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
January 8, 2017

There is Coffee Hourin the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.
Janet Versace will host the 7:30 Coffee Hour.  Marianna Martin and Dora Ruf will host the10:00 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.

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 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.    
Intercession List 
Please Note! 
Beginning in January,
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:
Isaiah 49:1-7 
Psalm 40:1-12 
Second Reading: 
Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42

Please welcome our visitors from St. Nicholas who will be
worshipping with us at the 10:00 a.m. service.

We are training for confirmation, but will continue 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.  

Today, Tobias Lawrence Horton will be initiated into Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism at the10:00 a.m. liturgy. His parents are Joshua and Tiffany Horton.
 (Snow Day Jan. 21). Come spend some quiet time this Epiphany Season, learning how to reframe your life's events through the eyes of Christ. Led by Mother Magdalene. Time: 
January 15th at 4 pm  
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service 
at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Wappingers Falls

Vestry Nominations

The Vestry Nominating Committee is happy to announce the following candidates for Vestry:Senior Warden (two-year term): Carol Helion; 
three-year Vestry terms: Maya Hennebery, Debbie Singler, Jim Barba; one-year Vestry term (to fill a resignation position,Sheila Rosewhite-Dolfinger): Terri Rhoades.
Mark your calendars - 
One Service on January 29 at 9 AM
followed by our Annual Meeting in the Parish Hall.
Zion's Intercession List
(as of January 3rd)
Hospitals: Robert Howard (Putnam Hospital);  

Health Care Facilities:  Fredericka Adams,
Rosalie Barrett, Carol Boscher, Ann Christopher, 
Ruth Foster, Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Sally Perkert,
Therese Savard, Angie Skalicky, Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert
At Home:  Mary Ann, William, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, Bill Corbet, Teresa Croke, Kelly DelSanto, Sally DeMeo, Diane Durr, William Durr,
Janet Fletcher, Dick Hill, Zita Kobos, Andy Mahabir, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, Roland Norris, Sally Norvell, Charlotte O'Neill,
Ruthlyn Savage, Elsie Sheppard, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone.

Recently Departed:  Jane LaDuke died December 22, 2016 (Barbara Rignanese' mother)  
This week we are asked to pray for The Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces:
Joshua Bautz, Bryan Caceres, William Cohen, Justin Di Nonno, Stacy Finn, Brandon Fry, Michael Greifenstein, Patrick Holly, Todd Holly, Justin Hosmer, John Howe, Chris Montgomery, Michael Patterson, Vivica Patterson, 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 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday - 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Monday, January 9 [Julia Chester Emery]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 10 [William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury]
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
Finance Committee 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, January 11
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.
Thursday, January 12 [Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Daughters of the King Meeting 6:00 p.m., Conference Room
Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)
*Friday, January 13 [Helen, Bishop of Poitiers]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Chimes Deadline
Saturday, January 14
Next Generation Youth Group 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Parish Hall
Quiet Day:  Spiritual Autobiographies  9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Parish Hall
   (Snow Date January 21)
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, January 15 2 Epiphany
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Young Adult Catechism Class 9:00 a.m., Conference Room
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
*Special Devotion

The new hymnal, "Lift Every Voice and Sing II",is being added to our pews as a uniquely American, easy-to-sing, collection of gospel and old-time-favorite hymns. We now have 65 LEVAS hymnals in the pew racks. 32 copies were dedicated in honor of Al and Louise Fridkis given by their children.  The labels inside the front cover dedicate those books in their honor.  If you would like to purchase a hymnal, simply notify Mary Bendas, our trusted treasurer.  Let her know what you would like written on the inner label.
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

Choir Rehearsal is held Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room on the third floor of the Parish Hall.  
If you enjoy singing and being a part of a ministry that brings people closer to God through song then please consider joining Zion's choir. 


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.