This Week at Christ Church Riverdale

Tues., Sept. 16, 2014 - Tues. Sept. 23, 2014


Holy Eucharist - Weds., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. in the Church.


Cooking for the Sharing Community- Thurs., Sept. 18, 4 p.m.

On the third Thursday of each month, a group of volunteers meets in the Parish Hall and prepares a meal for the Sharing Community of Yonkers.  If you would like to assist, please speak with Ryland Clarke.


Altar Guild Meeting- Sat., Sept. 20, 10 a.m.

The current members of the Guild are inviting all members of CCR, both men and women, to find out about this ministry and perhaps become a member of the Guild.  If you are interested or just a bit curious about what they do to prepare the altar for each service, come by and find out.


Café Conversations on Stewardship - Sun., Sept. 21

After each service, the Stewardship Committee will lead discussions at separate tables on the topics of:  Serving our Earth, Serving our Parish, Serving our Community and Serving our World. 


Delivery of Food to the Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Marble Hill Food Bank-

                                                                                                                     Sun., Sept. 21

When you go grocery shopping this week, pick up canned or boxed food for the Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Marble Hill Food Bank.  There are a number of very needy families in these neighboring communities who are dependent on this Food Bank to feed their families.  There are boxes for collection in the Parish Hall and at the entrance to the church.  Monetary Donations may also be made.  People with cars are also needed to deliver the groceries to the Church of the Mediator this week.  See Anita Dutt for additional information.



The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) New York Chapter Meeting-

                                                                                          CCR, Tues. Sept. 23, 6:30 PM 

There will be a presentation on The Black Presence in the Bible prior to the business portion of the meeting.  All are welcomed!  There is a donation of $10 to cover refreshments. Please call Roberta Todd on 917-513-2356 or email  if you have questions.

The New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalian, consists of members from Episcopal Churches in the New York Diocese, is part of the Union of Black Episcopalians and is one of 55 chapters located throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean.


Christ Church Art Show- Sat., Sept. 27 and Sun., Sept. 28

All visual artists with a connection to Christ Church are invited to participate and share God’s gift with the community and fellow parishioners. 

Artwork must be delivered on Fri., Sept. 26 and artists are asked to assist with the preparation of the Parish Hall for the exhibit. 

Please contact Aija Sears through if you are interested in exhibiting.


Volunteers Needed

1-      Children’s Ministry—Please consider helping to form the next generation of disciples by becoming a Sunday School Teacher at Christ Church.  We have a dedicated group of volunteers who need your help to continue to grow our program.  Pray about how God is calling you to share your faith with our children.  Contact Marcia Callender at or Sarah Stevenson at to find out more.

2-      Coffee Hour Coordinator-  Are you good at communicating the importance of hospitality here at Christ Church and willing to remind us of the importance of our after-service food and fellowship?  Can you carry a clipboard around during coffee hour and ask people to sign up to host the coffee hour after one of our morning services?  Please contact Father Andrew at for more information.

Visits to the Homebound

Please call the Rector at 718-514-1652, if you know of anyone who would like a visit or who wishes to receive communion at home.


Our Prayer List Begins Anew

Each Fall, we begin our Prayer List anew at the end of September.  If you would like someone to remain on the Prayer List or you would like to add someone to the Prayer List, please call the office 718 543 1011 or email  The deadline is Sept. 28.


Flower Memorials

We are developing a new Flower Calendar for the bulletin board at the entrance to the Parish Hall.  If you want to remember a loved one who has passed, celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, and have not already paid for a perpetual memorial, lease look for an Altar Guild Flower Memorial Envelope there or at the back of the church.


Serving this week:

If you are unable to serve, please call the office or email us at so that we can arrange for an alternate;

(Assistants are asked to arrange for their own replacements.)                                  


September 21, 2014, The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                            8:30 a.m.                                                    

Assistant    James Onyango

Reader        TBA

Usher          Jackquelynn Jones

                             11 a.m.                                          

Assistants   Kenneth Forde, Bernard Appia

Readers       Anne Doughlin, Beverly Sheppard

Ushers         Angelo Ramos, Kevin Jones

Acolyte        Mia Solomon, Morgan Solomon, Eddie Leuenhagen


Altar Guild-

8:30 a.m. –  James Onyango

11 a.m. –     Lorraine Baker/ Connie Ortiz

Flowers-     Aija Sears


Scriptures for Sunday  

First Lesson: Exodus 16: 2-15

Psalm 145: 1-8

Second Lesson:  Philippians 1: 21-30

Gospel: Mathew 18: 21-35



Week of Sept. 21   Margo Tyler

    Sept. 28   Aija Sears

    Oct. 5       Edie Monteagudo

    Oct. 12     Florence Maduro


Birthdays Sept. 14 – 20

Marcia Callender, John Falk Carpenter, Gina Miller, Laura Robertson,

Richard Weeks


Robert & Amity Chanbers, Victor Font & Julie Gomez, Charles & Diana Noyles,

Colin & Diana Smith

Faithful Departed

Eladia Bing, Luna Bentley, Hazel Brattin, Maria Efantes, August Klein,

Fiorello LaGuardia


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All Members of Christ Church Riverdale, Ministers

The Rev. Andrew Butler III, Rector

Mr. James Onyango, Verger and Sexton

Ms. Jean Godden, Office Manager

Mr. John Mueser and Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, Wardens

Kolu Baysah, Marcia Callender, Anita Dutt, Susan Hinkson,

Gunther Kilsch, John Leuenhagen, Verona Pinion, Lauren Scott,

Gary Solomon, Sarah Stevenson, David Talbird and Katherine Valyi, Vestry Members

Suzanne M. Klein, Editor-This Week at CCR


Christ Church Riverdale

5030 Henry Hudson Parkway

The Bronx, New York  10471

Telephone 718 543 1011

Fax 718 543 1012