The First Sunday after Pentecost
June 11, 2017
8:00 AM Rite II BCP 355
10:00 AM Rite II BCP 355
Prelude All Glory Be To God On High Walther
Hymn 365 Come, thou almighty King
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ
People: The Lord
Collect for Purity
Gloria in Excelsis Barrie Cabena
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE WORD OF GOD
The First Reading Genesis 1:1-2:4a
And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
1 O Lord our Governor, how exalted is your Name in all the world!
2 Out of the mouths of infants and
3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, to quell the enemy and the avenger.
4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you have set in their
5 What is
6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; you adorn him with glory and honor;
7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; you put all things under his feet:
8 All sheep and oxen, even the wild beasts of the field,
9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.
10 O Lord our Governor, how exalted is your Name in all the world!
The Epistle 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another,
live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the saints greet you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Sequence Hymn 539 O Zion, haste thy mission
The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew
All: Glory to You Lord Christ.
The Holy Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Rector: The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to You Lord Christ.
The Sermon The Rev. Richard A. Kunz
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
The Prayers of the People, Form VI BCP 392
Graduate & Sunday School Recognition
Hymn 400 All creatures of our God and King
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Sanctus and Benedictus Barrie Cabena
The Lord’s Prayer
At the Breaking of the Bread
Celebrant: Alleluia, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
People: Therefore let us keep the feast, Alleluia.
Hymn 368 Holy Father, Great Creator
Hymn 362 Holy, holy, holy!
Postlude Prelude on St. Denio Fletcher
Lectors 8:00 AM Barbara Wiggins, Ben
10:00 AM James Henderson, Dr. Barbra McCune Intercessor: Joyce Sampson
& Aaron Woodberry, Gabrielle Parkinson, Jordan Acevedo
Ushers 8:00 AM Stuart Madden
10:00 AM Ginger Grant, Lisa Daley, Hillary Fleming, Paxton Louis, Olivet Williams
Coffee Hour: Graduate Recognition Day Hosts: Sylvia Simon & Cynthia S. Brown
The altar flowers this morning are given by Eileen McClean in memory of her brother Wayne Griffith.
July through Labor Day
One service in English at 9:00 a.m. No coffee hour.
Service as usual in Spanish at La Gracia at 12:30 p.m.
Father Kunz will be away on vacation during the month of July.
Memorial Day BBQ Soup Kitchen
Mother Nature had other plans!! On Memorial Day, we had to move the BBQ indoors due to the rain. Nevertheless, we prevailed. A sincere "Thank you" to all who came out to help or donate food items/money. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 4th for the next BBQ volunteer event. Special acknowledgement to: Elsie Adams, Angie, Jim & Samuel Brown, Spencer Carden, Gloria Chang, Lisa Daley, Doug Austin & Bill Duffy, David Figueroa, Ben
Lift Every Voice Hymnals
There are still copies of Lift Every Voice Hymnals available for dedication to and in thanksgiving for loved ones. The cost is $29.00. Please help us defray the purchase of these hymnals. Please contact Irene Alves or Marie Barrow.
The Episcopal Church Women will host a Father’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 18 from
Lifting Up Westchester-Summer Camp 2017:
How many swimsuits can Grace Church provide to campers this summer? Grace Church is once again has been asked to provide gift cards in the amount of $25 so that a child attending this year's camp may have the opportunity to purchase his or her own new, swimsuit. Interested? Please either donate a $25 gift card from Target or Walmart or give a check (made out to Lifting Up Westchester) or cash in any amount. Donations can be made after the
Book Club Update
This year, instead of its traditional end-of-season luncheon, the book club will celebrate with a season-opening luncheon in September when they will discuss their acclaimed summer read, The Book Thief by Markus Susa--date, time and location to come. Interested in joining the Book Club? Contact Karen Odom ( ). Happy Summer!
This year we dropped the dinner cruise and will rely on expanded raffle ticket sales from
Please Be Careful
When you make out your pledge check, please take your time. The bank has rejected several checks which had post dates or dates more than a month old. We have had to return several checks to parishioners. We would also appreciate it if you put your pledge number in the memo section.
Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship. The signup sheets are posted on
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.
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.
HELD IN PRAYER
Ill, at Home, or in any need: The Barry Family, Shannon Blackwell, Jo-Ann B. Boylan, Corinne Bradley, Canon Percy Braithwaite, Lucille Breach, Joe Brown, Bernice Burton, The Cassidy Family, Jacqueline Collins Gina Corelli, Mark Dachsteiner, Inez Dale, Don Davit, Raleigh Delaney, Frank DiGileo, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, The Rev. Martha Jane Dunphy, Sandra Esannason, Rosa Beza Gillece, Joseph Goldman ,Marcelo Gioliante, Barbara Griffith, Clara Harmon, Michelle Hord- White, Marie
Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Verna Brown
Calvary Hospice: Lorraine Reid - Requesting phone calls only
Cedar Manor, Ossining: Robert Auld,
Schnurmacher, White Plains: Elizabeth W. Carson
R.I.P. Gabrielle White
Serving in the Armed Forces: Remembering especially 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
10:00 AM The Holy Eucharist – Church
12:30 PM La Gracia Misa (Spanish)
12:00 PM Mass in Chapel
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel
3:00 PM Ada’s Rainbow Outreach – Parish
7:30 PM Bible Study in Library. – Last Class on 6.14.17
12:00 PM Mass in Chapel
2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel
7:30 PM La Gracia Bible Study
Sunday 6/11 Kristina O’Hanlon
Wednesday 6/14 Laura Auld, Andrea Hamilton
Thursday 6/15 Marjorie Fletcher, Meg Graves
Friday 6/16 Laurie Noone
Wednesday 6/14 Sharon & Wendell Reid
Thursday 6/15 Hyunjung & Michael Heffner
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
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All are welcome!”