Grace La Gracia
33 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
Jesus said, "Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. 
“Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions." Matthew 24:42–47
Ministers of the Liturgy
May 19, 2019
Preacher : Rev.Adolfo Moronta
Organist: Peter Roberts
Lectors 8:00 AM Priscilla Read, Ella Fitzgerald
           10:00 AM James Heffner, Rohan Kumar
            Intercessor  Aadi Kumar
Acolyte 8:00 AM Melanie Jackson Waters
Altar Ministers Melanie Jackson, Andrea Spencer
Acolytes 10 AM Lauren Reid, James Heffner,Kaylee Owens, Cameron Owens,
Gabrielle Parkinson, Jordan Acevedo
Sacristy Parent Margaret Broomfield Parkinson
Ushers10:00 AM Margaret Bloomfield, Delroy Chang, Albert Sargent, Bob Soso,
Shirley Spencer, Jean Wilson
Vestry Greeter Eileen McClean
Coffee Hour Hosts Lipton & Yvonne Scarborough Assistant Judy Hutton
Nursery Care is available during the 10 AM service .


Sunday. May 19
8:00 AM & 10:00  The Holy Eucharist Service - Rite Two
  11:00 AM   Advocacy Meeting in Parlor
11:45 AM   ECW Meeting in Library
12:30 PM La Gracia Santa Eucaristia
4:00 PM   DTM Concert at Grace & Reception
Tuesday, May 21
12:05 PM    Eucharist in Chapel
Wednesday, May 22
12:10 PM   Downtown Music at Grace
Thursday, May 23
12:05 PM   Eucharist in Chapel

Saturday, May 26
 3:00 PM    La Gracia Wedding Ceremony

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 !

Donation envelopes can be found on the table in the rear of the church.
Monthly Gratitude
Eucharistic Ministers
Youth Ministries: Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A
  • 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 

Sunday, May 19th ECW Meeting in the library at 11:45AM
This Sunday, May 19th Downtown Music Concert
at Grace Church 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
Please note the Parish office will be closed on Memorial Day.

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 graduating 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” Tickets
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 RSVP at: or Audrey Taylor to reserve tickets.
The deadline for payment for tickets will be Sunday June 23, 2019

Stewardship: Good News & Late News: Spring is (finally) in the air. Hope that you are all are 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 and understanding. Sincerely, Cynthia 

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 you may email me at
Thank you, Maria

Episcopal Church Charities
Please join with other churches in the diocese to support 47 parish-sponsored feeding
programs in this region. Look for the Episcopal Charities offering envelope table at the rear of the church n Usher. 
Congratulations Bella!
Fr Chip’s daughters, Bella and Kat, on Bella’s graduation day at West Virginia University. Bella has accepted a position with Disney Corporate Training in Orlando, to begin in August.
As the spring renews our land it is a good time for us to renew our faith andgive thanks for the blessings in our lives. So share your blessings with those in need and give to the UTO ministry, on line or through your Blue Boxes . Use your blue box or make an online donation. Your gift will help fund grants for new ministries will spread the Good News even further. 

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
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.
Altar Flowers
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 in September. 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 the 10am 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
St. Bartholomew's Church Tag Sale- May 18, 2019
9AM to 3PM
Prospect Street
White Plains, New York 10601 T: 914 949 2874 x10