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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 

Photo by Christine Chandler

GODS PLAN
By Deacon Debbie

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to 
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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(Jeremiah 29:11)
Gods Plan 1

J
eremiah is my favorite prophet. When he is called to be a
prophet, he protests that he does not know how to speak Save the Date 2
well, and is merely a boy, but God tells him he is chosen for
Thank You 3
a life filled with the Spirit. He is to go and proclaim the truth
everywhere, and is assured God will put the right words into his Parish Schedule 4
mouth. So, in the tradition of the great Biblical prophets
Jeremiah goes to destroy and overthrow; to build and to Calendar 5-6
plant. Jeremiah teaches us that Gods power is not always
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found in those who are mighty, wealthy or politically connected.

On September 11, 2016, Fr. Bill and Barbara moved to St. Johns
in Cohoes. Like Jeremiah, we were going to a place we did not

want to go and we felt ill equipped. We did not want Father Bill
and Barbara to leave but we had to trust two things:

We had to trust that God has plans for all of us; plans not to harm us, but to give us hope and a
future.

The second was the power Holy Spirit would sustain all of us; sustain this community of Christ
Church. We were meant to face this journey together.

Soon it will be a year since we started this journey together not knowing what plan God had for
Christ Church but trusting in the plan He had. The year has not been without its challenges and
sorrows. But it has also been a year of joyful fellowship and of service to one another and the
community.

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CHRIST CHURCH  DUANESBURG  NEW YORK


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God willing it seems this journey may be coming to an end and a new one beginning. One of the
supply priests we have had has expressed a desire to be the next Rector of Christ Church Fr.
Alistair Morrison. There are many details yet to be worked out and it will require the Bishops
approval before it is official so I ask all of you to pray for the Search Committee and Fr. Alistair,
that Gods will be done.

*See the last page for additional information about the search for our next Rector. 

BIBLE SYMPOSIUM
The Bible Symposium for 2017 will be held
on Saturday, October 14 at The Cathedral ACOLYTE FESTIVAL
of All Saints, 62 S. Swan Street, Albany NY
Mend your parish banners, polish up your
12210. The speaker this year is The Rev. Dr.
processional crosses, and clean your
Michael Cover, an Episcopal priest and
thuribles! The Acolyte Festival is coming! The
Assistant Professor of Ancient Christianity
Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan Street,
and Judaism at Marquette University, and a
Albany NY 12210 will be the site of the
frequent contributor to The Living Church.
Grand Procession - a colorful parade of all
The title of Fr. Cover's presentation is Not as
the acolytes participating - followed by a
Orphans: Praying and Preaching with the
Eucharist service on Saturday, October
Saints of Scripture. Doors will open at 8:30
28th. All first-time participants will receive a
a.m. The presentation will begin at 9:00
medal and seasoned veterans will receive
a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. The cost for the
a pin. Save the date! 
day is $20. Coffee and pastries in the
morning and lunch are included. Come
and listen to a respected scholar help us
understand the Scriptures!

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D
ear Christ Church,

Thank you for paying for my Beaver Cross camp. I really appreciate it. I had
lots of fun. I did high ropes, archery, fishing, low ropes and much more. I liked
the game gold rush. This is when there is a field covered in stuff spray painted
gold. You would have to take a piece of gold and run to the front without being
sprayed with a squirt gun. It was really fun. I also loved everything. I am very thankful
and fortunate to have such a nice church. Thank you very much.

Love,

Jayden Sayles 

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 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 
PARISH SCHEDULE

Date Celebrant Acolyte Greeters Lectors Joyful Journey


Bryan Salisbury Bryan Salisbury &
08/06/2017 Fr. Jerry Adinolfi Jane Weyers
& Drew Bart MacDougall
Elizabeth Iseman &
08/13/2017 Fr. John Scott Evie Phil & Jenna Sayles
Sharon Mericle
Andrea & Bryan Steve & Sherry
08/20/2017 Deacon Debbie Zach
Salisbury Schrade
Calvin Weyers &
08/27/2017 Fr. Eric Consentino Jayden Jane Weyers
Doug Fortman
Fr. Alistair Sandra Weiler & Linda & Bart
09/03/2017 Phil & Jenna Sayles
Morrison Ian MacDougall
Jane Weyers & Andrea & Bryan Sandra & John
09/10/2017 Deacon Debbie Phil & Jenna Sayles
Nellie Salisbury Weiler
Steve & Sherry Brendan & Amy
09/17/2017 Fr. Eric Consentino Bryan Salisbury Jane Weyers
Schrade Walsh
Fr. Alistair Bryan Salisbury & Heather & Bob
09/24/2017 CJ Phil & Jenna Sayles
Morrison Bart MacDougall MacDougall

