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.
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace to this house!' And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, "The kingdom of God has come near to you."
Luke 10:1–9
Ministers of the Liturgy
September 8,2019
C elebrant & Preacher:  Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Assisting Priest: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Organist:   Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Judith Hutton, Marie Barrow
Lector 8 AM: Mary Baker
10 AM: Trisha McGuinness, Carole Carter     Intercessor: Joyce Sampson
Altar Minister 8 AM: Brinda Bradley
10 AM Sandy McAllister, Jean Chambers
Acolytes 10 AM: Lauren Reid, Anna Kristina O’Hanlon, Shane Daughtry, Maya Daughtry,
Eric Woodberry, Aaron Woodberry
Ushers: 10:00 AM Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming,
Ginger Waters, Paxton Louis, Olivet Williams
Vestry Greeter: Eileen McClean
Coffee Hour Host: Team 1
Nursery Care: Claudia available during 10 AM Service
  
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, September 8th
8:00 AM The Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM The Holy Eucharist - Book Bag Blessing
12:30 PM Santa Eucaristía Misa

Monday, September 9th
6:30 PM Labyrinth Walk - Parish Hall
7:00 PM Episcopal 101 - Library

Tuesday, September 10th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel

Wednesday, September 11th
7:15 PM-8:45 PM A New BSF Satellite Discussion Group - Parish Hall

Thursday, September 12th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
7:30 PM La Gracia Bible Study- Church

Saturday, September 14th
12:30 PM The Book Club Luncheon at Via Garibaldi
4PM to 9PM Site Rental - Parish Hall

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
Grace Church Needs One Diocesan Convention Alternate Delegate
Every year Grace Church sends several delegates (representatives) to the diocesan convention. After following our by-law process, we still have one outstanding Alternate Delegate position available. The alternate delegate attends the convention, enjoys community and food gatherings, educational events and learns more about our diocese; however, as an alternate, does not vote on the diocesan issues in discussion.
 This year's convention is being held at the Westchester Marriott Convention Center in Tarrytown all day Friday and Saturday (Nov. 8th and 9th). 
If you have interest in becoming this alternate delegate then please submit your name to our office administrator by September 11th. If more than one person is submitted, a random draw will select the candidate. Furthermore, please know that the $140 registration fee will be paid by the candidate.
Monthly Gratitude – Episcopal Church Women
I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to Dr. Melanie Jackson Walters (chairperson) and Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Grace Church.
Your willingness to use your gifts and abilities has strengthened the mission and ministry of this church.
For all your time, effort, hard work, and prayers, please accept the thanks and appreciation of this church, its leaders and staff, and me. You have truly been a blessing to this congregation! Fr. Chip

Irene Alves,  Carole Lashley, Marie Barrow,Gloria Chang, Cynthia Cole, Edyth Horne, Sylvia Howard, Judy Hutton, Laura Auld, Joyce Pickering, Monique Reynolds,
Andrea Spencer, Shirley Spencer, Audrey Taylor
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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.
                                                                                                    
The Fall Angelus Is Available
Pick up your Fall Angelus today after services.
Located on the table in back of the church or ask an usher.
The Deadline for The Winter Angelus Is November 15th. 
As Always, Thank You For Your Contributions!
Mary Baker and Michael Heffner
TODAY
Thank You to All the Volunteers!
Labor Day BBQ at Grace's Kitchen
Notwithstanding the rain, which necessitated a quick dash to bring all of the tables, food and drinks inside midway through the luncheon, the event proved successful through the efforts of the volunteers.

