Saturday, December 3, 2022
Following the announcement of the result of the fourth round of balloting at approximately 2:15 p.m. today, in a special election convention at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, the Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd, the rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan, was declared Bishop Coadjutor-elect of the Diocese of New York.
To be complete, the election must now receive the consent, delivered to the Presiding Bishop, of a majority of Bishops of the Episcopal Church exercising jurisdiction, and the consent of a majority of the standing committees of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church, delivered to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of New York.
The consecration of the Bishop Coadjutor is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.
For extensive information about the Bishop Elect and the full slate of candidates, please visit https://bishopsearch.dioceseny.org
Did You Know?
Did you know that Showers really do spark creativity?
Showers aren't just good for your hygiene—they're good for your creativity, too. For a 2012 study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers gave volunteers creativity problems to solve followed by a period of rest. During that period, some were assigned demanding tasks, while others did simpler tasks that allowed their minds to wander (just like a shower does). Those doing the simpler tasks during the resting time were more likely to solve the original creativity problems.
Did you know that playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea?
The most popular instrument in North Korea is the accordion, so much so that all teachers used to be required to play to get their teaching certifications. Because the accordion is portable in a way that, say, a grand piano isn't, it was thought of as the "people's instrument" that could be taken outside and played for laborers in the fields.
Did you know that Children's medicine once contained morphine?
If you were a baby in the middle of the 1800s and you cried while teething, your parents might have given you Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. This "medicine" claimed that "it soothes the child, it softens the gums, [and] allays all pain." It may have done plenty of soothing, but it was also extremely dangerous—this concoction, like many patent medicines of the time, contained morphine.
Our coffee hour today will be hosted by Steve Gross and Victor Stanwick. Coffee hour will be held in the Guild Room following Sunday worship.
To our Christ Church family, we are in need of donations for food for our pantry for Christmas distribution. As you know, our holiday basket distributions greatly help so many in our community who are in need for the holiday season. We need your help as we continue to support those families. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated!
The Christian Formation ministry is recruiting for two adults to assist with Sunday School classes in 2023. Please prayerfully consider this ministry, and contact Catherine Barnett at 718-974-8197 with any questions, or to express interest.
Our next monthly organ recital concert will be on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening.
The next Knitting Club will be Thursday, December 8th at 10:00 a.m.
Envelopes for Christmas flowers will be available on November 20th, 2022, until December18th, 2022. If you'd like to get your flowers in honor of a loved one, please pick up an envelope from the church ushers or at the Parish Office.
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is seeking nominations for the following Vestry positions. ONE Warden / 2-Year Term. TWO members/ 3-year term, TWO members to complete a 1-year term. If you are interested in being a member of the vestry or an alternate delegate to Diocesan Convention, please speak to one of the Committee members ( Alleida Mitchell, Carol Bratton, Elizabeth Gattullo, Kidert Jean-Marie and Nicholas Lettiere.) NOMINATING FORMS can be found at the Ushers' station at the back of the church. Please complete the form and give to a member of the nominating committee.
Save the Date
Friday, December 9th 2022 – The New York Concert Opera in concert at Christ Church presents the Glorious Songs of the Holiday Season. Feat. Soprano Melody Alesi & Pianist Peiwen Chen, with Mezzo Soprano Anna Tonna and James A. Reilly on trumpet.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 – Monthly Organ Concert
Sunday, December 11th, 2022 - J2A Christmas Boutique and Christ Church Tree Lighting
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers:
Fred Allen, Erma Babb, Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Gregory Brown, Frank Cangemi, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Laura Craig, Athelridge Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Deprima, Fran Dreisbach, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Tabitha Foxx, Sandra Giambalvo, Steven Haley, Mary Haugen, Emilia Jaime, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Michael Kelly, Chloe Lee, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Eva McClary, Mary Mcclellan, Louisa Merchant, Michael & Lois Moschella, Louise Nygard, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Christine Riola, Trisha Roach, Joyce Rowan, Barnett Shepherd, Ashley & Eric Smith, Christopher Still, Candy Tice, Deborah Vurckio, Lucille Williams, Marsha Wynter, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.
Please Note: The Prayer List is intended to uphold and encourage those who are in need of healing prayers. If persons have been fully recovered and no longer need to be lifted up in this way, please let us know so that we can make room for others. This list will be updated every three months unless otherwise notified. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!
We pray for the repose of the souls of all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We pray for all the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.
We pray for the hundreds of asylum seekers in New York City, and particularly on Staten Island and ask God's Holy Spirit to help us as citizens, civic organizations and religious institutions to respond with love and compassion.
We pray for the people of Puerto Rico and Florida, as they deal with the aftermath of the recent hurricanes.
We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for peace and diplomacy in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
We pray for those who are suffering from the impacts of systemic racism, and for those who are committed and working towards change, unity, and equality for all peoples.
We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso who is now a candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood, and David Barr, who is now a candidate for ordination to the Diaconate.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week. Stephen Gross (5), Victor Stanwick (5), Treva M. Phillips (8).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.
We pray for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of New York, and for Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East.
In the Episcopal Futures Prayer Cycle, we pray for all who seek God by strengthening their faith and serving their community.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; For the Newly Elected 17th Bishop of New York; Zion Church, Wappingers Falls; Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey; St. Ambrose Church, Manhattan; Zion Church, Dobbs Ferry; Youth Choristers of the Diocese Church; and Musicians and Adult Choirs of the Diocese.