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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 APRIL/MAY 2017 

Photo by Christine Chandler

UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY

S
ince the vacancy for a part time Rector at Christ Church
was first published in January, just one candidate has 
submitted an application for and indicated an interest in
serving our congregation. After much discussion, reference INSIDE
checking and thoughtful prayer, the members of the Vestry
Update from the Vestry 1
unanimously determined that this particular candidate was not
the right fit for us. One factor that affects the sparsity of Easter Poem 2
candidates is the fact that at least 14 other parishes in the
Answering the Call 2
Albany Diocese are also currently seeking part time Rectors.
Thank You 3
For the part time Rector, the Vestry is offering a compensation
Parish Schedule 4
package worth up to $40,000 annually. This amount conforms
with the guidelines set by the Diocese of Albany. Eight years Calendar 5-6
ago, we were blessed when Fr. Bill Hinrichs was called to Christ
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Church Duanesburg. Let us pray that God once again sends
such an outstanding Rector to serve our congregation.

From The Book of Common Prayer:

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide
the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a
faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Steve Schrade
Search Committee Chairman
875-6559/steve.schrade@hotmail.com 

CHRIST CHURCH  DUANESBURG  NEW YORK


NEW LIFE
BY: SUE TOWLER

Spring is here what a relief This New Life is not limited


The Winter time is past To nature, don't you see
It means we can look forward We too can have a New Life
To the lighter nights at last If we come to Calvary

There is New Life all around us And lay our sins on Jesus
Wherever we cast our eye Who died for you and me
The bulbs are out what beauty He suffered death upon the cross
We behold as we walk by A spotless lamb was He

Their colours are so many We all can be his little lambs


White, yellow pink and blue And He our Shepherd, Friend
Purple, orange, red all shades Who never will forsake us
Giving gardens life anew On that we can depend

The little lambs are bleating So let's celebrate this Easter Day
Oh what a lovely sound The Lord is Risen indeed
There are baby chicks enjoying He has paid the price for all our sin
The new freedom they have found Halleluiah we've been freed. 

Answering the Call


By: Deacon Debbie
Earlier this year I started asking some of the children in the parish if they would like to be an
acolyte along with Jayden, CJ and Evie. Not only did Ian and Zach want to learn but when I
announced the first training session Drew and Nellie came too for a grand total of 7! Please
thank, support and encourage the children as they learn the duties of an acolyte and thank
the adults who mentor them (Sharon, Jane, Bryan, Sandra and John)!

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 APRIL/MAY 2017 
PARISH SCHEDULE

Date Celebrant Acolyte Greeters Lectors Joyful Journey


Bryan Salisbury Andrea & Bryan Elizabeth Iseman &
04/02/2017 Deacon Debbie Bob & Heather
& Drew Salisbury Sharon Mericle
Sandra Weiler & Kyle, Tonya & Steve & Sherry
04/09/2017 Fr. Jerry Adinolfi Nancy & April
Ian Lydia Rudolphsen Schrade

04/13/2017 Fr. John Scott Maundy Thursday 7:00pm Service

04/14/2017 Fr. John Scott Good Friday 7:00pm Service

04/16/2017 Sharon Mericle, Bryan Salisbury &


Fr. John Scott Jane Weyers No Joyful Journey
Easter CJ & Jayden Bart MacDougall
John Weiler & Cal Weyers & Doug
04/23/2017 Deacon Debbie Phil & Jenna Sayles Brendan & Amy
Zach Fortman
Jane Weyers & Andrea & Bryan Marge Cummings &
04/30/2017 Fr. James Jacob Sharon & Steve
Nellie Salisbury Tonya Rudolphsen
Sharon Mericle & Kyle, Tonya & Elizabeth Iseman &
05/07/2017 Fr. John Scott Jenna & Phil
Evie Lydia Rudolphsen Sharon Mericle
Bryan Salisbury Linda & Bart
05/14/2017 Fr. Jerry Adinolfi Jane Weyers Tonya & Steve
& Drew MacDougall
Sandra Weiler & Sandra & John
05/21/2017 Deacon Debbie Phil & Jenna Sayles Brendan & Amy
Ian Weiler
Fr. Alistair John Weiler & Andrea & Bryan Elizabeth Iseman &
05/28/2017 Bob & Heather
Morrison Zach Salisbury Sharon Mericle

