Grace La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
La Santa Eucaristía y Domingo de Ramos
The disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. John 4:31–36
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Organist: Peter Roberts
Lectors    8:00 AM    Linda Heusser, Mary Baker
    10:00 AM  Jane Washington, Monica Scantlebury     Intercessor: Cecile Fray
Eucharistic Ministers  
                 8:00 AM   Brinda Bradley
                 10:00 AM  Sandy McAllister, Malik Bradford
Acolytes 10:00 AM    Aaron Bradford, James Heffner, Maya Daughtry, Shane Daughtry, Jordan Acevedo, Eve Bradford    
Ushers 10:00 AM   Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Ginger Waters, Paxton Louis, Olivet Williams
Eucharistic Visitors   Judith Hutton, Marie Barrow 
Vestry Greeter:  Trisha McGuinness
Coffee Hour Hosts   N. Mangum, J. Daughtry, Lee Burton   Assistant: Sylvia Simon
Nursery Care is available during the 10 AM service. – Claudia 
Sunday April 14th
Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion
8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
12:30 PM La Santa Eucaristía y Domingo de Ramos
6:00 PM J2A Palm Sunday Pasta Dinner — Parish Hall
Tuesday, April 16th
12:05 PM Chapel Service Canceled- Fr. Chip & Fr. Adolfo will be at the Cathedral
Wednesday, April 17th
12:10 PM Downtown Music at Grace
Thursday, April 18th
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Bi-Lingual Holy Eucharist with Choir
Friday, April 19th
12:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy with Choir
4:00 PM Stations of the Cross in the Church with Fr. Chip
7:00 PM Viernes Santo
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Ada's Easter Community Dinner — Parish Hall
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter — Bilingual Service with Choir
April 21, 2019
Easter Day
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - In English
10:00 AM Festival Holy Eucharist - In English with Choir
12:30 PM Domingo de Pascua Misa en espanol
Monthly Gratitude
Pastoral Care
This month we raise up Sandy McAllister and the Grace Church Pastoral Care team.
Each week this fabulous team of caregivers serves our beloved members in so many ways. 
They pray for our members. They call them. They share Communion with them. They make personal house calls. They write letters. In essence, they share the love of Christ to those in need and in so many ways. Please recognize them and thank them for this amazing ministry. 
Youth Ministries: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A
Please note both the Palm Sunday program for April 13th and the Good Friday brown bag program have been called.
  • April 14 10:00 AM Palm Sunday Procession, No Classes – Spring Vacation
  • Sunday April 14 at 6 PM - J2A Palm Sunday Pasta Dinner
  • April 20 6:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter April 21 10:00 AM Easter Sunday - No Classes
  • April 28 10:00 AM ALL Classes meet
To Print a copy of 2018 - 2019 Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A Calendar  Click here
“God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar. “You are my God, and I will thank you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.” Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endure forever. Psalm 118, vs 27 - 29
Take some time this week to walk The Stations of The Cross and/or reading Luke’s Gospel, 22:14 – 23:56. Think about the many times and ways God has “shined” His blessings on you and give thanks by putting some shiny coins in your United Thank Offering Blue Box!
To learn more about the United Thank Offering (UTO) Click here or refer to the UTO Information Poster on the bulletin board near the parish hall .  
ECW Easter Raffle
     Tickets will be sold on Sundays during coffee hour. 
One ticket for $1.00/Six tickets for $5.00.
There will be various baskets "something for everyone ."
On Palm Sunday, April 14th at the 8 AM Service
We will be following Rite Two Liturgy. On May 12 we will go back to following Rite One liturgy during the second week of each non-summer months   until June 2019   
Sunday April 14 at 6 PM - J2A Palm Sunday
Pasta Dinner
Please join J2A in the parish hall for a delicious, homemade pasta dinner. The cost of dinner is $10 per person or $25 for families of 3 or more. The proceeds will benefit Holy Trinity Primary School of Barbuda which was completely devastated in Hurricane Irma. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 10th to Lauren Reid at
Downtown Music at Grace April 2019 Concert Schedule - Click here
DTM at Grace, Wednesday, April 17th at 12:10PM
Violinist  Anna Rabinova  and pianist  Svetlana Gorokhovich collaborate on a program, which iincludes the Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D major from Opus 12, and the Debussy Violin Sonata. Anna Rabinova joined the New York Philharmonic in 1994. In the 2008-09 season she was a soloist with the Orchestra in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, led by Lorin Maazel. Svetlana Gorokhovich is an internationally recognized pianist and prolific recording artist whose appearances include major concert halls in the United States, Europe and Asia. 
April 19th at 4 PM Stations of the Cross in the Church with Fr. Chip
Community Easter Dinner
Saturday, April 20, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM 
Donations and volunteers are needed to help feed
our Soup Kitchen Guests.
Requests donations for salads, desserts, rolls, soda, juice, chocolate candy and jelly beans.The signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board near the parish hall. Please contact Ada Raiford Tel: 914 309 3381.
Thank you.
     Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23
The parish office will be closed following Easter Sunday.
Book Club
Sunday, April 28, 2019 after 10 AM Service
 Join the Book Club in discussing this year’s parish-wide read, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, on Sunday, April 28, in the church library after the 10:00 am service . A memoir, the book explores first-hand what makes life worth living when the author, a neurosurgeon, becomes a patient with a terminal disease.Interested in joining the Book Club? Contact Karen Odom ( ).
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at l:30 pm in the library.
Bring a friend to Easter because …
We want to share our joy…
We want to get to know new people…
We have an amazing church…
We have a fantastic choir and music…
Jesus wants us to share with others…
Easter is the most important day for us as Christians.
Therefore, let us share this joy with others – friends, family members, other people we meet.
Let the world know that Grace Church is joy-filled and celebrating Easter in a big way this year.
S o, bring a friend to Easter and let’s celebrate!  
Holy Week and Easter at Grace La Gracia 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion
8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
12:30 PM La Santa Eucaristía y Domingo de Ramos
April 18, 2019
Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM Bi-Lingual Holy Eucharist
April 19, 2019
Good Friday
12:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 PM Viernes Santo
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter – Bi-Lingual Service
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easter Day
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist - In English
10:00 AM Festival Holy Eucharist with Choir  - In English
12:30 PM Domingo de Pascua Misa en Epañol
Engrave a pathway stone along the Walk of Grace and participate in an uplifting project for the beautification and upkeep of our peaceful church grounds. Engravings can be in memory of a loved one, in thanksgiving of family or in celebration of a family event.
Stone donations begin at $225 for a HALF stone or $400 for a FULL stone.
GROUP stone donations are $100 per name. (5) Donors/ (5) Names engraved on a shared stone.
Payment plans are available.
Order forms located in rear of church or for more information contact:
Arlene Grant or 914-699-6494
Stuart Madden or 914-393-8403
Join a Committee or Become a Lector, Acolyte, Usher,
Greeter or Office Volunteer
Grace La Gracia is always looking for more volunteers to serve on our various committees. We rely on our parishioners to help keep our parish going. For more information or to join, contact the parish office or just stop by one of our meetings! 
If any of these roles interest you, please contact the parish office or the committee leaders listed below. 
Formation of a Public Relations Committee
For almost two centuries, Grace Church has been a beacon of hope and service in Westchester county. We have continually provided spiritual, moral and physical support to all regardless of their religious or economic circumstance. It is our responsibility to deliver this message to the greater Community so that they can experience the joy and satisfaction that Grace offers to all. If you are interested please provide your contact information to Maria Campos ( or call the parish office at 914 949 2874

