15 - December 22, 2014
- Wednesday, December 17 at 7 p.m. in the Church.
Sunday, December 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 11
December 15 - Vestry Meeting- 7:15 p.m.
December 21, 11 a.m.- Sunday School Pageant
Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December
4 p.m.- Family Service-
a service oriented to our youngest parishioners
and their families. All are welcome!
11 p.m.- Festal Choral Eucharist -
a traditional festive service.
Christmas Day - Thursday, December
25, 10 a.m.- Holy Eucharist
SCHOOL COAT & TOY DRIVE- December
donate gently used coats, jacket, sweaters, and outerwear for families
at Concourse House. We are also collecting unwrapped toys or books for
boys and girls ages 5 to 16. Items
collected will be presented and blessed on Sunday, December
is a wonderful opportunity to involve your children of all ages in the
Christmas spirit of giving. For more information,
contact Maggie Greenfield at Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH OPEN FOR MEDITATION DURING ADVENT
Saturday, December 20, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. & Sunday, December 21 until 5 p.m.
Christ Church Riverdale will be
open for prayer, meditation and contemplation. If you need a
quiet place to escape the hustle and bustle of year end activities and
experience the hope of the Christmas Season, come retreat and recharge.
Devotional materials are available at the back of the church.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE RECTORY
December 19, 6-9 p.m.
The entire parish is invited to
celebrate the Christmas Season with food and fellowship at the Christ
Church Rectory. Please bring a dish or beverage to share.
Dessert items are also welcome. No need to RSVP
just drop in and enjoy.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PREPARATION
One of the highlights of the
Christmas Season at Christ Church Riverdale is the
year, it will take place during the
Worship Service on December 21.
will be one final rehearsal: Saturday, December
20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
you would like your child to participate, please sign up with Marcia
Callender or Sarah Stevenson.
MEMORIALS- Due by December 20
Christmas, we decorate our church with fragrant balsam wreaths, trees
and a glorious array of poinsettia plants. Memorials of loved
ones and thanksgiving for blessing can be expressed by contributions to
the decorations of the church. If you would like to support
the decoration of the church, please complete the form
for Christmas Flower Memorials which you received in the mail or which
you can find on the Welcome Table. Please mark your check
PREPARATION OF THE CHURCH FOR
Saturday, December 20, 10
are asked to join the members of the Altar Guild to do general clean-up
and help prepare the church for Christmas.
Black Friday and Cyber
Monday are over but 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.
percentage of your purchase through this link will be sent to CCR.
COOKING FOR THE
December 18, 4 p.m.
the Thursday of each month, a group of volunteers meets in the Parish
Hall kitchen and prepares a meal for the Sharing Community of Yonkers.
If you would like to assist in this Outreach Program, please
speak to Ryland Clarke.
Weekdays, December 15 - 24, 3 - 6p.m.-
Manor, 101 North Broadway,Yonkers, NY
Setting Up &
Serving Christmas Dinner- 1 Hudson St, Yonkers, NY
Lenora Johnson- 914 963 2626 x
245 for details and to arrange a specific time.
Gifts for Christmas Dinner Guests- Before December 22
Hats, gloves, scarves & socks Children- Toys & warm
money for Christmas Dinner -
Several hundred are expected this
Christmas for dinner
Send Checks to The Sharing
Community, P.O.Box 657, Yonkers NY 10702 or
go to www.thesharingcommunity.org
and click on DONATE.
The 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 email@example.com to nominate, or speak to one of
the Committee Members: Marcia Callender, Ryland Clarke,
Michele Disco, Damaso Parets &
Andrew will be offering
for anyone from Grade
8 through Adults. Those interested are invited to
attend the remaining two classes following 11 a.m. worship. Come learn,
discuss, and consider.
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.
PARISH PRAYER LIST
pray for the repose of the souls
Huggins, Seymour Leveen,
Irene Twining, Prudence Twining
We remember those celebrating
birthdays and anniversaries-
December 14- December 21:
Bruno, Carolyn Maitland, Mietta Morris, Nora McQuirk,
Phocas, James Russell, Pamela Smith, David Talbird, Alexander Vera
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.
December 21, 2014- The Fourth Sunday of
Robin Newman, Kenneth Forde
Suzanne Klein, Susan Hinkson Carling
Connie Ortiz, Angelo Ramos,
David Glass, Kevin Jones
a.m.- Florence Maduro, Kathleen
- Aija Sears
Scriptures for Sunday
Lesson: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16
Lesson: Romans 16: 25-27
Luke 1: 26-38
Counters for the week of -
14 Margo Tyler
21 Aija Sears
28 Margo Tyler
4 Aija Sears
11 Edie Monteagudo
18 Margo Tyler
25 Florence Maduro
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,
Solomon, Sarah Stevenson, David Talbird
Suzanne M. Klein,
Week at CCR
5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East