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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 Third Sunday after Pentecost.

The liturgical color is GREEN.

In-person services have been cancelled until further notice. However, Fr. Babb has scheduled services online and via conference call. Watch for your Friday eblast for more information.

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!

Online Bible Study Groups

Christ Church is setting up online Bible study groups that will meet over the next few weeks either on the phone or using Zoom (Zoom lets you call in—you don’t need to do video).

Each group can accept up to 10 people. Please email or call Susan Fowler to sign up for one or more of the sessions: sfowler1111@verizon.net


From the Rector's Desk

Sunday 10 AM Service on Zoom

This Sunday, the Third Sunday after Pentecost.

Prelude
Welcome
Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
People: And blessed be His kingdom, now and forever. Amen
Opening Prayer
The Collect
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Musical Selection
Scripture Reading
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Inclina, Domine
1 Bow down your ear, O LORD, and answer me, *
for I am poor and in misery.
2 Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful; *
save your servant who puts his trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for you are my God; *
I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, *
for to you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, *
and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer, *
and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon you, *
for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O LORD, *
nor anything like your works.
9 All nations you have made will come and worship you, O LORD, *
and glorify your Name.
10 For you are great;
you do wondrous things; *
and you alone are God.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me; *
give your strength to your servant;
and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a sign of your favor,
so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; *
because you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Musical Selection (s)
Matthew 10:24-39
Jesus said to the twelve disciples, "A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!

"So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

"Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's foes will be members of one's own household Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."

Sermon:  - Fr. Trevor+
Musical Selection(s)
Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Closing Prayer
Announcements
Dismissal
Postlude

ZOOM Social - Bring your Coffee and Talk to Each Other

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Note: As many have inquired how you may continue your support of your church, please note that while we observe physical distancing and are out and about making some needed trips, you may want to swing by the church and do the following:

1) Leave your offerings in the mailbox. Do not try to gather in the Post Office to mail them.

2) You can also use our paypal link on our website - www.christchurchnbrighton.org. See other Contact information at the bottom of this newsletter.

3) You can also set up with your bank for direct deposit to the church. Please contact your Financial Secretary, Beth McLean on how this may be done. Call her at 917 204 3709.

Thanks for your ongoing support as we all work together to overcome this period of isolation.

Link for: Book of Common Prayer

Amen!

Zoom Parish Conversations

The Wardens and I will be leading ZOOM conversations for different groups of parishioners every Wednesday throughout the month of June, beginning June 03, 2020 at 7:00 pm. To accomplish the goal of speaking to as many members as possible, we have divided the membership into four (4) groups in alphabetical order by last name as follows:

Group S - Z will be held on Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The agenda outlined below will govern the flow of the meeting.

Agenda:
Welcome and Prayer
Overview of Parish Life - Rector and Wardens
Questions/Concerns/Ideas
Closing Prayer

These virtual meetings are intended to be no more than 1 hour.

You can join the conversation by computer, phone-- smart or otherwise-- or ipad.
Looking forward to sharing time with you as we look toward a new start.

Please follow the instructions in your weekly eblast to connect.

Praying in the Midst of Much Unrest
As we navigate through the many days of national unrest, I have found these two (2) prayers helpful in my reflections and offer them to you as a way of praying in the midst of the unrest.
The Prayer of St. Patrick's Breastplate
May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God defend us.
May the host of God guard us against the snares of evil and the temptations of the world.
May Christ be with us, Christ before us, Christ in us, Christ over us.
May thy salvation, O Lord, be always ours this day and for evermore. Amen
The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Merciful God, to thee we commend ourselves
and all those who need thy help and correction.
Where there is hatred, give love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is sadness, joy;
Where there is darkness, light;
Grant that we may not seek so much to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love;
For in giving we receive, in pardoning we are pardoned,
and in dying we are born into eternal life. Amen

May the grace of God find you and your families well, safe and at peace.

Respectfully,
Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Music for Pentecost III

Virtual Recital 14 - Chorale Preludes of Johann Gottfried Walther performed by Anthony Mark LaMort

Virtual Service for Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Festival of Pentecost/Youth Sunday

Please Note: The Church Cell Phone Is No Longer In Use

The church's cell phone number (917) 831 8526 is no longer in use.

Fr. Trevor+ will answer cell phone calls at (513) 319 1356. You can also reach him at home in the evenings before 9:00 pm on the rectory phone (718) 442 2195.

During normal office hours, the office number is (718) 727 6100.

Office hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays.

Food Resources

Below is a list of stores that are open and deliver, plus many other resources:

https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-resource-guide-stapleton-st-george/

Low income seniors can get food delivered via NYC. See NYC Food Delivery Assistance:

https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7555117ad6750216160409

Online Bible Study/Prayer Groups at Christ Church

Below are all the opportunities for your spiritual enrichment during this time of crisis and beyond.

Christ Church has set up several online Bible Study/Prayer Groups that will meet weekly either on the phone or using Zoom (Zoom lets you call-in; you don't need to do video). This is the schedule so far:

  • Rich Whaley on Six Women of the Old Testament,  Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Shelly Heath on the Psalms, Mondays at 7 p.m.
  • Fr. Trevor R. Babb+ on Prayer, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Anthony Lamourt on the Letter to the Ephesians, Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • Kirstin Swanson on the Acts of the Apostles, Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Each group can accept up to 10 people. Please email or call Susan Fowler to sign up for one or more of the sessions: sfowler1111@verizon.net, 917 734-3746.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Vincent Alarcon, Melody Alesi-Pazian and Musa, Cheryl and Shirley Allamby, Fatu Barnes, Francis Batama, Earl Blugh, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Carol Burak, Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Ryan Capasse, Merle Carrington, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Gianni Colucci, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Brianna Cooper, Zahra Cooper, Laura Craig, Mark Craig, Gene Darconte, Eileen Devlin, Eugene Deluca, Shirley Elfers, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Karmo Freeman, Ina Fried, Mary Gerney, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Steve Gross, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Tea Rose Hill, Oneka (Nikki) Johns, Anne Johnson, Derrick Jones, Dr. Hannah Abeodu Bowen-Jones, Joseph Kormah, Elizabeth Lamadieu, Robert Long, Amanda Lovell, Nicole Luberisse, Jesse Luke, William Marcus, Martha, Kate Martin, Janet Massa, Rodney Mayers, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Utopia Mennoh, John Mobley, Joyce Mobley, Mona, Delores Ollison, Olivia Rey, Kelsey Roberts and family, Emily David Russ, Renee Russell and family, Huguetpe Sauer, Larry Sears, Donna Seese, Kevin Skinner, Roderic Oso-Smith, Aline Smith, Ashley Smith, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Robert Smith, Joseph Speilman, Mary Thompson, Sheldon Tyson, Lucille Williams, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.

 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 pray for the repose of the souls of The Rev. Colin Barrow, Pamela Folkes, Dane Shiver, George Floyd, and David White. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

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 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: Elizabeth Gattullo (22), Trent Babb (23), Matthew Mazziotti (24).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer,we pray forthe Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Revd. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba - Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Diocesan Social Concerns Commission; Grace Church, Nyack; Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington; The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist/Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Bronx; Community of St. John Baptist; Diocesan Episcopal AIDS/HIV Committee; Integrity/Dignity Chapters of the Diocese.