WEEKLY UPDATE 
The Day of Pentecost   5.20.1 8
 
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, Peter Zakrepine, Phyllis Richey, Ellie Hafstad, Russell Fernando, Rislyn Joseph, Ria Meade, Cindy O'Gorman, Suzanne, Phyllis, Dr. Nabil Sayegh,  Ann Shusterman, Dolores Lentz, Cathy Rae,  Jim Craig, Thomas Wolfe, Peter Foley, Joseph, Donna, Art, Karen Masur, Tish Herbert, Karen, Jodi, Caitlyn, Mary Riffle, Marianna Quinn Parsekian, Elaine MacPhee, Mary Serena Gwertzman, Susan , Baby Zoe, Dolores Puhl, The Reverend Art Rushlow, Geoff Torrens,  Vernon A Austin, Phil Bunton, Caroline, Judith Austin, Barbara, Sally Ann Mock, Max Lindberg & family,   Dan Valerio Sr, Kim Hewlett, Elizabeth Weber, The Rev. Dr. Fred Drobin, Homer Wanamaker, Kevin Hyland , Peggy Lehrecke, Lia Wanamaker, Ginger   
 
REST IN PEACE: Jane Remy, mother of parishioner Alison Crowther  
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Prophetic Witness in Society
Almighty God, whose prophets taught us righteousness in the care of your poor: By the guidance of your Holy Spirit, grant that we may do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in your sight; through Jesus Christ, our Judge and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 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.


KEEPING UP WITH THE CHURCH
Episcopal News Service
Episcopal New Yorker
Episcopal Cafe
Sojourners
Bishops United Against Gun Violence
Everytown Again Gun Violence
Reflection
   
"It is simply out of the question that God 'helps' the Germans or the French or the English. God does not even 'help' us Swiss. God helps justice and love. God helps the kingdom of heaven, and that exists across all national boundaries. The foolish mixing of patriotism, war enthusiasm, and Christian faith could one day lead to the bitterest disappointment. We will not join in drinking this intoxicating potion. We want to look steadfastly and unwaveringly to God, who loves everyone equally and who is above all the nations."    
 
- Karl Barth, 1914
 
This Week

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SATURDAY, May 19 
9:00 - 2:00pm Nursery School of the Nyacks Tag Sale (Playground/Memorial Hall)
StreetFest & BBQ CANCELLED 

SUNDAY, May 20   Senior Youth Group Tag Sale (10:00 - 3:00pm) 
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
10:10am Church School/Confirmation Class/Bible Study
11:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/choir)  
 
TUESDAY, May 22
7:00pm Boy Scouts (Memorial Hall)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
6:00pm Contemplative Prayer (Bradley Chapel)
7:00pm Rockland Camerata Rehearsal
 
THURSDAY, May 24
7:00am Grace's Kitchen (Team 7) (Memorial Hall)
12:00pm Brown Bag & A Bible (Patterson Hall)
7:30pm Choir (Choir Room)
 
FRIDAY, May 25
12:30pm Grasshopper Yoga (Patterson Hall)

SUNDAY, May 27
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
10:10am No Church School/Bible Study/Refreshments
11:00am Holy Eucharist & Baptism (Rite II w/choir)
 
MONDAY, MAY 28
Grace Church Office is closed for holiday
 
Events: This Weekend  

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at the Royal Wedding - Saturday, May 19

Viewing on Saturday morning will begin as early as 4:00am, and the wedding itself should be roughly between 7 and 8:00am.  Viewing will be available from many sources.

THE GRACE SPRING STREET FEST AND BBQ WAS CANCELLED
DUE TO THE PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER.
 
The Annual Tag Sale to support the youth group trip to the Dominican Republic will be on Sunday, May 20.   Donations will be accepted that morning, or contact Joe Paskowski to arrange and earlier
pickup/dropoff.
 

If you're interested in further supporting the 24 intrepid high school students who have signed up to participate, donations may be made directly to Grace Church (with CYSM Service Trip in the memo line).
 
