Worship Schedule

Sundays
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

Thursdays
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
The second Thursday of each month
includes Healing & Anointing

Monday through Friday
7:15 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: Interim Pastor
Email: Parish Administrator

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Collect for Sunday:

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

Prayer for the Vestry:

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

This Sunday is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. The liturgical color is white.  The lessons for May 28 are Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11.

We will be celebrating the baptism of Gabriella Rose Lettiere.

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

Godly Play & Gap classes will not meet this Sunday.

J2A will meet at 11:30 am in their classroom.

Server Schedule

Easter Sunday, May 28:

Altar Guild Elizabeth Gattullo, Eileen Zanelli, Paige Gunther, Christine Szczepanik
Flower Guild Nick Lettiere
8am Server Victor Stanwick
8am Lectors The Edwards Family
Greeter Togba Porte
Ushers Hueldine Webb, Bill Sherman, Utopia Mennoh
Lector Nick Dowen
Epistoler Kristin Parrish
Intercessor Hueldine Webb
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
Eucharistic Minister Victor Stanwick
Acolytes Kit Gerney, Eva Gross
Verger Paul Smith
Counters John Watson, Susan Fowler
Coffee Hour Hosts The Lettiere Family

Spring Fair & Flea Market

Join us for our Annual Spring Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Rain or Shine.

Attic Treasurers
Book Sale
Vendors
Baked Goods
Lunch Room
Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
Car Wash
Children's Games
Lemonade Stand

Volunteers are needed.  Please volunteer for all or part of the day.  We need help to make this a successful event. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Parish House. 

Connie Black will begin selling 50/50  beginning Sunday, May 21 at coffee hour.

Donations for Attic Treasures and raffle baskets can be let in the auditorium.  For the gift baskets we need new unopened kids' art supplies; wine, beer liquor; cookbooks; gardening tools; locally made food and gifts; and whatever might be interesting.

We also need plants for the plant table.  Plants can be left on the left side of the shed in the parking lot.

IPC Picnic

Staten Island Episcopal Churches will join together for one grand picnic on Sunday, June 4th beginning at 1:00 p.m.  We will all meet at All Saints' Church, 2329 Victory Boulevard.  Join us for food, fellowship and fun!

All Saints' provides the BBQ food and condiments. Each church is requested to bring a food item.  We plan for 150 people.  Christ Church has been asked to provide fruit salad and watermelon.

Pilgrim's Corner

Thanks to everyone who donated loose change to the Pennies to Pilgrim jug while they enjoyed last week's apartment tour. We raised 64$ at the event. Our last fundraiser will be a car wash at the Spring Fair on 6/3. 

This week marks the 1-month countdown for our trip. We will continue preparations with meetings following church on 6/4 and 6/11 as we focus on the logistics of the journey. 

The pilgrims ask for your continued prayers as the trip grows closer. Join us on 6/25 at the 10 amEucharist when they will be commissioned on their journey. Anyone from the parish wishing to join us in the airport sendoff on 6/28 or welcome home on 7/5 please speak to Lisa Rhoades.

The Staten island Council of Churches Ecumenical Retreat

Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:30am - 3:00 pm

St. Joseph Hill Retreat Center, 850 Hylan Blvd., SINY 10305
Use back entrance at 33 Columbia Avenue.

"Receive what you already are and become what you receive: The Body of Christ"
Retreat Leader
Fr. Tom Devery

$40 Includes:
All-day inspirational retreat,
Continental breaakfast and lunch.
Call 718-761-6782 or 347-581-1082 to reserve.

Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture

The deadline, June 3, to join the CSA is coming up. You get 24 weeks of locally grown organic vegetables delivered each Thursday. Sign up at http://statenislandcsa.org/ or call Susan Fowler, 917 734-3746.

Apartment Needed

Sandra Cocks is looking for a 2 bedroom apartment. Please contact Sandra if you have an apartment or know of one that might be available at 347-339-0624.

Godly Play Volunteers

Godly Play at Christ Church urgently needs volunteers to be Teachers and Door Persons (Classroom Assistants).

