Christ Church New Brighton is Seeking a New Choir Director/Organist

Christ Church is seeking an interim music director/organist beginning January 2016 of one year with the possibility of a long term contract once a permanent rector is in place. The Choir Director/Organist will provide musical leadership and coordinate the music at our regular 10 AM Sunday services of the Parish and additional services that are a part of the Parish’s liturgical calendar and custom. The candidate must be comfortable on an aging pipe organ and a Steinway grand piano. This position historically requires about eight to twelve hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience and AGO Guidelines and a full benefit package is offered.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the church office at 718-720-1169 during regular business hours.

Worship Schedule

Christ Church

Sundays 76 Franklin Avenue
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Staten Island, NY 10301
8 AM Holy Eucharist  
10 AM Choral Eucharist 718-727-6100 vox
Second Sundays 718-727-6101 fax
11:15 AM Service for Healing & Anointing A Community of Worship, Love, and Service.
Monday through Friday  
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Contact Us »

This Sunday, August 30: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect: Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green.

The service music for the summer months of Pentecost Season is Gloria (Glory to God in the Highest) S204; Sanctus (Holy, Holy Holy) S 125; Agnus Dei (O Lamb of God), Gregorian chant.

Godly Play and Rite 13  classes are on summer vacation until September 20.  Sunday school registration will be held on September 6 and 13.

Adult Education will meet each Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Vestry Room.  Please continue to read the NRSV Daily Bible as follows.  All are welcome to attend.

Date Annual # Chapter & Verse Pages
8/27 #241 Malachi 1:1-2:17 1108-1110
8/28 #242 Malachi 3:1-4:6 1110-1111
8/29 #243 Matthew 1:1-2:23 1116-1118
8/30 #244 Matthew 3:1-4:25 1118-1120
8/31 #245 Matthew 5:1-5:48 1120-1122
9/1 #246 Matthew 6:1-6:34 1123-1124
9/2 #247 Matthew 7:1-8:34 1125-1127
9/3 #248 Matthew 9:1-10:42 1127-1130
9/4 #249 Matthew 11:1-12:50 1131-1134
9/5 #250 Matthew 13:1-13:58 1134-1136
9/6 #251 Matthew 14:1-15:30 1137-11390

Lesson to be read by evening of each day.

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

Sunday Ministers

Altar Guild:

Linda & hal Reiersen, Mark Gherzo, Nancy Reiersen-Scromo

8am Server: Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Greeter: Siaber Zayzay
Ushers: Lester Blair, Bill Sherman, Kathy Galvez
Lector: Nick Dowen
Epistoler: Richard Zayzay
Intercessor: Rita McGough
Chalice: Hueldine Webb
Crucifer: Willie Black III
Verger: Paul Smith
Counters: Willie Black, Jr., Barnett Shepherd
Coffee Hour:  

Meetings and Events This Week

Prayer Group, Wednesday, September 2, 7:15 p.m. in the Vestry Room.




Midweek Services

Holy Eucharist, Thursday, September 3rd, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church.

Sneaker Collection

The Federation of Lofa Associations in the Americas (FLAA), a 501 (C)3 organization, is appealing to all parishioners and friends of Christ Church, New Brighton,  Staten Island, through the vestry to please donate sneakers for more than two hundred needed students (ages 10-18) in Lofa County, Liberia, a rural Northern region of the Republic of Liberia. 

We wish to thank you in advance on behalf of the National Board of Directors, National Executive Committee, the Advisory Council and the membership of FLAA for your kind donations in assisting students living below the poverty line in Lofa County, Liberia. May God bless you all. 

