Fr. Trevor+ with the young people from Summer Youth Employment who are learning work ethics, business interaction and life skills. We are delighted to have them and a special thank you to Hugo McIntosh, son of Andrea McIntosh, one of the supervisors in the program.

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 Fifth Sunday After Pentecost. The liturgical color is GREEN.

There will be no Formation classes on Sunday. Wishing everyone a safe and blessed summer break.

Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.

I Want to Help

Use the Donate button (above) to make donations to Christ Church to help us in our ministries to the community. You can also use this button to pay for tickets to various events or to make your weekly pledge payments. Yes, that's right—you can now keep up your pledge amount without even leaving the comfort of your home!

Server Schedule

Sunday, July 14:

Altar Guild

Roxanne Ingoe, Mary Larimer, Christine Gross, Bonnie Franz

8am Server Victor Stanwick
8am Lector Victor Stanwick
Ushers Lester Blair, Roxanne Ingoe, Oneka Johns, Brianna Cooper
Lector

Susan Fowler

Epistoler Roxanne Ingoe
Intercessor Carol Bratton
Crucifer Lucas Delvalle
LEM Nancy Reiersen
Acolytes Zahra Cooper, Jude Crewe
Verger Huelsine Webb
Counters Andrea Morse, Lester Blair
Coffee Hour The Group

From the Rector's Desk

The Summer and Beyond

At the recent parish update, I identified a list of projects that have begun this summer and will continue until completion. I again repeat this list for those who were not at the meeting but are faithful readers of our weekly update. 
See list of projects below:

PROJECTS: Through the summer and beyond...

  • Organ enhancement - The vestry has approved, after recommendation from our Music Director and Organist, investment in some repairs to our organ to maintain its integrity that are cost effective. 
  • Making the auditorium more pleasing and saleable. Architects have visited and some cosmetics have already begun.
  • A day of decluttering our spaces.
  • Commencement of work on the leaning chimney at the rectory. Architects and Engineers have visited and submissions have been sent to Landmark.
  • Re-purposing of some spaces - Choir-room, auditorium landing, Rite 13 class room left of auditorium entrance.
  • Further development of the plan for our mission to Liberia in 2020.
  • Plans for 2x2 vision, and New Member Dinner for those who have joined within the past 2 years

Please note that while some of these projects are in progress, the spaces will not be in use. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

A detailed copy of the updated presentation can be collected at the Usher's station on Sunday. Any questions or concerns, please call me at the office any day Tuesdays - Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Blessings to all for a lovely, fun-filled summer!

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
Rector

MEaLs

The M.E.a.L.s ministry will be on break from June 28th and will resume on Thursday September 12, 2019. This includes Thursday Eucharist, Organ Recital and the Lunch served after. Thanks to everyone who has participated over the past six (6) months.

Memorial Fund for Alayne and Victoria Gilbert

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Johanna Gilbert's daughters, Alayne and Victoria Gilbert. If you would like to contribute, please Click Here.

Sunday Servers Schedule for July

The schedule for worship participants at the 10:00 am service for the month of JULY.

If you have any concerns please call Dr. Heuldine Webb at (718) 442 5420.

Date Lector Epistoler Intercessor Crucifer Acolytes LEM Verger
7/7 Shelly G Willie John G Bill S Eva & Cora Richard Z Spider
7/14 Susan F Roxanne Carol B Lucas Zahra & Jude Nancy Spider
7/21 Mary L Greer Eva Bill S Gianni & Damali Victor Spider
7/28 Andrea M Sheila H Kristen Richard Z Luke & Kai Lisa Spider

An Interview with Nick Dowen—Check This Out!

On CUNY TV tonight at 9:00 p.m. you'll be able to see a program about Historic Richmond Town that includes an interview with Nick Dowen outside St. Andrew's Church talking about Bill Richmond.  On Spectrum cable this is Channel 75.  Via the air waves it's Channel 25.3.

I'll be glad to see Staten Island get some publicity.  This news will be a whole lot better than Donald Trump and the current tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

I'll eventually be sent a link to the program that I'll send you.  You'll be able to see it even if you're out of area, or not at home tonight.

Many thanks to Zyphus Lebrun and the wonderful CUNY TV production team.  Happy viewing!

Nick Dowen

Altar Guild Members Needed

The Altar Guild of Christ Church seeks additional volunteers to join its ranks. There are four teams (one for each Sunday of the month) which do cleaning, polishing and setting up for services (on either Friday or saturday morning, depending on the team) as well as clearing and washing up after Sunday services.

Please see David Michael Wood, Altar Guild Directress, on Sunday or contact him at (718) 816-5831 or dmwood71@hotmail.com to become a part of the Altar Guild Ministry.

Did You Know?

Did you know that breathing through your nose, you always inhale more air from one nostril than the other? Additionally, the nostril that gets the most air changes ever so often.

Did you know that it is possible for corpses to get goosebumps?

Saturday Walk, Jog with Fr. Trevor+!

Join Fr. Trevor+ in West Brighton Park off Henderson and Broadway every Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:00 am to walk or jog around the tracks. This will be a great hour workout that will give you renewed energy for the day. Let's get moving!!!

Freindship Dinner

On Sunday, July 21st, 2019, Christ Church will host Project Hospitality's Community Friendship Dinner from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Friendship Dinner is an occasion for persons in the community to gather for conversation and social engagement with each other and to get to know each other as neighbors. ALL ARE INVITED! If you would like to join the fun, please prepare and bring your favorite dish to serve a minimum of four (4) persons. There will be plenty of food prepared by all who attend for your enjoyment. JOIN US!

School Supplies

School supplies are needed for EES/EHS in Liberia

The Episcopal Elementary School and the Episcopal High School that Christ Church sponsors in Liberia is in need of school supplies for their students. So when you are shopping for our children's back to school supplies, please purchase some extra items to be sent to the EES & EHS School in Liberia.

Needed items are:

Pencils
Loose leaf paper
Notebooks (composition, one subject, 5 subject)
Pens
Crayons
Glue
Reading books for all ages

For more information, please contact Bill Sherman.

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion

Please note: The Bible Discussion Forum will meet this Sunday in the Vestry Room.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Derek Alvez, Tyrone Babb, Fatu Barnes, The Rt. Thomas E. Breidenthal, Scarlette Clarke, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Harvey Cohn, Ines Colbourne, Edward Craig, Eugene  Deluca, Marlene Elia, The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Jacob Fried, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, Anne Johnson, Derrick Jones, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian MGlynn,  Andrea McIntosh, Utopia Mennoh, Virginia Peel, Olivia Rey, Donna Seese, Kevin Skinner, Aline Smith, Ashley Smith, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Robert Smith, Joseph Speilman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, The people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home, and the people of Sri Lanka.

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. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of The Rev'd Charles Howell and John Gherzo.
We pray for the repose of the souls of all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace. 

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), Syndney George  (19). 

We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood.  

We pray for The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche on sabbatical as he and Mrs. Dietsche explore historic buildings and places in Spain and Germany.   

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in the Philippines, The Most Rev'd Joel Atiwag Pachao - Prime Bishop of the Philippines.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for  + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and The Treasurer of the Diocese, Diocesan Investment Trust, Diocesan Credit Union Task Force, Early Education Schools of the Diocese, The Order of Saint John, The Canon For Pastoral Care, Pastoral Counselors and Therapist of the Diocese.