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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 SEPTEMBER 2015 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,

Over the next few months I invite you to join me in


participating in a program titled The Discovery Series: A Christian
Journey. Like our lives, careers and relationships, our spiritual growth is
also a journey. It is one that can lead in many directions. The course is
intended to help everyone as they begin their own personal journey
in a lifelong relationship with God. You may participate in all the
session or simply those that are of most interest to you or best fit your
schedule.

INSIDE

We will begin on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM with a look at


Episcopal Worship. The focus of this session will be on the history,
traditions and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. Participants
will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of
the Church, The Book of Common Prayer and Episcopal Church
governance. The following Sunday, in place of a sermon, we will offer
an Instructed Eucharist.

Rectors Reflections

Deacons Notes

Rummage Sale

Community News

Blessing of the Animals

View from the Pew

Parish Schedule

Calendar

Diocesan News

Other sessions to be scheduled in the months to come include: A Journey of Faith with a focus on
understanding the basics of Christianity not only what we believe, but why we believe and how we
enter the community of faith through Baptism. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own
spiritual journey, the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, the Creeds and the Baptismal
Covenant. We will continue with A Path to Spiritual Maturity and will focus on a rule of life and explaining
how our faith is a living, growing part of us that changes through our experiences. We will explore our
Spiritual Gifts, gaining a perspective for how God wants us to live our lives looking at our God-given
talents, our personality and our experiences. We will reflect on how to use our gifts for ministry. Finally, we
will study the Great Commission Focus: learning how we reach others with Gods good news.
Participants will experience a variety of exercises designed to help recognize, approach and
communicate with those seeking a closer relationship with God. We will address questions such as What
is Mission? How do we spread the Good News? What is my Lifes Mission?
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The program consists of five courses that will be offered throughout the year. I invite you to join us for the
first session on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.
Yours in Christ,

Bill+
DEACONS NOTES
Color Me Calm

by Deacon Debbie

Have you ever watched children color in their


favorite coloring books? They pick out colors, one
at a time, marking the page, tracing lines, slowly
filling in the picture, bringing it to life. Theyre
often so peaceful and at ease. Why
cant adults have that too?
It turns out, they can, and they
should! Adult coloring books are
rising in popularity as stressed out
folks find peace of mind inside the
lines. The slow, deliberate coloring
of shapes and pictures involves
both logic and creativity, which in
turn induces relaxation by repressing
the activity of the amygdala, a part
of the brain that controls stressrelated emotions. Taking time to
unwind creatively has the potential
to reduce stress by channeling it into the colors
on a page.
The trend of adult coloring books has taken off,
especially in the United Kingdom and France,
where the books are bestsellers. The movement is
also making its way across the pond, as more
and more coloring books are creeping their way

up bestsellers lists. The books range from the


elaborate Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt
and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford to the
whimsical The Mindfulness Coloring Book: AntiStress Art Therapy for Busy People
by Emma Farrarons, to the chance
to color celebrities in illustrator Mel
Simone Elliots books, Colour Me
Good.
Art therapy has often taken the
form of crafts, music, or free-form
drawing, but theres something to
be said to coloring inside the lines.
Simply speaking, the act of
concentrating on coloring a design
greatly reduces your focus on
anything worrisome. Just think: as a
kid, were you ever worried about
anything while you colored? Of course not!
Especially in this digital age, its helpful to take
your eyes off the screen and zone out into a
beautiful lined canvas of a garden, a country
scene, or even a whimsical cat, just waiting to be
splashed with color. And who doesnt love to
color?

RUMMAGE SALE
Clean out closets, organize the
garage, and let those unused items
find a new home at the Rummage
Sale.
Friday, October 16: 4-7
Saturday, October 17: 9-2,
(bag sale 12 2)
Item Drop-Off 5 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/14 &
Thursday, 10/15

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Please deliver items clean and in


working order, no electronics
Volunteers welcome!
Call Jane Weyers with questions or
for pick up, 817-3782.

Need inspiration? Read The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up, by


Marie Kondo.