Godly Play is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God's presence in our lives developed with inspiration from Episcopalian and Montessori traditions.  It engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into--and pursuing us in the midst of scripture and spiritual experience.  

Godly Play first started at Christ Church in 2008.  The program quickly grew to three classrooms staffed by six part-time teachers and four rotating door persons by 2011.  We currently have fifteen wonderful children registered for the program for 2016/2017 school year but attrition has reduced the number of Godly Play volunteers down to one coordinator and two part-time teachers.  These volunteers can only accommodate one Godly Play classroom and a reduced schedule over the balance of this school year. 

The spread of ages and needs of the children enrolled would be best served by two separate, age appropriate and independent classrooms each Sunday.  This could be accomplished at Christ Church by adding three to four more part-time Teachers and three more part-time Door Persons. These voluntary roles require an investment of time, training and practice, but the experience of helping children discover and explore the mysteries of our faith each Sunday can be tremendously rewarding and inspiring.

Please help Christ Church support the spiritual development of the children within our congregation.  Let us know if this might be something for you.

Christ Church Parish Hall Use

All Christ Church Parish Hall usage shall be determined by the Vestry in the absence of a designated individual coordinator. If you are interested in using the Parish Hall facilities, please submit your interest in writing to the Warden, Willie Black III, who will present it to the Vestry for determination at their next scheduled meeting. Please include the following information in your request: Name of person/group requesting, name of parishioner responsible (requires key and code access ability), date/times of event, event purpose.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

A Staten Island Co-Dependants Anonymous (CoDA) Group is starting up at Christ Church New Brighton in the New Year!

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Where: Vestry Room, Christ Church New Brighton
When: Thursdays 7:00 pm - starting January 5, 2017
Length: 1 Hour (approx)

CoDA is a program that will help many people to find their way to better, healthier relationships, to deeper self-understanding, closer relationship to God (higher power) and faith, to healing of past hurts in Family of Origin, developing better listening and communicating skills, to improving quality of life emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, and so much more.

CoDA meetings are facilitated by Fr. Marc Roselli, S.J., Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel / St. Mary of the Assumption.

If you want to know more about CoDA, you can reach Fr. Marc at (718)442-3411 or Stop by any Thursday, starting 1/5/2017.

You can also check out the international CoDA website at CoDA.org.

Prayer is the Best Wireless Connection to God

What happens when we pray? How many ways can we pray? When we pray as a church, individually, contemplative, repetitive, intercessory, prayers of praise, thanksgiving, adoration or contrition?

The Prayer Group is led by Deacon Novella Lawrence and Mr. Ned Rogers. Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Vestry Room.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Gouwireya Abdelazim, Brenda Baskerville, Shirley Black, Mary T. Bryant, Maggie Clarke-Oberly, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Jay Crosby, Zee Dempster, Emmett Dennis, Christian Freeman, Henry Freeman, Emmanuel W. Johnson, A.W. Nyema  Jones, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Ron and Ellen Mazzucco, Linda Oppenheimer, The Parrish Family, Joyce Rowan, Maisie Salmon, Varney Sherman, David Spitz, Hasan Thomas, Mary Thompson, Rodell Williams.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Roxanne Ingoe (28), Fidel Zayzay (28), Jay Szczepanik (30), Dick Riley (31), Cesar Gardiner (31).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary this week: Leighton & Marsha Wynter (28)  Matro & Kristin Parrish (6/2).

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God in thanksgiving for the baptism of Gabriella Rose Lettiere.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for  Diocese of Nike, Enugu, Nigeria and The Rt. Rev. Evans Jonathan Ibeagha.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, Allen, and Mary our Bishops and the Diocesan Congressional Development Commission.

Please pray for Brianna Cooper, Greer Gerney, Alayne Gilbert, Marigold Green, Alexandria Hodnik, Claire James, Kimara Jean-Mary, Bonnie Nygard, Amy Stambaugh and their chaperones Catherine Barnett, Lisa Rhoades, and Deacon Geraldine Swanson as they prepare for their pilgrimage to France on June 28th.  Guide them and Guard them, O Lord.