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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 

Photo by Christine Chandler

UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY

D
ear Friends at Christ Church,

Thanks be to God! Father Alistair Morrison will serve as our
part-time Rector starting on November 1st. All of your prayers INSIDE
and all of the work by the Search Committee have made this
Vestry Update 1
possible, and I feel so blessed, as I am sure you will also. I think I
speak for the entire Vestry when I say it has been an Psalm 8 2
educational and challenging year, leading up to a most
Parish Schedule 3
successful outcome.
Calendar 4-5
Alistair, as he prefers to be addressed, has been our Supply Priest
on many occasions, which resulted in his getting to know us and Events 6

vice versa. Eventually, both sides decided we were a good fit,


although I must admit that I had high hopes early on in the
process. Alistair once told me I was relentless, referring to my

repeated calls to sign him up for Supply last winter.

Alistair is a resident of Johnstown, where he assists his wife, Mtr. Laurie Garrimone, Rector of St.
Johns, in all aspects of a very ambitious ministry. He is from the Diocese of Down and Dromore in
Northern Ireland and started visiting the Diocese of Albany in 2010. He and Bishop Love will meet
soon to complete his acceptance into the Episcopal Church, which is the final step before he
can be officially assigned to Christ Church.

Alistair will be our Supply Priest in October on the 8th and the 29th, before coming to us in
November. I urge you to come meet him and listen to his inspiring sermons.

Sincerely,
Judy Breitenstein
Sr. Warden 

CHRIST CHURCH  DUANESBURG  NEW YORK


PSALM 8
Psalm 8 was composed in praise to God the

O
LORD, our Sovereign,
creator; to praise Him for all the beauty and
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
magnificence of creation. But it also talks
You have set your glory above the heavens. about our humanity; how insignificant we can
2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants feel in comparison to all of creation. When we
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
look at the vast expanse of creation, we
to silence the enemy and the avenger.
wonder how God could be concerned about
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your people who keep disappointing him. Yet we
fingers, read God created us a little lower than He
the moon and the stars that you have established; himself and the angels. The next time you
4 what are human beings that you are mindful of
question your worth remember God has
them,
declared how valuable we are to Him.
mortals that you care for them?

5 Yet
God also gave us tremendous authority to be
you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor. in charge of all of His creation. But with great
6 You have given them dominion over the works of authority comes great responsibility. As He
your hands; values us his expectation is that we value, love
you have put all things under their feet, and care for his creation. If we own pets or
7 all sheep and oxen,
animals we have legal authority to do with it as
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, we wish but we also have the God given
whatever passes along the paths of the seas. responsibility to love, care, feed and provide
shelter for them.
9O LORD, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! This year you may have noticed we did not
have our Annual Blessing of the Animals. To be
absolutely honest there was so much
happening in October I requested we not hold
it this year as dear it is to me. So please save
09/23/2018 when our Annual Blessing of the
Animals will again be held, God willing, at the
Hannaford in Esperance.

Until that time, if you have a pet or animal


which you feel is in need of a blessing for any
reason please let me know.

Blessings,

Deacon Debbie 

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 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 
PARISH SCHEDULE

Date Celebrant Acolyte Greeters Lectors Joyful Journey


Fr. Alistair Andrea & Bryan Elizabeth Iseman & Tonya Rudolphsen
10/1/2017 Sharon Mericle
Morrison Salisbury Sharon Mericle & Steve Schrade
Fr. Alistair Sandra Weiler & Marge Cummings & Nancy Palluti
10/8/2017 Jane Weyers
Morrison Drew Palluti Tonya Rudolphsen & April Kosier
John Weiler & Calvin Weyers &
10/15/2017 Fr. Eric Consentino Phil & Jenna Sayles Phil & Jenna Sayles
Zach Sayles Doug Fortman
Andrea & Bryan Linda & Bart Heather & Bob
10/22/2017 Fr. Bob Haskell Jayden Sayles
Salisbury MacDougall MacDougall
Fr. Alistair Sandra Weiler & Sandra & John Amy & Brendan
10/29/2017 Jane Weyers
Morrison Ian MacDougall Weiler Walsh
Bryan Salisbury & Tonya Rudolphsen
11/5/2017 Bryan Salisbury Phil & Jenna Sayles
Bart MacDougall & Steve Schrade
Andrea & Bryan Steve & Sherry Nancy Palluti
11/12/2017 Nellie Kosier
Salisbury Schrade & April Kosier
Elizabeth Iseman &
11/19/2017 CJ Palluti Jane Weyers Phil & Jenna Sayles
Sharon Mericle
Marge Cummings & Heather & Bob
11/26/2017 Sharon Mericle Phil & Jenna Sayles
Tonya Rudolphsen MacDougall

