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

A Warm Welcome 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
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel & via YouTube
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II via YouTube & in the Nave
YouTube Live Service Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLcB-EcCxmWLiOL1mF7PkSA
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes

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

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
There will be one service this Sunday at 9 AM, followed directly by the Annual Parish Meeting
January 27, 2023
The liturgical color is GREEN.

From the Rector's Desk

Greetings!

Dear Saints of God:

I remind you of our Annual Meeting this Sunday following the one service at 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist. Please plan to attend both our worship and meeting. The theme I have chosen for this year's meeting is "Future of Hopes", by this I mean, we will as a people of faith live into every opportunity for growth and sustainability even if we are unable to see it in the now. "Future of Hopes" must drive our consciousness into the really that God is still with us and that with Him "All things are possible!" To this end, below is a prayer we will use as we gather for our meeting:

"Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in this Annual Meeting for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" BCP, page 818.

I Remain,
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb +
Rector

The Episcopal Churches of Staten Island

We need your help in providing support and assistance to the Asylum Seekers. You can join us to help and be a part of our Asylum Seekers Humanitarian Assistance Program. Please follow the links below to help.

Bishop Coadjutor-Elect

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

Troop 76 Cub Scouts at Christ Church

This past weekend saw our Troop 76 Cub Scouts have their annual Pinewood Derby race at the church. It was a great day of community, competition, fun and good sportsmanship. Congratulations to all of our scouts who came out with their creative cars, and raced in their various dens. Secondary congratulations to our den winners Aria Cambos - Wolf,
Alex Korzekwinski - Bear, Leila Gayford - Jr. Weblos, and Xavier Ramos - Sr. Weblos, who will represent Pack 76 for their dens at the district wide level competition at the mall in February.

Great job Pack 76 at Christ Church!!

Did You Know?

Did you know that most people break up on Mondays?
Searching through public Facebook data, Lee Byron and David McCandless found that relationships statuses changed for the worse two weeks before Christmas, around Easter, and on Mondays. Though this data may be somewhat misleading, as people might not be live-updating their breakups, it shows an obvious trend.

Did you know that A 70-year-old woman once completed seven marathons in seven days, across all seven continents?
Chau Smith was always an avid runner, and, in 2017, she decided that for her 70th birthday, she would complete seven marathons in one week across all of the continents. Traveling made it challenging—for example, Smith made the race in Egypt just minutes before the start because her plane to Cairo was delayed. But despite the obstacles, she completed her goal.

Did you know that the man who founded Atari also started Chuck E. Cheese?
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell started the gaming company Atari, which gave us the classic arcade game Pong. Bushnell sold the company just four years later and the following year, he opened Chuck E. Cheese! In fact, there is one game in Chuck E. Cheese that actually is called Ping, a knockoff of his original arcade game, which he couldn't use since he no longer owned it.

Announcements

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will take place directly after the joint 9 a.m. service this Sunday.
B
elow is the Vestry slate for 2023, to be presented at the Annual Meeting.
Warden: Nick Lettiere
Vestry: Jana Ballard, Sheila Hewitt (3 Year Term).
Vestry: Andrea Raff-Morse, Bill Sherman (1 year term) on vacated positions created by Daniel DelValle and Karlus Trapp.

During the annual meeting, there will be pizza and movies for youth in the Guild Room.

Kirstin Swanson Basso's Ordination

Kirstin is being ordained as a transitional deacon on March 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. We are coordinating a car pool for parishioners who want to attend her ordination at the Cathedral. Please sign up at the Parish office by January 31st, 2023, and indicate whether you are driving or you would like a ride. Kirstin's ordination to the priesthood is anticipated for September.

David Barr's Ordination

David is being ordained on April 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., as a vocational deacon. To our parishioners wanting to attend, bus service to the Cathedral is available at $20 per person. Space is limited and available as first come first served. Please sign up at the Parish office by January 31st, 2023, if you are interested.

Purple Hat Society

We are collecting new and gently used handbags, and new toiletries for the Purple Hat Society. All donations can be dropped off to the church parish office in c/o Anne Devlin. All donations should be made by Sunday, February 12th, 2023.

Knitting Club

Our next knitting club will be Thursday, February 9th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Monthly Organ Recital

Our next monthly concert will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7:00pm. The theme: "God's Love."

Rite 13 Update

Last week, all Sunday school classes were held online. Rite 13 explored the story of Lazarus and its connection with the work of Blessed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
They also played a budgeting game online to reflect on the limited choices many low income people have in the US. https://playspent.org/ .

Save the Date

Tuesday, February 7th Liturgy & Worship Meeting 7:30 PM
Friday, February 10th P&E Meeting 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 12th — Diversity Sunday
Tuesday, February 21st Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28th Vestry Meeting 7:30 PM

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, Carnetta & 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 Tatiana Benjamin, Magali Casallas (aunt of Heather DelValle), Henrique Mariusso, Dr. Aliyah Morgan, Josefa Vasquez (grandmother of Heather DelValle), and 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. Juliet Barbado (31), Andrew Schneider (2).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week. Kevin & Mary Larimer (4).

We pray for Bishop Coadjutor-Elect of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, The Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd and for, Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Pakistan (United).

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; St. Clement's Church, Manhattan; St. Paul's Church, Staten Island; The Pastoral Missioner for Deaf and Disabilities Ministries, upon his retirement; The New York Altar Guild and Altar Guilds of the Diocese; The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, on the anniversary of his installation as the 16th Bishop of New York; St. Simeon's Church, Bronx; and the Corporation for the Relief of Widows/Widowers & Children of Clergypersons of The Episcopal Church in the State of New York.