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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK 

JULY & AUGUST 2015 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTOR’S REFLECTIONS
It was the morning of August 24, 1793 when the melody of a tolling
bell drew members of Duanesburg to the center of town to await
the arrival of Judge James Duane, General William North, The
Right Reverend Samuel Provost, and other dignitaries to the
recently completed church building. Shortly after their arrival,
Judge Duane read a document in which he requested the Bishop
of New York to consecrate and set apart Christ’s church “for the
public worship of Almighty God.” Upon reading the document,
the judge handed it to the Bishop and, as over 300 friends and
neighbors crowded into the building, the Duane family took their
place behind a curtain. By way of explanation, he explained to
General Popham, “I feel that the congregation should pay full
attention to the services and not be distracted by anyone who
may be sitting in this pew.” 

INSIDE
Rector’s Reflections

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Deacon’s Notes

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View from the Pew

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Parish Schedule

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Calendar

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News & Notes

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This year the community of Duanesburg celebrates the 250th
anniversary of its founding. As part of that celebration, we will also
commemorate the consecration of our parish. On August 23rd at 10:00 AM we will worship using
the first American Book of Common Prayer, which was adopted by General Convention four years
earlier. As much as possible, we will follow the customs and norms of the time. This means that our
music will consist of metrical psalms, the altar will be replaced by the original communion table,
and our worship will consist of Morning Prayer and Litany. Originally, it would have included the first
part of the communion service as well, but we will omit that, as well as a lengthy sermon in order to
keep our worship closer to our customary hour. While we offer worship every Sunday, in the late
eighteenth century it is likely that church services would have been help only once a month.
Without television or other forms of entertainment we take for granted today, church services were
highlights in the life of most American communities at the end of the eighteenth century.
Our existing organ was not installed until the middle of the 1800’s. Still, we will go ahead and use it
on August 23; but to capture of sense of the antiquity of the church, we will rely on volunteers to
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manually pump the bellows for our music. We were forced to do this a few years ago when we lost
power on a Sunday morning, and the music worked quite well with various people taking turns at
the bellows. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let me know.
Because of the special nature of this service, this might be a good Sunday to invite a friend to
come and join us for worship as we celebrate our great heritage as a community and as a church.
Yours in Christ,

Bill+
DEACON’S NOTES
So What is in Your First Aid Kit?

by Deacon Debbie

W

hen my nephew and godchildren were toddlers we used to rent a pontoon boat and spend
the day on Sacandaga Lake. There were 3 sets of parents and me plus the 3 little ones. So
who do you think always packed the first aid kit? Yours truly! Being a former Girl Scout
(although one of the other mothers was also in my troop) I was trained well to be prepared! This also
carried over into my running life as if there was something you might possibly need at a race I usually
had it. One year at the Boiler Maker (a 15k race in Utica) a total stranger walked up to me and said
“You look like a woman who has everything she could need for a race.” My friends just chuckled. He
continued, “I have a team of runners but none of them brought Vaseline. Would you have any?” Just so
happens I did! I also keep a small first aid kit in my “office in a box” for when I coordinate day-of-race
registration for running events and believe me it has come in handy. The contents helped me patch up
a refreshment volunteer until I could get her to the hospital for stitches.
So I think you get my point and below is a list of items you might want to think about packing in a first
aid kit for those family picnics, boat rides, hikes and vacations. This list is only a guide as every person
and family is unique. And I hope you never need it but it cannot hurt to be prepared!                   

Adhesive bandages (various sizes) * Liquid
bandages
Antibiotic ointment and/or antiseptic wipes or
spray
Sterile gauze (in rolls and pads)
Medical Tape * Cold compress (have instant
ones available, and also keep reusable ones in
the freezer)
Hydrocortisone ointment
Calamine lotion
Rubbing alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide
Hand sanitizing gel * Eye wash solution (with
eye cup)
Sterile saline solution
Sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
Sunburn relief ointment
Cotton balls
Cotton swabs * Disposable medical gloves
Ace bandages * Thermometer
Bulb syringe
Medical dosage spoons
Blunt tip scissors (for cutting gauze and
medical tape)
Tweezers

