Current Bulletin

The Third Sunday of Advent 

December 17, 2017

 

  8:00 AM                  Rite II                    BCP 355

10:00 AM                  Rite II                    BCP 355

 

HOLY EUCHARIST

 

Prelude   Sleeper’s Wake   Bach

 

Hymn   59   Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding

 

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

 

Song of Praise

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.

 

Collect

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

 

The First Reading  A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah (61:1-4, 8-11)

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion—to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.

They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

For I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples;

all who see them shall acknowledge that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed.

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

Reader: The Word of the Lord.  

All:      Thanks be to God.

Canticle 15   The Song of Mary Magnificat   Luke (1:46-55)      (Read by the congregation at 8 AM)

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed: * the Almighty has done great things for me,

 and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him * in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm, * he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, * and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things, * and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel, * for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

The promise he made to our fathers, *to Abraham and his children for ever.

 

Canticle 15      Mary’s Song                                                   (Sung by the congregation at 10 AM)

The Epistle   A Reading from the First Letter to the Thessalonians     (5:16-24)

 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil.

May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

Reader: The Word of the Lord. 

All:         Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn   640   Watchman, tell us of the night

 

The Gospel: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John (1:6-8, 19-28)

All: Glory to You Lord Christ.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah said. Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

Gospeller: The Gospel of the Lord.

All:            Praise to You Lord Christ.

 

The Homily   The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee

 

The Nicene Creed   BCP 358

 

Prayers of the People  

 

Priest:     As we keep awake for the coming of the Lord, let us pray for the church and the world, that

              God may prepare a light for our path: 

 

Intercessor: We give thanks for gathering us together in this community; grant your church a discerning spirit and a watchful eye that we may make good use of this holy time and bear witness to your presence hidden among us. [Pause]

 

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming

 

We give thanks for the resources you have given our nation; grant us wisdom to share them generously and to be the light in darkness for all who are hungry in body, mind, and soul. [Pause]

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming

 

Grant that our leaders and the leaders of all nations use their powers wisely and compassionately. Strengthen those who are struggling for justice and stability throughout the world. Guide us toward the unity, peace, and freedom that we find only in you. [Pause]

 

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming.

 

Guide our Search Committee that they may discern your purpose for Grace La Gracia in seeking a new Rector, and guide this congregation in our preparations to begin a new ministry. [Pause]

 

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming.

 

Comfort those who are separated from their loved ones during this holiday season. Watch over those who are travelling, and those who have nowhere to go. Shelter the homeless and guide those who are lost. [Pause]

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming

 

Give your healing grace to those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit, especially those for whom the holiday season is a time of loss, and those we now name, silently or aloud. [Pause]

O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming

 

Watch over our children, that they may know the peace, as well as the excitement, of your presence.   [Pause]

           O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming

 

Gather into your joyful presence those who have died especially those whom we now name, silently or aloud . . .   [Pause]

            O Come, Emmanuel, Your people await your coming.

 

 

Priest: O Rising Sun, brightness of light eternal, sun of justice, come and shine on those who sit in    

             darkness and the shadow of death.  Glory to you forever. Amen.

                                                                                         

The Confession   BCP 360

The Peace

 

The Offertory

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.

 

Anthem   Quia respexit humilitatem   J.S. Bach

For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.

Behold, from henceforth, I will be called blessed.

 

Hymn   539   O Zion haste, thy mission high fulfilling

 

THE HOLY COMMUNION

 

Celebrant      The Lord be with you

Response     And also with you.

Celebrant      Lift up your hearts

Response     We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

Response     It is right to give God our thanks and praise

 

We praise you and we thank you, O holy and living God, Creator of heaven and earth, for the gift of a world full of wonder and for our life, which comes from you. By your power you sustain the universe; through Jesus Christ you gather us into one great family.

 

Therefore with all who serve you on earth and in heaven, we praise your wonderful name as we sing:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of our Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

O God, from before time you made ready the creation. Through your Wisdom, your Spirit moved over the deep and brought to birth the heavens: sun, moon, and stars; earth, winds, and waters; growing things, both plants and animals; and finally humankind.  You made us in your image, male and female, to love and care for the earth and its creatures as you love and care for us, your children.   You graced us with freedom of heart and mind, but we were heedless and willful.  You took us by the hand, and taught us to walk in your ways.  And although you led us with cords of compassion and bands of love, we wandered far away.  Yet as a mother cares for her children, you would not forget us.  Time and again you called us to live in the fullness of your love.

 

Then you acted anew in Creation. In order that we might see and know the riches of your grace, your Spirit entered into Mary, the maiden of Nazareth that she might conceive and bear a Son, the holy child of God.   The world had waited long in pain and hope, and at last our Savior came to birth, fulfilling the promise of the reign of God in love.

 

Living among us, Jesus loved us. He yearned to draw all the world to himself, yet we would not.  We were heedless of his call to walk in love.

 

At last the time came for him to make the sacrifice of himself, and to be glorified by you. On the night before he died, Jesus was at table with his friends.  He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it, and

gave it to them, saying: Take, eat:  This is my Body which is given for you.  Do this for the remembrance of me.

 

After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine. Again he gave thanks to you, and gave it to them, saying:  Drink this, all of you:  This is my Blood of the new Covenant, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins.  Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.

 

As we gather to share the bread and the cup, we remember his loving gift to us:

We remember his death on the cross,

We proclaim the resurrection to new life,

We await the return of Christ in glory.

 

And we join together in the love of Christ to give thanks and praise to you, our God. Here at this table, we offer to you all that you have made:  this bread and this cup, our time and our selves, a living sacrifice.

 

Pour out your love and your blessing on all we offer here. Breathe your Spirit onto these gifts of bread and wine, to make of them the Body and Blood of Christ.  Let your Spirit who broods over the whole creation dwell within us.  Gather us to be your holy people, the Body of Christ given for the world you have made.  Draw us, O God, to your heart at the heart of the world.

 

Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. AMEN.

 

As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray,

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

At the Breaking of the Bread

The priest breaks the consecrated Bread. After a brief silence, all say together:

We are one bread, one body. We will love one another as Christ loves us.

 

Agnus Dei     S161                                                                                                       David Hurd

 

Celebrant:     Body of Christ for the Body of Christ. .

 

The Holy Communion

You are invited and welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

 

Anthem   Away in a manger

 

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The Stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

 I love thee Lord Jesus!  Look down from the sky, and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay close by me for ever, and love me I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, And fit us heaven to live with thee there.

 

 

Hymn   338   Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving:

            Celebrant:     Let us pray

           

We have heard your word, O God, and we have broken bread together. May this be a sign for us that you are very near, that we are your people, nourished and loved by you.  Never forsake us, but be the light around us and our firm ground; and even more be our future, our father, today and forever.  Amen.

 

Blessing

May the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen

 

Hymn   72   Hark! the glad sound! the Savior comes

 

Dismissal

 

Postlude   From Heaven Above to Earth I Come                                        Fredric Wilhelm Zachau

Lectors   8AM     Ben Florer, Ella Fitzgerald

              10AM      Aaron Bradford, Vika O’ Hanlon    Intercessor: Gabriella Parkinson

Acolytes 8AM      Brinda Bradley

             10AM      Melanie Jackson, Andrea Spencer, Rudye Breach, James Heffner,

                             Eric Woodberry, Aaron Woodberry, Gabrielle Parkinson, Waverly Mangum

Ushers   8 AM    Stuart Madden

              10AM       Delroy Chang, Albert Sargent, Bob Soso, Shirley Spencer, Jean Wilson

 

Coffee Hour     The Vestry                                                   Assistant: Jane Washington

Our featured soloist today is Anaiz Reynoso.

In thanksgiving for the fellowship we have found at Grace. Margaret Broomfield Parkinson and family

Rector’s Office Schedule

Mondays - 12PM to 4PM

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 8AM to 4PM

Thursdays 9AM – 3PM

Evenings & Saturdays – Per appointment

Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

 

Grace/La Gracia

VESTRY MEMBER CANDIDATES DESIRED

 

Nominate yourself or someone else for a leadership position

Vestry Service and other leadership roles at the congregation level are important, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling work within the life of the church.

We have openings for three new members for full, 3-year terms, and one new member for a 2-year term. We also have an opening for the Senior Warden position.

Vestry members are expected to attend the vestry retreat (usually in February) and vestry meetings (fourth Tuesdays of the Month at 7:30 PM), and participate as a leader in an area of ministry where

your gifts are needed.

Our “meet and greet” with candidates for Warden and Vestry will be held on January 21st, and we will arrange for you to introduce themselves to the La Gracia congregation at the beginning of the 12:30 service. At the Annual Meeting we elect new vestry members.

Please reach out to any member of the committee to express your interest as soon as possible. We will send all interested candidates further instruction in the upcoming weeks.

Nominating committee members:

Sorraya Sampson Elliott-  

Marie Barrows -

Karen Southwick -

Please submit your request for consideration no later than December 31, 2017.

We thank you in advance for considering this request and maybe saying "yes" if you feel called to serve.

Announcements

Last Day; It’s Not Too Late! 

Today is the last day Grace Church can give the gift of food for Christmas dinner to families in need who are served by LUW outreach. A $25 gift card will be placed in grocery bags being distributed to families brighten their holiday table.  Please consider donating (in any amount) towards this gift.  Cash, check (made out to Lifting Up Westchester) or a gift card (Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Target or Walmart) can also be donated. Please contact Linda Gallo ( )  

 

Unwanted Plastic Grocery Bags Needed!

Grace's Kitchen is in critical need of any of you don't plan to use.  They must be clean and dry.  If you have any, please bring them in to church and leave them in the kitchen.  Anna and Maggie would be most appreciative. Thanks of behalf of Lifting Up Westchester.

 

Bible Study

Advent Bible Study will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 7:30PM in the library with Rev. Dr. Judith Lee. We will be discussing the First Book of Isaiah Chapters 1 to 11.  All are welcome!

 

The Book Club

 

Following the cancellation of the Book Club’s December meeting, the group will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and the January read, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, on Tuesday, Jan 9, at 7 pm in the church library. Interested in joining the Book Club? Contact Karen Odom ( ).

 

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 Altar Flowers near the parish hall.

 

Urgent Need

There is an urgent need for counters. The task is not difficult. You will be a member of a two-person team and are only required to count once a month after church service. The task usually takes less than an hour of your time. We especially need individuals familiar with Excel. For more information please speak to Jim Brown.

 

 

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 Mother Judith if you would be willing to be one of our helpers.

Ill, at Home, or in any need: The Barry Family, Shannon Blackwell, Corinne Bradley, Canon Percy Braithwaite, Lucille Breach, Bernice Burton, The Cassidy Family, Jacqueline Collins, Gina Corselli, Kimberly Corselli, Mark Dachsteiner, Inez Dale, Don Davit, James Delaney, Raleigh Delaney, Frank DiGileo, Bill Dunphy, Cathy Dunphy, Sandra Esannason, Rosa Beza Gillece, Joseph Goldman, Marcelo Gioliante, Barbara Griffith, Clara Harmon, Michelle Hord-White, Marie Huckabry, Ivy John, Richard McAllister, Trisha McGuiness, Richard McMahon, JoJo Moore, Colleen Nelson, George Paletta, Cyle Perry, Ethel Quinlan, The Quinones Family, Ta-Tanisha Raiford, 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, Stacey Vitale, Natasha Vodyanitskaya, Marthe Watkins, Anthony Wright

  1. I. P. George Alzamora O’ Hanlon – (Father of George O’ Hanlon)

Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center:   Verna Brown

Cedar Manor, Ossining:   Robert Auld        

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 – Dec. 17th

  8:00 AM    The Holy Eucharist

  9:15 AM    Choir Rehearsal – Choir Room

10:00 AM    The Holy Eucharist – Family Service

11:00 AM    ECW Holiday Raffle Drawing during coffee hour

11:00 AM    Sunday School, Rite 13 & J2A- Pageant rehearsal in Church

12:30 PM   La Gracia Misa (Spanish)

Tuesday- Dec. 19th

12:05 PM               Mass in the Chapel

  2:00 PM                Santo Rosario (Spanish) Chapel

  7:30 PM                Vestry Meeting - Library

 

Wednesday – Dec. 20th

12:00 PM               Downtown Music at Grace – Celebrating 30th Season!

