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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,

On February 10, Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten


journey with Christians all around the world. Our theme at

Christ Church this year is Living Lent As People of the Resurrection.


My hope is that this theme will remind us that Lent is not an end in

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Rectors Reflections

People. A friend of mine often spoke of Lent as being similar to

Living Lent

baseballs spring training. It is a time to get back to basics, to

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prepare for the regular season. Similarly, Lent is a time for us to

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return to the basics of our faith, basic spiritual disciplines, to

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itself, but a time to focus on the larger picture. We are Easter

remember that regular life is a life empowered by the Jesus


Resurrection.

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We will begin with our liturgy on Ash Wednesday a day to reflect


and repent. As we are reminded of our mortality, we are
encouraged to focus our attention and energy on those things that really matter in life. To help us do
that we will offer a study with Ray Vanderlaan each Sunday at 9:00. Those of you who have seen
any of his video series know that they are excellent. The same will be true this year as we join him for
The Path to the Cross. Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM we will take time to ponder, reflect on our
purpose in life and what it means to be Gods people, and to proclaim Gods Love and praise God
for His goodness even in the midst of pain. Study booklets for this series will be distributed to all who
sign up for the study.
During Holy Week this year, I suggest we try something a bit different. In place of our usual Maundy
Thursday liturgy, Id like to invite you to join me for a Seder a meal similar to the one Jesus and his
disciples participated in as their last meal together. I will provide the symbolic foods and other
materials. However, we will need volunteers to provide some of the other foods. Recipes and
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shopping lists will be available in church, along with a sign-up list for those who would like to prepare
an appropriate dish for Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday, I would like to propose that we offer the
Living Stations of the Cross, much like we did a few years ago. Those of you who were there may
recall that volunteers acted out each station as we sang a verse to a hymn. After the singing
members of the congregation took turns offering a brief personal meditation based on one of the
stations. Again, we will need a different set of volunteers for Good Friday. This service can allow us an
opportunity to truly walk with Jesus to the Cross as we prepare to embrace anew our life as People
of the Resurrection.
I invite you to enter fully into one or more of our Lenten activities this year
Yours in Christ,

Bill+

Living Lent
As People of the Resurrection
A Special Series of Services for the
Season of Lent

oin us for Living Lent, a special series of services for the season of Lent.
Each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living Lent
as Easter people. The Ash Wednesday service in the series is based on
the word PONDER and reminds us that Lent is a time to ponder our
relationship with God and with one another and to discover the love of God
seen in the cross and empty tomb. The service includes an Imposition of
Ashes, readings from Scripture, a childrens sermon, a sermon and hymns
that help us to remember that we are people of the resurrection living in
Lent. 
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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

 FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 
PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters

02/07/2016

John Weiler

Phil & Jenna Sayles

02/14/2016

Sandra DePoalo

Andi & Bryan


Salisbury

02/21/2016

Jane Weyers

Barbara Hinrichs

02/28/2016

John Weiler

Kyle & Tonya


Rudolphsen

03/06/2016

Sharon Mericle

Carm Fusco

Lectors

Bell Ringer

Sandra DePoalo &


John Weiler
Marge Cummings &
Tonya Rudolphsen
Cal Weyers &
Doug Fortman
Sharon Mericle &
Barbara Hinrichs
Bryan Salisbury &
Bart MacDougall

Joyful Journey

Bryan
Salisbury

Deacon Debbie &


Sharon Mericle

Tony Miller

Steve & Sherry Schrade

Bryan
Salisbury

Fr. Bill & Barbara


Hinrichs

Tony Miller

Jenna & Phil Sayles

Bryan
Salisbury

Steve Schrade & Tonya


Rudolphsen

 March schedule to be provided at a later date. 

Date
02/07/2016
02/14/2016
02/21/2016
02/28/2016
03/06/2016

Chalice

Altar Guild

DoK
Prayers of the People

Counters

Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman

Marge Cummings &


Cindy Creasy

Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Elizabeth Iseman

Elizabeth

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon

Judy Breitenstein & Tonya Rudolphsen

Sharon Mericle

Debbie

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

***

Sharon Mericle

Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

 March schedule to be provided at a later date. 


*** Bishop Loves Visit

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 FEBRUARY 2016 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday
31 EPIPHANY 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

Monday
1

Tuesday
2

Wednesday
3

Thursday
4

Friday
5

Saturday
6

Bob Skala

7 EPIPHANY 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

14 LENT 1
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

15 PRESIDENTS
DAY

21 LENT 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

22

10 ASH
WEDNESDAY 7pm

11

16 Lenten Study
7pm

17 Vestry Mtg 7pm

23 Lenten Study
7pm

24

9
Ella Moses

Lisa McHugh

Thomas
Featherstonhaugh

Jessica Lucia

12

13

18

19

20

25

26

27

Bob MacDougall

Connie
Memmerth

Curt & Tracy


Rabideau

Kate Connor,
Jayden Sayles

Bill Lenehan
28 LENT 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

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1 Lenten Study
7pm

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Jennifer Wolfe

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

 MARCH 2016 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
28 LENT 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

6 LENT 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

Monday
29

Tuesday
1 Lenten Study
7pm

Wednesday
2

Thursday
3

Friday

Saturday

5
Jennifer Wolfe

8 Lenten Study
7pm

15 Lenten Study
7pm

16 Vestry Mtg 7pm

22 Lenten Study
7pm

23

29

30

10

Franklyn Aurelio
Acevedo

11

12

Bart MacDougall,
Denny Wolfe

Jodi Molnar
13 LENT 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

14

20 PALM SUNDAY
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

21

27 EASTER
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey N/A

28

Barbara Hinrichs

Ben Lennox

17

18

19

Lydia
Rudolphsen

Carm Fusco

Sandra DePoalo

24 MAUNDY
THURSDAY (service
time TBD)

25 GOOD FRIDAY
(service time TBD)

26

31

Nolan McHugh,
Sherry Schrade

Joyce Mason

Johnny Bard

Joshua Langston
3 EASTER 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

Bart & Linda


MacDougall

Bob & Heather


MacDougall
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NEWS & NOTES


RUMMAGE SALE
 APRIL 15TH & 16TH

FOYERS
 SPRING 2016
Groups of three to four single adults
or couples will be visiting each
others' homes for a simple meal and
enjoyable conversation over the next
few months. These are casual get
togethers scheduled by the members
at their convenience and a great
chance to know better the folks you
see regularly on Sunday. Anyone
still wishing to join a group please
contact Jane Weyers, 817-3782.
Thank you.

CHURCH VIDEO
 SAINT DUNSTON
Master blacksmith Bryan
Salisbury of Christ Episcopal
Church in Duanesburg tells the
story of Saint Dunstan and the
deal he made with the devil.
Please view the video and share
with friends!
https://youtu.be/VvZ6CLI_TiI

Mark your calendars and begin


collecting items for the big event!
Sign up sheets will be available in
the Parish Hall in the weeks
leading up to the sale for
volunteers. Items will be collected
on Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, 4/13 and 4/14.

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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P.O. Box 92
Duanesburg, New York 12056-0092

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