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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 
Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

ear Friends in Christ,

Each Sunday our children are invited to go on a Joyful

Journey. While this program took the place of our

traditional Sunday School, it is not primarily an education program.


The children are worshipping just was the adults are, but at their
own level. Just like our liturgy, their time together each week
follows a set pattern.

INSIDE
Rectors Reflections

Holy High Five

WORSHIP/PRAISE: We begin with a simple song, often singing


words of praise to a familiar tune of a nursery rhyme.

View from the Pew

On My Honor

JESUS: The children are invited to focus on the presence of our


Lord in their lives during the week by taking a Jesus doll with
them and keeping a journal of their activities together. Their entries
in the journal have included the following:

Parish Schedule

Calendar

6-7

Grand Foyer

Jesus and I . . .
. . . sat by the Christmas tree and enjoyed the lights
. . . ate ice cream at McDonalds
. . . learned about snails and mosquito fish
. . . played games together
. . . played cars and painted the walls.

SCRIPTURE: Each week we offer an interactive teaching on the Gospel reading for the day and
then engage in completing puzzles and games that all reinforce the message of the Bible reading.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: We offer four short prayers for others and for ourselves and close with the
Lords Prayer using our whole body to do so.
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SONG: We end our youth worship with a song and returns (somewhat quietly) to re-join the rest of the
congregation.
My thanks to all the leaders who have helped make this new program a success. If you would like to
participate in Joyful Journey and serve on a team once every 4 to 6 weeks, please let me know.
Yours in Christ,

Bill+

Holy High Five to Bryan, CJ, Evie and Jayden


for becoming acolytes! And also to Sharon,
Jane, Sandra and John for serving as mentors!

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VIEW FROM THE PEW


GODS GARDEN

od's Garden usually makes the average


person think of the Garden of Eden, the
first garden created by God for Adam
and Eve. When Jesus wanted to be alone with
God, His Father, he went to the Garden of
Gethsemane to pray.
My dear departed Mother was said to have
had a green thumb. All her houseplants thrived
and bloomed. I remember the beautiful garden
she had in our back yard, although I believe she
knew it was only created with God's help. She
was a very devoted person. Actually, God has His
creative hand in all gardens.
As a child I was much inspired by my mother's
garden, and started my own small garden across
the yard from hers. When I married and moved, I
started a garden. Everywhere I ever lived I have
started a garden and left it behind. I only hope
that those who followed, enjoyed the gardens as
much as I did.
In his poem My Garden Thomas Edward
Brown wrote:
A garden is a lovesome thing, God wrought!
Rose plot, Fringed pool, Fern's grot-

The veriest school of peace: yet the fool


contends that God is not-Not God! In Gardens! When the eve is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign;
'tis very sure God walks in mine.
C. Austin Miles composed the music and
words to In The Garden
I come to the garden alone,
while the dew is still on the roses;
and the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
the Son of God discloses.
And he walks with me and He talks with me,
and He tells me I am His own;
and the joy we share as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.
Friends are the flowers in the garden of life.
Blessings to you all. May the Holy Spirit dwell in
Christ Church.
You are all in my daily prayers.
In His love,

Doris J. Weiler

CHRISTIAN LIVING

ow many of you have ever felt


unappreciated, deserted, unloved,
depressed, or just plain lonely? We must
remember that we are never ever entirely alone.
Our own Guardian Angel is watching over us and
The Holy Spirit is around us and within us. The Jesus
Prayer is a comfort and quite helpful. I have used
it myself many times. We must also remember the
boundless, merciful and unremitting love of God.
God created mankind in his own image. That
means we are all the same and equal. God also
gave us free choice, so that each of us is also
unique. God will use each of His people equally,
to serve Him best according to each ones unique
gift of talent.
In our God given choices, we should retain
our dignity and self-respect and not abuse our
bodies with excesses (like over-eating, drinking
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too much, using drugs, etc.) Most importantly, we


should always live by Gods Laws and the
teachings of Jesus Christ. If we do this, our lifestyle
will become synonymous with Christian Living.
Shouldnt it be our ultimate goal in life, to try to
be a good Christian? Jesus said: lo I am with you
always, even unto the end of the world. (St.
Matthew 28:20)
What a comfort to know that with just a
prayer, help and the love of the Lord are always
near to us. I close with the thoughts of one of my
favorite songs: Youll Never Walk Alone.
You are all always in my prayers.
In His Peace and Love,

