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, May 1: the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Collect: O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter.
The liturgical color is white. The lessons for May 1 are Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:22--22:5; Gospel John 5:1-9.

Godly Play classes should receive Communion with their teachers immediately after the choir receives, and then accompany their teachers to the classrooms. A bell will ring at 12:10 p.m. indicating that parents should pick their children up in their classroom.

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

Confirmation preparation will meet this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel.

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

Bible Study, led by Deacon Geri Swanson and Deacon Novella Lawrence will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Vestry Room. Please join us with your morning coffee.

Server Schedule

Sunday, May 1:

Altar Guild David Wood, Laura Kennedy, Nick Dowen, Agnes Thompson
8 AM Server Paul Smith
Greeter Laura Craig
Ushers David Wood, Daniel Wood, Hal Kennedy, Kevin Larimer
Lector Andrea Morse-Raff
Epistoler Amy Stambaugh
Intercessor John Gerney
Chalice Hueldine Webb
Acolytes Eleanor Larimer, Angela Lindsay
Crucifer Greer Gerney
Verger Paul Smith
Coffee Hour Host Sheila Hewitt
Flower Guild  

Happy Anniversary

Happy Ordination Anniversary to to Deacon Geri and Deacon Novella!

Diakonia is a Greek word which means caring for those in need, carrying out God's vision in word, action, and in attending to all of God's creation.
(Association for Episcopal Deacons)

This week we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Ordination to the Diaconate of Deacon Geri Swanson and Deacon Novella Lawrence. All Christians are called through the promises we make in the Baptismal Covenant to care for those in need through what we do and how we live our daily lives. Through ordination, Deacon Geri and Deacon Novella have been set apart by God and the Church to model and lead, inspire and empower all the baptized to live into our Christian diakonia. Let us give thanks to God for these two faithful women who have served God as ordained deacons for so many years!

Baskets for Spa & Tea Day

This Sunday be sure to purchase a chance to win one of our gorgeous baskets for Mom. Tickets are 3/1$ or 18/5$. You do not need to be present at the event on 5/7 to win (but we can't imagine why you would miss this great event!) The spa activities on 5/7 will include yoga and four DIY stations including where gifts of Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts can be assembled (or purchased already assembled). Mini facials and manicures will be offered. Relax after all of that pampering with High Tea in the Guild Room.

This Sunday we will also be selling tickets for the 50/50 for 6/5$ and taking orders for lovely gifts for mom.

Organizers and volunteers will meet after coffee hour to finalize plans.

This is an excellent opportunity to support the young people's activities at Christ Church while finding a unique, affordable gift for mom!

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is seeking applications from active parishioners who are prospective graduates from high school during this summer as well as parents wanting scholarships to fund summer camps for their children.

We would like to advise those graduating from high school to please include in their application letter the school they will be graduating from, intended major in college and the prospective college of their choice.

For parents applying for camp scholarship, please state the name of the summer camp program and attach the forms including the cost for the summer camp. Please note that the committee will make its recommendation to the Vestry through the Interim Rector based on the available resources.

Bus Outing

Join us on our bus outing to Lancaster, PA. We will see "Samson" at The Sight & Sound Theater, will go shopping at the outlets and enjoy a meal at an Amish Restaurant on Saturday, July 23. Seating is limited, make your reservation now. Please see Deacon Novella for more information.

Apartment Needed

If you know of a 3 bedroom apartment available for rent, please call Sandra Cocks at 347-339-0624.

Flea Markets

Meals on Wheels on Staten Island's Teen Council is hosting a Flea Market/Vendor Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immanuel Union Church, 693 Jewett Avenue.

All Saints' Church is looking for vendors for their outdoor flea market on Saturday, April 30th. If you are interested please call All Saints' office at 718-698-1338.


Pentecost is May 15 this year (50 days after Easter) and is the Feast Day when we remember the arrival of the Holy Spirit with a sound like a rushing mighty wind and the appearance of tongues of fire. Those present began to speak in other languages that were heard by those around them as their native tongue (Acts 2.) We will celebrate this day in many ways, including reading the Gospel in as many languages as we have represented. If you would like to read the Gospel (from your seat) in a language other than English, please speak with Mother Tori or our Verger, Paul Smith.

We currently have English, French, and Spanish represented. We are looking for more!!!

Save the Date

SPA & TEA FUNDRAISER for J2A - Saturday, May 7 from 1 - 5 p.m.

SPRING FAIR - Saturday, June 4


OPERA AT CHRIST CHURCH - Saturday, June 25 from 7 - 9 p.m.

BUS OUTING to Lancaster, PA - Saturday, July 23.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Shirley Black, Carol Burak, Robert Burak, Mary Lou Caggiano, Sharon Cashmore, Barbara Clauson, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Jay Crosby, Marie Del Priore, Billy Fowler, Alice Gardiner, Kathleen Galvez, Joan Gumb, Barbara Kelly, Karen Kelly, Nick Lettiere, Karen Luke, Jessie Luke, Denis Marcinski, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Joyce Rowan, David Seeley.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Lindsay Kennedy (1), Jessica Szczepanik (4), Carolyn Hodnik (6).We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: Daniel Mackta & Adrienne Abbate (2), David Nygard & Lisa Rhoades (5).

We pray for the repose of the souls of David Andreas Reiersen and Marguerite Perez 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 Anglican Church of Kenya, The Most Rev. Dr. Eliud wabukala.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, Allen, and Mary our Bishops, and Chancellor and The Church of the Holy Communion, Mahopec.