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


Women of Zion
Christmas Party/Potluck Lunch
Saturday, December 10 th, 12 noon
Parish Hall

Please call Doris Niles at 845-462-0714 to let her know 
what you are bringing. If you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a gift costing between $10 and $15. The gift should be unwrapped and in a plain brown bag.

Holy Saints 11/06/2016

Mthr. Deborah Magdalene's sermons are filmed every Sunday and are available on her blog: magdalenemuses.blogspot.com

The Angel Tree will once again be in the
Parish Hall beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27th.

Please take an angel and provide a gift of CLOTHING for a child. As many of the children are siblings, a comparative gift between $10 and $20 would be gracious. Gifts should be wrapped and the angel securely fixed to the outside. Please bring the present to the Office Building by Sunday, December 11th to allow time for delivery and distribution. If you have any questions, please call Judy Barba 298-0552 or Elsie Ruppert 462-3563.

Mission Bells
Zion's Weekly Newsletter
December 4, 2016

There is Coffee Hourin the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist. Debbie and John Singler 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
is studying the
four books of the Maccabees. 

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.
Intercession List 
Please Note! 
Beginning in January, Iwhen 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 changedyour 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 LECTIONARYand 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:
Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:4-9
Second Reading:
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11 
The Chimes Shop
is now open for the Holiday season;
stocked with angels and cross bracelets, necklaces and earrings for Christmas stocking stuffers.

2016 Contributions/Pledges must be received in the office by Sunday, December 25, 2016 in
order to be credited to your 2016 contribution statement.


 We are training for confirmation, but will continue after that. We are exploring what it means to be a Jesus-follower, and how that changes us, our families, and the world around us. We meet in the Rectory at 9:00 a.m.on Sunday mornings.

Please bring Angel Tree Gifts to the Office Building by next Sunday, December 11th to allow time for delivery and distribution. If you have any questions, please call Judy Barba 298-0552 or Elsie Ruppert 462-3563.
Christmas altar
Please submit Christmas Flower Memorial envelopes to the office by Sunday, December 4thin order to be included on the Christmas memorials bulletin insert. The offering envelope and letter was mailed out in early November.
                       Women of Zion Christmas Party/Potluck Lunch - Saturday, December 10 holly-berry-wreath2.jpgth, 12 noon, Parish Hall. Please call Doris Niles at 845-462-0714 to let her know
what you are bringing. If you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a gift costing between $10 and $15. The gift should be unwrapped and in a plain brown bag.
There will be receptions following both Christmas Eve services. Those attending the early service are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share at that reception.  Those attending the later service are asked to bring finger foods to share at that reception.

We have been notified by our secret sources that St. Nicholas was seen near Zion this week and will return for an appearance on
Sunday, December 4th at the 10 AM service.  He comes bearing good wishes for all children and hopes to see some of you in church!

