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Worship Schedule

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

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

This Sunday

This Sunday is the third Sunday of Easter

Collect for Sunday:

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his
disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who livesand reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter. The liturgical color is white.

Godly Play and J2A will meet this week.

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

Server Schedule

Sunday, April 15:

Altar Guild

Mark Gherzo, Nancy Reiersen-Scromo

Flower Guild

8am Server Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
8am Lectors Danforth Prince
Greeter Lester Blair
Ushers Lester Blair, Sheila Hewitt, Claire James
Lector Sheila Hewitt
Epistoler Christine Gross
Intercessor Roxanne Ingoe
Crucifer Greer Gerney
Eucharistic Minister Bill Sherman
Acolytes Jude Crewe, Eva Gross
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Richard Zayzay
Coffee Hour Host Alleida Mitchell

Reflections From the Rector

Let's Get to Work!!!

After the Institution (Celebration of New Ministry); after the party;
after it all... Let's Get to Work!!!

This is how we will do it:
On Sunday after the 10:00 am worship, we will gather in the Guild Room for our first quarterly parish update which will include an overview of what we have done from a ministry operation's perspective; fiscal accountability and the outlining of our NEW YOUTH SUNDAY IINITIATIVE. Here is the agenda:
1) What have we Done?
2) Financials
4) Next Steps: Ministry Focus for 2018
5) Working $100.00 Project
Your first charge as a member of this Community of Faith is to show up! I am looking forward to our conversation as we engage this journey of growth and transformation together. Nothing excites me more than to be your 11th Rector, prayerfully discerning what God is calling us to be and do.

Let us put our Vision, Mission and Core Values to work and with God's help bring in the Kingdom of God! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+

Listen to Fr. Babb's Easter Day sermon here.

Sad News

Linda and Hal ReiersenIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Hal Reiersen who passed away this morning at Richmond University Medical Center.

His family has not made any arrangements at this time, but we will keep everyone informed as we receive information.

You may contact Kristin Parrish at 917-596-5955. While Kristin and family would be appreciative of your calls and greetings of condolence, know that this is a very sensitive time for the family and all efforts must be made to encourage them in the midst of their grief. Please keep the Reiersen family in your prayers.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and rise in glory.

1 Corinthians 4:13-18

13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.14 I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. 15 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you.

Belle Nuit at Christ Church

You can purchase tickets for the Belle Nuit Concert Opera Series here:


The concert is on Saturday, April 28, at 7 PM at Christ Church, and features Melody Alesi, Soprano, Paolo Buffagni, Tenor, Joan Callaghan, Mezzo, Claire Kuttler, Soprano, Stephan Fillare, Conductor, Kofi Hayford, Bass, Edgar Jaramillo, Tenor, Carlos Jimeno, Baritone, Anna Tonna, Mezzo, and Christopher Cooley, Pianist.

There will be a post-concert Meet the Artist Champagne Reception.

Bible Study

Prayer Group and African Bible Study which meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Vestry Room will resume on Wednesday, April 11th.

The Thursday evening conference call Bible Study will not meet on the following dates:

March 29
April 5
April 12

Bible Study will resume on April 19.

Parish Update

On April 15th (This coming Sunday) after the 10 a.m. service there will be a first quarter parish update. Everyone should make a special effort to attend.

40/40 Lenten Collection

40/40 - Including deposit last week of $40 and final deposit this week of $100 this event would have raised $3,293.

65 envelopes and 13 mite boxes were turned in.

Journal Ads


Christ Church New Brighton
76 Franklin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301-1239

Name of Company/Merchant/Individual


Contact Person & Phone Number and/or
E-mail address

I will show my support with a journal booster:

Inside cover full page front or back - $500 (10 tickets included)

Center page (full) - $250 (6 tickets included)

Full page within the journal - $200 (4 tickets included)

Half page within the journal - $100
(2 tickets included)

Quarter page within the journal - $ 50 (1 ticket included)

Business card within the journal - $25

(Attach your camera-ready art, i.e. business card, ad reproduction, etc. and enclose it with this form) ASAP.

Please accept my contribution of _______________________, item(s) for raffle and/or dessert.

Enclose please find my payment of: $____________________

Christ Church is a 501c organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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.

St. George Day Festival

St. George Day Festival will be Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tompkinsville Park, at Victory and Bay St.

Programs for kids include poetry writing and spoken word sponsored by SI Creative Community, a chalk mandala, magic wands, and mural painting. Adults will want to enjoy their own spoken word event and world music. Programs for everyone include, among others, the SI Neighborhood Food Initiative international food sampling table, free bike repair, the NYC Urban Parks Rangers, and the dragon parade. Also in the park, an artists' fence show, craft vendors, and a Love Your Neighbor picnic area run by Rev. Gloria Lavine that will make it easy to meet new people. Everyone will receive coupons to local food emporiums. The festival is always free and runs rain or shine.

Save the Date

Saturday, April 28, Belle Nuit at Christ Church
Concert Opera Series
Concert begins 7:00 p.m.-doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 4 - 6:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting in the Rectory

After School Program Concert

Parents and Instructors of our After School Musical Programs are organizing the Annual End of Year Concert and reception scheduled for Thursday, May 24. The event this year will be a fundraiser. The proceeds is for the continuation of these programs. Tickets are $20 each and will be available during coffee hours. Raffle tickets including a 50/50 are also available.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Judy Ballard, Cara Berton, Shirley Black, Aaron Britton, Reggie Capeheart, Florence Carlotti, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Jay Crosby, John Daniel, Bai David, Zee Dempster, Michael DiCarlo, Marlene Elia, Kathy Galvez, Nellie H. Gibson, Persia Gilkes, William Goodridge, Jr., Christine Gross & Family, Kevin Larimer, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Brian McGlynn, Fran Milauskas, Virginia Peel, David Ramos, Linda Reiersen, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Joseph Spielman, Debbie Stuhlman, Mary Thompson, Aurelia Thorpe, Lady Tombekai, Gloria Troia, Harrison Whipples, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch and Connor. 

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Owen Modzelewski (15), Asha Smith (16), Siaber Zayzay (17), Celestine Zayzay (18), Cassius Devlin (19), Dana Calkins (21).

We pray for the soul of our brother, Harald Reiersen.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church Ireland and The Most Rev. Richard Lionel Clark, Archbishop.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and St. James Church, Goshen.