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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 MARCH 2015 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for your prayers and financial support for the
recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic. I believe that
God blessed the work we did in partnership with the people
of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Gautier, Dominican Republic.
Twenty-six people, most of whom are members of Episcopal
parishes in our diocese, rode a Greyhound bus to New York City on
Thursday night, February 26. Once at JFK Airport it took some time and
negotiating to check in sixty-one pieces of luggage. Bins containing
medical supplies were checked in first so as to go free. Individual
team members who chose to check their own luggage did so at their
own expense. We arrived in Santo Domingo early in the afternoon
and rode in a rental bus to the Don Juan hotel in Boca Chica.
Saturday was a day to rest and enjoy thawing out on the beach.
Sunday we joined the congregation of St. Thomas for an early
celebration of the Eucharist (all in Spanish with the sermon by Father
Cendino translated by yours truly.) After worship the team moved
next door and set up the clinic for the next day.


INSIDE
Rectors Reflections

View from the Pew

News and Notes

Deacons Notes

Parish Schedule

Calendar

Annual Convention

Monday through Friday we gathered daily for morning worship at


7:30 and team meeting. At the clinic we welcomed members of the Episcopal, Roman Catholic and
Pentecostal churches as well as members of the community at large. Most patients had ailments that
could be traced to parasites. Many had elevated blood pressure and high blood sugar. For some, this
was their first diagnosis. Others knew of their medical problem but were out of medication and lacked
the funds to purchase more. They were given a three month supply and a ticket to return to the clinic in
three months for a check-up and more medication. A local woman who translated both Spanish and
Creole for us is known by everyone in the community. We left the medications with her and will pay her
for the follow-up visits.
More serious ailments were beyond our ability to treat. There was a young man with a crushed leg
from a motorcycle accident, whose leg had been sown up for $41,000 pesos, but no more treatment
had been done for a month because his family lacked the funds for further treatment. We made home
visits to cancer patients, crushed vertebrae, serious foot and leg damage due to diabetes. We
experienced both joy for those we could help and a broken heart for the few for whom we could not
do anything. All together we saw 1089 patients in five days.
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Your donations to the water filtration systems provided pure drinking water for one year to one
hundred households. Thank you.
If you have access to Facebook, you will see various pictures recently posted on my page.
Yours in Christ,

Bill+

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VIEW FROM THE PEW


Time and Travel
dvent was a time for preparation. Now we
began Lent with Ash Wednesday on
February 18. Lent is a time of travel. We
travel in prayer for forty days from Ash
Wednesday until Easter Day. Prayer should be a
conversation. Too often a conversation consists of
one person talking while the other is just listening.
Thank God.He is a good listener, but God also
has a message for us that we will never hear if we
keep doing all the talking.

God help us all to keep a faithful and holy


Lent, as described in the Book of Common Prayer:
by self-examination and repentance, by prayer,
fasting, and self-denial, and by reading and
meditating on Gods holy Word.
I pray Gods love will continue to be with us in
our Lenten travel until, ultimately, we are filled
with the joyful celebration of Gods resurrection of
Jesus on Easter Day. We will greet each other
with:

Just as a traveler needs to stop and ask


directions, and listens to learn where he must go,
so we too, must do the same. Stop telling God
what WE want, and listen to Him for directions.
Being a Christian can be a business affair. We
must take time out of our business for a quiet time,
particularly during Lent. In our quietness, we just
may be able to listen to Him. We need to hear
God speaking to us in order to do His will.
As we travel through Lent, we will gather
together, as we remember the trial, the
scourging, the suffering of Jesus and His
excruciating death on the cross.

The Lord is risen!


He is risen indeed.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
You are all, always, in my prayers.
In His love and peace,

Doris J. Weiler 

NEWS & NOTES


HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
 SERVICE SCHEDULE

STUDY OF ROMANS
 SCHEDULE

This years Holy Week and Easter service schedule is listed


below. Any changes to the schedule will be communicated
in the weekly bulletin.
Maundy Thursday (4/2/15) at 7pm
Good Friday (4/3/15) at 7pm
Easter (4/5/15) at 10am

March 9
6:30 PM Healing Service
7:00 PM An Orientation to Romans & The Righteousness of God
and the Faith of Jesus

RUMMAGE SALE
 DATES FOR 2015
Every persons contribution of time and talent makes a
difference! Please begin collecting items from your neighbors
and coworkers, and plan to be available to help with
rummage sales during 2015 the following dates have been
chosen in order not to conflict holidays, school vacations, and
three-day weekends:
April: Friday, 4/17 and Saturday, 4/18
October: Friday, 10/16 and Saturday, 10/17

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March 16
6:30 PM Meditation Mass
7:00 PM Abraham, Father of All & Christ, the New Adam
March 23
6:30 PM Evening Prayer
7:00 PM Sin, Law, and Grace & Divine Purpose and Human
Responsibility
March 30
6:30 PM Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM The Salvation of Israel and the Nations & Love and
Humility Are the Making of God's Kingdom 

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DEACONS NOTES
The Flu: Not Just for Humans Anymore
realize vaccinations are controversial for
humans, especially with the recent measles
outbreak, and animals. The purpose of this
article is not to debate the pros and cons of
vaccinations but to provide you with information so
that you can make an informed choice for your
dog. The following article is from the monthly
newsletter by Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital where I
take my two dogs.

