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Easter 2023 Message

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Easter Sunday & Flowering Of The Cross

March 31, 2024

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  • Easter Sunday Services Begin At 9 AM
  • Silent Auction Items Needed To Benefit Women's Center Of Brazoria County
  • Mission & Outreach At Grace
  • The Good Friday Offering
  • From The Brothers At SSJE - Follow
  • Holy Experiment - Friday Shower Ministry Is Underway
  • An Invitation To Holy Lent
  • Daughters Of The King To Meet April 7
  • Women's Easter Egg Stuffing - Saturday, March 30 New Time And Location
  • Faces Of Easter
  • Parish Spring Cleaning March 23rd WithThe Harbor - Check Out Some Results!
  • Camp Allen Abundant Living Retreat March 25-27
  • Vacation Bible School June 8 & July 13
  • Summer Camp With Mother Suzanne July 14-20

Liturgy Of The Week

  • Flowering of the Cross & Holy Eucharist Rite II With Holy Baptism
  • The Preaching Moment Podcast - Celebrating 100 Episodes Published!
  • A Holy Pause
  • Rector's Tuesday Bible Study
  • Wednesday Noonday Prayer Around The World
  • The Mobile Food Pantry - Thursday, April 4
  • Friday Get Clean Shower Ministry
  • On Generosity...

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If you know of a brother or sister with no computer or internet access - would you please print off this email and drop it off to that person? We don't have many, but there are some. Let's help all of our Grace Family stay connected.

This is a heads up that we will be having a Silent Auction again benefitting the Women's Center Of Brazoria County, in Memory of Vicki Ennis (Anna Arendell's mother), the center's Executive Director for 23 years and lifelong parishioner of Grace. The Silent Auction will take place during our annual Don's Fish Fry date to be determined. Last year's Silent Auction raised $4,270 for the Women's Center

Please consider contibuting items to the Silent Auction. Here are some Silent Auction Ideas:

  • Baked Goods - pies, cakes, cookies, etc.
  • Fishing rods (Adult or kid)
  • Toys and games
  • Jewelry, art, collectibles
  • Handmade items
  • Spa/Salon Gift Certificates
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Vacation Home Stays
  • Astros, Rockets, SabreCats, Texans, Cougars Game Tickets
  • Hardware Store Gift Cards
  • Themed Gift Baskets

Your donations can be dropped of at the Parish Office during regular office hours or in the Parish Hall during Sunday Coffee Hour.

Once a date is established, we will provide you with a Donation Request Letter you can give to potential donors.



Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you

all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us

to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick,

and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those

who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow

into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for

our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BCP - Prayers and Thanksgivings #35

Grace is committed to helping those in need, including vulnerable children, the unhoused, and those experiencing food insecurity. To learn how you can get involved, check our website or send us an email

Click Here To Read the Presiding Bishops Good Friday Offering Letter To Congregations


Jesus is calling us to follow him. To meet Jesus in the moment – to follow him through Good Friday and into Easter Sunday – means to be ready for the journey when he calls: to say yes to the One who has assessed the risk, climbed the route, knows the steps, and will guide us to the safety and glory of the mountaintop.


Br. Jim Woodrum, Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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Shower Ministry Began March 22

Grace has launched our latest Holy Experiment. Mr. Chad Harris' Lord of the Streets shower trailer will be coming to Grace every week from now on. We will be offering breakfast, showers and clean clothing to our unhoused neighbors.

Like our weekly Mobile Food Pantry, we expect this to be an ecumenical ministry with not only volunteers from Grace, but members from throughout our community, including Together For Alvin


  • Towels Towels Towels - Washcloths Washcloths Washcloths - Gently used are fine

  • New or gently used clothing – shirts, pants, shorts, belts, shoes, underwear, socks. 

  • Toiletries (preferably small or travel sized) – deodorant, hand lotion, chap stick, mouthwash, wet wipes, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, nail files.

  • Miscellaneous (new or used) – backpacks, shopping bags, small tents.

  • Trailer supplies – large size shampoo, conditioner, body wash or hand soap; tall kitchen trash bags, large black garbage bags, latex gloves for volunteers, Ply 1 RV toilet paper.

  • Financial donations to help purchase items are welcome; donations can be made by cash or check or online. Checks should be made to Grace with “shower ministry” in the memo.

Thank you for supporting Mission & Outreach at Grace!

The Order of the Daughters of the King will meet on Sunday, April 7, 1 pm, at Susie Credeur’s house. This is an important meeting, as we will discuss elections, among other things, so please make plans to attend. Mark those calendars!!!

All women in the parish are invited to the Parish Hall on Sat., 3/30 at 3:30 PM for brunch & egg stuffing, (for the Easter Egg hunt).

Every woman is invited to bring something sweet to share, and items to stuff in the Easter eggs - no eggs, Aubrey has plenty of eggs!

Late afternoon light supper & drinks will be provided

Easter Lily Dedications

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Easter Sunday Baptism

Jenna Kennedy Finegan will receive the Sacrament of Baptism!

Brunch & Egg Hunt

To Follow 9 AM Easter Sunday Service

Easter Sunday Brunch

Bring your favorite breakfast or brunch dish to share with your church family on Easter Sunday. We'll gather in the parish hall after the worship service. 

Don't know what to bring? Breakfast casseroles, fruit, pastries, are all welcome!

Mary Smith

Faces Of Easter

During the season of Lent, we heard a series of stories in Children's Chapel called the Faces of Easter. Each week, the kids heard a different part of Jesus' life on earth, from his birth all the way to his glorious resurrection. 

