From the Rector

This week I'm continuing to write about our all-day vestry retreat on June 13 and the goals we set.  We tried to set goals that were achievable and measurable.

Our first goal is to sustain and strengthen our education programs.  To do this we set some short -term goals:

Recruit at least five teachers for the Godly Play and Rite 13 programs.

Develop of job description of each volunteer position to aid in recruitment. 

Revise the registration forms, asking each parent to take a turn assisting the program.

For a long-term goal, we plan to hire a part-time Director of Religious Education in the next 3 -5 years.

As a parish we have dedicated a lot of human and financial resources to our education and youth programs, and they have become a source of pride and strength for our church.  But we realize, too, that if we want them to grow and improve we will need more volunteers, greater parental involvement, and professional help to support our teachers and youth leaders in their ministries.

Fr. Chuck

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.
11 AM Holy Eucharist  
Monday through Friday  
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This Sunday, July 5: The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect: O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for   ever an ever.  Amen.

This Sunday is the The Sixth 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.

Fr. Richard Smith will be out guest celebrant and preacher.

Adult Education Class will meet this Sunday. We will discuss selections 179 (Ecclesiastes 9:1) - 185 (Isaiah 16:14) in the NRSV Daily Bible.

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: Hal Reiersen
Greeter: David Wood
Lector: Richard Zayzay
Epistoler: John Gerney
Intercessor: Sheila Hewitt
Chalice: Hueldine Webb
Acolytes: Jude Crewe, Victoria Noel
Verger: Paul Smith
Counters: Hal Reiersen, Barnett Shepherd, Richard Zayzay
Coffee Hour: Connie Black & Family

Meetings and Events This Week

Prayer Group, Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

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, Patricia Brown-Prestia, 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, Robert Wandlaincourt, and Ola Williams-David.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week:  Monette McIntosh (5), Leighton Wynter (6), Eileen Zanelli (6), Isabella Rhea Massey (8), Sam Williams (9), Chandra Smith (10), Williette Thompson (10).

We pray for the repose of the soul of AndrĂ© Black and Harry Sigman 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 Oyo, Ibadan, Nigeria, The Rt. Rev. Williams Oluwarotimi Aladekugbe.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan.

We pray for the continued growth of the Carpenter's Kids Program.

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.


Congratulations to Richard Zayzay, who was recently awarded his MBA.

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

Save the Date

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

Christ Church Bus Outing, Saturday, October 3.

Rest In Peace

David Craig, son of Ed and Laura Craig, died tragically yesterday after being struck by a car as he was sitting on a bench in the park at Victory Blvd. and Bay Street.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

May his soul, and the souls of the all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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