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 good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.” Luke 6:43–49

Ministers of the Liturgy
October 27, 2019
Celebrants & Preachers: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves and Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Director of Music at Grace Church / Director de Música de Grace: Peter Roberts
Director of Music of La Gracia /Director de Música de la Gracia: Juan Carlos Abreu
Eucharistic Visitors/ Visitantes Eucarísticos: Arlene Roberts, Monique Reynolds,
Sandy McAllister, Hazel Haney
Grace Lectors Marie Barrow, Arlene Grant           Intercessor: Walter Simon
La Gracia Lectores: First Reading Alicia Silva, Psalm: Daniel Corsanego
Prayers of the People: Daniel Corsanego
Altar Ministers /Ministros del Altar: Andrea Spencer, Rosario Murillo, & José Luis Murillo  
Acolytes/ Acólitos: Lauren Reid, Spencer Carden, Priya Kumar, Rohan Kumar, Aadi Kumar
Rosario Murillo, José Luis Murillo, Joshua Murillo and Neftalí Murillo
Ushers/ Ujieres: Jo- Ann B. Boylan, Gloria Chang, Giovanni Green,
Michael Heffner, Andrea Spencer, Paz Torres, Claudia Corsanego
Coffee Hour Host: Grace La Gracia Potluck  
Assistants/ Asistentes: Team 4

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, October 27
There will not be a 8AM Worship Service or 12:30 PM La Gracia Worship Service
10:00 AM to10:30 AM Advocacy Meeting – Library
11 AM Bilingual Worship Service
12:00 PM Potluck Coffee Hour – Parish Hall
Tuesday, October 29
10:30 AM-11AM LUW Meeting - Library
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
7:00 PM Vestry Meeting - Library
Wednesday, October 30
12:10 PM DTM at Grace
3PM to 6PM Ada’s Outreach –Library
7:15 PM BSF Study Fellowship – Library
Thursday, October 31
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
7:30 PM La Gracia Bible Study- Church
Friday, November 1
8 AM to 12 PM LUW Clothing Storage - Library
Saturday, November 2
8 AM to 12 PM LUW Clothing Giveaway – Parish Hall 

Sunday, October 27th 11AM Bilingual Grace La Gracia Worship Service
"Thoughts on Stewardship"
Please share and write your thoughts on the poster board located in the parish hall.
Monthly Gratitude
Sunday School Teachers
We are all called to be teachers and learners with children and we are especially grateful this month for the dedication of our Sunday School Teachers. They take the time to give our youth the lesson's love that helps them to mature in their faith and understanding. Their efforts are a great contribution to Grace. Fr. Chip
Rudye Breach,Leigh Burton,Linda Gallo, Michael Heffner, Andrea Lacourciere-MacLeish, Donna Louis, George O’Hanlon,Lauren Reid, Cynthia Sangurima Brown,
Lyndsey Wall
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.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."
2 Corinthians 5:17
2019 -2020 Stewardship Campaign Letter

" Por lo tanto,si alguien esta en Cristo, el es una nueva creacion.
Lo viejo ha pasado, he aqui, lo nuevo ha llegado."
2 Corintios 5:17
Donations for Samaritan House Holiday Bags
The ECW is collecting needed items for Samaritan House beginning October 27th. There will be collection boxes in the back and front of the church. Monetary donations will also be accepted. 
List for Holiday Bags for Samaritan House Guests: Soap (bar) - any brand, Body Wash – any brand,Lotion – any brand, Deodorant (not trial or travel size), Slippers – (S,M,L), Shower slippers (size 7-12),Socks (size 7-12), ankle style preferred, not too thick, Shampoo/Conditioner (same brand for both), Lip Gloss/Chapstick – any brand, Fragranced body spray, Shower caddy. Thank you. ECW
Wednesday, October 30th Downtown Music at Grace Concert 12:10 PM

BSF BIBLE STUDY- God’s Word for Today’s World
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ( ) is a global community of men, women and children who seek to know God as He has revealed Himself, in His Word – the Bible. In BSF, through personal study, combined with weekly group discussion, recorded live lecture and insightful notes, you will have the opportunity to discover who GOD says that He is and the relevance that His truths have in your life.
This year, we will do a study called “Acts and the Letters of the Apostles” where our lessons will do a deep dive into the books of Acts, Hebrews, 1 Corinthians, 1 Peter, 1&2 Thessalonians and James.
A new BSF Satellite Discussion Group will meet, right here, at Grace Episcopal Church, on Wednesday evenings from 7:15pm-8:45pm in the library.
Please contact to register or for additional information. There is no cost to join us.
Friday, November 1st. LUW In Need Of Donated Coats and Jackets
During the next week, items can be left at the coat rack in the hallway at Grace Church or on 11/1/19 at Grace Church Library from 12 PM to 1PM.  
Collecting Winter Coats and Jackets Only
Garments should be in “Wearable Not Repairable” condition and laundered
Larger Sizes are in high demand
We also need coats for children. Thank you, LUW