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SEPTEMBER 2015

COMMUNITY NEWS
Duanesburg 250
An Ecumenical Service in recognition of Duanesburg 250th Anniversary will be held on September
20th from 3-5:00pm at the Florida Baptist Church. Additionally, the Duanesburg 250th Anniversary
Celebration is going to be held on September 26th. Planned events include:








9-12:00pm Coffee hour and tour Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps


10-3:00pm Open House at the Duanesburg Area Community Center
12-4:00pm Craft Fair and Farmers Market at the Duanesburg Jr-Sr High School
2-4:00pm Blessing of the Animals at Our Lady of Fatima Church
4-5:00pm Formal Recognition Program at the Duanesburg Jr-Sr High School
3-6:00pm Chicken Barbeque at the Duanesburg Jr-Sr High School
6-7:00pm Music at Our Lady of Fatima Church
For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/Duanesburg250.

Outreach Opportunities
 Prayer Shawl Ministry:
There is an active prayer shawl ministry at Our
Lady of Fatima in Delanson. They make shawls for
those who are homebound or ill along with lap
blankets, hats, mittens and blankets for infants
who are being christened. They meet once a
month and there is plenty of yarn! If interested
please contact Lynn ORourke, Parish Life
Director, at 518-895-2788.

 Our Lady of Fatima Food Pantry:


The food pantry, which serves up to 80 area
families, is in need of the following non perishable
food items:










Canned fruit
Pasta
Canned sweet potatoes
Juice canned or plastic bottle
Cranberry sauce
Canned gravies
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Monetary donations if you wish to make
a donation please put a check in the
offering with Food Pantry in the memo
line

 Tools for the Journey: Well Woman


Sponsored by Healing a Womans Soul
Date: September 11-12, 2015
Location: the Dominican Retreat Center in
Niskayuna
Cost: $120 includes retreat materials, private
room and meals. Limited scholarships available.

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Additional information: hawsretreats@gmail.com


or 315-725-6504

 2015 Low Vision Technology Fair FREE TO


THE PUBLIC
Presented by Northeastern Association of the Blind
in Albany
Date: October 15, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: St. Sophias Greek Orthodox Church, 440
Whitehall Road, Albany

 Advance Core Planning: What Are the


Available Options?
Albany Guardian Society invites you to a
community forum which will be held on Tuesday,
September 22, 2015, at The Desmond Hotel, 660
Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
They hope you will be able to attend this
community forum. While there is no charge to
attend, registration is required by September 16,
2015. You may register in one of the following ways:

Call Albany Guardian Society's registration
phone line at 518-269-3976

Email Albany Guardian Society at
director@albanyguardiansociety.org. Please
note "September 22 Forum" in the subject
line.

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each of us is unique. We have each,


by the Grace of God, been
endowed with the gift of talents.

VIEW FROM THE PEW


All Creatures Great and Small
All Things Bright and Beautiful is
a familiar hymn, set to a familiar tune
in both the 1940 Hymnal and the
new
1982
Hymnal,
with
the
exception that a Descant has been
added
to
the
1982
version.
Regardless to what way we may
choose to sing this hymn, the
message is the same. It is a
cherished
hymn
concerning
creation.
Each stanza presents a different
part of this wonderful creation and
the last one is:
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we may tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

God the Father created this


world and all that is in it. Each of us is
a part of this marvelous creation and

As Christians, we endeavor to
return these gifts to the Glory of
God. Because we are each unique,
so are our talents unique. There are
many areas in which to return our
gifts to God. Some are Altar Guild
work, Artistic as well as house
painting, Chalice bearer, Cooking
and baking, Cleaning and polishing,
Composing letters, messages or
music, Driving fellow parishioners to
services, Leadership, Organizing a
library, Participation in church
services such as Playing music,
Praying, Reading, or Singing, Also,
Using a computer, Visiting the shutins, Serving on the vestry or other
volunteer capacities.
Most of us are aware of what our
talents are and our limitations, but
since God moves in mysterious ways,

our limitations can and will become


boundless.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Let us give thanks to God for all His


gifts bestowed upon us. Thank God
for His Son Jesus Christ who lived the
perfect life and who died and was
resurrected for our salvation and
eternal life. Pray for all Bishops,
Priests, Deacons and Lay Leaders in
the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.
Pray for Christ Church, all who are ill
and those who are alone.
You are all always in my daily
prayers.
In His love and peace,

