• Dec2018

    Rejoice!

    December 17, 2018

    December 16, 2018  — Third Sunday of Advent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Canticle 9 Rejoice! [AUDIO ONLY]

  • December 9, 2018 — Second Sunday of Advent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Baruch 5:1-9 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 Canticle 4 or 16 Tragic Downfall – Inevitable? I just finished a Thomas Hardy novel—The Mayor of Casterbridge—that I have not looked at since I was forced to read it at...

  • Be Like Sydney (Look Up!)

    December 2, 2018

    December 2, 2018 — First Sunday of Advent Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 Psalm 25:1-9 Be Like Vincent (Look Up!) [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Nov2018

    Christ the King?

    November 25, 2018

    November 25, 2018 — Last (27th) Sunday after Pentecost Christ the King Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19) Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Christ the King? It is Christ the King Sunday.  I have to say that I feel deeply ambivalent about the whole idea...

  • Provoking: Anger or Love?

    November 21, 2018

    November 18, 2018 — Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 The Collect for Today: Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark,...

  • Our Advent bible study will meet for three sessions:  EITHER on Wednesdays at 7pm in Beth Lewis (Dec. 6th, 12th and 20th) OR on Thursdays at 9am at the Rondout United Methodist Church (Dec. 7th, 13th and 21st). Led by the Rev. Alison Quin and the Rev. Caroline Berninger. Come...

  • More on the Widow’s Mite

    November 11, 2018

    November 11, 2018 — Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 More on the Widow’s Mite [AUDIO ONLY]

  • We give thanks to God who has blessed us with enough to share with others.  We give thanks to all who gave toys, gift cards, coats, hats, mittens and more to make a child’s Christmas happier.  Thanks to Tammy Basten for organizing the Toy Drive, her team of volunteers for...

  • The Cosmic Prayer   The Cosmic Prayer, also called the Cosmic Walk, was created as an interactive meditation on the story of the universe.  Participants follow the timeline while the major events in the history of the universe and our earth are narrated.   The text was written by Sister Miriam MacGillis based...

  • To view Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas message, click here. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Christmas message 2018 ‘Love came down at Christmas, because God so loved the world, that he gave, even to the point of risking his own son’ The text of the presiding bishop’s message follows: Presiding Bishop...

  • Christmas Services

    November 4, 2018

    Dec. 16th–Blue Christmas service at 5pm, with supper following. Dec. 23rd–Christmas Pageant  10am. Dec. 24th–Children’s Christmas Eve service at 4pm. Dec. 24th–Musical Prelude at 9:30pm, followed by Festival Eucharist at 10pm. Dec. 25th–Holy Eucharist at 9am. Dec. 30th–Congregational Lessons and Carols 10am.

  • No Accidental Saints

    November 4, 2018

    October 28, 2018 — Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Ruth 1:1-18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34 No Accidental Saints [AUDIO ONLY]

  • On Sunday, January 13th, we will hold our annual parish meeting to elect vestry members, review the last year and next year’s budget, and engage in discussion about our mission and ministry. Elbert Rogers is rotating off the vestry–Tony McGinty has been nominated and has accepted the nomination to run...

  • Oct2018

    October 28, 2018 — Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Ask for What You Need & Listen for the Cries of Others Today, we are commemorating Matthew Shepard, who died 20 years ago this month in Laramie,...

  • October 21, 2018 — Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher & Missionary Monica Vega Today’s Readings: Job 38:1-7, (34-41) Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Monica Vega and Heidi Schmidt are long-time friends of Christ the King and are missionaries working in the northernmost part of Argentina.  Their...

  •    Riding the Rapids of Sorrow, Loss and Gratitude A Circle of Courage Retreat   Saturday, November 3 and/or Saturday, November 17, 2018* 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     We warmly invite you to join a day-long retreat based on the work of Francis Weller, psychotherapist, writer and “soul...

  • Music will be by Thomas Weelkes, Richard Ayleward, and Gabriel Faure.  Please join us for a celebration of All Saints on that day.

  • October 14, 2018 — Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher:  Elbert Rogers on Stewardship (as read by Tony McGinty) Today’s Readings: Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 Stewardship Message: Who Are We? Our dear friend, parishioner and Vestry member, Elbert Rogers, is recovering after a stroke.  These...

  • Keep the Dialogue Going

    October 7, 2018

    October 7, 2018 — Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 Keep the Dialogue Going “All conflict comes from broken dialogue.” Steve Schunk, who is a trained mediator, said that to me recently and I’ve been thinking about...

  • Our missionary friends, Monica Vega and Heidi Schmidt, will be visiting Christ the King on Sunday, Oct. 21st.  They will be at both services to share their experiences as missionaries who work in Argentina, working with families in a poor community, helping them as they seek to change their lives.

  • Sep2018

    Who Owns the Ministry?

    September 30, 2018

    September 30, 2018 — Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50 Who Owns the Ministry? [AUDIO ONLY] The poem read by Alison was written by Mack Mikenzie Williams.

  • Who is the Greatest?

    September 23, 2018

    September 23, 2018 — The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Deacon Robert Zito Today’s Readings: Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 Who is the Greatest? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • September 16, 2018 — Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost — 2 PM Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 Note: Today we celebrate the ordination of the Rev. Steve Schunk to the priesthood.  This is Alison’s sermon at the celebration of Steve’s first Eucharist at...

  • Rehabilitating Charity

    September 9, 2018

    September 9, 2018 — Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17 Mark 7:24-37 Rehabilitating Charity [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Stand Up for Jesus

    September 2, 2018

    September 2, 2018 — Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Stand Up for Jesus Janet preaches about the origin, meaning and inspiration of Hymn #561 – “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Aug2018

    What Are We Hungry For?

    August 12, 2018

    August 12, 2018 — Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 What Are We Hungry For? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Jun2018

    Please join us for a potluck supper, conversation about faith, fellowship and prayer every other Wed. night from 6-8pm.  Our first supper is Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. This is a chance to explore our faith together, ask questions and ponder the mystery of God, while making new friends.  Hope you can...

  • May2018

    May 13, 2018 — Seventh Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 Psalm 1 Coloring Outside the Lines [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May 6, 2018 — Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Readings: Acts 10:44-48 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Psalm 98 …As I Have Loved You “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Shortly before his death, Jesus sat with his beloved disciples...

  • Apr2018

    April 29, 2019 — Fifth Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 8:26-40 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Psalm 22:24-30 Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life More information on the hymn for which this sermon is named and its author, George Herbert. [AUDIO ONLY]