Grace La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
If you are visiting with us for the first time, we welcome you to Grace Church!
Our liturgy is found in the Book of Common Prayer.
Our communion is open to all baptized Christians.
Please take the time to fill out one of our visitor cards which the ushers have available.
Your presence is a blessing to us may our worship together be a blessing to you.
Jesus called the crowd to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Mark 3:23–29
Ministers of the Liturgy
August 4, 2019
Celebrant: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Organist:   Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Audrey Taylor, Cynthia Cole  
Lectors: 9:00 AM Kevin Richards, Ivanna Richards
Intercessor   Linda Heusser
Altar Ministers: Andrea Spencer, Melanie Jackson
Acolytes: 9:00 AM Rudye Breach, Rohan Kumar, Aadi Kumar
Ushers: 9:00 AM Carmen Greenidge, James Henderson. Maria Lewis, Matthew Reid,
Jane Washington, Camille Worell
Vestry Greeter: Joseph Gallo

Reminder to Everyone to Greet Our Newcomers and Guests
I want to request our church parishioners to please welcome our visitors and let us share the love of God together. Fr. Chip
Monthly Gratitude – The Vestry
This month we raise up and give a special thanks to our parish officers and vestry.
Our vestry members, led by our wardens, Joe Gallo and Michael Heffner, lead in many areas throughout the parish. Please go up to one of our listed officers and vestry members and say, Thank you. Fr. Chip

Joseph C. Gallo, Senior Warden
Michael Heffner, Junior Warden
Hillary Fleming, Treasurer
Sorraya Sampson Elliott, Clerk
Irene Alves, Daisy Calderon, Matilde Lazcano,
 Eileen McClean, Trisha McGuinness,
Charlotte Roberson
                                                                                                             
TODAY

Coffee and Conversation
Please join us today after service for coffee and conversation regarding the future of coffee hour. We need your feedback.
Thank you, Sylvia Simon


  A Message From The Stewardship Committee
We thank all of our parishioners for giving of their time, talent and money during the first half of 2019. Financial statements for the first quarter of 2019 have been distributed. If you did not receive your statement please see Cynthia S. Brown after the 9 AM service.  
As of the end of June, 2019 Grace La Gracia Church has received about $21,000  less  than the pledged amount for one half of the year. The pledged amount was the basis of our current budget. In order to pay our bills and continue to operate our programs we need the income that was pledged. At this time we ask that you check the amount you pledged and determine whether you have given at least one half or more of that amount. If not, and if you can, please complete at least half of your pledge. 
Many of us go on vacation during the summer months. While you are away please continue to read our E-Newsletter and keep abreast of all that is happening at Grace La Gracia during the summer months. While vacationing please continue to pray for Grace La Gracia Church. - Submitted by Charlotte Roberson

We are continuing our efforts to reach out and love our members by developing a visual sharing of personal members’ prayers. We are calling all Grace members inviting them to share a one sentence prayer, indicating this prayer will be displayed on the attached display screen placed on a church wall. If someone prefers anonymous prayer, then not shown.
So, please respond with your one sentence prayer. The prayer could be a thanksgiving or intercession. Email your prayers to:  mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org

  My prayer example is as follows:
Fr. Chip - a prayer in thanksgiving for all our Grace La Gracia member families and that their lives be blessed in the coming year.
 
Parishioner Needs a Ride to Grace Church 9 AM Service 
We have a new member in Elmsford. We are hoping someone could give this young adult a ride into Grace Church  for the 9AM Sunday worship. She has transportation for this service outside the summer schedule. If interested, please respond to Maria Campos in the parish office and we'll share her contact information. Thank you, Fr. Chip  

We Need Your Support Grace Members,
Grace Church provides worship, education, music, outreach, pastoral care, community events, advocacy, and so much more to hundreds of people each year; and it is possible only through your generous financial support. Thank you for your financial pledge. And if you haven’t yet pledged, please pray about it. The stewardship/pledge sheet is on our table in the back of the church. If questions please contact our administrator, Maria Campos.  
                  
LOOKING AHEAD
Music to My Ears
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church - White Plains
Eclectic Program Includes:
Eden Mi Qedem - עדן מקדם (Middle Eastern Fusion)
Harlem Souls (Jazz)
Ivan Polanco (Rhythm & Roll)

Summer Youth Conference August 18-24, 2019
Open to all youth entering grades six through first year of college. For more information, email at  NYYouthConference@yahoo.com.
Questions? email: Lauren Reid  lrmink@gmail.com
Donations for Electronic Options
If anyone has e-readers, iPads,Kindles etc. that they are not using, please consider donating them to Grace Church. We would like to cut back on the number of paper bulletins we are printing and will offer an electronic option to those who are comfortable using these devices. Please see Michael Heffner or John or Elizabeth Carden. 

Grace Church Fall Calendar & Update of Grace Church Directory
Anyone who is responsible for an existing group in the parish or if you have a major event or activity planned for this Fall please provide me with your meeting schedule/event information.
Please also forward any change to your email address so we may have an accurate listing in the Church Directory. My telephone number in the parish office is 914 949 2874 Ext 10
or E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org Thank you, Maria
Engraved  WALK OF GRACE STONES  Available
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  arobgrant@verizon.net  or 914-699-6494
Stuart Madden  mstuartmadden@gmail.com  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 (mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org) or call the parish office at 914 949 2874
Acolytes
We are building upon our acolyte team. Please contact Lauren Reid at lrrmink@gmail.com
 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  sunaganatag@aol.com 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
Names on Prayer List
If you have a family member or loved one on our prayer list, please provide our office with emergency contact information.
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Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship .
The Episcopal Diocese of New York

Open to all youth entering grades six through first year of college
Questions? Email: Lauren Reid lrrmink@gmail.com

2019 Region II Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, September 21
St. John's Church, Getty Square Yonkers
To Register Online-  Click here

Events and More - Listings from the Bishop's Offices

Community News
E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org T: 914 949 2874 x10