Did You Know?
Did you know that the Episcopal Church goes by another name? The Episcopal Church, also known as the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, was organized after the Revolutionary War to preserve the practices and beliefs of the Anglican congregations and hierarchy in the United States without the vow of allegiance to the King as head of the religion. There are approximately 3 million Episcopalians and about 85 million in the Anglican Communion worldwide.
Did you know that your nostrils work one at a time?
When we breathe in and out of our nose during the day, one nostril does most of the work at a time, with the duties switching every several hours. This "nasal cycle" is dictated by the same autonomic nervous system that regulates heart rate, digestion, and other unconscious bodily functions and is the reason why—when our nose gets stuffed up—it does so one nostril at a time.
Did you know that you lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight?
This might explain why airplane food gets such a bad reputation. The elevation in an airplane can have a detrimental effect on our ability to taste things. According to a 2010 study conducted by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the dryness experienced at a high elevation as well as low pressure reduces the sensitivity of a person's taste buds to sweet and salty foods by about 30 percent. Add that dry cabin air affects our ability to smell, and our ability to taste is reduced further.
In honor of Pentecost, we are declaring Sunday, June 5th, 2022 "Episcopal Charities Day" at Christ Church. Episcopal Charities (EC) is doing great work to support New Yorkers in need through nearly 100 parish-based programs around the diocese. Please make your donations payable to Episcopal Diocese of New York. You can collect your donation envelopes from the usher station.
Effective Sunday May 22nd, 2022, we will resume full use of our books for the liturgy. That is The Book of Common Prayer, The 1982 Hymnal, and LEVAS. If you have any concerns, please speak with Fr. Trevor+.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 21st—Islandwide Confirmation
Sunday, June 5th—Feast of Pentecost: Parish Update
Sunday, June 5th—IPC Picnic at All Saints Church at 2329 Victory Blvd.
Sunday, June 26th—Christ Church Honors Author and Renowned Historian Mr. Barnett Shepherd
Sunday, June 26th—J2A Pilgrimage Presentation.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers:
Fred Allen, Greg Allen Ijeoma Anyanwu, Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Willie Black III, Gregory Brown, Frank Cangemi, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Laura Craig, Kylon Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Kathryn Devlin, Fran Dreisbach, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Anna Galvez, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Denyse Gonzales, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Marian Hamblin, Mary Haugen, Colenthia Hunter, Emilia Jaime, Michael Kelly, Anthony Lamourt, Eva McClary, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Mary Mcclellan, Kevin & Nathan Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Mary Nucci, Louise Nygard, Sheryl Perkins, Saint Maurice and Andrea Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Cherise Richards, Christine Riola, Jason Rivera, Trisha Roach, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Vie Saursinger and Family, Barnett Shepherd, Bendu Sherman, Ashley Smith, Christopher Still, Candy Tice, Carol Tysen, Lucille Williams, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, 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 repose of the souls of the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We pray for all the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.
We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for peace and diplomacy in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
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 and David Barr, now in the process as Postulants for Ordination.
We pray for all youth and adults on Staten Island who are preparing for confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week. Natalie Wynter (22), Scarlett Plancon (26) Marcella Babb (28), Kimani Bratton (28), Roxanne Ingoe (28), Fidel Zayzay (28).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week. Kevin & Paige Gunther (22), Leighton & Marsha Wynter (28).
We pray for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of New York, and for Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Church of the Province of South East Asia.
In the Episcopal Futures Prayer Cycle, we pray for The Congregation and Congregants of St. Philip's Church in the Highlands.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; The Rt. Rev. Richard Grein, 14th Bishop of New York, on the anniversary of his consecration; St. John's Church (Fountain Square), Larchmont; St. Gregory's Church, Woodstock; and Church of the Ascension, Manhattan.