The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - 7.18.2021
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, Kira Walmer

REST IN PEACE: Jean Kelly, Alan Colsey

To add a name to the list: parishoffice@gracechurchnyack.org  
Reflection
O God of miracles and multiplications ... at your invitation we dare to measure ourselves not by our fears or failures or frailities, however large they seem, but by our hope and faith and love, however small they may be.

So we pray that by your grace we in our boldness will become miracles of leaven in the lump of this world. Multiply our courage that we may be a source of life and justice and peace for those we carry in our hearts and on our consciences. Multiply our faith in you that all our struggles, all our joys will be steps taken toward what it means to be human, to be sisters and brothers, and to be yours.

The Rev. Ted Loder
Excerpted and slightly edited by the author from

This Weekend
COLLECT FOR THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


This Sunday, July 18
The Eighth 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)

Register for the service HERE

If you wish to donate towards the rector's purse, 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
SUMMER CHOIR
Our Summer Choir will once again gather every other week through September 12. If you love to sing...or are choral-curious...show up at 9:20am in the organ loft and learn a simple piece to be sung at the 10:00am service. No pressure. No commitment. No vestments! Just music. July 25, August 8* & 22 and September 5.
(* August 8 Summer Choir will augment the Grace Church Choir for Fr. Owen's last Sunday)
REMEMBER YOUR FOOD DONATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE ON SUNDAYS
Food donations for People to People decline during the summer, but the need remains constant. When you come to church please bring a non-perishable food item to leave in the basket at the entry to the church. Peanut butter, tuna fish and cereal are greatly appreciated “
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
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
Please keep your pledge current over the summer!
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
Ode to the Joyful Ones
Shield your joyful ones.
—from an Anglican prayer
That they walk, even stumble, among us is reason
to praise them, or protect them—even the sound
of a lead slug dropped on a lead plate, even that, for them,
is music. Because they bring laughter’s
brief amnesia. Because they stand,
talking, taking pleasure in others,
with their hands on the shoulders of strangers
and the shoulders of each other.
Because you don’t have to tell them to walk toward the light.
Because if there are two pork chops
they will serve you the better one.
Because they will give you the crutch off their backs.
Because when there are two of them together
their shining fills the room.

Because you don’t have to tell them to walk toward the light.

“Ode to the Joyful Ones” by Thomas Lux from To the Left of Time