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Worship Schedule

Sundays
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

Thursdays
11:00 AM Healing Service & Holy Eucharist with interactive Scripture Conversation

Monday through Friday
7:00 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel

Christ Church

Mailing address:
Christ Church New Brighton
76 Franklin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-727-6100
Fax: 718-727-6101 
Email: Fr. Trevor R. Babb+
Email: Parish Administrator

Sunday

This Sunday is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

The liturgical color is GREEN.

In-person services have been cancelled until further notice.

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Official Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Christ Church New Brighton will be held on January 24th, 2021 after our 10:00 am Zoom worship. The meeting will be on the same Zoom platform.

Ballots for candidates running for Vestry will be mailed out to eligible voting Members immediately following the Vestry meeting on January 11th, 2021 and should be returned to the office in the envelope provided on or before January 20th.

We will endeavor to have election results for the Annual meeting Should that not be practical, results will be communicated prior to the next Vestry meeting on February 8, 2021.

From the Rector's Desk

Prelude
Welcome

Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

People: And blessed be His kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

Opening Prayer

The Collect

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Musical Selection

Psalm 62:6-14

Nonne Deo?

6 For God alone my soul in silence waits; *
truly, my hope is in him.
7 He alone is my rock and my salvation, *
my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.
8 In God is my safety and my honor; *
God is my strong rock and my refuge.
9 Put your trust in him always, O people, *
pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.
10 Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath, *
even those of low estate cannot be trusted.
11 On the scales they are lighter than a breath, *
all of them together.
12 Put no trust in extortion;
in robbery take no empty pride; *
though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, *
that power belongs to God.
14 Steadfast love is yours, O Lord, *
for you repay everyone according to his deeds.

MUSICAL SELECTION

A reading from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians:
Read by: Richard Zayzay

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

MUSICAL SELECTION

The Holy Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ According to Mark: Read by Fr. Trevor+

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Mark 1:14-20

After John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon: "Call To Be Witnesses"
The Rev. Trevor R Babb+

MUSICAL SELECTION

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

LITANY OF HEALING

God the Father, your will for all people is health and salvation;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

God the Son, you came that we might have life, and might have it more abundantly;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

God the Holy Spirit, you make our bodies the temple of your presence;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

Holy Trinity, one God, in you we live and move and have our being;
We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

Lord, grant your healing grace to all who are sick, injured, or disabled, that they may be made whole;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Grant to all who seek your guidance, and to all who are lonely, anxious, or despondent, a knowledge of your will and an awareness of your presence;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Mend broken relationships, and restore those in emotional distress to soundness of mind and serenity of spirit;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Bless physicians, nurses, and all others who minister to the suffering, granting them wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Grant to the dying peace and a holy death, and uphold by the grace and consolation of your Holy Spirit those who are bereaved;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

Restore to wholeness whatever is broken by human sin, in our lives, in our nation, and in the world;
Hear us, O Lord of life.

You are the Lord who does wonders;
You have declared your power among the peoples.

With you, O Lord, is the well of life;
And in your light we see light.

Hear us, O Lord of life:
Heal us, and make us whole.

Prayer List, Birthdays & Anniversaries

The Celebrant concludes with a Collect.

The People respond: Amen.

Virtual Peace
The Lord's Prayer
Closing Prayer

MUSICAL SELECTION

Dismissal

Transition to Annual Meeting

ZOOM Social - Bring your Coffee and Talk to Each Other

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This has been a year of twist and turns, as we continue to work through the ravages of the coronavirus which has taken over 300 thousand lives in this nation and infected almost 18 million. While there is some light at the end of this horrendous journey, with the roll out of several vaccines, the pain and loss is still unbearable. In the midst of it all, life must go on. However, I invite us to do the things necessary to help us stay safe and healthy as we look to the year 2021.

So, as we journey towards the day of Christmas and into 2021, I want to express the wishes of my family to yours for a wonderful, safe and joyous experience at Christmas and for 2021.

May God richly bless all of our lives together.

Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Vestry & Warden Nominations

Warden:
Alleida Mitchell

Vestry Members:
Daniel DelValle
Eta Johnson
Karlus Trapp
Titus Zayzay

Please keep them, and those who will be returning to serve, in your prayers.

We thank those who have completed their term and retired from vestry this year.
Roxanne Ingoe
Sheila Hewitt
Alleida Mitchell
John Edwards
Susan Fowler.

Re-Opening Update

Re-Opening Committee Members

Fr. Trevor+ - Rector
Connie Black - Chief Usher
Susan Fowler - Senior Warden
Michelle Heath - Junior Warden
Dr. Hueldine Webb - Verger
Dr. Lester Blair - Usher
Carol Bratton - Vestry Member
Nick Dowen - Altar Guild Director
Catherine Barnett - Christian Formation Chair
Kidert Jean Mary - Chair - Security Ministry
Alleida Mitchell - Outreach/Programs
Anthony Lamourt - Music Director and Organist

LATEST UPDATE...