DoK
Date Chalice Altar Guild Counters
Prayers of the People

08/06/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles
Andrea Salisbury &
08/13/2017 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Cindy Creasy
08/20/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Elizabeth Iseman John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Linda MacDougall & Judy Breitenstein &
08/27/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Cheryl Lennox Tonya Rudolphsen
Linda MacDougall & Andrea Salisbury &
09/03/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Cheryl Lennox Cindy Creasy
Marge Cummings & Judy Breitenstein &
09/10/2017 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Cindy Creasy Tonya Rudolphsen
Marge Cummings &
09/17/2017 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Cindy Creasy
09/24/2017 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

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 AUGUST 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


30 PENTECOST 9 31 1 2 3 4 5
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Ed McKinley

6 THE TRANSFIGURATION 7 8 9 10 11 12
Bible Study 9am
Bruce Smith Emily Iseman Steve & Sherry Kennedy Chandler Mia Moses
Holy Eucharist 10am Schrade
Rick & Laura
Lucia

13 PENTECOST 11 14 15 16 17 18 19
Bible Study 9am Vestry Mtg 7pm
Brenda Warner
Holy Eucharist 10am

20 PENTECOST 12 21 22 23 24 25 26
Bible Study 9am
Olivia Munson Curtis Rabideau Theresa Munson
Holy Eucharist 10am
Bob & Cindy
Skala

27 PENTECOST 13 28 29 30 31 1 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

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 SEPTEMBER 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


27 PENTECOST 13 28 29 30 31 1 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am

3 PENTECOST 14 4 LABOR DAY 5 6 7 8 9


Bible Study 9am
CJ Palluti Lena Dominy Raul Bastiani, III, Emily Lenehan,
Holy Eucharist 10am Zoe Gravina Nathalie Lenehan

10 PENTECOST 15 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bible Study 9am
Jordan Latter Edna Taber Edward & Joey Dominy,
Holy Eucharist 10am Stephanie McKinley John David Iseman
Joyful Journey 10am

17 PENTECOST 16 18 19 20 21 22 23
Bible Study 9am Vestry Mtg 7pm
Bob & Christine Doug Fortman Barbara
Holy Eucharist 10am Chandler Featherstonhaugh
Joyful Journey 10am

April & Milde Kosier

24 PENTECOST 17 25 26 27 28 29 30
Bible Study 9am
Bryan Salisbury Devin Fortman, Art Crandall,
Holy Eucharist 10am Curtis White Paul Munson, III
Joyful Journey 10am
Judith & Glenn
Doell

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VESTRY MAKES PROGRESS IN SEARCH FOR NEW RECTOR

R
ev. Alistair Morrison has submitted his United States from Northern Ireland, is
name to become the new part time currently assisting his wife, Rev. Laurie
rector at Christ Church Garramone, at St. Johns Episcopal
Duanesburg. Initial discussions held with Church in Johnstown, NY. Rev. Morrison
Rev. Morrison late last month were will be acting as supply priest in September
productive and very encouraging. A at Christ Church on two occasions, the 3rd
number of specific employment details and 24th of the month. Please continue to
remain to be finalized and a potential pray for the successful conclusion of the
starting date is still undetermined. Rev. search process, which will bring the new
Morrison, who has recently moved to the rector to our parish. 

Christ Church is a worshiping community of friends, joyfully serving,


encouraging and healing others in Jesuss name.

The parish is located at: Christ Church


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

Wardens:
Judy Breitenstein
Phil Sayles
Vestry members:
Cindy Creasy
Sharon Mericle
Tonya Rudolphsen
Andrea Salisbury
Steven Schrade
John Weiler
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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