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, ”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one." John 17:6-11
 Ministers of the Liturgy
February 16, 2020

Celebrant:  Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
A ssisting Priest: Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Organist:   Peter Roberts
St. Nicholas Choir
Eucharistic Visitors: Eileen McClean
Lector 8AM: Brinda Bradley
10 AM: Priya Kumar, Rohan Kumar
Intercessor: Aaron Woodberry
Altar Minister 8 AM: Brinda Bradley
                    10 AM: Lauren Reid, Andrea Spencer
Acolytes10AM: Jean Chambers, James Heffner, Eric Woodberry, Aaron Woodberry, Harrison Richards, Ivana Richards
Ushers 10 AM: Margaret Bloomfield, Delroy Chang, Bob Soso, Shirley Spencer Jean Wilson
Coffee Hour Host: Team 2 Ushers
Assistants: Team 3 Assist
Nursery Care: available during 10 AM Service

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

February Is Celebrate Black History Month with Grace
Sunday, February 16
8 AM The Holy Eucharist
 10 AM The Holy Eucharist – Family Service
11:45 AM ECW Meeting – Library
12:30 PM La Gracia Santa Eucaristía
Monday, February 17
President’s Day – Parish Office Closed
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Community Lunch Hosted by Grace Volunteers – Parish Hall
7:00 PM Grace La Gracia Vision Planning Meeting – Library 
Wednesday, February 19
12:10 PM DTM at Grace
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Ada’s Outreach – Parish Hall
7:15 PM BSF - Library
Thursday, February 20
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
7:30 PM La Gracia Bible Study – Library
Saturday, February 22
11:00 AM Altar Guild Party- Library 
Monthly Gratitude The Book Club
This month we celebrate Karen Odom and the Book Club. They are an example of how the Grace Church community supports the planning and management of hosting, book choices and promotes common interests for the members of the Book Club.
Thank you, Karen for facilitating an asset for all. Interested in joining the the Book Club contact Karen Odom at E:
Sunday , February 16th:  Meaningful Expressions
Our celebration continues with meaningful hymns and personal expressions through African garb or a combination of African colors— red, green or black—worn by parishioners .

If you would like to submit something for the upcoming Spring Angelus, the deadline is February 16th. Submit to:

ECW Meeting: 11:45 AM - Library
Monday, February 17th: President’s Day Grace’s Kitchen Volunteer Luncheon.
  • Volunteers Are Needed To help in the Soup Kitchen on President’s Day. 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. For more information, contact Michael Heffner & Walter Simon. 
  • Parish Office will be closed
  • Grace Vision Planning Meeting at 7:00 PM in the library.
Saturday, February 22nd 11:00 AM Altar Guild Party - Library
Evertt Suttle
S unday,   February 23rd:  Spreading Joy
Join us in culminating a month of honoring Black History with thought-provoking remarks by The Hon. Delores Brathwaite, Greenburgh Town Justice and long-time Grace Church parishioner, who returns as guest speaker during the 10 am service.
Internationally renowned tenor Everett Suttle also returns as featured guest soloist.
Join us in culminating a month of honoring Black History with a joyful celebration of food and refreshments that reflects our diverse culture. Everyone is invited to bring a dish. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall.
A heartfelt thanks to all who have helped to make this another celebration to be remembered!
Marie Barrow and Karen Odom
Tuesday, February 25th:  7:00 PM Vestry Meeting - Library

