Grace La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
Blessed be the God of our salvation: Who bears our burdens and forgives our sins. Opening Acclamation during Lent, Enriching Our Worship
Alienation  
Apparently it’s part of the human condition…part of the mixed bag we get along with memory, reason and skill. It’s that nagging sense that we’re all alone in this mess and nobody, but nobody, will be there for us. Faith comes next. Faith, that even if our colleagues, friends and family fail us (and they sometimes will), there is someone, something bigger than we are, who will not. Gratitude follows faith. We don’t have to bear it alone. We don’t have to do it alone. When disaster strikes, or illness, or loss of work, we have an advocate who bears our burdens with us. When we have botched the job, we have an advocate who forgives us and encourages us to do better the next time. - Claire Joy   
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant & Preacher   The Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Organist Peter Roberts
Lectors  8 AM    Barbara Wiggins, Irene Alves
             10 AM    Delores Brathwaite, Joyce Sampson             Intercessor  Andrea Hamilton 
Eucharistic Ministers   8 AM  Brinda Bradley
                                      10 AM  Sandy McAllister, Melanie Jackson
Acolytes  Rudye Breach, Kaylee Owens, Cameron Owens, Priya Kumar, Rohan Kumar,
Aadi Kumar
Ushers 10 AM Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Ginger Waters, Paxton Louis,Olivet Williams Eucharistic Visitors: Judith Hutton. Cecilia Paegler, Marie Barrow
Coffee Hour  Leigh Burton , Lyndsey Wall                  Assistant:  Cynthia S. brown
Nursery Care is available during the 10:00 AM service.
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, March 10 th
11:30 AM Finance Committee Meeting - Library
 
Tuesday, March 12th
12:05 PM Eucharist in the Chapel
7:00 PM Book Club - Library
  
Wednesday, March 13th
12:10 PM Downtown Music at Grace
11:15 AM DTM Meeting – Library
6:45 PM Lenten Educational Series
 
Thursday, March 14th
12:05 PM Eucharist in the Chapel
7:30 PM Santa Eucaristía in the Church
 
Saturday, March 16 th
5PM–9PM Parish Hall Rental

Monthly Gratitude
L ast weekend we announced the Altar Guild Team for outstanding service in the parish. Be sure to thank and congratulate them next time you see them. 
Altar Guild
Brinda Bradley (Chair)
JoAnn B. Boylan
Cynthia Cole
Lyris Cooper
Sandy Gadsden-McAllister
Edith Gonzalez
Melanie Jackson
Matilde Lazcano
Carol Mitchell
Shirley V. Spencer
Audrey Taylor
What’s New:
March 10, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Starts-clocks are turned forward 1 hour.
This Sunday, March 10th at the 8 AM Service – We will be following Rite One Liturgy during the second week of each non-summer months   until June 2019  
Lenten Educational Series Attendees - March 13- April 3. 2019
Parishioners who signed up to attend Father Chip’s Lenten Educational Series
starting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 can pick up their book on or before Sunday, March 10, 2019.  You are to read the Introduction and Chapter One before attending the first session Each session will start at 6:45 PM with time for Labyrinth prayer in the parish hall and then transition at 7:15 PM for Bible discussion in the library. Slipper socks will be provided before walking the Labyrinth.
Parking Placards for Maundy Thursday & Good Friday
For the 2019 Pledgers, we have placards for the HAMILTON AVE. municipal garage. Kindly place yours on the dashboard of your car for free parking on non-Sunday holidays only . Please do NOT use these for the metered street parking or you will get a ticket.  I will distribute the placards on this Sunday, March 10th at the 10:00 am services.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation – Cynthia S. Brown
Youth Ministries: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A
  • March 10 10:00 AM ALL Classes meet, Lent I – Great Litany 11:30 AM Prep for Rite 13 Liturgy: Parents & Celebrities meet with Priest
  • March 17 10:00 AM Family Service - ALL in Church/Rite 13 Liturgy Celebration
11:30 AM Coffee Hour Hosts: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A
  • To Print a copy of 2018 - 2019 Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A Calendar Click here
Rite 13 - Celebration of Womanhood Liturgy March 17
Share your "Words of Wisdom" with our Rite 13 celebrities as they journey on their path to adulthood. We would like to include your advice in the Celebration of Womanhood Liturgy program as we celebrate this important rite of passage.  Please email your advice to Donna Louis at DonnaLouis628@gmail.com
To download the flyer- Click below  
Book Club
After the winter storm forced the Book Club to cancel its Feb 12 meeting, the group’s Black History Month selection, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, has been moved to Tuesday, March 12, at 7 pm in the church library. Interested in the book club? Contact Karen Odom ( karenodom@yahoo.com ) or just come!
Downtown Music at Grace
Wednesday, March 13, 12:10 PM
Chamber Music with the musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic- Eugene Moye, cello, & Friends.       
Lenten Education Series with Fr. Chip - March 13, 2019 to April 3, 2019
ECW MEETING
W ill be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:45 AM in the library.
S.A.G.E.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at l:30 pm in the library.
UNITED THANK OFFERING
"You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust." (Psalm 91:2)
If you are thankful for the refuge God gives you, show your gratitude by putting an offering in your Blue Box this week.
Additional Blue Boxes are also available in the back of the church.
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. 
GENERAL INFORMATION
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, 2109
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
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. Our next acolyte training will be held on Saturday March 23 at 10 AM.  
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.

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. The deadline to submit entries to our Summer issue is May 15, 2019.
Copies of Grace Church 2018 Budget – Annual Parish Meeting held on January 27, 2019 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 signup sheets for March, April and May are located on the bulletin board near the parish hall.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
WINTER NEWS FROM EPISCOPAL CHARITIES Click here
The April issue of the Episcopal New Yorker will have "Death" as its theme     
We Invite Your Contributions!
 What are we looking for?
 Personal experiences, theological reflection, information -- anything that will interest and enlighten our readers, written from a Christian perspective .
                                Click here
Para leer la carta del Obispo en Español      Haga clic aquí
Community News
Westchester Community College Admissions Newsletter - Academic Year 2018-2019
 
T he Admissions Newsletter includes:
  • Information about the new Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Placement Exam and new Testing Exemptions based on SAT/ACT/Regents Scores
  • Student Testimonials: What are Students Saying About Westchester Community College?
  • WCC Opportunity Programs
  • EOP
  • TRIO
  • Black & Hispanic Male Initiative (BHMI) Program
  • Viking ROADS
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
  • And much, much more                                                                                                                      Click here
White Plains Performing Arts Center
LIVE ON STAGE  
"The Bodyguard"   click here  
E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org T: 914 949 2874 x10