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 Newsletter
June 24, 2018  
JUNE 24 2018
Welcome to Zion Church!
This week's Gospel lesson has Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee, as written by Mark. Mark's rendition is the only Gospel that includes Jesus sleeping in the stern, which is my favorite detail. We associate the stern with the placement of a rudder: the steering mechanism of boats. Here is our Lord Jesus Christ, literally asleep at the wheel, while his flock of disciples panics at the sudden change of fortune. One minute they are calmly traveling above all the chaos of the deep, dark, and dangerous sea, and the next they are being consumed by the mouth of the sea monster himself. They cry out, Why have you abandoned us? Why the hell have you fallen asleep? Do you not care that we are perishing?
This cry echoes the cry in the psalms (My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Psalm 20:1). It is the very same psalm that Jesus uses as his own cry of desperation while dying on the cross.
The irony is that we so often feel at the end of our ropes and so easily give in to the emptiness of abandonment when Jesus is always right there with us, keeping us safe from any harm. Even sleeping, Jesus can direct us and protect us from all that goes bump in the night. We must never forget that we are the people of the resurrection. Nothing is so powerful that it can keep Christ from rising, again and again, until we understand that our God is steadfast, abiding, and tenacious with his love. Abide in that boat and you will be calm in any storm. Even if Jesus is sound asleep.
See you on Sunday!
Mother Mag


There is Coffee Hour immediately after the Eucharist on Sunday.
Sign-up Sheets for Coffee Hour are in their usual places.

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

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.
Zion's Tuesday morning Bible Study We 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. 


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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: 
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 
Psalm 130;
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Gospel: Mark 5:21-43

Vacation Bible School starts Monday, June 25th.
This year's Vacation Bible School, "Camp Moose on the Loose", will be held the last week in June: Monday throughFriday, June 25-29 - the first week of the school vacation and before many of the camps begin. The program runs from 9:00 - 12:00 each day, with classes for ages 4-12, and opportunities for volunteering for teenagers and adults.Every day includes Bible story, crafts, science, games, singing and snacks. We have a nondenominational curriculum with teachers and students from many churches.Please spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors. Most new attendees come through word of mouth.   It's not too late - Registration can be done at the door.

Food Pantry Summer Help Needed
Summer is here! Our staff fluctuates due to vacations. If you can volunteer on a Wednesday 12 to 2 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m., you will see first-hand the people who benefit from our Food Pantry. Please contact me atcarlough@yahoo.com. Thank you for all of your support! Nancy Carlough
Friends of Darbonne - Read-A-Thon
It is summer time and time for the annual Friends of Darbonne Read-A-Thon and our Annual Appeal

This year we are making a few changes.

An information package has been sent to each Episcopal Parish in Dutchess County explaining how Zion and St. Nicholas have developed the Read-A-Thon program with templates and lessons learned based on our success with Church of the Resurrection joining us last year.  If you have friends in other congregations, please mention our program with enthusiasm.

Also, the Read-A-Thon is not limited to children. As an Adult Reader, you can participate either by asking friends to sponsor you OR by setting a reading challenge for yourself this summer and agreeing to pay an amount to Friends of Darbonne if you succeed-double if you don't.

The school in Darbonne has about 580 students-Friends of Darbonne sends money for approximately 30 to 40 full scholarships each year-but often these get shared.  We have recently learned that our understanding that scholarships paid for a meal during the school day is incorrect, and Fr. Michelin has expressed concern, when we asked, that children are coming to school hungry, don't have meals during the school day and may be going home to households with limited food. This year, our appeal will include a line item for those wishing to donate to the purchase of meals for schoolchildren.

Dates to keep in mind:     
Annual Appeal
through June 30   
Read-A-Thon -
June 4 through September 1   
Collect/Contribute Funds to Read-A-Thon
September 1 through September 8   
Read-A-Thon Celebration -
September 9
Every Wednesday evening prayer, 6:30 pm, in the Chapel.
Lectionary Bible Study is held on 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.
Love INC
An emergency shout-out for laundry and dish detergent and body lotion .... the supplies are almost gone! Thank you!
Food Pantry Needs
 Peanut Butter, macaroni and cheese,
spaghetti sauce, cereal and soup.
Zion's Intercession List
(as of June 19th)
Timothy Bailey (Savannah, Georgia hospital); Kelly DelSanto (Westchester Medical Center); Pat Hennebery (Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains); Zack Parker (Hospital in New Jersey);  
Elsie Sheppard (Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital) 
Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Fran Beattie, Carol Boscher, Sally Corbet, Ruth Foster, Ken Fraser, Will Happ, Susan Havens; Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Elizabeth Nedwell, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Ethel Relyea, Therese Savard, Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert, Katherine Webber
At Home: Ann Marie, Ayden, Barbara. Brian, Elaine, Jack, Jessica, Josephine, Mary Ann, Mike, Nella, Nick, Ray, Savannah, Sofia, Steven, Tina, William, Danny B., Dorothea Ames, Ines Apap, Haig Artinian, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, MaryAnn Boniello, Mary Boscher, Christi Brennan, Ashley Brooks, Ethney Brown, Marty Buckman, Raysonja Buford, Willie Buford, Barbara Caldwell, Father Paul Clayton, Hopeton Cluns, George Conklin, Bill Corbet, Steve Dearborn, Rose Ann DeFini, Joan De Luca, Sharon Diglio, Nicky Drost, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, Nancy Durr, William Durr, Nancy Giaccone, Sal Giaimo, Kristen Gilberti, Tom Goodwin,Tom Graham, Dawn Gregg, Jensine Hansen, Dick Hill, Mike Hommel, Lena Horton, Helene Klein, Marian Klein, Larry Kraus, Roseann Lorenz, Debby Mackey, Frank Magel, Louise Magie, Andy Mahabir, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, James Martz, Jim Maryniak, Chelsea McInarnay, Sylvia McReynolds, Joan and Bob Morton, Nicole Hennebery Myers, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Ellis Nation, Doris Niles, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell, Charlotte and Jimmy O'Neill, Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Mariana Padilla, Mike Perkins, Joe Porpora, Cynthia Powell, Janet Pulichene, Veronica Faith Romano, The Rev. Canon Blake Ryder, Barbara Santoro, Ruthlyn Savage, Jasmin Scotland, Jimmy Secor, Elsie Sheppard, Vicki Shutter, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, Marcus Smith, Peg Timmeny, Mike Tomkovitch, George Tracy, David Vandercar, Mary Vanderveer, Mike Wadel, Tom Walker, Brian Weishaupt, Linda Whiteside, Edna Winters
This week we are asked to pray for The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Barrytown.

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, Taylor Noele Parrella, Michael Patterson, Vivica Patterson, Anthony Perry, Jennie Trady, Warren VanAllen, Christopher Walker

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, June 25 Nativity of St. John the Baptist (tr.)
Vacation Bible School 9:00 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 26 [Isabel Florence Hapgood]
Vacation Bible School 9:00 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
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, June 27 [Cornelius Hill]
Vacation Bible School 9:00 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
Food Pantry 12:30-2:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m., Chapel
Lectionary Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Conference Room
Thursday, June 28 Irenaeus
Vacation Bible School 9:00 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
*Friday, June 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
Vacation Bible School 9:00 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
VBS Potluck and Open House 6:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Saturday, June 30
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, July 1 6 Pentecost (Proper 8)
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
*Special Devotion


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.