This Week
 at 
Christ Church Riverdale
March 2 - March 9, 2015 
MIDWEEK SERVICES- Wednesday, March 4, 2015
11 a.m.- Holy Eucharist in the Church
7 p.m.- Holy Eucharist in the Church

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
- March 8, 2015
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.- Holy Eucharist
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS MARCH 8 - 
                                                                  DON'T FORGET TO "SPRING AHEAD" !
BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will next be offered at the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, April 4.  If you are interested in baptism on that day,  please complete this  FORM and return to Fr. Andrew as soon as possible.

NEW TO CHRIST CHURCH?
Did you start attending CCR after January 2014?  Plans are being made to recognize and formally welcome all our newcomers. Please help us update our records to include you in future communication.  Email Fr. Andrew.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY STARTING
We are hoping to begin reaching out to young adults starting from H.S. graduates and include those in their 20s through 30s.  Even if you doubt they might be interested, please provide their contact information anyway.   
Contact Fr. Andrew.

LENTEN STUDY
Sundays, 12:30 p.m. in the Church
Our 2015 Lenten Study is based on the video series, Who Is This Man?  Join us each Sunday in Lent for this provocative series and lively discussion.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING- Sunday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. in the Library
"We recognize that global warming is not an economic or technical problem, but rather at its' core is a moral spiritual and cultural one."
CARPENTER'S KIDS COMMITMENTS- Due Now
This year marks the third year of our five year commitment to support the education of the AIDS orphans of Idifu, Tanzania.  This is a very meaningful relationship which has made a positive change in the lives of the children of one village.
If you have made a pledge, to support a child's education, please write your check for $ 70 and mark it "Carpenter's Kids" and put it in the plate.  
The church must make a payment for the coming school year in March to cover the uniform and book expenses for the coming school year.
Thank you for your support of this very worthwhile project.
If you have any questions please contact John Mueser.
BOOK DISCUSSION- Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
by Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey.  Click HERE for more information. 
ORDINATION TO THE TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE OF POSEY KRAKOWSKY-  Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.  
The members of Christ Church Riverdale are invited to join with Posey and her family on this very special occasion at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
For more details click HERE.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BAKE SALE- Sunday, March 8 
Your purchase of baked goods during coffee hour will help the children of the Sunday School support the Carpenter's Kids of Idifu, Tanzania.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP 
Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change:  "We recognize that climate change is not merely an economic or technical problem, but rather at its core is a moral, spiritual and cultural one." How do we make real change in our lives, as individuals and as a community? Green Tip--This Lent, consider a "carbon fast".  You can sign up for daily email suggestions at the website below.  Each message has a short reflection and an action to take as an individual or community. www.macucc.org/carbonfast
MAPLE MAGIC AT BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER & SERVICES FOR YOUTH
Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.- 2p.m.
The Outreach and Social Justice Committee invite you to join them for a day "on the farm" in Canaan, NY learning about maple syrup production.  The young men and boys on the farm are city kids who have made bad choices in the past and are learning a new way of life.  Our visit could lead to an ongoing partnership with Burnham Brotherhood,  one of Berkshire's programs.  
Please contact Kathy Valyi or Marcia Callender by March 17 if you have questions or are interested in participating.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

The Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Marble Hill Food Bank is in need of donations. Please bring canned or boxed foods which have not expired and are not perishable on any Sunday.  They may be left in the basket at the back of the church or in the basket in the parish hall.  There are many unemployed and underemployed families depending on this Food Pantry.  Contact coordinator, Anita Dutt for additional ways you can help.

SHOPPING ON AMAZON.COM

The "Never-Ending Season of Sales" continues on the Internet and you probably want to take advantage of the great prices.  If you go to christchurchriverdale.org and click on the Links, you will be able to access
Amazon.  Amazon will give a percentage of your purchase to our church. Many thanks to all whose shopping has benefitted this church!

PARISH PRAYER LIST

We pray for the repose of the souls of: 
Richard McKenney
 
We remember those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries- 

March 1 - March 7 

Pauline Price, Rosa Smith, Madeleine Upston

 

Visits and Prayers

Please call Father Andrew at (718) 514-1652, if you or someone you know would like a visit or wishes to receive communion at home. If you would like to add someone to the Prayer List, please call (718) 543-1011 or email office@christchurchriverdale.org.

SERVING THIS WEEK

If you are unable to serve, please call the office or email us at rector@christchurchriverdale.org so that we can arrange for an alternate; Assistants are asked to arrange for their own replacements.       

 

March 8, 2015- The Third Sunday in Lent

                            8:30 a.m.

Assistant      Robin Newmman, Posey Krakowsky

Reader          Kolu Baysah

Usher            Derek Wolf

                             11 a.m. 

Assistants     Linda Smith, Clotilde Stenson, Posey Krakowsky                  

Readers         Pamela Smith, Lolita Crumpley

Ushers           Damaso Parets, Karen Selsey, Vivian Igbokwe, Kevin Jones

Acolytes        Alice Dupree, Robert Dupree, Henry Hubner

                                   

Altar Guild- 

8:30 a.m.-        Florence Maduro

11 a.m.-           Elizabeth Weeks

 

Scriptures for Sunday

First Lesson: Exodus 20: 1-17

Psalm 19

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1: 13-22

Gospel:   John 2: 13-22

 

Counters for the week of -  

March 1              Edie Monteagudo

March 8              Aija Sears

March 15            Margo Tyler

March 22            Florence Maduro

March 29            Edie Monteagudo

 

Our Leaders

All Members of Christ Church Riverdale, 
Ministers
The Rev. Andrew G. Butler III, Rector
Mr. Nick Martellacci, Director of Music and Organist
Mr. James Onyango, Verger and Sexton
Ms. Jean Godden, Office Manager
Ms. Catherine Mueser, Nursery Caregiver

Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, Ms. Susan Hinkson-Carling
Wardens

Marcia Callender, Anita Dutt, Maggie Scott Greenfield,

Gunther Kilsch, Jo Anne Kraus, John Leuenhagen, Verona Pinion, Lauren Scott, Aija Sears, Sarah Stevenson, David Talbird 

and Katherine Valyi, Vestry Members

Suzanne M. Klein, Editor- This Week at CCR

Christ Church Riverdale
5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East