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   

Spring Fling 
Saturday, May 7th
  Rain date Saturday, May 21st 

To celebrate the end of this winter season, we decided to plan another party!   Yes, it's our annual SPRING FLING
when we all come together as a congregation to celebrate the end of Old Man Winter by sprucing up our beautiful church and grounds.  So, don't miss out.!!  Immediately run to your calendars and reserve


May 1, 2016
Zion Episcopal Church
Mission Bells

Thursday, May 5th, 7:30 p.m. with combined choirs.

 Food Pantry - Volunteers Needed  - 
The Post Office "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign will be held on 
Saturday, May 14th. We need drivers, inspectors, and load/unloader-about 20 volunteers in all.   
Last year we were the ONLY food pantry that showed up. 
We were able to get well over 2,000 pounds of FREE food. 
Please consider helping out.  The whole effort takes 
about two hours from about   3-5 in the afternoon. 
Contact Joe Porpora if you are able to help.

Coffee Hour 
There is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.  Janet Versace will host the7:30 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:  
Acts 16:16-34; 
Psalm 97;  
Second Reading:Revelation 
22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21;  
John 17:20-26

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

Spring Fling - 
To celebrate the end of this winter season, we decided to plan another party!   Yes, it's our annual SPRING FLING
when we all come together as a congregation to celebrate the end of Old Man Winter by sprucing up our beautiful church and grounds.  So, don't miss out.!!  Immediately run to your calendars and reserve Saturday, May 7th, for this party.  Rain date (or snow date) Saturday, May 21st.  
Sign-up sheet is in the crossway.

Please pray for Love INC this week!  Prayer should always be the FIRST thing we do! Our clients have so many challenges - financial, health, and family issues - and yet some are finally becoming connected with local churches and are learning to turn to and trust God and some are starting to see answers to their prayers!  May we continue to see the face of God in them - and may they see the face of God in us!

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 CONNECT:  April 20, 2016, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Manhattan, N.Y., 10 am to 3:30 pm;  REGION II: May 18, 2016, Christ the Redeemer Church, Pelham, N.Y., 10 am to 3:30 pm;  MID 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 List
(as of April 26th)

Hospital:  Baby Fenley (Albany Medical Center)

Health Care Facilities:  Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Ruth Foster, Jensine Hansen, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Marialice Olsen, Esther Paskey, Therese Savard, Angie Skalicky, Jennie Sorbello, Peggy Timmeny, Cathrine Tolbert

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., Ann Christopher, Jack Claudio, Diane Conroy,  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,  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, Mildred Singler, Johnny Smith, Lynn Stakosa, Cody Stevens, Gwen Stevens, Betty Strang, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Evelyn Wagner, Mary Ward, Mary Ann  Williams, Kevin Wirsch, Sharon Young

This week we are asked to pray for St. Luke's, Beacon.


Office Hours This Week:  Monday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30  p.m.; Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday Closed

Monday, May 2  St. Philip & St. James (tr)
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Fundraising Meeting 7:00 p.m, Conference Room

Tuesday, May 3  Rogation Day
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., Rectory Conference Room
Friends of Darbonne Meeting 7:00 p.m., Rectory Conference Room
OA 7:00 p.m., Undercroft
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 4  Rogation Day
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, May 5  Ascension Day
National Day of Prayer
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft 
Joint Episcopal/Lutheran Ascension Day Service 7:30 p.m.
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 6
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft 

Saturday, May 7  [Harriet Starr Cannon]
Zion's Annual Clean up Day 9:00 a.m.
Next Generation Youth Group 10 am - 12 noon, Parish Hall
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall

Sunday, May 8  7 Easter
Episcopal Charities Sunday
Mother's Day
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Young Disciples & J2A 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
Godly Play 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
     From the Community Building/Fundraising Committee:

Please plan to help in some capacity on Saturday, May 14th.  As you may remember, we provide food for those attending the Festival of the Arts in Mesier Park. We will need help with Set Up (starting at 8 am), with Cooking and Serving (probably starting around 10:30 am) and with Clean Up (around 3:00 pm).  We also hope the amazing Zion Cookie Bakers will  make their usual generous contributions to this event.  Sign-up sheets  are in the crossway.  

We plan to have a Trunk (out of your car) Tag sale going on in our  parking lot at the same time and both Zion parishioners and outside people can participate.  A space in the parking lot will cost $25.00 and if we provide a table, it is an extra $10.00.

We plan to have a tour of the Church at 11:00 a.m. (rain date - 11:30  a.m.) and organ music at noon(rain date - 12:30 p.m.) by Gregory Citarella.

There will be an opportunity to donate Tag Sale Items to a separate Zion table but remember, they have to be brought in THAT MORNING, clean and already priced.  Anyone who is planning to donate items to the Zion Tag must sign-up with their name and phone number.  If you have any questions on this, please call Judy Barba - (845) 298-0552.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marianna Martin -(845) 462-6015 or Nancy Rubsam (845) 452-5732/or

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 to cash.  Contact Thomasine Vaughan (313) 478-5870 or Paulette Sibert (845)747-4217.