We are building upon our acolyte team. Please contact Lauren Reid at
 if you have interest in knowing more.
Pastoral Care
We are inviting members who have a passion for serving others to join our Pastoral Care team. This ministry means so much to our members and it just might change your life. Please contact Sandy Gadsden at for more information. 

Lectors Needed
Volunteers are needed for all services including the Family service, every third Sunday of the month. If you are available for one or both of these services, please provide your contact information to Ray Williams or Michael Heffner.

Join Our Volunteer Choir
Please consider joining our volunteer choir. We have inspiring, soulful and uplifting music for you to enjoy in the warm company of our dedicated, long time members. This invitation also extends to the younger members of our church community. We are delighted to have our kids sing in the10am service every third Sunday of the month. The children's choir will be practicing every Sunday right after service in the choir room.
All are welcome!  Peter Roberts  
The Spring Angelus is available in the church, in our E-newsletter under General Information and on our Grace Church website. Please submit your articles for the Summer Angelus to Mary Baker E: by May 15, 2019.

Copies of Grace Church 2018 Budget –Are available at the table in rear of the church and in the parish office.
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn
the Altar for our worship.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
Upcoming Anti-Racism Workshops
The purpose of the diocesan Anti-Racism Workshop is to help us become aware of how the sin of racism impacts all of our lives, and how we all unconsciously and consciously participate in racist systems. I t is required for clergy in our diocese and highly recommended for lay leadership .
May 4 and 11 (two consecutive Saturdays)
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Community News
Tuesday, May 14 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
White Plains Performing Arts Center
"The Bodyguard"   click here T: 914 949 2874 x10