  7:30 PM               Bible Study – Library with Rev. Judith Lee

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Thursday – Dec. 21st

12:05 PM               Mass in the Chapel

Friday – Dec. 22nd

7:00 PM               La Gracia Bible Study – Library

 

Saturday - Dec. 23rd

 7:30 PM                La Gracia Christmas Party – parish hall

 

Birthdays

Sunday 12/17         Juan Carlos Paredes                               Thursday  12/21     Lucille Breach

Tuesday 12/19       Gloria Chang                                            Friday  12/22          Rina Heavner

                                                                                                Saturday  12/23     Sylvia Brown

 

 

Dear Grace Church Family, Like my birthday balloon I am still up in the air floating on a stream of cherished memories, never to be forgotten. Last Sunday’s worshipping with you and my relatives followed by an upscale Coffee Hour are my recommendation for celebrating an 80th birthday. Everything about the service - - the beautiful music, the maturing acolytes, the familiar liturgy, the sermon, the aroma of incense and most special, being able to join you at the altar - - priceless! Thank you for the ongoing support with visits, cards, gifts messages, prayers and other acts of family devotion. Forgive me for singling out one person by name but I must. You see Sylvia Simon is the one who brought me into the Grace Church Family. Some twenty five years ago were in exercise classes at Susan Marlowe studio and were drawn to each other. We discovered that we were both in education and Episcopalians. I soon confided that I was not able to find a church with the inclusive, family atmosphere and Sunday School program that I needed for my six year old God daughter. Sylvia assured me that I need search no longer. Give Grace a visit. Long story short. Joe and I enrolled Melissa in Sunday School. She later became an acolyte, I became a Sunday School teacher, Joe joined the choir and in blink of an eye Sylvia and I are seasoned grandparents and I am Eighty years old! The names Joseph and Verna Brown are engraved in the Columbarium. We are blessed. We are family. Thank you Sylvia and you and you. Yes, you! As for me, my cup runneth over. Peace and Blessings, Verna

Dear Friends,

Shortly before I made my decision to retire as Rector of Grace/La Gracia, a fellow priest, now retired, suggested to me that upon retirement or any transition phases in one's life, one needs to ask the following questions: "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?"It is now about 6 weeks since my retirement and I can assure you that Barbra and I are working on those questions!

Barbra and I are settling into life in Brevard, NC. The move was a little bit of a challenge, in that the truck arrived several days after the company had promised.  Fortunately, we had our sleeping bags, so we camped out in our empty condo!  When the truck finally did arrive, the crew spent a full hour unable to get the door of the truck open.  In the end, everything arrived safely, and we have a renewed appreciation for things like a bed, table and chairs, and desks. 

Brevard is a lively and friendly town. It is set in some beautiful mountains, and our condo looks out into the forest.  I was apprehensive that, living in this area, we might be surrounded by confederate flags, but Brevard turns out to be a pretty progressive place, with many residents’ transplants like us.  It is also a welcoming place.  As a New Yorker, I am still trying to get used to strangers cheerfully talking to me with real interest and store clerks who genuinely wish to be helpful. 

Our local church, St. Philips, is also quite welcoming.   Last week, after an 18 month search process, the Vestry called a new Rector, the Rev. Thomas Murphy. Father Murphy is a native of North Carolina and currently serves on the staff of the Cathedral in Asheville. We were surprised and pleased to learn that he was one of the first group of Episcopal Service Corps volunteers and served one year at El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza in Honduras!

St Philips is involved in quite a few creative ministries and, like Grace/La Gracia has a well earned reputation for service to the wider community. We have benefited from their practice of having members wear nametags each week thus making it easy to get to know and remember folks. This is a group that enjoys eating together and we have had fun at several of their dinners and Coffee Hours.

Barbra has already begun volunteering at the local Latino Community center. She is tutoring one of the young Latina students.  I have started volunteering in their English conversation group for adults.  We both attended an excellent dinner one evening, which reminded us of the meals at La Gracia. 

The weekend after we moved, Barbra and I participated in a conference at Kanuga, the national retreat center just 30 minutes from Brevard. It was entitled “Medicine and Ministry”.  The main speaker was a Jewish biblical scholar who is a professor of NT at Vanderbilt Seminary.  She was fascinating, and found ways to help us understand the parables and teachings of Jesus in the Jewish context. 

Several days after that I flew to Tegucigalpa. While I was Director of El Hogar, we took girls for the first time.  That was 11 years ago.  This November, those first girls graduated from high school.  I did not want to miss it!  It was a meaningful trip for me.  I had the opportunity to spend time with my former staff, many of whom are personal friends.  I also attended a reunion of graduates of El Hogar, and got to see some of our former students again.

Now that I am done with those initial travels, we are taking advantage of the attractions here in Brevard. The hiking is beautiful, the weather has been great, I have been out on both mountain and road bikes, we have seen movies at the local theater (which shows one film at a time, and changes that every two or three weeks!), eaten at both excellent bakeries, visited some of the art galleries, met some interesting people, and explored the area.

We miss our friends at Grace/La Gracia, but believe we are in the right place at this time in our lives. We trust that God will lead you through a productive interim period, and that the next Rector will be able to build on what Barbra and I were able to accomplish.  

Please continue to keep us in your prayers, as you are in ours! May you have a blessed Advent Season!                                                                                       

 Father Rich & Barbra McCune                                                                              

Dear Parishioners,

Last weekend my husband Carl accompanied my father, Jose, back to his home in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. I’m pleased to report that our family homestead suffered no significant damage in the storm and the metropolitan area of Mayaguez is returning to normal.  Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the welcoming and supportive environment the Church Community extended to us.  My dad felt accepted and embraced by your many acts of kindness.  Special thanks to Father Rich, Mother Judith, Father Moronta, Walter Simon, Sylvia Simon, Carolyn Rogers, our office volunteers, Taurino and also las señoras del comedor whose company each morning over coffee provided a cultural touchstone.  The web of support and the peaceful environment the Church extended to our family made all the difference in the world!                                                                 Thank you,

                                                                      Maria Campos

 

Holiday Schedule at Grace/ La Gracia

 

             Saturday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.

     We invite all to join with family and friends in a holiday sing- along in front of Grace  

       Church. Hot cocoa will be served.

 

 

            Saturday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m. – La Gracia Christmas Party

 

        

           Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

           9:30 a.m. – The Fourth Sunday of Advent

                4:00 p.m. – Family Christmas Eve Service with Pageant

                8:00 p.m.  – La Gracia Christmas Eve Service

               10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Eucharist with Carols

 

Monday, December 25th - Christmas Day - No Service

                      L.U.W. Holiday Meal – Served at 11:30 a.m.

 

         Sunday, December 31st - New Years Eve

                    8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Holy Eucharist

                                                            At the 10 AM Service - Prayers for Healing 

            12:30 p.m. – La Gracia Service      

       11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – The Church will be open for the White Plains New Year’s                      

                                                Celebration

 

 

           Monday, January 1st – New Year’s Day

                     L.U.W.  2018 New Years Dinner – Served at 11:30 a.m.

 

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...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!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Schedule at Grace/ La Gracia

 

            Friday, December 8th        5p.m. to 7p.m. – ECW Holiday Party for Samaritan House

            Sunday, December 10th    4:00 p.m. – Festival of Lessons and Carols

            Monday, December 11th 8:30 p.m. – Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

                                                       9:30 p.m. – Mañanitas

 

 

             Saturday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.

         Informal caroling in front of the church, followed by hot chocolate.

         Open to parishioners and the public.

 

 

            Saturday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m. – La Gracia Christmas Party

 

 

            Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

           9:30 a.m. – The Fourth Sunday of Advent – Holy Eucharist with

                               Congregational Singing

                4:00 p.m. – Family Christmas Eve Service with Pageant

                8:00 p.m.  – La Gracia Christmas Eve Service

               10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Eucharist with Carols

 

 

Monday, December 25th - Christmas Day - No Service

                      L.U.W. Holiday Meal – Served at 11:30 a.m.

 

         Sunday, December 31st - New Years Eve

                    8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (transferred)

                                                           Holy Eucharist  

            12:30 p.m. – La Gracia Service      

       11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – The Church will be open for the White Plains New Year’s                     

                                                 Celebration

 

 

           Monday, January 1st – New Year’s Day

                     L.U.W.  2018 New Years Dinner – Served at 11:30 a.m.