Please give donations to Richard Zayzay or leave them in the parish office.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Vivian Ancona, Robin Beveridge, Jean Bissell, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Steve Borelli, Gregory Brown, Vincent Buffa, Joseph Buffa and family, Robert Burak, Mary Lou Caggiano, Fr. Steve Challman, Joseph Chesseman, Jessie Cinelli, Major Clement, Sandra Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Gytha Darconte, Sophie Diaz, Alfred Davies, Tanisha Edmonds,  Anne Lynne EisenfelderMarlene Elia, Nancy Forgang, Billy Fowler, Cretta Freeman-Funbai, Alice Garner, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Ryan Johnson, Philip Jorgue, Theodora Juliano, Barbara Kelly, Siafa Kromah, Alice LeClair, Nany LeClair Mortimer,   Richard LeClair, Nancy Lettiere,  Robert Leverock, Angela Lillo, Angela Lindsay, Jane Logan, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Peter Mazes, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Sydney McIntosh, The Mackey Family, Isaac Mennoh, Nicole Miller, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Fofe Nyel, John Ogdon, Zorgoloe Portue, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Kiattisak Rungrerngvanich, David Spitz, Reed Stewart, Dorothy Thompson, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Robert Wandlaincourt, and Kathryn Wrobleski.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Troy Richards (30), Patrick Hyland (31), Evelyn Zayzay (2), Alayne Gilbert (3), Calvin Morse (3), Catherine Barnett (4), Ela Seeley (4).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: Clyve Hutton & Evelyn Hernandez (30), John & Christine Szczepanik (31), Kirstin Swanson & Brian Basso (2).

We pray for the repose of the soul of Ann Trinita Sohm who passed away this week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for the Episcopal Church of  Sebei, Uganda, The Rev. Paul Kiptoo Masaba

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Standing Committee of the Diocese.

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

Christ Church Day Trip


*Bus departs from Christ Church at 8:00 a.m.

This will be a fun filled day for everyone as we attend the Epic Production of"Joseph." Experience the Spectacular Sight and Sound Theatre with it's surround stage, amazing special effects, live animals, action, adventure and song.

In addition to the show you have the option of: Shopping at numerous Brand Name Outlets, Shopping at Amish Food and Craft stores, Meeting some of the Amish People who live there Choice of several Restaurants and Fast Food Chains are available in the area.

*Bus Departs Lancaster Pennsylvania 6:00 p.m.

Price: $104 per Adult
$61 per Child (12 years and under).

Price Includes: Round Trip Coach Fare.

Sight & Sound Theatre & Kettle Village - (An Amish Marketplace)

To Reserve call the Church Office 718 727-6100 Non-Refundable Deposit due May 30 $21 per Adult $12 per Child.

Installment Payments Accepted 1st Installment due July 15 $41 per Adult $24 per Child 2nd Installment due August 15 $42 per Adult $25 per Child.

You may also pay in full. Reserve early as seats are sold out months in advance. For Info: Mrs. Alleida Mitchell 917 514-2407 Dcn. Novella Lawrence 347 581-1082.

Sad News

Our friend and long-time parishioner, Ann Sohm passed away on Monday.  A memorial service will be scheduled sometime in September.

May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Prayer Group

The Christ Church Prayer Group will resume meeting again on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at 7:15 pm.  We invite anyone who  would like  to offer intercessory prayers  and  to reflect on the Holy Scriptures  to join us each week at this time.  It is a special time, midweek, to experience again the presence of Jesus.  Our prayers will also be offered for the peace, stability and future of the Parish.

Summer Flowers

Anyone wishing to arrange flowers for a Sunday service in starting July 19 through September 6, please contact David Michael Wood at 718.816.5831 or  You may use garden flowers and/or purchase flowers on account at Carroll's on Richmond Road.  Surely there are budding flower arrangers in our parish who would like to try their hands at this.

Parish Picnic

We will hold our Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 13th following the 10 a.m. service.  a free will offering will be collected.  

Save the Date

Parish Picnic, Sunday, September 13 following the 10 a.m. service at Christ Church.

Jazz & Dinner, Saturday, September 26 at Christ Church.

Christ Church Bus Outing, Saturday, October 3.