7:30 a.m.  Rite I - Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m.  Rite - II Holy Eucharist 


9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist w/laying on of hands and anointing - Chapel 
10:15 a.m. Bible Study, 
Conference Room

Youth Classes


9:00-9:40 a.m.

  Young Disciples: grades 4 - 6

Journey to Adulthood & Young Adult Christians: grades 7-12   

Dutchess Country St. Patricks Day Parade 
Saturday March 7th, 2015

Zion will be selling tomato soup, hot dogs and cookies along with  coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water. 
Stop by and visit us while you watch the parade.

Dutchess County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee


2/1/15 Sermon

Friends of Darbonne News


The Annual Appeal will be in April.  Raising funds for Scholarships, Projects and Building fund.   A "full" scholarship is $285, but any contributions to scholarships are welcome. 

The 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon with Zion and St. Nicholas will be held this summer.  Any child can participate. More details to come. 

Please save the date - October 4th - Hudson River Boat Cruise (earlier this year

than last, hoping it will be a bit warmer) as a fund raiser for Friends of Darbonne's building fund.   

More information on all of these activities will be coming soon. Thanks for your continued support of this important mission.

Mission Bells
Zion Episcopal Church
February 15, 2015


There is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist. Ruth Little and Craig Russo will host the 7:30 Coffee Hour. Harriet and Howard Dearborn will host the 10:00 Coffee Hour. If you are visiting Zion Church, please join us. The Verger will direct you to the Parish Hall if you are not certain where it is. Sign-up Sheets for Coffee Hour are in their usual places.





On February 18th, the Ash WednesdayService will be held at Zion at 12 noon. The evening service will be held at Christ Church, Poughkeepsie at 7:30 p.m.




If you are gluten intolerant, rice wafers are available. Let the priest know when taking communion.





Zion's Tuesdaymorning Bible Studymeets in the Rectory from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring any version of the Bible that suits you, or use one of ours. Come join our lively discussion.




If you have changed your email address and want to receive Mission Bells, Chimes or other notices from Zion, please call the church office - 297-9797.





You can access the Daily Office readings online.  Just Google THE LECTIONARY and the web site provides the 4 readings for that given day.  It also provides the applicable readings for Sundays.




Next Week's Readings

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; Second Reading: Peter 3:18-22; Gospel: Mark 1:9-15




Memorial Requests

Altar Candles, Plant in the Chapel, Altar Flowers - Contact Joan Artz 831-7321; Sanctuary Light - Contact Carol Jane Walker 297-5540; Candle at the Statue of St. Margaret of Antioch and the Votive Candle in the Lady Chapel - Contact Terri Rhoades 462-4808.


Please Note: There are no altar flowers or plant in the chapel during Lent.




Intercession List Info

When a name is initially submitted, it will remain for one month. After that time the name will automatically be removed. To keep a name on the prayer list, please call the office (297-9797) monthly. To place a new name call anytime. This does not apply to those who are permanently in Health Care Centers.




Adult Study - American Muslims

Beginning February 5: Adult Study about American Muslims-Join us onThursday evenings, February 5th -March 26th for a series of films, followed by discussion, about the American Muslim experience after 9/11.Recent events, connected with the Islamic State and its brutal tactics have made it necessary to reexamine our own attitudes to our Muslim neighbors.Mother Magdalene will share information gathered during acourse she took in seminary on the vast world of Islam and the  experience of American Muslims.Classes will be held in the Rectory from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays. 

pancakes.jpgShrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 17th, 5-7 pm, Zion Parish Hall. $10 per family; $5 per person; $3 children ages 6-10; Free for children ages 5 and under. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee/tea/milk/juice.


Darbonne teachers and students 2013Lenten Offering Folders
One of the important ways Zion Parish supports our mission in Darbonne, Haiti, is by our sacrificial Lenten Offering. In the back of the church you will find the box of Lenten Offering Folders.   Please make this sacrifice a part of your Lenten Journey to Easter according to your means. Lent recognizes that most people have difficulties in life; few of us can even imagine the difficulties of our Haitian brothers and sisters. Your daily gifts in the folder may seem small compared to the need; however they make a critical difference in the lives of the Western Hemisphere's poorest of the poor. Your generosity is the answer to their prayers. 


Love INC

For those of you who are willing and able to continue to pick up items for the ongoing needs of a constantly depleting Personal Care Pantry, laundry detergent and body lotion are on the wish list for next Sunday. Leave them in our collection basket (first alcove on the right in the Parish Hall) and they'll be delivered promptly to Our Savior Lutheran - thank you! 


On Sundays, from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, in an effort to accommodate potential choir members who might not be able to join the Wednesday evening 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm rehearsal, we will meet at the piano in the parish hall and work on the next few weeks worth of choir anthems. If you are not able to join choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, then Sundayrehearsals might be an opportunity which will accommodate anybody who would like to join in and sing in the choir.  Remember it is not necessary to read music or have prior musical or voice training.  Just enthusiasm and the willingness to learn new music, hymns and anthems. When you sing you pray twice.  If you have any questions please speak with Gregory Citarella after church at the coffee hour. Please Note: Beginning in January, every third Sunday of the month there will be a Hymn Sing. Everyone is invited to join in. On those Sundays, there will be no choir rehearsal during that time slot.


This Sunday, February 15th is the 3rd Sunday of the month and we will have a Hymn Sing around the piano in the Parish Hall at 11:30 a.m. 

flower-bouquet.jpgZion's Intercession List

(as of February 10, 2015)


Hospitals: Ida Mae Chuilli and Mario Chuilli, Jr. (Tradition Hospital, Port St. Lucia, Florida); Jack Claudio; Bob Keller (Cancer Center, Houston, Texas); Bill Reebel (Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, West Virginia)


Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Elaine Browne, Teresa Croke, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Paul Panson, Therese Savard, Peggy Timmeny, Cathrine Tolbert


At Home: Ann Marie, Chip, Jason, Jessica, Jim, Joe, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Judy Buechele, Ron Andersson, Joan Artz, Alicia Ayala, Nanette Barry, Bob Beattie, Fran Beattie, Elizabeth Benedict, Lynne Bennett, Melanie Boast, Chloe Bradford, Allison Brannen, Rita Brannen, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Nicholas Browne, Judy Buechele, David Cabrera, Alice Casale, Mario Chuilli, Sr. Ann Christopher, David Conroy, Diane Conroy, Maureen Dale, Steve Dearborn, Charlotte Delaney, Joan DeLuca, Ron DeLuca, Jr., Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr, Ruth Foster, Bob Fox, Alison Friedland, Ernie Gelormino, Tom Goodwin, Jensine Hansen, Mark Hasson, Diane Hazeltion, Dick Hill, Andrew Holbrook, Leah Hughes, Donald King, Beverly Linton, Dee Dee Lumb, Jessica MacDowell, Donna Mahabir, Jermaine Matthews, Joseph L. McCabe, Rich McCabe, Andrew James McCormick (baby), Alice Mietz, Gordon Mietz, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Bob Niles, Roland Norris, Emilee Ogden, Marialice Olsen, Julian Paige, Leanne Pazzi, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, Jeffrey Relyea, Tye Roberson, John Ruf, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Elsie Sheppard, Brian Shutter, Mildred Singler, Don Smith, Gwen Stevens, Betty Strang, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Betsy Tripaldi, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Chelsea Viglione, William Wetteroth, Sharon Young


This week we are asked to pray for St. Andrew's, Poughkeepsie.


Office Hours: Monday Closed

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday Closed


Monday, February 16

Presidents' Day

Office Closed

AARP Tax Aide 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parish Hall

Community Building/Fundraising Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room


Tuesday, February 17 Janani Luwum

Shrove Tuesday

Holy Eucharist w/laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., Chapel

Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Conference Room

Pancake Supper 5:00 -7:00 p.m., Parish Hall

Vestry Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room

OA 7:00 p.m. Undercroft

AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


**Wednesday, February 18 Ash Wednesday

Food Pantry 12:30-2:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist 12 noon at Zion

Holy Eucharist 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Poughkeepsie

AARP Tax Aide 4-6 p.m., Parish Hall


*Thursday, February 19

Monthly Eucharist at St. Simeon's 2:00 p.m.

Adult Book Study 6:30-8:30 p.m. Conference Room

AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


*Friday, February 20 [Frederick Douglass]

AA Business Meeting 8:00 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 6:30 p.m.)

AARP Tax Aide 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parish Hall


*Saturday, February 21 [John Henry Newman]

AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


Sunday, February 22 1 Lent

Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

Young Disciples & Journey to Adulthood 9-9:40 a.m.

Godly Play 10-10:40 am.

Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m.-12:15 a.m., Parish Hall


*Special Devotion

**Fast and Special Devotion