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


Mthr. Magdalene's 8/11/2016

Mthr. Deborah Magdalene's sermons are filmed every Sunday and are available on her blog: magdalenemuses.blogspot.com

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi 
Blessing of the Animals 
Saturday October 1st, 10:00 a.m.
You're all invited to bring any pets that share in your lives. This celebration is inspired by the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi, who preached of harmony among humans and animals and the entire natural world. The blessing of the animals reminds us of the sacredness of all life. In the event of inclement weather, the Blessing will be held in the cloister.

Mission Bells
Zion Episcopal Church
September 25, 2016
Renewal Works
We are one week into our Spiritual On-Line Inventory that launched last Sunday. By now many of you have taken the survey, and have started some competition to see how many of us can participate. Will there be more men than women who complete the survey? Will choir do better than the Daughters of the King? Will the Fundraising Committee challenge Altar Guild to compete with them? Any wagers?
You may notice that this week we are calling the "survey" a "inventory".This was recommended to Bonnie Kieffer and Mother Mag at our Kickoff Supper last week in Walton.The different emphasis is in how we are using the results. Surveys often measure what we like and don't like, or weaknesses and strengths of a program, like a report card or a job review. The inventory of our spiritual life is more like a snapshot of where we, as a parish, are in our spiritual life together, and individually. There are no pluses or minuses. But the next step will be to see if we want to change where we are. But we first have to work hard to get as many Inventories submitted as possible.
Again, here is the Inventory:
Good luck, everyone!
Mother Mag and Bonnie Kieffer

Coffee Hour
There is Coffee Hour in
the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist. Lynea St. Pier will host the 7:30Coffee Hour. Hyacinth Stewart and Maya Hennebery 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. 

Elliana Grace Theiss was born
September 16, 2016, weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 18" long.
She is the daughter of Mark and Abigail Theiss and the granddaughter of Jeff and Sue Theiss.

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 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:Lamentations 1:1-6;Canticle:
Lamentations 3:19-26;Second Reading: 
 Timothy 1:1-14;
Luke 17:5-10


with Mthr. Deborah Magdalene officiating It will be held on the front lawn. You're all invited to bring any pets that share in your lives. This celebration is inspired by the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi, who preached of harmony among humans and animals and the entire natural world. The blessing of the animals reminds us of the sacredness of all life. In the event of inclement weather, the Blessing will be held in the cloister.

Co-Sponsored with the Central Hudson Valley
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

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 60 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, we are able to order them from Amazon for $15 apiece.  To purchase, simply notify Mary Bendas, our trusted treasurer.  Let her know what you would like written on the inner label.

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.

Zion's Intercession Listwhite-flower-assortment.jpg
(as of September 20th)
Hospitals: Bridie Bond (Hospital in London, England); Robert Howard (Putnam Hospital); Corey Tucci (NYU, Manhattan); Elliana Grace Theiss (NICU, Vassar Hospital)
Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Rosalie Barrett, Carol Boscher, Ann Christopher, Ruth Foster, Tom Goodwin, Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Beverly Linton, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Therese Savard, Angie Skalicky, Jennie Sorbello, Cathrine Tolbert
At Home: Ann Marie, Jason, Jessica, Joe, John, Lisa, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Paddy,   Virginia, Dorothea Ames, Peggy Artz, Alicia Ayala, Andrea Bell, Bob Beattie, Fran Beattie, Jonathan Behnken, Elizabeth Benedict, Jill Bennett, Melanie Boast, Ed Boone, Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Betsy Boulerice & Family, Allison Brannen, Ashley Brooks, 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, Howard Dearborn, Rob Dearborn, Steve Dearborn, Charlotte Delaney, Kelly DelSanto, Joan DeLuca, Ron DeLuca, Jr., Linda Devine, Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr, Myron Edmonds, Bob Fox, Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Gloria Gibson, Kristen Gilberti, Grace Graham, Charlie Guarnieri, Dorrie Hansen, Mark Hasson, Dick Hill, Marilyn Hill, Andrew Holbrook, Robert Howard, Michelle Hunter, Phoebe Jackson, Stephanie Jackson, Bob Keller, George Kieffer, Donald King, Candace Lewis, Jessica MacDowell, Debby Mackey, Donna Mahabir, Matthew Mahabir, Dr. Armen Manasar, Jim Maryniak, Jermaine Matthews, Bert Mazzuto, Joseph L. McCabe, Terry McGovern, Tony McSorley, Alice Mietz, Debbie DuBois Mueller, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Jeanne Murray, Marlena Norris, Terrance Norris, Katy O'Neill, Julian Paige, Tina Paige, Kathleen Passante, Leanne Pazzi, Sally Perkert, Carmen Pitman, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, Ethan Puletz, Jeffrey Relyea, Richard Rhoades, Tye Roberson, Melanie Roberts, Jim and Nancy Rogers, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Cindy Russo, Craig Russo, Nella Seymour, Elsie Sheppard, Theresa Simone, Debbie Singler, Mildred Singler, Cody Stevens, Gwen Stevens, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Peggy Timmeny, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Carol Jane Walker, Mickey Walker, Mary Ward, Katherine Webber, Kevin Wirsch, Sharon Young
This week we are asked to pray for La Misión Episcopal Santiago Apóstol [La MESA] (formerly St. James' Church), Dover Plains.

