G&SP Vestry Meeting With Bishop Douglas
Parishioners Encouraged to Attend!
Tuesday February 16th
Bishop Douglas will be joining us for the February 16th Vestry Meeting, speaking about our parish life and racial justice initiatives throughout the diocese. Bishop Douglas has provided "homework" to read and contemplate prior to the meeting, which is based on the ECCT wide-ranging resolution calling the parishes of ECCT to acknowledge and dismantle systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-Black bias. The homework includes:
- the reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”,
- the reading of the original letter from the eight white clergy leaders to which Dr. King was responding (including the Rt. Rev. C. C. J. Carpenter, Episcopal Bishop of Alabama.)
- Questions for discussion
You may access the homework HERE
Zoom information will be emailed Tuesday morning.
Shrove Tuesday Zoom Social Hour
Pancakes Optional (Pandemic Style!)
6-7pm February 16th
Join G&SP folks for a Shrove Tuesday social hour, and feel free to bring pancakes--or whatever you might be having for dinner-to the gathering. Seems pandemics bring with them a "free pass" to eat in front of others!
This gathering is being held immediately before the Vestry Meeting, and there will be separate zoom links for each. The links will be emailed Tuesday morning.
Faith Study and Jesus' Kingship of Kinship
Through the book Manna and Mercy, the Faith Study Group has been discussing God's generous, loving plan for God's people. During the Jesus' Kingship of Kinship meetings, in conversation with local community leaders, we will think about how we can put God's plan into practice in the modern world. The schedule is below, details for each week, and zoom information forthcoming!
February 22nd -- Jesus' Kingship of Kinship.
Guest Speaker, Melissa Atterberry Jones, Director of The Village Community Center for Youth
February 23rd -- Faith Study
March 1st -- Jesus' Kingship of Kinship
Guest Speaker, Alden Woodcock, Director of Emerge CT (partner of Swords to Plowshares)
March 4th --Faith Study
March 15th -- Jesus' Kingship of Kinship
Guest Speaker, Rabbi Emeritus Herb Brockman, Congregation Mishkan Israel
March 23rd --Faith Study
A Podcast from the February 4th Edition of Snap Judgement
As a follow up to our conversation on policing at the Annual Meeting, the link below leads to a radio piece mentioned by Arnie Pritchard.
A hip hop artist from Oakland leaves his mic behind to join the police force and fight for justice from the inside.
We pray for our ministries at Arden House and Whitney Manor. We pray for our Friday night dinner ministry. We pray for the ministry of Christian Community Action in New Haven, and the families they serve. We pray for our own parish of Grace and St. Peter's.
We pray for those in need of healing:
Andy, Frank, Sharon, Dan, Glenn, Peter, Mary, Mac, Alice, Bernadette, Marge, Sandi, Micki, Matthew, Peter, Nancy, Judy, John, Chukky, Elsie, Joan, Annabelle, Charles, Fiona, Marion, Dan, Debbie, Ellen, Nicole, Cassie, Phillip, Anthony, Mary-Anne, Margaret, Gwennie, Christy, James, Pat L., Ed, Alicia, Sean, Diane, Debbie, Esther, Candice, and Verna. We hold in our hearts Annabelle Shaw, her family, and all those who mourn.
Joining the Episcopal Church of Connecticut in the cycle of prayer, we pray for: All Saint’s, East Harford; Christ & the Epiphany, East Haven; and St. John’s, East Windsor. We also pray for the Haitian ministry in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.