Wednesday, February 26th:
  • Ashes to Go – WP Train Station & Grace Church Front Yard  
  • 7:30 AM Ash Wednesday Worship Service - English
  • 12:00 PM (Noon) Ash Wednesday Service- English
  • 7:30 PM Bilingual Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, March 1st:  11:30 AM Teacher's Meeting - Library
Our Black History Month Celebration continues with a Downtown Music Concert at Grace on Sunday, March 1, at 4:30 pm , featuring the traditional West African rhythms of Benin, Caribbean styles, and jazz. Jomion and the Uklos, three brothers from the coastal city of Cotonou, amaze audiences with their furious rhythms and mystical harmonies. See Karen Odom to purchase tickets: Adults: $25, Seniors (65+): $20, Students ($15) or at Tickets are also available day of the concert at the door.
Sunday, March 8th: 'Making Sense of the Bible" - Things you never knew with Fr. Chip in the
library after the 10 AM service .
From Tiffany Bradley's Presentation - Colored Criticism: Black Art Resources
Thank you again for the chance to present for Black History Month! Here is a list of the resources that I mentioned on Sunday.
Colored Criticism
Local Museums
Current Exhibitions
We are seeking an Administrator outside of our Grace La Gracia Family.
Position Description and Requirements:
Part-time - 29 Hours per week; Provides support for Clergy, Church Leadership & Parishioners.
Successful Candidate will be detail oriented, diligent and self-directed in seeing projects through to conclusion; proficient in Microsoft Word; Excel and use of Office Suite; perform desktop publishing and be responsible for developing and publishing weekly bulletins as well as managing church communications.
Additional responsibilities include supervising volunteer activity and church site rentals.
Bilingual – Fluent in English and Spanish
Start Date: Monday, April 20, 2020  
Email Resumes To:
Resumes must be submitted by February 22, 2020
Join a Committee or become Greeter or Office Voluntee r
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.

The Grace La Gracia Acolyte Ministry is always in search of new members to aid and assist the Clergy and Congregation in prayer, praise and worship. We welcome adults and youth aged 7 and up. Please contact Lauren Reid at if you would like to join this vital ministry.
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.
Altar Flowers  Signup sheet is on the bulletin board near the library. Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adore the altar. Contribution: $100.00

Lectors Are 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 Michael Heffner

Volunteer to be an Usher
Ushers are needed for all services. Please contact Andrea Spencer E: if you would like to join.

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.

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.

Downtown Music at Grace Concert Schedule - Click here
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 12:10 PM
The Blithewood Ensemble - Teresa Buchholz, mezzo soprano, Marka Gustavsson,
viola, and Erika Switzer, piano offer a program which features the Brahms viola songs, along with works by Loeffler, Bridge, Strauss, and Marx. A Downtown Music debut.
February 26, 2020 @ 12:10 PM- No Concert er

MARCH 2020
Sunday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.
Jomion and the Uklos
F eaturing the traditional West African rhythms of Benin, Caribbean styles, and jazz, Jomion and the Uklos make festive, colorful music. Order Tickets on Adults: $25, Seniors (65+): $20, Students ($15). Tickets are also available day of the concert at the door.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 12:10 PM
The musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic return for one of their exciting chamber music concerts.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 12:10 PM
T he Rise of Ragtime -  The Evolution of an American Art Form.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 12:10 PM
Cellist David Heiss i s a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and is principal cellist of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Featured as a concerto soloist and recitalist in a wide range of repertoire, he plays a John Betts cello, dated 1789. He is joined by pianist Warren Jones, a member of the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Music Academy of the West .

APRIL 2002
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 12:10 PM
I n Praise of Mary -  Arrangements and improvisations evoking the divine feminine. Ruth Cunningham and Abigail Fischer, sopranos. 
The Episcopal Diocese of New York

Apology Retreat
Saturday, February 15, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Church
777 East 222nd Street, Bronx  
Apologize? Why? For What? To Whom? How?  
This retreat explores what it means to apologize for the sin of slavery and its lingering effects. It will give the skills to apologize effectively so we can look to a new future. Led by the Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF and the Rev. Chuck Kramer.  
Cost: $25, includes lunch.  
A final Apology Retreat is also scheduled on the following Saturday in 2020
(click for details and to register)

All interested clergy and lay persons are invited to a
            Private Tour of the Center for Jewish History and the Yeshiva University Museum
on Friday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
15 West 16th Street, Manhattan T: 914 949 2874 x1