Our Services


8:00 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
February 24, 2019 
Zion's Weekly Newsletter 
February 24 2019
Welcome to Zion Church!
Jesus tells his disciples to, 'love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who abuse you.'  Luke 6:27 Anyone who has been suppressed, ignored, or overlooked knows about the simmering rage that can spring up inside and tumble out the mouth, full of resentment and anger. Jesus knows that our primary enemy is within each of us. If we ever blurt out something hurtful, inadvertently, Jesus wants us to stop. Stop for a micro second and acknowledge the part of you that just acted out. And then do the work of a disciple of Christ: pray for the power to change your own behavior.
If we walk around in life resenting other human beings for acting like human beings, who is culpable? A spiritual journey with Christ is always taken from the inside out. We have to get in the habit of stopping to ponder, 'what is my response to others today?' Some of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (other people's behavior; who I am related to; freak accidents; etc.), courage to change the things I can (my response to other's behavior; choosing new 'family'; nurturing gratitude instead of resentment), and the wisdom to know the difference (which can only happen through prayer and practice). We are the lucky ones who have the privilege of working toward an ideal that Christ has been planting in our lives, saying 'follow me, and you will begin to change your own, and other's lives.'
See you all on Sunday!
Mother Mag

There is Coffee Hour immediately after the Eucharist on Sunday.

On February 24th Barbara Griffin will host the 8:00 Coffee Hour.  
Maya Hennebery will host the 10:00 Coffee Hour. 
If you are visiting Zion Church, please join us. The Greeters 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.
If you are visiting Zion Church, please join us. The Greeters 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.

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 Chapel 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:Book of Exodus 34:29-35;
Psalm 99;Second Reading: Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Gospel:Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a)
The Altar Guild will meet on Tuesday, February 26th at 7 pm in the Conference Room.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - March 5th, 5-7 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.
On March 6th, Ash Wednesday services will be held at Zion at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m.
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 INC -  It's still winter and requests for blankets and comforters are still frequent - need not be new but clean and in good condition please! The usual personal care items are always welcome in our donation basket! Thank you!
Early Service-Winter Schedule
During the winter months we will continue to hold the early service at 8:00 a.m. instead of 7:30.  We expect the extra time will help us to avoid early morning darkness and manage through any inclement weather.   Mark your calendars!
Last Meeting: March 2nd  
Contemplative Prayer Class and Practice
We practice the "prayer of the heart" and learn why it is such an important part of a balanced life of prayer. We practice different styles of quiet prayer and different methods of attaining a quiet mind. We sit in silence for 20 minutes, and have opportunities to share and support one another in our group. No experience necessary. No books to buy. Wear comfortable clothes.
Time:  9:30 - 10:30 am;
Place: Chapel of the Resurrection, Zion Church;
Dates: December 1st - March 2nd

  We need crucifers to carry the cross during our 

Choir Rehearsals
Choir rehearsal will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Church unless otherwise noted. Sunday choir rehearsals are held at  11:30 a.m.in the Church. 

Every Wednesday  
Lectionary Bible Study from 7-8 pm in the Chapel
We study the upcoming Sunday readings from the Hebrew Testament, the Psalms, the Christian Letters, and the Gospels.    
Food Pantry Needs
Cereal,  Peanut Butter, Soup, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce (in cans or plastic jars), Canned Fruit, Beans, Rice, Macaroni and Cheese
and Tuna Fish.
   Zion's Intercession List
(as of February 19th)
Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Elaine Browne, Sally Corbet, Hilda Durr, William Durr, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Elizabeth Nedwell, Marialice Olsen, Ethel Relyea, Therese Savard, Elsie Sheppard, Cathrine Tolbert
At Home: Ann Marie, Ayden, Barbara, Brian, Doug, Elaine, Jack, Jessica, Joan, Josephine, Mary Ann, Mike, Mohammed, Nella, Nick, Ray, Savannah, Sofia, Steven, Tina, William, Danny B., Ines Apap, Haig Artinian, Timothy Bailey, Whitten Parker Beall, Fran Beattie, Lynne Bennett, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, MaryAnn Boniello, Mary Boscher, George Boundy, Fred Bouton, Christi Brennan, Ashley Brooks, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Raysonja Buford, Willie Buford, Barbara Caldwell, Hopeton Cluns, George Conklin, Bill Corbet, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Steve Dearborn, Rose Ann DeFini, Debbie De Luca, Joan De Luca, Jesse Dickens, Sharon Diglio, Jon Dobson, Dawn Doran, Chickie Doyle, Nicky Drost, Ken Durr, Nancy Durr, Bob Fox, Anne Friedland, Nancy Giaccone,Kristen Gilberti, Tom Goodwin, Tom Graham, Dawn Gregg, Jensine Hansen, Susan Havens, Diane Hazeltion, Andrew Heller, Mary Ann Heller, Pat Hennebery, Dick Hill, Mike Hommel, Helene Klein, Marian Klein, Larry Kraus, Richard Little, Roseann Lorenz, Debby Mackey, Louise Magie, Andy Mahabir, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, James Martz, Jim Maryniak, Mary Maryniak, Terry McGovern, Chelsea McInarnay, Sylvia McReynolds, Patricia Morgan, Joan and Bob Morton, Nicole Hennebery Myers, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Ellis Nation, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell, Janine Odell, Charlotte and Jimmy O'Neill, Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Mariana Padilla, Zack Parker, Mike Perkins, Joe Porpora, Cynthia Powell, Janet Pulichene, Marty Quick, Vic Ragoli, Richard Rhoades, Nicole Rooney, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Cindy Russo, The Rev. Canon Blake Ryder, Tony Salvati, Barbara Santoro, Ruthlyn Savage, Jasmin Scotland, Vicki Shutter, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, Mildred Singler, Marcus Smith, Hyacinth Stewart, Peg Timmeny, Aaron & Ling Tomchuck, Mike Tomkovitch, George Tracy, David Vandercar, Natalia Versace, Brian Weishaupt, Linda Whiteside, David Winters, Edna Winters
This week we are asked to pray for St. Paul's and Trinity Parish, Tivoli.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces:Joshua Bautz, William Cohen, Matthew Fein, Stacy Finn, Brandon Fry, Michael Greifenstein, Patrick Holly, 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, Wednesday & Thursday - 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Monday, February 25   Saint Matthias the Apostle
Honeybee Daycare 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 2:00-6:30 p.m.AARP Tax Aide 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish HallNA 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 26 [Emily Malbone Morgan]
Honeybee Daycare 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 2:00-6:30 p.m.Holy Eucharist with laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., ChapelBible Study 10:30 a.m., ChapelOA 6:00 p.m., Parish HallAltar Guild Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference RoomAA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.) 
Wednesday, February 27 George Herbert
Honeybee Daycare 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 2:00-6:30 p.m.Food Pantry 12:30 -2:00 p.m. & 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.AARP Tax Aide 3:00-8:00 p.m., Parish HallEvening Prayer 6:30 p.m., ChapelLectionary Bible Study 7:00 p.m., ChapelChoir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m., Church
Thursday, February 28 [Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright]
Honeybee Daycare 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 2:00-6:30 p.m.AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.) 
*Friday, March 1 David
World Day of Prayer
Honeybee Daycare 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 2:00-6:30 p.m.AARP Tax Aide 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish HallGirl Scouts 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Parish HallStewardship/Fundraising Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room
Saturday, March 2 Chad
Contemplative Prayer 9:30-10:30 a.m., Chapel (Last Meeting)
Village of Wappingers Saint Patrick's Day Parade
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.) 
Sunday, March 3 Last Epiphany
Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m., Church
*Special Devotion