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

Easter Sunday

This is Easter Sunday. The liturgical color is white.

There will be no Godly Play and Rite 13 classes this Sunday. 

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

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Server Schedule

Sunday, April 21:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Sheila Swigert, Shelly Gayford

8am Server Nancy Reiersen
8am Lector Nancy Reiersen
Ushers Sheila Hewitt, John Gerney, Claire James, Evangelina Colucci
Lector Danforth Prince
Epistoler Andrea Morse-Raff
Intercessor Paul Smith
Crucifer Bill Sherman,
Victor Stanwick
LEM Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Acolytes Gianni Colucci, Eleanor Larimer, Luke Larimer, Eva Gross
Verger Paul Smith
Counters John Gerney, Richard Zayzay, Susan Fowler
Coffee Hour Easter Reception

From the Rector's Desk

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

This is the highest form of praise we can offer to God. Now after forty days and forty nights we come to this crescendo moment in our celebration of Easter. It is a moment where we burst forth with shouts of Alleluia! For God has done something so spectacular, so awesome, so mysterious, no human mind can apply any carnal analysis of proof, but must with faith open ourselves to the possibility of its reality. Paul was so convinced of this mysterious truth he writes in 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 - "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain."

So as we draw to this Glorious Feast Day of our liturgical calendar, may we never cease to say Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Because as the hymn-writer reminds us, "The strife is o'er, the battle done, the victory of life is won; the triumph has begun. Alleluia!

Marcella and I wish each of you have a most enjoyable day with your family and friends! Happy and Blessed Easter! He IS RISEN!

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
Rector

MEaLs

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered April 28, 2019 at the 10:00 am worship. We will have a Baptism Clinic on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at which all parents and god-parents are expected to attend. Please let Fr. Trevor+ know on or before April 21, 2019 if you or a loved one would like to be baptized.

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 Cli ck Here.

Joyous Celebration of the Resurrection

  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 - EASTER SUNDAY
    - 8:00 am Holy Eucharist and Lighting of the New Fire and Paschal Candle
    - 10:00 am Festal Eucharist
    - Community Easter Egg Hunt after 10:00 am service
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - last installment of Lenten Series - Life Transformed: The Way of Love 6:45 - 8:15 PM- Evening Devotions 6:45 PM
    - Light Supper, Instructions and Sharing - The Way of Love
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - M.E.a.L.s: No Eucharist: 11:00 AM
    - Organ Recital: 11:30 AM
    - Fellowship and snacks (Guild Room): 12:00 Noon

Lent in Action

During the Lenten season, we will ask parishioners how they are observing Lent.

Jude Crewe made a Lenten jar, along with the other Rite 13 students.

Jude, 6th grade

" I helped my mom around the house, and then I went over to my grandma's house and helped her too. "

Christ Church Book Club

The third session of the Christ Church Book Club will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Guild Room. The group will discuss Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language by David Crystal, 2011. In both a scholarly and entertaining manner, Crystal addresses these questions: How extensive has biblical influences been in shaping the character of modern English? Just how many expressions of biblical origin are part of present day idiom? and how many of these show the specific influence of the King James translation, 1611?

It is not necessary to read the book to participate in the discussion. A light supper will be served and we will "eat, drink, and be merry." Please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the hall bulletin board.

SICC Awards Dinner

The Staten lsland Council of Churches Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the Old Bermuda Inn, 2512 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10309. Christ Church's honorees are William (Bill) Sherman, Senior Warden and Kristin Parrish. Space is limited so please amke your reservations soon by calling Staten Island Council of Churches at 718 761 6782. Tickets are $55.00 and checks should be made out to Staten Island Council of Churches. Your support of this events will help provide scholarships to deserving students through our scholarship fund. Please call Stephanie in the parish office for further information at 718 727 6100.

Changes to Liturgy Coming Soon

After working with our Liturgy and Worship Committee over the past months, this Sunday we will announce a few changes to the flow of the liturgy which will begin from Sunday, April 28th.

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.

After School Music Program

There will be no after school music programs for the next two weeks (April 15 - April 26). Classes will resume during the week of April 29.

Easter Envelopes and Lenten Offerings

Easter envelopes will be available in the pews this Sunday for your generous contribution.  Please make checks payable to Christ Church and note Easter on the memo line.

If you have not already done so please turn in your sacrificial Lenten offering this Sunday. The suggested contribution is $40, for the 40 days.  Thank you!

Barnett Shepherd to be Honored

Barnett Shepherd will be honored by the New York Landmarks Conservancy on Tuesday, April 23 at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the Conservancy's highest honors for excellence. Barnett is known as "Mr. Preservation" on Staten Island. If you are interested in attending this event to support Barnett, please speak to him about transportation or call (718) 448-2006. Let us all congratulate Barnett on receiving this prestigious award

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: There will be Bible Discussion Forum this Sunday in the Vestry Room. All are welcomed.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Fatu Barnes, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Harvey Cohen, Ines Colbourne, Edward Craig, Eugene Deluca, 
Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Lee Ann Gattullo, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, Anne Johnson, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Utopia Mennoh,
Olivia Rey, Donna Seese, Kevin Skinner, Aline Smith, Ashley Smith, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Joseph Speilman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, The people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home, the congregations of St. Mary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Greater Union Baptist Church in Louisiana which were recently burned, and the people of France, in light of the Notre Dame fire.

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!

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Dana Calkins(21), Kevin Gunther (22), Daniel Trapp (22), Jermain Trapp (22), Jalen Hazelwood (23), John Dwikat (24), Alexandria Hodnik (24), David Wood (24), Daniel Wood (24).

We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: Laura & Henry Kennedy (25).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Peace of Jerusalem and the People of the Holy One.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine, Divine, Diocesan Environment Committee, The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, 15th Bishop of New York, on the anniversary of his consecration, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan and Christ Church & San Marcos, Tarrytown.