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September 13, 2020
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost


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September 11 Interfaith Observance - Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association

Friday, September 11 between 8:30-10:00am and 5:30-7:00pm 
Brooklyn Heights Promenade at Montague Street

So many events this year have invited us to rethink life and community in the wake of the current global pandemic and racial uprisings — that includes gathering to remember those we lost 19 years ago to a horrific terrorist attack. While health concerns prevent us from holding a traditional service this year our 9-11 memorial will be no less meaningful. Please join the Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association any time between 8:30-10 am and 5:30-7 pm to leave a written tribute on the Promenade at Montague Street. In our sacred distant way, we will honor those we lost and we will remember.
 
Ribbons and prayer blank cards will be distributed at the corner of Montague Street and the Promenade during the following times: 8:30am-10:00am & 5:30pm-7:00pm
 
A note from Chris Lee

Dear Grace members and friends,
 
I'm sending this invitation with mixed emotions. As thrilled as I am to have arrived at the end of a long journey, I am equally regretful that we can't gather in person to mark the occasion.
 
This Saturday, September 12th, at 11am, I will be ordained to the priesthood at Grace Church.
 
Although we will be observing strict health protocols, we are still looking forward to a joyous celebration. I would love for you to join us via livestream, by clicking this link.

Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers as we experience what one of my mentors has called a 'kairos time' together. May you stay safe and strong in body, mind, and heart.
 
Peace and blessings,
 
Chris
Alan Christopher Lee Ordination Invite
Suffrage At 100 With Letitia James
Rally Sunday is Sunday,
 September 20th

Zoom Family Service at 9:15 (online) and 11 a.m. (online or in person).

Join us for special live music and an online “coffee hour” fun activity on Zoom.

Special note: if you are planning to attend on Sept. 20 in person, please do us
the favor of letting us know by sending an email to the church office.

All services continue online via Vimeo and Zoom.
In Remembrance .......

If you would like to gift Altar flowers in memory of your loved one please contact Marilyn Grant so that the flowers can be provided to acknowledge the family member or friend. The name of the person memorialized will be listed in the service bulletin.Thank you.
A Note about In Person Worship
We are happy to be back and worshiping together in the sanctuary. As advised by the Department of Health and commended to us by the Bishop, we are following all appropriate protocols for gathering in a group, including a maximum of 50 people (with clergy) at each service. Seats are spaced throughout the pews so that a safe distance may be maintained. 
 
To insure your health and safety, we will take your temperature at the door and maintain a contact tracing list. Masks are required. We have extra masks, as well as gloves (should you like them) and hand sanitizer. 
 
We want everyone to stay safe and well, so if you or a family member become ill with COVID-19 after attending Church in person, please let us know so we can communicate with others with whom you may have been in contact. 
 
As always, worship continues on-line at www.gracebrooklyn.org.
Info For Visitor and Guests During The Week

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!
New Centering Prayer Events and Classes

For more information click here.
Two Exciting New Service Opportunities with the Red Hook Initiative!  

As part of our parish’s commitment to responding to our neighbors most impacted by COVID-19, Grace is partnering with the Red Hook Initiative to support their vital work around food insecurity and youth summer/virtual learning loss in the Red Hook community. Please click here for more information on the Red Hook Farms Food Access Project and the RHI Freedom Schools Virtual Read-a-Loud Project, both starting this summer. We hope that you will participate in one or both of these exciting opportunities! Please reach out to Amy Rowland if you are interested in or have questions about these initiatives. 
Grace Church 2nd Annual Multicultural Day: Diversity is Community 

Join us on Sunday, October 18 at 10:00 am, as we celebrate the international diversity at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights. The event will include a festive worship - combining our 9:15 am and 11:00 am services - with lessons and prayers in various languages, music, and entertainment.

Countries represented include: 

  1. Australia 
  2. China 
  3. Ecuador 
  4. Guyana
  5. India
  6. Iran
  7. Jamaica 
  8. Jordan 
  9. Lebanon
  10. Norway
  11. Panama
  12. Slovakia
  13. South Africa
  14. South Korea
  15. Sweden
  16. United Kingdom

For more information or to have your country listed, please e-mail Denise Young Farrell or Allison Robinson.
Giving to Grace
Thank you for your on-going support of Grace as we continue to worship remotely. We are happy to let you know that you may now make 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. 

If you would like to set up a recurring pledge payment on Realm, please contact Kate Rock or Takisha Brown for an invitation to join. 

You may also make one time pledge payments and general offering donations on line here.
Parish Prayer Concerns

For all who are affected by the West Coast wildfires. For those who are feeling sad or downhearted. For all who are in need of God’s strong presence and light, especially Lenore; Kris; Jake; Sean; Ruth; Jacque (pronounced Jackie); Richard & Linda; Jane; Rosemarie; Andrew; Katie Lynn; Noreen; Stephen; Florence, and all who are suffering from COVID 19.
Grace Notes Announcements
To submit an announcement for Grace Notes please send all information to the Parish Office no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday of each week. Please be aware that submissions that do not meet the deadline will be published the following week.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Office Hours Update

Due to the Cornovirus (COVID-19), the Parish Office is no longer open at this time. However, Parish Administrator, Ms. Takisha Brown is still available to assist you remotely Monday through Friday (except for holidays) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If there is anything you may need, please contact Parish Administrator, Ms. Takisha Brown preferably by email. If you must call the office (718-624-1850), please leave a voicemail and Takisha will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.
Please Note:

The church phone lines are still not currently working properly. If you need to contact the church office, please email parish administrator,Takisha Brown, for assistance. Verizon is scheduled to address the problem in September.
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