The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 19, 2017
8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II, BCP 355
10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II, BCP 355
Prelude Deep River (traditional)
Hymn 525 The Church’s one foundation
The Opening Acclamation
Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People: And Blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
The Collect for Purity
Gloria in Excelsis David Hurd
O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace
and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them:
You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the Lord your God. You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one
another. And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord. You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning. You shall not revile the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind; you shall fear your God: I am the Lord. You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor: I am the Lord. You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”
Reader The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 119:33-40 (Read responsively by verse)
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; I shall keep it with all my heart.
35 Make me go in the path of your commandments, for that is my desire.
36 Incline my heart to your decrees and not to unjust gain.
37 Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless; give me life in your ways.
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, which you make to those who fear you.
39 Turn away the reproach which I dread, because your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for your commandments; in your righteousness preserve my life.
The Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will
destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their
craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God
Hymn 379 God is Love
Deacon: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew
All: Glory to You Lord Christ.
The Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48
Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Deacon: The Gospel of The Lord.
All: Praise to You, Lord Christ.
The Sermon Youth Group – Presentation by J2A and Rite 13
The Nicene Creed
The Prayers of the People, Form VI BCP 392
Hymn LEV 112 Come, Holy Ghost
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer B BCP 367
The Lord’s Prayer
At The Breaking of the Bread
Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
All: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.
Voluntary Etude op. 25 No.2 Chopin
Hymn LEV 119 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Post Communion Prayer BCP 365
Hymn 657 Love divine, all loves
Deacon: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Love lifted me Smith
Today we especially honor our very own Living Legends who, at 90+ years strong, have inspired us with their extraordinary wisdom and grace.
Elsie Adams Inez Dale
Corine Bradley Clara Harmon
Lucille Breach Cecil Henry
Bernice Burton Marie Huckabry
John Carter Shirley Spencer
Edna Coggins* *over 100 years old
________________________________________ Acolytes 8:00 AM: Oscar Bunche
10:00 AM: Jean Chambers, Melanie Jackson, Dana Walters, Mirna Sanchez,
James Heffner, Waverly Mangum, Harrison Richards, Ivana
Richards, Gabrielle Parkinson
Lectors 8:00 AM: Stuart Madden, Mary Baker
10:00AM: Jordan Acevedo, Priya Kumar Intercessor: Eric Woodberry
Ushers: 8:00 AM: Stuart Madden
10:00 AM: Delroy Chang, Albert Sergeant, Bob Soso, Shirley Spencer
Coffee Hour Hosts: Caribbean Ministries Assistant: Cecilia Paegler
Highbridge Voices Concert
Come back in the evening on February 26th at 5PM to experience the popular and extraordinary Highbridge Voices, a Downtown Music at Grace Church performance. Concert proceeds will benefit Highbridge Voices and Downtown Music. Premium Seating $50, General Admission: $30, Seniors and Students: $20, Children 5-12 with parents: $15
March 1st is Ash Wednesday.
Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes will be held at 7:00AM, 12:00PM and 7:30PM. The service in the evening will be bilingual.
Volunteers Are Needed
To help in the Soup Kitchen tomorrow February 20th for President’s Day. If you have an hour or two between 8:30AM – 11:30 AM to help set-up, serving or clean up, we will be happy to see you. Food contributions like salads, fresh fruit, desserts, snacks and beverages help to make the occasion more festive. Monetary gifts are also welcomed. Signup Sheet is posted on the bulletin board near parish hall.
Book Club Update: The Book Club is honoring Black History Month with our February selection, Colson Whitehead's award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel, The Underground Railroad, to be discussed on Tuesday, Feb 21, at 7:00 pm in the church library. Please note the date change! Interested in joining the Book Club? Contact Karen Odom (email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE!
The Book Club will host a parish wide read on Sunday, March 12th following the 10 am service. We will discuss Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People edited by Charles Moore. Details to follow.
Sight & Sounds Trip - Jonah - Saturday, March 25th
Please sign up for this trip - the signup sheet is on the Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall. Bring a friend! We have room on the bus. Contact Hillary Fleming (914-584-2315) if you are interested.
