|Welcome to Christ Church
|Long-time parishioner John Lehman died last week at his
home in Florida. His funeral will be held on Saturday,
April 26, 9:30 a.m. at Christ Church with interment to
follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Visitation is on Friday at Harmon Funeral Home.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the
mercy of God, rest in peace.
|Twelve Paintings of Christ in the Metropolitan Museum of
Art; a Seminar and Guided Tour led by Barnett
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church
The Guided Tour
Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. departure from Christ
Church to Metropolitan Museum
This program will show how eleven fine artists conveyed
their understanding of Christ and the church's
message. We will so explore the meaning of Christ's life
for us. Can these images of Christ enrich our
understanding and devotional life today? By looking at
these pictures, do we feel closer to the historical
Christ? Are personal religion and an emotional response
to Christ's life needed for effective ministry in the world?
Participants may choose one or both sessions. The first
session is free. Arrangements for the second session to
visit the Metropolitan Museum ill be discussed further at
the close of the first session.
Reservations: Telephone Christ Church at 718.727.6100.
|The Building Bridges Coalition is sponsoring a multi-faith journey to Auschwitz and other sacred sites. The trip will be July 6 - 13 and cost $2350 plus airfare. The cost includes night accommodations, 6 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and dinners, guides, and admissions.
For more information, see the poster in the parish hall or speak to the rector.
|Katherine Liu will be giving her Senior Violin Recital on
Monday, May 5 at a 6:30 p.m. at Campus Hall,
Performance Center at Wagner College
Katherine, who grew up at Christ Church, is a dual major
in Childhood Education and Music at Wagner
College. She has been accepted at Julliard School of
Music for 2014 where she will be pursing her Master of
|This week students from Delaware Technical Community
College are staying in the Christ Church auditorium while
they are on Staten Island doing Hurricane Sandy relief work.
|Summer Internship with the Episcopal Recovery Team
of Staten Island.
Seeking responsible young adults, ages 18-24, for a paid
internship as Summer Volunteer Coordinators for 12 weeks
(June-August). We are looking for applicants with strong
interpersonal skills who are self-motivating, work well in
large and small groups, and can adapt to both busy and
slow-paced environments while maintaining a good sense of
humor. Applicants must have a drivers license and access to
a personal vehicle. The scope of the work includes
preparing for and leading volunteer groups, as well as active
rebuild work. Rebuild work includes framing, insulating,
sheet-rocking, taping and mudding, flooring, painting,
hanging doors, molding and other finish work. Training will
be provided, experience is helpful but not necessary, just a
willingness to work hard.
Five day work week with varying days off (Some Saturday work needed).
18-24 years old
Excellent organization and communication skills
Willingness to learn new skills
Outgoing and sensitive to needs of homeowners and
*Drivers license is a MUST!
All interested applicants please send resume to:
Staten Island Disaster Response Coordinator
Episcopal Diocese of New York
|The Episcopal Church Women's Spring Meeting and Luncheon will be held this year at St. Paul's Memorial Church, 225 St. Paul's Avenue, Staten Island, New York on Saturday, April 26, 2014. It will begin with Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dianne Roberts, President Episcopal Church Women Diocese of New York. She has much to tell us about the work of the Diocesan Board as well as the work of individual Episcopal Church Women throughout the diocese.
|Thank you to Rita McGough and Beth McLean for
measuring and ordering new cassocks and cottas for our
acolytes. The new vestments replace badly warn vestments
and were paid for from donations made to the Christ Church
If you are an acolyte and have not yet been measured for
new vestments, please speak to Rita or Beth.
|We're doing some spring cleaning around Christ
Church. Some coats and other items of clothing have been
abandoned on the coat rack in the parish house.
Please check the coat rack and remove anything that
belongs to you. Clothing left on the rack after May 18 will
be put in the clothes recycling bin.
|In case you missed it, here is a nice article from the Staten
Island Advance http://bit.ly/1lIqmnG about stained glass
windows in Staten Island churches, including some from
Christ Church, St. John's, and All Saints'.
|Join in planting new forest trees this spring at these sites on
Jones Woods Park
Saturday, May 17
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wolfe's Pond Park
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|A healthy urban forest is invaluable to the health of our city. Trees improve air and water quality, lover air temperatures, reduce energy demand, and beautify streets.
In New York City, where there is limited funding for tree maintenance but significant need, Citizen Pruners provide a tremendous benefit to our urban environment.
Upon successful completion of the final exam, students receive a license from the TreesNY and NYCParks to legally prune NYC street trees.
Staten Island classes will be held at SI Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace #120 on:
Thursday, May 15 6-8 pm
Thursday, May 22 6-8 pm
Thursday, May 29 6-8 pm
Saturday, June 14 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 19 6-8 p.m.
The Trees New York program is offering a Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course. There is a $100 non-refundable course fee.
For more information or to register go to www.treesny.org/citizenpruner.
|The Inter Parish Council (the association of the ten Episcopal Churches on Staten Island) will have its annual spring picnic on Sunday, June 1 at All Saints' Church, 2329 Victory Blvd.
|The following individuals have requested our prayers: Crystal
Barnett, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr.,
Charles W. Blake, Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Fr.
Steve Challman, Gilbert Cocks, Inez Colborne, Laura Craig,
Dolly Denaro, Anne Devlin, Michael Devlin, Ruth DiToro,
Marlene Elia, Amanda Freeman Taylor, Barbara Finnerty,
Carmella Gallucci, Christina Gialombardo, Tina Grosick,
Joseph Gumbs, William Johnson, Michelle Lane, Stan Larsen,
Lucia Luciano, Gina Luna, William Marcus, Donna Marlak,
Janet Massa, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Michelle
McQuillen, Linda Messermer, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne
Morishita, Juan Negron, Cecily Nordstrom, Tim Olsen, Linda
Oppenheimer, Janice Pattison, Ryan Perrotta, Catherine
Pupello, Hal Reiersen, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg
Rowan, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Bishop Don Taylor, Evelyn
Tuthill, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Fr. John Walsted, and Eileen
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are
celebrating their Birthdays Sharon Gardner (29), Eva Gross
(29), Nancy Sherman (30), Deacon Geri Swanson (30),
Lindsay Kennedy (1). We give thanks to God for those
celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries Gene & Rite
McGough (30), Daniel Mackta & Adrienne Abbate (2).
We pray for the repose of the souls of Lillian and Edward
Atwell and Tony Atwell in whose loving member the Altar
Flowers have been given. We pray for the repose of the soul
of John Lehman.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Episcopal
Church of Jerusalem & The Middle East, The Most Rev. Dr.
Mouneer Hanna Anis President Bishop, Jerusalem & the
Middle East & Bishop in Egypt with North Africa and the Horn
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our
Presiding Bishop, Andrew, and Chilton, our bishops, Allen,
our suffragan bishop-elect. and Trinity School, Manhattan
We pray for the continued growth of the Carpenter's Kids
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