The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - 7.1.18 
Families Belong Together-Attend a June 30 Event!
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PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS  Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, Shirley Federico, Dr. John Finn, Bill Weber, Ian,  Jean, Ethan Mathews, Al and Carol Lalli, Peter Zakrepine, Phyllis Richey, Ellie Hafstad, Russell Fernando, Rislyn Joseph, Ria Meade, Cindy O'Gorman, Suzanne, Phyllis, Ann Shusterman, Dolores Lentz, Cathy Rae,  Jim Craig, Thomas Wolfe, Peter Foley, Joseph, Donna, Art, Karen Masur, Tish Herbert, Karen, Jodi, Caitlyn, Mary Riffle, Marianna Quinn Parsekian, Elaine MacPhee, Mary Serena Gwertzman, Susan , Baby Zoe, Dolores Puhl, The Reverend Art Rushlow, Geoff Torrens,  Vernon A Austin, Phil Bunton, Caroline, Judith Austin, Barbara,  Max Lindberg & family,   Dan Valerio Sr, Kim Hewlett, Elizabeth Weber, The Rev. Dr. Fred Drobin, Homer Wanamaker, Kevin Hyland , Peggy Lehrecke, Lia Wanamaker, Ginger, George Fee  
Kevin Brian Kleitz,
husband of former parishioner Jeanette Kleitz.  There will be a service for Kevin on Saturday, June 30 at noon, here at Grace Church.
Kathy Loehfelm Pfadt,  
mother of parishioner Kris Burns.  There will be a service for Kathy on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30am at Grace Church.      
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Prophetic Witness in Society
Almighty God, whose prophets taught us righteousness in the care of your poor: By the guidance of your Holy Spirit, grant that we may do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in your sight; through Jesus Christ, our Judge and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

God, our Creator, we are held in your everlasting arms,
Jesus, our Savior, we are healed by your wounded hands,
Holy Spirit, be present as we reach out to one another in love.

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Wearing my skin is not a solitary practice but one that brings me into communion with all these other embodied souls. It is what we most have in common with one another. In Christian teaching followers of Jesus are called to honor the bodies of our neighbors as we honor our own. In [Jesus'] expanded teaching by example, this includes leper bodies, possessed bodies, widow and orphan bodies, as well as foreign bodies and hostile bodies-none of which he shied away from. Read from the perspective of the body, his ministry was about encountering those whose flesh was discounted by the world in which they lived.
- Barbara Brown Taylor in An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
This Week

Are you on the worship ministry schedule for this week? CLICK HERE to find
12:00pm Memorial Service for Kevin Brian Kleitz 
8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
10:00 Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/ organ)
The Grace Church Office is closed for the holiday  
7:00am Grace's Kitchen (Team 4)
12:00pm Brown Bag and a Bible (Patterson Hall) 

8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
10:00 Holy Eucharist (Rite II w/ organ)
This Weekend and Beyond 

While Fr. Owen is traveling with the senior youth group on their mission trip to the Dominican Republic, our priest will be the Rev. Dr. Samuel Redimalla.  Fr. Redimalla worked as Presbyter in Church of South India from 1971-86, and migrated to the United States in 1986. He worked in the Dioceses of Lexington, KY, West Virginia, and New York, and retired from St. Andrew's in Beacon, NY in 2008. He and his wife, Dorcas, have two grown children and several grandchildren.
Summer Choir this Sunday! If you love to sing...or are choral-curious...show up at 9:20am in the Choir Room and learn a simple and easy piece to be sung at the 10am service. No pressure. No commitment. Just music.
SATURDAY, JULY 7    9:30am - 2:30pm
Presenter: Barbara Williams    Donation:$15
All are welcome. Bring a bag lunch.  Coffee/Tea/Water will be provided 
For information & registration, call Marydell Faith & Life Center at 845-358-5399 by June 30. 
BROWN BAG AND A BIBLE will continue to meet at noon on Thursdays in Patterson Hall throughout the summer.Everyone is      welcome! Please join us for thisweekly Bible study based on the forthcoming Sunday's gospel reading. Please note that the Sunday study group will be on hiatus during the summer service schedule
WEDNESDAY EVENING Healing & Wellness/Contemplative Prayer continue through June and then will be on hiatus in July/August, resuming in September.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS are Monday - Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Parting Thought
It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old,
for hope must not depend on feeling good
and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight.
You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality
of the future, which surely will surprise us,
and hope is harder when it cannot come by prediction
any more than by wishing. But stop dithering.
The young ask the old to hope. What will you tell them?
Tell them at least what you say to yourself.

Because we have not made our lives to fit
our places, the forests are ruined, the fields eroded,
the streams polluted, the mountains overturned. Hope
then to belong to your place by your own knowledge
of what it is that no other place is, and by
your caring for it as you care for no other place, this
place that you belong to though it is not yours,
for it was from the beginning and will be to the end.

Belong to your place by knowledge of the others who are
your neighbors in it: the old man, sick and poor,
who comes like a heron to fish in the creek,
and the fish in the creek, and the heron who manlike
fishes for the fish in the creek, and the birds who sing
in the trees in the silence of the fisherman
and the heron, and the trees that keep the land
they stand upon as we too must keep it, or die.

This knowledge cannot be taken from you by power
or by wealth. It will stop your ears to the powerful
when they ask for your faith, and to the wealthy
when they ask for your land and your work.
Answer with knowledge of the others who are here
and how to be here with them. By this knowledge
make the sense you need to make. By it stand
in the dignity of good sense, whatever may follow.

Speak to your fellow humans as your place
has taught you to speak, as it has spoken to you.
Speak its dialect as your old compatriots spoke it
before they had heard a radio. Speak
publicly what cannot be taught or learned in public.

Listen privately, silently to the voices that rise up
from the pages of books and from your own heart.
Be still and listen to the voices that belong
to the streambanks and the trees and the open fields.
There are songs and sayings that belong to this place,
by which it speaks for itself and no other.

Found your hope, then, on the ground under your feet.
Your hope of Heaven, let it rest on the ground
underfoot. Be it lighted by the light that falls
freely upon it after the darkness of the nights
and the darkness of our ignorance and madness.
Let it be lighted also by the light that is within you,
which is the light of imagination. By it you see
the likeness of people in other places to yourself
in your place. It lights invariably the need for care
toward other people, other creatures, in other places
as you would ask them for care toward your place and you.

No place at last is better than the world. The world
is no better than its places. Its places at last
are no better than their people while their people
continue in them. When the people make
dark the light within them, the world darkens.

~ Wendell Berry ~
(This Day: New and Collected Sabbath Poems)

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