Grace/La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
This Week At Grace
To you I lift up my eyes, to you enthroned in the heavens. [Psalm 123.1]
Prayer in the Time of Transition:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant & Preacher   The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Assisting Priest             The Rev. Adolfo Moronta 
Organist                          Peter Roberts
Lectors                           Linda Heusser, Jane Washington  Intercessor: Monica Scantlebury
Eucharistic Ministers    Lauren Reid, Jean Chambers                                            
Acolytes                         Anna Kristina O’Hanlon, Vika O’Hanlon, Gabrielle Parkinson
Ushers                            Ginger Grant, Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Paxton Louis,
                      Olivet Williams
Eucharistic Visitors:   Judith Hutton, Cecilia Peagler
All children are welcome in worship. Our nursery care will resume on September 9. 
Summer Sunday Service Schedule:   July 1 through September 2 9 AM & 12:30 PM
The Parish Office closes at Noon on Fridays during July and August
Mother Judith will be on vacation July 9 -20
Fr. Adolfo will be available for pastoral emergencies
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Tuesday July 10
                                 Noon           Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Thursday – July 12
                                  12:05 PM      Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
                                 7:30 PM      Santa Eucaristía in the Chapel
Saturday – July 14
           La Gracia bus trip to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Salem Massachusetts
What's New This Week
Bible Study: The Song of Songs #2. For the 8 weeks of the summer, we will read the Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon): A collection of poems celebrating the beauty of creation and the ever-renewing and unending power of love, human and divine. We will send an e-meditation every week, and hard copies will be available and posted on our website: www.gracechurchwhiteplains.org or to read Introduction and Song #1
Help J2A help the students of Barbuda
Our J2A group is collecting school supplies for students on the island of Barbuda, which is still recovering from last year’s hurricanes.
Please deposit school supplies in the box located at the back of the church. If you need supply ideas, please see the lists on the Sunday School bulletin board in the parish hall, but know that all supplies are welcome and needed! Thanks in advance for helping our group support the youth of Barbuda.
Thank You for BBQ
Grace Church parishioners hosted a very successful Grace Kitchen BBQ this past 4th of July, feeding 60 people from the local community. Special thanks go to all of our volunteers:
Irene Alves, Lawrence Boyd, Aaron Bradford, Malik Bradford, Joe Gallo, Michael Heffner, Linda Heusser, Clyde Hicks, Carole Lashley, Judith Lee, Marcia Lewis, Sebastian Lopes, Trisha McClellan, Fr. Adolfo Moronta, George O'Hanlon, Nikolas O'Hanlon, Cecelia Peagler, Lauren Reid, Carolyn Rogers, Barbara Santos, Erica Santos, Al Sargent, Cynthia Sherritt, Walter Simon, Heather Southwick, Karen Southwick, Shirley Spencer, Katy Trolin, and Jean Wilson. While it may seem distant now, Grace Church parishioners will again be hosting the Labor Day Grace Kitchen BBQ on So please mark it on your calendar to volunteer now!  
Upcoming Events at Grace
September 3 - Grace's Kitchen Labor Day BBQ
September 7-8 - Parish Retreat: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
September 9 - Backpack blessings
September 30 - World Cafe: Mark your calendars and watch for more news. 
General Information
Please adjust your calendars to reflect the cancellation of the “Homecoming Picnic.” 
The Vestry, upon review, reached this decision due to a full event calendar this September.
The Minutes of the May meeting are posted on the bulletin board next to the Parish Hall.
  • To read Sunday, July 15, 2018 Lessons click here
  • Our Summer 2018 Angelus is now available for everyone to read. click here
Report from the Search Committee
The Search Committee has completed its period of “receiving names”, and now is moving to evaluating and interviewing candidates. This may take some time depending on Diocesan review and candidate availability, and it will be followed by site visits where applicable. The Committee will not be able to comment during this process, which we expect to conclude with the recommendation of three candidates to the Vestry. We ask your prayers for success. 

The Parish Profile is posted on our website. To read it click here.  
We’re updating our Directory
  In preparation for our new Rector, we are updating the contact information that we have record. If you have moved or changed your phone number or email since 2016, please contact the Parish Office. A volunteer may be calling you to verify our records. Thank you for your help!
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
Bishop Dietsche Letter on Policy of Separating Families

Carta del Obispo Dietsche sobre la política de separación de las familias
Para leer en español, clic aquí
General Convention of The Episcopal Church: The triennial meeting is being held in Austen, Texas, July 5-14. It is an important event in the life of our church, when lay and clergy delegates from all the dioceses of the Episcopal church worship together and vote on resolutions pertaining to our liturgy, our polity, and our shared practices. Links to streaming worship and legislative updates are available on our website ( www.gracechurchwhiteplains.org ) and at our diocesan website (dioceseny.org)
Harriet Tubman home
Lamentations Pilgrimage Upstate New York
Monday-Thursday
23-26 July 2018
Join us on a four -day pilgrimage as we visit historic sites to broaden our knowledge and understanding of African American history in New York State .
Diocesan Summer
Youth Conference:
"Love Thy Neighbor"
Sunday-Saturday, August 19-25
Incarnation Center
Ivoryton, Connecticut

Summer Youth Conference is a week-long event for the young people of the diocese. It is a combination of many things; part retreat, part camp, and part convention. It is a chance for the youth of the diocese to escape the pressures of the outside world, to meet people their own age, discuss topics relevant to their lives, define their own personal spirituality, and have fun - all at the same time!
 
The Summer Youth Conference is open to all people finishing grade 6-12 who would like to experience a week of spiritual growth and Christian fellowship. 
Questions?
Christy Miller
845-778-8663
  For more information and to sign up
Quick Links
E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org T:914 949 2874 x10