Grace Church in New York














Worship

 

Liturgical Changes for Lent – Our Sunday worship takes on a different tone for these next five weeks of Lent. We will begin each service with a Penitential Order, which includes a recitation of the 10-Commandments. The word “Alleluia” is omitted from all hymns, versicles, and responses, and you will see no flowers on the altar.  The goal of the scarcity is to highlight the abundant life that will be ours to claim at Easter.

 

Fellowship

 

March 29 – 20s/30s Lenten Sushi Fridays at Grace –  Grace will host at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 29, with a tour of the church (perfect opportunity to invite a friend!), sushi, salad, and the brief but beautiful service of Compline (Night Prayer). Please email the Rev. Chase Danford to RSVP. 

Other Sushi Friday dates – March 8 at St. Ignatius of Antioch (UWS), March 15 at St. John’s in the Village, March 22 at Trinity Wall Street, April 5 at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, and April 12 at House of the Redeemer.  Please email the Rev. Mary Cat Young, Diocesan Young Adult Missioner, to RSVP to these dates.

 

Spirituality

March 12-April 9 – Lenten Noon-time Lectio Divina – On Tuesdays during Lent, March 12-April 9, come experience lectio divina (“holy reading”), a way of praying with scripture with roots in the early church and later formalized by Benedictine monastic communities. Lectio is not Bible study and does not aim to analyze scripture; rather, the goal is prayerful contemplation of the Word of God. We will meet on Tuesdays from 12:10-12:50 in the Reception Room (please do not arrive later than 12:15). For more information, email the Rev. Chase Danford.

March 6  Lenten E-Devotional – Thinking about a Lenten spiritual discipline? Consider taking two minutes out of every day to prayerfully pause and read a reflection written by members of the Grace Church community for one another and delivered daily (Mon-Sat) to your e-mail inbox. These devotions begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6, so sign up today by emailing Mr. Duy Nguyen.

Mar 23 – ECW Quiet Day – All are welcome to a Lenten Quiet Day sponsored by Grace Church ECW. The Rev. Posey Krakowsky will present a workshop on The Contemplative Gaze, using the artwork in our own church for meditation, reflection, and prayer. 10-1:30 in the Reception Room and the Church. Coffee and Breakfast will be served, bring your own bag lunch. RSVP to the Rev. Julia Offinger

 

Education

March 13- April 17 – Christianity 101: Adult Baptism and Inquirers’ Classes – Classes will be offered for adults interested in being baptized (on April 20 or a later date), as well as anyone who would like to learn more about the foundations of Christian faith. Wednesday evenings during Lent, March 13-Apr 17, from 7-8 pm in the Reception Room. Advance registration is required; please sign-up by March 6 (Ash Wednesday) by emailing the Rev. Chase Danford.

March 12-April 2 – Lenten Evening Reading Group: Feminism and Faith – Discuss essays and poetry by female authors addressing issues of gender and faith. March 12: “Women in the Early Church.” March 19: “Poetry by Hildegard: Medieval Mystic and Philosopher.” March 26: “Hagar: A Feminist Reading.” April 2: “Image of God: Christ’s Gender, Multicultural Identities, and Social Inequality.” We will meet on four Tuesday evenings during Lent, March 12-April 2, in the Reception Room from 7-8 pm. RSVP for the series or individual evenings to the Rev. Chase Danford.

Mar 24 – Newcomers’ Class: Ministries of Grace Church – “How can I get involved at church?” Visitors and new members are warmly invited to join a discussion with the Rev. Chase Danford and representatives from various parish programs about opportunities for service, spiritual growth, and fellowship. Held in the reception room at 12:30 pm. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to the Rev. Chase Danford at cdanford@gracechurchnyc.org. Next class: History of Grace Church (April 28).

The Sunday Forum @ 10am:

  • March 10 – Martin Luther Part I: The Troubled Monk
  • March 17- Martin Luther Part II: the Reformer
  • March 24 – Prayer in the Work of George Herbert

 

Service

March 23 – Habitat for Humanity/Grace Church Build Day – Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to join with Grace Church and the Islamic service organization, Who is Hussain, as we continue to work together on the jointly sponsored Habitat for Humanity house in Jamaica, Queens known as “Unity House.” Open to ages 16 and up. Sign up online at https://habitatnyc.volunteerhub.com/lp/gracenyc/ and reserve a space in the carpool by emailing the Rev. Chase Danford.

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