Current Bulletin

The First Sunday after Pentecost

 

Trinity Sunday

 

June 11, 2017

 

   8:00 AM                 Rite II                    BCP 355

 

10:00 AM                  Rite II               BCP 355

 

HOLY EUCHARIST

 

Prelude   All Glory Be To God On High   Walther

 

Hymn   365   Come, thou almighty King  

 

The Acclamation

            Celebrant:     Alleluia! Christ is risen!

            People:        The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

 

Collect for Purity

 

Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                                     Barrie Cabena

 

 

 

 

 

Collect

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

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

 

 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 fl y above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

 

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 day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

 

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.

 

The Psalm

 

Psalm 8

1    O Lord our Governor, how exalted is your Name in all the world!

2    Out of the mouths of infants and children your majesty is praised above the heavens.

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

      courses,

5    What is man that you should be mindful of him? the son of man that you should seek him out?

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

 

The Peace

 

Announcements

 

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   

 

The Post communion Prayer                        BCP 365

 

The Blessing

 

Hymn   362   Holy, holy, holy!   

 

Postlude   Prelude on St. Denio   Fletcher

 

Lectors   8:00 AM   Barbara Wiggins, Ben Florer  

              10:00 AM   James Henderson, Dr. Barbra McCune          Intercessor: Joyce Sampson

Acolytes  8:00AM   Oscar Bunche  

               10:00AM   Jean Chambers, Rudye Breach, Lauren Reid, Spencer Carden, Eric  

                                 & 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 Florer, Hazel Haney, Cecil Henry, Linda Heusser, Grace Kim, Father Richard Kunz, Arthur Levine, Maria Lewis, Sebastian Lopes, Stuart & Sandra Madden, Sebastian Maldonado, Cecilia Peagler, Monica Powell, Carolyn Rogers, Erika Santos, Al Sargent, Sylvia & Walter Simon, Shirley Spencer, Tanya Topper, Lyndsey Wall, Jane Washington, Jean Wilson and Camille Worrell.  -  Merci, gracias & thanks! Cynthia

 

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.

 

ECW

The Episcopal Church Women will host a Father’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 18 from 8:45am to 9:45am in the parish hall. All are invited to attend and celebrate Fathers.  

 

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 10AM service in the Parish Hall. Collection will be May 28th through June 18th. Please speak with LInda Gallo if you have any questions.

 

 

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! 

 

Caribbean Ministries

This year we dropped the dinner cruise and will rely on expanded raffle ticket sales from Sunday April 30th until the parish picnic in September. The sale of the raffle, along with some donations is the sole sources of income for the outreach activates with churches in the Caribbean. For raffle tickets, please see members of Caribbean Ministries in the parish hall during Coffee Hour. Thank you, Walter Simon

 

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.

 

Altar Flowers  

Remember those you love by signing up for flowers to adorn the Altar for our worship. The signup sheets are posted on bulletin board for both Altar Flowers and Paschal Ring near the parish hall.

 

Lectors Needed

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 Huckabry, Ivy John, Margie Koop, John Letizia, Bill McAllister, Richard McMahon, JoJo Moore, Colleen Nelson, John Noone, George Paletta, Ethel Quinlan, The Quinones Family, Canon Blake Rider, The Reid Family, Gladstone Reid, Leroy Reid, , Renee Reid, Uriel Reid, Gail Rosen, Erroll Sorrel, Norman Stanton, Susan Stanton, Sean Varona, Barbara Vigliotti, Natasha Vodyanitskiy, Marthe Watkins, Anthony Wright

 

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

Sunday

 8:00 AM  The Holy Eucharist - Church

10:00 AM  The Holy Eucharist – Church

12:30 PM  La Gracia Misa (Spanish)

Tuesday

12:00 PM  Mass in Chapel

  2:00 PM Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel

 

 

Wednesday

  3:00 PM  Ada’s Rainbow Outreach – Parish hall

  7:30 PM  Bible Study in Library. – Last Class on 6.14.17

 

Thursday

12:00 PM   Mass in Chapel   

  2:00 PM   Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel

 

 

Friday

  7:30 PM   La Gracia Bible Study

 

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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 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!”