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
October 7, 2018 
Zion's Weekly Newsletter 
OCTOBER 7 2018
"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." Mark 10:14
Welcome to Zion Church!
Our Gospel lesson this morning has a surprising twist. Look at the quote and the picture seen above. Most of us have no problem agreeing with Jesus that the kingdom of heaven belongs to children. But looking more carefully at the text reveals a serious conundrum. In Mark's Gospel this is the third time in a row that Jesus uses children to teach about vulnerable and innocent believers who get overlooked by pursuers of power. It begins when Jesus overhears his disciples arguing over who is the greatest among them. Jesus takes a child, places her among the disciples; then picks her up, holds her in his arms and says, 'Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.' Jesus warns his disciples that, 'If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 
Today's lesson finds the disciples sternly sending away adults who bring children to Jesus for a blessing. Really!?! Why is there such resistance? This latest episode occurs immediately after Jesus teaches about divorce. In this male-dominated, first-century society, Jewish law allows men to divorce their wives. The wives have no such power. Jesus accuses the Jewish authorities of abusing this law. Men often threw away wives for minor insults, such as burning the porridge, or forgetting to pack a lunch, or not bearing any children. Jesus reminds them that the kingdom of heaven belongs to the powerless. Not the powerful. Jesus comes to us as the One Most Vulnerable. He teaches us to spend our lives in solidarity with those who are as innocent and powerless as children. It is not easy. 
See you on Sunday!
Mother Mag

There is Coffee Hour immediately after the Eucharist on Sunday.
John and Debbie Singler will host the 7:30 Coffee Hour on October 7th.  
  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 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. 


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 or email Chris at

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 Job 23:1-9, 16-17;  
Psalm 22:1-5;Second Reading:Letter to the Hebrews 4:12-16; Gospel:Mark 10:17-31


Sailing from Newburgh
on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Boarding at 12:30 pm, Returning at 3:00 pm.
Purchase tickets after the 7:30 service and before the 10 o'clock service.
Cost:   $40.00.

Sunday Choir Rehearsal begins Sunday, October 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the Church. Rehearsal is also held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. New voices are always welcome.  Zion's choir works hard, they are a dedicated group of singers who are committed to singing God's Praises.  The choir along with all of you make Zion a welcoming and prayer-filled church.  If you feel you have a calling to participate please speak to our Minister of Music, Gregory Citarella.

Love INC - Please offer your prayers this week! Many of these neighbors suffer from poor health - chronic conditions, injuries and crises, pre and post surgical pain, emotional fears, addictions, and complications of everyday illnesses. Many of these issues are then exacerbated by their housing situations - small, unsafe, infested, drafty, overcrowded, and incompletely furnished apartments. It may sound impossible to us at Zion but, unfortunately, it's true .... right here within the neighborhood of Love in the Name of Christ! So, let's not pray just this week - let's pray every day!
10th Annual Scrabble Blitz Tournament - October 11th, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Faith Assembly, Casperkill, 26 Golf Club Lane, Poughkeepsie. (Registration forms are on the table in the Parish Hall. Compete or play for fun! Find a partner and come!

Women of Zion Meeting
Saturday, October 13th, 12 noon, Parish Hall. 
Speaker: Mother Magdalene  
Topic: "Pilgrimage"  
All women are invited.  
P.S. Bring a bagged lunch.

Zion Parish 
Sunday, October 14, 2018
after the 10:00 service
Hamburgers, Hotdogs and beverages will be provided by Zion. Parishioners are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Sign-up sheets in crossway for set-up, grill, clean-up and food.

Music at Zion - 2018
Sunday, October 14, 4:00 pm, Zion Parish Hall
St. John's Recorder Ensemble
Saturday, December 15, 12 noon, Zion Church Front Steps
Step Caroling!
Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm, Zion Church
A Candlelight Service of Traditional Christmas Lessons & Carols
For more information please contact Minister of Music, Gregory Citarella at (845) 297-7693 or Gregory.citarella@gmail.com

Cursillo #107 - You are cordially invited to attend the next Episcopal Cursillo weekend from October 18th -21st, 2018 held at the Mariandale Center, Ossining, NY. A New York Episcopal weekend is a different kind of retreat designed for Episcopalians ages 18-80. We welcome applications from faithful folk who wish to deepen their baptismal calling to be a witness of Christ our Lord in every area of life. You will meet members of the diverse Christian community of Episcopalians, lay and clergy that make up our amazing diocese.  The weekend begins on Thursday at 5:30 pm and ends at about 5:30 pm on Sunday. We can guarantee a comprehensive weekend of music, reflection, prayer, worship, instruction, small group discussions, food and fun! Some have described Cursillo as "an encounter with Christ". Mariandale is situated on 61 wooded acres on the eastern bank of the Hudson River and Valley. During your weekend there will be time for you to walk the seven circuit Labyrinth or the nature trails or visit the Healing hut.

