Look for the collection basket in the Guild room during coffee hour starting next week. For more information, send Bonnie an email here.
The creche made its first appearance of the season on Christmas night.
Angels waiting for their cue to appear at the stable.
happy angels. And cute. Can't forget vute.
There were many animals waiting just behind the angels.
corralling the animals and the angels can be a difficult job.
These three kings from orient are. Well, Staten Island, anyway.
Victoria Noel narrated the Christmas story.
Angels protecting the baby Jesus.
Our verger, paul smith, helps leah gunther light the last Advent cadle on Sunday, December 20.

Worship Schedule

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

Second Sunday of each month
11:15 AM Healing & Anointing

11:00 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, February 14: The First Sunday in Lent

Collect: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Sunday is the First Sunday in Lent.  The liturgical color is purple.  The lessons for February 14th will be Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13.

Godly Play classes (age 3-5th grade) 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 teacher will ring a bell on the first floor, indicating that parents should go to the Godly Play classrooms to pick up their children.  Parents must sign their children out of Godly Play.

Rite 13 class begins at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor J2A classroom.

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

Adult Education meets on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Vestry Room.  All are welcome to attend. 

Server Schedule

Sunday, February 14:

Altar Guild Roxanne Ingoe, Mary Larimer, Andrea McIntosh, Tracy Williams, Lori Honor
8 AM Server Victor Stanwick
Greeter Utopiah Mennoh
Ushers Sheila Hewitt, Ned Rogers, Kathy Galvez, Arnold Galvez
Lector Lisa Rhoades
Epistoler Sheila Hewitt
Chalice Richard Zayzay
Acolytes Eva Gross, Gianni Colucci
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Barnettt Shepherd, Richard Zayzay
Coffee Hour Host The Gregory Family


Willie F. Black, Jr.

Visitation for Willie F. Black, Jr. will be at Christ Church on Thursday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Fundraising Committee

Fundraising Committee will meet on Sunday, February 14 in the auditorium following the 10:00 a.m. service.  Agenda: select a chair-person, set the calendar, ideas for raising money.   All are welcome.

Christ Church Community Choir

The choir will meet on Thursday, February 11 in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

The choir will not meet on Thursday, February 18th due to the NYC school's winter recess.

Ukulele Lessons

The ukulele class has four open seats available.  if your child is interested in learning to play the ukulele, please see Karlus or Loria Trapp at Coffee Hour on Sunday or contact the church office at 718-727-6100. The class meets on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The next class will be on Monday, February 15 at 6:00.

Supplies for Success

No donation too small!  From a pack of pencils to a stack of post-its, don't forget to support "Supplies for Success" with a donation this Sunday.  All supplies can be placed in the box in the Parish Hall!  

Donations will be distributed to families with school aged children at the Trinity Lutheran Soup Kitchen during the month of March.  Cash contributions would also be appreciated and will be used to purchase additional school supplies.

Thanks so much, 
Bonnie Nygard

Bible Study



In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. John 1:1

See the Gospel of John come alive and join in the discussion that follows. Just bring yourself and your coffee. Bibles will be provided at your request.

The Gospel of John vividly comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text. This presentation meticulously re-creates the era of Jesus during a tumultuous period that changed the course of history. Starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus and a cast of 2500. It is narrated by Christopher Plummer. It has been adapted for the screen, word for word based on the Good News Bible.

Christ Church Prayer List

We are planning to refresh the Prayer List in Lent. If you or someone you know needs to stay on the list, please contact the office at christchurch@verizon.net or 718-727-6100.

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Gregory Brown, Sheila Bundy, Mary Lou Caggiano, Jessie Cinelli, Barbara Clauson, Sandra Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Alfred Davies, Aiden Dominguez, Marvis Duncan and family, Marlene Elia, Mary Ferguson, Nancy Forgang, Billy Fowler, Verline Freeman, Cretta Freeman-Funbai, Alice Gardner, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Rebecca Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Alice LeClair Mortimer, Angela Lillo, Jane Logan, Joyce Mandel, Janet Massa, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Sydney McIntosh, The Mackey Family, Isaac Mennoh, Nicole Miller, Lynne Morishita, Solomon Morris, Corbin Newman, Philip Nipson, Erna Riely, Sister Elizabeth P. Roberts, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Kiattisak Rungrengvanich, David Seeley, Fr. Budoo Shannon, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Robert Wandlaincourt and Muriel Wayne.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Bruce Liozzi (14), Malik Archer (17). We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary this week: Ela & Nathaniel Seeley (15).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa, The Most Rev. Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa and Bishop of Northern Zambia.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and Trinity Church, Ossining.

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