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 said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you-- you of little faith! And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
Luke 12:22–31
Ministers of the Liturgy
August 25, 2019
Celebrant: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Organist:   Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Audrey Taylor, Cynthia Cole
Lectors: 9:00 AM Jean Wilson, Linda Heusser
Intercessor : Carolyn Rogers
Altar Minister: Jean Chambers
Acolytes: 9:00 AM Anna Kristina O’Hanlon,Vika O’Hanlon, Jordan Acevedo
Ushers: 9:00 AM Jo-Ann B. Boylan, Gloria Chang, Giovanni Green, Michael Heffner,
Andrea Spencer
Vestry Greeter: Michael Heffner

THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, August 25th.
9 AM The Holy Eucharist
12:30 PM Santa Eucaristía Misa
Tuesday, August 27th.
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
Thursday, August 29th.
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
7:30 PM La Gracia Bible Study- Church
Saturday, August 31st.
3PM to 9PM Site Rental – Parish Hall 

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
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This Sunday, August 25th we’ll continue to hand out pledge statements after the 9AM and 12:30 PM services. Please note, pledge statements are a summary of what you have contributed as of July 31st."
Please contact Cynthia Brown at E: cyndysbrown@gmail.com or C:914 325 6781 if you have not received your statement.
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Mother Teresa once said to “do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”
 
Any person or group of parishioners interested in underwriting a worship service at Grace Church, please contact Fr. Chip for more information.
                                                                                                    
LOOKING AHEAD
Volunteers & Donations Are Needed for
Labor Day BBQ at Grace's Kitchen
On Monday, Sept. 2nd
Come and join us if you have an hour or two, between 8:30 AM &11:30  AM.to  help set-up serving or clean up, we will be happy to see you. Contributions of fresh fruit, salads, desserts, snacks and monetary contributions are always needed and welcome.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board near the parish hall.
Contact: Karen Southwick, George O’Hanlon, James HHeffner, Erika Santos
Sunday, September 8th – Welcome Back!
Worship services resume at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM La Gracia
Choir Returns, Fx3 Back to School Book-Bag Blessing, Nursery Care begins at 10am service, Sunday School registration in the parish hall.
Back-To-School Book- Bag Blessing Sunday, September 8th at 10 AM Service 
Grace Church's families, Faith & Fellowship (Fx3) Group invites students(of all ages!) and teachers to participate. To participate, please assemble outside of the sacristy at 9:50 am with your book bag. Questions contact Amy Owens mizzamyo@gmail.com
BSF BIBLE STUDY
God’s Word for Today’s World
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ( https://www.bsfinternational.org/ ) is a global community of men, women and children who seek to know God as He has revealed Himself, in His Word – the Bible. In BSF, through personal study, combined with weekly group discussion, recorded live lecture and insightful notes, you will have the opportunity to discover who GOD says that He is and the relevance that His truths have in your life.

This year, we will do a study called “Acts and the Letters of the Apostles” where our lessons will do a deep dive into the books of Acts, Hebrews, 1 Corinthians, 1 Peter, 1&2 Thessalonians and James.

A new BSF Satellite Discussion Group will meet, right here, at Grace Episcopal Church, on Wednesday evenings from 7:15pm-8:45pm. We start on Wednesday, September 11 th . Please contact nycdw590@gmail.com to register or for additional information.
Adult Education Series – Episcopal 101
PLEASE JOIN FR. CHIP ON THREE CONSECUTIVE MONDAY EVENINGS
EPISCOPAL 101
SEPTEMBER 9th, SEPTEMBER 16th, SEPTEMBER 23rd
7 PM–8:30 PM
Labyrinth prayer before the class at 6: 30PM in parish hall.    
This class is built for the curious: people who are new to the Episcopal Church, new to the Cathedral, interested in baptism or confirmation, or simply eager to pray and study. Newcomers and regulars alike will explore Christian Discipleship: what it means and why it matters.
Register attendees need to order My Faith, My Life
 by Jenifer Gambler (Revised Edition) on AMAZON.COM
or

TO REGISTER FOR EPISCOPAL 101 E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org
The Book Club Luncheon
Saturday, Sept 14, at 12:30 pm at Via Garibaldi,
1 North Broadway, White Plains
Sunday, September 15th   ECW Meeting at 11:45 AM in the library

Wednesday, September 18th Downtown Music at Grace Concert 12:10 PM

Sunday, September 22nd Planned Giving Forum at 11:30 AM in the library

Sunday, September 29th “Conversations of Grace” during coffee hour.
 
Monday, September 30th 6:30 PM Evening Service at St. Barts.
All parishioners are invited to attend. 
St. Barts is located on the same block as the Post Road Elementary School on the corner of Prospect St. and Sterling Avenues. We're a block south of Route 22 on the North, a couple blocks away from the village of Scarsdale on the west, and two blocks from Lexington Avenue on the east. 
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 .
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Community News
Dear Friends,
You’ve been mentioned in Lifting Up Westchester’s Summer Camp Press Release Coverage!
Thanks again for all your efforts in providing a safe and enjoyable summer full of activities for the Brighter Futures Summer Day Campers!!!
Heads-Up I’ll be reaching out in the Fall and sharing ideas of ways you can help give our Campers and their families have an enjoyable Holiday Season.
As a Community we accomplish so much and help ease a family’s daily challenges.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Best regards,
Nancy Inzinna
L.U.W. Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager

WHITE PLAINS LIBRARY- August 7th

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