Look for the collection basket in the Guild room during coffee hour starting next week. For more information, send Bonnie an email here.
The creche made its first appearance of the season on Christmas night.
Angels waiting for their cue to appear at the stable.
happy angels. And cute. Can't forget vute.
There were many animals waiting just behind the angels.
corralling the animals and the angels can be a difficult job.
These three kings from orient are. Well, Staten Island, anyway.
Victoria Noel narrated the Christmas story.
Angels protecting the baby Jesus.
Our verger, paul smith, helps leah gunther light the last Advent cadle on Sunday, December 20.

Worship Schedule

Sundays
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

Thursdays
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, February 7:
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Collect: O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; 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 Last Sunday after the Epiphany.

The liturgical color is green.

Godly Play classes (age 3-5th grade) should receive 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.

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

Adult Education meets on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Vestry Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Server Schedule

Sunday, February 7:

Altar Guild David Wood, Laura Kennedy, Nick Dowen, Agnes Thompson
8 AM Server Paul Smith
Greeter Togba Porte
Ushers David Wood, Dan Wood, Hal Kennedy, Kevin Larimer
Lector David Wood
Epistoler Rita McGough
Intercessor Marshall Green
Chalice Lisa Rhoades
Acolytes Kit Gerney, Eva Gross
Crucifer Bill Sherman
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Susan Fowler, Sheila Swigert
Coffee Hour Host

Sad News

Our long time parishioner and dear friend, Willie F. Black, Jr. passed away last night at Staten Island University Hospital. 

Visitation will be at Christ Church on Thursday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Ashes at the Ferry

Christ Church New Brighton will again be distributing ashes at the Ferry Terminal in St. George (our side) beginning at 7 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 10th.   We arrive at 7 a.m. and leave around 9:30 a.m.  I am looking for two lay persons to assist.  If you can help, please let Deacon Geri know ASAP.

Supplies for Success

No donation too small!  From a pack of pencils to a stack of post-its, don't forget to support "Supplies for Success" with a donation this Sunday.  All supplies can be placed in the box in the Parish Hall!  

Donations will be distributed to families with school aged children at the Trinity Lutheran Soup Kitchen during the month of March.  Cash contributions would also be appreciated and will be used to purchase additional school supplies.

Thanks so much, 
Bonnie Nygard

Bible Study

BIBLE STUDY
DVD PRESENTATION
BEGINNING FEB. 14, 2016

SUNDAY MORNINGS
11:45am-12:30pm
VESTRY ROOM

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. John 1:1

See the Gospel of John come alive and join in the discussion that follows. Just bring yourself and your coffee. Bibles will be provided at your request.

The Gospel of John vividly comes to life in a faithful and powerful dramatization of the Biblical text. This presentation meticulously re-creates the era of Jesus during a tumultuous period that changed the course of history. Starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus and a cast of 2500. It is narrated by Christopher Plummer. It has been adapted for the screen, word for word based on the Good News Bible.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Gregory Brown, Sheila Bundy, Mary Lou Caggiano, Jessie Cinelli, Barbara Clauson, Sandra Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Alfred Davies, Aiden Dominguez, Marvis Duncan and family, Marlene Elia, Mary Ferguson, Nancy Forgang, Billy Fowler, Verline Freeman, Cretta Freeman-Funbai, Alice Gardner, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Rebecca Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Alice LeClair Mortimer, Angela Lillo, Jane Logan, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Sydney McIntosh, The Mackey Family, Isaac Mennoh, Nicole Miller, Lynne Morishita, Solomon Morris, Corbin Newman, Philip Nipson, Erna Riely, Sister Elizabeth P. Roberts, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Kiattisak Rungrengvanich, David Seeley, Fr. Budoo Shannon, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Robert Wandlaincourt and Muriel Wayne.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Wolde Archer (8), Hal Reiersen (11), Sophia Mekhail (12), Lisa Rhoades (13).

We pray for the repose of the soul of Willie F. Black, Jr.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of Canada, The Most Rev. Frederick Hiltz, Primate.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Chaplaincy at Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson.

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