Episcopal Life The DOMINION NEWS OF THE DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND May 2002 The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger Valerie Braithwaite - Nelson Named Stewardship Deputy NYC Woman of Achievement And ECA Executive Director Valerie Braithwaite- Nelson, Esq., Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Long Island, of the legal profession. She has served as legal counsel to two presidential appointees forward with anticipation to the has received a Women of Achievement of the National Labor Relations Board and development of a creative and dynamic Pacesetter Award from the New York City as an assistant to a presidential appointee stewardship program.” Council. She received the prestigious honor of the Occupational Safety and Health Fr. Clevenger holds a Master of at a celebration on March 20 in the City Review Commission. Her experience also Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity Hall Rotunda followed by a ceremony in includes an appointment by the Office of School at Yale University and a Doctorate the historic City Council Chambers. the NYS Governor. She has served as legal in Law from the University of Kansas Cited as an exceptional woman from the liaison to her former state senator and as School of Law. 27th Council District, Queens, Ms. adjunct professor of law. She is an In welcoming Fr. Clevenger to his new Braithwaite -Nelson is recognized as an experienced litigator who has lectured, positions, Joyce Hogg, Vice President of outstanding and highly respected attorney supervised and trained other attorneys. She Episcopal Charities said: “His energy and and community advocate. She graduated has represented a variety of clients enthusiasm will, we are sure, breathe new with a B.A., with honors, from Syracuse including, individuals, community life into both Episcopal Charities and the University and with a Juris Doctor degree organizations, labor unions, private Office of Stewardship.” from George Washington University corporations, churches and other religious Fr. Clevenger described his view of the National Law Center in Washington. She institutions and the government. coming challenges: “ In the Diocese of began her legal career as legislative and Ms. Braithwaite - Nelson has always been Long Island, my goal is to build on the good legal assistant to former Congresswoman deeply committed to social justice and work of Canon Hogg, Bishop Walker, Shirley Chisholm, working on a variety of issues involving youth, community and The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger Archdeacon Greco and all those who have significant issues, including education and civic affairs. She is a former member of served on the board of Episcopal Charities. labor legislation. the New York State Youth Advisory Board, The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger has been Experience serving dioceses has taught me Ms. Braithwaite-Nelson’s record of named Bishop’s Deputy of Stewardship for that when we assist congregations to accomplishments has placed her at the top (Continued on Page G) the Diocese of Long Island as well as accomplish their vocations, those Executive Director of Episcopal Charities. congregations respond with gratitude. He begins his duties as of May 1. “There are a variety of vocations in the Fr. Clevenger brings extensive Church, but they all share in common the experience to these positions, having call to bring all people and things into served as the Diocesan Mission Developer relationship with God through Christ. This in the Diocese of Chicago, Canon Mission is an essential understanding in a diocese Strategist in the Diocese of Minnesota and funded by volunteer support. New Church Developer in the Diocese of “ If we help congregations do the mission Kansas. of the Church more effectively than they Bishop Walker, in announcing the appointment stated: “We are very excited can themselves, it will only make sense for them to support the diocese. Kids of about Fr. Clevenger’s arrival. “Based on his past ministry we look (Continued on Page B) the King- Five Appointed As Honorary dom Canons Of The Cathedral Under the provisions of the Constitution Nils Blatz, Rector of Grace Church, and Statutes of the Cathedral of the Brooklyn, Robert Fardella, Esq., Incarnation, the Cathedral Chapter has Chancellor of the Diocese and Joyce (Mrs. ratified Bishop Walker’s nominations of William A.G.) Hogg, Vice President of five persons as Honorary Canons of the Episcopal Charities of Long Island. Cathedral. They will be honored at a service of They are: The Venerable Jerome J. institution at a future date. Bishop Walker Nedelka, Archdeacon of Suffolk; The asked all to “rejoice with me that they have Venerable Bernard O. D. Young, been honored in this way for their many Archdeacon of Queens; The Reverend E. years of devoted service to us all.” Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 A FCS Receives ERD Grant For Aid To September 11 Families Family Consultation Service has been qualifying for preventive services in awarded a grant for assistance to families Brooklyn and Queens will be referred to affected by the tragedy of September 11, FCS’ or other preventive service programs. 2001. The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., These will provide long term counseling Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, was and advocacy for families in crisis at no “Life has changed, not ended!” So goes In the face of extraordinary developments instrumental in securing the grant from cost to the client. Those not qualified for the proper preface for the dead. September in contemporary technology, we are Episcopal Relief and Development for preventive services will be referred to other 11 has produced profound changes in the witnessing the conquest of many age old those affected in this diocese. social service providers. way we view things. I have noticed that problems. I am thankful that I have been The grant will enable FCS to provide General guidelines for applying for a people are more sensitive in the way they blest to live long enough to witness the specific financial aid to those directly or grant include the following : treat others, especially those of different marvelous sufficiency of God’s grace in indirectly affected by the attack on the Each family or individual must present racial or ethnic groups. “Profiling”, so what we have been able to accomplish. The World trade Center. verifiable information indicating how they much a part of American life, has at long quality of life for human beings on this To determine eligibility, each applicant have been adversely affected by the last come under serious public scrutiny. The planet must be a constant concern. will be required to attend a face to face traumatic events. classification of individuals with its As Christians we celebrate the reality that interview with a Family Consultation Expenses that can be covered include accompanying stereotyping is becoming “ God was in Christ reconciling the world Service social worker , who will rent, utilities, food, clothing and expenses increasingly less acceptable. The events of to himself.” We have been invited to join incorporate case management in the needed to assist in finding employment. last September have brought our present in this sacred victory and celebrate the planning phase of the application. For an appointment for an interview with situation into sharper focus. benefits of this divine action. September Case management will include helping a social worker, please call: Brooklyn 718- Episcopal Relief and Development, 11 has compelled us to look anew at the the individual locate other funding sources 498-4100; Queens 718- 776-2333; Nassau through a grant to the diocese, made it image of God impressed on the if necessary in addition to advocating for and Suffolk 631 - 665-7701. Ask for the possible for me to respond to several countenance of other human beings. Our the client as needed. In those cases where WTC caseworker. requests for assistance. Suddenly I became baptismal covenant bids us to “seek and long term case planning is needed, those very proud to be a member of this church. serve Christ in all persons” and to “respect The generosity of many Episcopalians made it possible for me to respond to some the dignity of every human being.” We must be careful not to fall victim to the Children In Church of the pressing needs of families in distress. subtle temptation of excluding others - By Lindsay H. Freeman much to teach us and we have much to Monies were required for such things as namely, our enemies - from this baptismal The next time you see a child in church, teach them.” medical bills, school tuition, rent and imperative. says Jerome Berryman, author of Godly Also exploring the topic of Christian mortgage payments. While we were not The days ahead will challenge us to Play and director of the Center for the formation for children are author and able to address all the requests, this faith practice what we preach. Right now I give Theology for Childhood, get down on that chaplain Suzanne Guthrie; author Caroline community was able to play an impressive thanks for this community of faith which child’s level or make a profound bow. Look Fairless, the founding director of Children role in helping people get on with their has responded so compassionately to the that child in the eye and say slowly, “I’m at Worship ~Congregations in Bloom; and lives. challenge of September 11. glad to see you.” The results, he says, will Sharon Pearson, the consultant for In response to this crisis the bishops of “change you, the children, and the church. Christian Education in the Diocese of our church have called upon our Writing in the April/ May issue of Vestry Connecticut.. membership to wage reconciliation. We Papers, Berryman explores the Vestry Papers is published five times a have been challenged to be more sensitive ambivalence that many Episcopalians have year by Cornerstone and the only in the way in which we deal with other toward children in church: on the one hand, religious traditions. For now it is essential newsletter in the Episcopal Church they are welcomed as the next generation designed especially for vestry members. that all religious traditions find ways in of the faith; and on the other hand, they which to join together in the “ Mission of Sharing both theological groundwork on can be disruptive, even annoying. issues as well as a range of practical tips, God”, a mission which seeks to establish Even in a typical parish, says Berryman, freedom, justice , peace and an equitable Vestry Papers is mailed to 1,400 feelings can range from “a passionate and subscribing congregations, with a total sharing of the resources of this planet. For Annual ECW Book of single- minded advocacy to an unintended readership of 15,000. too long we have talked about the “haves” and the “have nots.” Remembrance Service blindness.” To read archived issues or to subscribe The Annual ECW Book of Remembrance To begin dealing with that dichotomy, to Vestry Papers, visit Cornerstone’s The DOMINION Service will be held on May 23 at 10:30 Berryman writes, first “admit in all website at: Vol. 13, No. 5 May 2002 am in the Cathedral of the Incarnation. dialogue that children need adults and www.episcopalcornerstone.org < http:// The Diocese of Long Island Bishop Michel will be the celebrant. adults need children to be fully human, www.episcopalcornerstone.org> At the luncheon following the service, regardless of one’s lifestyle. Children have The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Gail Madden. Diocesan Coordinator of Bishop Episcopal Relief and Development, will be New Stewardship Suffolk ECW Visits Marcia Yeates, Editor the guest speaker. There will be displays Deputy And ECA Little Portion Friary of the work done by the Episcopal Church The DOMINION/Episcopal Life is Women in the diocese and the larger Suffolk Archdeaconry ECW made an prepared by the Diocese of Long community. Executive Director inspiring pilgrimage to Little Portion Friary Island, 36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden Tickets for the luncheon, at a cost of (Continued from Page A) in March. Approximately 50 women City, NY, 11530, and published by the $12.00, are available from Archdeaconry attended. “Changing lives this way is the one thing Domestic and Foreign Missionary Presidents. Brother Clark Berge explained the history we have to offer that people cannot easily Society, Inc. (ISSN 1050-0057). $1 per Those planning to attend are asked to and purpose of the labyrinth walk , a deeply find elsewhere. We do this in a uniquely copy; purchase tickets before May 17. spiritual experience. Anglican manner that is the world’s best After lunch, the Rev. Peter Larom, kept secret. My ministry will be to assist Postmaster: Send address changes Women’s Day In Hollis congregations to change lives. When Executive Director of the Seamen’s Church to Episcopal Life, P.O. Box Institute, talked about the institute’s work The Episcopal Church Women of St. people find God through Jesus, they can’t 1337, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1337 in Manhattan, in other parts of this country Gabriel’s Church, Hollis will celebrate their help but be grateful; that’s the true ISSN:1050-0057 and world wide. He spoke about the third Women’s Day on Sunday, May 5 at Eucharist. Christmas At Sea program and gave out the Send Articles, Parish Stories, Letters to 9:00 am. Assemblywoman Barbara Clark “ One very important way of saying knitting yarn he had brought with him. Yarn The Editor of the 33rd Assembly District will address thanks is how we spend our money. I want will be available at all future ECW 36 Cathedral Avenue the theme: Women of Faith. Charities and the Diocese to be places meetings in the archdeaconry. He also Garden City, NY 11530 The church’s female youth group known where people can be confident their talked about the active participation of the NOT LATER THAN as the Genesis Dancers will perform. A skit monetary expressions of gratitude are being Episcopal churches, priests and deacons at May 7, 2002 for entitled “Women of Faith” will be produced well spent.” Ground Zero, beginning with the first few INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE. by the women of the church. Fr. Clevenger and his wife, Beth, have hours of the attack on the World Trade Fax # :516-248- 1616 . For further information, call 718- 465- moved into their new home in West Center and continuing in the present 2876. Hempstead. Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 B . Clergy Housing Allowance Women of Faith Luncheon Exemption Threatened By Louise Baietto, Deputy For Finance & Administration Recent events have transformed the Status: The government appealed the Tax Warren v. Commissioner tax case from a Court decision to the Ninth Circuit Court dispute over the amount of housing of Appeals where it was assigned to a three allowance a cleric can claim into a potential judge panel. Oral arguments were heard in $2.3 billion tax increase for clergy over the December, 2001. Prior to the court hearing next five years. In essence, the Ninth the Tax Court notified the parties that it Circuit Court of Appeals has turned a tax would ask them if they thought the case deficiency case into one that challenges the could be decided on constitutional grounds, constitutionality of the tax code’s housing During oral arguments both parties allowance exemption for clergy. responded that they thought the issue was The Church Pension Fund, while not a one of statutory interpretation and that party to the Warren case, is pursuing neither party was claiming or pursuing a constructive ways to preserve the housing constitutional argument. allowance exclusion for all clergy as a On March 5, the three judge panel, in a member of the Church Alliance, a group 2- 1 decision, issued a rather unusual order of chief executive officers from 32 pension appointing a University of Southern Nassau ECW sponsored a Women Of Faith Luncheon program at St. Elisabeth’s Church, boards of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish California Law School professor as amicus Floral Park on March 16. More than sixty lay and ordained women attended. Canon faith organizations. The Church Alliance curiae and requested the professor and all Cecily Broderick y Guerra, rector of St. John’s Church, Hempstead, gave the sermon promotes legislation to strengthen other parties to file briefs regarding: (1) the entitled: “What part of the Body are you?”. Shown are participants Ruth Haugaard, Mother employee benefit programs for churches authority of the Court to decide the case on Abigail Murphy and Carol Fielding, Nassau ECW President and synagogues. constitutional grounds; (2) if the Court has Background: The tax code provides that . the authority, whether or not it should a minister may exclude the rental value of housing provided by a church or a housing exercise it; and (3) whether Section 107 (2) of the Tax Code is constitutional. .Even Episcopal Charities Report allowance provided as part of his or her more unusual, the Court published by the Rev. Dr. Steven F. Crowson, Chair of the Archdeaconry and compensation. This housing allowance concurring and dissenting opinions with the Church-based Grants Committee This year we voted to give priority to provision has its origins in the 1921 tax judges attacking each other’s decisions in Episcopal Charities is a wonderful grant applications for outreach programs code and has existed in various rather harsh tones. The briefs were due in resource for ministry and outreach in the that address the needs of hunger, housing formulations ever since. Nearly every mid-April with reply briefs due 21 days Diocese of Long Island. This is reaffirmed and hopelessness. minister in most every denomination relies thereafter. at every E.C. Board meeting I attend. Because we have limited funds, we want upon this tax provision. If it were to be In the event that the Ninth Circuit strikes Episcopal Charities Appeal enables the to target critical human and spiritual needs declared unconstitutional, clergy of all down the housing allowances as gifts of faithful Christians, past and present, that are under served or unmet. faiths would face a tax increase of $500 unconstitutional the parties could seek to to continue to serve Christ and his Church Your gifts to Episcopal Charities are million annually or $2.3 billion over the appeal the case to the Supreme Court which in pastoral ministry with infirm elderly and prayed over, and after full board approval next five years. would not have to take the case. This result, robust youth, and with outreach to hungry for each application, are distributed to well Facts: The Rev. Warren (who is not an or an affirmation by the Supreme Court of and hurt people, people in need or trouble, thought out, focused and accountable Episcopal cleric) purchased a home and for a determination that the housing allowance I thank God for Episcopal Charities outreach ministries. three years (1992- 1995) excluded a is unconstitutional, would eliminate the particularly because it is our ministry: our 100% of your gifts are given for portion of his compensation received from housing allowance altogether. stewardship and our energy expressed in programs that affect the human welfare and his church on the basis of the exclusion in Clergy who claim part of their income human love and concern in our spiritual health of Long Island people. Section 107(2) of the Tax Code. The IRS as housing allowance are encouraged to communities to our friends and neighbors. If your parish or mission has an determined that the amount the Rev. contact members of Congress to prevent the We have increased the amount of money