This Week
Christ Church Riverdale

Oct. 20-26,              2014

Holy Eucharist - Weds., Oct. 22  at 7 p.m. in the Church.            

                               Sun., Oct 26, 8:30 a.m.

                                         There will be no service at 11 a.m.


Celebration of a New Ministry - Sun., Oct. 26, 2014, 4 p.m.

You are cordially invited to participate in this special service at 4:00 p.m. as we officially welcome our new Rector, Fr. Andrew G. Butler III.  Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche will preside at this service of Holy Eucharist.  There will be an 8:30 a.m. service that morning but no 11:00 a.m. service so that we can all come together to affirm the calling of Fr. Andrew and our ministry together.  A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall.


May She Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

A Memorial Service for Eladia Bing, a long time member of

Christ Church Riverdale, will be held on Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.


Vestry- Mon., Oct. 20, 7:15 p.m.


Great Music at Christ Church Riverdale- THE AERIS TRIO- Sat., Oct 25, 7:30 p.m.

Christ Church Riverdale and the 5 Boroughs Music Festival 2014-2015 present the exciting baroque ensemble AERIS, performing their new program, Capriccio. Comprised of harpsichordist Avi Stein, violinist Zachary Carrettin, and cellist William Skeen, AERIS is quickly gathering acclaim for its virtuosic interpretations of works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Capriccio features works by 17th century giants such as J. S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as less well-known composers including Veracini, Valentini, Stradella, Matteis and Locatelli.
Tickets: General Admission $25, Bronx Residents $20, Students $10

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the church.

 For more information, visit


Ladies Only : Sunday Jazz Brunch-  

Sun., Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m.

Why go to Manhattan for good music, food, and mimosas when you can stay here in Riverdale?  All ladies of the parish and friends are invited to this special event, to be held at the rectory on Sun., Nov., 9 following the 11 a.m. service.  

You'll be welcomed by event chair and hostess Annie Greenup and greeted by the music of local jazz pianist Lee Feldman and bassist Ben Gallina.  This is a great opportunity to invite your non church friends.  

A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the event to cover expenses, but please let us know you're coming as soon as possible at


Call for Musicians

All musicians in the parish are invited to add their talents to our weekly worship.  Singers are invited to join the Adult Choir or Choristers.  String, wind or brass players who would like to perform a favorite selection should speak directly to our Director of Music, Nick Martellacci, or email him at  Keyboard players are welcome to play solo literature or help out with accompaniments.



03 Pledges for a total of $ 237,107

Pledge Receipts as of September 31, 2014 (75 % of the year)

       $ 162,490 on a pledge of $ 237,107  (69%)

This represents a shortfall in pledge collection of $ 15,340 or 6%

20 pledges have been paid in full

29 pledges are up-to-date (This does not include those paid in full.)

6 pledgers have made no payments on their pledges  ($ 7,215 in arrears)

48 pledges are in arrears

            5 over $ 500;  5 over $ 1,000;  1 over $ 4,000




Christ Church is a community of worship and prayer - seeking relationship with God in thought, word and deed. Please add these prayers to your own this week.


We continue to pray for the repose of the souls of

Eladia Bing, Floyd Brattin, Maria Efantes, Hester Flood, Frederick A. Hammonds, Jr., 

Ruben Negron, Elsie Schmidt.


We remember those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries:

Jane Buckelew, Andrew Dennison, Anita Dutt, Maurine Holmgren, Dania Ocasio, 

Melanie Scott, Sandy Shalleck, Emily Willen.

Gary & Byrle Solomon


Visits and Prayers

Please call the Rector 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


Flower Memorials

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 so that we can arrange for an alternate; Assistants are asked to arrange for their own replacements.       


October 26, 2014, The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

                            8:30 a.m.                                                    

Assistant    James Onyango

Reader        William Yaggy

Usher          Jackquelynn Jones

                             4 p.m.                                          

Presider                         The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche

Preacher                         The Rev. Carol Gadsden

Deacon                           The Rev. Robert Chambers

Bishop's Chaplain       Linda Davila-Smith

Eucharistic Ministers   Bernard Appia, Clotilde Stenson   

Lectors                            Malcolm Callender, Beverly Sheppard

Ushers                             Damaso Parets, Robert Abbott, Jeremy Greenfield, Connie Ortiz, 

                                          Aija Sears

Crucifer                           Sarah Colgan        


Altar Guild- 8:30 a.m.- Florence Maduro

                       4 p.m.-      Lorraine Baker, Connie Ortiz

                       Flowers -  James Onyango


Scriptures for Sunday  

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12

Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17

Second Lesson:  1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8

Gospel: Mathew 22: 34-46



Week of   Oct. 19     Margo Tyler

                  Oct. 26     Florence Maduro

                  Nov. 2      Margo Tyler

                  Nov. 9      Aija Sears, Edie Monteagudo

                  Nov. 16    Florence Maduro


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
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, NY  10471
718 543 1011
fax 718 543 1012