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


Beginning Wednesday, March 8th, from 7-8 pm
 in the Conference Room at the Rectory.

We will study upcoming Sunday readings from  the Hebrew 
Testament, the Psalms, the Christian Letters, and the Gospels 
 Focus will be on various
techniques of studying Scripture. 
If popular, this class will continue year-round.


Tag Sale Vendors wanted

Zion Episcopal Church

Saturday, May 13, (rain date Sunday, May 14)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(8:00 a.m. Setup)

Charge: $25.00 (plus $10 if you need an 8 ft. table)

Contact Marianna Martin (mem2000@verizon.net) or Nancy Rubsam (narubsam@vassar.edu) 

Mission Bells
Zion's Weekly Newsletter
March 26, 2017
in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.
Mary Bendas
will host the
7:30 Coffee Hour.
Joe and Mary Porpora will host the 10:00Coffee 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 StudyWe meet 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 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:
Book of Ezekiel 37:1-14;
Psalm 130;
Second Reading: Romans 8:6-11 
Gospel: John 11:1-45

Catechism class for young adults with Mother Mag.

We are training for confirmation, but will continue to meet 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.
Wednesdays from 7-8 pm
 in the Conference Room at the Rectory.

The Lenten Lectionary
 We study the upcoming Sunday readings from the Hebrew
Testament, the Psalms, the Christian Letters, and the Gospels
 Focus is on various techniques of studying Scripture. 
If popular, this class will continue year-round.
Easter Flower/Music Memorials
are due to the office by Sunday, April 2nd.
"The Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh"

Palm Sunday, April 9 2017, 3:30 p.m.
 Zion Parish Hall 

Paulette Sibert, Soprano
Gregory Citarella, Pianist. 

For more information call 845-297-7693,
Do you love Lent Madness? The competition is getting intense. This online Lenten game is sponsored by Forward Movement. To see more go to:lentmadness.org.


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.
Cursillo #104 is coming up.  This weekend will be held April 27-30, 2017at Mariandale in Ossining, NY. There is NO FEE to our candidates. There is limited space for the weekend. So if you are interested in attending, see your Parish Lay Rector, Craig J. Russo at the Cursillo Table starting on March 5 in the Parish Hall.

Any questions, contact Craig at 845-705-9340 orparishlayrectorzion@gmail.com

                        Mid-Hudson Love in the Name of Christ

Thank you for your ongoing generosity to our less fortunate neighbors! We are still collecting and delivering your donations of (family size) Personal Care Items such as laundry and dish detergent / toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues / feminine sanitary supplies and baby diapers / shampoo, conditioner, combs and brushes / toothbrushes and toothpaste / bar soap, deodorant, razors, and shaving cream. None of these necessities can be purchased with Food Stamps so your small donation can make a big difference in a client's budget!   

Here is a list of food that is most needed by the Food Pantry:cereal, tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, and canned raviolis. Here are some extras which are always greatly appreciated: coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, juice, instant oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks, and kids' snacks. Thank you for your support!
Zion's Intercession List
(as of March 21st)
Hospital:  Elsie Ruppert (Westchester)
Health Care Facilities:
Fredericka Adams,Rosalie Barrett, Carol Boscher, 
Ann Christopher, Hilda Durr, Ruth Foster, 
Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim,Scarlet Ludwich, 
Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Sally Perkert,
Therese Savard, Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert, 
At Home: Ann Marie,Colleen, Mary Ann, Nella, Steven, William, Dorothea Ames, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, Ashley Brooks, Ethney Brown, Ida Mae and Mario Chuilli, Sr., Bill Corbet, Patrick Crowley, RoseAnn DeFini, 
Joan De Luca, Kelly DelSanto, Diane Durr,William Durr, the Fellenz Family, Janet Fletcher, Ed Fratz, Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Gloria Gibson, Kristen Gilberti, Michael Halliday, Mary Ann Heller, Dick Hill, Zita Kobos, Andy Mahabir, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, James Martz, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Ellis Nation, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell,
Charlotte O'Neill, Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Doug Propfe, Craig Russo, 
David St. Pier, Ruthlyn Savage, Maggie Serino, Elsie Sheppard,
Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, Alex Steger, Peg Timmeny, 
George Tracy, Corey Tucci, Brian Weishaupt
This week we are asked to pray for St. Peter's, Lithgow. 
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, Todd Holly, Justin Hosmer, John Howe, Chris Montgomery,
Michael Patterson, Vivica Patterson, Anthony Perry, 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 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
*Monday, March 27 Charles Henry Brent
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
AARP Tax Aide 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
*Tuesday, March 28 (James Solomon Russell)
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 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, March 29 John Keble
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Food Pantry 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
AARP Tax Aide 3:00 - 8:00 pm, Parish Hall
Lenten Bible Study 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Conference Room
*Thursday, March 30 (Innocent of Alaska)
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)
*Friday, March 31 John Donne
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
AARP Tax Aide 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Parish Hall
*Saturday, April 1 Frederick Denison Maurice
Next Generation Youth Group 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Parish Hall
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, April 2 5 Lent
Easter Memorials Deadline
Holy Eucharist 7:30 am
Young Adult Catechism 9:00 a.m., Conference Room
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal following the service, Church
*Special Devotion


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

The choir rehearses in the church at the piano.  The choir no longer meets on Thursdays. Sunday's choir rehearsal is to accommodate work schedules for those who work late evenings and travel during the week.  Contact the Minister of Music, Gregory Citarella if you have any questions.


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.

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