Grace/La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
This Week At Grace
Who do you say that I am?”  [Mark 8:27]
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.

We pray for the young people of Grace who are preparing for Confirmation on October 28 th :
Aaron Bradford, Maya Daughtry, James Heffner, Anna Kristina O’Hanlon, Nikolas O’Hanlon and Kaylee Owens.

Almighty God, we thank you that by the sealing of your Holy Spirit you have bound us to your service. Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism. Send them forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service you set before them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

La Gracia Fiesta will be held on this Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM.
Come for fun. good food, and dancing, to support fundraising for
Grace La Gracia operating budget and food program.

Our Family B-lingual service will be at 11:00 AM on Sunday
St. Nicholas Choir rehearsal at 10:15 AM
Potluck luncheon following the service:
Bring your favorite dish to share

Ministers of the Liturgy at 8 AM
Celebrant & Preacher   The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Lectors:    Stuart Madden, Mary Baker
Eucharistic Minister:  Brinda Bradley
Usher:  Stuart Madden
Ministers of the Liturgy at 11AM Bilingual Service
Celebrants    Rev. Dr. Judith Lee & the Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Preacher      The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Lectors          Ana Kristina O’Hanlan, Jordan Acevedo, Lila Arroyo, Daniel Corsanego   
Intercessors: Rohan Kumar, Daisy Calderon 
Eucharistic Ministers :  Ray Williams, Lila Arroyo
Acolytes:   Lauren Reid James Heffner, Joshua Murillo, Aaron Woodberry, Eric Woodberry, Rosario Murillo, Joshua Murillo  
Ushers:  Carmen Greenridge, James Henderson, Maria Lewis, Matthew Reid,
                 Jane Washington, Camille Worrell & Paz Torres, Henry Chalco
Eucharistic Visitors:   Eileen McClean, Ray Williams, Carolyn Rogers, Lisa Daley
Coffee Hour     Potluck luncheon
Nursery Care is available during the 11:00 AM service.
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday – September 16
8 AM Holy Eucharist
11AM   Holy Eucharist Bi Lingual Service
12 PM   Grace/La Gracia Pot Luck Coffee Hour
Tuesday - September 18
 8 AM    Executive Committee Meeting
12:05 PM    Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Wednesday - September 19
12:10 PM        DTM at Grace: Jonathan Henken, piper 
  7:30 PM        Bible Study- Library
Thursday – September 20
12:05 PM      Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
7:30 PM      Santa Eucaristía in the Church
Friday – September 21
10 AM to 12 PM   Urban League Voter Registration- Parish Hall 

What's New This Week

Rest in Peace
S tanley Larrier, brother of Carmen Greenidge, passed into eternal life
on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
We hold Carmen and all the family in prayer during the coming days and weeks.

Almighty God, our Father in heaven, before whom live all who die in the Lord: Receive our brother Stanley into the courts of your heavenly dwelling place. Let his heart and soul now ring out in joy to you, O Lord, the living God and the God of those who live. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen

Bible Study: Our Wednesday evening meetings will resume on September 19 [with no meeting on October 3rd].  In preparation for the Bishop's Visitation, our first 4 weeks (September 12-October 17 will begin with discussion of Scripture from the Rites of Baptism & Confirmation, and we will focus on different aspects of the Anglican tradition and the Episcopal Church. September 12 topic: The Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church: Polity and The Book of Common Prayer. The Gospel of Mark will be the focus of our weekly e- Bible Study beginning the week of September 17.

Next Sunday: Parish Forum after the 10 AM service in the Library: Priscilla Read will lead a discussion of current Israel-Palestine relations and actions that the Episcopal Church has taken to address the human rights violations in the region. A colleague from Jewish Voice for Peace join the discussion.

Sunday School Classes begin: September 23rd. Rite 3 and J2A will meet at 10 AM during the service. Registration will be held on Sunday after the 11 AM service.

World Café: September 30 after the 10 AM service: The Vestry will host small-group discussions of our ministries: Sunday School & Family Ministries; Stewardship, Welcoming, Advocacy, Worship, Music, Pastoral Care, Communication. This is an opportunity for you to share insights and ideas, and your discussion will serve as preparation for the Vestry interviews with Rector candidates.

First Saturdays at Grace: October 6th , 4:30-6 pm - Blessing of the Animals in our front yard. The community is invited to bring their pets for a blessing and a treat.
September Weekends at Grace
September 15   -  5PM - 10 PM La Gracia Fiesta – Grace Church Ballroom
September 16 - 8 AM Holy Eucharist in English
  • 11 AM Bi-lingual Family Service - Potluck lunch following the service
  •  Nursery Care is available during 11 AM service
  • 10:15 AM St. Nicholas Choir Rehearsal- Music Room
  • 12:30 PM Sunday School registration
September 23 - 10 AM - Sunday School, Rite 13 and J2A begin
  • 11:30 AM - Parish Forum: the Episcopal Church, General Convention &
                               Israeli-Palestine relations - Library
September 30 - 11:15 am World Café Parish Forum
                           Rite 13/J2A Students attend the World Café
GENERAL INFORMATION
  • To read the Vestry Highlights for August 28 click here 
  • To read June Vestry Minutes click here
  • The minutes of the June meeting are posted on the bulletin board next to the Parish Hall.
  • To read Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 Lessons click here
  • September Acolyte Rota  click here
  • September Lector Rota  click here
  • Our Fall 2018 Angelus is now available for everyone to read. click here
La Gracia Fiesta - September 15
Please see Fr. Adolfo or contact the Parish Office to purchase tickets to this gala evening of dancing, dinner, basket raffle, and joyful fellowship for all ages. Half the proceeds go to Grace Church operating budget, and half go to the La Gratia lunch program. Please talk with Father Adolfo to see how you can help.
September 16 is our Potluck Coffee Hour
 Please bring an item for our first coffee hour next week after 11AM service. In addition we are looking for volunteers to host coffee hours and as welcoming assistants from September 2018 to June 2019. The signup sheets are on the bulletin board near the parish hall or  click here to sign up. Thank you.
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Youth Ministries: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A Registration on September 16
Sunday School registration will be held on September 16; it can also be done online at www.gracechurchwhiteplains.org . Schedule change this year: Rite 13 and J2A will meet at 10 AM during the service, instead of after the service. We hope this will be more convenient for families. All classes will begin next Sunday September 23 at 10 am. To print a copy of 2018 - 2019 Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A Calendar click here
Parish Forum: Sunday 23 after the 10AM Service in the library
Priscilla Read will lead a discussion of current Israel-Palestine relations and actions that the Episcopal Church has taken to address the economic and social consequences of the conflict. A collegue from Jewish Voice for Peace will join the discussion.
DTM at Grace- Wednesday, September 19th
at 12:10 PM
Sounds of the Scottish Highlights Piper Jonathan Henken, will perform a program of ancient airs and dances of Scotland.
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S.A.G.E. - Wednesday October 3
Will kick off the beginning of the year with a PARTY! New members are welcome! We will meet on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the library. Hope to see you all there. Let’s catch up with each other after our summer break.  Blessings! Marie Barrow
Bishop's Visitation: Sunday, October 28
11AM Bi-lingual Service
Please see Mother Judith or Father Adolfo to discuss how to prepare for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception into the Episcopal Church (if you have been confirmed in the Lutheran or Roman Catholic traditions), and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. 
The Bishop’s Visitation is a very important milestone in the life of the church: Please plan to be present to welcome Bishop Dietsche, to celebrate with our Confirmands, and to give thanks for the grace that has brought us together.
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 click here.  
Community News
The 330th Anniversary of Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, New York . In celebration of this milestone we are hosting a series of events which will take place September 14, 15, & 23, 2018. Click here for more information.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
Hurricane Relief
Hurricane Florence is predicted to make landfall on the East Coast of the United States this week. All models point to significant damage from wind and flooding.
Episcopal Relief & Development is now supporting dioceses along the coast as they prepare to respond to the impending storm. 
Please continue to pray for all those impacted by hurricanes, for the first responders who will initiate any needed rescue phase, and for church communities as they reach out to their most vulnerable members and neighbors.
Contributions to the   Hurricane Relief Fund  will help Episcopal Relief & Development support Church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need.
A Journey to the Holy Land
On 1 2 Days: August 18 to August 29, 2019
Reservation Deadline:
This September 28, 2018
Fall Episcopal New Yorker Theme: “Giving”
We Invite Your Contributions!
I Want My Church to Grow: What is Congregational Development?
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m Check-in & breakfast opens at 8:00 a.m. Church of the Ascension 1 Kingsley Avenue, Staten Island
This special training event is for:
Laypeople and clergy who want to grow a vital church
Those who want to join God in doing a new thing
Leadership teams working on evangelism, church growth, spiritual development Click here
Letter from The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche
Para leer la carta del obispo en Español     Haga clic aquí
Episcopal Church Women Summer Newsletter now available. Please click here or on the image below to download it. For more on Episcopal Church Women, please visit the ECW page on the Diocesan website
E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org T: 914 949 2874 x10