Doris J. Weiler

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ON MY HONOR.

By: Deacon Debbie

n my honor I will try to serve God and


my country. To help other people at all
times. And to obey the Girl Scout Law.

My fellow Girl Scouts and I said this pledge


weekly at the start of every meeting along with
the Pledge of Allegiance. Although the
language has changed slightly it still contains
the same message and I am proud of being a
Girl Scout alumni.

Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an


organization that would prepare girls to
meet their world with courage, confidence,
and character.
In 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era
and at a time when women in the United States
couldnt yet votethis nearly deaf 51-year-old
sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to
embrace, together, their individuality, strength,
and intellect.

I was part of Mohawk Pathways from


Juliette, affectionately known as
Brownies through the final year as a
Daisy by her family and close friends,
Cadette at the age of 14.
gathered 18 girls in her hometown of
Scouting taught me so much: how
Savannah, Georgia, to share what she
to treat others, how to serve others,
had learned abroad about a new
how to work as part of a team,
outdoor and educational program for
how to respect authority, how to
youth, and with this, the Girl Scout
go camping and all the while
Movement was born. Along with Juliette,
these first Girl Scouts blazed trails and
having fun doing it. For example,
redefined what was possible for
my fellow tent mates and I learned
themselves and for girls everywhere.
very quickly if we thought, as
teenagers, we were sleeping in, the
They played basketball. They hiked,
camp director, Mrs. Hendrick, and
swam, and camped. They learned to
read the world around themfor
her big, lovable dogs had different
Truly,
ours
is
a
circle
of
instance, by studying a foreign
ideas!
friendships, united by our language and telling time by the stars.
Humor aside, the Girl Scouts ideals.
They shared a sense of curiosity and a
value many of the same principles
belief that they could do anything.
 Juliette Gordon Law
we as Christians value and I am
But most importantly, just like Girl
very pleased to tell you a Daisy/Brownie troop
Scouts across the country and around the globe
will begin meeting in the downstairs of the
today, they offered a helping hand to those in
parish hall starting in September. This troop is
need and worked together to improve their
made up of girls from 5 to 9 years old. During
corner of the world.
one of their meetings Sharon Mericle, who was
That small gathering of girls Juliette Gordon
a Girl Scout in Connecticut, and I will be
Low hosted over a century ago has grown into a
bringing mementoes of when we were Girl
global movement in which all girls can see
Scouts to show the girls and tell them what
themselves reflectedand that today includes
scouting was like for us. In exchange for using
nearly 3 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries and
the parish hall they have offered to perform
more than 59 million alumnae, united across
distance and decades by lifelong friendships,
small service projects around the church and
shared adventures, and the desire to do big
parish hall.
For those who are possibly not as familiar
with Girl Scouting below is a brief article about
its origins and how it has grown to a worldwide
organization from their website:
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things to make the world a better place.

It is my hope this is the beginning of a long


and special relationship between Christ Church
and the Girl Scouts. 

