Construction Update From the Rector

Work began this week on dismantling and rebuilding the chimney.  It probably will have to be dismantled down the the second row of band stones.  In a piece of good news, the workers discovered that the chimney has what appears to be a relatively new stainless steel flue.

You can follow this link to see an alarming video of the old mortar, which has turned to powder, being removed with a hand trowel and large stones being lifted out of place.

While the chimney is being dismantled and rebuilt, we cannot use the furnace.  If the weather forecast for this weekend is accurate, it likely will be cool in the church this Sunday so ... don't skip church, wear a sweater or coat.

Fr, Chuck

Worship Schedule

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Choral Eucharist 

Second Sundays

11:15 AM Service for Healing & Anointing

11 AM Holy Eucharist
On the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month there is a service for healing & anointing after the 11 AM service.

Monday through Friday
7:45 AM Morning Prayer

Weekly Update

The latest news and information, updated weekly (sometimes daily) from Christ Church New Brighton.

  • All Saints' Sunday
    This Sunday: November 2nd
    All Saints' Sunday

    Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


    This Sunday is All Saints' Sunday.  The liturgical color is white.  The Godly Play children will process carrying shield and banners portraying various saints. 

    We are using Eucharistic Prayer A.

    This fall the Gloria (Glory to God in the Highest) is S275, the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) is S127, and the Fraction Anthem is S169, My Flesh is Food Indeed.

    Students in the Godly Play classes (age 3 - 5th grade) should received 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.  

    Adult education class, The Episcopal Tradition, continues this week in the Vestry Room at 11:30 a.m. 

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

  • Server Schedule
    Server Schedule
    Altar Guild:
    Nick Dowen, Laura Kennedy, David Wood, Agnes Thompson, Paige Gunther
    Server @ 8 a.m.:
    Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
    Nick Dowen
    David Wood, Dan Wood, Hal Kennedy, Kevin Larimer
    Marshall Green
    Greer Gerney
    David Nygard
    Chalice Bearer:
    Bill Sherman
    Bill Sherman
    Brandon Thompson, Edwin Ziama
    Hueldine Webb
    Lester Blair
    Coffee Hour Host:
    The Group
    Vestry Member on Duty:
    Rita McGough
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    Meetings & Events
    This Week

    Christ Church Community Youth Drummers rehearsal, Friday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. at the Carter Center.

    Boo Bash, Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Memorial Service for Ebola Victims, Saturday, November 1, 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, 1333 Bay Street, followed by a repast at Christ Church 

    Girl Scouts, Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Nia Exercise Class, Thursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church.

    Christ Church Community Youth Choir's rehearsal, Thursday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.

    Plant and Equipment Meeting, Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church.

  • Parish Prayer List
    Parish Prayer List

    The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Roger Barrow, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Robert Burak, Fr. Steve Challman, Jessie Cinelli, Gilbert Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Marlene Elia, Garry Ellengold, Billy Fowler, Barbara Finnerty, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Theodora Juliano, Michelle Lane, Robert Leverock, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Sunitha Massey, Peter Mazes, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Linda Oppenheimer, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, and Robert Wandlaincourt. For the people of Liberia and West Africa and all who are suffering from the Ebola vius that they may be relieved and protected. For peace in the Middle East and throughout the world.

    We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Laura Craig (3), Ellen Mazzucco (4), Hugo McIntosh, Jr. (4), Larry Modzelewski (4), Paul Smith (5), Karlus Trapp (5).

    We pray for the repose of the souls of Gerald Brusco, Tony and Edward W. Atwell 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 Church of Cuba, The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, Suffragan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Ulises Prendes.

    In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and on the feast day for the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed we pray for all who mourn, and pray that their grief may be turned to joy.

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

  • Repairing the Tower at Christ Church

    A short video showing masons removing old rotten mortar and stones from the chimney at Christ Church. They are working on a scaffold about 45 feet in the air. It's pretty scary to see how easily the mortar and stones come out of the wall. It looks like a stiff wind could have knocked the whole place down.

  • Pastoral Care Committee

    There will be a meeting on Tues. Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Vestry Room. Anyone interested in becoming a part of this ministry may attend.  We will be discussing Pastoral Visiting/Bereavement Assistance and other ways to offer support  and comfort to our fellow parishioners.

    If you plan to attend please contact Deacon Novella Lawrence at phone number 347-581-1082 or e-mail to

  • Construction Update

    Continued tower restoration work has revealed another large crack in the tower, which was known but turns out to be deeper and more extensive than originally thought.  This is another instance in which we have no choice but to approved the additional expense to repair the crack

  • Nominating Committee

    The Nominating Committee is soliciting names of people who might be interested in serving on the vestry.  If you would like to suggest a name to the nominating committee, forms may be found by both entrances to the church, or you may speak to Beth McLean, Senior Warden and Nominating Committee Chairperson.

  • Finance Committee

    There will be a meeting of the Finance Committee on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. to prepare the budget for 2015.

  • Halloween Party

    Family Boo BashFriday, October 31, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Memorial Service for Ebola Victims

    St. John's Church and Christ Church are planning a memorial service for the victims of the Ebola epidemic to be held on Saturday, November 1 (All Saints' Day), 11:00 a.m. The service, which will be presided over by our suffragan bishop, Allen Shin, will be held at St. John's Church, 1333 Bay Street, and the repast will follow at Christ Church. The names of those who have died will be read at the service. If you have someone you would like to have remembered, please bring the name with you.

    We hope to reach out beyond the Episcopal community and include anyone whose life has been touched by this terrible scourge. Please let your friends know about this event.

    To help with the repast, contact anyone of the following individuals:

    Bill Sherman, General Coordinator, 347-938-5532

    Alleida Mitchell, Food Chair/Co-coordinator, 917-514-2407

    Yassah Zayzay, Food Co-chair, 917-238-2199

    Agnes Trinity (St. John's), member, 646-606-6628

    Edwin Dean McCrimmon (St. John's), member, 347-463-4319

    Agnes Thompson, member, 347-466-5536

    Catherine Barnett, member, 718-974-8197

    Niki Johns, member, 347-322-7348

    Elizabeth Howell, member, 718-390-0011.

    All foods should be taken to the Christ Church auditorium directly and NOT to the kitchen