Red’s Donuts for our hospitality after the 10 a.m. service every Sunday since the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, this is not sustainable with our current budget. Fr. Charles needs help continuing our hospitality tradition each Sunday with a volunteer to host one Sunday each month with some type of snack for fellowship. A sign-up sheet will be on the hospitality table on Sunday morning for members to sign.