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   

Palm Sunday Sermon

Saturday, May 2nd
Rain Date Saturday , May 9th

To celebrate the end of this very hard 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. Sign-up sheet is in the cross-way. 

Love INC

Spring Love Notes Concert

 Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00pm

 Changepoint Church in Poughkeepsie. 

We're looking forward to a joy-filled afternoon of music presented by groups from various local churches, all to benefit Love INC and bring glory to God!  When they become available, tickets will be $10 per person. 


For those of you who are supporting the ongoing needs of a constantly depleting Personal Care Pantry, shampoo, conditioner, and hairbrushes are still on the current wish list for that particular Gap Ministry. (The Dollar Store is an economical place to buy these items.) Leave them in our collection basket (first alcove on the right in the Parish Hall) and they'll be delivered  promptly to Our Savior Lutheran for you - Thank you!


The Household Item Ministry is in need of microwaves and toasters in good working condition and pots and pans in good condition.  Because of bulk and weight, it would be helpful if these donations could be dropped off directly to New Beginnings Church (35 DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie),Monday-Friday9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contact Maya Hennebery if you need help. 

Mission Bells
Zion's Weekly Newsletter
April 19, 2015


There is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the Eucharist. Tom and Grace Graham will host the 7:30 Coffee Hour. Maya Hennebery will host the 10:00 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.




If you are gluten intolerant, rice wafers are available. Let the priest know when taking communion.




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.





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.





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: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; Second Reading: 1 John 3:16-24; Gospel:John 10:11-18




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.



Love INC

Come enjoy a concert of extraordinary music to benefit Mid-Hudson Love In the Name of Christ on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm.  The LOVE NOTES concert is a community effort with groups from many local churches contributing!  Changepoint Church, at the corner of Market and Mill Street in Poughkeepsie, is hosting. On the program is a Changepoint Praise Band, a women's A Capella quartet, a Hip Hop Troupe from Faith Assembly, the New Beginnings Praise Dance Team, a gospel group, a Folk Duo, and more. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available from Maya Hennebery or at the door while supplies last. Don't miss this amazing musical celebration. 

Zion book saleFestival of the Arts/Tag Sale

The May 16th Festival of the Arts/Zion Tag Sale -

Starting Sunday, April 19, items for the Tag Sale onSaturday, May 16, may be brought into the Parish Hall and placed in the first alcove to the right;  the last day for dropping off donations will be Sunday, May 10.

Donations need to be clean, unbroken and in working condition. Please remember that we cannot accept clothing, car seats, luggage, sports equipment, personal hygiene items, books and used stuffed animals.   


If you have any questions, please contact Judy Barba at (845) 298-0552 or email her at

 Does Your Child Love to Sing?

Cappella Festiva Treble Choir is offering a one-week choral camp July 27-August 1, 2015.  The daily schedule includes rehearsals, vocal instruction, and musical skill building, along with crafts, yoga, swimming, games, dance, theater and other camp activities.  The camp is based at St John's Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, and culminates in a free concert on August 1st in Skinner Hall, home of the Vassar College Department of Music.


This is a fun way to make new friends and become a better singer.

The fee for the camp is $275; Early registration (by April 30, 2015) and sibling discounts available, as well as financial aid.

See for more information and to download financial aid forms.


On Sundays, from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, in an effort to accommodate potential choir members who might not be able to join the Wednesday evening 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmrehearsal, we will meet at the piano in the parish hall and work on the next few weeks worth of choir anthems. If you are not able to join choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, then Sunday rehearsals might be an opportunity which will accommodate anybody who would like to join in and sing in the choir.  Remember it is not necessary to read music or have prior musical or voice training.  Just enthusiasm and the willingness to learn new music, hymns and anthems. When you sing you pray twice.  If you have any questions please speak with Gregory Citarella after church at the coffee hour. 

Spring Fling

To celebrate the end of this very hard winter season, we decided to plan another party! Yes, it's our annualSPRING 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 2nd, for this party. Rain date (or snow date) Saturday, May 9th. Sign-up sheet is in the crossway. 

vase-flowers.jpgZion's Intercession List

(as of April 14, 2015)


Hospitals: Bob Keller (Cancer Center, Houston, Texas); Michael Tripaldi (Vassar)


Health Care Facilities: Fredericka Adams, Carol Boscher, Will Happ, Hak Shil Kim, Scarlet Ludwich, Joseph McKinney, Paul Panson, Therese Savard, Peggy Timmeny, Cathrine Tolbert


At Home: Ann Marie, Chip, Jason, Jessica, Jim, Joe, Melissa, Mike, Nella, Nick, Judy Buechele, Ron Andersson, Peggy Artz, Alicia Ayala, Bob Beattie, Fran Beattie, Elizabeth Benedict, Lynne Bennett, Melanie Boast, Chloe Bradford, Allison Brannen, Rita Brannen, Dionne Brooks, Ethney Brown, Elaine Browne, Nicholas Browne, Judy Buechele, David Cabrera, Alice Casale, Ida Mae Chuilli and Mario Chuilli, Jr, Mario Chuilli, Sr. Ann Christopher, Jack Claudio; David Conroy, Diane Conroy, Teresa Croke, Ida Dale, Maureen Dale, Steve Dearborn, Charlotte Delaney, Joan DeLuca, Ron DeLuca, Jr., Hilda Durr, Ken Durr, William Durr, Ruth Foster, Bob Fox, Al Fridkis, Alison Friedland, Ernie Gelormino, Tom Goodwin, Jensine Hansen, Mark Hasson, Diane Hazeltion, Dick Hill, Andrew Holbrook, Nancy Hulsair, Donald King, Beverly Linton, Dee Dee Lumb, Jessica MacDowell, Donna Mahabir, Jermaine Matthews, Joseph L. McCabe, Rich McCabe, Andrew James McCormick (baby), Tony McSorley, Alice Mietz, McKenzie Munro (baby), Patrick Murphy, Jeanne Murray, Bob Niles, Roland Norris, Emilee Ogden, Marialice Olsen, Julian Paige, Leanne Pazzi, Andrea Lytle Peet, Carmen Pitman, Joe Polese, Michael Polese, 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, Chelsea Viglione, William Wetteroth, Sharon Young


This week we are asked to pray for Christ Church, Poughkeepsie.  


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday Closed


Monday, April 20

Fundraising Meeting 7:00 p.m., Conference Room


Tuesday, April 21 Anselm, Archbishop

Mexican Consulate 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish Hall

Holy Eucharist w/laying on of hands and anointing 9:30 a.m., Chapel

Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Conference Room

OA 7:00 p.m. Undercroft

AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, April 22 [John Muir & Hudson Stuck]

Mexican Consulate 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish Hall

Food Pantry 12:30-2:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 23 [George] [Toyohiko Kagawa]

Mexican Consulate 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish Hall

AA 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


Friday, April 24 [Genocide Remembrance]

Mexican Consulate 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish Hall


Saturday, April 25 St. Mark, Evangelist

Mexican Consulate 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Parish Hall

AA Meeting 8:30 p.m., Parish Hall (Set up 7:00 p.m.)


Sunday, April 26 4 Easter

Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m.

Young Disciples & Journey to Adulthood 9-9:40 a.m.

Godly Play 10-10:40 a.m.

Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m., Parish Hall 


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

Zion's Website address is