The Twenty-First Sunday of Pentecost   

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS 
Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, Shirley Federico, Karen 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, Joe Scalia, 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 Pat McSherry, Serena Gwertzman, Tom Pallister, Allyison, Mary Cochran    
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Please note:
If you would like add a name to the list,  please let us know.
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Readings  [We are using Track 2 of the indicated readings.] 
 
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Collect of the Day
 
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
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.

Reflection


"The first duty of love is to listen."
Paul Tillich
 
 
This Week
ARE YOU ON THE WORSHIP MINISTRY SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND?
CLICK HERE to find out.
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Haunted House, following the Nyack Halloween Parade
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
10:10am Church School/Refreshments/Bible Study
11:00am Holy Eucharist & Baptism (Rite II w/choir)
12:15am Program Council Meeting (Patterson Hall) 
2:00pm Annual Parish Hike (Weather permitting - see below)
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
7:00pm Boy Scouts (Memorial Hall)
 
WEDNESDAY, November 1
6:00pm Healing & Wellness Service (Bradley)
6:00pm Cub Scouts (Memorial Hall)
 
 THURSDAY, November 2
7:00am Grace's Kitchen (Team 9) (Memorial Hall)
12:00pm Brown Bag & A Bible (Patterson Hall)
7:00pm Cub Scouts (Memorial Hall)
7:30pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
5:00pm Pizza with a Purpose (Memorial Hall)
7-10:00pm   Junior Youth Group Nightwatch
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - All Saints Sunday
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:30am Holy Eucharist
10:15am - 1:00pm Newcomer/Welcome Brunch (Rectory)
10:10am Church School/Confirmation Class Refreshments/Bible Study
11:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/choir)
4:00pm Choral Evensong
6:30pm Senior Youth Group (Fenton)
 
 
THIS WEEKEND

ANNUAL PARISH HIKE-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Bring the whole family - even sociable canines - for our annual parish hike. We'll meet at 2:00pm at St. John's-in-the-Wilderness, enjoy an easy walk through the woods of Harriman Park, and return to the cozy barn for a potluck supper in front of the big stone fireplace! Plan to bring something to share for supper. Questions, call the office (845) 358-1297.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Unfortunately, the weather for Sunday is not looking promising.   
To avoid last minute confusion, a decision regarding whether the Parish Hike takes place will be made on Saturday.  If cancelled, a notice will go out and an announcement posted on the Grace Church website.  If you have questions, you may call Tom Perry at 845-267-8426. 
Coming Soon
NEXT WEEK - ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, November 5

 
ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL NAMES
The Church invites us to honor our relationships with the saints on All Saints Sunday, and we will do so at the 8:00 and 11:00am services on November 5.
 
If there are names you wish to offer up as an offering of praise and thanksgiving please use the envelopes you'll find at the church on Sunday, or call/email the church office (845-358-1297/ parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org ) and then mail a check if you so choose. You can also use this donation button on our home
page (gracechurchnyack.org) and indicate names in the comment section. Donations will go to the St. Benedict Fund in support of direct outreach.  
 
We need to receive names by Thursday, November 2 for reading at All Saints Sunday services.
 
You are also invited to bring pictures of your loved ones to church or to the office and they will be gathered in the church windows where they will be a visual reminder that we are surrounded by this great cloud of witnesses as we celebrate the Feast of All the Saints.
 
WELCOME BRUNCH  
Sunday, November 5 - 10:15am-1:00pm  
 
Are you relatively new to the Grace Church community? Perhaps you've been coming for awhile but are wondering how to become more involved, or have questions about who does what, or what goes on here beyond the Sunday services.   
 
On Sunday, November 5, the Welcome commission will host a brunch and coffee for those who wish to find out more about Grace and meet some of the parish leadership. The informal gathering will run from 10:15am to 1:00pm at the rectory (on the other side of the memorial garden) and you're welcome to stop by at anytime. We look forward to seeing you! It is helpful if you    let us know you plan to attend. 845-358-1297 or parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org
Announcements
Parting Thought
 
The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
feed him for three days
before asking him who he is,
where he's from,
where he's headed.
That way he'll have enough strength
enough to answer.
Or, by then you'll be
such good friends
you don't care.
 
Let's go back to that.
Rice? Pine Nuts?
Here, take the red brocade pillow.
My child will serve water
to your horse.
 
No, I was not busy when you came!
I was not preparing to be busy.
That's the armour everyone puts on
to pretend they have a purpose
in the world.
 
I refuse to be claimed.
Your plate is waiting.
We will snip fresh mint
into your tea.
 
 "Red Brocade" by Naomi Shihab Nye, from   
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