The Committee met on Saturday, November 07, 2020 and made the following recommendation to the Vestry at our regular monthly meeting, Monday, November 09, 2020:

Recommendation: That in light of the continued viciousness and uncertainty of COVID-19; and given the grim assessment of the health professionals as cases and deaths continue to increase, that re-opening and in-person worship be suspended for the remainder of this calendar year. This will be monitored and updated should any information from the Diocese and the Health Care professionals be forthcoming.

Please note the following actions:

In light of this recommendation, all of our services for the season of Advent and Christmas will be ZOOMED.

A detailed schedule of services and activities will be published in Next weeks update as we begin Advent the following week.

We ask for your patience and understanding at this time in our efforts to be careful and cautious, given the increase of the virus in our zip code and throughout Staten Island.

If you have any questions about what has been posted here, please do not hesitate to call the office, the rector or your wardens.

Note: We are currently deep cleaning the sanctuary, this will take another 3-5 weeks to complete.

If you would like to share in this work, please contact our Junior Warden, Michelle Heath at 917-345- 6709.

In the meantime, if any member would like to come and sit quietly in the sanctuary, please call the office and schedule an appointment during office hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays. This visitation does not include Saturdays and Sundays. However, please be aware that strict protocols as set out by the State of NY, CDC and the Church must be followed. Here are a few below:

1) No usage of the restrooms
2) Everyone must wear a mask
3) You must be willing to complete information for contact tracing
4) Any objects touched must be cleaned and sanitized
5) Seating areas will be restricted
6) Visitations will be scheduled every two hours. This will allow for cleaning of the designated areas up to 10 people.
7) Time for being in the sanctuary when visiting will be imited to no more than 45 minutes per family or individual.
8) See COVID -19 prevention flyer below

Bishop's June 24 letter: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Reopening-Our-Churches.html?soid=1102067254998&aid=GC2QloUoAwE

CDC webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance-list.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc

Online Bible Study/Prayer Groups at Christ Church

Below are all the opportunities for your spiritual enrichment during this time of crisis and beyond.

Christ Church has set up several online Bible Study/Prayer Groups that will meet weekly either on the phone or using Zoom (Zoom lets you call-in; you don't need to do video). This is the schedule so far:

  • Led by Rich Whaley, Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Led by Shelly Heath, Mondays at 7 p.m.
  • Fr. Trevor R. Babb+ on Prayer, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Anthony Lamourt on Paul's Letters, Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • Kirstin Swanson on the Acts of the Apostles, Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Vincent Alarcon, Melody Alesi, Cheryl and Shirley Allamby, Marcella Babb, Francis Batama, Jacob Blake and Family, Jeff Blocker, Earl Blugh, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Roger Browne, Carol & Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Ryan Capasse, Merle Carrington, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Peter Gunther, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, The Rev. Dagnell Free, Karmo Freeman, Ina Fried, Sandra Giambalvo, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Oswald Howard, Nellie Johnson, Anne Rick Jones, Dr. Hannah Abeodu Bowen-Jones, Joseph Kormah, Elizabeth Lamadieu, The Lampman Family, Michelle Lane, Robert Long, Sallie Beth Long, Amanda Lovell, Jesse Luke, William Marcus, Martha, Kate Martin, Janet Massa, Steven McCrimmon Sr., Steven McCrimmon Jr., Andrea McIntosh & Hugo McIntosh Sr., Joyce & John Mobley, John Nygard, Delores Ollison, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Corrine Roberson, Joyce Rowan, Emily David Russ, Renee Russell and Family, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Aline, Henrietta, Marie and Robert Smith, Larry Sears, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Brooke Sweeney, Mary Thompson, Sheldon Tyson, Gene Wagner, Lucille Williams 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 Sandra Cummings, Erdine Knight and Dawn Holder-Maxwell. May their souls, and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

We pray for all of the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.

We pray for those who are suffering from the physical, mental or economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Nellie Johnson (26), Christy Ann Nerline Szczepanik (27).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Network in Canada and Bishop Charles Masters, his wife Judy, Bishop Don Harvey and his wife Trudy, Bishop Trevor Walters and his wife Dede, Bishop Malcolm Harding and his wife Marylou, Bishop Andy Lines and his wife Mandy, Bishop Stephen Leung and his wife Nona, and Bishop Ron Ferris and his wife Jan.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission; St. Paul’s Church, Staten Island; Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Manhattan; The Rt Rev. Catherine S. Roskam, Retired Bishop Suffragan of New York, on the anniversary of her consecration; St. Paul’s Church, Chester; Lay Readers of the Diocese; and the Church Periodical Club.