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THE MESSENGER

A COMMUNICATION MINISTRY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, DUANESBURG, NEW YORK

 JUNE/JULY 2018 

Photo by Christine Chandler

RECTOR’S REFLECTIONS
CELEBRATING IMPORTANT MILESTONES

C
elebrating an anniversary is an important part of life. In
INSIDE
May this year my father celebrated his 90th birthday.
Family and friends gathered together from many arts Rector’s Reflections 1-2
and parts to enjoy a meal and celebrate an important
225th Anniversary Events 3
milestone in his long life. As part of the celebrations Mtr. Laurie
and I brought some number shaped "birthday balloons" from the Parish Schedule 4
States, what we didn't realize was that they were 3 ft high (see
Calendar 5-6
photo of me, my dad
and Laurie and the News & Notes 7

balloons!), but they


added something 
special to the
occasion!

Also this year Albany Episcopal Dioceses


celebrates its 150th anniversary. Over the weekend of
June 8-10 the diocesan family will gather for Convention
along with distinguished guests, including the Presiding
Bishop of the Episcopal Church, to celebrate an
important milestone in the long history of the Dioceses.
As part of the celebrations all the parishes of the
dioceses were asked to make and bring a Parish Banner
to the party. Christ Church's Vestry commissioned our
own in-house-artist, Katherine LaMere-Forman, to come

CHRIST CHURCH  DUANESBURG  NEW YORK


up with a design for a banner. All the banners added something special to the occasion, but of
course, Christ Church's was the best (see photo of our delegates and the banner)!

This brings me to another important celebration happening later this year. In August,
Christ Church, Duanesburg will celebrate its 225th anniversary. An Anniversary Committee has
been working behind the scenes preparing a series of commemorative events to help us
celebrate the founding of the church in 1793 (see Poster of Events). According to a list prepared
for this year's Convention, Christ Church is the 5th oldest parish in the Albany Dioceses. The four
longer established parishes are St. Peter's, Albany (1715), St. George's, Schenectady (1735), St.
John's, Johnstown (1763) and Christ Church, Ballston Spa (1787). Our theme for the anniversary
year is "To God be the Glory". We believe that not only has God has done great things for us in
sending Christ to die for our salvation, but that he also continues to work, by the Holy Spirit, in and
through the family of believers at Christ Church for his Glory. So, what can we bring to celebrate
this important milestone in the life of the church that could add something special to the
occasion? All we are asked is to bring ourselves - and of course a heart full of gratitude and
joyful praise for "all he has done".

To God be the Glory!


Fr. Alistair 

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PARISH SCHEDULE

Date Acolyte Greeters Lectors Joyful Journey

Calvin Weyers &


06/03/2018 CJ Palluti Jane Weyers Amy & Brendan Walsh
Doug Fortman
Linda & Bart Nancy Palluti &
06/10/2018 Zach Sayles Phil & Jenna Sayles
MacDougall April Kosier
Andrea & Bryan Elizabeth Iseman &
06/17/2018 Jayden Sayles Amy & Brendan Walsh
Salisbury Sharon Mericle
Bryan Salisbury &
06/24/2018 Drew Palluti Jane Weyers Phil & Jenna Sayles
Bart MacDougall

07/01/2018 John Weiler Phil & Jenna Sayles Steve & Sherry Schrade

Sandra Weiler & Ian Andrea & Bryan Marge Cummings &
07/08/2018
MacDougall Salisbury Kim Corcoran

07/15/2018 Nellie Kosier Jane Weyers Sandra & John Weiler

Calvin Weyers &


07/22/2018 Sharon Mericle Phil & Jenna Sayles
Doug Fortman
Andrea & Bryan Linda & Bart
07/29/2018 John Weiler
Salisbury MacDougall

DoK –
Date Chalice Altar Guild Counters
Prayers of the People
Marge Cummings & Andrea Salisbury &
06/03/2018 Sharon Mericle Deacon Debbie
Cindy Creasy Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein &
06/10/2018 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle
Tonya Rudolphsen
06/17/2018 Sharon Mericle Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles

06/24/2018 Sharon Mericle Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Andrea Salisbury &
07/01/2018 Elizabeth Iseman Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie
Cindy Creasy
Judy Breitenstein &
07/08/2018 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Sharon Mericle
Tonya Rudolphsen
07/15/2018 Elizabeth Iseman Sandra Weiler Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle & Phil Sayles
Linda MacDougall &
07/22/2018 Elizabeth Iseman Deacon Debbie John Weiler & Steve Schrade
Cheryl Lennox
Linda MacDougall & Andrea Salisbury &
07/29/2018 Elizabeth Iseman Sharon Mericle
Cheryl Lennox Cindy Creasy

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 JUNE 2018 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


1 2

Jasmine Therrion John Chandler

Tonya & Kyle


Rudolphsen

3 PENTECOST 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Andrea Fortman Matthew Billy Lucia
Joyful Journey – 10am Thompson

10 PENTECOST 4 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Christopher
Joyful Journey – 10am Lenehan

17 PENTECOST 5 18 19 20 21 22 23
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Samantha Moses Adam & Dianne Benjamin
Joyful Journey – 10am Acevedo Lenehan

Joan Langston, Ryan & Tricia


Deborah Van Zink Moses
24 PENTECOST 6 25 26 27 28 29 30
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am John & Elizabeth Dan Menzies,
Joyful Journey – 10am Iseman Eva Weyers

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 JULY 2018 
BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


1 PENTECOST 7 2 3 4 Independence Day 5 6 7
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Caitlin Menzies, Paul Munson IV, Carl Breitenstein Bonnie Kerr, Evie Molly Powers
Tricia Moses Michael Kosier Kosier
John Michael
Iseman

8 PENTECOST 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Cal Weyers

15 PENTECOST 9 16 17 18 19 20 21
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Alexander Jim & Barbara John Weiler, Tippe & Tony
Rabideau, Terry Featherstonhaugh Michael Walsh Miller
Bob & Brenda Williams
Warner

22 PENTECOST 10 23 24 25 26 27 28
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am Bobby & Allison Camille Crandall
Chandler

27 PENTECOST 11 30 31
Bible Study – 9am
Holy Eucharist – 10am

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NEWS & NOTES
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE JOYFUL JOURNEY
The Communications Committee is working hard  JUNE 24TH
to make sure Christ Church is visible within the With the end of the school year also comes the
community. This includes coordination of end of Joyful Journey. Please join us during
publications such as the Messenger and the Sunday’s, June 24th services to celebrate the youth
Bulletin, social media platforms, the Church’s at Christ Church and all of the hard work they
website and even the road-side sign. Please see Fr. have put forth throughout the year. 
Alistair if you are interested in joining this
initiative. COFFEE HOUR
 SUMMER
Do you have a submission for the Messenger? Or We are looking for volunteers to sign up for
would you like to have photos or events posted on Sunday Coffee Hours. Light refreshments on the
Christ Church’s website, Facebook or other social picnic tables are sufficient! 
media platform? Please contact Fr. Alistair or send
an email . 

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


encouraging and healing others in Jesus’s 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
Rector
Fr. Alistair Morrison
revajmorrison@gmail.com
Wardens:
Judy Breitenstein
Cindy Creasy
Vestry members:
Sharon Mericle
Tonya Rudolphsen
Andrea Salisbury
Phil Sayles
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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