Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 12, 2024

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  • Grace Featured In Bishop Doyle's Weekly Newsletter - Out Of The Ordinary
  • From The Brothers At SSJE - Pruning
  • Remember You Never Know What Will Show Up On Fridays Around Here?
  • Be Sure To Vote For Your Favorite Church / Pastor
  • Thy Kingdom Come May 9 -19
  • Together For Alvin - Worship In The Park, Friday, May 10
  • Troop 400 Mama Mia Spaghetti Bisto Saturday, May 11
  • Pentecost Sunday - Holy Baptism, Liturgy of Belonging, Picnic, And More - May 19
  • Don's Fish Fry and Silent Auction Benefitting The Women's Center of Brazoria County - May 25
  • Vacation Bible School June 8 & July 13
  • Screening of Philadelphia 11 Documentary at Saint Thomas The Apostle Episcopal Church Of Nassau Bay - June 12
  • Episcopal Night At The Ballpark, July 31

Liturgy Of The Week

  • Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 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, May 16
  • 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.


Like a garden, your life might be full of plants growing all over the place. Some of these you want to keep; others have to go. They may be good in themselves, or were good in the past, but are no longer good for you. Name them. Then, with clippers in hand, ask for the courage to prune, ruthlessly, that you may bear much fruit, to God’s glory.


Br. Geoffrey Tristram, Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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You Never Know What Will

Show Up Here On Fridays!

Take a look at your new Grace Box truck! We are right in the middle of our weekly Shower Trailer ministry, when suddenly Dave and Amy Thompson, formerly of the Alvin DAV thrift store, showed up and asked if we would like their box truck.

Well, we are Grace, so you know the answer was "Yes!"

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May 9th - 19th

Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since it began in May 2016, God has grown TKC from a dream of possibility into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% of countries worldwide, across 85 different denominations and traditions- so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Every person, household and church are encouraged to pray during the 11 days in their own way.

It is our hope & prayer, that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and His love for the world, will hear it for themselves and respond and follow Him.

Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 people who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part & join in.

“In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities." Archbishop Justin Welby

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We will be celebrating High School graduations and Verger Installation.

The church will be supplying a meat for the picnic. Please bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share that day.

Pentecost Sunday is also the next opportunity for Holy Baptism. On this day we will also be offering Baptism to children and adults. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15). The Day of Pentecost is identified by the BCP as one of the feasts that is “especially appropriate” for baptism (p. 312). The liturgical color for the feast is red. Our traditional Liturgy of Belonging will also take place during the service. If you have not signed the book for belonging to Grace, now is your chance during the Liturgy of Belonging Service.

We are haveing 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. 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.

Pro-tip: Print out Donation Solicitation letters and keep them in your car, when you go out to eat, hand them to a restaurant manager.

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Click Here To Sign Up For Cornhole Tournament

What does nature have to say about God's beloved family? Join us at Resoft Park on June 8th and July 13th from 9am-noon to find out, through stories and other activities, how we can become active participants in God's creation!  

**Registration is now live! Click here to sign up your kiddo. If you are registering multiple children, please fill out one form per child:

Philadelphia Eleven Film

Wednesday, June 12

2 - 4 PM

On July 29, 1974, 11 women deacons were ordained to the priesthood at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia. This prophetic act sent shockwaves through the Church and led to the 1976 General Convention approving the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate.


Now a documentary has been completed about the historic event and how it affected the 11 women and changed the church, both for ordained women and lay women.

On Wednesday, June 12 from 2 - 4 PM we are invited to Saint Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church of Nassau Bay for a screening of this documentary.

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Save The Date

More to follow soon regarding Grace tickets.

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Please help us conserve resources by downloading to your mobile device or printing ahead of time and bringing it along with you to church
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II 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 Submit Your Pledge For 2024
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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

The Rector's Bible Study

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, May 16th

Click on the arrow above to watch our

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 May 2, 2024, we distributed 9,816 pounds (almost 5 tons) of food to 274 families, including 70 homebound deliveries, totaling 749 people. We welcomed 15 new families. This was all made possible by the 67 volunteers (including drivers) who showed up to make it happen.

Thank you Harriet Sturgeon for being our statistician!

Volunteers Needed From 9 AM - 1 PM

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.



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

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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