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

Youth Classes


9:00-9:40 a.m.

  Young Disciples: grades 4 - 6

Journey to Adulthood & Young Adult Christians: grades 7-12   

August 15-19, 2016
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon

This one-week Monday through Friday program is open to children ages 4-12. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome as volunteer helpers. This year's curriculum, "Cowabunga", consists of the Joseph in Egypt stories from Genesis. It is a non-denominational curriculum including Bible stories, science, crafts, games, music, and snacks, all related to the theme and story of each day. The success of the program depends on attracting children and volunteers.
Please spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors.
Peggy Kelland 297-0507


Mission Bells
Zion's  Weekly News
May 29, 2016

Coffee Hour

There is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.  Marcy Wagman will host the7:30 Coffee Hour.  Maya Hennebery and Linda Devine 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.

 The Military Bulletin 
Board is in progress. 
 We 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.
 Bible Study 
Zion's Tuesday 
morning Bible Study
meets 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 join our lively discussion.


List Info 
When a name is initially submitted, it will remain for one month. 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 GoogleTHE 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: 
 1 Kings 17:8-16;  Psalm 146; Second Reading: Galatians 1:11-24; Gospel:  
Luke 7:11-17

Choir Rehearsals are held on  
Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Choir Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at7:00 pm.  If you know of any potential choir members; don't be shy to ask them to join.  We will meet in the choir room on the second floor of the Parish Hall.  All are welcome to join the choir.  Reading music is not a prerequisite.  What is needed is enthusiasm, an enjoyment to sing and become a member of a group of friends who support each other in the ministry of prayer through song.  Plus we have a lot of fun, laughter and fellowship.  I look forward to seeing and hearing you all soon!    Gregory

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

Join Together!  Interfaith Solidarity Walk With Our Muslim Neighbors -Sunday, June 5th6-7 pm, Walkway Over the Hudson.  Demonstrate that voices of loving-kindness outnumber the voices of hate!  Assemble: 5:30 pm at the East Gate to the Walkway.  Park on either Washington Street or Parker Avenue.  Community Vegetarian Potluck Iftar & Program7:15-8:30 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 325 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie. Handicap accessible.  Municipal parking lot across from the church on Mill Street at 44/55 West.   Traditional meal breaking fast during Ramadan (which begins on 6/6).  All are invited to bring a dish to share.  Sponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council and congregations of all faiths.

Love INC - As the weather gets warmer, there are many requests for bath towels and dish towels. They do not need to be new but clean and in good condition. The need for pillows is ongoing but, by law, these must be new. Linen items can be left with Personal Care items in the first alcove on the right in our Parish Hall.


Responding to Domestic Violence in Parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of New York - A One Day Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders - Offered by the Domestic Violence Task Force of the Diocese and by CONNECTMID HUDSON:  June 15, 2016, Zion Church,  Wappingers Falls, N.Y., 10 am to 3:30 pm.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Research shows that seven out of ten people seek help with domestic violence issues from their place of worship first.   These workshops are free, but registration is required.   To register, please go to

Zion's Intercession Listwhite-flower-assortment.jpg
(as of May 24th)
Hospital:  Baby Fenley (Albany Medical Center); Ann Christopher (Vassar Hospital);
Jerry Conners (Vassar Hospital)
At Home:  Ann Marie, Jason, Jessica, Joe, John, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Pam, Dorothea Ames, Ron Andersson, Peggy Artz, Alicia Ayala, Andrea Bell, Bob Beattie, Fran Beattie, Jonathan Behnken, Elizabeth Benedict, Jill Bennett, Melanie Boast, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Betsy Boulerice & Family, Allison Brannen, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Elaine Browne, Nicholas Browne, Judy Buechele, David Cabrera, Alice Casale, Ida Mae Chuilli, Mario Chuilli, Sr., Jack Claudio, Sally Corbet , Tony Corbet, Ida Dale, Maureen Dale, Rita Darling, Donna Daughton, Ebony Dawson, Rob Dearborn, Steve Dearborn, Charlotte Delaney, Kelly DelSanto, Joan DeLuca, Ron DeLuca, Jr., Linda Devine, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr, Bob Fox, Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Gloria Gibson, Tom Goodwin, Grace Graham, Melanie Roberts, Dorrie Hansen, Mark Hasson, Dick Hill,  Marilyn Hill, Andrew Holbrook, David Hoose, Robert Howard, Phoebe Jackson, Stephanie Jackson, Bob Keller, George Kieffer, Donald King, Candace Lewis, Beverly Linton, Ken Lutter, Jessica MacDowell, Debby Mackey, Donna Mahabir, Matthew Mahabir, Dr. Armen Manasar, Marianna Martin, Jim Maryniak, Jermaine Matthews, Bert Mazzuto, Joseph L. McCabe, Tony McSorley, Alice Mietz, Debbie DuBois Mueller, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Jeanne Murray, Doris Niles, Marlena Norris, Terrance Norris, Katy  O'Neill, Julian Paige, Kathleen Passante, Leanne Pazzi, Sally Perkert, Carmen Pitman, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, Ethan Puletz, Jeffrey Relyea, Richard Rhoades, Tye Roberson, Jim and Nancy Rogers, Dora Ruf, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Elsie Sheppard, Theresa Simone, Mildred Singler, Lynn Stakosa, Cody Stevens, Gwen Stevens, Betty Strang, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Evelyn Wagner, Carol Jane Walker, Mary Ward, Kevin Wirsch, Sharon Young
This week we are asked to pray for 
Church of the Resurrection, Hopewell Junction.

