The Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 28, 2017
8:00 AM – Holy Baptism & Eucharist Rite II BCP 299
10:00 AM Rite II BCP 355
Prelude Psalm 19- Marcello
Hymn 214 Hail the day that sees him rise
The Easter Acclamation
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
People: The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Collect for Purity
Gloria in Excelsis Barrie Cabena
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The First Lesson Acts 1:6 -14
When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 Exsurgat Deus
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *let those who hate him flee before him.
2 Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *let them also be merry and joyful.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
YAHWEH is his Name, rejoice before him!
5 Father of orphans, defender of widows, *God in his holy habitation!
6 God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
but the rebels shall live in dry places.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people, *when you marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *you refreshed the land when it was weary.
10 Your people found their home in it; *in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
33 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *sing praises to the Lord.
34 He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
35 Ascribe power to God; *his majesty is over Israel;
his strength is in the skies.
36 How wonderful is God in his holy places! *the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people!
Blessed be God
The Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn 603 When Christ was lifted
The Holy Gospel
Deacon: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John
All: Glory to You Lord Christ.
Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to You Lord Christ.
Sermon The Rev. Richard A. Kunz
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
The Prayers of the People, Form III BCP 388
Offertory Hymn 215 See the Conqueror
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
The Great Thanksgiving
Sanctus and Benedictus Barrie Cabena
At the Breaking of the Bread
Celebrant: Alleluia, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
People: Therefore let us keep the feast, Alleluia.
Hymn 495 Hail thou once despised Jesus!
The Post Communion Prayer BCP 365
The Easter Blessing
Hymn 494 Crown him with many crowns
Postlude Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C – Buxtehude
The altar flowers and the paschal ring this morning are given by Charlotte Roberson in dedication to the memory of Edith Helen Rountree who passed away on May 28, 2008.
Lectors 8:00 AM Barbara Wiggins, Stuart Madden
10:00 AM Audrey Taylor, Liz Engel Intercessor: Marissa Boylan
Acolytes 8:00 AM Brinda Bradley
10:00 AM Allison Munsch, Melanie Jackson, Dana Walters, Spencer Carden,
Waverly Mangum, Shane Daughtry, Maya Daughtry, Vika O’ Hanlon
Ushers 8:00 AM Stuart Madden
10:00 AM Marissa Boylan, Gloria Chang, Ashley Elliot, Christopher McNeil, Andrea Spencer
Memorial Day Weekend – No Coffee Hour
Lift Every Voice Hymnals
There are still copies of Lift Every Voice Hymnals available for dedication to and in thanksgiving for loved ones. The cost is $29.00. Please help us defray the purchase of these hymnals. Please contact Irene Alves or Marie Barrow.
Sunday, June 4th Brunch at La Bocca
We have more than sufficient number of people who have reserved to attend the La Bocca Brunch. Those of you, who have not paid for the brunch, please do so. Sylvia Simon & Cecelia Paegler will be available during coffee hour.
Memorial Day BBQ – Grace’s Kitchen:
BBQ season is back!! Our Soup Kitchen staff will have the day off on Monday, May 29th. Please consider volunteering (even for an hour) to set up, serve food and/or clean up between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Serving starts at 11:30 AM. Food contributions (salads, fruits, juice and/or soda) or monetary donations are always appreciated. There is a Sign- up Sheet outside of the Parish Hall.
To volunteer please contact Cynthia Brown at 914 325 6781.
Please note: Due to The WP Memorial Day Parade both Church Street & Main Street will be closed at 9 AM. Drivers are advised to drive up on Hamilton Avenue and park in the Municipal Garage.
SAGE will meet on Wednesday June 7th at 1:30 pm in the Library. Our topic will be "Trips, Travels, and Journeys" All seniors are welcome to come and share their stories.
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Invites you to their “Sip in the Spring” Fundraiser, Saturday June 10, 2017 6PM-10:00PM.
Proceeds help aid their outreach programs. Hors D’oeuvres, Raffles, Door Prizes & Silent Auction. Wine provided by Aries. Music by Classique International’s Selector Topaz. 101 N. Central Park Avenue Hartsdale, NY T; 914 946 7931
Dr. John Mitchell will be available during the coffee hour with tickets $18.00 for CHOSEN. Written by Dr. John Mitchell Directed by Eric Coleman June 11th 2017 at 3PM At Julia Burgos Performance and Arts Center 1680 Lexington Avenue (BTW 105th & 106th Street) Bus/ Van Transportation might be available if there is enough demand.
Father Adolfo Moronta will be on vacation from May 22nd returning on Wednesday, June 7th.
Graduate Recognition Sunday, June 11th, 2017
All Class of 2017 high school seniors and college students of Grace/La Gracia, please contact Marissa S. Boylan at to be honored on Graduate Recognition Sunday, June 11th during the 10am mass. A reception will follow. If any church group or committee would like to assist with the reception or if you would like to contribute to a gift for the graduates please contact Marissa as well. Please respond by May, 28th, 2017.
