The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
Our liturgy can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355.
Prelude O Hail this brightest day of days J.S. Bach
Hymn #518 Christ is made the sure foundation
The Opening Acclamation BCP 355
Collect for Purity BCP 355
Gloria in Excelsis BCP 356
Collect of the Day BCP 231
THE WORD OF GOD
The First Lesson A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah [23:1-6]
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’
The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God.
We will read responsively on the half verse.
The Lord is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Second Lesson: A Reading from the Letter to the Ephesians [2:11-22]
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: Thanks be to God
Sequence Hymn: #708 Savior, like a shepherd lead us
The Holy Gospel The Holy Gospel of Our Savior Jesus Christ According to Mark [6:30-34, 53-56]
Response: Glory to You Lord Christ.
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. . . .
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the market-places, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Response: Praise to You Lord Christ.
Sermon The Rev Dr. Judith Lee
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People Form III BCP 387
The Confession BCP 360
Hymn LEV&S #106 Precious Lord
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Sanctus & Benedictus BCP 362
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 364
The Breaking of the Bread BCP 364
Hymn #645 The King of Love my Shepherd is
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.
Hymn #537 Christ for the world we sing
Postlude Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Organist Peter Roberts
Lectors Carlos Muñoz, Delores Brathwaite Intercessor: Hillary Fleming
Eucharistic Ministers Sandy McAllister, Malik Bradford
Acolytes Aaron Bradford, Eve Bradford, Jordan Acevedo
Ushers Jo-Ann B. Boylan, Gloria Chang, Giovanni Green, Michael Heffner
Eucharistic Visitors: Sandy Gadsden-McAllister & Arlene Grant
Fr. Adolfo is on vacation today.
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.
Grace Church Prayer List: We hold the following people in prayer:
Corine Bradley, Canon Percy Brathwaite, Bernice Burton, Jennifer Toppin-Canner, John Carter, Cindy Courtien, Inez Dale ,Jimmy Delaney, Vincent Doria, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Deacon Edgar Ervin, Sandra Esannason, Marie Huckabry, William Jackson, Jr., Jackie Jansky, Ivy John, Evgeniy Kaufman, Gail and Dave Matthew, Trisha McGuiness, Giovanni Mustac, Selena Perry, Canon Blake Rider, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, Renee Reid, Uriel Reid, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Laura Stix, Barbara Vigliotti, Stacey Vitale, Natasha Vodyanitskaya, Marthe Watkins
Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Verna Brown
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 Gloria & Raymond Chang
July 23rd Lyndsay Arroyo
July 25th Angelina Alexis Brown
Announcements for the Week of July 22nd
Prayer in the Time of Transition:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Parish Office closes at Noon on Fridays during July and August
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Tuesday July 24th
Noon Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Thursday – July 26th
12:05 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
7:30 PM Santa Eucaristía in the Chapel
Bible Study: The Song of Songs #4. A reflection guide is available on our website. www.gracechurchwhiteplains.org and in our e-newsletter.
Summer Sunday Service Schedule: July 1st through September 2nd: 9 AM & 12:30 PM
September 9th: Backpack blessings
Help J2A help the students of Barbuda. Please deposit school supplies in the boxes located at the back of the church. If you need supply ideas, please see the lists on the Sunday School bulletin board in the parish hall but know that all supplies are welcome and needed! Thanks in advance for helping our group support the youth of Barbuda.
Host a Sunday Coffee Hour- Hosts Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to host coffee hours beginning in September. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board near parish hall.
Bulletin Boards: We have established a new practice so that Maria Campos overseas all postings on the bulletin boards in the building. Fr. Adolfo will oversee postings on the La Gracia bulletin board. This will improve consistency, complementarity, and coherence in the way we share news and information with our visitors. All postings should be given to Maria: by email, mail, or in person.
One task of our transition is to review all our historical and legal documents, reorganize them, and archive them appropriately. If you have any original documents that are part of Grace Church history or operations, please bring them to the office by July 23rd. We will make copies for you, but we want to ensure that all originals are kept in the office or the archives. If you are not able to come to the office during hours of operation (9-3 Monday-Thursday, 9-12 on Fridays) please call to Maria Campos (914.949.2874 x 10). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Gallo (email@example.com)
Paying Pledges by check or online
We now offer the opportunity to pay your pledge through PayPal on our website (www.gracechurchwhiteplains.org/Giving). If you pay by check, please note the current posted date and write your pledge number on the memo line. To arrange automatic payments of your pledge, please contact Maria Romeo in the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Pledges: Even though summer attendance decreases as many of us go away during this period, our financial obligations don’t change. To prevent a cash flow shortage, we urge you to keep up your pledges during the summer. Some parishioners pre-pay, mail in, or have pledges automatically sent from their banks. Regardless of the method used to send in your pledges, it is greatly appreciated!
E-mail news: In upgrading our Microsoft software, some email addresses were inadvertently deleted
from our database. And our new weekly e-newsletter may be going to your SPAM folders. If you or anyone you know is not receiving parish emails, please contact Maria Campos at email@example.com or 914-949-2874.
We’re updating our Directory: In preparation for our new Rector, we are updating the contact information that we have record. If you have moved or changed your phone number or email since 2016, please contact the Parish Office. A volunteer may be calling you to verify our record. Thank you for your help!
The Right Reverend Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop
The Right Reverend Allen Kunho Shin, Bishop Suffragan
The Right Reverend Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop
The Reverend Dr. Judith Lee, Interim Pastor
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, Secretary
Taurino Juárez, Sexton
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
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 2018: Irene Alves, Karen Odom, Amy Auld Owens, Sorraya Sampson Elliott
Class of 2019: Trisha McGuinness, Marisol Ortega, Charlotte Roberson
Class of 2020: Daisy Calderon, Hillary Fleming
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.