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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 APRIL/MAY 2016 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,

Today, relaxing on the beach of conejitos bay in


Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, my thoughts
wandered to another beach by the Sea of Galilee. More
than two thousand years ago, demoralized and defeated
disciples of Jesus went back to their old jobs as fishermen only to
find themselves eating a late breakfast with Jesus, risen from the
dead.
Gazing at the waves crashing on the rocks in the bay, I reflected
on my journey to Mexico. I flew from Albany to Detroit, to Mexico
City and finally to Huatulco. Each time the plane raced down the
runway attempting to gain enough speed to become air borne, I
wondered what the Wright brothers would have thought if they
had been in the seat next to mine. My guess is that they would
have been terrified and thrilled and amazed all at once.


INSIDE
Rectors Reflections

Mothers Day Tribute

View from the Pew

Parish Schedule

Healthy Recipe

Calendar

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News & Notes

During our three flights I read a book titled When Christ and the
Saints Slept, a historical novel written by Sharon Kay Penman that
chronicles the story of cousins Maude and Stephen as they fight for Englands throne. Reading of
sailors crossing the English Channel at the risk of their own lives, I wondered what medieval sailors
would think of taking a train via tunnel under the English Channel. A journey that took up to twentyfour hours by ship now takes a few minutes by a train traveling just under one hundred miles per hour.
My guess is that they would be terrified and thrilled and amazed all at once.
However terrified and amazed and thrilled the Wright brothers might be to fly on a modern jet or the
medieval sailor might be to travel through the Chunnel at lightning speed, their experience cannot
begin to be compared with the experience of the disciples when they met the risen Jesus. One day
they were certain the powers of darkness had one, and the next day their entire lives were turned
upside down. And yet, as amazing as Jesus resurrection was, that breakfast by the beach on the
Sea of Galilee was very ordinary ordinary, yet every minute filled with life and meaning.
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After spending most of the day soaking in the beauty of conejitos bay, Barbara and I went for a walk
along the beach. As we approached the rocks at the end of the bay we met a young Canadian
who asked if we had discovered the bay on the other side of the hill. We had no idea there was
another bay. Let me show you, he offered. Within a few minutes we were confronted with a
spectacular bay without beach chairs or umbrellas just pristine beauty.
You and I all interact with people who are as unaware of the joy of living in Christ as Barbara and I
were unaware of the little bay over the hill. During the fifty days of Easter may we, like that young
Canadian, reach out and offer the invitation, Let me show you. It is close at hand.
Yours in the Joy of the resurrection,
Yours in Christ,

Bill+

A Mothers Day Tribute


By: Deacon Debbie
This year I would like my sermon on Mothers Day to be a tribute to mothers but in order to do so I
need help. I am asking for members of Christ Church to share a special memory or story about their
mother, someone who was a mother figure in their life or as my godmother used to like to call
herself, my other mother. This request is going out to children of all ages at Christ Church. I will
include as many as time will allow in the sermon and plan on having all the stories available in
booklets for everyone to take home. Could you please either send me your story via e-mail at
dbeach21@verizon.net or place it in the box I will have in the back of the church. The deadline for
the stories will be April 24th!
Thank you and looking forward to reading your stories!
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VIEW FROM THE PEW


FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

he people that walked in darkness have seen a


the twin of darkness, having evil ambitions with a purpose
can only be the devil. We dont understand but feel fearful
great light;
They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, and even terrified of this darkness.
Upon them hath the light shined.
If we are not careful we may burn in hell. Thus, Crysania
The Book of Isaiah 9:2 (KJV)
speaks in a parable with the burning of the house.
I have been reading a book titled Time of The Twins
Caramon seems to be a symbol of God, in his always using
of the Dragon Lance Legends. One of the twins, Raistlin, is a his power to better the conditions of man. Crysania I see as
fragile man, but is a powerful arch mage with dark magical a Christ figure, being tempted by the devil, speaking in a
parable and is a light to her followers.
ambitions. He needs to tempt the cleric for his own
purposes. The other, Caramon, is a powerful man of
We, as Christians shall endeavor to insure that our
strength, a knight, who is always doing things for his twin in
church today is really doing good and bringing order and
an attempt to help him live a better life. Another main
structure to society and eradicating evil. Even more
character is Lady Crysania, a beautiful cleric of good who
importantly, we must share the Good News of Jesus Christ,
is the Reverend Daughter of Paladine. She is falling under
to spread His Word and Love into the world. We should
the spell cast by darkness, and strives to return to the light,
recognize the temptations of the devil for the evil ambitions
with the knight for protection.
they are. We may not fully understand, but instead of
trembling in fear, we must strive for protection and
In a conversation Crysania speaks with a translator of
direction in the strength and the power of God. He loved
books who assures her the church is doing good and
bringing order and structure to society and eradicating evil. the world so much, that He sent His Son to save the world.
Jesus is the truth, our Savior and the light of the world.
She answers Is it? Or are we like children, left alone at
night, who light candle after candle to keep away the
Then spake Jesus again unto them saying,
darkness. We dont see that the darkness has a purpose
I am the light of the world;
though we may not understand it and so in our terror, we
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness
end up burning down the house.
but shall have the light of life.
Give light to them that sit in darkness and in the
John 8:12 (KJV)
shadow of death,
You are all always in my prayers.
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:79 (KJV) In His love and Peace,
Although this is just a fablea fantasy, I was able to
assimilate a truth in the basic structure of the plot. Raistlin,