DoK
Date Chalice Altar Guild Counters
Prayers of the People

10/1/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Andrea Salisbury &
10/8/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein & Tonya
10/15/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman
Rudolphsen
10/22/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Deacon Debbie Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

10/29/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Sharon Mericle John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Linda MacDougall & Andrea Salisbury &
11/5/2017 Sharon Mericle Deacon Debbie
Cheryl Lennox Cindy Creasy
Linda MacDougall & Judy Breitenstein &
11/12/2017 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman
Cheryl Lennox Tonya Rudolphsen
Marge Cummings &
11/19/2017 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles
Cindy Creasy
Marge Cummings &
11/26/2017 Sharon Mericle Deacon Debbie John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Cindy Creasy

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 OCTOBER 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


1 PENTECOST 18 2 3 4 5 6 7
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Phil & Jenna Jane Weyers
Joyful Journey 10am Sayles

8 PENTECOST 19 9 10 11 12 13 14
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am John & Joan Linda Dow Christine Brendan & Amy Jasmyn Hart
Joyful Journey 10am Langston Chandler Walsh

Paul & Theresa


Munson
15 PENTECOST 20 16 17 18 19 20 21
Bible Study 9am Fall Clean Up Day
Holy Eucharist 10am Michele Bobby Chandler 9am-12am
Joyful Journey 10am McKinley
Cal & Jane Weyers
Judy Breitenstein

22 PENTECOST 21 23 24 25 26 27 28
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Stephanie Debbie Beach, Bob Chandler Marge Cummings,
Joyful Journey 10am McKinley Adam Acevedo Jim Featherstonhaugh,
Chris Wolfe
Amy Walsh, Bill Denny & Chris
McHugh Wolfe

29 PENTECOST 22 30 31 1 ALL SAINTS 2 3 4


Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Sharon Smith Daniel Menzies, Ryan Moses, Drew
Joyful Journey 10am III Palluti, Nellie Kosier
Bill & Lisa
Thomas Greer McHugh, Ryan & Bruce & Sharon
Kelly Powers Smith

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 NOVEMBER 2017 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


29 PENTECOST 22 30 31 1 ALL SAINTS 2 3 4
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Sharon Smith Daniel Menzies, Ryan Moses, Drew
Joyful Journey 10am III Palluti, Nellie Kosier
Bill & Lisa
Thomas Greer McHugh, Ryan & Bruce & Sharon
Kelly Powers Smith

5 ALL SAINTS DAY 6 7 8 9 10 11


Coming Together Sunday
Bible Study 9am Sarah Langston Cheryl Lennox, Jessie McDougall
Holy Eucharist 10am Zachary Therrion
Joyful Journey 10am

12 PENTECOST 24 13 14 15 16 17 18
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Cindy Skala
Joyful Journey 10am

19 PENTECOST 25 20 21 22 23 THANKSGIVING 24 25
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Jenna Sayles
Joyful Journey 10am

26 PENTECOST 26 27 28 29 30 1 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Art & Camille Jeffrey Hunt
Joyful Journey 10am Crandall
Raul & Janet
Cindy Creasy Bastiani

Johnie & Linda Dow

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FALL CLEAN UP DAY COMING TOGETHER SUNDAY
October 21st November 5th

P C
lease consider hrist Church has had a tradition for
lending your the past 20 years of encouraging
time on all members of the congregation
Saturday, October to attend service on Coming Together
21st from 9am to Sunday. This year the service on Coming
12pm to help Together Sunday, followed by a special
prepare the church coffee hour, will be held on November 5th.
and grounds for Please join us for this special day as we
winter. Stay for the whole time or just an welcome our new rector, Fr. Alistair
hour an extra set of hands is always Morrison. 
helpful and appreciated! 

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
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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