Grace La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida. When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured.
The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” They did so and made them all sit down. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.
Luke 9:10–17
Ministers of the Liturgy
May 12, 2019
Preacher The Reverend Adolfo Moronta
Organist: Peter Roberts
Lectors 8:00 AM Linda Heusser, Mary Baker
           10:00 AM Carlos Muñoz, Biff Henderson
                                    Intercessor Jean Wilson
Acolyte 8:00 AM Brinda Bradley
Altar Ministers Sandy McAllister, Lauren Reid
Acolytes 10 AM Rudye Breach, Spencer Carden, Sam Brown, Priya Kumar, Rohan Kumar, Aadi Kumar
Sacristy Parent Agustina Kumar
Ushers10:00 AM Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Ginger Waters, Paxton Louis, Olivet Williams
Vestry Greeter   Trisha McGuinness
Mother’s Day Breakfast at 9:00 AM - Hosted by Men of Grace
Coffee Hour Hosts Men of Grace
Nursery Care is available during the 10 AM service. 

Sunday. May 12 th
8:00 AM The Holy Eucharist Service - Rite One
9:00 AM  Mother's Day Breakfast - Parish Hall
10:00 AM The Holy Eucharist Service - Rite Two
12:30 PM La Gracia Santa Eucaristia

Tuesday, May 14th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel

Wednesday, May 15th
12:10 PM Downtown Music at Grace

Thursday, May 16th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Charlie Bevier Remembrance – Parish Hall

Saturday, May 18th
12:00PM to 3:00 PM Ada's Outreach Spring Celebration - Parish hall
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Parish hall Rental

Celebration of New Ministry The Institution 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 !
Donations can be made in the special envelope in this week's bulletin.
Additional envelopes can be found on the table in the rear of the church .
On Sunday May 12th the 8 AM Service we will be following
Rite One Liturgy
On May 12 we will go back to following Rite One liturgy during the second week of each
non-summer months   until June 2019.  
Today - May 12 Mother’s Day Breakfast at 9:00 AM
The Men of Grace will celebrate the Mothers of Grace with a special breakfast between the services.
Youth Ministries: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A
  • May 12th at 9 AM - Mother's Day Breakfast Intermediate, Rite 13 and J2A servers 10 AM No Classes- All In Church
  • May 19th 10 AM Family Service - All In Church
  • May 26th 10 AM No Classes- Memorial Day Weekend
  • June 2nd 10 AM Last classes - End of Year Celebrations 11:30 Am Rite 13 & J2A Out to Lunch
To Print a copy of 2018 - 2019 Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A Calendar 
Support Episcopal Charities Sunday, May 12th
Today we will join with other churches in the diocese to support 47 parish-sponsored feeding
programs in this region. There are special envelopes for contributions on the back table in the rear of the church or ask one of our ushers. 
Looking Ahead 
The Spring Angelus is available in the church, in our E-newsletter under General Information and on our Grace Church website. Please submit your articles for the Summer Angelus to Mary Baker E: by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Book Club Tuesday, May 14th at 7PM
Book Club Update: Following an engaging discussion of this year’s parish-wide read, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, next on the Book Club’s agenda is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker to be reviewed  on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 pm  in the church library. Interested in the Book Club?
Contact Karen Odom ( ) or just come
Wednesday, May 15th at 12:10 PM
Downtown Sinfonietta, our resident chamber orchestra, featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, plays a celebratory concert featuring the Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat major, K. 319 of W.A. Mozart and the Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat major, D. 485 of Franz Schubert. Vincent Lionti conducts.                      
Sunday, May 19th ECW Meeting in the library at 11:45 AM
This Sunday, May 19th Downtown Music Concert at Grace Church at 4:30 PM
Duo Amadeae Pianist Esther Park and Sun-A Park One Piano, Four- Hands Prize Winners of the New York International Piano Competition. Adults $25, Seniors (65+) $20 Students $15 
Wednesday, May 22, 12:10 PM
Sarah Vonsattel, violin, and Sayaka Tanikawa, piano, perform Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano K 301 plus Ravel's Sonata No. 2.
Volunteers & Donations Are Needed for Memorial Day Meal at Grace's Kitchen on Monday, May 27th
If you have an hour or two, between 8:30 AM &11:30 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 James Heffner, Michael Heffner and Walter Simon
S.A.G.E. Meeting on Wednesday, June 5th at 1:30 PM in the library.
Sunday, June 9th The Feast of Pentecost
Wear Red to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the followers of Christ. This will also be the last day for the Choir to sing for the 10 am service. We celebrate their gifts today. The St Nicholas choir continues to sing until June 16th.
Sunday, June 9th
10 AM Recognition of Graduating Seniors and Sunday School Teachers
Please contact Lauren Reid at or (914)-924-8230, if a member of your family or a member of the Grace Church is grad uating from high school, college, graduate school, or with a post master’s degree.

Join Us On June 9th for Rector Institution Meeting
 If you are interested in participating in the planning of Fr. Chip's Institution on July 20th, please join us in the Library on Sunday, June 9th, after the 10:00 AM service. If you are unable to attend, please let Linda Gallo or Barbara Biles know. See you then!

Sunday, June 16th Father’s Day Breakfast
Sponsored by the ECW. Breakfast will be from 8:45 AM through10 AM and ECW will also host the coffee hour. Please let Melanie Jackson know if you can help.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - "Get On Your Feet"
The Episcopal Church Women are selling tickets to see "Get On Your Feet, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan" at the Westchester Broadway Theater, Elmsford, NY. Sunday, July 28, 2019 , 11:30 AM. Price: $85 per person- includes show, meal and gratuity. Bring you family and friends! All are welcome - this is not a "ladies only" event.
Please see Melanie Jackson or Audrey Taylor to reserve tickets.
The deadline for payment for tickets will be Sunday June 23rd.
May Lector Rota

Dear Parishioners, After two years of being out of service, the elevator was approved for operation by the White Plains Buildings Department. This was a team effort and I thank all who help make this happen. Walter Simon
Names on Prayer List
I f you have a family member or loved one on our prayer list, please provide our office with emergency contact information.
Good News & Late News: Spring is (finally) in the air. Hope that you are all enjoying this weather. I have a new volunteer on the Stewardship Committee - Elizabeth Carden (yeah!). The Bad news/Late news is the quarterly Pledge statements will be tardy. We will distribute them by the end of this month. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
 Sincerely, Cynthia 
The United Thank Offerings
Today is Mother’s Day. Let us take time to be grateful that God gave us mothers and when needed mother substitutes. A mother’s love inspires us to love and become the best people that we can be. As we ask God’s blessings for all mothers and mother substitutes, let us honor them and show our gratitude by giving a donation to UTO. Use your blue box or make an online donation
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
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn
the Altar for our worship.
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.

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 Episcopal Diocese of New York
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