The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost - 7.11.2021
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, 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, Yakari Montalvo, Kathy Bettis, Maura McGrath, Charles Hutton, Joanna, the Ceccolini Family, Karin, Tim, Daisy, Alice Dean, Ryan M., Bernice Robinson, Clayton Sauer, Barbara and Peter dePinto, Neil & Andrea S., Janice Lewis,Connor V. Kathy DeVita, K.L., Corene and Tom, Jim Cochran,Alan, Shannon Jeffries, Alice Dean, Betty Perry, Ray, Joe Stennet, Kira Walmer

REST IN PEACE: Hazel Osborne

To add a name to the list: parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org  
Reflection
“You are already a child of God, equipped with everything you need to begin resonating with the divine. That does not mean you are morally or psychologically perfect. Not at all. But you will now have the freedom to see such failings in yourself, to grow and to love better because of them.”

Richard Rohr, in The Naked Now
This Weekend
COLLECT FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


This Sunday, July 11
The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

8:00am - Holy Eucharist

10:00am - Holy Eucharist



The 10:00am order of service is available to download HERE

CLICK HERE for the latest Diocesan notice re COVID protocols
Announcements & Ongoing Programs
Fr. Owen's last Sunday with us will be Sunday, August 8


Summer Schedule Now Underway
Sunday Services are at 8 & 10:00am
Office Hours are M-Th 9:00am - 3:00pm (excluding 12-1:00pm)
The office is closed for the holiday on Monday, July 5
The office will be covered from 10:00am to 1:00pm 7/6 and 7/8/21
FAREWELLS FOR FR. OWEN
 
August 8 will be Fr. Owen’s last service with us. Everyone is invited to gather after the 10:00AM service for a reception to say goodbye. Stay tuned for more information. Save the date!
 
It is customary for a congregation to give the departing rector a "purse" of money collected from donations. Owen+ will be leaving us in August, but it isn’t too soon to be thinking about your gift. This is a last demonstration of our gratitude for his ministry with us over the past eight years.

If you wish to donate towards this gift, there is a fund listed (Rector’s Purse) on the drop down menu of Giving Fire HERE or you can send in a check to the office. Please make sure that the memo states Rector’s Purse. Owen+ has only been here a relatively short time, but has made an indelible imprint on our congregation. Thank him for his spiritual leadership and ministry among us.
Kickie Fulmor, Warden
Presented by the Adult Spiritual Formation Commission
Light Refreshments will be served.
Please register HERE
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Grace's Kitchen
Grace Church serves free breakfast every Thursday from 7-8:00am. For the past year we have been serving take out meals, but in July we will return to indoor dining, where teams of volunteers prepare breakfast and serve guests at tables. There are 10 teams that rotate. Volunteers are placed on a team and therefore the commitment is only once every 10 weeks, from 6-9:00am. Older kids are welcome for community service hours. If you would like to volunteer, please email Kim Cross at kim.cross@nyackcenter.org THANK YOU!!!
ANTI-RACISM COMMISSION FORMING Your chance to get in on the ground floor.
Grace Church Nyack is forming an anti-racism committee. All are invited to a formational meeting. We will seek to hear God’s call to take action to end racism. We will educate ourselves to understand that racism is embedded in the daily life of all Americas. We will explore the ways in which we can become an active part of the struggle to end racism… think Jesus throwing the money changers out of the Temple This meeting is not a presentation or workshop. It is an opportunity to form our own ways of understanding. Your input is needed to pick a day, time and meeting method (in-person or zoom). We also need a name. Bring at least one suggestion to kick off the brain storming
Contact me at: parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org Theresa Bergen
CENTERING PRAYER GROUP - new time
The fledgling contemplative prayer group is now meeting at 6:30am 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
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
I Tremble on the Edge of a Maybe

O God of beginnings, as your Spirit moved over the face of the deep on the first day of creation, move with me now in my time of beginnings,

when the air is rain-washed, the bloom is on the bush, and the worlds seems fresh and full of possibilities, and I feel ready and full.

I tremble on the edge of a maybe, a first time, a new thing, a tentative start, and the wonder of it lays its finger on my lips.

In silence, Lord, I share now my eagerness and my uneasiness about this something different I would be or do;

and I listen for your leading to help me separate the light from the darkness in the change I seek to shape and which is shaping me.

Ted Loder in Guerrilas of Grace