Grace Church in New York

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The Weekly Epistle


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August 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

Despite dermatologists’ best advice, my absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is sit in the sun. My family says I’m “recharging my batteries,” and I must admit, I really do feel exactly like an iPhone getting plugged in. After several weeks of vacation, I am so grateful that my battery is at 100%.

I am certain many of you can relate, but my battery felt dangerously low at the start of this season. In times such as this, it is imperative that we all find ways to “recharge our batteries” so that we can be ready for the tasks in front of us.

Being together in community as a church is one of the ways that many of us recharge each week, and that’s why it’s been especially hard not to be able to meet in person. But there are many, many other ways that we can be together as church, and you’ll find them all listed in this Epistle. The letter is so long, you might even need to open it in a browser window so you can see all of it! Make sure you click “read more.”

I am especially looking forward to the chance to read an important book together as a parish family. On September 13, 20, and 27, we will discuss How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi during our Sunday Forum meetings. Get your copy now so you can join this important discussion.

Love,

The Rev. Julia Macy Offinger

Associate Rector

Church is Open!

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Sunday, August 9th – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45 am Children’s Chapel (over Zoom) – Join Deacon Thomas from 9:45-10:10 am to say our hellos, read and discuss the story of the day from our Children’s Bible, and then say our prayers together. For Zoom access info, please see your recent Weekly Epistle (Friday enews) or email the Rev. Thomas Szczerba well before the event. Note: Chlidren’s Chapel will continue every Sunday throughout the summer.

 

10:15 am Sunday Forum (over Zoom) – Clergy-hosted Coffee Hour – Come and say hello!
For Zoom access info, please see your recent Weekly Epistle (Friday enews) or email the Rev. Thomas Szczerba well in advance of the event.

 

11 am Worship Service Video Streaming from inside the Church. Details can be found on the Worship Services Schedule page.

 

6 pm Canterbury Downtown Campus Ministry – All college students are always invited! Meeting  virtually, on Zoom, from 6-7:00 pm on Sundays (Eastern Time). You may find Zoom access and lots of other information on the Canterbury Downtown Facebook page.

Weekday Events

Centering Prayer (via Zoom) – Mondays at 12:15-12:45 – Christian silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us. Led by Currie Estreich, MA, Spiritual Direction, the General Theological Seminary. For Zoom access info, please see your recent Weekly Epistle (Friday enews) or email the Rev. Thomas Szczerba.

CHURCH IS OPEN – Enter, Rest, Pray – Tuesday and Thursday, Noon – 3 pm. Noonday Prayer at 12:15 pm, led by clergy of Grace Church. Mask and 6 foot social distancing required for all visitors.

Women’s Bible Study (via Zoom)Wednesdays at 10:30 am – This long-running program of guided Bible study and discussion for women takes place every Wednesday from 10:30 am-12. For Zoom access info, please see your recent Weekly Epistle (Friday enews) or email the Rev. Thomas Szczerba well before the event.

Bach at Noon – Summer program is on Wednesdays at 12 pm – 30 Minutes of Organ Music by J.S. Bach on Facebook Live. Dr. Patrick Allen, organist.

Evening Prayer with Homily (via Zoom, Facebook Live, or YouTubeLive)Wednesdays at 6 pm – Light a candle, take a deep breath, and join in for a 20-30 minute respite to focus on our faith as we begin our evening. (Evening Prayer, Rite II, Book of Common Prayer). Service details are posted every week. For Zoom access, please see your recent Weekly Epistle (Friday enews) or email the Rev. Thomas Szczerba well before the service. You may also find us on YouTubeLive and Facebook.

Worship Services:

Sunday 11 A.M. Wednesday 6 P.M. on this website, Youtube, Facebook, and Vimeo.

Recordings of previous worship services are also available.

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802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-2000

An Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New York

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