Choir Rehearsal is held Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room on the third floor of the Parish Hall. 
If you enjoy singing and being a part of a ministry that brings people closer to God through song then please consider joining Zion's choir.
Zion's Intercession List
(as of November 29th)
Sally DeMeo (hospital in Boston);
Robert Howard (Putnam Hospital); 
Tekla Howard (Vassar); Sally Perkert (Vassar) 
Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Rosalie Barrett, Carol Boscher, Ann Christopher, Ruth Foster, Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Therese Savard, Angie Skalicky, Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert
At Home: Ann Marie, Jason, Jessica, Joe, John, Lisa, Mary Ann, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Paddy, Virginia, Dorothea Ames, Alicia Ayala, Andrea Bell, Jonathan Behnken, Elizabeth Benedict, Jill Bennett, Richard Bennett, Melanie Boast, Bridie Bond, Ed Boone, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Betsy Boulerice & Family, Allison Brannen, Ashley Brooks, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Elaine Browne, Nicholas Browne, Judy Buechele, David Cabrera, Ida Mae Chuilli, Mario Chuilli, Sr., Jack Claudio, Bill Corbet, Sally Corbet , Tony Corbet, Teresa Croke, Ida Dale, Maureen Dale, Rita Darling, Donna Daughton, Ebony Dawson, Howard Dearborn, Rob Dearborn, Steve Dearborn, Charlotte Delaney, Kelly DelSanto, Joan DeLuca, Ron DeLuca, Jr., Linda Devine, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr, Myron Edmonds, Janet Fletcher, Bob Fox, Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Kristen Gilberti, Tom Goodwin, Grace Graham, Charlie Guarnieri, Dorrie Hansen, Mark Hasson, Dick Hill, Andrew Holbrook, Robert Howard, Michelle Hunter, Phoebe Jackson, Stephanie Jackson, George Kieffer, Donald King, Jane LaDuke, Candace Lewis, Beverly Linton, Jessica MacDowell, Debby Mackey, Andy Mahabir, Donna Mahabir, Matthew Mahabir, Dr. Armen Manasar, Jim Maryniak, Jermaine Matthews, Joseph L. McCabe, Terry McGovern, Tony McSorley, Alice Mietz, Debbie DuBois Mueller, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Jeanne Murray, Marlena Norris, Roland Norris, Terrance Norris, Sally Norvell, Charlotte O'Neill, Katy O'Neill, Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Bobbie Pascoe, Kathleen Passante, Leanne Pazzi, Carmen Pitman, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, Ethan Puletz, Jeffrey Relyea, Richard Rhoades, Tye Roberson, Melanie Roberts, Nancy Rogers, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Cindy Russo, Craig Russo, Nella Seymour, Elsie Sheppard, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, Mildred Singler, Alexander Steger, Cody Stevens, Gwen Stevens, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Elliana Grace Theiss, Peggy Timmeny, Corey Tucci, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Carol Jane Walker, Mickey Walker, Mary Ward, Katherine Webber, Sharon Young
This week we are asked to pray for St. Paul's Church, Pleasant Valley.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces:
Joshua Bautz, Bryan Caceres, William Cohen, Justin Di Nonno, Stacy Finn, Brandon Fry, Michael Greifenstein, Patrick Holly, Todd Holly, Justin Hosmer, John Howe, Chris Montgomery, Michael Patterson, Vivica Patterson, Jennie Trady, Warren VanAllen and Christopher Walker, and members of our adopted platoon serving in Iraq


Office Hours This Week:
Monday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Friday Closed
Monday, December 5 Clement of Alexandria
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 6 Nicholas of Myra
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., Chapel
Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Conference Room
OA 7:00 p.m., Chapel
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 7 Ambroe of Milan
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Food Pantry 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. & 630-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 8 [Richard Baxter]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Daughters of the King Meeting 6:00 p.m., Conference Room
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)
*Friday, December 9
Chimes Deadline for January issue
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 [Karl Barth]
[Thomas Merton]
International Human Rights Day
Next Generation Youth Group 10 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
Women of Zion Christmas Party/Potluck Lunch, 12:00 noon, Parish Hall
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, December 11 3 Advent
Angel Tree Gifts Deadline
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Young Adult Catechism Class 9:00 a.m., Conference Room
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
* Special Devotion

The new hymnal, "Lift Every Voice and Sing II",is being added to our pews as a uniquely American, easy-to-sing, collection of gospel and old-time-favorite hymns. We now have 60 LEVAS hymnals in the pew racks. 32 copies were dedicated in honor of Al and Louise Fridkis given by their children.  The labels inside the front cover dedicate those books in their honor.  If you would like to purchase a hymnal, simply notify Mary Bendas, our trusted treasurer.  Let her know what you would like written on the inner label.
There are several coats hanging on the coat rack in the Parish Hall.  If they are not claimed by December 15th, they will be donated to a worthy cause.
Platoon News - Our platoon is a US Army Platoon deployed from Massachusetts to Iraq until May 2017. They are an Army Medical Evacuation Platoon flying Blackhawk helicopters to pick up wounded.  The things that are most popular are snacks, personal care items, magazines, DVDs and letters. The items are collected in the basket near the entrance of the church. Thanks for your support.  Marcy Wagman
                            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.


Mthr. Deborah Magdalene's sermons are filmed

every Sunday and are available on her blog: