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
This Sunday is The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is green.
Gody Play, Rite 13 and J2A will not meet on Sunday. Classes resume in September.
Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.
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Sunday, July 22:
Kathy Galvez, Elizabeth Gattullo, Christine Szczepanik, Sheila Swigert
|8am Server||Victor Stanwick|
|8am Lectors||Danforth Prince|
|Ushers||Lester Blair, Eva-Marie Black, Claire James|
|Eucharistic Minister||Willie Black, III|
|Counters||Kirstin Swanson-Basso, Andrea Morse-Raff|
|Coffee Hour Host||Anne Alarcon|
Reflections From the Rector
The Religious Round-Table
On the bright, warm and beautiful day of July 10th, Staten Island religious and lay leaders from various Faith traditions gathered at the round-table to have a conversation with the Comptroller of The City of New York, Mr. Scott M. Stringer and members of his staff. Unfortunately, our Jewish leaders were not present, nor were some other notables in the Staten Island religious community. Be that as it may, the conversation was rich and very pointed as many speakers touched on concerns including housing, care for the youth, education, parks, immigration, banking, charitable donations and new legislation around it. To these Mr. Stringer was eloquent, charitable and compassionate in his responses. Here are a few pictures that speak to the moment:
However, there were some questions that were not raised and in the interest of time could not be raised. It is to these that I sent a follow-up letter of thanks and inquiry. Below is the letter I sent and now await his response.
Dear Mr. Stringer:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.
It was my personal delight and that of the church family of Christ Church New Brighton to host the recent faith-based round-table conversation. My special thanks to Mr. Kendall Spiller for accepting our invitation and for the civil and honest conversations that were experienced.
As I reflected upon the conversations, I became very cognizant that these areas of concern to the faith-based community were not asked:
1) Are there Security and State resources available to help in upgrading or installing safety measures for the worshiping community who remain soft targets for would-be terrorists?
2) What resources are available to assist faith-based institutions in converting abandoned buildings into ministry opportunities to help the most vulnerable, e.g. homelessness, low-income housing, etc.?
3) What resources are there to assist faith-based institutions provide after-school programs which can help disrupt the school to prison pipeline?
It is on these points that I would like to further engage you and your staff, for possible consideration with respect to fiscal resources and solutions.
Finally, thank you for being present with us and for your engaging and honest responses to the multiple questions posed on education, housing, youth etc.
May God continue to enrich your service to the people for whom you were elected to serve.
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
At the Men and Matters BBQ last month it was agreed to schedule some workdays at the church. The first workday will be Saturday, July 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to work a half or full day.
Anthony and Gianni Colucci have already sanded and scraped 90% of the cloister connecting the Rectory to the Parish House. We will finish the sanding/scraping and hopefully paint the entire cloister.
Hot dogs and hamburgers and lots of water will be provided. Please bring your beverage of choice to enjoy with lunch.
Looking forward to building a strong community school-aged children are welcome too).
Please note, everyone is being asked to gather in the Guild Room for prayer and instructions before we begin the workday.RSVP by calling office, 718-727-6100, by Wednesday, July 18 to advise whether you can make it or not, and the number of people you're bringing to the work party!
The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered on Sunday, September 16th. We will have a Baptism clinic on Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. for all those wishing to be baptized. All persons desiring to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, please make an appointment with Father Trevor+ on or before September 1st.
All of our young people are invited to participate in our Second Youth Sunday on July 29th. We will be reflecting on the Epistle reading, Ephesians 3:14-21. Please read this text before worship that Sunday.If you have any concerns, please contact Fr. Trevor+, Lisa Rhoades, Catherine Barnett or David Nygard.
Coffee Hour hosts/hostesses are needed for Sundays in July, August and September.To sign up, please write your name and phone number on the Coffee Hour calendar, which is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or contact Sheila Hewitt at 718-447-8049.
Thursday Morning Eucharist
Our Thursday morning Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. will be suspended for the summer. We will resume again after Labor Day.
Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
11:30 in the Vestry Room
All are welcomed.
Projects in the Works
This summer we are working on several upgrades and repairs to the Christ Church property. They are:
1. Re-carpeting of church offices.
2. Re-carpeting of Parish House hallways.
3. Repair and repainting of cloister between Rectory
and Parish House.
4. Replacement of malfunctioning security system.
Wherever possible, volunteers are helping to complete these projects.Our special thanks to those who have donated generous gifts to offset the cost of these projects.
Payer Ministry & Devotional Bible Study
Prayer Ministry and Devotional Bible Study
meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Vestry Room. All are welcome to attend.
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.
The Thursday evening conference call Bible Study will resume in September.
Christian Formation Meeting
REMINDERTONIGHT (Thursday, July 19th) AT 7:30 P.M. All parents are invited to attend the Christian Formation meeting in the Guild Room.
Christian Formation Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for Godly Play, Rite 13 and J2A classes, which will begin again in September. We need teachers and door monitors. Anyone interested, please call the church office at 718-727-6100.
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.
Christ Church Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Iroyin Abiodun, Judy Ballard, Cara Berton, Shirley Black, Aaron Britton, Jacob Brown, Julita Brozinski, Ahsen Chowdhury, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Esther Codio, Ines Colbourne, Bai David, Anna DelPriore, Satta Dempster, Zee Dempster, Marlene Elia, Henry Freeman, Miatta Freeman-Roberts, Lee Ann Gattullo, Belem Garcia, Sandra Giambalvo, Nellie H. Gibson, Christine Gross & Family, Fr. Jerry Keucher, Malu Kollie, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Brian McGlynn, Fran Milauskas, Mabassi Paasewe-Totiment, Virginia Peel, David Ramos, Linda Reiersen, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Conrad Schneider, Henrietta Smith, Joseph Spielman, Debbie Stuhlman, Mary Thompson, Aurelia Thorpe, Lady Tombekai, Jehu Wright, Martha Wright, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and Connor .
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.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Charlotte Hewitt (22), Sheila Swigert (23), Anne Alarcon (24), Michael Mazziotti (24), Jonathan Bauderau (25), Cora Gross (25), Barnett Shepherd (26), Brianna Cooper (27), Evelyn Hernandez (27), Sydney McIntosh (27). We give thanks to God this week for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries: Jana Ballard & Carlos Rivera (24), Peter Raff & Andrea Morse-Raff (26).
The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Frances Sigman.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal Church in the Philippines.In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and The Trustees of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.