Growing in Faith. Creating an Inclusive Community.

Serving with Compassion. Working for Social Justice.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday

Festival Eucharist 

in person at

8 am

in person and online at

9:15 am and 11 am

Service Bulletin

Online services can be viewed on our live Vimeo feed.

Vimeo Link 

Holy Week and Easter 2024

Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm:

Holy Eucharist and Vigil at the Altar of Repose*

This liturgy includes the Washing of Feet and Stripping of the Altar,

followed by a Vigil until 10 pm

Service Bulletin


Good Friday, March 29 at 12 noon: Good Friday Liturgy

7:30 pm: Good Friday Liturgy with Choir*

 Service Bulletin


Easter Sunday, March 31 at 8 am, 9:15 am*, and 11 am*:

 Festival Eucharist


April 7: Worship Service at 10 am

Holy Eucharist with Baptisms

* These services will be live-streamed.

Easter flowers on the altar

Easter Flowers

Join us on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 am to adorn the Church for Easter Sunday. During the solemn season of Lent, all is restrained. The music, the altar flowers, even the alleluias go missing! The explosion of flowers for Easter Sunday is part of a joyous celebration. To prepare, we will be placing pots of flowers throughout the Church and Guild Hall. If you’d like to help with this special activity, please contact Charlotte Thorp at or Kate Rock at

Easter Egg Hunt

Kids 12 and under are encouraged to join us in the Garden following the 9:15 am service on Easter Sunday, March 31st, rain or shine. Bring your own basket or bag and join the hunt! Kids coming to the 11 am service are invited to come early and participate as well!

Palm Sunday 2024

Palm Sunday Processional and Passion Reading

Grace Church took to the streets of Brooklyn Heights once again for our Palm Sunday Processional following the Liturgy of the Palms. Thanks to Allison Robinson and Denise Farrell for capturing the Processional on camera.

Join Us: Multicultural Day Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, April 16

Grace is a wonderful community of people from diverse backgrounds. Each year, we celebrate Grace Church's cultural diversity with an annual Multicultural Day, this year scheduled for Sunday, October 20th.

Join us in planning this 6th annual event on Tuesday, April 16th, at 7 pm via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please email Denise Young Farrell at or Allison Robinson at Thank you! 

Red Hook Farms

Spring is right around the corner and the Red Hook Farms are ready for spring planting! Last year, these two Brooklyn farms produced over 30,000 lbs of organic produce. 

As part of our mission to ensure that our neighbors have access to healthy food, we will continue our volunteer efforts on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This is a wonderful opportunity to be outside, get your hands dirty, and spend time with our fellow New Yorkers in a wonderful spirit of community. Our farm dates are: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12 and November 9. Mark your calendars! More info on how to sign up will follow in April, or contact Theresa Seabaugh at with your questions. 

Handel Messiah Concert

Join Essential Voices USA and Grace Church for a free community sing-along of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 pm. This sing-along concert is in celebration of the anniversary of the premiere on April 13, 1742. Bring your own score, or music will be provided via QR code.

Calling All Middle/High School Parents -

 You get to tell us!

Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey about youth group programming. We’d love to hear from you! Don’t miss your chance to voice your opinion!

Pictured from left to right: Jane Nelson, Harriet De Ceunynck, Rev. Leandra Lambert, Robin Ketchum and Coach Yakik Rumley, President of Convent Avenue Baptist Church’s Prison Ministry

Volunteer to Register Voters on Rikers Island

As part of the Vote in NYC Jails Coalition, the NYC Department of Corrections Division of Programs and Community Partnerships need volunteers to register individuals in custody. The April registration date is Wednesday, April 17th. For more information, please email Rev. Leandra Lambert at

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative prayer in which we rest silently in the presence of God. It is a very simple method that is easy to learn. We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words, but this is not the only form of prayer. 

Zoom sessions are held on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes with a 20 minute period of silence. Instructions on how to participate are part of each session.

The link for Centering Prayer is:

Barbara Harris Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Diocese of Long Island’s Reparations Committee is now accepting applications for the Barbara C. Harris Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2024. Click on the link below for more info!

Applications and More Info

Episcopal Church 2024-2025 Educational Scholarships

Scholarships are limited to Episcopalian full-time students and part-time students enrolled in a degree program or equivalent certificate program at an accredited, post-secondary institution.

Application deadline: April 15, 2024 

Robbyn yoga

Yoga at Grace Church

Next class

Sunday, April 7th at 12 noon

Join certified yoga instructor Robbyn McCauley on the first Sunday of each month for a yoga class in the gym at Grace Church. Our next class will be held Sunday, April 7th at 12 noon (note the time change for April). 

Robbyn began her yoga practice in 1998, and has been practicing off and on since then. In 2020, she earned her 95 hour certification in youth, children's and trauma-informed teens' yoga. Most recently, another opportunity came to light and Robbyn immersed herself in a weekend long retreat and earned a certification in restorative yoga. Robbyn has a love of Iyengar's teaching and always focuses on alignment, safe sequencing, and trauma-informed language during all of her classes.

Email to register and please tell us the following: 1. Do you have any yoga experience? and 2. Do you need a mat?

Grace Church and St. Paul’s, Atlanta are pleased to announce a 2024 Pilgrimage to highlight racial equity and social justice. Beginning in Tennessee, pilgrims will continue over eight days through Mississippi, Alabama, concluding in Georgia. Our time together will expose you to the shapers and keepers of history, including religious and civic leaders, librarians, educators and cultural curators. Traveling during an election year and this tender time in our national life, you will also engage with local and national leaders to learn from history about courage and faithful witness in uncertain times. Throughout the pilgrimage our reflections will center on the truth of two foundational questions: Who am I? and Who does God need me to be right now. For more information, please email Rev. Leandra Lambert at

Our friends at CHiPS are in need of sandwiches or supplies. Please help out if you can!

