The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018
Our liturgy can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355.
Prelude Toccata Frescobaldi
Hymn #492 Sing ye faithful, sing with gladness
The Opening Acclamation
Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. 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
Collect of the Day [Proper 24]
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah [53:4-12]
Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people. They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the LORD shall prosper. Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
9 Because you have made the LORD your refuge, * and the Most High your habitation,
10 There shall no evil happen to you, * neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, * to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you in their hands, * lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; *
you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.
14 Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; *
I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, * and show him my salvation
Second Lesson: A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews [ 5:1-10]
Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
“You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Sequence Hymn: #530 Spread O Spread, thou mighty word
The Holy Gospel The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Mark [10:35-45]
Response: Glory to You Lord Christ.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Peter began to say to him, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.’
The Word of the Lord.
Praise to You Lord Christ.
Please be seated.
Sermon The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People
Priest: Let us pray in thanksgiving and hope, saying Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, your love is free, your compassion is unconditional, and your mercy is infinite. You shower upon us gifts abundant. Grant that we may know and trust these gifts. Open our lips, O God, that we may call for justice in our communities, in our congregations, and in the world.
Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Open our minds, O God, that we might be the vibrant and visionary Church you have called us to be, a Church with a passion for ministry, a desire to give completely, and a commitment to be faithful stewards of all that you have given us. Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Open our hearts, O God, so that our will to serve others with humility, integrity, and urgency is your desired purpose for us. Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Open our eyes, O God, to the hurts and needs of others. Teach us to see where our own resources and the world’s deep hunger meet. Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Open our hands, O God, to be witness to your presence in this world. Help us to work without hesitation, serve without recognition, to do justice, to love kindness, and to serve humbly with you, our God.
Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Open our memories, O God, as we remember those who have died especially those we now name, silently or aloud. [Pause]Help us honor the wisdom of those who have devoted their lives to your service and have taught us love and serve you. Gracious God, hear our prayer.
Gracious God, abundant are the blessings you have freely and joyously given us. Grateful for the opportunities you provide for living lives of love, prayer, and service, we ask that you help us now and always to offer freely and joyously to you, O God, our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Confession BCP 360
Please be seated.
Anthem All things bright and beautiful Rutter
Hymn #455 O Love of God, how strong how true
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Sanctus and Benedictus Barry Cabena
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 364
Breaking of the Bread
Agnus Dei Barry Cabena
Anthem Little Lamb, who made thee Roberts
Hymn #482 Lord of all hopefulness
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
Gracious and loving God, source of every blessing, we rejoice in your boundless love, and we give you thanks for the peace passing all understanding that you have given us through the presence of Jesus Christ in this Holy Communion. May our love and worship of you so fill our lives that we show you forth to others, through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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 #400 All creatures of our God and King [verses 1-4, 7]
Postlude Prelude and Fugue in F J. S. Bach
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant & Preacher The Rev Dr. Judith Lee
Assisting Priest The Rev. Adolfo Moronta
Organist Peter Roberts
Lectors 8AM Stuart Madden, Mary Baker
10AM Nikolas O’Hanlon, James Heffner Intercessor: Vika O’Hanlon
8AM Paola Camargo Barrera
10AM Melanie Jackson, Sandy McAllister, Jean Chambers
Acolytes 10AM Rudye Breach, James Heffner, Jordan Acevedo, Gabrielle Parkinson,
Waverly Mangum, Kendal Mangum
Ushers 8AM Stuart Madden
10AM Margaret Bloomfield, Delroy Chang, Albert Sargent, Bob Soso, Shirley Spencer,
Eucharistic Visitors Eileen McClean, Ray Williams, Carolyn Rogers, Lisa Daley
Vestry Greeter Irene Alves
Nursery Care is available during the 10:00 AM service.
Coffee Hour: Daughtry and Mangum Family Assistant: Sylvia Simon
________________________________________ The altar flowers this morning are given by Barbara Griffith in celebration of her
daughter’s Petula birthday.
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:
Eric Anastas & Family, Corine Bradley, Norene Bueti, Bernice Burton, Jennifer Toppin-Canner, Cynthia Cole, Cindy Courtien, Inez Dale, Jimmy Delaney, Carol DiGilio, Vincent Doria, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Deacon Edgar Ervin, Sandra Esannason, Lydia Green, Kate Hedstrom, Faith Hite & Family, Sylvia Howard, Marie Huckabry, William Jackson, Jr., Jackie Jansky, Ivy John, Evgeniy Kaufman, Manoris Long, Gail and Dave Matthew, Trisha McGuiness, Janice Moore, Giovanna Mustac, Selena Perry, Canon Blake Rider, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, Renee Reid, Uriel Reid, Thomas Russo, Phil Sawyer, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Laura Stix, Barbara Vigliotti, Stacey Vitale, Natasha Vodyanitskaya, Emma Wainwright, Marthe Watkins, Ena Yearwood
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
October 22nd Connor Lynch
October 23rd Phillip Gustaferro Jr., Sylvia Simon
October 25th Dr. Jean-Marie Bradford
October 27th Kevin Richards
We pray for the young people of Grace who are preparing for Confirmation on October 28th:
Aaron Bradford, Maya Daughtry, James Heffner, Anna Kristina O’Hanlon, Nikolas O’Hanlon, and Kaylee Owens.