Doris J. Weiler

VOCATUS NON VOCATUS, Deus ad est.

ranslated from Latin, Called or not called, God is here


It is another way of saying God is Omnipresent, just as
He is Omnipotent (all powerful) and Omniscient (all
knowing). God in His redeeming presence is with us, and in
Jesus Christ, as we receive The Holy Eucharist, sharing His
Body and Blood. God is with us in every close encounter, in
pain, trial, tribulations and sorrow; in our regrets, hope,
success and joy. Whatever we do, wherever we are,
wherever we may go, He is there.
Among my audio tapes, one of my favorites is a song
by the Monks Of Weston Priory, titled Wherever You Go,
based on the Book Of Ruth The words are:
Wherever you go, I will go,
Wherever you live, so shall live
Your people, will be my people
and your God will be my God too
Wherever you die, I will die;
and there shall I be buried beside you;
We shall be together forever;
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and our love will be the gift of our God.


There is a story of an atheist, who in his determination to
influence his family in his own unbelief, wrote Anti-God
slogans all around his house. One day he made a sign:
GOD IS NOWHERE and posted it where his family would
be sure to see it. His small daughter, just learning to read,
spelled out: GOD IS NOW HERE. (Called or not called
God Is here.)
My friends, as we celebrate the various Holy Days, and
as we are now in the Pentecost season, may you be
blessed by His Holy Presence and be guided by your own
Guardian Angel.
Walk on in the Presence of God, for Called or not called,
God is here.
VOCATUS NON VOCATUS, Deus ad est.
You are all always in my prayers.
In His love and Peace,

Doris J. Weiler

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PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters

Lectors

Bell Ringer

04/03/2016

Sharon Mericle &


Bryan Salisbury

Phil & Jenna Sayles

Steve & Sherry Schrade

04/10/2016

John Weiler

Andi & Bryan


Salisbury

04/17/2016

Sandra DePoalo

Barbara Hinrichs

Sandra DePoalo & John


Weiler
Cal Weyers & Doug
Fortman

04/24/2016

Jane Weyers &


Bryan Salisbury

Kyle & Tonya


Rudolphsen

05/01/2016

Sharon Mericle

Carm Fusco

05/08/2016

Jane Weyers &


Bryan Salisbury

Phil & Jenna Sayles

05/15/2016

Sandra DePoalo

Andi & Bryan


Salisbury

05/22/2016

John Weiler

Barbara Hinrichs

05/29/2016

Sharon Mericle

Kyle & Tonya


Rudolphsen

Date
04/03/2016
04/10/2016
04/17/2016
04/24/2016
05/01/2016
05/08/2016
05/15/2016
05/22/2016
05/29/2016

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Marge Cummings &


Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle & Barbara
Hinrichs
Bryan Salisbury & Bart
MacDougall
Linda MacDougall &
Barbara Munson
Elizabeth Iseman & Tippe
Miller
Lena Santiago & Bart
MacDougall

Bryan
Salisbury
Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Joyful Journey
Jenna & Phil Sayles
Fr. Bill & Barbara
Hinrichs
Steve Schrade & Tonya
Rudolphsen