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 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 
PARISH SCHEDULE
Date

Acolyte

Greeters

Lectors

08/07/2016

John Weiler & Jayden

Barbara Hinrichs

Sandra DePoalo & John Weiler

08/14/2016

Sandra DePoalo &


Evie

Kyle & Tonya Rudolphsen

Cal Weyers & Doug Fortman

08/21/2016

Bryan Salisbury

Carm Fusco

Marge Cummings &


Tonya Rudolphsen

08/28/2016

Jane Weyers & CJ

Phil & Jenna Sayles

Linda MacDougall &


Barbara Munson

09/04/2016

Bryan Salisbury

Andrea & Bryan Salisbury

Bryan Salisbury &


Bart MacDougall

09/11/2016

Sharon Mericle & Evie

Barbara Hinrichs

Sharon Mericle &


Barbara Hinrichs

09/18/2016

Jane Weyers & Jayden

Kyle & Tonya Rudolphsen

Elizabeth Iseman &


Tippe Miller

09/25/2016

Sandra DePoalo & CJ

Carm Fusco

Steve & Sherry Schrade

Date

Chalice

Altar Guild

DoK
Prayers of the People

08/07/2016

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon Mericle

Deacon Debbie

08/14/2016

Elizabeth Iseman

08/21/2016

Elizabeth Iseman

08/28/2016

Elizabeth Iseman

09/04/2016

Elizabeth Iseman

09/11/2016

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth Iseman

Elizabeth Iseman

09/18/2016

Sharon Mericle

Elizabeth Iseman

Sharon Mericle

09/25/2016

Sharon Mericle

Sharon Mericle

Deacon Debbie

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Linda MacDougall &


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

Elizabeth Iseman
Deacon Debbie
Deacon Debbie
Deacon Debbie

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Joyful Journey

Joyful Journey
begins

Counters
Judy Breitenstein &
Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle &
Phil Sayles
Jane Weyers &
Steve Schrade
Andrea Salisbury &
Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein &
Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle &
Phil Sayles
Jane Weyers &
Steve Schrade
Andrea Salisbury &
Cindy Creasy
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 AUGUST 2016 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday
31 PENTECOST 12
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

7 PENTECOST 13
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Bruce Smith

Monday
1

Rick & Laura


Lucia

21 PENTECOST 15
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

22

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Thursday
4

Friday

Saturday

Brandon
Hammond

Emily Iseman

15

28 PENTECOST 16
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

Wednesday
3

Ed McKinley

14 PENTECOST 14
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

Olivia Munson

Tuesday
2

16

23

10

11

12

Steve & Sherry


Schrade

Kennedy
Chandler

17
Vestry Mtg 7pm

18

24

25

13
Mia Moses

19

20

Brenda Warner,
Margot Williams

Curtis Rabideau

26

27
Grand Foyer 6pm

Theresa Munson

Bob & Cindy


Skala
29

30

31

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Sunday
28 PENTECOST 16
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

29

30

31

4 PENTECOST 17
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

5 LABOR DAY

10

11 PENTECOST 18
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

12

CJ Palluti,
Gabriel Jesco

Lena Dominy

13
Edna Taber

Raul Bastiani III,


Zoe Gravina

14

Emily Lenehan,
Nathalie Lenehan

15

Edward &
Stephanie
McKinley

16

17

Joey Dominy,
John David Iseman

April & Milde


Kosier

23

24

30

Jordan Latter
18 PENTECOST 19
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

19

20
Doug Fortman

21
Vestry Mtg 7pm

22

28

29

Barbara
Featherstonhaugh

Bob & Christine


Chandler
25 PENTECOST 20
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

26

27

Devin Fortman,
Curtis White
Judith & Glen
Doell

Bryan Salisbury

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Art Crandall, Paul


Munson III

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GRAND FOYER

he Grand Foyer celebration, marking the end of the Foyers, is scheduled for 6pm on
Saturday, August 27th at Steve and Sherry Schrades home, 1619 Eaton Corners Road.
All are welcome to attend, even if you did not participate in a foyer group. Please bring
a dish to pass. There will be a signup sheet in the back of the church so that we know how
many people will be attending and what food people will be bringing. 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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Christ Church
P.O. Box 92
Duanesburg, New York 12056-0092

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