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28 January 2018
Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

9:15 am Family Service

11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Parish Choir

Coffee Hours after 8 and 9:15 am services are held in Guild Hall; after 11 am service, in the rear of church.

For detailed information about the parish calendar, ministries, and outreach please click the link below.
Reminder: Ordination of John Musco this
Saturday, January 27

The parish of Grace Church Brooklyn Heights is cordially invited to the Ordination to the Diaconate of John Musco THIS Saturday, January 27 , at 11 am , at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York. Join us as we celebrate this achievement of one of our own. John, a longtime member of Grace and former director of lay ministries, is currently a co-mentor of our Education for Ministry program. Several of us will be driving out on the 27th and if you would like to catch a ride, please contact Kate Rock.
The 2018 Annual Giving Campaign is winding up!
Please submit your pledge by January 31! Thank you to the many, many members of the Grace community who have already submitted a pledge for the coming year. If you have not, there is still time to stand up and be counted as a pledging member of our parish. This is especially important this year as we welcome a new Rector. You can pledge online through your Realm account, this form , or filling out and returning a pledge card.
WinterFair is coming: next Saturday, February 3
WINTERFAIR 2018 is coming! Join us on Saturday, February 3, from 10 am to 3 pm We are accepting donations of kids’ toys & clothes, women's and men’s clothing, household items and books. Bring your donations to the gym. And please, be kind to your Fair volunteers by sorting like items into separate bags and boxes and placing them in the assigned locations.  
Next Burning Books meeting Tuesday,
January 30
Burning Books meets next to discuss When Breath Becomes Air , by Paul Kalantithi, on Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 pm in the Choir Room. It is available on Amazon. Please join us!

The next two selections are:
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman, on February 27 and Evicted , by Matthew Desmond, on March 27.

North Room Chats continue Sunday, February 4
The Sunday Morning North Room Chats continue for those who have been looking for a little something "extra" from church on Sunday. 

Join us the first Sunday of each month at 10:15 am in the North Room where we'll discuss spirituality and Christianity in bite-sized chunks. No need to prepare in advance. Just be open to learning something new, sharing your own life experiences, and, most importantly, growing in the Christian faith. 

The next Chat will be Sunday, February 4 from 10:15 to 10:45 am in the North Room. Anne Silver and Jane Parkerton will lead a discussion on Sabbath (timely for those who need a rest after the WinterFair!). Save the date for the next chat to be led by Kathy Page on March 4. Join us!
Bishop Geralyn Wolf February 4
The Rt. Rev. Geralyn “Gerry” Wolf, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Long Island, will preside at 11 am on Sunday, February 4 . Bishop Wolf has done extensive work in urban ministry, especially with soup kitchens, thrift shops, and the homeless. Her book, Down and Out in Providence, was a result of spending thirty days as a homeless person. Please join us in welcoming Bishop Wolf on the 4th. 
Evensong
Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 pm
followed by Church Club of New York reception with
Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano

Parishioners of Grace are invited to the Church Club of New York 's annual Bishop's Forum featuring the Right Rev. Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island. Bishop Provenzano will be speaking on the latest news of the Diocese with a reception will follow. The evening begins with Evensong at 5:30 pm, followed by the forum at 6:15 and the reception at 7:30.

See here for more information, and to RSVP for free as a Grace parishioner (scroll to the bottom tier in "Tickets").

Requiem Mass for
The Reverend
Anne F.C. Richards
Saturday, February 10
A Requiem Eucharist for Anne Richards will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT on Saturday, February 10, at 11 am . For further information, please see the attached tribute from The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York.
Grace Church Docents Meetings coming up:
Sundays, February 11 and 25

The Grace Church docents are meeting Sunday, February 11 , and Sunday, February 25 , in the North Room from about 10 until 11 am, or after the 9:15 am Family Service until just before the 11 am service. Anyone interested in the program is also encouraged to attend. Questions? Feel free to contact Marianne Hurley.
20s/30s Brunch
Saturday, February 11
Will Reily invites members of the Grace community in their 20s and 30s (or those who remember those years fondly!) to a Mardi Gras-themed gathering on Sunday, February 11 , from 12:30 to 4 pm , in the intimate setting of his own apartment on Remsen Street. 
 
Will will serve Gumbo, and King Cake for dessert. Guests may contribute a salad or side dish of their liking and something to drink. If you’re giving up something (chocolate, maybe?) for Lent, bring that along for one last indulgence.
 
Please contact Will at for more information or to RSVP.
Tuesday Bible Study continues
The Tuesday morning Bible study group continues in the Choir Room at 10:30 am with the Rev. Craig Townsend, associate for faith formation at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, discussing Biblical Images.  This group has now met for the past twelve years, lead over the years. For a fascinating summary of the topics, see a list compiled by parishioner Ben Bankson!
Pastoral Care available
Please remember that a priest is available for hospital and home visits, and also to meet in the office for informal discussion of personal issues. Jim Hagen’s phone is 917-627-0771. Small cards are available on the table at the church entrance with email and phone information.
Pastoral News and Prayer Concerns
Parish Prayer Concerns: Wendy; Sally; Sybil; Jacob; Eric and Frances; Karl; and Martha
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