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Fine needle (for helping remove small splinters)
* Save-a-tooth system (for preserving knocked
out teeth so they don't die before dentist can
put them back)
Fever and pain reducers*
Antacids
Nausea medication*
Anti-diarrhea medication*
Oral electrolyte solution*
Mild laxatives*
Antihistamines*
Cold and/or flu OTC medication*
Cough medicine*
Prescription medicines (in the labeled
containers)
First aid instruction booklet
Medical histories (sounds like work but when in
a stressful situation it could come in handy)
Contact information for family doctor, dentist
and emergency contact numbers for family
members

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*Adult and children’s if appropriate  

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VIEW FROM THE PEW
Vices & Virtues
In a book I once read, an old gal is regarded, by
some people, as a practicing witch. Actually, the
only thing she pracrtices is Homopathy. She
believes righfully, that “When men and women
are prideful or mean, hateful or self-centered or
greedy, they get sick. Trouble comes when we
separate ourselves from what the good Lord
wants us to do.
One does not have to practice any kind of
medicine to know these facts are true. Whenever
we get caught up in pride and greed as well as
other vices, they do separate us from God. We
cannot be self-centered and still hear or
understand the will of God.
Sometimes we tend to wallow in selfrighteousness, to assert our own actions, or in
some cases, non-action. We must realize that
when we separate ourselves from the will of God,
we suffer in mind, body and spirit.
As Christians, we must always pray daily in Jesus
Christ’s name for forgiveness of our sins, of our

vices, and of our transgressions. We may also seek
further forgiveness in receiving the body and
blood of Christ in The Holy Eucharist.
We must pray to be granted the virtues of
patience, humility, purity, temperance, diligence,
generousity, forgiveness, and love.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through
the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
According as his divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us
to glory and virtue. llPeter 1:2-3 KJV
May you be Richly Blessed in the Name of The
Father, The Son and The
Holy Spirit.
You are all always in my daily prayers.
In His love and peace,

Doris J. Weiler 

Messengers
Do you believe in Angels? I do.
ANGEL comes from the Greek word Angelos
(Messenger)
ANGEL appears in the Bible over 300 times.
ANGELS mentioned are Seraphim,
Thrones, Dominions, Virtues,

Cherubim

Powers, Principalities and Archangels. Some
Angels mentioned by name are Raphael, Michael
and Gabriel. (Then there is the fallen Angel, Satan,
who was cast into Hades.)
ANGELS have always been an important part of
God’s plans. At the beginning, an Angel guarded
the Garden of Eden. Angels have appeared,
sometimes in dreams, many, many times, to
announce God’s will throughout the Old
Testament as well as the New Testament. An Angel
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appeared to the Virgin Mary; and the Heavenly
Hosts of Angels announced the birth of Jesus; and
an Angel appeared at the end of Jesus’ earthly
life, at the tomb and announcing His resurrection.
Angels, created by God, have helped solve
mankind’s problems in the past and are still with us
today, ageless with time, just as God is always with
us.
May God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ and
God the Holy Spirit be with you always, and may
your Guardian Angel always watch over you.
You are all always in my daily prayers.
In His love and peace,

Doris J. Weiler 

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JULY & AUGUST 2015 
PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters
Andrea & Bryan
Salisbury
Carm Fusco &
Barbara Heimlich

07/05/2015

Sharon Mericle

07/12/2015

Sharon Mericle

07/19/2015

Jane Weyers

07/26/2015

Jayden Sayles

08/02/2015

Sandra DePoalo

08/09/2015

John Weiler

08/16/2015

Jayden Sayles

Phil & Jenna Sayles

08/23/2015

Jane Weyers

Kyle & Tonya
Rudolphsen

08/30/2015

Sandra DePoalo

Barbara Hinrichs

Barbara Hinrichs
Phil & Jenna Sayles
Andrea & Bryan
Salisbury
Carm Fusco &
Barbara Heimlich

Lectors

Bell Ringer

Bryan Salisbury &
Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle &
Barbara Hinrichs
Cal Weyers &
Doug Fortman
Marge Cummings &
Len’a Dominy Santiago
Sandra DePoalo &
John Weiler

Sunday School

Bryan
Salisbury

No Sunday School
until September

Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury
Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Steve & Sherry Schrade

Tony Miller

Cal Weyers &
Doug Fortman
Tonya Rudolphsen &
Barbara Hinrichs
Elizabeth Iseman &
Tippe Miller

