Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York

A Warm Welcom Awaits You

Our mission statement: FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNITY OUTREACH based on real need that encourages participation and a sense of belonging:

  • Traditional Anglican faith-based WORSHIP with an emphasis on music
  • Loving and compassionate PASTORAL CARE focussed on real need
  • Encouraging the participation and understanding of belonging for our CHILDREN & YOUTH

Service Times

Sundays
8:00 AM Morning Prayer Rite I
10:00 AM Virtual Service via ZOOM

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
The liturgical color is WHITE.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021
Easter VI

Prelude
Opening Hymn
Welcome and Opening Salutation

Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our
hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may
perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: Acts 10:44-48
Read by: Willie Black III
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 98
Cantate Domino

1 Sing to the Lord a new song, *
for he has done marvelous things.
2 With his right hand and his holy arm *
has he won for himself the victory.
3 The Lord has made known his victory; *
his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4 He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel, *
and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
5 Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands; *
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.
6 Sing to the Lord with the harp, *
with the harp and the voice of song.
7 With trumpets and the sound of the horn *
shout with joy before the King, the Lord.
8 Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, *
the lands and those who dwell therein.
9 Let the rivers clap their hands, *
and let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord,
when he comes to judge the earth.
10 In righteousness shall he judge the world *
and the peoples with equity.

The Epistle: 1 John 5:1-6
Read By: Victor Stanwick

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

MUSICAL SELECTION

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
According to John: Rev. Trevor R. Babb+

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

John 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”

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

SERMON: Empowering Love and Conquering Faith
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.

A Litany for Mother’s Day

Leader: We honor mothers and caregivers everywhere—women who have given birth, women who have adopted children, women who care for the children of others.

People: We affirm the nurturing love of parents.

Leader: We pray for a society in which pregnancy is freely chosen, and mothers and children receive the care and support they need.

People We affirm the sanctity of life and the moral agency of women.

Leader: We suffer with women who have no access to prenatal care, family planning and other reproductive health services.

People: We envision a world where childbirth is safe, and all children are wanted and loved.

Leader: We mourn the 1,500 women around the world who will die today, as Rachel did—in childbirth, or from the complications of pregnancy, because they lack basic health services.

People: We bless them and hold them in love.

Leader: We pray for the millions of orphaned children around the world.
People: We call for a commitment to maternal health, family planning and reproductive justice everywhere in the world.

Celebrant says:

Your love, your patience, your gentle teaching, your healing touch, your faithfulness, your devotion to God–all these have shaped us. We praise God for our mothers, and for all who have been like mothers to us. God bless you! May your day be a happy one.

People: Amen
Celebrant: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Celebrant and People: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.

OFFERTORY SENTENCE
MUSICAL SELECTION

(Doxology - Sung)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer A

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give him thanks and praise

Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and
Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever
sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand or kneel.

Celebrant: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People:

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death,
resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the
Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new
and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully
receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy,
and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints
into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and
with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor
and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior
Christ has taught us,
we are bold to say,
As our Savior Christ has taught us,
we now pray,

People and Celebrant:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.
A period of silence is kept.
Then may be sung or said:

Celebrant: [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
People: Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]

Agnus Dei

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People: Grant us thy peace.

Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God

Take them in remembrance that Christ died for
you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

MUSICAL SELECTION

The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words:

The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in
everlasting life. [Amen.]

or with these words

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]

During the ministration of Communion, please follow the directions of the Ushers. Communion will be distributed in one kind.

After Communion, the Celebrant says:

Let us pray.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Celebrant and People:

Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

Announcements

MUSICAL SELECTION

Dismissal

Celebrant: Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Postlude

From the Rector's Desk

Dear Saints of God:

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.

Here are some of the things that will be different as we offer in-person worship:
1) We have a hybrid service environment, to continue serving those across diocesan boundaries who have been faithfully participating in our worship experience. This means Zoom and in-person.
2) Mask wearing will become mandatory at ALL gatherings.
3) Initially, much of our music will be through electronic files. That means choral music will be absent for yet a while longer.
4) While it is possible to offer the Eucharist, some aspects of our Liturgy will be shortened to account for the length of worship.
5) There will be controls as to bathroom usage as the need for constant cleaning is one of the mandates from CDC.
6) Seating will be as designated by our spacing requirements and will be strictly enforced by the ushers.
7) Everyone entering the sanctuary will be required to sign-in. This will ensure we are able to contact trace if needed.
8) No in-person Christian Formation classes. All classes will be done via zoom until further notice.
9) As we implement additional technology in our worship and because our space is being adapted to facilitate this need, wiring and other equipment will initially be very conspicuous in the space.
10) All electronic devices must be silenced/muted on entering the sanctuary. This will ensure unnecessary audio feedback and disruptive distortions in the recording of the service.
11) The seating capacity will be limited to 70 persons. All Families will be seated together as one unit.

Please be aware, that what must be done to facilitate this will make our space look different and that things which we would normally do, we may not be able to do as we adjust to this new normal.

We will begin with one service at 10:00 am with plans to resume both services in the fall. If you intend to worship in-person, please make every effort to be early so that you can be seated by 10:00 am.

Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor - J.S. Bach BWV 554

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Vincent Alarcon, Melody Alesi, Cheryl and Shirley Allamby, Ijeoma Anyanwu, 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, Mike Daversa, Paul Elia, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, The Rev. Dagnall Free, Karmo Freeman, Sandra Giambalvo, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, 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, Quinzel Mayers, Steven McCrimmon Sr., Steven McCrimmon Jr., The McIntosh Family: Andrea McIntosh & Hugo McIntosh Sr., Hugo IcIntosh Jr., Carter, and Carolyn,
Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Joyce & John Mobley, Obinna O'Connell, Delores Ollison, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Valerie Quinlan, Cherise Richards, 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, The Trapp Family, Sheldon Tyson, Gene Wagner, Lucille Williams, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Richard Zayzay, 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 soul of Lynette Richards. May her soul, 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 pray for Damali Browne, Jude Crewe, Michael Edwards, Vincent Edwards, Kit Gerney, Victoria Gilbert, Eva Gross, Aaron Hutchines, Luke Larimer, Charlie Nygard, Chase Rogers, Daniel Trapp, Jermain Trapp, Anthony Williams, and Natalie Wynter, as they prepare for their Rite 13 ceremony.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays: Etta Johnson (11), John Daniel Gunther (12), Chloe Lee (13).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week: Hugo & Andrea McIntosh (12).
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Kenya, the GAFCON Branch in Ireland.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Episcopal Charities of New York; Rural & Migrant Ministry; and Ascension & Holy Trinity Church, West Park.