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

This Sunday

This Sunday is The Second Sunday after the Epiphany. 
The liturgical color is green. 

Godly Play and Rite 13 One and Two classes will assemble at the altar steps immediately after the reading of the Gospel at the 10 AM Service. These students will rejoin the Congregation at Communion. Thank you!

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

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!

Server Schedule

Sunday, January 20:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Shelly Gayford, Sheila Swigert

Flower Guild
8am Server Rish Whaley
8am Lector Danforth Prince
Greeter Nick Dowen
Ushers John Gerney, Sheila Hewitt, Greer Gerney
Lector Sheila Hewitt
Epistoler Brianna Cooper
Intercessor Hueldine Webb
Crucifer Bill Sherman
Eucharistic Minister Lisa Rhoades
Acolytes Xahra Cooper, Luke Larimer
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Sheila Swigert, Susan Fowler
Coffee Hour Host Damali Browne

A Note from the Rector

Love, Death, and Unity

In my Watch Night Service address, I invited those gathered to be people of LOVE as we entered the New Year. This thought was very strong as the Holy Spirit kept prompting me in the words of the collect to be planters of LOVE. It is from this foundation of LOVE that PEACE and UNITY 
springs and so, I offer the following prayers as an invitation to all of us to be intentional about being advocates of
LOVE, PEACE and UNITY.
The Spirit of LOVE:
Almighty God, who is love, fill us with the spirit of your Holy Love; that our hearts being enkindled by thee, we may ever love thee, and each other in thee, and all men for thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen
Inward PEACE:
Set free, O God, our souls from all restlessness and anxiety; give us that peace and power which flow from thee; keep us in all perplexities and distresses, in all fears and faithlessness; that so, upheld by thy power, and stayed on the rock of thy faithfulness, we may through storm and stress abide in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
UNITY and Mission:
Eternal God, look mercifully upon the broken body of thy Church. Draw its members unto thee and one another by the bands of thy love; that its restored UNITY may bring healing to the nations, and the life of mankind may glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen

May these prayers find resonance in our lives today and every day.

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
Rector

Thank You!

Thank you for your 2019 pledge! If you have pledged for 2019, your box of pledge envelopes will be in the back of the church with your name on it. If you have not yet pledged, please see Beth McLean.

Vestry Nominations

Nominations are now open for 2019 vestry members and junior warden. Please send your nominations to the Nominating Committee (Victor Stanwick, Nick Dowen, Mark Gherzo, David Nygard, Paul Smith).

Parish Updates

If you would like to make any updates to the parish directory, birthday or anniversary lists, please contact the parish office at 718-727-6100, or Christchurch@verizon.net.

Parish Annual Meeting

ll heads of ministries should submit their reports for the parish annual meeting to the parish office by Sunday, January 13.

Email: christchurch@verizon.net.

Calendar of Events

January
19 Saturday Cub Scout Derby
24 Thursday Staten Island Council of Churches Christian Unity Service (Our Lady of the Sea, 5400 AMboy Road)
25 Friday Resident's Dinner
27 Sunday Parish Annual Meeting
27 Sunday Sunrise Senior Living

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

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
11:30 in the Vestry Room
All are welcomed.

Payer Ministry & Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday night Prayer Ministry and Devotional Bible Study Group will resume meeting in Advent with Ned Rogers.

Our mission:
To provide a time of spiritual fellowship to be inspired and renewed through prayer, Scripture and devotion as we offer our praise and intercessions to the Lord.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Fatu Barnes, Shirley Black, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Edward Craig, Eugene Deluca, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Lee Ann Gattullo, Johanna Gilbert, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, Anne Johnson, Deacon Novella Lawrence, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Fran Milauskas, Mabassi Paasewe-Totiment, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Denny Seese, Donna Seese, Henrietta Smith, Rosemary Smith, Joseph Spielman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and the people of St. Vincent's.

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!

The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God, and in memory of William Beveridge.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Victoria Morris (Mother-in-Law of Ned Rogers).

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Jill Kelly(20), Nellie Johnson (26). 
 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of Bangladesh, The Most Revd Paul Shishir Sarker - Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka. 

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and The Church of South India Congregation of Hudson Valley.