January 8, 2021
The First Sunday After The Epiphany
The Baptism of Christ
Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son. Look now with compassion on the entire human family; and particularly this part of the family, in the United States, and those in our nation’s capital; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Human Family, Book of Common Prayer, p. 815

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS

All those who are suffering from COVID-19, their families and caretakers; first responders and medical professionals on the front lines; all service workers who put themselves in danger daily to keep our communities moving; those putting themselves in danger to work for justice and equality;
 
Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, John and Shirley Federico, Bill Weber, Ian, Jean, Al and Carol Lalli, Peter Zakrepine, Russell Fernando, Rislyn Joseph, Ria Meade, Peter Foley, Rosmarie Buri, Ellie Hafstad, B.J. Close, Kate Scarmato and family, Rita Chapparo, Eliot Kloehn, Joseph, Nancy, Lisa,John Riffle & Family, Dr. Ian Cochran, Robert Attucks Ruffin, Jr., Michelle Kenny, Staff and residents of Murphy House, Toni McCarthy, Malcolm Marsh and family, Christine Churchill Kenneth, Nellie Ayala, Ross Dailey, Yakari Montalvo, Kathy Bettis, Maura McGrath, Charles Hutton, Joanna, Patricia Horn, the Ceccolini Family, Karin, Tim, Daisy, Alice Dean, Ryan M., Bernice Robinson, Clayton Sauer, Dr. Benjamin Jackson, Dr. Travis Jackson, Dorris B., Barbara and Peter dePinto, Neil & Andrea S., Carol Streichert, Stephanie, Joan Knecht
Rest in Peace: The Rev. Canon Dr. George Regas, Donald Van Saders
Flower Memorials:   Joe Cox, Eula R. Gilchrest, Blanche York, Anne R. Adams, William F. DeFrancis,
Anne C. Holley,  Christopher Yaw                                  
       
To add a name to the list: parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org    
Reflection
Sunday Prayer

Blessed are you
who bear the light
in unbearable times,
who testify
to its endurance
amid the unendurable,
who bear witness
to its persistence
when everything seems
in shadow
and grief.
Blessed are you
in whom
the light lives,
in whom
the brightness blazes—
your heart
a chapel,
an altar where
in the deepest night
can be seen
the fire that
shines forth in you
in unaccountable faith,
in stubborn hope,
in love that illumines
every broken thing
it finds. 

Jan Richardson
Amen.
This Sunday
The First Sunday After The Epiphany/The Baptism of Christ

Collect of the Day
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

HOLY EUCHARIST AT 8:00am
Attendance is strictly limited and masks must be worn.

HOLY EUCHARIST at 10:00am
We welcome those who wish to worship in person as well as those joining via the live stream. Attendance is limited and masks required.


The 10:00am service will continue to be streamed live to our Facebook page:

and on our website:

Order of Service is available to download HERE
 


Catch up with fellow parishioners at our Virtual Coffee Hours via Zoom, this Sunday at 11:30am.

Here's the link:

Meeting ID: 886 2857 6204
Passcode: 132337
Announcements & Ongoing Programs

ANNUAL MEETING DATE CHANGE

 
NEW DATE AND TIME
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 10:00am
via ZOOM
 

To ensure that we are in compliance with state religious corporation law, at the recommendation of the Diocese of New York, the vestry, after two consecutive sessions, has passed an amendment to the By Laws to allow us to have our Annual Meeting virtually. The meeting will be designed to provide multiple ways to participate, including land line phone and ZOOM. Watch for more details about format and participation to be released soon.

NOMINATIONS REMAIN OPEN
Nominations for open parish positions will be accepted from December 13 - January 11, 2021. A form with complete directions to submit nominations is available HERE.
BROWN BAG AND A BIBLE

Join us via Zoom on Thursdays and Sundays 
Brown Bag and a Bible continue Thursdays at noon and Sundays at 2:00pm in its new virtual format via ZOOM and led by Pat Reynolds. ALL ARE WELCOME. 
As always the sessions will focus on the readings for the week. The series will continue for the next five weeks. If you'd like to join, contact Pat (reynolcw@gmail.com) for the ZOOM link. 
Please Give As You Can

PLEDGE NOW

Now more than ever we need to know we can count on your support.

CLICK HERE to complete a pledge card for 2021.


THANK YOU to all of those who have already made their pledge commitment!
Our Virtual Offering Plate


We know these are difficult and uncertain times, and circumstances have changed for many of us. To help ensure continuity for the church and our outreach programs to the community, please keep your pledge current if you are able, or make one-time donations as you would on Sunday. You can mail a check to us at 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960 or use our Virtual Offering Plate to make an online gift. Use the drop down menu under "FUND" to choose "Other Gifts" or "Pledge 2020".

We are so grateful for your support.
Parting Thought
Loaves and Fishes

This is not
the age of information.

This is not
the age of information.

Forget the news,
and the radio,
and the blurred screen.

This is the time of loaves
and fishes.

People are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand.