In thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life, and to empower the ministries of the church, we urge everyone to commit to a financial gift for the coming year. You can fill out a pledge envelope or, if you prefer, you can pledge online HERE. Pledges do not need to be paid off all at once. You can take all of 2014 to fulfill your pledge.
THE CHORAL SOCIETY and Orchestra of Grace Church, under the musical direction of John Maclay, will perform on Fri, Dec 6 at 8 pm and Sat, Dec. 7 at 3 pm. Music of Palestrina, Bach, Mendelssohn, Parry, Pinkham and Gjeilo, and audience carol sing! Purchase tickets at www.thechoralsociety.org (click on “Concerts” and follow instructions for payment) Tickets sell quickly, so don’t delay!
THE SUNDAY FORUM 10 AM - Patients often assume that doctors keep all their emotions safely in check, and that all of their decisions are based entirely on cool reasoning. But emotions permeate clinical decision-making at every level, whether acknowledged or not. This presentation offers an insider’s view on how emotions affect doctors and the care they are able to give. Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, but her clinical home is at Bellevue Hospital. She writes regularly for the New York Times about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, is the author of numerous books about life in medicine.
Readings of scripture foretelling the coming of Christ are interspersed with beautiful music of the season, with works by Hancock, Manz, Palestrina, and Piccolo. Sung by The Adult Choir at 4 pm in the Church.
If you live or work near Broadway and 10th Street, come and join The Combined Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs in this festive annual event! All are welcome! 12:15 – 12:45 pm in the Church.
will be offered by The Girls’ Choir with Alumni of the Choir and members of The Adult and Parish Choirs at 4 pm in the Church.
immediately following the 9 and 11 am services! Delicious and beautiful Christmas cookies and confections will be for sale. We’ll also have a children’s cupcake table, and plenty of good things to buy today for your holiday entertaining. Please come out and support the good works of the ECW!
THE SUNDAY FORUM 10 AM – Faith in the 21st Century Series. Author David Holmes, who has written extensively about the faiths of U.S. Presidents, will connect themes of Thomas Jefferson and the “Jefferson Bible” (i.e. Belief in the 18th century) to present day attitudes on belief. (The Sunday Forum goes on recess until Jan. […]
Built as Opus 65 by Taylor and Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia the Bicentennial Organ, with almost 5,000 pipes and four keyboards was part of extensive restoration work recently completed on the historic building. Come and celebrate with the people of Grace Church as the instrument accompanies the community in song and prayer, in worship and in the almost daily organ meditations offered Tuesday through Sunday. Bring a dry good for our food collection and help those who are hungry…If music be the food of love, play on! Details and calendar of events on the MUSIC pages of our website.
The Second Sunday of Advent
9 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sermon: The Rev. J. Donald Waring
Music: The Parish Choir
11 a.m. Morning Prayer
Sermon: The Rev. J. Donald Waring
Music: The Combined Junior Choristers with Adults
4 p.m. Advent Service of Lessons and Carols
The Adult Choir
6 p.m. Holy Eucharist, in the Chantry
Sermon: The Rev. Mary Cat Young
Music: Hymns with instrumentalists
WEDNESDAY, DEC 11
6 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Sermon: The Rev. Sarah Wood