The Second Sunday After Epiphany - January 14, 2018
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, Shirley Federico, Dr. John Finn, Bill Weber, Ian, Jean, Ethan Mathews, Al and Carol Lalli, Peggy Lehrecke, Peter Zakrepine, Phyllis Richey, Susan Barraclough, Ellie Hafstead, Russell Fernando, Rislyn Joseph, Ria Meade, Cindy O'Gorman, Suzanne, Phyllis, Dr. Nabil Sayegh, Phyllis, Ann Shusterman, Dolores Lentz, Cathy Rae, Hubert Connelly, John Puhl, Jim Craig, Thomas Wolfe, Peter Foley, Joseph, Donna, Art, Karen Masur, Tish Herbert, Karen, Jodi, Caitlyn, Shirley Chalke, Mary Riffle, Marianna Quinn Parsekian, Elaine MacPhee, Mary Serena Gwertzman,
Allyison, Jessica Haile,
John G. Loftin, Susan
, Baby Zoe, Dolores Puhl, The Reverend Art Rushlow, Geoff Torrens
Readings [We are using Track 2 of the indicated readings.]
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Collect for the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish you purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may sever you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God, our Creator, we are held in your everlasting arms,
Jesus, our Savior, we are healed by your wounded hands,
Holy Spirit, be present as we reach out to one another in love.
We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability.
It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.
We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
FRIDAY, January 12- The Grace Church Office is closed on Fridays
5:00pm Pizza with a Purpose (Memorial Hall)
SATURDAY, January 13
8:00am Resolution Run registration begins
9:00am Resolution Run steps off from Jefferson Avenue
Refreshments following race in Memorial Hall
10:00am Midnight Run has been cancelled for this month
SUNDAY, January 14
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
Refreshments/Bible Study - There is no church school
11:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/choir)
MONDAY, January 15 -
Grace Church Office is Closed
2:00pm Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nyack
4-6:00pm Oral History Project recordings - Nursery School Area (for more, see below)
TUESDAY, January 16
7:00pm Boy Scouts
WEDNESDAY, January 17
6:00pm Cub Scouts (Memorial Hall)
6:00pm Healing & Wellness Service (Bradley Chapel)
THURSDAY, January 18
7-8:30am Grace's Kitchen (Team 10, Memorial Hall)
12:00pm Brown Bag & A Bible (Patterson Hall)
7:00pm Cub Scouts (Memorial Hall)
7:30pm Choir (Choir Room)
FRIDAY, January 19 - The Grace Church Office is closed on Fridays
SUNDAY, January 21
Senior Youth Group Fundraising Breakfast throughout the morning in Memorial Hall!
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
Church School/Confirmation Class/Confirmation Parents meeting
11:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/choir)
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
ONE SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10:00am - Meeting Follows
See below for nominating forms & info.
THIS GREAT FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS
THE NYACK HUNGER COALITION
WHICH IS MADE UP TEN LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESSING HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS IN THE NYACKS -- INCLUDING OUR OWN GRACE'S KITCHEN --
THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP OR MAKE A DONATION
Pizza with a Purpose is tonight - Friday, January 12
Midnight Run has been cancelled for January
The Nyack Record Shop Project, a joint effort by the Edward Hopper House,
local historical societies, churches, businesses, and community groups to collect oral histories documenting the African American experience in Nyack, launches on Monday with recordings at Grace Church immediately following the annual Interfaith service commemorating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (2pm) at Pilgrim Baptist Church (across the street from Grace at 80 N. Franklin)
NEWS FROM THE SENIOR YOUTH GROUP
The Senior Youth Group will be hosting its first fundraising breakfast of the New Year on Sunday, January 21. Stop in throughout the morning in Memorial Hall for a great hot breakfast and to support a good cause -- proceeds will help support this summer's mission trip to Nicaragua. Come Hungry!
are needed for the Senior Youth Group's upcoming trips (February 11 and March 17) with Midnight Run to New York City. If you've got items to donate, please contact
to make arrangements, and thank you!
2018 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - February 11
As the focus of the Annual meeting is on the entire parish-body and our life together, there will be
service on Sunday, February 11th at 10:00 am.
