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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018

Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTORS REFLECTIONS

I
ts always exciting when we start something new; and there
have been a lot of starting new things in my life over the
past few years. These include moving to a new country; a
new marriage to Mtr. Laurie; learning a new way of driving on INSIDE
the wrong side of the road; and now a new church family to
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get to know and serve. So, yes, Im excited about being installed
as the fortieth rector of Christ Church. But, along with Press Release &
excitement, questions come to mind, such as, will I fit in?, am Announcements 2

I up for the job? and hows this going to work? However, I Parish Schedule 3
neednt have been concerned about how will I fit in? as the
generosity of your welcome has made me feel very much at Calendar 4-5

home. I also trust that as God has called me to this job so he has Events 6
equipped me for the task; and that with His help and strength
we will get through both the good and the not so good times in
church life.
During the season of Advent we are reminded that Mary also faced something new. Im sure
she was excited about the birth of her first child; about becoming a mother and starting a family.
But, Im also sure she had similar questions in her mind, will he fit in?, am I up for the job? and
hows this all going to work? We read that Mary pondered these things in her heart, but
ultimately she trusted God that he had equipped her for the task, and trusted Him to help her
through both the good and the bad times that were ahead. Mary sets a wonderful example to
all of us who are starting something new, that with trust in God, we can accomplish the work He
has called us to do.

Praying you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Fr. Alistair

CHRIST CHURCH DUANESBURG NEW YORK


PRESS RELEASE: DUANESBURG CHURCH WELCOMES NEW RECTOR

F
ather Alistair J. Morrison was instituted as Model for Engaging Men with God and
the 40th Rector of historic Christ Episcopal Church? was published by the Church of
Church, Duanesburg, by the Right Ireland. Fr. Alistair had already begun his duties
Reverend William Love, Bishop of the Albany at the historic church in Duanesburg which was
Episcopal Diocese, at a special service held on built in 1793 by the towns founder, James
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Duane. The building is one of the oldest
church. Until February 2016, when he emigrated unaltered Episcopal churches in New York State
to the United States, Fr. Alistair was a priest which has remained in continual use since its
assigned as a Curate Assistant in Ballyholme construction. Fr. Alistair has also arrived in time
Parish in Bangor, Northern Ireland. In April 2016, for the 225th anniversary of Christ Church which
he and Mother Laurie Garramone were married will be celebrated throughout 2018 with special
at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Johnstown, NY events and services. The new Rector is looking
where she is currently the Rector. Prior to his forward to his new assignment, indicating that
ordination as priest Alistair worked for many his first objective is to become acquainted with
years as an architect, focusing on architectural not only the parishioners of Christ Church, but
conservation. Fr. Alistair also has an interest in also the long history of the church and the
mens ministry and in 2012, his MTh dissertation, entire Duanesburg community as well.
The New Masculinity Movement: A Viable

NEW WEBSITE! SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 6TH

Check out our revamped website! We are


incredibly grateful to Kelly (Schrade) Powers for
donating her time and hard work on the site.
It looks amazing!

Join us for our annual Twelfth Night


celebration, hosted this year by Bryan and
Andrea Salisbury. Stay tuned for more
details

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DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
PARISH SCHEDULE

Date Acolyte Greeters Lectors Joyful Journey


Andrea & Bryan Calvin Weyers &
12/3/2017 Drew Palluti Amy & Brendan Walsh
Salisbury Doug Fortman
Linda & Bart Tonya Rudolphsen &
12/10/2017 Zach Sayles Jane Weyers
MacDougall Steve Schrade
Nancy Palluti &
12/17/2017 Bryan Salisbury Phil & Jenna Sayles Sandra & John Weiler
April Kosier

12/24/2017 CHRISTMAS EVE NO 10:00AM SERVICE

Andrea & Bryan Bryan Salisbury &


12/31/2017 Jayden Sayles Phil & Jenna Sayles
Salisbury Bart MacDougall
Heather & Bob
01/7/2018 John Weiler Jane Weyers Steve & Sherry Schrade
MacDougall
Elizabeth Iseman &
01/14/2018 Nellie Kosier Phil & Jenna Sayles Amy & Brendan Walsh
Sharon Mericle
Andrea & Bryan Tonya Rudolphsen &
01/21/2018 CJ Palluti Kim Corcoran
Salisbury Steve Schrade
Sandra Weiler & Marge Cummings & Nancy Palluti &
01/28/2018 Jane Weyers
Ian MacDougall Tonya Rudolphsen April Kosier

