Thanksgiving Service- Tuesday, November 25, 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving Service is sponsored by the Interfaith
Clergy Conference of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil &
Marble Hill. It will take place at
the Riverdale Presbyterian Church
at 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx NY 10471, 718 796 5560.
- Wednesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. in the Church.
Sunday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m. and 11
Call for Musicians
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 email@example.com.
Keyboard players are welcome to play solo literature or help
out with accompaniments.
HUNGRY ON THANKSGIVING
is hosting its annual Thanksgiving meal for close to 300 of the
neediest members of their community. They would appreciate
donations. Please mail your checks to P.O. Box 657, Yonkers,
in Advent after each service
Give family members and friends
presents that change the world and build peace in our "global village".
Life Market- Pigs, job training, medicines,
eye surgery, solar cookers, bicycles, micro loans, rain forest acreage,
relief for orphans and shelter for the homeless are just some of the
life giving gifts you can make possible.
THE HUSTLE & BUSTLE
THE HOLIDAY SEASON-
Saturdays & Sundays during
Christ Church Riverdale will be
open for prayer, meditation and contemplation on Saturdays and Sundays
during Advent. If you need a quiet place to experience the
hope of the Christmas Season and retreat from the commercialism of the
Holiday Season, the Church will be open.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE RECTORY
December 19, 6-9p.m.
entire parish is invited to celebrate the Christmas Season with food
and fellowship at the Christ Church Rectory on Friday, December 19 from
6-9 pm. Please bring a dish or beverage to share. Dessert
items are also welcome. No need to RSVP just drop in and
is underway for a
vigil in NYC on
Sunday, December 7. This is a
multi-faith effort to shift energy and advance the rights of people
impacted by climate change. A further purpose is to call on
US political leaders to take ta lead role in crafting a global
framework for the UN climate negotiations in Paris 2015.
please contact JoAnne Kraus who is hoping to bring a group from CCR.
Nominating Committee is soliciting names of CCR members, in good
standing, who are interested in serving on the Vestry.
Elections will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting
scheduled for January 25, 2015. We will elect one warden and four
vestry members. Contact Geoff Doughlin, Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate, or speak to one of
the Committee Members: Marcia Callender, Ryland Clarke,
Michele Disco, Damaso Parets & Clotilde Stenson.
Andrew will be offering an Intergenerational Inquirers
Class for anyone from Grade 8 through Adults.
Those interested are invited to attend three
one-hour classes following 11 a.m. worship. Come learn,
discuss, and consider.
November 30- Our History- From Roman Catholic to
January 4- Our Beliefs- Via Media and the Three
January 18- Our Governance, Current Issues- The
February 1, Bishop Stacy Sauls will preside at our 11 a.m. worship to
confirm and receive new members into The Episcopal Church.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PREPARATION
of the highlights of the Christmas Season at Christ Church Riverdale is
the Annual Christmas Pageant. This
year, it will take place during the Sunday Worship
Service on December 21.
There will be three rehearsals:
Sunday, December 7 and 14 during Sunday School
and Saturday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you would like your child to
participate, please sign up with Marcia Callender or Sarah Stevenson by November
Friday and Cyber Monday are coming soon and you will
probably have some shopping to do on Amazon
before the season is over. If you go to our website, christchurchriverdale.org,
and click on Links,
you will be able to access Amazon. A percentage
of your purchase through this link will be given to our
PARISH PRAYER LIST
We continue to pray for the repose
of the souls of:
Beverly Babson, Jean &
George Browne, The Rev. Dr. James Carpenter,
The Rev. Beverly Karsten, John R.
Johnson III, Rose Russell, Hattie Sagarman, Jane Smith, Ruth Smith Kraus
We remember those celebrating
birthdays and anniversaries-
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
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.
November 30, 2014- The First Sunday of Advent
Forde, Verona Pinion
Susan Hinkson, Jean Godden
Robert Abbott, Damaso
Parets, Mario Badiali, Kevin Jones
8:30 a.m.- James
a.m.- Kathleen McCann
- Aija Sears
Scriptures for Sunday
Lesson: Isaiah 64: 1-9
80: 1-7, 16-18
Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9
Mark 13: 24-37
Week of November 23
November 30 Aija Sears
December 7 Edie
December 14 Florence Maduro
December 21 Aija Sears
December 28 Margo Tyler
All Members of Christ
Church Riverdale, Ministers
The Rev. Andrew G.
Butler III, Rector
Martellacci, Director of Music and Organist
Onyango, Verger and Sexton
Godden, Office Manager
Mr. John Mueser
and Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, Wardens
Kolu Baysah, Marcia Callender, Anita Dutt,
Gunther Kilsch, John Leuenhagen, Verona
Pinion, Lauren Scott,