Carol Ann Chun: Crown Plaza Volunteer,Clyde Hicks,Monika Henry: Crown Plaza Volunteer
George Henry: Crown Plaza Volunteer,Shirley Spencer.Eve Bradford, Aaron Bradford,
Malik Bradford, Carolyn Rogers,Walter Simon, Sylvia Simon, Anthony and Amy Patierno
James Heffner, George O'Hanlon, Vika O'Hanlon, Nikolas O'Hanlon, Anna Kristina O'Hanlon,
Karen Southwick, Heather Southwick,Carole Lashley. Patrick Liu, Melanie Jackson
Reuben Figueroa, Amy Owens, Cameron Owen, Brian Owens,Hayden Claussen.
Jean Wilson, Erika Santos, Barbara Santos, Sebastian Lopes.Alvin Alcera: Crown Plaza
Volunteer, Brandon Alcera: Crown Plaza Volunteer, Camille Worrell, Cynthia Skerritt  
Sunday, September 8th – Welcome Back!
Worship services resume at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM La Gracia
Choir Returns, Fx3 Back to School Book-Bag Blessing, Nursery Care begins at 10am service, Sunday School registration in the parish hall.
Back-To-School Book- Bag Blessing Sunday, September 8th at 10 AM Service 
Grace Church's families, Faith & Fellowship (Fx3) Group invites students(of all ages!) and teachers to participate. To participate, please assemble outside of the sacristy at 9:50 am with your book bag. Questions contact Amy Owens mizzamyo@gmail.com
LOOKING AHEAD
BSF BIBLE STUDY
God’s Word for Today’s World
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ( https://www.bsfinternational.org/ ) 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. We start on Wednesday, September 11 th . Please contact nycdw590@gmail.com to register or for additional information. There are no cost to join us.
Adult Education Series – Episcopal 101
PLEASE JOIN FR. CHIP ON THREE CONSECUTIVE MONDAY EVENINGS
EPISCOPAL 101
SEPTEMBER 9th, SEPTEMBER 16th, SEPTEMBER 23rd
7 PM–8:30 PM
Labyrinth prayer before the class at 6: 30PM in parish hall.    
This class is built for the curious: people who are new to the Episcopal Church, new to the Cathedral, interested in baptism or confirmation, or simply eager to pray and study. Newcomers and regulars alike will explore Christian Discipleship: what it means and why it matters.
Register attendees need to order My Faith, My Life
 by Jenifer Gamber (Revised Edition) on AMAZON.COM
or

TO REGISTER FOR EPISCOPAL 101 E:mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org
The Book Club Luncheon
Saturday, Sept 14, at 12:30 pm at Via Garibaldi
1 North Broadway, White Plains
Sunday, September 15th   ECW Meeting at 11:45 AM in the library

Wednesday, September 18th Downtown Music at Grace Concert 12:10 PM

Sunday, September 22nd Planned Giving Forum at 11:30 AM in the library

Sunday, September 29th “Conversations of Grace” during coffee hour.
 
Monday, September 30th 6:30 PM Evening Service at St. Barts.
All parishioners are invited to attend. 
St. Barts is located on the same block as the Post Road Elementary School on the corner of Prospect St. and Sterling Avenues. We're a block south of Route 22 on the North, a couple blocks away from the village of Scarsdale on the west, and two blocks from Lexington Avenue on the east.
 
Wednesday, October 2nd SAGE 
Our first SAGE Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the library. We will kick off the new year with a welcome back party. Looking forward to seeing everyone! New members are welcome! See Marie Barrow if you are interested. Much blessings!!
Saturday, October 5th
Blessing of the Animals 2PM to 3PM
Rain or Shine
In front yard of Grace Church. All animals are welcome!
Must be on a leash or appropriate crate.
Michael Heffner in Japan at the church that his father established in the early 1950's.
NEW! Grace Church Fall 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 this 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
Questions contact: mcampos@gracechurchwhiteplains.org
Responding to Hurricanes
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 episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief. Additional forms can be found on the table in the back of the church.
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  arobgrant@verizon.net  or 914-699-6494
Stuart Madden  mstuartmadden@gmail.com  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.  
Acolytes
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 Lrrmink@gmail.com 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  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 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.
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Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship .
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
T he Seating by the Bishop of New York of The Right Reverend Dickson Chilongani
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
 Bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika on the International Cathedra
of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
 Which will take place at the 4 p.m. Evensong on Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Events and More - Listings from the Bishop's Offices
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Fall Theme: “Women”
      Copy Deadline September 30
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Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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