The price for a ticket is $135 and will include transportation, the show and lunch at Plain & Fancy Amish-style restaurant. Cash/checks must be received by Sunday, Feb 26th.
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.
Join Our Volunteer Choir
Please consider joining our volunteer choir. We have inspiring, soulful and uplifting music for you to enjoy in the warm company of our dedicated, long time members. This invitation also extends to the younger members of our church community. Anna and I would like to explore the possibility of expanding the children’s choir into a youth (under 21!) choir. I know we have quite a few younger members who have great musical gifts. If you are interested, please contact either Anna or myself. We are delighted to have our young people sing in the10am service every third Sunday of the month. We would like to expand this group to include all our young people, up to age 21. This youth choir will be practicing every Sunday right after service in the choir room. All are welcome! Dr. Anna Vinnitsky
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.
Flu Warning The Flu season this year is very intense and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) makes the following recommendations to minimize its effects and spread: get the flu vaccine; if you are sick with flu like illness, avoid crowds, limit contact with others; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and wash your hands frequently. The Elderly and Young Children are more susceptible to the virus and should be very cautious. Please consult a Physician if your symptoms are severe.
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship. The signup sheet is posted on bulletin board near parish hall.
HELD IN PRAYER
Ill, at Home, or in any need: Jo-Ann B. Boylan, Corine Bradley, Canon Percy Braithwaite, Joe Brown, Bernice Burton, The Cassidy Family, Gina Corselli, Inez Dale, Don Davet, Kaleigh Delaney, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Lee Engel, Sandra Esannason, Joseph Goldman, Marcelo Gioliante, Barbara Griffith, Stephen Gyetko, Clara Harmon, Marie Huckabry, Ivy John, Charlie Kosior, Margie Koop, John Letizia, Julie McGuinness, Richard McMahon, JoJo Moore, Collen Nelson, John Noone, George Paletta, Ethel Quinlan, The Quinones Family, Gladstone Reid, Gail Rosen, Erroll Sorrel, Norman Stanton, John Stemberga, Rita Stemberga, Barbara Vigliotti, Nastasha Vodyanitskiy, Marthe Watkins, Anthony Wright
Skilled Care Facility/Nursing Homes:
Croton on Hudson: Verna Brown
Cedar Manor, Ossining: Robert Auld, Lucille Breach
Schnurmacher, White Plains: Elizabeth W. Carson
R.I.P. Louise Holsapple
Serving in the Armed Forces: Remembering especially Mark Culbert, 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
9:45 AM Nursery meets on 1st Floor
10:00 AM Family Service, No Sunday School, Mid- Winter Vacation
10:00 AM The Holy Eucharist – Church
11:30 AM Prep for Rite 13 Liturgy
11:45 AM Rite 13 & J2A Meet
12:30 PM La Gracia – La Santa Eucaristía
9 AM-12PM Grace’s Kitchen – Presidents Day
2PM Louise Holsapple Funeral Service- Church
12:05 PM Mass – In the Chapel
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) - Chapel
12:10 PM Downtown Music - Church
7:30 PM Bible Study – Library
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel
12:05 PM Mass – In the Chapel
7:00 PM La Gracia Bible Study (Spanish) - Library
10PM-3PM Vestry Retreat – Library & Parish Hall
2/13 Wayne Elliott, Dr. Ann Foster 2/20 Lauren Reid
2/14 Lindsay Larson, Victor Chung 2/21 Nathalia Gerring, LawsonRoach
2/15 Yvette Edmondson 2/22 Velda Collymore, Anaiz Reynoso Robert
2/16 Joyce Sampson, James Heffner 2/28 Dr. Delores Thompson, Olivet Williams
2/18 Daryl Graves Erika Lynn Santos
2/14/17 Donna & Daryl Graves
Amy & Brian Owens
2/20/17 Susan & Norman Stanton
If you are visiting with us for the first time, we welcome you to Grace Church! Our liturgy is found in the blue 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!”