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, “No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away.” 
Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” But he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:16–21
Ministers of the Liturgy
July 14, 2019

Celebrant: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Assisting Priest: Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Organist:  Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Judith Hutton Cecelia Peagler,   
                                    Marie Barrow
Lectors: 9:00 AM Irene Alves, William Davis
Intercessor  Eric Woodberry Sr.
Altar Ministers: Lauren Reid, Malik Bradford
Acolytes: 9:00 AM Aaron Bradford, Eve Bradford, Jordan Acevedo
Ushers: 9:00 AM Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Ginger Waters, Paxton Louis,
Olivet Williams
Vestry Greeter: Charlotte Roberson
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
Sunday, July 14th
9:00 AM The Holy Eucharist
12:30 PM La Gracia Santa Eucaristia
Tuesday. July 16th
7AM to 9 PM   Site Rental of Grace
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
Thursday, July 18th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
Saturday, July 20th
Celebration of A New Ministry
4:00 PM The Institution and Induction of Our 17th Rector at Grace Church
Reception to follow in Parish hall and Library

                                                 Welcoming Committee
This month we raise up our Welcoming Committee, including the leadership of Sylvia Simon and those who have faithfully supported this effort. Each and every month the Welcoming Committee serves our parish. For example, they manage our Coffee Hours after our second service with wonderful events and food.
We cannot thank you enough for this special ministry.Fr. Chip
Leigh Burton Acevedo                                            Carolyn Lashley
Amy Auld                                                                Trisha McGuinness, Vestry Liaison
Cyndy Brown                                                          Cecilia Paegler
Gloria Chung                                                          Monique Reynolds
Pettie Griffith                                                          Sylvia Simon
Judith Hutton                                                         Jane Washington
Thank You to All The Volunteers At July 4th BBQ
at Grace's Kitchen
Continuing its holiday tradition, Grace Church parishioners hosted a July 4th cookout event for 104 hungry guests of Grace Kitchen. 
The following 21 Grace parishioners cooked, served, cleaned and otherwise helped to put on this successful event: Joe Gallo, Carolyn Rogers, Shirley Spencer, Sebastian Lopes, Erika Santos, Alba Juarez, Taurino Juárez, Samantha Jorge, Kendal Magnum, Sylvia Simon, Walter Simon, Heather Southwick, Karen Southwick,
Anna Kristina O'Hanlon, Nikolas O'Hanlon, George O'Hanlon, Jean Wilson, Carole Lashley, Clyde Hicks and Michael Heffner. 

Fall Angelus Deadline; July 26th
The next Angelus welcomes any contributions from the congregation.
The submission deadline is Friday, July 26, 2019.

Westchester Broadway Theater Outing
For those who have paid for tickets to "ON YOUR FEET" on July 28th, you may pick up your tickets after the 9am service. See Melanie Jackson or Audrey Taylor. If you are unable to pick up your tickets, contact Melanie 914-560-6939. Thank you.

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 2019 stewardship pledge forms are in a self addressed envelopes that can be found on the table in back of the church. Your completed pledge form can be mailed, place in the offering basket or hand to an usher after the service.

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:
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.                    
Celebration of New Ministry The Institution and Induction of
Reverend Dr. Chip Graves
as our Seventeenth Rector of Grace Church
On Saturday, July 20th we install Father Chip as our Rector. This event helps us remember that our parish is but part of the much larger Church. The larger Church represented by our chief pastor, the Bishop, and many of the clergy of our diocese as well as visitors from other parishes and other denominations, will be with us to celebrate the beginning of Father Chip’s ministry here. The institution service also reminds us that the Bishop is our chief pastor, preacher, and liturgical presider.
The Prayer Book calls the service as a whole, Celebration of New Ministry. It begins with the Institution, which is when the Bishop, the Wardens, and the Congregation formally affirm that he is the Rector. There is another part called The Induction when the Bishop, the Clergy, and the Congregation present to him symbols of the varied ministries he will lead us in. Then he joins the Bishop at the Altar to lead us in Holy Eucharist.
Anyone and everyone can come and we hope you will.
 We would like to see the Grace Church filled and overflowing !
 Donation envelopes can be found on the table in the rear of the church.

Invitations and Notices Regarding the Institution
Invitations and notices regarding the Institution and Induction of our Seventeenth Rector of Grace Church have been sent to the appropriate community organizations, churches and individuals.
Invitations to parish members have been sent electronically (email) or by postal mail to all parishioners.If you have not received yours by July 7th, please contact Linda Gallo, Barbara Biles or Trisha McGuinness after the 9 AM service.

The Offertory at the Institution has been designated for Father Chip’s Discretionary Fund and will be used in support of various Grace Ministries.

Institution Envelopes
As July 20th edges closer, please consider making a donation to the institution celebration. The envelopes are on the table at the back of the church are available for contributions for the services as well as the reception to follow. You may also write a message to Fr. Chip on the enclosed slip, if you would like to do so. Any amount to offset the cost of this important event in the life of Grace Church is gratefully appreciated. If you have any questions, please speak to a vestry member or Barbara Biles or Linda Gallo.  
Financial Overview Meeting Held on June 23, 2019
Father Chip and Joe Gallo,Senior Warden , reviewed Grace's financial situation on June 23rd.We have a "bare bones" budget. In order to cover our expenses, we need each parishioner to try to pay their pledge on time. There are white envelopes in the back of the church to use to make a donation in thanksgiving for special days: a birthday, an anniversary, a birth of a baby, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. With your prayer and financial support Grace la Gracia will be able to meet its budget. - Charlotte Roberson

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. Call the in the parish office is 914 949 2874 Ext 10
or 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  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
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.
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn
the Altar for our worship .
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
Saturday, July 27, 9:30AM.-3:00PM St. Philip's Church in the Highlands 1101 Route 9D Please register by July 17. Call 845-424-3571 or email

Open to all youth entering grades six through first year of college
Questions? Email: Lauren Reid
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
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Free! Smash Mouth Concert at White Plains
Gates open at 6PM Show time 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Come and enjoy a summer evening in downtown White Plains with multi-platinum, California pop-rockers  Smash Mouth ! Southern rocker  Nikki Hill  will open the night. Free music, rain or shine. Information log on to
Street closure on Mamaroneck Avenue between Main Street and Martine Avenue starting at 6:00 AM for the setup of the concert. T: 914 949 2874 x10