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
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Oval outside,
weather permitting (Virtual Service via ZOOM)

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

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is GREEN.

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!

From the Rector's Desk

A Historical Treat... The Need for Reperations is NOW!

Dear Saints of God:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.

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

Like it or not, we live in precisely this kind of world. We can, and must of course, adjust ourselves to make it possible to live in this world. We can drift and be worldly, rebel and be bitter, jump out the window and quit, or adjust ourselves to our environment and be content. Blessed St. Paul understood this kind of world when he writes, "... for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Philippians 4: 11b.

What kind of world are we in? We are in a world that is under siege by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in a world where several are refusing to take the vaccine which has the potential to save lives. We are in a world that many are rebelling against injustices of the past, especially in the area of slavery. We are in a world where there are rumors of war and nations edging each other on to create conflict and human catastrophe. We are in a world like this!

A world like this is not designed for weaklings. Its inflexible natural laws and its maladjusted social order are severely testing humanity's abilities to find their proper relationship to the sum total of things - a relationship designed for peace and contentment. To be content to live in a world like this, one must build oneself a world within a world, an inner temple of peace and harmony, a sanctuary where communion can be had with the Most High God, and an understanding of the meaning of our relationship can be reached in the light of God's far-off design for a world out of harmony.

The world-within-a-world is a haven for us in our despairing moments where we can retreat for renewed understanding and strength. Here we fall asleep at nightfall with a soul contented in a world like this, and from there we awake to go out to meet the world in the morning. Within this sanctuary one lives with what is easy to believe until one can easily accept what one has once doubted. Here one can find the lovely and the beautiful until one can see the loveliness of a crude and disturbed world without. Here one can come to know the Father and, for knowing Him, can better appreciate His sons and daughters.

So, as we live in this world, let us open ourselves to the God of the universe who remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Respectfully,
Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Six Women of the Old Testament

Led by Rich Whaley, Sundays at 2 PM..

Prayer Meetings...

...ending with Compline with Fr. Trevor+ Wednesdays at 7 pm. A reminder announcement is sent out every week with the details.

BIBLE STUDY

Led by The Rev. Anthony Lamourt. The class had been studying the Book of Isaiah, but is currently on summer hiatus until September.

Please call the office at 718-720-6100 if you have any questions about any of the above information.

Christ Church Needs Volunteers...

...for coffee hour for the next 3 months. The calendar for July, August and September are on the bulletin boards in the parish hall.

Counters

We also must re-constitue our Counters Guild. If you had been a member of the Counter Guild before the pandemic and would like to resume this vital ministry, or if you've never done it before asnd would like to learn how, please contact Susan Fowler or call Kelly in the church office (718-727-6100).

Did You Know?

Did you know that the collective noun for owls is a parliament of owls and not a flock?

Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open? Dolphins are known to be one of the smartest animals on the planet - possibly because they can conserve their brain power.

Did you know that vacuum cleaners were originally horse-drawn? One of the earliest known vacuum cleaners was so large it had to be hauled from house to house via a horse-drawn carriage.

Did you know that the largest padlock in the world weighs 916 pounds? Created by a team of students and teachers at Pavlovo Arts College in Russia, the largest padlock in the world (according to Guinness World Records) measures 56.8 inches tall, 41.3 inches wide, and 10.2 inches deep.

Upcoming Memorial Services

Services will be held at Christ Church

Carey Ellen Boone-Nelson
August 7, 2021 at 11 am.

Shirley Elfers
August 14, 2021 at 11 am.

Announcements

REMINDER

Services will be at 9:00 AM until September 5th, 2021.

Laura Craig

Laura Craig remains at Eger’s Health Care Center, however, visitation has been suspended after one staff member was diagnosed with COVID 19. You may call her room at 718-989-3557

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Carey Ellen Boone-Nelson: August 7, 2021 at 11:am and Shirley Elfers: August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am at Christ Church.

SPECIAL THANKS!

To Kathleen Kestler for her July flower donations in memory of Harry & Frances Sigman

KNITTING GROUP & BIBLE STUDY

The Knitting Group and the Bible Study Group will be on hiatus until September.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY AUGUST - OCTOBER 2021

WE HAVE SEVERAL COPIES AVAILABLE (small print) PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A COPY. Please let us know if you would like to pick one up or if you prefer that we mail it to you.

Sunday Server Schedule

August 1, 2021
Lector Lisa Rhoades
Epistoler Willie Black
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
August 8, 2021
Lector Nick Dowen
Epistoler Shelley Heath
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
August 15, 2021
Lector Brianna Cooper
Epistoler Richard Zayzay
Crucifer Bill Sherman
August 22, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Mary Larimer
Crucifer Willie Black
August 29, 2021
Lector John Gerney
Epistoler Susan Fowler
Crucifer Richard Zayzay

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Rev. Dagnall Free, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Marian Grace & Family, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Michelle Lane, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Devon Roberson, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Brooke Sweeney, The Trapp Family, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, 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 J2A pilgrims.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Alice Webley-Harris and the souls of all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.

We pray for all the nations that are currently suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

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 give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Edward Schneider (2), Marsha Wynter (2), Joseph Ambroggi (3), Dennis Douris (4), Suzanne Guglielmi (4).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, Elmsford; St. Andrew’s Church, Manhattan; St. John’s Church, Arden; Diocesan Adjustment Board; Diocesan Finance Committee; The Transfiguration Diocesan Investment Trust; and The Diocesan Controller.