TRINITY SUNDAY  - June 11, 2017 

Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, Shirley Federico, Karen Federico, Miranda Pinckert, Clinton Taplin, Betty Mettler, Dr. John Finn, Anita Sevier-Berg, Jean,  Bill Weber, Sylvia Manley, Hubert Connoly, Steve Fanning, Peter Foley,  Ian,  Jean, Constance Thompson, Ethan Mathews, Thomas Humeston, Sadie Graham, Al and Carol Lalli, Dr. John Finn, Audrey Graves, Kathy, Elaine MacPhee, Marianna Quinn Parsekian, Bill Honeger, Peggy Lehrecke, John Loftin, Sr., Peter Zakrepine, Chris Drysdale,  Patrick, Phyllis Richey, Susan, Gerry & Jim Finlan, Mike, Carissa Borton, Mark Neagli, Cathy Rae, Eli Rubenstein, Tim, Erin, Clifford Joseph, Jr, Rachael, Susan Barraclough, Thomas Schnalzer, Audrey Washington, Paul, Catherine, John Puhl, Dr. Frederick Teyan, John Palma, Juliet Stiebeck, Tom Palista, Margaret Higgins, Bill Rose, Michael McCormick, Ellie Hafstead, Russell Fernando, Joyce McCormick, Carole Post,  John Palma, Jack Baldwin, Susan Kaufman, Charlotte Stokes, Richard P. Griffith, William Ray, Allyson Kalb, Rislyn Joseph, Judy D'Errico, Ria Meade, Maurice Buckley, Suzanne, Michael McCormick, Cindy O'Gorman ,
Jeff Zaniker, Dr. Gary J. Richmond, Ella Rose, Luciele Veziano, Phyllis, Margie Winslow, John Quigley, Jim Gilbert, Susan, Dr. Nabil Sayegh,  Joe Scalia  
Please note: Names will generally remain on the prayer list for one month. If you would like to add or return a name to the list, please be in touch with the office.
Readings  [We are using Track 2 of the indicated readings.] 
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Collect of the Day
O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
Collect for Social Justice
A lmighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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.

"If it's not about love, it's not about God. Period. Exclamation point."
The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. 
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Week
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10:00am Midnight Run (Memorial Hall) 
SUNDAY, June 11 - Trinity Sunday - Rockland Pride Weekend 
8:00am/9:30am (baptism)/11:00am - Holy Eucharist
Last Day of Church School & Church School Picnic
Last Day
of Choir
Bible Study (Church School Classroom)
12:30 - 3:30pm - Rockland Pride Sunday (Main Street, Nyack)

TUESDAY, June 13 
10:00am Holy Hope Bereavement Group (Patterson)
WEDNESDAY, June 14  
6:00pm Contemplative Prayer Group (Bradley Chapel) 
THURSDAY, June 15  
7:00am Grace's Kitchen - Team 9 (Memorial Hall)
12:00pm Brown Bag & A Bible (Patterson Hall)
Dates to Note in June

June 18 Summer Schedule Begins
Services at 8 & 10:00am
11:00am Program Council Meeting
June 25
Senior Youth Group/summer mission trip departs for WVA 
June 26
AGC! Summer Camp begins
Community News


Be the Face of Grace at
Rockland Pride Sunday in Nyack

Grace Church has had a presence at Rockland Pride Sunday almost since its beginning in 1999. We staff a table, answer questions, and hand out information and treats.If you're able to give some time we'd love to have you join us.
We need help with setting up around 9:30-10:00am, as well as after the 11:00am service when we staff the table from 12:30 to about 3:30. Even an hour of your time is  helpful - and we always have a good time!
Please contact Kickie Fulmor or the office if you can participate .

Click on the image above for information on other Rockland Pride Weekend events.
SENIOR YOUTH GROUP - Summer Mission Trip Update
Thank you to everyone who donated, bought and helped out at the rummage sale this year.  Your contributions helped us raise over $1700!  This will help us bring 19 young adults on our service trip to West Virginia.  Please keep the participants and their chaperones in your prayers: Jenna & Lea Bachert, Patrick Graham, Carlo Hausler, Jackson Henry, Charlotte Hurson, Jake Hindin, Julia Logiodice, Isaac Murrell, Abby Marraccino, Emma and Will Paskowski, Aidan Pagano, Hunter Pullen, Jess Reilly, Jack Sestak, Graham Sevastian, Benny Schenck, Charlotte Weiss, Brian Murrell, Moriah Olsen, Joe & Beth Paskowski.  We will depart early from Grace on Sunday, June 25 and will return on July 2.   
If you would like to make a contribution towards the trip, it is not too late!  Please make checks our to Grace Church with "CYSM" in the memo line.  As always, thank you for your ongoing support of these trips....they could not happen without you.   
Joe Paskowski
Thank You to everyone who donated to the Memorial Day Drive to provide calling cards to those serving in the military. A total of $668.00 was raised through your support. Donations will continue to be accepted: Soldiers Call Home c/o Rivertown Magazine, 5 Edge Water Lane, Haverstraw, NY 10927. Checks to MOPH-120 (Military Order of the Purple Heart), with memo to Calling Cards. Your gift is fully tax deductible.
Amazing Grace CIRCUS!, Nyack's 'Community Circus with a Social Purpose', is celebrating its 15 th year of helping children and teens take center-ring in their lives, education and communities.
Co-founded in 2002 at Grace Episcopal Church Nyack by long-time Grace parishioners Carlo Pellegrini (aka, 'Mr. Amazing') and Janet Hayes, an occupational therapy assistant at BOCES, AGC! has performed for and served over 75,000 students in schools, community centers, religious institutions, children's hospitals, non-profits and associations across the Tri-State area in that time.

AGC! will conduct its 15
th annual "BIG TOP & LITTLE TOP CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP" at Grace's air-conditioned Memorial Hall, from Monday, June 26 - Friday, August 4 th , 2017.

To register your children/grandchildren for camp, or to book any of AGC!'s school programs, check out our new website: , subscribe to Mr. Amazing's Blog "Amazing Everyday", follow AGC! on Facebook and Instagram, or call Mr. Amazing at 845-721-5059.

keep your pledge up to date!

We have a new credit card company in place to process online transactions and make it easier for those who use credit or debit cards to pay their pledge or make one-time gifts to Grace.

Use  this link, on the Giving Page of our website, or contact Sally Ann Mock pledge secretary.

Stay connected with your Grace family with the new REALM app, called Connect-Our Church Community by ACS Technologies. It's free and available at your favorite App store for Apple and Android devices. Sign on with your REALM login, and you'll be able communicate within your groups, see announcements, update your information, search the directory for contact information and much more. Don't have a REALM log in yet? Forgot your login? Contact the office and we'll be happy to help !
Parting Thought
by Marie Howe
Every day I want to speak with you. And every day something more important
calls for my attention-the drugstore, the beauty products, the luggage

I need to buy for the trip.
Even now I can hardly sit here

among the falling piles of paper and clothing, the garbage trucks outside
already screeching and banging.

The mystics say you are as close as my own breath.
Why do I flee from you?

My days and nights pour through me like complaints
and become a story I forgot to tell.

Help me. Even as I write these words I am planning
to rise from the chair as soon as I finish this sentence.

"Prayer" by Marie Howe, from

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH  130 First Avenue, Nyack, New York 10960