The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2019
8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Rite II BCP 355
Prelude: Blessed Jesus we are here
Hymn: 8 Morning has broken
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 Barry Cabena
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE WORD OF GOD
Please be seated
The First Lesson Malachi 4:1-2a
See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
1 Sing to the LORD a new song, *
for he has done marvelous things.
2 With his right hand and his holy arm *
has he won for himself the victory.
3 The LORD has made known his victory; *
his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4 He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel, *and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
5 Shout with joy to the LORD, all you lands; *
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
6 Sing to the LORD with the harp, *with the harp and the voice of song.
7 With trumpets and the sound of the horn *shout with joy before the King, the LORD.
8 Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, *the lands and those who dwell therein.
9 Let the rivers clap their hands, *and let the hills ring out with joy before
the LORD, when he comes to judge the earth.
10 In righteousness shall he judge the world *
and the peoples with equity.
The Epistle 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone's bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters do not be weary in doing what is right.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn:482 Lord of all hopefulness
The Holy Gospel
The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke 21:5-19
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down."
They asked him, "Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?" And he said, "Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, `I am he!' and, `The time is near!' Do not go after them.
"When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately." Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
"But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Christ.
Sermon Youth Readers: Gabrielle Parkinson,
Father in heaven, we thank you for all that you have given us – our families, our church, our school, our friends, our homes and the world we live in. We thank you for everything that we have. Let us remember that we are so blessed and in so many ways and therefore we need to give back and say thank you. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
J2A Prayers of the People
Please join us as we pray for the Church and the world
For the love and kindness from God, let our sins be washed away. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give us strength.
For our priests, Father Chip and Father Adolfo, and for our past priests that brought Grace to where it is today. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give them guidance.
For all the leaders of the world. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord help them make the world a better place.
For the Westchester community we pray for a safe environment where people can be their true selves. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give us protection.
For the people with the skill set to grow and provide us with food. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give them good weather.
For the good Earth, God has given us, give us the ability to prevent climate change. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give us wisdom to change.
For those who are traveling, let them learn new things and have new experiences. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord grant them curiosity.
For those who can no longer take care of themselves and for those struggling to get by day to day. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord give them peace and comfort.
For Donna and Paxton as they continue in their recovery, and any other members of the congregation who are in recovery from any illness or surgery or suffering for any reason. Especially those we now name silently or aloud (please name those in your prayers currently). Let us pray to the Lord. Lord place your healing hands upon them.
For those who now live with God in his eternal kingdom, especially those we now name either silently or aloud (please name those in your prayers at this time) and for all the saints who’ve gone before us. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord thank you for their presence on earth and in heaven.
The Confession BCP 360
The Peace BCP 360
Please be seated
“Shadow Screen Youth Presentation”
Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.
Anthem: You renew my souls Ruth Elaine Schram
Hymn: LEV&S #12 We’re marching to Zion
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 Benedictus Barry Cabena
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 Barry Cabena
The Invitation BCP 364
Anthem: Be a candle of hope Betsy Slage Mayo
Hymn: LEV&S #13 My Lord, what a morning
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: 598 Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth
Postlude: Toccata Theodore Dubois
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant & Preacher: Rev. Dr. Chip Graves
Assisting Priest: Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Organist: Peter Roberts
Eucharistic Visitors: Eileen McClean, Ray Williams, Carolyn Rogers, Lisa Daley
Lector 8 AM: Lisa Daley
10 AM: James Heffner, Anna Kristina O’ Hanlon,
Intercessor: Aaron Woodberry
Altar Minister 8 AM: Brinda Bradley
10 AM: Melanie Jackson, Lauren Reid
Acolytes 10 AM: Anna Kristina O’ Hanlon, James Heffner, Jordan Acevedo, Eric Woodberry, Aaron Woodberry, Vika O’ Hanlon
Ushers: 10 AM: Margaret Bloomfield, Delroy Chang, Bob Soso, Shirley Spencer, Jean Wilson
“A Stewardship Minute” 8 AM Barbara Wiggins
10 AM Margaret Bloomfield Parkinson & Gabrielle Parkinson
Coffee Hour Host: Barbara Wiggins
Assistants: Team 3
Nursery Care: available during 10 AM Service
Grace Church Prayer List: We hold the following people in prayer: Lee Aldrich, Corine Bradley, Bernice Burton, Gloria Chang, Cynthia Cole, Lydia Coleondro, Inez Dale, Jimmy Delaney, Carol DiGilio, Vincent Doria,Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Sandra Esannason, Laura Fields, Lydia Green, Sylvia Howard, Jackie Jansky, Ivy John, Evgeniy Kaufman,
Nellie King, Peshotan Kotval, Tim Lewis,
Manoris Long, Donna Louis, Paxton Louis,
Dorothy Lynch, Janice Moore, Selena Perry, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, Renee Reid, Uriel Reid, Charlotte Roberson, Al Sargent, Marilyn Seimia, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Dominick Vita, Marthe Watkins, Ray Williams
Calvary Hospital: Verna Brown
Cedar Manor, Ossining: Robert Auld
The Grove Rehabilitation Center, Valhalla, NY:
Serving in the Armed Forces: Kenny Duffy, Denny J. Edmondson, Christopher P. Halstead, David Packer, Sgt. Christopher Vigliotti, Gunnery Sgt. Les Yearwood
Please contact Sandy McAllister if you would like to place someone's name on our prayer list.
Birthdays Nov. 18th Scott Louis
Nov. 20th Trisha McGuinness, Sheldon Salmon
Nov. 21st Lipton Scarsborough
Nov. 22nd Janine Daughtry
Nov. 23rd Inez Dale
Cecilia Peagler passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Sympathy messages may be sent to her family at 918 Shannon Drive Fayetteville, NC 28303
Any person or group of parishioners interested in underwriting a worship service at Grace Church, please contact Fr. Chip for more information.
I want to request our church parishioners to please welcome our visitors and let us share the love of God together. Fr. Chip
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 Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2019
8:00 AM & 10:00 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, Charlotte Roberson
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.