Did You Know?
Did you know that an extinct species of monkey crossed the Atlantic on its own? A recent discovery helps date the transatlantic migration of monkeys about 34 million years ago. Ancient teeth from Peru hint that the now-extinct monkeys crossed the Atlantic from Africa.
Did you know that Mars constantly makes a humming noise? Scientists are not sure why this phenomenon occurs. But InSight, the first robotic lander on Mars, carries an extremely powerful seismometer that has been monitoring the planet's every quiver.
Did you know that plants can detect insect attacks by sniffing each other's aromas? Fragrant aromas from plants can actually be a response to attacks by insects, and can alert neighbors to an attack or summon the insects' predators. Now, scientists are deciphering these secret codes to develop better, greener chemicals to defend crops against herbivorous insects.
Did you know that on average, lightning strikes Earth 100 times each second?
Lightning and thunderstorms appear to be getting more common, and there are suggestions that this will continue as a result of global warming. In 2014, Professor David Romps at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an atmospheric model that predicted lightning will increase by 12% for every degree Earth warms.
SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2021 will be the last Sunday for 9:00 am services. Beginning September 12th, we will resume the 8:00 am service and the 10:00 am service.
To Nastassia "Star" Sears on her graduation from Naval School. She now begins the second part of her training at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Laura Craig has come back to her home from Eger! Her home phone is 718-442-5008, and she would love to hear from any and all.
SAVE THE DATE:
September 19 - Blessing of the School Backpacks and then the Parish update after 10:00AM service.
First day of Chriostian Formation classes.
September 25 - Life in the Spirit Seminar at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9AM - 4PM.
Concert for Guitar & Keyboard - Peter Biedermann & Anthony Lamourt.
September 26 - Commission Leaders Meeting after the 10AM service.
September 29 - Prayer Ministry and Book Review, 7PM.
October 2 - Community Cultural Event, 10AM - 5PM.
October 16 - Commission Saturday, 10AM to 12PM.
October 17 - Virtual and in person tea party - musical entertainment by Mr. Jay Daniels.
If you have a truck and a couple of able bodies, I have free firewood and kindling available. Call or email Kelly Collins at the Christ Church office.
KNITTING GROUP & BIBLE STUDY
The Knitting Group and the Bible Study Group will be on hiatus until September.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY AUGUST - OCTOBER 2021
WE HAVE SEVERAL COPIES AVAILABLE (small print) PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A COPY. Please let us know if you would like to pick one up or if you prefer that we mail it to you.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Donna Barr, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Christy Mary Finlay, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Marian Grace & Family, Leah Gunther & the Gunther Family, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Larry Stroud, Peggy Wilkerson, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, 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 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. 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 people of Haiti recovering from the tragedy of the earthquake, and for the people of Afghanistan in their ongoing fight for freedom and dignity especially among the women and girls there.
We pray for the repose of the souls of Barbara Rowan-Allen and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We pray for all the nations that are currently suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
We pray for all of the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.
We pray for those who are suffering from the physical, mental or economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood.
We pray for all of our young people as they start a new school year.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Nancy Reiersen-Scromo (20), Mary Larimer (21), Matthew Devlin (22), Bonnie Franz (22).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of Uganda.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Diocesan Council, Diocesan Leadership Development Commission; St. Matthew's Church, Bedford; Diocesan Consultants to Vestries; The Canon for Transition Ministry; Interim Pastors of the Diocese & Congregations in Search for New Clergy Leadership; and Vergers of the Diocese.