Bryan
Salisbury
Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Date

Chalice

Altar Guild

DoK –
Prayers of the People

Counters

07/05/2015

Sharon

Elizabeth Iseman

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

07/12/2015

Sharon

Elizabeth Iseman

Elizabeth

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

07/19/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

07/26/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Sharon

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

08/02/2015

Elizabeth

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

08/09/2015

Elizabeth

Sharon

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

08/16/2015

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

08/23/2015

Elizabeth

Debbie

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

08/30/2015

Elizabeth

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

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Linda MacDougall &
Cheryl Lennox
Linda MacDougall &
Cheryl Lennox
Marge Cummings &
Cindy Creasy
Marge Cummings &
Cindy Creasy
Elizabeth Iseman 

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JULY 2015 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
28 PENTECOST 5
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School
Parish Picnic

Monday
29

Tuesday
30

Dan Menzies, Eva
Weyers

5 PENTECOST 6
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

6

12 PENTECOST 7
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

13

19 PENTECOST 8
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

20

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Bonnie Kerr

Wednesday

Thursday

1

2

John Michael
Iseman

Caitlin Menzies,
Tricia Moses

8

9

Friday
3
Paul Munson IV

Saturday
4 INDEPENDENCE
DAY
Carl Breitenstein

10

11

Molly Powers

14

21

Cal Weyers

15

16

17

Bob & Brenda
Warner

Alexander
Rabideau, Terry
Williams

Jim & Barbara
Featherstonhaugh

22

23

24

25

Tippe & Tony
Miller

18

Bobby & Allison
Chandler

John Weiler
26 PENTECOST 9
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

27

2 PENTECOST 10
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

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29

30

31

1

5

6

7

8

Camille Crandall

4

Bruce Smith

Emily Iseman
Rick & Laura
Lucia 

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AUGUST 2015 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
26 PENTECOST 9
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

Monday
27

Tuesday
28

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

29

30

31

1

5

6

7

8

Camille Crandall

2 PENTECOST 10
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

3

4

9 PENTECOST 11
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

10

11

Steve & Sherry
Schrade

Kennedy
Chandler

17

18

Bruce Smith

Emily Iseman
Rick & Laura
Lucia

12

13

14

15

20

21

22
Grand Foyer – 6pm

Mia Moses

Ken & Debbie Fish
16 PENTECOST 12
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

Brenda Warner

Olivia Munson

Curtis Rabideau

23 PENTECOST 13
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Duanesburg 250 Service
No Sunday School

24

30 PENTECOST 14
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am
No Sunday School

31

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25

26

27

28

Bob & Cindy
Skala
29

2

3

4

5

Theresa Munson

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NEWS & NOTES
GRAND FOYER 
AUGUST 22ND
The Grand Foyer, marking the end of the Foyers, will be
held Saturday, August 22nd at 6 pm at the home of Steve
and Sherry Schrade, 1619 Eaton Corners Road. Even if you
did not participate in Foyers, please attend this event and
feel free to invite guests. We only ask that you bring a dish
to share. There will be a signup sheet in the church in the
weeks before the event so that we know how many to plan
for and what food people are bringing to the Foyer.

DUANESBURG 250 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Duanesburg 250 has many events planned for the Fall to
commemorate the founding of the Town of Duanesburg
250 years ago.
On August 23rd, Christ Church will celebrate a Sunday

service typical of an Episcopal church service in the 18th
century. As we move closer to that date, we will be asking
parishioners to assist with the reception following this
service, as we hope to have a number of guests in
attendance that Sunday.
On September 19th, the Duanesburg Historical Society is
sponsoring a drive-about, with nearly 30 historical sites
featured, including our church. Volunteers are scheduled
to give brief presentations at each location throughout the
afternoon.
The big, day long celebration will be on September 26th at
the Duanesburg High School, where there will be
Homecoming events for the school, as well as a craft fair,
farmers market, chicken barbeque, Blessing of the Animals,
conducted by our own Deacon Debbie, sports games,
sports clinics, and a program involving both State and
Town elected officials. It is shaping up to be a great event
to celebrate this anniversary.

Christ Church is a worshiping community of friends, joyfully serving,
encouraging and healing others in Jesus’s 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:
Cindy 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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