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SUNDAY 9 AM SERVICE NOW OPEN TO WORSHIPERS

In addition to live-streaming the 9 AM Sunday service on Facebook (Visit our Facebook page ») the church is now open to worshipers at 9 AM Sunday (with face masks, social distancing and no singing).

 

OUR BELL TOLLS IN SOLIDARITY

Christ Church’s steeple bell will ring out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10:30 to voice our parish’s solidarity with all humanity during the coronavirus crisis.

The bell will ring in the evening as soon as the town clock at First Presbyterian chimes the hour in solidarity with people in other communities and on Sunday to mark the time we would normally gather to worship.

Each of those days we will post a specific focus for that day and invite and encourage you to pause and join us. If you are able, go outside and ring a bell, bang a pot, clap, do anything to join us in making sounds as you join us in prayer and reflection.

We will livestream this prayerful sound  on Facebook so that those not in Hudson can join us in honoring  those in the medical field, caregivers, first responders and other essential workers.

We will continue to livestream our Sunday services at 9 a.m. The services will appear on Facebook and—soon—on our parish website.

Be safe everyone. Stay apart so we can all be together again. And remember that I will be posting on Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday (for Sunday) information on who we are praying for on that particular day.—Jamison Teale, sub-deacon

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RISING TO TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Here is how members of Trinity Episcopal in Morrisania are rising to the many technical challenges of nurturing parish life online.

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REIMAGINING MAINLINE CHRISTIANITY

Here is one church’s epiphany as it struggles, like so many other churches, to fill its pews.

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A VIRAL OPPORTUNITY

Here are imaginative digital ideas for responses to the coronavirus crisis by religious institutions.

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CHURCHES BANKING ON LOANS

Some churches are counting on federal relief loans to survive the coronavirus crisis. But there are serious separation of church and state issues.

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ANGLICAN CONFERENCE POSTPONED

The Anglican Bishops’ Conference has been postponed in response to coronavirus concerns.

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OF THEOLOGY AND CORONAVIRUS

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry shares this meditation on theology in a time of plague, recalling the words of the poet-priest John Donne.

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POEM ABOUT LOCKDOWN IN IRELAND

An Irish priest has written this moving poem about lockdown during the time of The coronavirus.

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Help celebrate one-year anniversary for Recovery Kitchen operating In Christ Church kitchen to feed those in need

Our appreciation to everyone who helps to feed those in need: Columbia County Recovery Kitchen, operating in the Christ Church kitchen, started with serving 200 free meals and now feeds up to 1,000 people each week. To continue to help our neighbors in need, please join as a volunteer or donate  [https://columbiacountyrecoverykitchen.org/donations/make-a-donation/ or mail check to: CCRC c/o First Presbyterian Church, Box 2, Stuyvesant Falls NY 12174; put CCRC on memo line].

Christ Church Episcopal Annual Meeting Report

Our Annual Meeting was held in church on January 31, 2021.

We used mail-in ballots because of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time of the meeting, we had received 30 ballots, which were unanimous in electing Jamison Teale as Junior Warden, Peggy Gearity and Winnie Thorn to three-year terms on Vestry, and Leonard Behr to a two-year term on Vestry to fill the vacancy created when Jamison Teale was elected Junior Warden. The Wardens and Vestry and the year each term ends are now as follows:

Phillip Schwartz, Senior Warden, 2022

Jamison Teale, Junior Warden, 2023

Winnie Thorn, Clerk of Vestry, 2024

Peggy Gearity, Treasurer and Vestry, 2024

Philip Abitabile, Vestry, 2022

Leonard Behr, Vestry, 2023

Susanna Grannis, Vestry, 2023

Tracy Jennings, Vestry, 2022

Marilyn Marbrook, Vestry, 2022

David Palmquist, Vestry, 2023

NEW YORK STATE VIRUS HOTLINE
Don’t hesitate to call 1-(888)-364-3065 if you need to talk about how coronavirus is impacting you.

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“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”—2 Chronicles 7:14

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