Lifting Up Westchester-Summer Camp 2017:
How many swimsuits can Grace Church provide to campers this summer? Grace Church is once again has been asked to provide gift cards in the amount of $25 so that a child attending this year's camp may have the opportunity to purchase his or her own new, swimsuit. Interested? Please either donate a $25 gift card from Target or Walmart or give a check (made out to Lifting Up Westchester) or cash in any amount. Donations can be made after the 10AM service in the Parish Hall. Collection will be May 28th through June 18th. Please speak with Linda Gallo if you have any questions.
This year we dropped the dinner cruise and will rely on expanded raffle ticket sales from Sunday April 30th until the parish picnic in September. The sale of the raffle, along with some donations is the sole sources of income for the outreach activates with churches in the Caribbean. For raffle tickets, please see members of Caribbean Ministries in the parish hall during Coffee Hour. Thank you, Walter Simon
Please Be Careful
When you make out your pledge check, please take your time. The bank has rejected several checks which had post dates or dates more than a month old. We have had to return several checks to parishioners. We would also appreciate it if you put your pledge number in the memo section.
Altar Flowers & Paschal Ring
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship. The signup sheets are posted on bulletin board for both Altar Flowers and Paschal Ring near the parish hall.
Volunteers are needed for all services including the Family service, every third Sunday of the month. If you are available for one or both of these services, please provide your contact information on the signup sheet located on the bulletin board near the parish hall. You can also contact Ray Williams or Michael Heffner.
Nursery Care is available during the 10:00 AM service. We want our congregation to be as welcoming as possible to parents of young children! Although we have two wonderful nursery workers, we are always looking for volunteers to help out. Please talk to Father Rich if you would be willing to be one of our helpers.
HELD IN PRAYER________________________________________
Ill, at Home, or in any need: The Barry Family, Shannon Blackwell, Jo-Ann B. Boylan, Corinne Bradley, Canon Percy Braithwaite, Lucille Breach, Joe Brown, Bernice Burton, The Cassidy Family, Jacqueline Collins Gina Corelli, Inez Dale, Don Davit, Raleigh Delaney, Frank DiGileo, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, The Rev. Martha Jane Dunphy, Sandra Esannason, Rosa Beza Gillece, Joseph Goldman ,Marcelo Gioliante, Barbara Griffith, Clara Harmon, Marie Huckabry, Ivy John, Margie Koop, John Letizia, Bill McAllister, Richard McMahon, JoJo Moore, Colleen Nelson, John Noone, George Paletta, Ethel Quinlan, The Quinones Family, Canon Blake Rider, The Reid Family, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, , Renee Reid, Uriel Reid, Gail Rosen, Erroll Sorrel, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Sean Varona, Barbara Vigliotti, Natasha Vodyanitskiy, Marthe Watkins, Anthony Wright
Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Verna Brown
Calvary Hospice: Lorraine Reid
Cedar Manor, Ossining: Robert Auld,
Schnurmacher, White Plains: Elizabeth W. Carson
R.I.P. Charlie Bevier
Serving in the Armed Forces: Remembering especially Kenny Duffy, Denny J. Edmondson, Lt. Col. Rick Erickson, Melissa Lawrance, David Moran, David Packer, Sgt. Christopher Vigliotti, Gunnery Sgt. Les Yearwood
Please note: Unless we are informed otherwise, after one month an individual’s name will be removed from our ill at home or in any need. However, if you want them to continue please inform us the Tuesday before the Sunday bulletin. Thank you.
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
8:00 AM The Holy Eucharist - Church
10:00 AM The Holy Eucharist - Church
10:00 AM No Sunday School – Memorial Day Weekend
11:30 PM Rite 13 /No Class - Memorial Day Weekend
12:00 PM La Gracia Domingo de Pascua Misa (Spanish)
10:00 AM Grace’s Kitchen BBQ
10:00 AM Funeral Service for Charlie Bevier
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel
12:10 PM Downtown Music – Church
3:00 PM Ada’s Rainbow Outreach – Parish hall
7:30 PM Bible Study in Library.
12:00 PM Mass in Chapel
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel
7:30 PM There will be no La Gracia Bible Study on Friday, June 2nd.
Father Adolfo will be on vacation from May 22nd returning on June 7th.
Monday 5/29 Audrey Taylor
Tuesday 5/30 Hillary Fleming
Thursday 6/1 Elizabeth (Beth) Roach
Wednesday 5/31 Margaret & Valentine Parkinson
If you are visiting with us for the first time, we welcome you to Grace Church! Our liturgy is found in the Book of Common Prayer. Our communion is open to all baptized Christians. Please take the time to fill out one of our visitor cards which the ushers have available. After the service there is coffee in the parish hall, and you would be welcome to join us. Thanks for being here with us!
Grace Church is a diverse congregation committed to a common life sustained by Worship. We bear witness to God’s love in Christ through our life together and our service to the wider community.
All are welcome!”