DoK
Date Chalice Altar Guild Counters
Prayers of the People
Marge Cummings & Sharon Mericle &
04/02/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Cindy Creasy Phil Sayles
Marge Cummings & John Weiler &
04/09/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle
Cindy Creasy Steve Schrade
Marge Cummings &
04/13/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Maundy Thursday 7:00pm Service
Cindy Creasy
Marge Cummings &
04/14/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Good Friday 7:00pm Service
Cindy Creasy
Andrea Salisbury &
04/16/2017 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman
Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein &
04/23/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Tonya Rudolphsen
John Weiler &
04/30/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Steve Schrade
Sharon Mericle &
05/07/2017 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman
Phil Sayles
Linda MacDougall & Andrea Salisbury &
05/14/2017 Sharon Mericle Deacon Debbie
Cheryl Lennox Cindy Creasy
Linda MacDougall & Judy Breitenstein &
05/21/2017 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Cheryl Lennox Tonya Rudolphsen
Marge Cummings & Sharon Mericle &
05/28/2017 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman
Cindy Creasy Phil Sayles

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 APRIL 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


26 LENT 4 27 28 29 30 31 1
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Johnny Bard
Joyful Journey 10am

2 LENT 5 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Bob & Heather Bart & Linda
Joyful Journey 10am MacDougall MacDougall

9 PALM SUNDAY 10 11 12 13 MAUNDY 14 GOOD FRIDAY 15


Bible Study 9am THURSDAY Raising Crosses at
Holy Eucharist 10am Jim & Judy Thomas Walsh, Service at 7pm 7:30am; Evening
Joyful Journey 10am Breitenstein Alexis Weyers service at 7pm

Bryan & Andrea


Salisbury
16 EASTER 17 18 19 Vestry Mtg 7pm 20 21 22
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Jeremiah Lennox Alexandra Moses,
No Joyful Journey Tonya Rudolphsen

Morgan McKinley

23 EASTER 2 24 25 26 27 28 Rummage Sale 29 Rummage Sale


Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Dottie & Alvin Jim Breitenstein Dianne Acevedo, April Kosier Heather
Joyful Journey 10am Smith, Nancy & Ian MacDougall MacDougall
Shawn Palluti

30 EASTER 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Sharon Mericle Emma Connor
Joyful Journey 10am

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 MAY 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


30 EASTER 3 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Sharon Mericle Emma Connor
Joyful Journey 10am

7 EASTER 4 8 9 10 11 12 13
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Ashley Hunt Corinne Skala Andrea
Joyful Journey 10am Salisbury

Marissa Fortman

14 EASTER 5 15 16 17 Vestry Mtg 7pm 18 19 20


Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Gina Bastiani Marguerite Isabelle Acevedo
Joyful Journey 10am Menzies, Tracy MacDougall, Kelly
Rabideau, Amanda Schrade Powers
Weyers

21 EASTER 6 22 23 24 25 26 27
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Charlie Powers John Bard Elizabeth John Langston,
Joyful Journey 10am Iseman, Ryan Laura Lucia
Powers

28 EASTER 7 29 Memorial Day 30 31 1 2 3


Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Brandon Lucia Analisa Bastiani, Jasmine Therrion John Chandler
Joyful Journey 10am June VanWie

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NEWS & NOTES
HOLY WEEK RUMMAGE SALE ANNUAL CONVENTION
 APRIL 13TH APRIL 16TH  APRIL 28TH AND 29TH  JUNE 9TH JUNE 11TH
The schedule for Holy Week Mark your calendars and begin All are welcome to attend all or
services are as follows: collecting items for the big event! part of the 149th Annual
Sign-up sheets are located in the Convention of the Diocese of
 4/13 Maundy Thursday: back of the church for volunteers. Albany at the beautiful Camp of
Service at 7pm followed the Woods in Lake Pleasant.
by the Watch (Could you Items will be collected on There will be good food, worship,
not watch one hour?) Wednesday and Thursday workshops, activities and
 4/14 Good Friday: evenings, 4/26 and 4/27. fellowship.
Raising Crosses at
7:30am; Evening service Please visit the diocese website
at 7pm for details.
https://www.albanyepiscopaldio
 4/16 Easter: Service at cese.org/ 
10am followed by an egg
hunt for the children

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, Christ Church
Duanesburg, NY, on the corner of Rt. P.O. Box 92
20 and Duanesburg Churches Rd.
Duanesburg, New York 12056-0092
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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