7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:00 AM Healing Service & Holy Eucharist with interactive Scripture Conversation
Monday through Friday
7:00 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
This Sunday is The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is green.
Gody Play, Rite 13 and J2A will not meet on Sunday. Classes resume in September.
Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.
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Sunday, July 15:
Christine Gross, Roxanne Ingoe, Mary Larimer
|8am Server||Nancy Reiersen-Scromo|
|8am Lectors||Nancy Reiersen-Scromo|
|Ushers||John Gerney, Sheila Hewitt, Bill Sherman|
|Eucharistic Minister||Kirstin Swanson-Basso|
|Counters||Mark Gherzo, Kathy & Arnold Galvez|
|Coffee Hour Host||Trapp Family|
Reflections From the Rector
An Invitation to ALL Parents...
(Edited version of same invitation sent June 28th.)
The summer has begun in earnest and while many are enjoying the warmth of this period of fun with family and friends, your Christian Formation planning Team: Lisa Rhoades, Catherine Barnett and David Nygard is actively engaged in working with me to plan the fall Christian Formation programs - Godly Play 1, 2 and 3; J2A and Rite 13. The intent in getting a good head start on our Christian Formation programs is to provide a rich and meaningful set of learning experiences for ALL our youth. To this end, we want to have ALL parents be fully apprised of what we are doing and how you can contribute to your child or children's Christian Formation.
To better help you as parents understand what the fall program is going to be, we have scheduled two (2) meetings for a conversation and explanation of what will be done and what is needed to make what is to be done a reality.
The first meeting, which was held in the auditorium on July 1
st, 2018 after the 10:00 am worship, in the auditorium went well.
The second meeting, for those for whom July 1
was not convenient, is on Thursday, July 19
th, 2018 at 7:30pm. Please help us to provide the best possible Christian Formation program for our children by showing up if you were not at the July 1st meeting.
By now, you should have received a letter from us, which not only invited you to one of the meetings but also expressed our need for volunteers to serve in the programs being offered. Please, as you come to this second meeting, prayerfully consider how you can share and participate in one of the Christian Formation programs.
When your child sees you actively involved in what they are doing, it can only promote a spirit of motivation and encouragement. Let me add that while this invitation is to ALL parents, the African adage - "It takes a village to raise a child!" - speaks to the involvement of others who may not be biologically connected to our children, but have a religious obligation to contribute to their moral and spiritual development. Therefore, the invitation is to you and you and you... Come join us and make our 2018-2019 Christian Formation program the best it can be!Blessings and safety for the summer break!!!
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
At the Men and Matters BBQ last month it was agreed to schedule some workdays at the church. The first workday will be Saturday, July 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to work a half or full day.
Anthony and Gianni Colucci have already sanded and scraped 90% of the cloister connecting the Rectory to the Parish House. We will finish the sanding/scraping and hopefully paint the entire cloister.
Hot dogs and hamburgers and lots of water will be provided. Please bring your beverage of choice to enjoy with lunch.
Looking forward to building a strong community of men (women and high school age children are welcome too).Please RSVP by calling office, 718-727-6100, by Wednesday, July 18 whether you can make it or not and the number of people you're bringing to the work party!
The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered on Sunday, September 16th. We will have a Baptism clinic on Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. for all those wishing to be baptized. All persons desiring to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, please make an appointment with Father Trevor+ on or before September 1st.
Coffee Hour hosts/hostesses are needed for Sundays in July, August and September.To sign up, please write your name and phone number on the Coffee Hour calendar, which is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or contact Sheila Hewitt at 718-447-8049.
Thursday Morning Eucharist
Our Thursday morning Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. will be suspended for the summer. We will resume again after Labor Day.
Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
11:30 in the Vestry Room
All are welcomed.
Projects in the Works
This summer we are working on several upgrades and repairs to the Christ Church property. They are:
1. Re-carpeting of church offices.
2. Re-carpeting of Parish House hallways.
3. Repair and repainting of cloister between Rectory
and Parish House.
4. Replacement of malfunctioning security system.
Wherever possible, volunteers are helping to complete these projects.Our special thanks to those who have donated generous gifts to offset the cost of these projects.
Payer Ministry & Devotional Bible Study
Prayer Ministry and Devotional Bible Study
meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Vestry Room. All are welcome to attend.
Our mission:To provide a time of spiritual fellowship to be inspired and renewed through prayer, Scripture and devotion as we offer our praise and intercessions to the Lord.
The Thursday evening conference call Bible Study will resume in September.
Christian Formation Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for Godly Play, Rite 13 and J2A classes which will begin again in September. We need teachers and door monitors. Anyone interested, please call the church office at 718-727-6100.
Formation of UBE Chapter in Staten Island
Currently, there are no Union of Black Episcopalian (UBE) chapters on Staten Island. UBE is an affiliate organization of the Episcopal Church whose mission is social justice and reconciliation. As the past Regional Director for the Mid-West Region, Fr. Trevor+ is interested in working with anyone to create a chapter here. Membership is open to people of all races, ethnicity and culture. We need 10 or more to begin a chapter. Call the office at 718 727 6100 if you are interested.
Christ Church Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Iroyin Abiodun, Judy Ballard, Cara Berton, Shirley Black, Aaron Britton, Jacob Brown, Julita Brozinski, Ahsen Chowdhury, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Bai David, Anna DelPriore, Satta Dempster, Zee Dempster, Marlene Elia, Henry Freeman, Miatta Freeman-Roberts, Lee Ann Gattullo, Belem Garcia, Sandra Giambalvo, Nellie H. Gibson, Christine Gross & Family, Fr. Jerry Keucher, Malu Kollie, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Brian McGlynn, Fran Milauskas, Esther Odoie, Virginia Peel, David Ramos, Linda Reiersen, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Conrad Schneider, Henrietta Smith, Joseph Spielman, Debbie Stuhlman, Mary Thompson, Aurelia Thorpe, Lady Tombekai, Jehu Wright, Martha Wright, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and Connor.
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.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Nick Lettiere (15), Bonnie Nygard (15), Carol Brown (16), Ryan Johnson (16), Marigold Green (17), Paige Gunther (17), Justin Hazelwood (18), Sydney George (19).
The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Ian Smith and John Gherzo. We pray for the repose of the soul of Lori McLean who passed away this week.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Papua New Guinea and The Most Rev. Allan Migi Archbishop.In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and Episcopal Relief & Development.