This Week
Christ Church Riverdale

Oct. 27-
Nov. 3, 2014       

Holy Eucharist - Weds., Oct. 29  at 7 p.m. in the Church.            

                               Sun., Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.


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.


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.



Family Sunday and Sunday School Bake Sale.- Nov. 2

The first Sunday of each month is Family Sunday when the children join us in the church for worship.  They also take an active role as ushers and readers.

After each service, the children will be selling baked goods during the coffee.  The proceeds from their Bake Sales will fund their service commitment. 

Holiday Bazaar and Crafts Fair-
Fri., Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m & Sat. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Plan to do some early Christmas shopping at the annual Holiday Bazaar.  There will be a variety of useful and attractive hand-crafted items that will make terrific presents for friends and family members.  

Get a head start on your shopping at the Friday Evening Preview which includes complimentary wine and cheese.

Volunteers are needed to assist in set up and clean up.  Contact Aija Sears for additional information.


OUR FINANCIAL PICTURE as of Oct. 21, 2014

03 Pledges for a total of $ 237,107

Pledge Receipts as of Oct. 21, 2014 (81% of the year)

       $ 175,450 on a pledge of $ 237,107  (74% of the pledges)

This represents a shortfall in pledge collection of $ 16,607 or 7%


Is your pledge up-to-date?




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

Alice Braddon, Thomas Dardis, Mason Evans, Gloria Lynne


We remember those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries- Oct. 26- Nov.1:

Richard Baldwin, Sophia Garcia, Faith Hansen, Betty Jenkins, Catherine Mueser, 

Catherine Quaranta, Walker Stevens, Rebecca Streeter, Mary Virginia Stieb-Hales

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.       


November 2, 2014- All Saints' Sunday,  The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

                            8:30 a.m.                                                    

Assistant    Monica Adames-Robinson

Reader        Gina Miller


                             11 a.m.                                          

Assistant     Margo Tyler, Robin Newman

Readers       Lauren Scott, Eddie Leuenhagen

Ushers         Sarah Stevenson, Michele Disco, Sunday School Children, Kevin Jones

Acolytes       Robert Dupree  


Altar Guild- 8:30 a.m.- James Onyango

                        11 a.m.-   Florence Maduro, Kathleen McCann   

                       Flowers -  Aija Sears


Scriptures for Sunday  

First Lesson: Joshua 3: 7-17 

Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37

Second Lesson:  1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13 

Gospel: Mathew 23: 1-12



Week of   Oct. 26     Florence Maduro

                  Nov. 2      Margo Tyler

                  Nov. 9      Aija Sears, Edie Monteagudo

                  Nov. 16    Florence Maduro

                  Nov. 23    Margo Tyler

                  Nov. 30    Aija Sears

                  Dec. 7       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
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