Almighty God, we thank you that by the sealing of your Holy Spirit you have bound us to your service. Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism. Send them forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service you set before them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Announcements for the Week of October 21st
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.
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
12:05 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:10 PM Downtown Music at Grace
7:30 PM Bible Study - Library
12:05 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
7:30 PM Santa Eucaristía in the Church
Saturday- October 27th
7:00 PM Confirmation Vigil Service with parents & mentors
Thank You to Donna Louis, Lauren Reid, and Marisol Ortega for organizing and leading our youth Bowling outing last weekend. Photos are on our website and on the Sunday school/ Youth Ministries bulletin board.
Organ Repair and Stained Glass Window Restoration Campaigns: On behalf of the leadership of Grace/La Gracia, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the immediate outpouring of generosity from parishioners to underwrite these projects. While the campaigns have no official end date; please keep in mind that Bishop Dietsche will be here on October 28th (Confirmation Sunday) and will bless the windows at this service. We’d like to get wording for plaques from parishioners who will be “adopting” windows by no later than TODAY. Also, don’t forget the 3 concerts that we have scheduled over the next 6 weeks (Saturday, November 3rd at 5 PM, Sunday, November 11th at 4:30 PM, Saturday, December 8th at 5 PM) to help raise money for the organ repair. With deepest thanks - Joe Gallo & Michael Heffner
The Board of Hope – As we begin Stewardship Season, we will have a “Board of Hope” in the Parish Hall, with post-its so that everyone can write down your hopes for Grace, and the hope you have been given by Grace. We will gather these reflections into a Book of Hope to share with your new Rector.
Memorial Names for All Saints Sunday: November 4th – Please contact Maria Campos to give the names of people you would like to be remembered in the service, or hand in the form for names with the offering.
Sundays in October
Sunday October 21st 10:00 AM Family Service
Sunday October 28th 11:00 AM Bishop’s Visitation:
One bi-lingual service at 11:00 AM
Sundays in November
Saturday November 3rd 5:00 PM First Saturdays at Grace: Performance of
November 4th All Saints’ Sunday
We welcome in Holy Baptism Cameron Richardson Antoine
Stewardship Speaker: Brian Owens
November 11th Stewardship Speaker: Nathaniel Graves
4:30 PM: Benefit Concert by Folklore Urbano
November 18th Pledge Offering Sunday
Stewardship Speakers: Michael & James Heffner
11:30 AM – Parish Town Hall:
Review of World Café Discussion
November 25th Stewardship Speaker: Daisy Calderon
Prayers for Healing at 10 AM
Bishop’s Visitation: Sunday October 28th – 11 AM Bi-lingual service
The Bishop’s Visitation is a very important milestone in the life of the church: Please plan to be present to welcome Bishop Dietsche, to celebrate with our Confirmands and those who will be received into the Episcopal Church, and to give thanks for the grace that has brought us together. This is the tentative schedule for October 28th:
9:00 AM Bishop Dietsche arrives
9:15-10:15 AM Bishop Dietsche meets with the Vestry - Library
10:15 AM-10:25 AM Bishop Dietsche meets with the youth Confirmands - Parlor
10:15 AM Choir Rehearsal – Adult & St. Nicholas Choir
10:15 AM Acolytes vest
10:30 AM Acolyte rehearsal
10:30 AM Bishop Dietsche meets with adults to be received and confirmed
10:40 AM Bishop Dietsche meets with Andrea and Sanjay Singh
10:45 AM Preludes begin
11:00 AM Bi-lingual Service
Reception following the service
1:30 PM Bishop Dietsche meets with clergy
2:00 PM Bishop Dietsche departs
Bible Study: In preparation for the Bishop’s Visitation, we are discussing different aspects of the Anglican tradition and the Episcopal Church. The Gospel of Mark is the focus of our weekly e- Bible Study.
Sundays at 9:00AM: In preparation for the Bishop’s visitation, are taking the opportunity for a brief class/discussion of the Anglican Tradition and the Episcopal Church on Sundays, 9-9:30 AM in the Library.
Parish Day of Renewal: Saturday December 1, 2018, 10am – 6 pm. The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life. We will have prayers and discussions in English and Spanish centered on Bishop Curry’s call for the Jesus Movement, and we will have special reflections and training for ushers, altar servers, acolytes, lectors, and the Pastoral Care Team. We will end the day with a Contemplative Prayer Service with music by Transjazz Gospel Jazz group. (Some of you will remember their lead vocalist, Vanessa Daley-Johnson, who sang at John Carter’s funeral.) Watch for more information about registration and preparations.
Concerts to Benefit the Organ Fund: Grace Church will host three concerts to benefit the Organ Fund for repair and maintenance of our organ.
Saturday November 3rd at 5 PM an orchestra and chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets will be $25/$20 for seniors.
Sunday November 11th at 4:30 PM the Colombian Jazz Quintet Folklore Urbano will perform. Tickets will be $20/$15 for seniors.
Saturday, December 8th at 5 PM- The Alex Auld Jazz Quartet will play for a service of Jazz Vespers; we will ask for a Free Will Offering. All performances are sponsored in collaboration with Downtown Music. Thanks to Eileen McClean and Barbara Biles for organizing these events.
Host a Sunday Coffee Hour- Hosts & Welcoming Assistants Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to host coffee hours and as welcoming assistants from January to June 2019. The sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board near the 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.
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).
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.
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. 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 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 21, 2018
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. [Romans 15:13]
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.