January 26 -
February 2, 2015
Holy Eucharist- Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
Holy Eucharist- Sunday, February 1 at 8:30 a.m.
& 11 a.m.
January 26, 7:15
p.m.- Regular Vestry Meeting
Greenfield, Gunther Kilsch, Jo Anne Kraus, Aija Sears-
thanks to the retiring members of the vestry:
John Mueser, Vestry Members- Kolu Baysah
of Contribution Envelopes are
still available on the Welcome Table. Since most people
contribute by check, the envelopes no longer need numbers or names. If
you contribute cash, there is a space on the envelope to write your
February 1, 11 a.m.
Bishop Stacy F. Sauls who will be here with us to officially confirm
and receive new members into the Episcopal Church and our congregation.
Bishop Sauls has served as the the
Chief Operating Officer for the Episcopal Church since 2011.
As COO, he coordinates the work of the Episcopal Church's
mission program, communication, finance and administration while
assisting the Presiding Bishop. He previously served 11 years
as Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky and 12 years as a priest in several
churches in Georgia, his place of birth.
This Fall, the Vestry
of Christ Church Riverdale approved a project to replace our ailing
furnace in the church basement. Its' days are numbered and it
will soon be unrepairable.
The total cost of
this project is $62,500. This included $9,000
to clean the basement and bring the space up to code. The
remainder provided for the purchase of the new furnace and other costs
related to design, permits and installation.
To fund the replacement, CCR
has received a grant
from the Diocesan Property Support Committee in the amount of $12,500
and a loan
from them for $25,000. The remaining $25,000 has been met through the
generosity of a parishioner for which we are most grateful.
We are awaiting approval from the
city and then installation will take approximately 10 days.
CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING
Sunday, February 1, 12:30
At the recent
Diocesan Convention, a resolution was adopted
promote policies that combat adverse climate change." In response to
this, a group is forming at Christ Church Riverdale for those who want
to engage more seriously with environmental stewardship/climate change
issues. The first meeting will be held on February 1.
you are interested or want more information, please contact Anita Dutt
or JoAnne Kraus.
THE FEAST OF ABSALOM
February 7, 10:30 am
York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and
Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York invite us
to participate in the celebration of the life and work of Absalom Jones
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York,
is a wonderful multicultural celebration of Absalom Jones' life
honoring him as the First African American Episcopal Priest and a
pioneer in multicultural worship. For more
information contact Roberta Todd at
OUTREACH AND SOCIAL
8, after each service
Outreach and Social Justice Committee invites everyone to view the film
your convenience) in preparation for a congregation-wide conversation
after each service on February 8.
GUEST PREACHER- Sunday, February 22
We are happy to
welcome the Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith
as our guest preacher for both services. Rev. Harper is an
Episcopal priest and GreenFaith's Executive Director. Under
his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking
religious belief and practice to the environment.
An award winning
spiritual writer and nationally recognized preacher on the environment,
he teaches and speaks at houses of worship from a range of
denominations in New Jersey and nationwide about the moral, spiritual
basis for environmental stewardship and justice.
A graduate of
Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, he served as a
parish priest for 10 years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal
Church before becoming GreenFaith's Executive Director.
NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL
Convention of our Diocese took place in Tarrytown, NY
November 14 and 15.
Each year, important issues affecting the people and parishes
in our diocese are discussed and resolutions are made and adopted which
then direct special projects and ministries.
were made regarding climate change, human sex trafficking, slavery,
public safety, use of force and economic justice.
One of the
exciting projects moving forward is the creation of the Episcopal
Diocese of New York Credit Union. Locations
will be placed in areas underserved by traditional financial
institutions and a target of predatory lenders.
Pick up a highlights sheet
from the Welcome Table in the Parish Hall or visit episcopaldioceseofnewyork.org
for more information and to see the Bishop's address.
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
There are many unemployed and
underemployed families depending on this Food Pantry. Please
see our coordinator, Anita Dutt for additional ways you can help.
SHOPPING ON AMAZON.COM
The "End of the
Season" sales have begun and you probably want to take advantage of the
great prices. If you go to christchurchriverdale.org
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 this holiday season has benefitted this church!
Updegrove Jones Scholarship Fund.
These funds come
from a bequest left to us by the late Robert E. Jones, a professor of
French at MIT. Dr. Jones envisioned a fund, named for his
mother, to assist, in his words, "needy students to defray the costs
of attending an Episcopalian parochial school from Kindergarten through
Dr. Jones' gratitude for the support he received for his own education
from members of this congregation that motivated his gift.These grants
are offered , not for basic tuition, but to help cover costs of the
"extras" at school, such as special courses, music lessons, or special
sports or computer equipment. We are fortunate to have the
partnership of Prep-for-Prep in our outreach to Episcopal schools.
The grant-making committee looks at the purpose of a request
and the way an applicant articulates a case for the award. Funds are
granted late in December. Grants vary in size and average
year, 10 grants were awarded to students attending Episcopal Schools.
Three of these
students live in the Bronx. Students receiving grants will
with us at the 11
a.m. service on Sunday, June 14 as we honor them and all Christ Church
Riverdale Scholars. Contact Kathy Valyi at
PARISH PRAYER LIST
We pray for the repose of the souls
Maurice Wheeler, Jean Ann Polk-Horne,
King, Perry Land, Dorothy Orr,
We remember those celebrating
birthdays and anniversaries-
January 26 - February 2:
Allouche, Alexander Bakirdan, Ida Eckert, Erich Heinrich,
Joslin, Mark Kurzawa, John Mueser, Truman Rogove, William Rybka, Nicole
& Eugene Tortora
celebrate the birth of Oliver Onyango.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsoring altar flowers is a
special way to remember a loved one who has died, celebrate a birthday,
anniversary or special occasion. Please visit the Flower
Calendar on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Parish
Hall, sign up on the calendar for the Sunday/s of your choice,
fill in the form and follow the directions.
If you are unable to serve, please
call the office or email us at email@example.com so that we can arrange for an
are asked to arrange for their own replacements.
February 1, 2015- The Fourth Sunday
after the Epiphany
Clotilde Stenson, Geoffrey Doughlin, Robin Newman
Malcolm Callender, Paxton Rogove
Karen Selsey, Vivian Igbokwe, Kevin Jones
Henry Hubner, Alice Dupree
a.m.- James Onyango
Scriptures for Sunday
Lesson: Deuteronomy 18: 15-20
Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8: 1b-13
Mark 1: 21-28
Counters for the week of -
25 Florence Maduro
1 Edie Monteagudo
8 Aija Sears
15 Margo Tyler
22 Florence Maduro
Members of Christ Church Riverdale,
The Rev. Andrew G.
Butler III, Rector
Martellacci, Director of Music and Organist
Onyango, Verger and Sexton
Godden, Office Manager
Mueser, Nursery Caregiver
Doughlin, Ms. Susan Hinkson Carling
Marcia Callender, Anita Dutt, Maggie Scott
Gunther Kilsch, Jo Anne Kraus, John
Leuenhagen, Verona Pinion, Lauren Scott, Aija Sears, Sarah Stevenson, David
M. Klein, Editor- This
Week at CCR
5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East