Radical welcome. Faithful worship. Compassionate service. 
9 November 2017 
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

9:15 am Family Eucharist

11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Parish Choir

This Sunday , Coffee Hours will be held in the Gym after 8 am and 9:15 am services; in the Guild Hall after the 11 am service.

For detailed information about the parish calendar, ministries, and outreach please click the link below.
REMINDER: Memorial Service for
Patrick Burns, Sr., November 11
A memorial service will be held here at Grace for Patrick Burns, Sr. THIS Saturday, November 11 , beginning 10:30 am in the sanctuary, with a reception to follow in Guild Hall.
United Thank Offering Ingathering & Special Offering

As part of Bishop Provenzano’s diocesan-wide fundraiser to support United Thank Offering (UTO) at the upcoming Diocesan Convention on November 10 and 11, we have the opportunity to contribute to UTO’s disaster relief work for those victimized by recent natural disasters. UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering , we give together and connect with our brothers and sisters by supporting ministries and missions throughout the Episcopal Church and in Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. 

Contributions made by check should be payable to: "The Diocese of Long Island – UTO" and can be dropped in the Sunday collection or mailed to the Parish Office (254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Your support is much appreciated for this important ministry. 
Annual Giving Receptions
Please join Stewardship Co-Chairs David Krych and Jim Williamson in an evening of relaxed conversation about our Church, including our budget and needs. We'll throw a log on the fire, enjoy hearty appetizers and satisfying drinks, and chat as a community of Grace. 
 
The next Receptions will be held on: 
 
Tuesday, November 14, 6 pm  (North Room)
Thursday, November 16, 7 pm  (9 Willow Place, around the corner from Joralemon Street).
 
The evening of the 14th is focused on introducing children to the concept of charity and giving. We'll have special activities and kid-friendly eats.  

Please choose the date and time that works best for you and join us!

And remember, children are welcome on any of these dates.

For further information, please contact David or Jim . And please RSVP to Christian in the parish office or call (718) 624-1850, x10.
Change of Location for Annual Giving Reception, November 16

The Annual Giving Reception on November 16 is being moved to the home of Vivian Toan at 9 Willow Place, beginning 7 pm . All are welcome -- Please join us!

(Grace Church is such a busy place! The parish house will be full to the brim on the 16th, with more than a hundred parents meeting to talk about the Grace School curriculum, choir rehearsal, our shelter guests in the gym, and a meeting of one of our recovery groups).   

 Grace Church Christmas Pageant
It's time! This year's pageant is coming up - Sunday, December 17 at the 11 am service . Everyone (not just Pageant Parents!) should click here to find out more and how to get involved.

Most roles are open, so please discuss with your kids (ages 3 to 14) who they'd like to portray. Clear your calendars for three Saturday morning rehearsals on Saturdays, December 2, December 9, and December 16 . All rehearsals will begin promptly at 9 am and end by 11 am.

Brianna McCarty will be taking sign-ups and answering questions during Coffee Hour between the 9:15 and 11 am services THIS Sunday, November 12, as well as online . Contact her here with any questions.

Don't miss this opportunity to share in a very special tradition here at Grace!
Wise Aging Forum continues

The next three sessions of our Wise Aging Forum will be held on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 pm, on November 16 (North Room), November 30 (Choir Room), and December 7 (North Room). 

We are going to read and discuss Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit , by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. The book is available on Amazon

Grace Bereavement Group returns
Sunday, December 3 , 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Colonial Room. Any who have suffered a loss (recent or not) are most welcome to come.

Rector Search — Live Interviews Now Under Way
Search Committee pictured above: 
Front row, left to right : Sarah Davies, Marilyn Grant, Vivian Harrison, Barbara Becker, Anne Silver, Brianna McCarty.  Back row, left to right : Thomas Baldwin, Craig Whitney, Michael Rycheck, Chris Larson.

Having completed our telephone interviews in September, the Search Committee is scheduling live interviews with each of the selected candidates. These in-person meetings will take place here at Grace, throughout October and November. Following all those interviews, the Committee will provide Bishop Provenzano, and then the Wardens and Vestry, the names of three final candidates for the Wardens and Vestry to interview. 

The Committee is grateful for the prayers and support of the clergy, the Wardens, the Vestry and the entire parish throughout this important process of transition.

You can view our Parish Profile   here .  

For further information, please contact the Search Co-Chairs,   Vivian Harrison   and   Barbara Becker
Pastoral News and Prayer Concerns
Parish Prayer Concerns: Wendy Hooker; Sally Forbes; Sybil Payne; Jacob Connor; Eric and Frances Harrison; Karl Steinbrenner.
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