What is Canine Flu? Canine flu is a contagious


viral disease that can spread quickly among
dogs. It affects a dog's respiratory system and may
cause serious illness. In the US, outbreaks of canine
flu were first reported in 2004 and the virus has since
spread across country.
Why do dogs get canine flu? Dogs have no
natural immunity from the flu virus and dogs of any
age or breed can get the disease. Similar to human
flu, it is contagious and is usually spread when dogs
come into contact with infected dogs in places
such as dog parks at dog shows, boarding kennels,
grooming facilities, veterinary hospitals and humane
shelters.
What are the signs of the canine flu? It is
important to know and recognize the signs of
infection both in your dog and in other dogs that
you dog may come into contact with. Most cases
of canine flu are mild and include signs such as:

A persistent Cough
Sneezing
Runny Nose
Fever
Loss of Appetite
Loss of Energy

Is your dog at risk? All dogs can get canine flu


and are at risk of exposure to the flu virus, especially
in places where dogs gather.

Dog Parks
Dog Day Care
Boarding Kennels
Grooming Facilities
Dog Show or Events

If you answered yes to any of the above, it is


important that you take step to help protect your
dog from canine flu. Talk to your veterinarian about
available preventative options such as vaccination.
How does canine flu spread?

Through Contact with infected dogs


Dogs that do not show signs of canine flu
can still spread the virus to other dogs
Airborne exposure
Coughing
Sneezing
Runny Nose
Contact with contaminated items
Food and water bowls
Toys

Prevention is the best protection. Just as you


take steps to protect yourself from the flu every
year, it is also important to help protect your
dog. Vaccines for canine flu have recently been
developed to help protect dogs against this newly
emerging disease.
Vaccinating against canine flu can be
beneficial by:

Some dogs may develop a more severe disease,


which could develop into pneumonia. If you notice
any of these signs it is important that you contact
your veterinarian.

Helping prevent infection


Reducing the spread of infection
Reducing common symptoms
Reducing the risk of developing more
severe disease, such as pneumonia

Talk to your veterinarian for more information


about this and other preventable canine diseases. 
References
Dubovi EJ, Njaa BL. Canine Influenza. Vet Clin Small Amin.
208;38:827-38
Crawford PC, Dubovi EJ, Castleman WL, et al. Transmission
of equine influenza virus to dogs. Science. 2005;310:482-485.
210 Pfizer Animal Health, a Division of Pfizer Inc.
New York, NY December 2010

Does your dog go to:

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 MARCH 2015 
PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters
Andrea & Bryan
Salisbury
Carm Fusco &
Barbara Heimlich

03/01/2015

John Weiler

03/08/2015

Sandra DePoalo

03/15/2015

Jane Weyers

Phil & Jenna Sayles

03/22/2015

Jane Weyers

Barbara Hinrichs

03/29/2015

Sharon Mericle

Barbara Hinrichs

04/05/2015

John Weiler

Carm Fusco &


Barbara Heimlich

Lectors

Bell Ringer

Cal Weyers &


Doug Fortman
Bryan Salisbury &
Bart MacDougall
Linda MacDougall &
Barbara Munson
Sharon Mericle &
Barbara Hinrichs
Sandra DePoalo &
John Weiler
Elizabeth Iseman &
Tippe Miller

Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury
Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Sunday School
Jenna Sayles &
Katherine Fortman
Heather & Bob
MacDougall
Sharon Mericle &
John Weiler
Tony & Tippe Miller

Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

No Sunday School

DoK
Prayers of the People

Counters

Debbie

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Elizabeth

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

Sharon

Elizabeth Iseman

Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

03/29/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

04/05/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

Date

Chalice

03/01/2015

Sharon

03/08/2015

Sharon

03/15/2015

Elizabeth

03/22/2015

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Altar Guild
Marge Cummings &
Cindy Creasy
Marge Cummings &
Cindy Creasy

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 MARCH 2015 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
1 LENT 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

Monday
2

Tuesday
3

Wednesday
4

Thursday
5

Friday
6

Jennifer Wolfe

8 LENT 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

15 LENT 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

16

22 LENT 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

23

29 PALM SUNDAY
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

30

10

11

Franklyn Aurelio
Acevedo

12

Jodi Molnar

13

14

Bart MacDougall,
Denny Wolfe

17

18

Saturday
7

Barbara
Hinrichs

19

20

21

27

28

Sandra DePoalo

24

25

26
Joyce Mason

31

Nolan McHugh,
Sherry Schrade

Joshua Langston

2 Maundy Thursday 3 Good Friday


Johnny Bard

Ben Lennox

4 Holy Saturday

Bob & Heather


MacDougall

Carm Fusco
5 EASTER
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
No Sunday School

10

11

Jim & Judy


Breitenstein

Alexis Weyers,
Thomas Walsh

Bart & Linda


MacDougall
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Registration is available on the Diocesan website at http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/.

Christ Church is a worshiping community of friends, joyfully serving,


encouraging and healing others in Jesuss name.

The parish is located at:


132 Duanesburg Churches Rd,
Duanesburg, NY, on the corner of Rt.
20 and Duanesburg Churches Rd.

Rector
Fr. Bill Hinrichs (518) 608-1139
or (518) 221-3425
WilliamRHinrichs@aol.com
Wardens:
Judy Breitenstein
Phil Sayles
Vestry members:
Cyndy Creasy
Sharon Mericle
Tippe Miller
Andrea Salisbury
Steven Schrade
Jane Weyers
Deacon:
Debbie Beach (518) 372-1352
or (518) 669-1898
dbeach21@verizon.net
Treasurer:
Sherry Schrade
Parish Hall Ph.: (518) 895-2383
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Christ Church
P.O. Box 92
Duanesburg, New York 12056-0092

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