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Saturday         June 25                8am-3pm        Mini Tag Sale 
Sunday           June 26                2:00 pm          Confirmation Class
Monday           July 4                                           Independence Day
Tuesday          July 19                 7:00 pm          Vestry Meeting



Sunday                        9:30 am                      Holy Eucharist

Wednesday                12:00 pm                    Holy Eucharist 

Wednesday                7:00 pm                      Adult Formation / Bible Study via Zoom

Wednesday                7:45 pm                      Check-in via Zoom

Wednesday                8:00 pm                      Night Prayers via Zoom 

You can watch our weekly service on Facebook Live or on YouTube by going to:

or by searching Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction. The YouTube video will be available for viewing by 1pm on Sundays.


We will be having a mini Tag Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 25th from 8 am to 3 pm.  It will be held at the back of the parking lot.  We currently need help pricing on Tuesday afternoons (please call Dania for further information).  We also need help on June 25th moving items out of the storage unit and onto tables, selling, being present, cleaning up, etc.
We will also have a Bake Sale with the Tag Sale.  If you would like to contribute items to sell, please see Gina.


Dutchess County is no longer considered "High Risk."  Therefore, we are are returning to masks options (but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED) and to Coffee Hour.

CONFIRMATION / RECEPTION CLASS - Intro to the Episcopal Church
Resurrection, in cooperation with our Mid-Hudson Ministry Team partners, will be starting an online-hybrid course for those who’re interested to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or be Received in, and affiliated with, this Episcopal Church. These five sessions will begin Sunday afternoons after Easter. The dates are probably: May 15, 22; June 5,12, and 26 starting at 2 pm.
This is also where you may learn more about the Episcopal Church even if you do not yet wish to be Confirmed / Received.
The Outline - and where we will be in-person each week - is:
1 - Ancient and Medieval Foundations of the Church
     at Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction
     May 15
2 - Reformation and the English Church
     at St Andrew and St Luke - Beacon
     May 22
3 - Establishment of the Episcopal Church
     at St Mary's - Cold Spring
     June 5
4 - Theology
     at Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction
     June 12
5 - Liturgy and Worship
     at St Andrew and St Luke - Beacon
     June 26
The sacramental rite in which the candidates “express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” (BCP, p. 860). Those who were baptized at an early age and those baptized as adults without laying on of hands by a bishop are expected to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop (BCP, p. 412). Adults baptized with the laying on of hands by a bishop are considered to be confirmed.
NOTE - this is an adult commitment, so youth must make their own decision as to whether they want to be confirmed - since they are the ones taking on the vows made from them as baptism.
Reception (Christian Commitment)
Baptized persons who have been members of another Christian fellowship and who wish to be affiliated with the Episcopal Church may make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their baptism in the presence of a bishop. The bishop lays hands on each candidate (or takes their hand) for reception and says, “We recognize you as a member of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church, and we receive you into the fellowship of this Communion” (BCP, p. 418). Candidates for reception normally have made a mature commitment in another Christian fellowship. If you were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church and our other full communion partners, and would like to be a member of the Episcopal church, you are “received” into this church by our Bishop.
The Baptism Rite (performed with water and the specific Trinitarian formula) can be administered by the Priest, (by a lay person in an emergency), but the rites of Confirmation and Reception are only performed by the Bishop. 
If you are interested in joining us, please let Rev Jan know. Email is preferred so you can receive detailed information and materials, and be connected with your study community.

We have a Wednesday noon Service of Holy Communion. All are welcome.


Watch for our upcoming events!


Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction, St. Andrew and St. Luke Episcopal Church - Beacon, and St. Mary's in the Highlands - Cold Spring are working together as a team as a way to increase our mission of spreading the Gospel in our area.  We are looking at ways to work together on Formation (children, youth and adult education), Mission (Outreach to the local area), Liturgy, Buildings and Grounds, etc.  We are starting with the news you see hear - what is happening at our churches.  They are doing the same.  As we continue brainstorming together, you will hear more about what we are hoping to do together.

St Andrew and St Luke Church in Beacon will be holding an Evening Prayer service on the Fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm and the service will be held at our 850 Wolcott Ave Sanctuary.  NOTE - Date may change due to other circumstances.  Please check with SASLEC for updates
The service of Evening Prayer is part of the Daily Office found in the Book of Common Prayer and has been part of our Anglican tradition since the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The Daily Office comes from the ancient monastic tradition of organized communal prayer many times each day and night and for us now consists of Morning Prayer, Noon Day Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline. The services of the Daily Office are prayer services which focus on the Psalms and prayers without communion and Evening Prayer lasts about 30 minutes.  



Bishop Dietsche announced his retirement and called for the election of a Bishop Co-Adjutor next December, with his retirement in March 2024.  The Diocese is now working to put together a profile for our next Bishop.


We stream the service LIVE on our Facebook Page.  You can go there at 9:30 am on Sunday and watch the Service Live with us!
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(or search YouTube for Church of the Resurrection—Hopewell Junction)
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If you would like someone on the prayer list, please contact Rev. Jan ( or the office ( or add the name to the prayer list sheet at the back of the sanctuary.  We will place those persons on our prayer list for 4 weeks, unless there is a need for long-term prayers (please indicate in your request if it needs to be for longer than 4 weeks).