Third Sunday After Pentecost

June 9, 2024

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  • Some Words From Our Treasurer, Donna Tate
  • Second Saturday Men's Prayer Breakfast
  • From The Brothers At SSJE - Missionary
  • Voting For Your Favorite Church/Pastor Closes At 5PM Today
  • Daughters Of The King Installation, Sunday, June 9 & Shower Ministry Support
  • Vacation Bible School June 8 & July 13
  • Screening of Philadelphia 11 Documentary at Saint Thomas The Apostle Episcopal Church Of Nassau Bay - June 12
  • Grace Fishing Trip - June 25
  • Episcopal Night At The Ballpark, July 31
  • Altar Flower Dedications - Happy Birthday Adam Arendell

Liturgy Of The Week

  • Holy Eucharist Rite II - Now Livestreaming Via YouTube
  • The Preaching Moment Podcast - Celebrating 100 Episodes Published!
  • Rector's Tuesday Bible Study On Break For Summer, Resumes September 18
  • Wednesday Noonday Prayer Around The World
  • Wednesday Evening Sanctuary Choir Practice On Break For Summer, Resumes in August
  • The Mobile Food Pantry - Thursday, June 6
  • Friday Get Clean Shower Ministry
  • Friday Morning Panera Bread Doughnation Bagging By Waymakers
  • 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.

An Update From Donna Tate

Dear Grace,

It is easy to see the many ways Grace supports the Alvin Community. Our weekly mobile food pantry and shower, special events like our Back-to-School Saturday in August, Community Thanksgiving, and donations to Kids Harbor at Christmas, just to name a few. And our community is constantly supporting these programs with financial gifts and grants, as well as volunteers who work alongside us.

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With each new dawn God calls us and equips us to be missionaries, in ways which only we, personally, can do. Our missionary field may be as focused as the neighbor next door, the clerk at the checkout counter, the person we encounter on the street. Yet we are missionaries, all of us. That is why we are still alive.


Br. Curtis Almquist, Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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Voting Closes at 5 PM Today

The Facts 2024

Readers Choice Awards

Click Here To Vote For Your Favorite Church / Pastor

Daughters of The King Installation

Sunday June 9

Our Dame Julian of Norwich Chapter of the Daughters of the King will be installing the 2024-2025 officers, President Johneta Turner, Secretary Rachel Vrubel, and Treasurer Phyllis Wall. At this time, we will wecome New Daughters of the King, Keli Jones, Jo Nell Parker, Harriet Sturgeon, and Jill Lewis.

Daughters of the King are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of their sisters. They are at different stages of their Christian journeys – some have just begun and some have been on this path for a long time. But no matter where they are on their sacred journeys, their primary goal is the same – to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others. For more information about the Dame Julian of Norwich Chapter of Daughters of the King at Grace, please contact Charli Merchant by email

The Daughters of The King have chosen to support our shower ministry in a big way buy purchasing some much needed items.

Thank you DOK!

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

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church of Nassau Bay

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.

Click Here To Watch The Trailer

Grace Fishing Trip - Tuesday, June 25

Four Hour Bay and Jetty Trip

Departs 8 AM

Galveston Party Boats, Inc.

Pier 19

Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 763-5423

Tickets $35 per person

We are seeking individuals to sponsor a youth/young person for $75 each. Sponsorship covers the ticket and if they catch fish and want it cut-up and snacks on the boat.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets
Click Here To Sponsor A Youth/Young Person

Save The Date

More to follow soon regarding Grace tickets.

Altar Flowers This Sunday Are Dedicated To Adam Arendell On The Occasion Of His Birthday, By Anna Arendell

The Altar Flower Dedications Book is located in the Narthex, for those of you who would like to make flower dedications. Once you sign up you can drop a check in the collection plate with "Altar Flowers" in the memo line, or in the blue mailbox to the left of the parish office entrance. The dedications will be $45.

The Altar Guild

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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 I, Led by Mother Suzanne
  • The service will also be live-streamed via YouTube - 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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Or you can find The Preaching Moment on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

Rector's Bible Study

Resumes After Labor Day

Mother Suzanne teaches an interactive and engaging class, walking through the Bible, chapter by chapter. All are welcome, regardless of your knowledge of the Bible.

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

On Break For Summer,

Resumes in August

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, June 13th

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!


No Mobile Food Pantry Week of July 4

Saturday, August 3, Back To School Event

Your Food Ministry Statistics

From Harriet Sturgeon

Weekly Update

The week of May 30, 2024, we distributed 13,317 pounds (almost one African elephant) of food to 277 families, including 76 homebound deliveries, totaling 737 people. We welcomed 14 new families. This was all made possible by the 65 volunteers (including drivers) who showed up to make it happen.

Monthly Update - May

For the entire month of May, we distributed 66,079 pounds of food to 1,349 families, including 332 homebound deliveries, totaling 3,681 people. We welcomed 69 new families. This was all made possible by the 353 volunteers (including drivers) who showed up to make it happen.


As of the end of May, in 2024, we have distributed 403,781 pounds of food (202 tons) from the Houston Food Bank to 6,039 families, with 320 new families coming to us for food. We have made a total of 1,446 deliveries. The total number of individuals served is 16,716. It required 1,307 volunteers to pull this off!

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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