Tony Miller

Deacon Debbie &


Sharon Mericle

Bryan
Salisbury

Steve & Sherry Schrade

Tony Miller

Jenna & Phil Sayles

Bryan
Salisbury

Steve Schrade & Tonya


Rudolphsen
Fr. Bill & Barbara
Hinrichs

Tony Miller
Bryan
Salisbury

Chalice

Altar Guild

DoK
Prayers of the People

Counters

Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman
Elizabeth
Iseman
Sharon
Mericle
Sharon
Mericle
Sharon
Mericle
Sharon
Mericle
Sharon
Mericle

Marge Cummings &


Cindy Creasy

Deacon Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Elizabeth Iseman

Elizabeth Iseman

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon Mericle

Judy Breitenstein & Tonya Rudolphsen

Sharon Mericle

Deacon Debbie

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

Sharon Mericle

Deacon Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Elizabeth Iseman

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Sharon Mericle

Judy Breitenstein & Tonya Rudolphsen

Elizabeth Iseman

Deacon Debbie

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

Elizabeth Iseman

Elizabeth Iseman

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Linda MacDougall &


Cheryl Lennox
Linda MacDougall &
Cheryl Lennox

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Southern Caviar
Developed by Church Health Center Wellness
This dip is great tucked inside a pita or eaten with
tortilla chips. Take this to work for your lunch or use
it as an afternoon snack! Beans are a nutritional
powerhouse. They are loaded with nutrients,
including fiber and protein. Another benefit: they are
very inexpensive!
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes 14 servings
Serving Size: about cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 166; Total
Fat: 5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.6 g; Sodium: 99 mg; Carbohydrate: 25 g; Fiber: 7 g; Protein: 7 g
Ingredients:

2 (30-ounce) cans black eyed peas, rinsed and drained


1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can white corn, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 large rib celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
cup fresh parsley, chopped
cup olive oil
cup red wine vinegar
Dash of sea salt
teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
1. In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients. Stir well.
2. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

This article was featured in the Winter 2012: Mindful of Grace

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JULY & AUGUST 2015

 APRIL 2016 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

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

Monday
28

Tuesday
29

Ben Lennox

Wednesday
30

Carm Fusco

Thursday
31

Friday

Nolan McHugh,
Sherry Schrade

Saturday
2

1
Johnny Bard

Joshua Langston
3 EASTER 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am
Bob & Heather
MacDougall
10 EASTER 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am
Jim & Judy
Breitenstein
17 EASTER 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

24 EASTER 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

13

14

15
Rummage Sale

16
Rummage Sale

Bart & Linda


MacDougall

11

12

Thomas Walsh,
Alexis Weyers

18

Brian & Andrea


Salisbury

19
Jeremiah Lennox

25

26
Jim Breitenstein

20
Vestry Mtg 7pm

21

27

28

Morgan McKinley

22

23

29

30

Alexandra Moses,
Tonya Rudolphsen

Dianne Acevedo,
Ian MacDougall

Heather
MacDougall

Dottie & Alvin Smith

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BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS
Sunday
1 EASTER 6
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

8 EASTER 7
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

Monday
2

Tuesday
3

Wednesday
4

Sharon Mericle

Thursday
5 Ascension Day

Friday
6

Emma Connor

10

11

Saturday
7

Fr. Bill Hinrichs

12

Marissa Fortman

13

14

19

20

21

26

27

28

Elizabeth Iseman,
Ryan Powers

John Langston,
Laura Lucia

Corinne Skala

Andrea Salisbury

Ashley Hunt
15 WHITSUNDAY
(Day of Pentecost)
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

22 PENTECOST 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

29 PENTECOST 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

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16

17

Gina Bastiani Menzies,


Tracy Rabideau, Amanda
Weyers

Marguerite
MacDougall, Kelly
Powers

Harold & Mildred


Schworm
23

24

Charlie Powers

30 Memorial Day
Brandon Lucia

18
Vestry Mtg 7pm
Isabelle
Acevedo

25
John Bard

31

Analisa
Bastiani,
June VanWie

Jasmine
Therrion

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Tonya & Kyle
Rudolphsen

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NEWS & NOTES


FOYERS
 SPRING 2016

RUMMAGE SALE
 APRIL 15TH & 16TH

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.

148TH ANNUAL CONVENTION


 JUNE 10TH JUNE 12TH
The Annual Convention will once
again be held at Camp of the
Woods in Speculator, NY. Please
contact Fr. Bill if you are interested
in attending. For additional
information please visit the
diocesan website:
http://www.albanyepiscopaldioce
se.org/convention/2016/index.ht
ml

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
Tonya Rudolphsen
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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