glove-flag.jpgWe pray for our brothers and sisters
in the Armed Forces:
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 -Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday Closed
Monday, September 26 Lancelot Andrewes [Wilson Carlile]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27 Vincent de Paul [Thomas Traherne]
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mexican Consulate - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Holy Eucharist with laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., Chapel
Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Conference Room
Friends of Darbonne Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room
OA 7:00 p.m., Undercroft
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 28 [Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, and Margery Kempe]
U.N. International Day of Peace
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mexican Consulate - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Food Pantry 12:30-2 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 29 St. Michael and All Angels
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mexican Consulate - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)
*Friday, September 30 Jerome of Bethlehem
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mexican Consulate - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Saturday, October 1 Remigius, Bishop of Rheims
Next Generation Youth Group 10 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
Mexican Consulate - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, 10:00 a.m., Front Lawn
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7 p.m.)
Sunday, October 2 20 Pentecost (Proper 22)
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Choral Evensong Rehearsal 3-4:30 p.m.
Choral Evensong w/American Guild of Organists 4:30-6:00 p.m., Church
Reception to follow in Parish Hall
* Special Devotion
Cursillo #104 is coming up.
This weekend will be held October 20-23, 2016 at Mariandale in Ossining, NY. There is NO FEE to our candidates. There is limited space for the weekend. So if you are interested in attending on this weekend, see your Parish Lay Rector, Craig J. Russo at the Cursillo Table starting September 4th in the Parish Hall.Any questions, contact Craig at (845) 705-9340 orparishlayrectorzion@gmail.com.
Love in the Name of Christ - The special request for ongoing prayers continues this week - for the elected (but all volunteer) Board of Directors who create the vision for this organization, for the local interdenominational churches that make up this Outreach Partnership, for the volunteers who fulfill the various tasks to keep the program going and growing, for the clients who turn to Love INC for help, and also for the many contributors who faithfully purchase and donate items for distribution!

Women of Zion Meeting - Saturday, October 6th, 12 noon, Parish Hall. Mother Magdalene, will be the speaker. Topic: How to make your own prayer corner. All women of Zion are invited. P.S. Bring a bagged lunch.

  autumn_cornucopia.jpgCROPWALK is a national walk organized by Church World Service, sponsored here by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council, to raise money to combat world hunger.  The proceeds go to hunger relief projects locally, nationally and internationally. CROPWALK is the oldest walk in the United States. 25% of the money raised in our CROPWALK stays in our community. If you are interested in participating in the CROPWALK, I have the information for you.  I will be collecting donations after both services each Sunday to support this worthy cause before the Walk on October 16. Thank you. Joy Maryniak 

Haitian Art Sale - Over 300 original Haitian paintings and unique handcrafts will once again bring an atmosphere of magic and joy to the Vassar College campus, Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, in the multipurpose room on the second floor of the College Center, in Main Building, Vassar College. Proceeds will support programs in Chermaitre, Haiti. The event is open to the public. All sales are 50% tax deductible.

Platoon News - We have been assigned a new platoon. It 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.  I will send a package soon and will ask the platoon what kind of items they would like to receive from us, but we've been doing this for many years and 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