The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 21, 2019
9:00 AM Rite II BCP 355
Prelude In thee is Joy Bach
Hymn 467 Sing, my soul, his wondrous love
The Opening Acclamation
Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and
for ever. Amen.
Collect for Purity
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gloria in Excelsis BCP 365
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.
THE WORD OF GOD
Please be seated
The First Lesson Genesis 18:1-10a
The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. He said, "My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on-- since you have come to your servant." So they said, "Do as you have said." And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes." Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
They said to him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" And he said, "There, in the tent." Then one said, "I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son."
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *
who may abide upon your holy hill?
2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, *
who speaks the truth from his heart.
3 There is no guile upon his tongue;
he does no evil to his friend; *
he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.
4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, *but he honors those who fear the LORD.
5 He has sworn to do no wrong *
and does not take back his word.
6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, *nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
7 Whoever does these things *shall never be overthrown.
Second Lesson Colossians 1:15-28
Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers-- all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him-- provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.
I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn 488 Be thou my vision
The Holy Gospel
The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According Luke 10:38-42
As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Christ.
Sermon The Rev.Dr. Chip Graves
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People Form III BCP 387
The Confession BCP 360
The Peace BCP 360
Please be seated
Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.
Hymn 596 Judge eternal, throned in splendor
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Celebrant: The lord be with you
People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Sanctus and Beneditus David Hurd
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 364
At the Breaking of the Bread
Alleluia, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast, Alleluia.
Agnus Dei David Hurd
The Invitation BCP 364
Voluntary: Serenade Borodin
Hymn 440 Blessed Jesus, at thy word
The Prayer of Thanksgiving BCP 365
Sending forth of the Eucharistic Visitors:
In the name of this congregation I send you forth bearing these holy gifts, that those to whom you go may share with us in the communion of Christ’s body and blood. We who are many are one body because we share one bread, one cup. Amen.
May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Hymn 495 Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Postlude Allegro Moderato Mendelssohn
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Assisting Priest: Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Organist: Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Eileen McClean, Ray Williams, Carolyn Rogers, Lisa Daley
Lectors: 9:00 AM Colleen Maugham, Malcolm Davis
Intercessor Sylvia Simon
Altar Ministers: Lauren Reid, Melanie Jackson
Acolytes: 9:00 AM Ruyde Breach,
Ushers: 9:00 AM Margaret Bloomfield,
Delroy Chang, Albert Sargent, Bob Soso,
Shirley Spencer, Jean Wilson
Vestry Greeter: Eileen McClean
Grace Church Prayer List:
We hold the following people in prayer:
Steven Ancona, Corine Bradley, Robin Birittieri, Verna Brown, Norene Bueti, Oscar Bunche, Bernice Burton, Gloria Chang, Cynthia Cole, Inez Dale,
Jimmy Delaney, Carol DiGilio, Vincent Doria,
Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Sandra Esannason, Lydia Green, Sylvia Howard, Jackie Jansky, Ivy John,
Evgeniy Kaufman, Nellie King, Manoris, Long,
Paxton Louis, Janice Moore, Cecilia Paegler,
Brianna Parkinson, Selena Perry, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, Renee Reid, Uriel Reid,
Charlotte Roberson, Al Sargent Phil Sawyer,
Marilyn Seimia, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Natasha Vodyanitskaya, Marthe Watkins,
Sarah Neuman Center: Dorothy Lynch
Cedar Manor, Ossining: Robert Auld
Serving in the Armed Forces: Kenny Duffy,
Denny J. Edmondson, Christopher P. Halstead,
David Packer, Sgt. Christopher Vigliotti,
Gunnery Sgt. Les Yearwood
Please call the Parish Office or contact Sandy Gadsden McAllister if you would like to place someone's name on our prayer list.
July 22nd Clyde Hicks
July 23rd Lyndsay Arroyo
July 25th Angelina Brown
July 23rd Gloria and Raymond Chang
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, July 21st
9:00 AM The Holy Eucharist- Rite Two Liturgy
Tuesday, July 23rd
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
Thursday, July 24th
12:05 PM Eucharist in Chapel
Friday, July 26th
7PM to 9PM La Gracia Retreat
Saturday, July 27th
8AM to 6:30 PM La Gracia Retreat
Sunday, July 28th
9AM The Holy Eucharist with Baptism
9AM to 4:30 PM La Gracia Retreat
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.
Your presence is a blessing to us; may our worship together be a blessing to you.
The Right Reverend Andrew ML. Dietsche, Bishop
The Right Reverend Allen Kunho Shin, Bishop Suffragan
The Right Reverend Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop
The Reverend Dr. Chip Graves, Rector
The Reverend Adolfo Moronta, Associate Priest
Peter Roberts, Director of Music of Grace Church
Juan Carlos Abreu, Director of Music of La Gracia
Donna Louis, Youth Ministry Coordinator
Maria Campos, Administrator
Taurino Juárez, Sexton
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:
July 14, 2019 9:00 AM
33 Church Street
White Plains, New York 10601
Joseph C. Gallo, Senior Warden
Michael Heffner, Junior Warden
Hillary Fleming, Treasurer
Sorraya Sampson Elliott, Clerk
Class of 2019: Trisha McGuinness, Marisol Ortega,
Class of 2020: Daisy Calderon, Hillary Fleming,
Class of 2021: Irene Alves, Sorraya Sampson Elliott,
Matilde Lazcano, Eileen McClean
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