The Second Sunday After Pentecost - 6.6.2021
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
 
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, the Ceccolini Family, Karin, Tim, Daisy, Alice Dean, Ryan M., Bernice Robinson, Clayton Sauer, Dr. Travis Jackson, Barbara and Peter dePinto, Neil & Andrea S., Janice Lewis,Connor V. Kathy DeVita, K.L., Corene and Tom, Jim Cochran, Shannon, J, Betty Perry

REST IN PEACE

Richard Deats (4/7/2021)
There will be a memorial service for Richard at Grace on Saturday, June 5 at 2:00pm.
The service will also be livestreamed to our Facebook page.


To add a name to the list: parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org  
Reflection
Letting Go of What Used to Be
 
God is doing new things, Jesus proclaimed, but only those with new minds and hearts can see a new world breaking through the cracks of the old.
—Ilia Delio, The Hours of the Universe
 
If evolution is the language of growth and change, then an evolving faith is one that accepts and even embraces change. While the word change normally refers to new beginnings, real transformation happens more often when something falls apart. The pain of something old cracking apart or unraveling invites us to evolve instead of tightening our controls and certitudes.

From Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation for June 3, 2021. CLICK HERE to read the full piece.
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This Weekend
COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


This Sunday, June 6
The Second Sunday After Pentecost
8:00am - Holy Eucharist

9:30am - Holy Eucharist - Family Service
Outdoors in the Garden, weather permitting
Church School is on hiatus for the holiday weekend
service DOES NOT move indoors in the case of inclement weather
If weather is doubtful check our homepage at 8:00am on Sunday morning for updates

11:00am - Holy Eucharist



The 11:00am order of service is available to download HERE
AN UPDATE ON COVID PROTOCOLS

The following is an explanation of the Covid-19 related protocols regarding masks, social distancing, and singing:

  • Those who are vaccinated and seated may remove their masks if that is their desire/comfort.
  • Social distancing is still required due to singing (we would also ask that those who choose to sing consider wearing a mask in deference to their neighbors)
  • Masks must be worn in transition (at the Eucharist, entering and departing sanctuary)
  • We ask that people respect adopted customs for exchanging the peace (hand gestures, bowing, etc.) 
  • There are many reasons why an individual may choose to be masked: age, pre-existing conditions, choice, etc. Please respect their needs and afford them 6 ft. of space if you are unmasked.
  • Bread only will continue to be distributed for the time being as per Diocesan guidelines.

Overall, we are a people of the covenant and it is up to each of us to respect the dignity of every person (vaccinated and unvaccinated). Those entering our space each week do so with a degree of risk and therefore we ask that they assume responsibility for their own welfare and that of others, which is to say that if some choose not to get vaccinated for whatever reason, we ask that for the sake of those most vulnerable, they continue to wear their masks. In like manner, we ask that those who have received the vaccine be mindful that they can still be vectors for the virus and wear their masks during the times listed above.  

CLICK HERE for the latest Diocesan notice re COVID protocols
THE ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION COMMISSION
Discovery Group Book Discussion continues on Sundays
10:15 - 11:00am in Patterson Hall or via Zoom



The group is discussing Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright. Click on the image for link to Amazon ordering information; the book is also available for electronic download via the Rockland County library system. All are welcome and you may join the group at any time - you do not need to have been at the first sessions!

Those joining via Zoom can use this information:
Meeting ID: 822 2965 0192 Passcode: 272760
Announcements & Ongoing Programs
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Have you ever thought of serving on the altar? Carrying a cross or helping with the service? Do you love the 8:00am service and would like to read the lessons or serve as subdeacon? Families at 9:30 sign up together -would you like to join them? Or do you prefer the choral Eucharist at 11:00am and would like to help? Training for ushers, lectors, acolytes(carrying the cross) and chalice bearers will hapen. If you are interested. Contact Kickie Fulmor or Fr Owen to sign up or to ask questions. Classes at your convenience!

SIGN UP FOR WORK DAY HERE
NEW - CENTERING PRAYER GROUP
A fledgling contemplative prayer group has been meeting at 7:00am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings here in the sanctuary at Grace since Lent. Based on the principals of Centering Prayer (find out more here: https://www.contemplative.org/contemplative-practice/centering-prayer)  the gathering consists of about 20 minutes of silent prayer followed by quiet reflection and discussion.

All are welcome to come and experience this powerful prayer practice. If you’d like to know more, please be in touch with the office.
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 still 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 Payments".

We are so grateful for your support.
Parting Thought
All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.

From Another Time by W. H. Auden,