WHY WE MEET:
According to Canon Law of the Episcopal Church and the By-Laws of Grace Episcopal Church, the parish must hold an Annual Meeting to discuss the business of the church or state of the parish as well as to elect new persons to the Board of Vestry (see next segment). The Annual meeting provides the parish community a wonderful opportunity to gather in fellowship and talk and learn about the parish affairs, mission, vision, ministry, etc. It is also a time for members of the parish to ask questions; share their concerns, hopes, etc.; as such there will be a question and answer session on the agenda. Parishioners are encouraged to take this opportunity to ask questions about any of the topics discussed.
The meeting will consist of the Rector's address, a report from the Wardens, Treasurer, and other selected committees/ministries. These reports are designed to provide an informative overview of the previous year and should also touch on the future (i.e.
projects, ministries, challenges, etc.).
CHOOSING OUR LEADERSHIP, WHY YOU HELP APPOINT NEW MINISTERS (VOTE):
In accordance with Canon Law of the Episcopal Church and the By-Laws of Grace Episcopal Church, each year the parish is to choose members from within the congregation to serve on the Board of Vestry, which is the governing board of the church, charged with fiduciary and campus oversight, as well as supporting the Rector and mission of the parish.
A proposed slate of nominees is put forth by a nominating committee comprised of vestry members whose term is completed as well as elected lay leaders. Candidates can also be nominated from the floor. Nominations can be recommended via the committee until
* IF YOU ARE NOT A PLEDGING MEMBER OF THE PARISH AND DID NOT SUBMIT A PLEDGE CARD* YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ACCORDING TO CANON LAW
ANNUAL NOMINATIONS PROCESS UNDERWAY
The nominating committee is now receiving names of potential candidates for election to the following positions: three vestry persons, two delegates and two alternate delegates to the diocesan convention, and three persons to serve on the next nominating committee along with the retiring vestry persons. Nominating forms are available at the entry to the church.
Names will be received until January 14, 2018
, and elections take place at the annual meeting on February 11, 2018. If you have questions, please speak with Fr. Owen, Debbie McGuinness, or Pat Cose.
Listen Lord, A Prayer
O Lord, we come this morning
Knee-bowed and body-bent
Before Thy throne of grace.
O Lord--this morning--
Bow our hearts beneath our knees,
And our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning--
Like empty pitchers to a full fountain,
With no merits of our own.
O Lord--open up a window of heaven,
And lean out far over the battlements of glory,
And listen this morning.
Lord, have mercy on proud and dying sinners--
Sinners hanging over the mouth of hell,
Who seem to love their distance well.
Lord--ride by this morning--
Mount Your milk-white horse,
And ride-a this morning--
And in Your ride, ride by old hell,
Ride by the dingy gates of hell,
And stop poor sinners in their headlong plunge.
And now, O Lord, this man of God,
Who breaks the bread of life this morning--
Shadow him in the hollow of Thy hand,
And keep him out of the gunshot of the devil.
Take him, Lord--this morning--
Wash him with hyssop inside and out,
Hang him up and drain him dry of sin.
Pin his ear to the wisdom-post,
And make his words sledge hammers of truth--
Beating on the iron heart of sin.
Lord God, this morning--
Put his eye to the telescope of eternity,
And let him look upon the paper walls of time.
Lord, turpentine his imagination,
Put perpetual motion in his arms,
Fill him full of the dynamite of Thy power,
Anoint him all over with the oil of Thy salvation,
And set his tongue on fire.
And now, O Lord--
When I've done drunk my last cup of sorrow--
When I've been called everything but a child of God--
When I'm done traveling up the rough side of the mountain--
When I start down the steep and slippery steps of death--
When this old world begins to rock beneath my feet--
Lower me to my dusty grave in peace
To wait for that great gittin'-up morning--Amen.
MORE about James Weldon Johnson, author of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
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who has made a pledge for 2018
YOU MAKE GRACE HAPPEN
With your support we're well on the way
to making our goal for 2018....
But we're not there yet!
Thank you for being part of this place we call Grace
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