Radical welcome. Faithful worship. Compassionate service. 

13 May 2018
The Seventh Sunday of Easter

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

9:15 am Family Eucharist

11:00 am Holy Eucharist with Parish Choir

Please join us after each service for fellowship, coffee and refreshment in the Guild Hall.
For detailed information about  the parish calendar, ministries, and outreach, please click the link below.
Our Heartfelt Thanks!
Last Saturday night’s Spring Gala & Silent Auction was such a beautiful event — in more ways than one! Not only were our gym and Guild Hall transformed into sparkling party rooms, but the people who helped make it happen worked seamlessly and cheerfully as one cohesive team. Please join us in extending heartfelt thanks to all our Spring Gala & Silent Auction volunteers:

Alison Scott, Amanda Philip, Amber Woolworth, Amy Rowland, Barbara Lowe, Blake Foote, Bruce and Diane Gregory, Caroline Dyson, Carter Hamontree, Charlie Hopkins, Charlotte Thorp, Christian DeRuiter, Christy Maddox, Craig and Susan Hupper, Dale Swift, Debbie Buell, Dee Maxfield, Denise, Cameron and Charlotte Farrell, Dennis and Audrey Gephardt, Edward Trerise, Elizabeth Stong and Margaret Cassidy, Elliot and Zachary Sedgwick, Emily Horcher, Franklin Stone, Harriet DeCeuynck, Heather Goodchild, Helen Copeland, Isla Rose Batchelor, Jack Crutchfield, Jack Stallings and Janera Soerel, Jane Ordway, Jen Murdoch, Jennifer Yaggy, Jill Gilbert, John Colon, Judy Stanton, Kate Rock, Katherine Slingluff, Kim Lovejoy, Lynn Vardakis, Mallory Muse, Marilyn Grant, Mark Rose, Martha Dietz, Martha Foley, Mia Parker, Nick Spriggs and Steph Ballis, Pamela Kerns, Patrick Burns Jr., Priscilla Newbury, Randall Thomas, Rick Francis, Sarah Holbrook, Shahed Larson, Sheila O’Neil, Soossan Salmassi, Thomas Baldwin, Tom and Kate Hill, Vivian Harrison, Will Reily. 

Thanks also to our fabulous Sextons, Diomedes Luna, Felipe Guerra and their helpers, Jose Garcia and Jorge Luna.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Barbara Becker and Cordelia Batchelor
Co-Chairs

from left to right: Cordelia and Wayne Batchelor; The Rev. Dr. Allen and Allison Robinson
An Important Message from the Rector
Several pieces of donated jewelry went missing following the closing of the auction bidding period at the Spring Gala. We assume that whomever has taken these items misunderstood the checkout procedure and perhaps thinking they’d already won, took them with the intent of sending in payment. If that is the case, please kindly call the church office at 718-624-1850, ext. 10 and we would be more than happy to let you know how much is owed. However, if the items were taken purposefully then I would prayerfully ask that if you or someone whom you know who has these items in their possession, please consider returning these items back to the church—no questions asked and no further action taken! We would like to recover these items since they were given out of the kindness and generosity of parishioners and Friends of Grace who believe in the ministries of this church. Thank you! 

The Reverend Dr. Allen F. Robinson, Rector
Grace Church Brooklyn Heights
Flowers for the Women of Grace this Sunday
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and those who serve in the role. Carnation flowers will be available at the back of the church for any woman this Sunday, May 13 , who wishes to take one. The flowers are an expression of love and appreciation from your Grace Church Family.
Ready to explore your faith in a supportive group?
The Grace Education for Ministry group is now taking names for several openings in September. Participants commit to meet Wednesday evenings for 36 weeks each year to study, reflect and explore lay ministries in the world.

*Learn more about this international program with 80,000 participants since 1975 here .

*Come to an information session this Sunday, May 13 at 10:15 am in the North Room

*Group size is limited. Contact Kathy Page   (co-mentor) for a registration form.

*Speak with or contact current participants
Gender Equity Committee event with former Presiding Bishop: Saturday, June 16
The Gender Equity in Word and Deed Committee is delighted that The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will be Grace Church’s Second Annual Feminist Scholar-in-Residence at an all day event here at Grace, on Saturday June 16 . Bishop Schori was the first woman Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The title of the event is “Women Lead Change Toward Abundant Life For All,” please click here to enroll.

So far, in addition to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, our additional co-sponsors are Mercer School of Theology, All Saints Park Slope Church and St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church.

We are also seeking volunteers to help during the event. Contact Kathy Page or call Christian DeRuiter in the Parish Office at 718-624-1850, ext. 10, to sign up.
Thank you for hosting
Thank you, Ellen Lovejoy, for graciously hosting 11 am Coffee Hour this Sunday! Emily and Marilyn are grateful. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

We hope you also will consider this special ministry.

If you are interested in volunteering one Sunday, please contact Marilyn Grant or Emily Horcher .

Urgent parishioner appeal
Parishioner Stacie Gillian has asked Grace Church to spread an urgent appeal for a kidney donor for her father, Dr. Terry Gillian. Dr. Gillian’s blood type is O+ and to date, no family matches have been identified. 

If you know of anything that might be of assistance to Stacie, please contact her directly.
Pastoral News and Prayer Concerns
Parish Prayer Concerns: Wendy, Sally, Sybil, Jacob, Eric & Frances, Lesley, Bruni, Sandra, Grant, and Chris.
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