CHiPs is located at:  

200 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Rector's Bible Study

The Rector’s Bible Study meets in the McKittrick Choir Room on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am. This term, we are studying the Book of Isaiah.

Bible Study will be on break for Holy Week and the week of Easter, and will resume on April 9th.

if you cannot make it in person, participants can also join via Zoom:

Should you have any questions, please reach out directly to the Rector at

Sunday School & Winter Calendar

Children in grades K*-5 are invited to participate in Sunday SchoolClasses meet from 10:15–10:45 am in Classroom 2 (on Sundays with one 10 am service only, Sunday School meets from 9:15-9:45 am). Volunteers lead children in 30-minute sessions focusing on Bible stories, using the Storymakers curriculum.

Sunday School will meet at 9:15 am this week for Palm Sunday and will not meet on Easter Sunday.


The spring Sunday school schedule can be found here.

Please note: Snacks will be served upstairs in the Guild Hall at the end of Sunday School. Please eat in the Guild Hall and not in the classroom.


*If your child is not yet a reader but would like to attend Sunday School, they can attend with a parent to help with the activities.

The Rector's Discretionary Fund

Even the most meticulously crafted budget can’t always cover an unexpected emergency, e.g. a child’s trip to the ER; a car vandalized and needing an expensive part; an elderly parent in another city requiring help.

Since it was established in 2004, the Rector’s Discretionary Fund has given to parishioners in circumstances like these. The need is great, especially after the pandemic, with more on the horizon, and the sole source of funding for this important fund is the generous contributions of our congregation, helping members of our Grace community when they are facing temporary financial hardship.

Contributing to this important fund fulfills our parish goal of Serving with Compassion. If you would like to participate, you can do so by using our online payment system, Realm. If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to Grace Church Brooklyn Heights with Rector’s Discretionary Fund on the memo line.

Thank you for your faithful generosity.

Evening Prayer

Grace Church offers Evening Worship every Tuesday - Friday at 5pm online.

To attend Evening Prayer online, please use the following Zoom link: .

Parish Prayer Concerns & Thanksgivings

This week we pray that God may so stir up His Spirit within us that we—rejoicing in the Resurrection—may be renewed in body and mind, and go forth in thankfulness and hope to bring God’s love to the world. That the Church may be a sign of Christ’s light for all who have lived in darkness, of hope for all who know pain and suffering, and of love for all who have been rejected. That we at Grace Church may be strong in faith, confident in hope, and abounding in love for God and our neighbors. That God will break down the walls that separate us one from another; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. That God will guide the leaders of the nations, and all those in positions of public trust, into the way of justice and truth; may God turn them away from warfare, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness. For those who are far from their homes and families in this Easter season; for those who are hospitalized or homebound; for migrants and refugees who are celebrating the Resurrection in foreign lands; for soldiers on battlefields and civilians fleeing danger; and for prisoners and captives. As they—and we—hear the Good News of the Resurrection, may we all be bound together in love. That God, whose mercy endures forever, will grant relief, healing, and new life to all who are in any need or trouble, both those close to our hearts, and those whose needs are known only to God. For all who have died, and especially those who were killed in the Baltimore Harbor bridge collapse. For their families and for all people who mourn.  Risen Lord, Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

Grace Notes Submissions

Announcement submissions for Grace Notes and Sunday bulletin can be sent to Melissa Kelly, Parish Administrator. All submissions must be received no later than Thursday at 10 am in order to be included in that week's e-newsletter and bulletin. Thank you!

Sunday Services at Grace

Grace Church holds in-person services at 8 am, 9:15 am, and 11 am each Sunday unless otherwise noted. All are welcome.We have child care available for those who need it during the 9:15 am and 11 am services. 

Join us for coffee hour! Please join us for coffee and snacks after each service. 

The 11 am service will be live-streamed for anyone unable to attend in person.

If you have any questions about our worship schedule, please contact Melissa Kelly, Parish Administrator, at or (718) 624-1850 x 10.

The Common Cup

Holy Eucharist is offered in both kinds, bread and wine. The wine is offered from the common cup (drinking directly from the chalice). Intinction is not permitted.  At communion time, after receiving the bread, proceed to the eucharistic minister to receive the wine by drinking directly from the chalice. Those not wishing to drink from the chalice may cross their arms and reverence the cup.

Giving to Grace

We are happy to let you know that you can make a pledge or general offering donations by text! 

Please send a text to 73256 with the message "GraceBrooklyn". The first time, you will be prompted to provide your name and address, including your credit card number. If you save that information for future use, the second offering by text will be immediate. You can also make one-time pledge payments and general offering donations online here.

If you would like to set up a recurring pledge payment on Realm, please contact Melissa Kelly, parish administrator, for an invitation to join

In Remembrance or Gratitude...

Altar flowers are a wonderful way to express gratitude for life's blessings or to memorialize a loved one.

If you would like to contribute altar flowers, please contact Melissa Kelly in the parish office. The suggested donation, which covers the cost of the altar flowers for Sunday services, is $200. An acknowledgment will be included in the service bulletin.

Weekday Visits to Grace

When you visit, please use the Clergy Door, which is the first door on your right in the Hicks Street courtyard. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Public visiting hours for the church sanctuary are Monday-Friday from 3-5 pm.

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