Family Sunday Lesson:

Starting July 2 at 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the second floor nursery (West Street end of the floor in the corner room), Diane Olin White and Mark Pruett-Barnett will teach lessons for adults and children of all ages using Godly Play Old Testament lessons. No preparation needed. Just come and be open to thinking about faith in a different light.

July 2: The Church Year

July 9: The Holy Family

July 16: Creation

July 23: The Flood and the Ark

July 30: The Great Family

August 6: The Exodus

August 13: The Ten Best Ways

August 20: The Ark and the Tent

August 27: The Ark and the Temple

Bible Study:

Bible study will continue through the summer at 1:30 p.m. Mondays in the Johns Room. Bring your favorite Bible and come and learn and discuss the upcoming Sunday lesson.

Lunch Bunch: July 12 Food Trucks on Rodney Square meet at church at 11:30 a.m.

July 26 Rat Pack Bistro walk from church at 11:30 a.m.

Shakespeare in the Summer:

Sign up in the lobby for the discussion group and a trip to see Henry V at the DE Shakespeare Festival right here in Wilmington at Rockwood. Details in this issue of Spires.

Volunteers needed:

One Village Alliance/Grace Church 4-week camp starting July 17 at Grace Church. Sign up in the lobby. Contact Merideth Hite-Estevez at for more information and details.

Emmanuel Dining Room: Sign up in the lobby. Cooking July 27 4:30 p.m.

Serving July 28 11 a.m.


Mark the dates:

Shakespeare & the Scriptures

July 2017

This summer, Delaware Shakespeare is presenting Henry V at Rockwood Park and a group from Grace will attend on Sunday evening, July 23rd, one of their Family Nights. Here is the schedule as posted on their website, -

Sunday Performances (Family Night!)

4:45 pm – Gates Open

5:20 pm – Shakespeare Orientation

5:35 pm – Comedy Pre-show

6:00 pm – Henry V

There is so much to do at the Summer Festival!

• Picnicking on the Grounds

Bring a picnic and dine during the Summer Festival pre-show entertainment. (Remember seating is general admission on your own blanket or lawn chair.) If you don’t have time to pack a picnic, a selection of sandwiches from Janssen’s Market will be available.

• Show Orientation

40 minutes prior to show time. Two actors from the production offer insight to the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience.

• Comedy Pre-Show

25 minutes prior to show time. Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by Henry V.

• Wandering Bards

Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s High School Internship Program rove through the crowd engaging smaller groups of audience members with sonnets and interactive Shakespeare-themed games.

• Children’s Activities

Only on Family Nights (Sundays). Bring your children early to enjoy various Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at our Children’s Activity Tent. Tent remains open during the performance!

The Thursday prior to this performance, July 20th, there will be a preparatory workshop open to all ages to be held at Grace from 6 - 7:30 PM. We’ll begin with that most Shakespearean of foods - pizza - and segue into activities that will feature: the story of the story, the history that is the basis for the story, the backstory that is the backdrop of the story, and how this all dovetails with the story found in the scriptures.

Sign up on the poster to be found in the lobby.