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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

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Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,


June is National Alzheimers and Brain Awareness month.
With that in mind, I would like to share with you some
facts about the most common form of dementia.


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* More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimers

Rectors Reflections

* Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the


disease

Thank You

Annual Church Picnic

* 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimers or another dementia

View from the Pew

What I Learned from


My Mother

Parish Schedule

* Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death and it kills more


than breast and prostate cancer combined
* In 2015, more than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated
18.1 billion hours of unpaid care
* In 2016 Alzheimers and other dementias will cost the nation 236
billion dollars

Calendar

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News & Notes

For some of us the disease goes beyond the facts and figures. It is
personal. I lost my mother and my grandfather to the disease. At
Christ Church at least four members have experienced some form of dementia.

Alzheimers is a progressive disease that compromises all cognitive functions as the brain shrinks. Not
only do people forget who their family members are, they often forget who they are. The last couple
of years of her life, my mother had no recollection of ever being a mother. In order to communicate
with her, I had to switch from calling her Mom, to calling her Eileen. It was the only name she had
known all her life.
Although the disease has the potential to bankrupt our healthcare system, there is still little that the
average person knows about the disease. To help remedy that, I will place some literature in the

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parish hall and encourage you to read it yourself and share it with anyone you think might be
interested. For additional information, you can also go to www.alz.org or www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
(National Institute of Health.)
Until we find a cure for this disease, we need to find new ways to minister to each other with
compassion and new ways to allow those with a diagnosis to teach us how to live as more faithful
disciples.
Yours in Christ,

Bill+
Jim and Barbara Featherstonhaugh will be having our cemetery
restored this summer. In the process of investigating the repair of
his father's headstone, Jim decided to have everything put to
rights. This is something which has needed to be addressed for
quite some time. It is a blessing to have the project taken on by
the Featherstonhaugh family.
Many thanks from the Vestry and Congregation.

ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC


The Annual Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 26, immediately after Mass at the Van
Patten Mill Park (off Depot
Road in Duanesburg).
The Vestry will provide
hamburgers, hotdogs,
condiments, paper goods,
plastic forks and knives. There
are several picnic tables at
the park. Bring a dish to pass
as well as any drinks, ice, and
chairs you might want!
We hope to see you there
feel free to bring a friend.

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VIEW FROM THE PEW


JUNE THAT MARVELOUS MAGICAL MONTH

une is that month of traditional weddings and


graduations. In each case, life is full of
expectations and dreams. Unlike night dreams
which can be good, indifferent or bad nightmares, the
dreams of daydreamers are controlled, rose-colored
or idealistic. There is nothing wrong with daydreams,
however, as it is simply a form of hope and trust in
God.
In the Collins Gem Dictionary of The Holy Bible:
Dream. Even in the modern world there is a pseudoscience of dream interpretation. In scripture there is a
sense of something more than a heavy supper
causing dreams, and since God is the prime cause of
everything, dreams must be a form of communication
between God and man, conveying messages of
encouragement or warning (Judges 7,13; Matthew
27,19). Mosaic law, whilst accepting the divine origin
of dreams was not always ready to accept the
dreamer's word that his dream had been as he
revealed it (Deut. 13:1-5) See Vision.
Vision. It could be said that the dream is what is seen,
and that the vision is the addition of significance to
what is seen. They believed that it was a means of
communication between God and man; and this is
particularly true of the visions of the prophets. But
clearly their visions were exceptional simply because
the prophets were exceptional men.
God came to many in dreams throughout the
scriptures. Dreams are mentioned numerous times in
The Holy Bible. Two immediately came to my mind

Jacob's dream of a ladder to Heaven; and Joseph (of


the Coat of Many Colors fame) and his prophetic
dreams and dream interpretations for Pharaoh. Other
dreamers were Solomon, Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, to
name a few. In the New Testament (in Matthew) when
Joseph had doubts about Mary, he had a dream and
an angel appeared to tell him her child was
conceived of the Holy Spirit. After the birth of Jesus,
the wise men were warned in a dream not to return to
Herod. Joseph also was warned in a dream to flee to
Egypt with the child Jesus and His mother. After the
death of Herod, Joseph again had a dream which
sent the little family and young Jesus to Nazareth in
the province of Galilee.
Among our modern dreamers was Martin Luther King,
Jr. who had high hopes for his race and trust in God for
peace as he made his famous speech I have a
dream. Certainly Mother Teresa lived a life of
dedicated dreams of helping the oppressed, the poor,
the hungry and spreading the Word of God.
Dream on....Dream on, my friends. Dare to dream
highest hopes and aspirations. Love the Lord with all
your heart, keep His commandments and never ever
lose your hope, faith and trust in God.
You are all in my daily prayers.
In His love and Peace,

