Mourning Period

The parishioners of Christ Church New Brighton are currently experiencing sad times. Our beloved Rector, Fr. Chuck, passed away suddenly a couple of weeks ago due to a congenital heart problem. This has been a severe blow to us all, not to mention Liz and Georgia. We have spent the last couple of weeks mourning his loss, and we will no doubt spend the next couple of weeks doing the same.

Please do not think that this is a sad place, we are simply heart-broken. We will snap out of it in time; the grief shall heal, and we will all start to look forward to a bright future together as we help each other through this period. Please do come and visit and ask about Fr. Chuck and let us tell you how wonderful he was. Look around and see for yourselves the excellent legacy he has left behind.

Worship Schedule

Christ Church

Sundays 76 Franklin Avenue
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Staten Island, NY 10301
8 AM Holy Eucharist  
10 AM Choral Eucharist 718-727-6100 vox
Second Sundays 718-727-6101 fax
11:15 AM Service for Healing & Anointing A Community of Worship, Love, and Service.
Monday through Friday  
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Contact Us »

This Sunday, August 2: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This Sunday is the The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green.

The service music for the summer months of Pentecost Season is Gloria (Glory to God in the Highest) S204; Sanctus (Holy, Holy Holy) S 125; Agnus Dei (O Lamb of God), Gregorian chant.

Godly Play and Rite 13  classes are on summer vacation until September 20.  Sunday school registration will be held on September 6 and 13.

Adult Education will meet each Sunday.  Please continue to read the NRSV Daily Bible as follows.

7/31       #213               Ezekiel 12:1-16:63         960-966
8/1         #214               Ezekiel 17:1-21:32         966-973
8/2         #215               Ezekiel 22:1-26:21         973-979
8/3        #216               Ezekiel 27:1-32:32         979-987
8/4        #217               Ezekiel 33:1-37:28         987-993
8/5        #218                Ezekiel 38:1-42:20         994-999
8/6        #219                Ezekiel 43:1-48-35         1000-1007
8/7        #220                Daniel 1:1-3:30               1007-1013
8/8        #221                Daniel 4:1-6:28               1013-1018
8/9        #222                Daniel 7:1-12:13             1019-1025

Lesson to be read by evening of each day.

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

Sunday Ministers

Altar Guild:

Nick Dowen, Laura Kennedy, David Wood, Agnes Thompson, Paige Gunther

8am Server: Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Greeter: Lester Blair
Ushers: David Wood, Hal Kennedy, Kathleen Galvez
Lector: Lisa Rhoades
Epistoler: Roxanne Ingoe
Intercessor: Charlotte Hewitt
Chalice: Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Acolytes: Gabriel Noel, Bonnie Nygard
Crucifer: Willie Black, III
Verger: Paul Smith
Counters: Barnett Shepherd, Sheila Swigert
Coffee Hour: Ice Cream Sunday
Vestry Member
on Duty:

Meetings and Events This Week

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Meeting, 
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. in the Vestry Room at Christ Church.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please share your ideas with Paige Gunther or Alleida Mirtchell.

Prayer Group, Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

Midweek Services

Holy Eucharist, Thursday, August 6th, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church.

General Convention

The triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church is now meeting in Salt Lake City.

At the diocesan General Convention website, you will find:

  1. Updates from our bishops and deputies
  2. Links to General Convention Media Hub

Links to the General Convention Media Hub
#GC78 and #EDNY Twitter feeds
Resolutions, budget, and draft schedule
Embedded diocesan Facebook page

Presiding Bishop election information.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Vivian Ancona, Robin Beveridge, Jean Bissell, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Steve Borelli, Gregory Brown, Vincent Buffa, Joseph Buffa and family, Robert Burak, Mary Lou Caggiano, Fr. Steve Challman, Joseph Chesseman, Jessie Cinelli, Major Clement, Sandra Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Sophie Diaz, Alfred Davies, Tanisha Edmonds, Marlene Elia, Billy Fowler, Cretta Freeman-Funbai, Alice Garner, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Ryan Johnson, Philip Jorgue, Theodora Juliano, Barbara Kelly, Siafa Kromah, Alice LeClair, Nany LeClair Mortimer,   Richard LeClair, Nancy Lettiere,  Robert Leverock, Angela Lillo, Angela Lindsay, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Peter Mazes, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Sydney McIntosh, The Mackey Family, Isaac Mennoh, Nicole Miller, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Fofe Nyel, John Ogdon, Zorgoloe Portue, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Kiattisak Rungrerngvanich, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Reed Stewart, Sophia Vazquez Pazos and Robert Wandlaincourt. 

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week:  Edward Schneider (2), Marsha Wynter (2), Joseph Ambroggi (3), Dennis Douris (4), Theresa Gilman (4), Frank Hodnik (4), Edwin John (4), Anthony Williams (4), Jane Sharif (5), Victoria Noel (5), Kevin Larimer (8). 

We pray for the repose of the souls of Emma and Daniel Lettiere and Natalie Taylor in whose loving memory the Altar Flowers are presented to the glory of God.  
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for the Episcopal Church  of Renk, Sudan, The Rt. Rev. Joseph Garang Atem.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Church of the Crucifixion, Manhattan.
We pray for the continued growth of the Carpenter's Kids Program.

Anyone wishing to arrange flowers for a Sunday service in starting July 19 through September 6, please contact David Michael Wood at 718.816.5831 or  You may use garden flowers and/or purchase flowers on account at Carroll's on Richmond Road.  Surely there are budding flower arrangers in our parish who would like to try their hands at this.

Family Carnival Sunday

Family Carnival Sunday has been canceled for this Sunday, August 2.  It will be scheduled at a later date.

Christ Church Day Trip


*Bus departs from Christ Church at 8:00 a.m.

This will be a fun filled day for everyone as we attend the Epic Production of"Joseph." Experience the Spectacular Sight and Sound Theatre with it's surround stage, amazing special effects, live animals, action, adventure and song.

In addition to the show you have the option of: Shopping at numerous Brand Name Outlets, Shopping at Amish Food and Craft stores, Meeting some of the Amish People who live there Choice of several Restaurants and Fast Food Chains are available in the area.

*Bus Departs Lancaster Pennsylvania 6:00 p.m.

Price: $104 per Adult
$61 per Child (12 years and under).

Price Includes: Round Trip Coach Fare.

Sight & Sound Theatre & Kettle Village - (An Amish Marketplace)

To Reserve call the Church Office 718 727-6100 Non-Refundable Deposit due May 30 $21 per Adult $12 per Child.

Installment Payments Accepted 1st Installment due July 15 $41 per Adult $24 per Child 2nd Installment due August 15 $42 per Adult $25 per Child.

You may also pay in full. Reserve early as seats are sold out months in advance. For Info: Mrs. Alleida Mitchell 917 514-2407 Dcn. Novella Lawrence 347 581-1082.

Other Vacation Bible Schools

In addition to the Vacation Bible School offered by Christ Church (see the banner at the top of this page), there are a couple of other options available:

Camp Discovery, July 4 - 12 offered by St. Mary's and Ascension Church.  To be held at Ascension Church, 1 Kingsley Avenue.  To register, call 718-442-1527 or 718-442-4187

St. Paul's Church, 225 St. Paul's Avenue, will host a Vacation Bible School August 24 - 28.  To register call 718-273-9572

Save the Date

Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, August 17 - 21 at Christ Church.

Family Carnival Sunday, August 2, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

Christ Church Bus Outing, Saturday, October 3.