News from the Hill
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday Pledge In-gathering
Sunday January 23 ~10:30 am Annual Meeting(in person/Zoom)
Tuesday February 15 7:00 pm Vestry Meeting
Wednesday March 2 7:00 am Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday March 2 12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday March 2 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service
CALENDAR OF REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGEwSmDVdmIVSrneZBPntKw
or by searching Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction. The YouTube video will be available for viewing by 1pm on Sundays.
THE LATEST NEWS:
ANNUAL MEETING—January 23, 2022
Our Annual Meeting is THIS SUNDAY at the end of the service. We will hold the meeting in person and via Zoom. We will turn off Facebook Live and move to Zoom. We will elect our next warden and vestry members at the meeting.
You will receive a packet via email (mail for those without email) containing the names of those nominated for vestry and Endowment, the minutes from last year's meeting, as well as the Treasurer's Report and 2022 Budget.
NOTE - Those eligible to vote According to our By-Laws:
" Section 4.
All persons of full age (note - age 18), belonging to the parish, who have been regular attendants at its worship and contributors to its support for at least twelve months prior to an annual election or a special meeting of the parish corporation at which they are in attendance, shall be qualified voters thereat."
THANK YOU's - Please be sure to thank your outgoing Vestry Members - Sherry, Daneen, Lorna!
Please take home a poinsettia (or 2 or 3). They are beautiful and are looking for a home.
STEWARDSHIP - Pledges due as soon as possible
If you have not already done so, please turn in your Stewardship pledge as soon as possible as we are preparing our budget for next year.
STEWARDSHIP (PLEDGE) ENVELOPES
Stewardship Envelopes are available for anyone who would like in the back of the Sanctuary (or we can mail them / drop them off if needed). If you include your name and number on the sheet next to the envelopes, Sherry will track your giving for you (even if you do not pledge).
ADULT FORMATION / CHECK-IN / NIGHT PRAYERS
Our Adult Formation / Check-in / Night Prayers has resumed on Wednesdays, beginning at 7 pm for the Adult Education portion; Check-in about 7;45 pm; and Night Prayers begin at 8 pm. You may join for any or all. I send out a Zoom invite Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to join but are uncertain about how to use Zoom, please see Rev. Jan for assistance.
WEDNESDAY NOON EUCHARIST
We have a Wednesday noon Service of Holy Communion. All are welcome.
We will not have our noon Service on February 3 and 9th
We had a great time together and accomplished so much. Please thank them for our wonderful lights lining our drive. Plus, they made made items for the Sunday School for Christmas Eve - and they are so creative!!!! Thank you!!!
MID-HUDSON TEAM MINISTRY NEWS:
MID-HUDSON TEAM MINISTRY
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.
The Mid-Hudson Team is having an old fashioned "pulpit exchange" after the New Year. We will be exchanging churches for a Sunday. This means at our next exchange:
02/27/2022 - Fr Steve Schunk from St Mary's in the Highlands - Cold Spring will preach and preside here at Resurrection.
EVENING PRAYER AT ST ANDREW AND ST LUKE CHURCH IN BEACON
St Andrew and St Luke Church in Beacon will be holding an Evening Prayer service on the Third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm and the service will be held at our 850 Wolcott Ave Sanctuary. The next service is November 16th.
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.
DIOCESAN CONVENTION NEWS
Rev. Jan was elected to the Standing Committee of the Diocese.
Bishop Dietsche announced his retirement and called for the election of a Bishop Co-Adjutor next December, with his retirement in March 2024.
If you would like more information on the Convention (who were elected to Diocesan offices, results of the budget and other resolutions), please see Rev. Jan.
VIDEO-TAPING SERVICES + FACEBOOK LIVE
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!
You can also view the service anytime on our YouTube channel— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGEwSmDVdmIVSrneZBPntKw
(or search YouTube for Church of the Resurrection—Hopewell Junction)
And please subscribe so you can easily find us!
Got Sneakers? Got more sneakers than you can use? Donate your extra (old, but in good condition) sneakers to Church of the Resurrection. Karen Locke is chairing a fundraiser for us, collecting sneakers for distribution. If you have any questions, please see Karen.
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If you would like someone on the prayer list, please contact Rev. Jan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the office (email@example.com) 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).