Worship Schedule

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

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, October 2: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


Prayer for the Search Committee:

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.


This Sunday is The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green.  The lessons for October 2 are: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10.

Godly Play & Gap classes should receive Communion with their teachers immediately after the choir receives, and then accompany their teachers to the classrooms.

At 12:10 p.m. a Godly Play or Gap teacher will ring a bell on the first floor, indicating that parents should go to the classrooms to pick up their children. Parents must sign their children out of Godly Play.

YAC/J2A classes begins at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor J2A classroom.

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

Server Schedule

Sunday, October 2:

Altar Guild Nick Dowen, Laura Kennedy, David Woods, Agnes Thompson
8 AM Server Paul Smith
Greeter Siaber Zayzay
Ushers Dan Wood, David Wood, Kevin Larimer, Hal Kennedy
Lector Nick Dowen
Epistoler Roxanne Ingoe
Intercessor Marshall Green
Chalice Bill Sherman
Acolytes Angela Lindsay, Brianna Cooper
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Susan Fowler, Victor Stanwick
Coffee Hour Host Sheila Hewitt's Cancer Fundraiser
Flower Guild

Christ Church Now Receiving Names for its Next Rector

The Search Committee has had all documents approved by the Bishop's Office and is now formally receiving applications to be our next rector. You may view some of our information on our own website using the Read the profile online and Download the profile buttons (below), or on the Diocesan website at: https://www.dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/transition-ministry-office/positions-open/.

The Rector Search Committe has created a Parish Profile in an effort to describe our parish for a prospective new rector.

Read the profile online Download the profile (pdf)

Save the Date

Chili Cook Off, Sunday, October 9 in place of coffee hour.

The Diocesan Youth Acolyte Festival at the Cathedral, Saturday, October 22 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

We have been approached about an evening Co-Dependents Anonymous group meeting at Christ Church. If you might be interested in coordinating this for the parish (there is already a leader identified for the group) please contact Mother Tori.

Bible Study: The Letters of St. Paul

The Bible Study Series meets on Sunday mornings, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Vestry Room. The focus will be on St. Paul's letters or Epistles. this series will be led by Deacons Geri Swanson, Novella Lawrence and Mr. Richard Whaley. Each week one of the presenters will guide our reading of these important documents of our faith. No preparation is needed, just an interest in expanding our understanding of our faith and the written word that has shaped in through the centuries. We welcome your participation in the discussion of the Holy Scriptures. Feel free to bring your coffee or tea into the conversation space.... cookies and cake are always welcomed as well!

Hall Rental Coordinator Needed

Hello fellow Christ Church parishioners. As of December 31, 2016 I will no longer be able to coordinate the hall rentals that bring in a needed revenue. I have had this position for the last four years and now have taken on other responsibilities both here at church and personally which means a replacement needs to be found. I will gladly share my experience and suggestions. Please contact Mother Tori if you are interested and would like to run this important and needed position. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Gattullo


Apartment Tour Cancelled

Unfortunately we will be cancelling the Apartment Tour which was to be held on Saturday, October 1.  Plans for another tour in the Spring are being discussed.

Scout Registration

Scouting registration continues this Friday September 23, 2016 in the Guild Room.

Cub Scouts @ 6:30 PM for boys age 5 to 10.

The Lion Program for Kindergarten boys is new this year.

Boy Scouts @ 7:30 PM for boys age 11 to 18.

Chilli Cookoff

Sunday, October 9, 2016, replacing Coffee Hour.

Christ Church New Brighton, 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Admission: $5 per person, $3 perperson with a non-perishable food item for our pantry, children 8 & younger free.

Cash proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer. Non-perishable food donations go to the Christ Church pantry (for distribution to needy families/individuals).

All competitors should register by October 5. To register, please contact Sheila Hewitt at 718-447-8049 or Connie Black at 917-453-2196.

Stop 'N' Swap

Reduce, Reuse and Reap the Rewards at the Sea View Stop 'N' Swap®
A new school year is upon us, and Staten Islanders looking to trade in their summer styles and find some like-new items for the fall need look no further than the Sea View Stop 'N' Swap, a free reuse event organized by local non-profit GrowNYC.

WHAT: Free Stop 'N' Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Sea View Hospital Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island

The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something-you can simply show up with a bag and see what's free for the taking. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares and electronics are just some of the offerings.

Stop 'N' Swaps have developed a regular following among thrifty and environmentally conscious New Yorkers. In response to increasing demand for the events, GrowNYC has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city's 59 community districts each year. "Everyone knows New Yorkers have the coolest stuff. And you can find it at Stop 'N' Swap!" said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. "These events bring neighbors together and reduce the city's carbon footprint by facilitating reuse and encouraging waste reduction."

Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.

More information: www.GrowNYC.org/swap.


Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Shirley Black, Aaron Britton, Carol Burak, Robert Burak Sharon Cashmore, Barbara Clauson, Marcia Clendenen-Riley, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Jay Crosby, Zee Dempster, Marie Del Priore, Emmett Dennis, Billy Fowler, Alice Gardiner, Bill Keck, Barbara Kelly, Karen Kelly, Peggy Kiernan, Billie Ludders, Karen Luke, Jessie Luke, Denis Marcinski, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Ron Mazzucco, Mike, David Nygard, Virginia Peel, Joyce Rowan, Maise Salmon, David Seeley, George Smith, Mary Thompson, Clara Tunning, Christine Williams and family.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Judith Davis (2), Ronald Massey (5), William Sherman (5), Susan Fowler (6), Andrea McIntosh (8), Jeremiah Zayzay (8).

We pray for the repose of the soul of Nancy Lee Campbell Forgang.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for The Church of the Province of West Africa and the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Sarfo.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, Allen, and Mary our Bishops, and the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis.