Our Services


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


Mission Bells
Zion's Weekly News Letter
August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017

Welcome to Zion!
The Feast of the Transfiguration is always on the 6th of August, which happens to be aSunday this year. Those who are regular church-goers will recognize the readings, since our Lectionary always features Jesus' Transfiguration on the last Sunday of Epiphany (immediately prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent). The story appears in the three synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and features Jesus standing atop a mountain, in-between Moses and Elijah. The three witnesses of this event, Peter, James, and John, are overwhelmed with the power of the vision and want to build shelters there, to commemorate the holy event. There are links between this story and Jesus' Baptism. Just as a heavenly dove descends upon Jesus as he rises out of the waters of his Baptism, a numinous glow radiates from Jesus' face on the mountaintop. And, just as the bystanders at the Baptism hear a voice saying, "This is my beloved Son", so, on the mountain, Peter, James and John hear these same words, followed by, "Listen to Him!"
There are many different layers of meaning to the Transfiguration, but one of my favorites is the connection of this vision to our life of prayer. Jesus went up to the mountain in order to pray. He brought his disciples with him so that they would pray with him. The vision happens to them as a result of prayer, and as a seal upon our common lives of prayer. We are to carry with us the knowledge that prayer is a transformational practice. We pray for our own transfiguration into disciples of Christ, and carriers of his love. The vision of Christ on the mountain top is a vision of our life of prayer, radiating God's presence from our own very human selves, as we pray to follow him. 
Mother Mag
in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.
Doris Niles and
Annette Goodwin will host the 7:30 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.

It's not too late to add your relative's photo to the Military Bulletin BoardWe are honoring our troops and veterans by placing their photos (in full uniform if possible) on a Military Bulletin Board which is located in the Parish Hall. Don't forget to put the name and branch (Army/Navy, etc.) (if deceased Veteran) on the back, and your name and phone number too. There is a mail slot in the office building where photos can be placed or they can be given to 
Carol Jane Walker or Mary Boscher. You can pick up your photo after it's been resized and added to the display - in a box underneath the bulletin board.
If you are gluten intolerant, rice wafers are available. Let the priest know when taking communion.
Zion's Tuesdaymorning Bible Study 
We meet in the Rectory from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Bring any version of the Bible that suits you, or use one of ours. Come and learn new stories and traditions.
Intercession List 
Please Note! 
When a name is initially submitted, it will remain for three months.  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. 


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.     


Daily Office
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 45:1-15;
Psalm 133;
Second Reading:Isaiah 56:1, 6-8;
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
Wednesdays from 7-8 pm
 in the Conference Room at the Rectory.

We study the upcoming Sunday readings from the Hebrew Testament, the Psalms, the Christian Letters, and the Gospels.  
Please Note:  There will not be a meeting on August 16th or August 23rd
Friends of Darbonne News - An update on Friends of Darbonne annual appeal - $9,623 was wired to the Diocese of Haiti Partnership program for Darbonne.  $428 is designated for the Church Building project and $9,195 is designated for scholarship funds.  This is over 30 full scholarships, however as Maya and Mag learned in their recent trip to Darbonne, Fr. St. Louis splits the scholarships and requires the families to pay for some of the school fees, so the impact of the funds will be spread to many families in Darbonne.
If you missed the FOD annual appeal and would like to contribute to either the scholarships or the building of the church in Darbonne, our 2017 summer Read-a-Thon is going on now and we'll be sending funds raised from the read-a-thon and any additional contributions to Darbonne at the end of September - so there is still time to have an impact in the 2017-2018 school year.
Please see any of the members of the Friends of Darbonne, or Mother Mag,  for additional information:  Bonnie Kieiffer, Mary Bendas, Marion Paskey, Maya Hennebery, Cathlyn Cantone, Marcy Wagman.

Food Pantry Items Needed: 
Canned Fruit, Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce

- Please donate new or gently used pocketbooks and/or tote bags. DOK are also collecting onlytravel size toiletries (lotions, shampoos, hair spray, combs/brushes, hand sanitizers, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, disposable razors, tissues, lip gloss, small mirrors, make up remover wipes, feminine products (individually wrapped), mints, gum, Tums, small coin purses, pens and small notebooks, etc.) Please leave donated items in the designated boxes in the Parish Hall from August 1st to October 1st. Thank you! This ministry benefits women who frequent Ascension Holy Trinity Mission Center.

Love INC - The need for towels of any size continues this week!  They do not need to be new or color coordinated - just clean and in good condition! Our brown collection basket is in the first alcove on the right in the Parish Hall - thank you!

Purchase your Outback Luncheon tickets today during coffee hour.   
Why:   *Delicious food   *Delightful company   *50/50 Raffle
            Early Bird Special!  Tickets are only $26.00 if you purchase                         before September 1st.  
            Ticket price goes up to $31 on September 1st.
When:  Luncheon date is Sunday, September 10, 2017 after the 10:00 

Zion's Intercession List
(as of August 8th) 

Hospitals:  Savannah (Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester); George Conklin (Danbury Hospital); Sally Corbet (England Hospital); Steve Dearborn (New York Presbyterian); Tom Goodwin (Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital); (Peg Timmeny (University of Pennsylvania Hospital)
Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, 
Ann Christopher, Ruth Foster, Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, 
Sally Perkert, Barbara Santoro, Therese Savard, Jennie Sorbello, 
Cathrine Tolbert, Katherine Webber
At Home: Ann Marie, Brian, Colleen, Elaine, Jack, Mary Ann, Mike, Nella, Nick, Steven, Tina, William, Danny B., Lauren Altieri, Dorothea Ames, Ines Apap, Haig Artinian, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, MaryAnn Boniello, 
Ashley Brooks, Ethney Brown, Barbara Caldwell, Bill Corbet, Patrick Crowley, Rose Ann DeFini, Joan De Luca, Kelly DelSanto, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr,  Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Sal Giaimo, Kristen Gilberti, Eva Gregorio, Sue Griscom, Mary Ann Heller, Dick Hill, Phoebe Jackson, Peggy Konecni, Debby Mackey, Frank Magel, Andy Mahabir, 
Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, James Martz, Sylvia McReynolds, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Ellis Nation, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell, 
Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Mary Porpora, Elsie Ruppert, Tony Salvati, Ruthlyn Savage, Elsie Sheppard, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, 
Ellen Timmeny, George Tracy, David Vandercar, Carol Jane Walker, 
Brian Weishaupt
This week we are asked to pray for Church of St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, New Hamburg. 
We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces:
Joshua Bautz, Bryan Caceres, William Cohen, Justin Di Nonno, 
Matthew Fein, Stacy Finn, Brandon Fry, Michael Greifenstein, Patrick Holly, Justin Hosmer, John Howe, Chris Montgomery, Michael Patterson, Vivica Patterson, Anthony Perry, Jenine Trady, Warren VanAllen,  
Christopher Walker, and members of our adopted platoon serving in Kuwait. 

Office Hours This Week:
Monday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Monday, August 14 Jonathan Myrick Daniels
Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Daughters of the King Meeting 6:00 p.m., Conference Room
Tuesday, August 15 St. Mary the Virgin
Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Healing Service 9:30 a.m., Chapel
Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Conference Room
Vestry Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room
OA 7:00 p.m., Chapel
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 16
Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Food Pantry 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17 (Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler) (Virginia Dare and Manteo)
Daycare 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
*Friday, August 18 William Porcher DuBose (Artemisia Bowden)
Daycare 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
AA Business Meeting 8:00 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, August 19
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, August 20 11 Pentecost (Proper 15)
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

*Special Devotion


Zion's Platoon

Our platoon has approximately 20 Soldiers including 5 females, in a US Army Platoon. They 
are deployed from 
New York to Kuwait until January 2018. If you would like to donate items to be sent to this platoon, please place them in the basket near the door of the church or on the shelf labeled "Adopt-A-Platoon" in the Parish Hall.  

Here are suggested items:

Assorted snacks, including protein bars, drink mix singles or liquid, sunflower seeds, crackers, tuna or chicken pouches, filled crackers, feminine hygiene items and bath/baby wipes. eye drops, sticky fly paper, lip balm, Cortisone Cream (anti itch cream), medicated powder (for heat rash), sunscreen for nose and face and Non-Aerosol insect repellent w/Deet.  Send ONLY in bottles with pumps, no aerosols.

For down time:  magazines, assorted puzzle books, board games, stationery, envelopes, adult coloring books, colored pencils, black ink, pens/pencils and anything to boost morale.  
Thank you so much for your support.
Marcy Wagman


Mthr. Deborah Magdalene's sermons are filmed

every Sunday and are available on her blog:



   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.