ON VIEW THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN
It is with great excitement and with thanksgiving to the Garden Committee and Diane Churchill, Grace Church will be featuring the art work of a local sculptor Mark Attebery as part of our efforts to establish an ongoing Artist-In Residence program modeled after the program sponsored by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 

Since its founding in the 1970s, the Artist-in-Residence program there has woven living art and artists into the fabric of the Cathedral, providing time and space for artists to respond to the Cathedral as a powerful creative statement in stone, and opportunities for the public to access their work.   As such, we hope that such collaboration between local artists and Grace Church will enable us to develop an ongoing relationship with artists and bring mutual awareness to the beauty of their work and that of our sacred space.

Through the remainder of the month of May into June, Mark Attebery has temporarily installed two pieces in memorial Garden for your viewing pleasure. When Mark visited the garden he was moved by its beauty and tranquility and the artistry that went into its creation.  Indeed, there is a wonderful and symbiotic relationship between his work and the natural beauty of the garden.  We hope you will take time to view his work as well as spend a quiet moment(s) in that sacred space.
If you would like to learn more about Mark and his works, please visit the following link: http://www.markattebery.com/

 
NURSERY SCHOOL OF THE NYACKS TAG SALE - SATURDAY 9:00am - 2:00pm

 
Make sure to stop by the
Nursery School of the Nyacks' Annual tag sale
in the playground area from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
They'll have a great selection of toys and family gear at bargain prices to choose from!
And Beyond 
 
FINAL ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS
The last session of the adult confirmation class will take place from 10:00am to noon on Saturday, June 9.  Please be in touch with Fr. Owen if you have questions or are not able to attend.  Confirmation/Reception will be at the 10:00am service on Sunday, June 10.
MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE - THANK YOU!
A big "thank you" goes out to all parishioners and friends who donated plants to the sale, or came to buy plants, bouquets and garden ornaments, on Saturday, May 12 during the  annual Mother's Day Plant and Bouquet Sale, sponsored by the Memorial Garden and Columbarium Committee.  All of the proceeds of the sale will go for the upkeep of this Garden, and we raised $1,600! Please continue to enjoy this sacred space! "   Sondra Holt & Karin Baere, co-chairs

Save the Date and Watch for More 

Sunday, June 10 - Confirmation & Episcopal Visit with Bishop Andrew Dietsche (10:00am)
                             Services at 8 & 10:00am
                             Followed by parish-wide celebration

Sunday, June 17 - Sunday services shift to summer schedule (8 & 10:00am)

In Our Community
BE THE MATCH

The Rockland County Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society in conjunction with BE THE MATCH organization will hold a bone marrow registry drive for blood cancer patients on Saturday,  June 2 from 12-4:00pm in Memorial Hall.  If you are between the ages of  18-44,  please consider joining  the registry. Your simple cheek swab is used  to add your tissue type to the registry  in the search process for a patient needing a bone marrow transplant.

For additional information contact Stephanie Campbell at 
lsnmcampbell@optonline.net or go directly to  BeTheMatch.org.  



Parting Thought
 
     
To live in this world requires
that you leave your house every morning
and step into the wind
Every morning: with all your memories
on file and the future pinned to some wall
you will have to build and tear down and
build again. If you get there. If. If.

Into the wind: first you walk the dog whose
happy face belies the beast it is built on
Millennia behind you, that beast enters a cave
and decides whether or not to kill a child sleeping
by a fire. It does not kill the child
because it has been surprised by love
Both softened and sharpened by it, inexplicably
Inexplicably, to this day

And on this day, the wind relents
The morning star lifts itself into a changeable sky
and you, carrying extra weight, wearing
last year's clothes, start walking towards the train
Seeds that grew from ancient science digest in your stomach;
your bones begin to separate because science did not plan
this length of life; your heart slows down and you feel
the pressure of dragging a million, billion years
behind you. A million, billion lie ahead that you
will know nothing about

Thus, harnessed to time, facing the inevitable,
constructed by science and fed on inexplicable events
taking place somewhere in the middle of history,
your day goes by. Miles away, the ocean
murmurs to its own beloved creatures, a mountain
applies pressure to the weaving of a golden seam
And in your house, the dog wonders
if you will make it home again. And each day,
despite or because the performance of this feat
is both a mystery and a triumph,
you will. You do
   
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHUR CH
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