Mark Your Calendars For Our Two Upcoming Worship Services
Sunday, November 3rd All Saints’ Sunday
You may also give a memorial gift to Grace Church in their honor. Checks should be payable to Grace Church and place “All Saint’s Day Donation” in the memo space.
Sunday, December 1st The First Sunday of Advent - 11AM Bilingual Worship Service
Forum - Featuring the Chief of the White Plains Police Department: November 3 rd at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall
Please join us in the Parish Hall right after the 10:00 AM service (~11:30 AM) for a forum featuring Police Chief Joseph Castelli. He will be covering a number of issues including advocacy and public safety. It is vital that we know where our public officials stand. Please join us to learn - and share your thoughts.
Michael Heffner, Sorraya Sampson, Daisy Calderon, Daniel Corsanego, Walter Simon, Katy Toolin, Mary Baker

Wednesday, November 6th SAGE Meeting
Will be held at 1:30 PM in the library. Everyone is encouraged to bring in a special book, poem, quote, prayer or letter to share with the group. Newcomers are always welcome!
Blessings! Marie Barrow

Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 PM DTM Concert at Grace Church
" The Yale Whiffenpoofs" For Tickets: Info: Click here for details. 

Parishioners Needed for New Year’s Eve Ministry- Tuesday, December 31 st
Interested in helping with growing our membership at Grace Church? Join our New Year’s Eve Ministry.
Our New Year’s Eve ministry is where a few church members welcome people in downtown White Plains for a couple of hours (10 PM to 12PM) during New Year’s Eve at our church. Please contact Maria in our Parish office or E:
November Time to "Fall Back"
Turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3rd.
Grace Church Fall/Winter Event Form
Must be completed by anyone who is responsible for an existing group in the parish or if you have a major event or activity planned for Fall/Winter to be held at Grace Church. Please submit completed form, four weeks in advance of your event to the parish office. Forms are available in the parish office, on the table in the back of the church or click here to download.
Questions contact:
Hurricane Relief Fund
Your contribution will support communities as they respond to storms like Hurricane Dorian.
To make a donation, forms can be download here or you can contribute online to Hurricane Relief Fund at Additional forms can be found on the table in the back of the church.
Join a Committee or Become a Usher, 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.
Planned Giving
“All that we are, all that we have comes from God (and will one day return to God)”
Our Mission: To establish a meaningful enough relationship with you, the Grace Church La Gracia parishioner, to the extent that you would consider establishing a meaningful long-term financial relationship with Grace Church La Gracia.
Planned Giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the thoughtful use of his or her personal wealth can make a considered choice about how to share it. Planned gifts are either outright gifts or deferred gifts. Please contact Michael Heffner to start (or continue) this conversation.

The Winter Angelus
Please submit your articles to Mary Baker E: marygene57@msn .com T he deadline for The Winter Angelus Is November 10th. Thank you. Michael Heffner & Mary Baker  

Grace La Gracia Parish Office Telephone Number 914 949 2874
When calling the parish office, please listen carefully to the new directory extension option or if you know your party's extension, please press it after the greeting.
Maria Campos – Administrator or Front Desk Volunteer - Ext 1
The Rev. Dr. Chip Graves - Ext 2
The Rev. Adolfo Moronta- Ext 3
Maria Romeo- Bookkeeper - Ext 4

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 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.
Altar Flowers
 Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship .
Downtown Music at Grace Concert Schedule - Click here
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @12:10 p.m.
Connections - Clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg perform an acoustic program that journeys from improvisation-infused world music to klezmer to complete recreations of traditional music and standards.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 12:10 p.m.
Reimagining I-  The first in a series of three concerts which focus on the art of transcription.
The Yale Whiffenpoofs - Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. at Grace Church
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 12:10 p.m.
Reimagining II - The second in a series of three concerts which focus on the art of ranscription.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 12:10 p.m.
Reimagining III - The last in a series of three concerts which focus on the art of transcription.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 12:10 p.m. - No Concert
The Episcopal Diocese of New York

Episcopal Charities Annual Tribute Dinner  
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM  
at the 
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine  
1047 Amsterdam Avenue in New York, NY 
This year we will be honoring: 
  The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry,
 The Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, 
James A. Baker III, and Susan G. Baker 
61st Secretary of State and 67th Secretary of the Treasury
Co-Founder and Past Chair, National Alliance to End Homelessness 
Please plan to join us for this very special event!
To purchase a table or tickets go to our website:  episcopalcharities-newyork  call 212-316-7575.
Community News
George Latimer & Alfreda Williams Invite you to join them and meet your Elected County Officials, ask questions and discuss County Issues
Cookies & Conversion on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:30PM - 8:00 PM
Greenburgh Town Hall 177 Hillside Avenue
For more information, please call 914 995 2833 T: 914 949 2874 x1