After the story concluded, the children were invited to look around the room and place items by the story materials that they think would help tell the story. 

These are my favorite stories to tell, because while my goal for our work with the kids is for others to see the fruits of our labor and not me, I get to see a glimpse of the connections they make, and the faith that is growing in their hearts, and it makes my heart smile. 

The photos above were updated weekly - check them out to see what they've added so far!


Mark your calendars, and share with friends! VBS (Very Big Saturdays) at the Park will happen at Resoft Park on June 8th and July 13th from 9am-noon! For ages 5-11. 

More info coming soon, so stay tuned!

Camp Allen Summer Camp

With Mother Suzanne

July 14 - 20

Mother Suzanne will be directing Junior High Camp at Camp Allen again this summer. She will be there Week 6 (July 14 - 20) at campsite 3 for junior high (7th and 8th grade boys and girls). Space is filling up fast. It really is a blessed time for kids and youth in the summer. There are some partial camp scholarships available.

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From 12th Century St. Alban's Psalter; Mary Magdalene announces the Risen Christ

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Easter Sunday's Schedule

  • During the Processional Hymn, after the acolytes and clergy, you are invited to the front to flower the cross
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II with Holy Baptism - Led by Mother Suzanne.
  • The service will also be live-streamed via Facebook Live - a musical prelude will begin at 8:50 a.m.
  • 3 ways to Give today: Text the word ¨Fund¨ to 844-943-0932 to give via text, download and use the Vanco Mobile* app from the Google or Apple App Store, or visit the link below. Alternatively, you can mail a check to the church office at 112 W. Lang, Alvin TX 77511
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Click Here To Give Online
Click Here To Submit Your Pledge For 2024
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Click Here To Listen To The Podcast
Or you can find The Preaching Moment on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
A Holy Pause
From Mother Suzanne:

This time together is between 2-5 minutes. A small touch-point throughout the week to remind Grace and others to whom you belong and that we are together walking the road of faith. 

As well, I think it's a good practice to pause during the day and "look up". 

Please join if you are able on Grace's Facebook or Instagram particular time... The Holy Pause is also uploaded to Tik Tok.

If you subscribe/like/follow our Instagram and Facebook you'll receive a notification when we go live.
"Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

"Devotions" by Mary Oliver

Noonday Prayer Around the World

This Wednesday, let's pause together as we join our prayers with brothers and sisters around the world via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Beginning at 11:55 you can log in to Zoom here (passcode 032547) to join us as an active participant in the prayers. Or if you prefer, just follow along via Facebook Live beginning promptly at 12:00 PM this coming Wednesday, Book of Common Prayer beginning on page 103, which you can download ahead of time here. 

Sanctuary Choir Practice

Wednesdays, 7 PM

The Grace Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 pm and sings each Sunday at the 9:00 am Sunday Worship Service and on some Holy Days (the choir meets 30 minutes before each of these services).

This group is open. Contact our Organist and Music Director, Paul Humphrey to meet and learn more about our choir -

Church in the Streets

Mobile Food Pantry

Thursday, April 4th

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Thursday Mobile Food Pantry story

Please consider volunteering, even if just for an hour - we could use your help. We begin setting up at 7:00 am and distribution ends at 12 Noon. Clean-up follows that. We especially need volunteers for deliveries to the homebound and to help with tear down and clean up starting at around 11:30.

Thursday Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

If its Thursday, we have a Mobile Food pantry, come rain or shine!


Saturday, August 3, Back To School Event

Your Food Ministry Statistics

From Harriet Sturgeon

Weekly Update

The week of March 23, 2024, we distributed 10,458 pounds (5 tons) of food to 237 families, including 79 homebound deliveries, totaling 607 people. We welcomed 17 new families. This was all made possible by the 78 volunteers (including drivers) who showed up to make it happen.

Thank you Harriet Sturgeon for being our statistician!

Sunday Card Ministry
Have you noticed the cards on the table as you enter the church on Sunday? Well, one of our parishioners sets these cards out for us to sign and send a greeting to someone we may not have seen in a while, or someone who is ill.

Please take a minute as you come in, or before you leave to sign the cards and maybe write a brief note.
1st Sunday

Did you know that the loose plate offering on the first Sunday of each month goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund? This fund is used, at the Rector’s discretion, to assist the poor and indigent and to further the ministries of the church, not covered in the church budget. One of the main uses of this fund, at Grace, is to fund our Blessing Box and Blessing Refrigerator.
Birthdays & Anniversaries

You are invited to make a financial offering in honor of your birthday or anniversary. These offerings go to the Herrington fund, which provides scholarships to church conferences and camps for members of our church.  Your offering may be placed in this little basket beside the piano as you approach the Chancel steps.

Kroger Community Rewards

You can help support Grace by simply linking your Kroger Rewards Customer number to Grace. You only need to sign up once and you will earn rewards for the church with every shopping trip! You can enroll at any time, so please try to get your family and friends to sign up as well! Every time you make a Kroger purchase, Kroger will make a donation to Grace. (And you still receive your reward points)

Match Your Gift

Matching your gift is a great way to make a bigger impact. Many companies match cash gifts from employees to qualified non-profits. Some even match gifts from retirees or spouses. To find out if your company will match gifts to Grace, visit your Human Resources Department. The Parish Office can provide you with a copy of our IRS Letter of Determination and W9 should you need it.

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