Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York

A Warm Welcom Awaits You

Our mission statement: FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNITY OUTREACH based on real need that encourages participation and a sense of belonging:

  • Traditional Anglican faith-based WORSHIP with an emphasis on music
  • Loving and compassionate PASTORAL CARE focussed on real need
  • Encouraging the participation and understanding of belonging for our CHILDREN & YOUTH

Service Times

Sundays
8:00 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave
Virtual Service via ZOOM

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is GREEN.

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From the Rector's Desk

Mountaintop Experience - Moved by Love

Dear Saints of God:

We have just completed the book review of Bishop Curry's book, Love is The Way - Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, as part of our weekly Prayer Ministry. I want to share with you a story he captures in the final chapter that moved me deeply. He writes about several mountaintop experiences, and here is one of them:

"Not too long ago I found myself invited again to the mountaintop - and again, I didn't see it coming. I was making a pastoral visit for a church convention in one of our dioceses in the Southwest. The day concluded with a banquet at which I was the speaker. Afterward, I was receiving people one by one for brief conversations and selfies. Among the people in line, I noticed a bearded man in casual clothes towering over the others. He had to be at least six feet five. And while everyone else was smiling, chattering, and holding smartphones for selfies, he was solitary and serious. I couldn't read his expression, but it was clear that he was experiencing the moment differently from those around him. I felt my "danger antennae" twitch but did nothing.

When he came closer, I could see his eyes. They were somewhat red; was he angry or had he cried?

When he reached me, I was slightly wary, but he immediately extended his large, open hand. "I am so glad that you're my bishop and that you're my brother," he said.

He told me his story. He had grown up with a father and grandfather who called themselves Christians but were leaders in the Ku Klux Klan. But he had left home for college, then moved to a small town in Arkansas. While there, he wandered into a small Episcopal church in town, even though (or perhaps because) it was not the church of his upbringing.

As time went on, he got to know the people in this little church well enough to share his family story, which was still a source of great pain. And then he said, "And they loved me anyway." They taught him about the God who loves unconditionally, and helped him find the truth of his faith. They healed him. ... Before he left me, we embraced, and there we were: On the mountaintop! He took me there. And in turn, his church had taken him there."

Bishop Curry concludes this final chapter with these words, "Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift and liberate when nothing else will. May God love you and bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love."

I pray this story will help you to know that "The way of love is a commitment to seeking the good and well-being of others. When we truly do that, we all are blessed."

Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Did You Know?

Did you know that Juneteenth - June 19th, is also known as Freedom Day and has recently been signed into law as a Federal Holiday? As the history goes, President Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves in January 1863, but Texans only heard of their right to freedom when Major General Gordon Grander arrived in Galveston to read General Order No.3 two years later, announcing the end of the Civil War and slavery.

Did you know that Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an International Community-Based Association of recovering drug addicts with nearly 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries worldwide? Of the millions who are members of this organization a survey from 2015 determined that the average age of all NA members is 48 years; 43% were female and 57% were male.

Announcements

VOICES HEARD: June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20.

STATEN ISLAND COUNCIL OF CHURCHES DINNER: Honoring Edward Craig. See flyer below for details.

VESTRY MEETING: Members of the Vestry are reminded of our regular Vestry Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Guild Room. Please collect your packets from your mailboxes or download from email.

Sunday Server Schedule

June 20, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Nick Dowen
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
June 27, 2021
Lector Mary Larimer
Epistoler Lester Blair
Crucifer Bill Sherman
July 4, 2021
Lector Richard Zayzay
Epistoler Carol Bratton
Crucifer Willie Black
July 11, 2021
Lector Victor Stanwick
Epistoler Roxanne Ingoe
Crucifer Bill Sherman
July 18, 2021
Lector Marshall Green
Epistoler Marcella Babb
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
July 25, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Bill Sherman
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
August 1, 2021
Lector Lisa Rhoades
Epistoler Willie Black
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
August 8, 2021
Lector Nick Dowen
Epistoler Shelley Heath
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
August 15, 2021
Lector Brianna Cooper
Epistoler Richard Zayzay
Crucifer Bill Sherman
August 22, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Mary Larimer
Crucifer Willie Black
August 29, 2021
Lector John Gerney
Epistoler Susan Fowler
Crucifer Richard Zayzay

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Roger Browne, Jennifer Brumskine, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Mike Daversa, Marlene & Paul Elia, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Rev. Dagnall Free, Marian Grace & Family, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Michelle Lane, Sallie Beth Long, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Martha Patel, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Devin Roberson, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Brooke Sweeney, The Trapp Family, Arlin Wynn, Richard Zayzay, 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 repose of the souls of Valerie Quinlan, Stephen Cooney and William Randolph. May their souls, and the souls of the faithful departed, 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 give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Oneka Johns (20), Elizabeth Gattullo (22), Trent Babb (23), Matthew Mazziotti (24), Joyce Rowan (25).

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 North India (United), The Rt. Rev. Michael Lewis, Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Diocesan Social Concerns Commission, The New York Episcopal Federal Credit Union, St. Alban’s Church, Staten Island, Diocesan Committee on Housing and Homelessness.