Doris J. Weiler 

 SEPTEMBER 2015 
PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters

Lectors

Bell Ringer

Sunday School

Kyle & Tonya


Rudolphsen
Carm Fusco &
Barbara Heimlich

Marge Cummings &


Tonya Rudolphsen
Sandra DePoalo &
John Weiler

Sharon Mericle

Phil & Jenna Sayles

Steve & Sherry Schrade

Tony Miller

09/27/2015

Jane Weyers

Andrea & Bryan


Salisbury

Bryan
Salisbury

10/04/2015

Sandra DePoalo

Barbara Hinrichs

Cal Weyers &


Doug Fortman
Elizabeth Iseman &
Tippe Miller

09/06/2015

Sandra DePoalo

09/13/2015

John Weiler

09/20/2015

Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Tony Miller

Date

Chalice

Altar Guild

DoK
Prayers of the People

Counters

09/06/2015

Sharon

Elizabeth Iseman

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

09/13/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

09/20/2015

Sharon

Sharon Mericle

Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

09/27/2015

Sharon

Sharon

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

10/04/2015

Elizabeth

Debbie

Judy Breitenstein & Tippe Miller

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Linda MacDougall &


Cheryl Lennox
Linda MacDougall &
Cheryl Lennox

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SEPTEMBER 2015

 SEPTEMBER 2015 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
30 PENTECOST 14
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
No Sunday School

6 PENTECOST 15
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
No Sunday School

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

31

7 LABOR DAY

10

11

12

Raul Bastiani, III,


Zoe Gravina

Emily Lenehan,
Nathalie Lenehan

Jordan Latter

Edna Taber

Lena Dominy
13 PENTECOST 16
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
No Sunday School
Edward & Stephanie
McKinley
20 PENTECOST 17
Coming Together Sunday
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Duanesburg 250
Ecumenical Service 3-5pm
27 PENTECOST 18
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

4 PENTECOST 19
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Sunday School 10am

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14

15

16
Vestry Mtg 7pm

17

22
Barbara
Featherstonhaugh

28

29

Glenn & Judith


Doell
Devin Fortman,
Curtis White
5

23
The Discovery Series
7pm

24

30

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25
Bryan Salisbury

Art Crandall,
Paul Munson, III

19

Bob & Christine


Chandler

Joey Dominy,
John David Iseman

21

18

Doug Fortman

26
Duanesburg 250
Celebration,
Blessing of the
Animals 2-4pm
3

Phil & Jenna


Sayles

Paul & Theresa


Munson

Joan & John


Langston

Jane Weyers

10
Linda Dow

SEPTEMBER 2015

DIOCESAN NEWS
ALBANY EPISCOPALIAN
 FALL NEWSLETTER
The Fall 2015 edition of the Albany Episcopalian is
available on the Albany diocesan website. The newsletter,
published periodically throughout the year, includes
articles and information to foster spiritual growth and
highlight activities throughout the Diocese.
http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org

2015 BIBLE SYMPOSIUM


 SEPTEMBER 26TH

include articles and reviews in the Catholic Biblical


Quarterly, The Journal for the Study of the New
Testament, The Scottish Journal of Theology, Review of
Biblical Literature, Catalyst, Lectionary Homiletics and
reference articles in The Dictionary of Major Biblical
Interpreters, the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible,
and the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2d ed.,
forthcoming).

Join Dr. Garwood Anderson, Professor of New Testament


and Greek at Nashotah Theological Seminary and author,
at The Cathedral of All Saints.

It all starts at The Cathedral of All Saints on Saturday


September 26 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The day includes
coffee and danish in the morning and lunch at noon. Dr.
Anderson will spend time leading a talk exploring the
Gospels.

Dr. Anderson's research interests center especially on


narrative approaches to reading the gospels, the parables
of Jesus, Pauline soteriology, and the theological
appropriation of the New Testament. His publications

Tickets may be purchased online at


http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2094168, or
you may contact the Cathedral office for more information
(518-465-1342).

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:
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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