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
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II via YouTube & in the Nave
YouTube Live Service Link
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes
Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent
There will be two services on Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. In-person and via YouTube
Christian Formation meets at 10:30 AM in person and online.
The liturgical color is PURPLE.
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From the Rector's Desk
Dear Saints of God:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.
Please see the schedule below for Holy Week and Easter. On Palm Sunday we will have a short outdoor procession around our block beginning from the sanctuary, turning left into the parking lot, then right on Filmore St., right on Franklin Avenue and right up the walkway back into the church. We will pause at the entrance on return for a short prayer after which we will complete the procession and continue the liturgy for the day. We will have enough palms to give persons on the street as we travel along the way. Those who are unable to travel outside can remain in quiet prayer with musical renderings from our organist.
If you have any concerns about the schedule for the week, please do not hesitate to call me at the office - (718) 727 6100. Blessings to all!!!
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb +
Lenten/Easter Pprogram Schedule 2023
Reading the Apocryphal Books of the Maccabees with Compline beginning on March 12, 2023.
Reading: 5 PM - 6 PM.
Compline: 6PM - 6:15 PM
The program will be on Zoom A detailed schedule will be published in next week's bulletin and online newsletter.
Overview and Historical Context
First Maccabees, Chapter 1-6
Second Maccabees Chapter 1-15
Third Maccabees Chapter 1-7
Fourth Maccabees Chapteer 1-18
Note: There are 58 chapters to be read. These will be read and in the final session we will share our own stories about the readings.
Did You Know?
Did You Know that Women's History Month started as a day, then a week, and then a month?
Women's organizations, including the National Women's History Alliance, campaigned yearly to recognize Women's History Week. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 Women's History Week across the country. By 1986, 14 states had declared the entire month of March Women's History Month, according to the Alliance. The following year, in March of 1987, activists were successful: They lobbied Congress to declare March Women's History Month.
Since 1995, every president has issued a proclamation declaring March Women's History Month, usually with a statement about its importance.
Did You Know that Women couldn't get credit cards on their own until 1974?
When you think about it, that wasn't even that long ago, which is just mind-blowing. Until Congress passed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, women couldn't get credit cards in their own name. Often, they had to bring a man along to cosign for them, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Legal work done by late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid the foundation for the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, as well as many other basic rights women have today, including the ability to attend state-funded schools, protection from pregnancy discrimination at work, and the ability to serve on juries, according to USA Today.
Did You Know that Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Known as the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She's known for her rendition of Otis Redding's "RESPECT," and songs of her own like "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." She was also involved in civil rights activism, and performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.
Trinity Lutheran Feeding Ministry
Last week, Christ Church youth went to Trinity Lutheran Church to support their Saturday Feeding Ministry. Our young people presented hot meals, served beverages, desserts, and provided condiments and cutlery.
Christ Church adults are part of the cooking team at Trinity Lutheran every second Saturday of the month. Please contact Susan Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join them.
Coffee hour is hosted this week by Angela & Sheila. It will be in the Guild Room, immediately following Sunday worship.
Coffee Conversation-Women's History Month
Discussion led by Michelle Heath on the topic of "Weathering."
The concept of weathering and its association with racism and health outcomes was first introduced by Arline T. Geronimus, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, in a seminal paper published in 1992. Since then, a growing body of research has further explored the relationship between chronic stress related to racism and weathering, particularly in the context of Black Americans. Overall, the research on weathering and racism is an ongoing and interdisciplinary field, involving contributions from public health, sociology, psychology, and other related fields.
Easter Egg Hunt
Please see Heather DelValle, Catherine Barnett or the parish office if you would like to contribute candy, eggs or funds for the Easter egg hunt.
Seeking Sunday School teachers
Please consider whether you'd like to serve as a Sunday School teacher to work with our young parishioners. Contact Catherine Barnett if you are interested.
Community Supported Agriculture
The Staten Island CSA is starting its new season at Christ Church. Sign up for 24 weeks of fresh, local organic vegetables—yummy tomatoes, squash, lettuce, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh peas, and more—at https://statenislandcsa.org/join.htm. Deliveries start June 8. There are two levels, and you can split a share with a friend. Episcopal Charities offers a few SNAP shares—contact Susan at email@example.com for more information.
40 Day Lenten Offering
Our Lenten sacrificial offering will be collected on Palm Sunday. Please ensure that you have received your letter, which invited us to contribute a minimum of $40 as part our Lenten sacrifice. See Parish office for envelopes.
David Barr's Ordination
Join us in support of David, who is being ordained on April 29, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., as a vocational deacon.
Easter Altar Flowers
Envelopes for the Altar Flower Fund for Easter are now available for pick-up. Please see the ushers at church for envelopes, or pick up at the Parish Office until Sunday, April 2nd, 2023.
The Lay Assistant Training for Leading the Office of Morning Prayer on March 25th, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict that day. The event is now rescheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.
Community News: Internal & External
3/26/2023 - IPC Youth Event, Stations of the Cross at St. Paul's
Save the Date
Saturday, March 31st — Fish Fry Dinner Sale at Christ Church.
Saturday, April 22nd— Lay Assistant Training for Leading the Office of Morning Prayer. An email will be sent to all LA's during the week of April 16th. RSVPs will be necessary..
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers:
Fred Allen, Elma Babb, Erma Babb, Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Ezekiel Bascombe, Lorraine Brusco, Frank Cangemi, David Clark, Wayne Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Laura Craig, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Deprima, Fran Dreisbach, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Tabitha Foxx, Sandra Giambalvo, Steven Haley, Mary Hamblin, Jan Harding, Sarah Harris, Mary Haugen, Emilia Jaime, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Michael Kelly, Chloe Lee, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Eva McClary, Mary Mcclellan, Louisa Merchant, Michael & Lois Moschella, Louise Nygard, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Christine Riola, Trisha Roach, Joyce Rowan, Barnett Shepherd, Ashley & Eric Smith, David Lloyd Stephens, Christopher Still, Pam Sylvestri & her dad, Candy Tice, Deborah Vurckio, Lucille Williams, Marsha Wynter, 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 people 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 repose of the souls of Gregory Brown, Daryus Clark, Alex Steinberg, and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We pray for all the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.
We pray for the hundreds of asylum seekers in New York City, and particularly on Staten Island and ask God's Holy Spirit to help us as citizens, civic organizations and religious institutions to respond with love and compassion.
We pray for the people of Turkey and Syria, as they deal with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.
We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for peace and diplomacy in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
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 who is now an ordained transitional Deacon, and David Barr, who is now a candidate for ordination to the Diaconate.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Mia Wynter (28), Daniel Lettiere (30), Angela Lindsay (30), Nicholas Kalfa (31).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.
We pray for Bishop Coadjutor-Elect of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, The Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd and for, Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of South America.
In the Episcopal Futures Prayer Cycle, we pray for all who seek God by strengthening their faith and serving their community.In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; St. Stephen's Church, Armonk; Trinity Church, Garnerville; Church of the Incarnation, Manhattan; Church Periodical Club; Lay Readers of the Diocese; and Christ Church, Marlboro.
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