DoK
Date Chalice Altar Guild Counters
Prayers of the People
Andrea Salisbury &
12/3/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein &
12/10/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle
Tonya Rudolphsen
12/17/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

12/24/2017 CHRISTMAS EVE Sharon Mericle NO 10:00AM SERVICE

12/31/2017 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Deacon Debbie John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Andrea Salisbury &
01/7/2018 Sharon Mericle Sandra Weiler Sharon Mericle
Cindy Creasy
Linda MacDougall & Judy Breitenstein &
01/14/2018 Sharon Mericle Deacon Debbie
Cheryl Lennox Tonya Rudolphsen
Linda MacDougall &
01/21/2018 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles
Cheryl Lennox
Marge Cummings & Cindy
01/28/2018 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Creasy

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DECEMBER 2017
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


26 PENTECOST 26 27 28 29 30 1 2
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Art & Camille Jeffrey Hunt Billy Chandler, Linda
Joyful Journey 10am Crandall Phil Sayles MacDougall, Raul
Raul & Janet Bastiani, Patrick
Cindy Creasy Bastiani McHugh, Tony Miller
Johnie & Linda Dow
3 ADVENT 1 4 5 6 7 8 9
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Barbara Greer Steve Schrade
Joyful Journey 10am

10 ADVENT 2 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Katherine Nick Bastiani,
Joyful Journey 10am Fortman, Kevin Rick Lucia
Lenehan

17 ADVENT 3 18 19 20 21 22 23
Bible Study 9am Vestry Mtg 7pm
Holy Eucharist 10am Quinn Walsh
Joyful Journey 10am
Carols & Lessons 7pm

Doris Weiler
24 ADVENT 4 25 Christmas Day 26 27 28 29 30
NO 10AM SERVICE
Christmas Eve Service John Iseman Jill Brandoline
7pm
George
Featherstonhaugh
31 CHRISTMAS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Doug & Katherine
Joyful Journey 10am Fortman

Brendan Walsh

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JANUARY 2018
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


31 CHRISTMAS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Epiphany
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Doug &
Joyful Journey 10am Katherine Fortman

Brendan Walsh

7 EPIPHANY 1 8 9 10 11 12 13
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Elaina Denny Janet Bastiani
Joyful Journey 10am

14 EPIPHANY 2 15 16 17 18 19 20
Bible Study 9am Vestry Mtg 7pm
Holy Eucharist 10am Malcolm Kogut
Joyful Journey 10am Judith Doell

21 EPIPHANY 3 22 23 24 25 26 27
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am
Joyful Journey 10am

28 EPIPHANY 4 29 30 31 1 2 3
Bible Study 9am
Holy Eucharist 10am Scott Wolfe Bob Skala, Ethan
Joyful Journey 10am MacDougall

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NEWS AND NOTES
CAROLS & LESSONS GREENING OF THE CHUCH CHRISTMAS OUTREACH
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH DECEMBER
As we have done in previous years The greening of the church is
We, at Christ Church, have received
we will celebrate a program of scheduled for December 18th many blessings this year. There are
Carols and Lessons at Christ immediately after Sundays service. many in our community and church
Church on Sunday, December 17th Please join in helping to prepare for whom the blessings are a bit less.
at 7 PM. All are invited to attend and decorate the church for the Please consider supporting the Christ
this evening of celebration of the Christmas season. Many hands Church Christmas Outreach by
season with favorite Christmas make light work! contributing money to be included
carols and scripture readings. with your regular Sunday offering.
Please indicate on the envelope how
Please read the Sunday bulletin to much of your contribution should be
hear more about the program and allocated to Christmas Outreach.
we will announce more details
there and on Facebook. Thank you for help and know that
your donation makes a real
difference in our community!

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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