From the Rector

With the cold and flu season approaching and with concerns about the Ebola Virus and Enterovirus, on Sunday I gave my annual cold and flu season talk.  In case you missed it, here are the essential points.

It is perfectly acceptable not to receive wine from the chalice.  We believe that Jesus is fully present in both the consecrated bread and the wine, and that a person receives all the benefits of Holy Communion if they receive only in one kind. If you do not want to receive from the chalice, cross your arms over your chest as a sign to the Eucharistic Minister to skip you.

If you would like to receive the wine but do not want to drink from the chalice, you may receive by intinction.  To receive by intinction, hold the host in your hand, the Eucharistic Minister will dip it in the chalice, and then place it on your tongue.

Colds and flus are most commonly spread by passing the Peace.  If you choose not to shake hands, hug, or kiss, feel free to acknowledge others with a bow or a nod of your head.  If a person chooses not to shake hands, hug, or kiss, no one should feel offended by this as we don't know their situation -- for example, they may have a cold or a compromised immune system.

Please feel free to talk to me at any time if you have any concerns.

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.

  • Season of Pentecost
    This Sunday: October 19th
    Pentecost XIX

    Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    This Sunday is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  The liturgical color is green. 

    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. 

    Education Committee Meeting, 12: 30 p.m. in the Vestry Room.

    Members of Christ Church will be participating in the annual Cancer Walk.

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

  • Server Schedule
    Server Schedule
    Altar Guild:
    Linda & Hal Reiersen, Nancy Reiersen-Scromo, Mark Gherzo
    Server @ 8 a.m.:
    Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
    Dan Wood
    Hueldine Webb, Charlotte Hewitt, Ed Craig, Roxanne Ingoe
    Andrea Morse-Rapp
    Charlotte Hewitt
    Rita McGough
    Chalice Bearer:
    Victor Stanwick
    Victor Stanwick
    Eleanor Larimer
    Paul Smith
    Willie Black, III, Sheila Swigert
    Coffee Hour Host:
    Gross Family
    Vestry Member on Duty:
    Mark Gherzo
  • Avatar Team
    Meetings & Events
    This Week

    Christ Church Community Youth Choir's rehearsal, Thursday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.

    Pastoral Care Committee, Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Cub Scouts, Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Youth Group goes to Fright Night, Saturday, October 18, meet at Christ Church at 7:00 p.m.

    Education Committee, Sunday, October 19, 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Girl Scouts, Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Nia Exercise Class, Thursday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church. 

    Knitting Group, Thursday, October 23, 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Christ Church Community Youth Choir's rehearsal, Thursday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.

  • Parish Prayer List
    Parish Prayer List

    The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, 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,  Theodora Juliano, Michelle Lane, Robert Leverock, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Sunitha Massey, 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 that they may be relieved and protected during the Ebola epidemic.  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: Nathaniel Seeley (21), John Gerney (22), Peter Liu (23), Deborah Lindsay (23), Edward Craig (24).

    We pray for the repose of the souls of Charlotte Smith Mills, Dorothy Avery Campbell and Frances 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 Church of the Province of West Africa, The Most Rev.Dr. Daniel Sarfo.

    In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Church of St. Simon the Cyrenian, New Rochelle.

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

  • All Saints' Sunday

    All Saints' Sunday is November 2.  It is a day that the Prayer Book recommends as particularly suitable for baptisms.  If a member of your family would like to be baptized on All Saints' Sunday, please speak to the Rector as soon as possible.

    On All Saints' Sunday, we will also remember our departed loved us.  If you have someone you would like prayed for by name at the 10:00 Eucharist, please email,, or call, 718-727-6100 the parish office, or add their name to the lists placed at both entrances to the church.

  • Understanfing EbolaCommunity Meeting Concerning the Ebola Virus

    Join community leaders and Health Department medical professionals in a town hall discussion to learn the real facts about Ebola. You will have an opportunity to share your concerns and have your questions answered.

    WHEN: Friday, October 17, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: P.S. 57 Hubert H. Humphrey, 140 Palma Drive, Staten Island, NY 10304.

    For more information, call 311.

  • Construction Update

    At our last construction meeting, our contractor informed us that the deterioration on the chimney next to the tower is also much more extensive than previously thought.  For safety, they wrapped the chimney in netting until repair work can begin.

  • Commissioning Interns

    The new group of Episcopal Service Corps interns, on Staten Island to do hurricane relief work, will be commissioned on Sunday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, 225 St. Paul's Avenue.

    This will be a brief service, held outside, weather permitting, with a reception to follow.

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations to Catherine Barnett who was awarded the Clarence "Butch" Mangin Award from The New York Urban League.

  • Youth Group

    The Youth Group will meet on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church to go to Fright Night at St. Andrew's Church. 

    If you need additional information, please contact Lisa Rhoades, 718-420-0363.

  • Memorial Service

    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 reception will follow at Christ Church.

    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.