Office Hours This Week:  Monday - Closed;  Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Friday Closed
Monday, May 30 [Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)
Memorial Day
Office Closed
Tuesday, May 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Holy Eucharist with laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m.
Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
OA 7:00 p.m., Undercroft
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 1
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Food Pantry 12:30-2 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 2 Blandina & her Companions, the Martyrs of Lyons
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)
*Friday, June 3 The Martyrs of Uganda
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Saturday, June 4 [John  XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli)]
Next Generation Youth Group 10 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall
Sunday, June 5  3 Pentecost (Proper 5)
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
* Special Devotion


Zion's annual Vacation Bible School will be held August 15-19, 2016, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon. This one-week Monday through Friday program is open to children ages 4-12. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome as volunteer helpers. This year's curriculum, "Cowabunga", consists of the Joseph in Egypt stories from Genesis. It is a non-denominational curriculum including Bible stories, science, crafts, games, music, and snacks, all related to the theme and story of each day. The success of the program depends on attracting children and volunteers.
Please spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors.
Peggy Kelland 297-0507
Our Platoon
 is a group of  5 women and 15 men who have been deployed from New Mexico to Kuwait.  They are working as Customs Agents with the US Army.  There is a small PX Store and a Chow Hall is available but unfortunately it may not be open when they are able to eat.  They have access to microwave ovens.  Ideas for items that could be sent (letters are prized above all):       REQUESTS:  Pocket Protein snacks: Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds (different flavors), granola/protein bars, beef jerky/sticks, cookies, crackers, tuna or chicken pouches, coffee (ground & single serve), creamer, sugar, Land O Lakes hot cocoa, drink mix singles (Jolly Rancher, Gatorade, MiO), assorted candy, gummy bears, Werther's Originals (soft n chewy), green chile (NM).  Toiletries (travel size preferred):  deodorant, razors, bath/baby wipes, feminine hygiene items, body wash, foot powder/ spray, body powder, eye drops, toothbrush/paste, lip balm, dental floss, hand sanitizer.  Miscellaneous:  sportswater bottles, beanie hats, mechanic's gloves, laundry pods and anything to help boost Soldier's morale:  letters/mail, current magazines (Motorcycle, Workout, Car, Ladies), DVD Movies, music CD's, puzzle books, sports balls or games, board games, assorted greeting cards to send home, stationary, envelopes, retractable pens, etc.

SAVE THE DATE - June 18th, 6:00 p.m. - Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Hudson Valley Town Center, 18 Westage Business Center, Suite 7, Fishkill, NY
 - "Playing Doctor".  Sponsored by the Women of Zion.  All invited - bring your spouses/friends.  $55 per person, including gratuity.  Menu:  Choice of Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Chicken, Cod or Vegetarian.  Unlimited coffee, tea, soda ($3.00).  Payment must be made to Thomasine by Sunday, May 15th.  Make checks payable toWomen of Zion.  Contact Thomasine Vaughan (313) 478-5870 or Paulette Sibert (845)747-4217.

Fundraising Concert to Upgrade the Organ at Grace Church, Middletown, NY - Sunday, June 5th, 3:00  p.m. - The recital will include both piano and organ works played by Boyd Herforth, organist at the church. The program includes Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, Brahms' B minor Rhapsody, Craig Phillips' Fantasia on "For all the Saints," Bach's French keyboard suite in E-flat major, Honegger's Chorale and Fugue, a slow movement from a Widor symphony, Durufle's Prelude, Adagio, and choral variations on Veni Creator, as well as a world premier of the Sicilienne from Durufle's suite for organ , transcribed for organ and English horn/Oboe.  A free-will offering will be taken for the organ renovation.