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May 30
Trinity Sunday
The First Sunday after Pentecost

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

and also online



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

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND


Trinity Sunday





Confirmations at Grace
Saturday, June 5th, at 11am

Grace Church will welcome Bishop Geralyn Wolf for a service of Confirmation, which will include candidates from both Grace and All Saints’ Park Slope. Congratulations to the confirmands and their families! Please keep them in your prayers. 

Because of limited seating capacity, registration will be required. Please register here to attend.
YOUTH GROUP
Meet and Greet
Saturday, June 12th, 5:30-7pm

Middle and High Schoolers and their families are invited to kick off summer with a gathering in the garden on Grace Court. Bring a picnic dinner, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and join the conversation about Youth Ministry at Grace for the Fall of 2021 and beyond.
Parents' Summer Book Club
The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller, Phd.

Dr. Lisa Miller, professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, has spent the past two decades researching the impact of spirituality on the development of young children and adolescents. The latest science clearly shows that spiritually active children have high levels of academic success. and are much less likely to struggle with depression and substance abuse.

So how does one raise a 'spiritual child?' Join other Grace parents (grandparents also welcome!) as we explore together Dr. Miller's findings, consider what they might mean in a Christian context, and discuss ways we might incorporate them into our own families.

You can buy the book here (locally!) and here. We will meet via Zoom three times over the summer, on Tuesdays: June 29, July 27 and August 31, at 8pm.


Multicultural Day Meeting
Plans are underway for a festive and fun celebration of our international diversity at Grace Church!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 17, 2021!
 
  • Confirmed readings in Creole, French and Spanish!
  • Are you, your parents, or grandparents from another country? Please let us know so we can include in our Parade of Flags! Countries represented to date include Australia, China, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Martinique, Norway, Panama, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, & the United Kingdom.                                                             
Anyone interested in planning this event is welcome to join us on Sunday, June 27th, 10:00 - 10:45 am via Zoom.  For more information or to have your country listed, please e-mail Denise Young Farrell or Allison Robinson.

Ordination of Alice Graham Grant

Please help us celebrate the ordination of Alice Graham Grant, daughter of Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant, to the Sacred Order of Deacons, on June 5th, 2021 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC.

By the Grace of God
and with the consent of the people
The Right Reverend Anne E. Hodges-Copple Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina
will ordain
Angela Cheri Compton-Nelson
Alice Graham Grant
Mawethu Ncaca
and
Marisa Anne Sifontes
to the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand and twenty-one
at half past ten o’clock in the morning at
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Rt. Rev. Samuel S. Rodman Bishop Diocesan, will celebrate. 


All are invited to view the livestream broadcast of the ordination via the Facebook page of the Diocese of North Carolina at https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseNC/.
The Rector's Discretionary Fund
As the Grace Church community continues to deal with the aftereffects of a year of hardship for so many due to 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, Realm. Checks should be made out to Grace Church with "Rector's Discretionary Fund" in the memo.


50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration
streaming on
Monday, June 7, 2021
6:45 PM ET E-Reception
7:00 PM ET Program
HONORING
Judy Willig
Former Executive Director, Heights and Hills
Jana and Tom Bergdall
Mary Ellen Critchlow Awardees for their extraordinary volunteer service.

Click here to find out about more about the event and sponsorship information,
and here to register to attend.

COVID-19 Updates

Last week, NYS updated the guidelines on mask usage and lifted capacity limits for most spaces, including Houses of Worship. It is now up to individual churches to decide whether they will continue many COVID-19 restrictions.

Grace Church will continue to ask everyone to pre-register when possible before attending any worship services. We are still limiting capacity in the church, with most services being restricted to 75 people maximum. This weekend's 11am service and the June 5th confirmation service will allow 150 worshippers to attend.

In addition, we are still requiring everyone to wear a mask when inside the church and church offices. Ushers will continue to do temperature screenings and collect contact tracing information before each service. We also ask that each group space themselves at least 6 feet from others, as is required by NYS mandates.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!
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.

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

In thanksgiving for the great mystery of the Trinity. For Memorial Day: that—until wars cease altogether—God will strengthen and protect all those currently serving in the United States military, and also their families. For an end to injustice, wars and violence, especially gun violence, in this country and around the world. For a rejection of racial and religious bigotry and the use of excessive force in law enforcement. For better care for the earth’s resources. For all who are in need of our prayers, especially, Emiko; Godwin; Heleen; the Rev. John Musco; Ron & Betsy; Karen; Ginny; Sohee; Donald; Elizabeth; Karl B.; Aryiro, Eric & family; Richard B.; Jane K.; Richard & Linda F., those who suffer from COVID 19, and all who care for sick or aging loved ones. For those who have died, especially, Charles Harper Anderson and Guy Bergman, as well as the children and other civilians killed in the Israel/Gaza war, and those in our own country who died in shootings this past week.
Weekday Visits to Grace

To ensure 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 in. When you visit please use 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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