CROPWALK is a national WALK organized by Church World Service, locally by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council, with the proceeds going to hunger relief projects locally, nationally and internationally. 25% of the money raised in our CROPWALK stays in our community, going to Dutchess Outreach, soup kitchens and the Community Action Agency.   
This year the WALK is on October 14th in Poughkeepsie. I will once again be collecting funds after both services in the Parish Hall. Please make checks payable to CWS-CROP. Donations are tax deductible.
Thank you.  
Joy Maryniak

Crafts for the Christmas Bazaar Wanted
If you have homemade crafts, please give them to Sue Shultis or
Judy Barba by Sunday, October 28th or they may be dropped off at the Parish Office during regular office hours Monday-Thursday. 

Every Wednesday  
Lectionary Bible Study 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.
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 October 2nd)


Hospitals:  Timothy Bailey (Savannah, Georgia hospital); Whitten Parker Beall (infant in Virginia University Hospital ICU);  Tom Goodwin (Orange Regional Medical Center Rehab, Middletown, NY); Pat Hennebery (James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx); Nicole Rooney (Vassar Hospital)


Health Care Facilities:  Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Sally Corbet, Ruth Foster, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Elizabeth Nedwell, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Joe Porpora, Ethel Relyea, Therese Savard, Elsie Sheppard, Cathrine Tolbert, Katherine Webber


At Home:  Ann Marie, Ayden, Barbara, Brian, Doug, Elaine, Jack, Jessica, Joan and Bob, Josephine, Mary Ann, Mike, Mohammed, Nella, Nick, Ray, Savannah, Sofia, Steven, Tina, William, Danny B., Dorothea Ames, Ines Apap, Haig Artinian, Fran Beattie, Richard Bennett, Bridie Bond, MaryAnn Boniello, Mary Boscher, George Boundy, Christi Brennan, Ashley Brooks, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Raysonja Buford, Willie Buford, Barbara Caldwell,   Father Paul Clayton, 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, Chickie Doyle, Nicky Drost, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, Nancy Durr, William Durr, Nancy Giaccone, Kristen Gilberti, Tom Graham, Dawn Gregg, Jensine Hansen, Susan Havens, Dick Hill, Mike Hommel, Helene Klein, Marian Klein, Larry Kraus, Roseann Lorenz, Debby Mackey, Frank Magel, Louise Magie, Andy Mahabir, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Mariani, James Martz, Jim Maryniak, Terry McGovern, Chelsea McInarnay, Sylvia McReynolds, Patricia Morgan, 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, Zack Parker, Mike Perkins, Cynthia Powell, Janet Pulichene, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Cindy Russo, The Rev. Canon Blake Ryder, Barbara Santoro, Ruthlyn Savage, Jasmin Scotland, Jimmy Secor, Vicki Shutter, Paulette Sibert, Theresa Simone, Mildred Singler, Marcus Smith,  Hyacinth Stewart, Peg Timmeny, Mike Tomkovitch, George Tracy, David Vandercar, Mary Vanderveer, Natalia Versace, Mike Wadel, Brian Weishaupt, Linda Whiteside, Edna Winters


This week we are asked to pray for St Margaret's Church, Staatsburg.


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 - Closed.
Tuesday - Thursday - 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Monday, October 8 [William Dwight Porter Bliss]
Columbus Day
Office Closed
Honeybee Daycare 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
NA Meeting 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 9 Robert Grosseteste
[Wilfred Thomason Grenfell]
Honeybee Daycare 6 - 9 a.m. & 2:00 - 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 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, October 10 [Vida Dutton Scudder]
Honeybee Daycare 6 - 9 a.m. & 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
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
Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Thursday, October 11 Phillip
Honeybee Daycare 6 - 9 a.m. & 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.Love Inc Scrabble Tournament 6:30 9:30 p.m. at Faith Assembly, Casperkill
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
*Friday, October 12
Chimes Deadline for November issue
Honeybee Daycare 6 - 9 a.m. & 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13
Women of Zion Meeting 12 noon, Parish Hall
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, October 14 21 Pentecost (Proper 23)
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Parish Picnic following the 10:00 service
Flute Concert 4-6:30 p.m., Parish Hall (St. John's Recorder Ensemble)
*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.