Lenten Reflections from the people of Grace Church Millbrook
Take a snippet of scripture for each day in Lent. Add reflections from members of Grace. Finish with a prayer.
8:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist with sermon
This early service is well attended and has a reflective tone. The Rite II liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer is used. Coffee hour follows the service.
10:00 a.m. — Family-Friendly Eucharist with sermon and adult choir
This Rite II service has either a children’s sermon or children’s lesson during the adult sermon. Hymns led by an excellent choir and our organist/choir director, Denise Bassen, range from familiar favorites to Gospel to traditional Anglican hymns. Coffee hour follows the service.
After 10:00 a.m. service — Sunday School and Youth Group
Sunday School, designed for children ages 3 – 11 meets from September through May. After communion at the 10 a.m. service students and teachers will process out of the sanctuary to go to their Sunday school classes located in the Parish Hall. Sunday School ends promptly at 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is held every Sunday in 5-week sessions followed by a break for one Sunday between sessions. The Sunday School classes are divided into groups – pre-K to K, grades 1-3, and grades 4-6.
The Youth Group, designed for youth ages 12 – 18 meets each Sunday at the same time as the Sunday School classes. In addition to regular meetings on Sunday, the Youth Group participates in field trips. Previous trips have included visits to St. John the Divine Cathedral in Manhattan for the Procession of the Ghouls on Halloween, and Night Watch in the spring; apple picking in the fall, the movies, bowling, and roller skating.
The Youth Group also serves at the Lunch Box in Poughkeepsie monthly. The Lunch Box is a program managed by Dutchess Outreach of Dutchess County. They provide hot meals to thousands of Dutchess County Residents.
The Sunday School and the Youth Group work hand-in-hand each Christmas to produce the Grace Church Christmas Pageant. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate in the joyous occasion.
Please complete the Sunday School Registration Form http://www.gracemillbrook.org/register-grace-episcopal-sunday-school/ for each school year.
10:00 a.m. — Eucharist and Healing Service
A service of healing and anointing, with a short sermon.
“Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.” – The Book of Common Prayer
Weddings at Grace Church
In the Episcopal Church Holy Matrimony is the sacramental rite in which a woman and man enter into a life-long union, making their vows before God and the Church, and receiving the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.
Grace Church celebrates the historic change in New York State marriage law that now permits same-sex marriage. In the summer of 2012, the Episcopal Church formally approved a marriage liturgy for same-sex couples. Grace Church priests now officiate at all unions, and encourage same-sex couples to hold weddings in the Church.
The Funeral or Memorial Service is an opportunity for family and friends to remember one who has died. Grace Church offers the use of the Columbarium to all individuals, regardless of nationality, ethnic or religious background.
For those wishing to view the Columbarium for a potential vault space purchase and to obtain current pricing and regulations, please call ahead for an appointment at 845 677-3064.
Registration forms are available in the back of the church or by calling the church office at 845 677-3064.