Doris J. Weiler

BROTHERS

have read a delightful book entitled How The Light


Gets In (the title echoes a line from a song
Anthem by Leonard Cohen). The book is written
with humor and compassion by Brian E. Pearson, who
is Canadian, a writer and a musician. He also happens
to be a priest who has served congregations in and
around Toronto. His book contains a collection of short
stories about these people he has known in church life
and about clergy experiences. His people are
charming, tragic, humorous or eccentric but all are
human. Some of his stores have been used in his
sermons. Subject matter is varied and they project
profound messages and lessons just as varied. One of
his stories is about two brothers. Sound familiar?
There are stories in the Bible about brothers. We will
begin at the beginning with the story of Cain and
Abel. This dealt with jealousy and has a tragic ending
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of death by murder. The Bible also contains the story of


Jacob and Esau, twin brothers of Isaac and Rebekah.
Esau was first born with Jacob following on his heels.
Isaac loved Esau and Rebekah loved Jacob. One day
Esau, who was faint with hunger, sold his birthright to
his younger twin for the sake of food and drink. When
Isaac was old and his eyes dim, Jacob, urged by his
mother, tricked his father into giving him his blessing
meant for Esau. After many years, when Esau found
Jacob, they were reconciled.
Father Pearsons story is of two brothers who were very
close. The younger brother followed in his big brothers
shadow, even after both were married, until a quarrel
led to an estrangement. A path through the woods
that connected their two homes became overgrown

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during their years of separation. It was not until the
younger brother was suffering from cancer that their
true love for one another broke the barrier. There was
a reconciliation and more importantly, forgiveness.
After his brothers death, the older brother cleared the
path trough the woods again so the families of the two
brothers could share in their love and forgiveness.
Like the brothers, we as Christians, receive the gift of
reconciliation and forgiveness and also have a death
to remember, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who

died for our sins. But more importantly, God raised Him
from the dead. We receive that gift of forgiveness in
the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the bread and
wine of The Holy Eucharist. Like the older brother, may
we also open a path for others to share with us our
gifts of reconciliation, forgiveness and Gods
everlasting Love You are all always in my prayers.
You are all always in my prayers.
In His love and Peace,

Doris J. Weiler

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY MOTHER

By: Deacon Debbie

Mother's can leave a wonderful imprint on the lives of their children. Their lives, their actions speak volumes.
Moments with mothers often become the foundation of memories that in turn become stories which are shared
with the family for years to come. Below are memories and lessons learned from our mothers provided by the
members of Christ Church of all ages.
 Some of my fondest memories and lessons I learned

from my mother was about volunteering. Whatever my


brother and I were involved in, she was as well. She was
a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, Assistant Troop
Leader for my Brownie and Girl Scout Troops though
she drew the line at camping, she became a bowling
coach when I entered the Rolling Greens Junior
Bowling program and continued on long after I had
aged out of the program due to her passion for the
game. She served in a number of capacities in
organizations she belonged too as well. She was very
active in the Bradt Elementary School PTA. The
entrance to the school was at the end of our street.
When we were playing kick ball in the road someone
would usually just yell Car! to get us out of the road.
On PTA meeting nights however one of the kids would
yell Outta of the road! Here comes Mrs. Beachs
PTA!
 My mother taught me to finish brushing my teeth by

brushing my tongue

her nose in a good book. I came from a large family


but she tried to find time alone with each of us daily.
She was a beautiful, intelligent woman who devoted
her life to her family and I miss her every day.
 My mother taught me how to hug.
 My mother taught me dont give up your nice ways

be positive.
 My mom was able to show through words, actions,

emotions, support and unconditional love that I was


accepted and loved every day of my life, through ups
and downs, good and bad, heartache and sorrow,
happiness and joy.
 My mother taught my brothers and sisters many bible

songs.
 My mother taught me about no thank you helpings at

supper time.
 My mother taught me about love, compassion and to

help others.

 My mother said if you watched your pennies, the

dollars would take care of themselves. Therefore we


grew up with napkins which my mother was
convinced made the difference!
 Never wear your heart on your sleeve.
 Be kind and dont hurt peoples feelings.
 Speak when you are asked too, not when someone

else is speaking.
 If you dont have anything good to say, dont say

anything at all.
 You get more bees with honey than vinegar. In other

words you get more by being nice than nasty.


 My mother taught me patience.

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 I learned the love of reading. She could sit for hours,

 Some memories of my mom are that of a sweet and

loving woman who stood for family, togetherness and


helping others. She had no formal education but held
a wealth of knowledge in the important things of life.
She would even pick up hitchhikers because they
needed help. She made sure I always went to Sunday
school and church. My mom took in foster babies right
from birth. They would stay with us until the adoptions
were finalized. Ironically, I learned that I too was
adopted. I never let my mom know of my discovery,
because it didnt matter. God had blessed me with the
greatest mom ever and I was so fortunate and so
loved.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to my sermon for
Mothers Day!

