Growing in Faith. Creating an Inclusive Community.
Serving with Compassion. Working for Social Justice.
May 2
5th Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist (in person)
8 am, 9:15 am, and 11 am

and also online



For 5:30 Online Evening Prayer (Tues- Fri), use above zoom link

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND


Easter 5 Sunday




Spend a
Saturday Morning at the Farm

Grace Church has been invited to send a group of volunteers to Red Hook Farm on Saturday May 15th, 10am-1pm. Space is limited, so please email Fr. Chris soon to save your spot. Want to work another day or time? Sign up for individual shifts by clicking here. Red Hook Farms is a remarkable urban oasis, which primarily serves families living in public housing, in an area of Brooklyn especially impacted by COVID-19.
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St. Vincent Relief Appeal

The Diocese of Long Island is collecting contributions to send to the Diocese of the Windward Islands to help the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines as the La Soufrière volcano is still active and has caused a humanitarian crisis. If you would like to join the Diocese in this effort, please make checks payable to “The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island,” with “St. Vincent Relief” in the memo, and mail to:
 
Office of Stewardship
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
 
Releasing the Tiger: The Political Spirituality of Desmond Tutu

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful conversation with the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle.

Missed the event? Watch a recording by clicking here.
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E-Waste Recycling Event
Sunday, May 16th
10am - 4pm
First Unitarian Church
119 Pierrepont St.

Did you know that it is illegal to throw away electronics in the trash? First Unitarian Church is co-hosting an e-waste recycling event with Council Member Steven Levin and the Lower East Side Ecology Center on Sunday, May 16th from 10am-4pm. Recycle your old computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronics responsibly. More information about this event can be found here.
Camp DeWolfe
Register to attend
Family Camp this Summer

Family Camp programs are now being offered and families, as well as small groups, are welcomed to Camp DeWolfe to enjoy time connecting with God and with one another. People of all ages are invited to experience Christ in a safe community, enjoy the Long Island Sound, and participate in optional camp activities.  
 
Scholarships are also being provided by Episcopal Ministries, for all families who may require financial assistance. A scholarship application may be found here.
  
Applications can be mailed or emailed to the to the camp 408 North Side Road, Wading River, NY 11792, or office@campdewolfe.org.  

For more information about Camp DeWolfe, check out their brochure or visit their website.

Next Date for Baptisms is
Sunday, May 23rd at 11 AM

Please contact Melissa Kelly
to register your child.

Additional baptism dates in 2021 are Sept.19th and Nov. 7th.


Family Vespers
Sundays at 5pm via Zoom

Join Fr. Chris and friends on Sunday evenings through Pentecost (May 23rd) for this short service of prayer, featuring Scripture readings, a brief interactive homily, and song. Click here to join on Zoom.

Join the Rector’s Bible Study
on Tuesdays
Exploring the Book of Revelation
 
Join the Rector’s Bible Study on Tuesdays from 10:30-12 noon online here.
Centering Prayer

To subscribe to a newsletter of contemplative events or receive emails with links to a Zoom centering prayer group on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm ET, click here

Giving to Grace
Thank you for your on-going support as we continue to worship remotely as well as in person. We are happy to let you know that you may make a pledge or general offering donations by text! 

Please send a text to 73256 with the message "GraceBrooklyn". The first time, you will be prompted to provide your name and address, including your card number. If you save that information for future use, the second offering by text will be immediate. You may also make one-time pledge payments and general offering donations online here.

If you would like to set up a recurring pledge payment on Realm, please contact Melissa Kelly, parish administrator, for an invitation to join. 
In Remembrance or Gratitude...

Altar flowers are a wonderful way to express gratitude for life's blessings or memorialize a loved one.

If you would like to contribute Altar flowers, please contact Marilyn Grant. An acknowledgment will be included in the service bulletin.
Parish Prayer Concerns

For peace and reconciliation in our cities and communities. For our country to find a way to end unequal and disproportionate use of force in law enforcement and elsewhere. In thanksgiving for all those whose efforts have brought progress in the fight against COVID19, and for relief for all people and countries that are overwhelmed and still suffer from the virus. For the poor, the hungry, the homeless and the jobless; for those who are lonely and discouraged; and for those for whom prayers have been requested, especially Suzanna; the Rev. John Musco; the Rev. Canon Glenworth Miles; Karl S.; Karen; Ginny; Sohee; Donald; Elizabeth; Karl B.; Aryiro, Eric & family; Richard B.; Jane K.; Richard & Linda F.; and all who care for sick or aging loved ones. For all who have died, and for all who mourn.
Weekday Visits to Grace

To insure your safety and maintain the workplace standards established by the Department of Health, we ask you to let us know ahead of time when you will be stopping by. When you visit please use only the Clergy Door, which is the first door on your right in the Hicks Street courtyard. Sign the Visitors Log at the door (should we need to do any contact tracing), sanitize your hands and, as always, wear a mask.

To minimize traffic, particularly while children are at school, please refrain from moving through the Parish Hall. The restroom at the back of the sanctuary is available for your use. We thank you!
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