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   


Tuesday, November 24
6:30 p.m.
Zion Episcopal Church

The United Methodist Church of Wappingers and New Hackensack Reformed Church will join us for Holy Eucharist and praise!

The Ecumenical Committee of Saint Martin de Porres Parish invites all Zion parishioners to an ecumenical Advent service on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
The Right Reverend Andrew Dietsche will be the homilist
A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.   Saint Martin de Porres Church is located on 118 Cedar Valley Road, 
Poughkeepsie, New York.

10/25/15 Sermon

November 22, 2015
Zion Episcopal Church
Mission Bells
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at Zion - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.United Methodist Church of Wappingers, New Hackensack Reformed Church and Community Baptist Church will join us at Zion for Holy Eucharist and praise. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Please bring a pie to share.

Thanksgiving baskets need to be brought to the Food Pantry between the hours 
of 8:30-10:00 a.m. 
this Sunday, 
November 22, 2015.

Coffee Hour 
There is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist.  Carol Jane Walker and Mickey Walker will host the7:30 Coffee Hour.  Daughters of the King will host the 10:00Coffee 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. 
Pledge Envelopes will be given to all who received them last year.  If you did not request them last year and want them this year, or if you no longer want them, please notify Mary Bendas or the office.  (The notation on the bottom of the 2016 Pledge cards inquiring as to whether or not you wanted to receive envelopes was missing.)
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 LECTIONARYand 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: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 
Second Reading: Thessalonians 3:9-13 Gospel:  Luke 21:25-36
 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 Chimes Shop 
has re-opened with Christmas stocking stuffers, crosses and angels for $2, 3 and $4.


The Ecumenical Committee of Saint Martin de Porres Parish invites all Zion parishioners to an ecumenical Advent service on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
The Right Reverend Andrew Dietsche will be the homilist
A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.   Saint Martin de Porres Church is located on 118 Cedar Valley Road, 
Poughkeepsie, New York.

Choir Rehearsals are held on  
Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Choir Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 7:00 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

          Child of Bethlehem 
         Christmas Pageant  
Mother Mag will be directing this year's Christmas pageant taken from Elena Pasquali's book, "Child of Bethlehem".  Practice sessions will be held in the church on Wednesdayevenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, for three weeks only:  December 2, 9 and 16.  There are parts for everyone and practice will be fun and easy.  All ages are welcome to participate!!

Please submit
Christmas Flower Memorialenvelopes to the office by 
Sunday, December 6th
in order to be included on the Christmas memorials bulletin insert.  The offering envelope and letter was mailed out in early November.

The Angel Tree will once again be in the Parish Hall on the first Sunday of Advent,November 29th. Please take an angel and provide a gift of CLOTHING for a child.  As many of the children are siblings, a comparative gift between $10 and $20 would be gracious.  Gifts should be wrapped and the angel securely fixed to the outside. Please bring the present to the Office Building by Sunday, December 13th
to allow time for delivery and distribution. If you have any questions, please call Judy Barba 298-0552 or Elsie Ruppert 462-3563.

Zion's Intercession List
(as of November 17th)

Hospital:  Marcus Smith (Manhattan)

Health Care Facilities:  Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Ruth Foster, Will Happ, Edna Hoag, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Therese Savard, Walter Sedore, Angie Skalicky, Jennie Sorbello, Peggy Timmeny, Cathrine Tolbert

At Home:  Ann Marie, Jason, Jessica, Joe, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Dorothea Ames, Ron Andersson, Peggy Artz, Alicia Ayala, Andrea Bell, Bob Beattie, Fran Beattie, Elizabeth Benedict, Jill Bennett, Melanie Boast, Betsy Boulerice & Family, Allison Brannen, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Elaine Browne, Nicholas Browne, Judy Buechele, David Cabrera, Alice Casale, The Chalmers Family, Ida Mae Chuilli and Mario Chuilli, Jr, Mario Chuilli, Sr., Ann Christopher, Jack Claudio, David Conroy, Diane Conroy,  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, Linda Ferraro, Bob Fox, Betty Gelormino, Nancy Giaccone, Tom Goodwin, Melanie Hanna, Jensine Hansen, Mark Hasson,  Diane Hazeltion, Pat Hennebery, Charles Hess, Dick Hill,  Andrew Holbrook, Nancy Hulsair, Phoebe Jackson Bob Keller, George Kieffer, Donald King,  Kelsey Kraus (baby), Beverly Linton, Ken Lutter, Jessica MacDowell, Donna Mahabir, Dr. Armen Manasar, Jim Maryniak, Jermaine Matthews, Ben Mazzuto, Joseph L. McCabe, Tony McSorley, Alice Mietz, Debbie DuBois Mueller, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Jeanne Murray, Marta Normann, Marie Norris, Marlena Norris, Roland Norris, Terrance Norris, Marialice Olsen, Katy O'Neill, Julian Paige, Leanne Pazzi,  Andrea Lytle Peet, Carmen Pitman, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, Ethan Puletz, Bill Reebel, Jeffrey Relyea, Tye Roberson, Conrad Ruppert, Jr., Elsie Sheppard, Mildred Singler, Don Smith, Cody Stevens, Gwen Stevens, Betty Strang, Bob Strang, Curtis Strang, Betsy Tripaldi, Betsy VanDuzen, Joe Veach, Mickey Walker, Mary Ward, William Wetteroth, Mary Ann Williams, Kevin Wirsch, Sharon Young

This week we are asked to pray for  
The Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck.

There will be a memorial service for Frank Philip Lapo on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4 pm.  He was the husband of Peggy Artz.  There will be a reception in the Parish Hall following the service.  All are invited to attend.


Office Hours This Week:
Monday7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Closed  

Monday, November 23
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft
Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. & 
  6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 24
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft 
Holy Eucharist w/laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., Chapel
Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Rectory Conference Room
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at Zion 6:30 p.m.
OA 7:00 p.m., Undercroft
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 25 James Otis Sargent Huntington
Neighborhood Daycare 6:30-9:00 a.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m., Undercroft 
Office Closed
Food Pantry Closed

Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)

*Friday, November 27

Saturday, November 28 Kamehameha and Emma
Next Generation Youth Group 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon, Parish Hall
AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)
Village of Wappingers 6th Annual Holiday Light Parade 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 29 The First Sunday of Advent - Year C begins
Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.
Young Disciples & Journey to Adulthood 9-9:40 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Godly Play 10-10:40 a.m.

*Special Devotion


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