Our Services

Sunday

7:30 a.m.  Rite I - Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m.  Rite - II Holy Eucharist 




Tuesday

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

  



Shrove Tuesday 
Pancake Supper 
February 28th5-7 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.


March 1st

Services will be held at Zion at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Please welcome
 The Rev. Susan Auchincloss
as our guest celebrant today.

 She is now retired and living in Woodstock, served as long-term supply at Zion Church in 1992, during the Rev. Michael Webber's sabbatical.  She lived in the
apartment above the Parish Hall and looked out onto a truly massive and magnificent copper beach - a fitting emblem of the parish itself.  In addition to serving as a supply priest these days, she devotes herself to enriching Christian-Jewish relations.  Here is an example of that work, which may suggest an initiative for Zion church.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9As9SjZaPc



Mission Bells
Zion's Weekly Newsletter
February 19, 2017

There is Coffee Hour
in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.
Doris Niles and
Annette Goodwin will host the 7:30 Coffee Hour.  Peg Harten and Cathy Pendzuk 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.

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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.
 
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If you are gluten intolerant, rice wafers are available. Let the priest know when taking communion.
 
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Zion's Tuesdaymorning Bible Studyis studying the four books of the Maccabees. 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.    
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Zion's 
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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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.     

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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.

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 Next Week's Readings: 
First Reading:
Isaiah 49:8-16a; 
Psalm 131;
Second Reading:

1 Corinthians 4:1-5;
Gospel:
Matthew 6:24-34

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Please welcome The Rev. Susan Auchincloss, our guest celebrant today
. She is now retired and living in Woodstock, served as long-term supply at Zion Church in 1992, during the Rev. Michael Webber's sabbatical.  She lived in the apartment above the Parish Hall and looked out onto a truly massive and magnificent copper beach - a fitting emblem of the parish itself.  In addition to serving as a supply priest these days, she devotes herself to enriching Christian-Jewish relations.  Here is an example of that work, which may suggest an initiative for Zion church.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9As9SjZaPc


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.
   

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
 
February 28th5-7 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.
 
 
Ash Wednesday
March 1st

Services will be held at Zion at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m.
 
 
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY 
Beginning Wednesday, March 8th, from 7-8 pm
 in the Conference Room at the Rectory.

The Lenten Lectionary
 We will study the 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.
 
 
LENTEN 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 in the Name of Christ

 The emergency request for supplies of laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels continues - can you help? If everyone brings some, it adds up to a lot! Put it in the basket in the first alcove on the right in the Parish Hall and we will get it delivered to the Storage Pantry for distribution. Many thanks!
 

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!
 
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Zion's Intercession List
(as of February 14th)

Hospitals: Robert Howard (Putnam Hospital); 
George Tracy (Vassar)
 
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, Therese Savard,
Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert 
 
At Home:  Ann Marie, Mary Ann, William, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, Ashley Brooks, Ethney Brown, Ida Mae and Mario Chuilli, Sr., Bill Corbet, Patrick Crowley, RoseAnn DeFini, Kelly DelSanto, Diane Durr, 
William Durr, Janet Fletcher, Ed Fratz, Betty Gelormino,Gloria Gibson, 
Kristen Gilberti, Michael Halliday, Dick Hill, Zita Kobos, Andy Mahabir,
Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, 
Patrick Murphy, Ellis Nation, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell, Charlotte O'Neill, 
Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Sally Perkert, Ginger Ragusa, Craig Russo, 
Ruthlyn Savage, Maggie Serino, Elsie Sheppard, Paulette Sibert, 
Theresa Simone, Peg Timmeny, Corey Tucci, Brian Weishaupt
 
This week we are asked to pray for La Misión Episcopal Santiage Apóstol [La MESA].
 
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.
 

Calendar
 
Office Hours This Week:
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
 
Monday, February 20 (Frederick Douglass)
Presidents' Day
Office Closed
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 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, February 21 (John Henry Newman)
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
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, February 22 (Eric Liddell)
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
 
Thursday, February 23 Polycarp of Smyrna
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, February 24 St. Matthias
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, February 25 (John Roberts)
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, February 26 (Last Sunday after the Epiphany)
World Mission Sunday
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

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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:

magdalenemuses.blogspot.com

 

         
   Memorial Requests:

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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.