Growing in Faith. Creating an Inclusive Community.
Serving with Compassion. Working for Social Justice.
July 31

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist

in person at 10 am



We are unable to offer online services on Sundays during the summer months.
Grace Summer
Sunday Services in Summer

**Childcare is suspended for Sunday, July 31st and Sunday, August 7th. It will resume in the Colonial Room, next to the Guild Hall, on Sunday, August 14th. Thank you for understanding! 

During the summer, Grace Church will hold 1 service only, every Sunday at 10 am through September 18th. Sunday services will be held in the air-conditioned Guild Hall. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a livestream or Zoom for our Sunday services June 26th through September 18th.

Coffee hour is back! Please join us for coffee and snacks after each service. Coffee hour will be held in the Courtyard during the summer months.

If you have any questions about our worship schedule, please contact Melissa Kelly, Parish Administrator, at parishoffice@gracebrooklyn.org or (718) 624-1850 x 10.
The first issue of the Justice Journal, a newsletter of our Social Justice and Reconciliation Ministry, is now available. Click here for an e-copy. Hard copies are available for pickup at the church.
General Convention Update from Parishioner and Delegate Kathy Page

The  80th General Convention  met in Baltimore July 8th-11th, 2022. General Convention is the highest governing body of The Episcopal Church, meeting every three years and made up of the Church’s bishops and elected lay and ordained deputies from each diocese. Kathy was a deputy from the Diocese of Long Island. She reflects on her experience in a short video on the Diocese of Long Island website, along with other updates from Bishop Provenzano and other Lay and Clergy Delegates from the Diocese of Long Island.

Kathy's video is available at https://vimeo.com/729037448.
The Rector's Discretionary Fund
As the Grace Church community continues to deal with the after-effects and continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to ask parish members to consider making an offering to the Rector's Discretionary Fund.

With this fund, the Rector is able to help those in our community when they need it most.

If you would like to contribute to this important fund, you can do so by check or via our online payment system, RealmIf you prefer to make a donation by check, it should be made out to Grace Church with "Rector's Discretionary Fund" in the memo.
Help send Brooklyn Youth to Summer Camp with Young Life Central Brooklyn
This summer, Young Life is taking diverse middle school kids, high school kids, teen moms, and their leaders (62!) from Central Brooklyn to three different camp trips at Lake Champion! It costs $600 to take one teen to camp. In order to finance a teen going to camp and learning about Jesus Christ, BK Central Young Life is fundraising most of the cost. Camp offers everything we all yearn for - that's why we need you to help our teens in central Brooklyn get to the best week of their life. 
  • Adventure: Lake Champion is a beautiful place outside of the city where kids can explore, take risks (like try the ropes course), and ultimately have experiences they wouldn't get otherwise.

  • Connection: Young Life camp is made especially for teens, and they will be surrounded by other teens where they can engage in forming true friendships.

  • Meaning: At camp, our leaders inspire kids with the truth of Jesus Christ; that their lives mean infinitely more than they can understand, and that they are deeply loved by the God of the universe.
With 33 days remaining, BK Central Young Life as of 7/11 has raised $28,755 out of the $42,000 goal to send these 62 kids to Young Life camp this summer. Camp represents an optimal opportunity for kids to learn about Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, and find community.
If you're able to donate (even $5 helps)-https://ny169.younglife.support/crowd/worth-every-penny
If you have any questions or want to get involved with BK Central Young Life and learn more about what we're doing, please contact Virginia Albert (BK Central Young Life Area Committee and Grace Church member) at virginia.albert@gmail.com :)
Grace volunteers at Red Hook Farms
Red Hook Farms work day
Pictured above from left to right: Theresa Seabaugh. Allison Robinson, and Connor Maginnis
Red Hook Farms: We Need Volunteers!

Come help us address food insecurity! Volunteer at Red Hook Farms. 
 
On July 9th, Grace Church members Theresa, Allison, and Connor volunteered at Red Hook Farms. They worked alongside youth farmers at the Wolcott Street location, pulling weeds and laying wood chips. Also present were members from the Red Hook Houses Garden Club who work and maintain garden beds in exchange for fresh produce.  
 
Red Hook Farms is a youth-­centered urban farming and food justice program in Red Hook with two locations in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Produce is sold at their local farm stand, distributed to families through their farm-share programs and donated to local food pantries. 
 
Please help us make a difference and join us for the next Grace Church designated date to volunteer on Saturday, August 13th, from 10 am to 1 pm. Click here to register. For questions, e-mail Cara Dorr, caradorr@gmail.com. Please sign up no later than Tuesday, August 9th.   
 
If you cannot come out to the farm, but want to support urban agriculture and youth empowerment, check out their farm stand at 560 Columbia Street on Saturdays, from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information about the Red Hook Farm, their CSA, and farm stand, click here. Thank you for your support!
RED HOOK INITIATIVE
Internship Program

The Red Hook Initiative, a community-based non-profit serving youth and residents in public housing in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is looking for Grace Church parishioners interested in offering young adults an internship in their places of work.

The young adults, 18 to 24 years old, will first receive 30 hours of job readiness training from RHI’s Employment Program that covers résumés, cover letters, navigating challenging work dynamics, effective communication, and approaching one’s career path from a strength-based perspective. After the completion of training, candidates will be interviewed for internship positions.

These internships, which will begin in the fall, are for 20 hours per week for 12-15 weeks. Interns will be paid $15 an hour by RHI.

RHI seeks to place young people in the following fields: fashion, graphic design, business administration, accounting, sales, non-profit organizations, small businesses, or in entrepreneurial settings.

For further information, contact nellis@rhicenter.org or Mark McIntyre at markmcint@gmail.com.
Evening Prayer

Grace Church offers Evening Worship every Tuesday - Friday at 5pm online.

To attend Evening Prayer online, please use the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7186241850 .
Parish Prayer Concerns & Thanksgivings

That we, whose lives are hidden in Christ—we, whose lives are both sheltered and yet-to-be-revealed in Christ—may, with God’s help, put on the garments of Christ—love, compassion, patience, forgiveness—and trust in God for everything, allowing Christ’s triumph and the as-yet-unseen truths of God’s Kingdom to shape our words, our actions, and our very being. That the Church may be a sign of God's abundant and unconditional love through all its ministries. That we of Grace Church, who know abundance—both material and spiritual—may be generous to others, and especially to those in need. For all who are participating in the Grace Church Holy Land Pilgrimage from August 5-16, 2022: that God will grant traveling mercies, protection and safe return to Father Allen Robinson, Oliva George, Marilyn Grant, Mother Kristin Krantz, Jasper Krantz, Zachary Krantz, Mother Lindsay Lunnum, Kate Rock, Leyla Robinson, Soossan Salmassi, Mother Elisabeth Tunney, and Bob and Donna Whiteford. May Jesus walk with them on their journey. For the upcoming Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops: that they will focus on common ground with Bishops of all viewpoints, in order to facilitate fruitful tackling of the many serious issues that confront the world today. For wisdom, courage, strength, and compassion for Joe, our President; Kathy, our Governor; Eric, our Mayor; and all elected officials. For God’s sustenance and our help for all who bear the burden of poverty, and all who struggle in the current economic climate. For God’s strength and protection for all who have been—or will be—harmed by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and especially the doctors who are being harassed and threatened for trying to provide compassionate and necessary medical care. For a just peace in all places where there is war. For all who live in places of lawlessness. For reconciliation between nations in political dissension. For safe haven for all who are fleeing war and violence. For all whose lives are threatened by extreme heat, storms, wildfires, and floods. For those who are fragile, homebound, alone, or lonely. For those who have been commended to our prayers, especially Hezekiah; Stephanie; Max; Barbara; Jim; Claude; Carrie; Noreen K.; Vivian H.; Richard & Linda F.; Rosemarie; Andrew; Katie Lynn; Noreen H.; Stephen; Kathy P.; Lally; Kathy; Chris; Jesse; Max; Sean & Fiona & family; Janice; Marcelle; Joe D. & family; and all who are sick with COVID-19. For those who endure chronic or incurable illnesses; and those who care for sick or aging loved ones. For those whose names and needs are known only to God. For all who have died, and all who mourn.
Giving to Grace
We are happy to let you know that you can 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 can 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 to 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.
Weekday Visits to Grace

When you visit, please use the Clergy Door, which is the first door on your right in the Hicks Street courtyard. Please note our summertime office hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon.
Grace Church | 254 Hicks Street | Brooklyn NY 11201 
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