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PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

06/05/2016

John Weiler

Carm Fusco

06/12/2016

Sandra DePoalo

Phil & Jenna Sayles

06/19/2016

Bryan Salisbury

Andi & Bryan


Salisbury

06/26/2016

Jane Weyers

Barbara Hinrichs

Sharon Mericle
& CJ
John Weiler &
Jayden
Sandra DePoalo
& Evie

Kyle & Tonya


Rudolphsen

Lectors

Joyful Journey

Steve & Sherry Schrade

07/24/2016

Bryan Salisbury

Andi & Bryan


Salisbury

Sandra DePoalo &


John Weiler
Cal Weyers &
Doug Fortman
Marge Cummings &
Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle &
Barbara Hinrichs
Bryan Salisbury &
Bart MacDougall
Linda MacDougall &
Barbara Munson
Elizabeth Iseman &
Tippe Miller

07/31/2016

Jane Weyers &


CJ

Barbara Hinrichs

Steve & Sherry Schrade

07/03/2016
07/10/2016
07/17/2016

Date
06/05/2016
06/12/2016
06/19/2016
06/26/2016
07/03/2016
07/10/2016
07/17/2016
07/24/2016
07/31/2016

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Greeters

Phil & Jenna Sayles

Steve & Sherry Schrade


Tonya, Nancy & April
Father Bill & Barbara

Altar Guild

DoK
Prayers of the People

Counters

Sharon Mericle

Deacon Debbie or
Father Bill

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth Iseman

Judy Breitenstein & Tonya Rudolphsen

Sharon Mericle

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

Deacon Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Deacon Debbie

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

Elizabeth Iseman

Judy Breitenstein & Tonya Rudolphsen

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon Mericle

Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

Elizabeth Iseman

Deacon Debbie

Jane Weyers & Steve Schrade

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth Iseman

Andrea Salisbury & Cindy Creasy

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

Carm Fusco

Deacon Debbie &


Sharon

Linda MacDougall &


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

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BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

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

Monday
30 Memorial Day

5 PENTECOST 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

Brandon Lucia

Tuesday
31

Wednesday
1

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

10

11

15
Vestry Mtg 7pm

16

17

18

21

22

23

24

25

Adam & Dianne


Acevedo

Benjamin
Lenehan

28

Ryan & Tricia


Moses
29

30

John Michael
Iseman

Caitlin Menzies,
Tricia Moses

Analisa Bastiani,
June VanWie

2
Jasmine Therrion

John Chandler
Tonya & Kyle
Rudolphsen

8
Billy Lucia

Andrea Fortman
12 PENTECOST 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

13

19 PENTECOST 6
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

20

26 PENTECOST 7
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

14
Christopher
Lenehan

Samantha Moses

27

Joan Langston,
Deborah Van Zink

Eva Weyers, Dan


Menzies

John & Elizabeth


Iseman

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Sunday
26 PENTECOST 7
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am
John & Elizabeth
Iseman
3 PENTECOST 8
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

Monday
27

Tuesday
28

Wednesday
29

Thursday
30

Eva Weyers, Dan


Menzies

4 INDEPENDENCE
DAY

Bonnie Kerr, Evie


Kosier

Carl Breitenstein

Friday

Saturday

John Michael
Iseman

Caitlin Menzies,
Tricia Moses

15

16

Bob & Brenda


Warner

Alexander
Rabideau, Terry
Williams

22

23

Molly Powers

Paul Munson IV,


Michael Kosier
10 PENTECOST 9
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

11

17 PENTECOST 10
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

18

12

13

14

Cal Weyers

19

20
John Weiler

21
Tippe & Tony
Miller

Bobby & Allison


Chandler

Jim & Barbara


Featherstonhaugh
24 PENTECOST 11
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

25

31 PENTECOST 12
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

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26

27

28

29

30

Camille
Crandall

Ed McKinley

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NEWS & NOTES


148TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
 JUNE 10TH JUNE 12TH

ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC


 JUNE 26TH

GRAND FOYER
 LATE AUGUST

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

The Annual Church Picnic will be


held on Sunday, June 26,
immediately after Mass at the Van
Patten Mill Park (off Depot Road in
Duanesburg). The Vestry will provide
hamburgers, hotdogs, condiments,
paper goods, plastic forks and
knives. There are several picnic
tables at the park. Bring a dish to
pass as well as any drinks, ice, and
chairs you might want! We hope to
see you therefeel free to bring a
friend.

The Grand Foyer celebration is


tentatively scheduled for Saturday,
August 27th and Steve and Sherry
Schrades home. All are welcome to
attend. Stay tuned for additional
details and the final date and time.
We hope to see you there!

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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