opportunity to reach out to share the gifts Warren excluded from income during the elimination of this long standing tax benefit allocated for Archdeaconry and Church- of God with those in need, Episcopal years in question should have been limited Unless Congress acts soon, a federal court based grants because both the need and the Charities wants to help you to begin or to the fair market rental value of his home appears poised to strike down the clergy opportunities for outreach in our continue those good works. for the same period and assessed a housing allowance exclusion. The result communities are growing. Call 516- 248- 4800, ext. 19 for a Grant deficiency. The Rev. Warren contested the would cause an unprecedented tax increase Your gifts are being used in our Application, or call me for information at deficiency and ultimately the dispute and burden for clergy who can exclude from buildings and at our doorsteps. The 631- 749-0770. landed in the United States Tax Court. In taxes a portion of income they attribute as outreach is personal and it is vital. In the God bless Episcopal Charities and God May, 2000, the Tax Court ruled that the housing. past, the Board of ECA has approved grant bless you for your generosity, helping us IRS erred in finding that the Rev. Warren’s On April 3. the Church Pension Fund requests for outreach programs such as help you help others. housing allowance exclusion under Section mailed to all Episcopal clergy, active and music, dance, computer literacy and other 107(2) of the Tax Code was limited to the retired, a sample letter they can use when innovative community ministries. fair market rental of his home. writing or e-mailing their elected Law: Section 107 (1) of the Tax Code representatives. Civil Rights Lawyer at St. Mary’s, Clinton Hill provides that a minister need not include U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad is In a combined celebration of Black Law School, Ms. Browne- Marshall did the rental value of a home furnished as part planning to introduce legislation to clarify History and Women’s Months, St. Mary’s post graduate studies in international law of compensation. Without this exemption the provision in law and “resolve the Church, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, welcomed at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. a minister would have to include the fair pending court case without risking a noted civil rights lawyer Gloria Browne- She is currently on the faculty of Vassar market rental value as income. In 1954, disastrous tax increase on America’s Marshall at its February 17th morning College and John Jay College in Manhattan Congress added clause (2) to the section ministers.” Clergy may obtain copies of the service. She was introduced by the Rev. and is Executive Director counsel to the excluding rental allowances paid a minister sample letter and the press release from Reginald Nuamah, Priest in charge. Law and Policy Group, Inc. in New York. as part of compensation to the extent Congressman Ramstad’s office from the A graduate of the St. Louis University In her address, she focused on the past actually used to provide a home. The Rev. Diocesan Office at 516-248-4800, ext.10. Warren successfully argued before the Tax heritage, present situation and future Court that neither clause (2) nor the course that African Americans should take regulations under that clause impose a “fair Suffolk Holy Trinity Cluster Has New Address to achieve a respected citizenship in this market rental value” limitation and society. “Education is needed on both sides therefore the exclusion amount is limited The main office for the Holy Trinity Giacomini (Secretary) to this new address. of the fence to achieve this goal”, she only to the amount of income earned as a Episcopal Cluster (St. Mark’s, Medford; The office is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm; lunch stated. minister and the amount actually spent on St. Cuthbert’s, Selden; St. John the Baptist, 12:30-1:30. At the present time , we are housing. The IRS argued that the limitation Center Moriches) has moved to: upgrading our telephone system, so you St. Mark’s, 208 Jamaica Ave., Medford, may have to leave a message when you call. Kids of the Kingdom of fair market value was well established in a 1971 revenue ruling. Until this Tax NY 11763 . Phone # 631-475- 7406. Please do so as messages are monitored May 18 Court decision the church benefits Please send all correspondence for Fr. Blair frequently. community generally understood that the M. Hatt, Fr. James Spata and Janet limitation applied. Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 C Mothering Sunday Honors Caribbean Night At Grace Muriel Sobers At St. Francis Church, Jamaica on May 31 Grace Church, Jamaica, will present a 12 and under. Ticket price includes: Caribbean Night on Friday, May 31 from appetizers, food, music, beverages ( punch, 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. at Grace Memorial coffee and tea) and five hours of fun. House. The event is part of the 300 Year The event is sponsored by the Rector’s Anniversary Celebration at Grace Church. Committee. Proceeds will benefit the Featured will be calypso, socca and reggae Tercentennial Celebration. For tickets and music by DJ Carol and authentic Caribbean raffles, contact Connie and Lola at 718- food from all the islands. 322- 6494; Phyllis and Denise at the parish There will be prizes for the best office at 718- 291- 4901. Grace Memorial costumes and a Limbo contest. The House is at 155-24 90th Avenue, Jamaica donation is $25 for adults; $15 for children Center. Leadership Program For At St. Francis of Assisi’s 45th annual Mothering Sunday Communion Breakfast, Muriel Musicians At Mercer School Sobers (center,front row) was honored. Also in attendance were: (front row: the Rev. An informational meeting for the at 3 West 65th Street, Manhattan. The May Berry Parsons, vicar; former honorees, Catherine Collings and the Rev. Ruth Lorenson. Leadership Program for Musicians will be 19 meeting begins at 3:45 pm. All who (Back row) Margaret Frazer, Barbara Schwarz, Joan Sanderlin and Joan Derle, who are held on May 19 at Holy Trinity Lutheran wish may remain for Vespers at 5:00 pm also former honorees Church in New York City. and the reception that follows. Please . The leadership Program for Musicians contact Cynthia Holden, coordinator, at St. Philip’s, Brooklyn, Serving Small Congregations is a national two year, seven course program carefully 631- 665- 0051, ext. 12 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> to find out more Celebrates 103 Years structured to prepare capable and confident musical leaders who will enable their about the informational meeting or the course to be offered. To register for LPM, by Lenton A. Clemons In 1926, St. Philip’s achieved parish status congregations to sing well and take their contact the George Mercer School of Historic St. Philip’s Church on and appointed the Rev. Nathaniel Peterson part in the liturgy of the church. Theology at 516-248-4800, ext. 40 or MacDonough Street in Brooklyn, Boyd as its first rector. The church moved The program will be offered for the www.mercerschool.org. celebrates 103 years of worship and service from Dean St. in 1944 to a large Gothic second time on Long Island commencing in the community at a 10:00 am. Eucharist structure on MacDonough Street, which is in September, 2002. The program will be on Sunday, May 5. Families, neighbors and friends of St. Philip’s will gather to observe its current site. The current (sixth) rector is the Rev. presented at Mercer School, Garden City. Among the faculty are David Caesar-Dare, Kids of the this special event. Canon Alonzo Clemons Pruitt. St. Philip’s the Rev .James Dalton-Thompson, Richard The anniversary address will be given by Monique Greenwood, former editor in is the second oldest African-American congregation in the diocese. Erickson, the Rev. Dr. Gerald Gaeta, Cynthia Holden and Joseph Waterman. Kingdom chief of Essence magazine, entrepreneur, Several liturgical, musical and social An informational meeting to greet restaurateur and author. Autographed copies of Ms. events have been planned to celebrate the anniversary. faculty, discuss the overall program and course content and answer questions will May 18 Greenwood’s latest book, Having What The St. Philip’s, St. Joseph’s and St. be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Matters: A Black Woman’s Guide To Stephen’s Chapter of the Union of Black Creating The Life You Really Want , will Episcopalians attended the Northeast Cathedral Choirs in Concert on May 5 be available following the service. Regional Conference in April at Camp The Choirs of the Cathedral of the Te Deum & Jubilate Deo Collegium Regale St. Philip’s was founded on May 1, 1899 DeWolfe. The theme was “Witnessing Our Incarnation will present a concert of of Herbert Howells. Lawrence Tremsky is at a meeting of thirteen men and women Faith- Disciples Making Disciples With a English sacred music on Sunday afternoon, the Canon Musician of the Cathedral, in the home of Esther Reese, located in the Listening Heart.” May 5 at 4:00 pm. assisted by Associate Organist/Choirmaster Weeksville area of Brooklyn. Its first The senior choir will be in concert on May This concert, sung by the Cathedral Jonathan Scarozza. service was held in a vacant store on Pacific 5; a parishioner will be honored on Mother’s Choir of Men & Boys, the Cathedral Girls’ Tickets for the concert are $15.00 general Street on May 14, 1899, but a church site Day and the Acts 29 Episcopal Revival Choir and the Schola Cantorum, will seating and $20.00 preferred seating; on Dean Street in Brooklyn was soon Ministry is scheduled for October 18 feature masterpieces of 20th century music $10.00 for students , and children under 13 acquired. through 20. from the English Cathedral tradition. are admitted free. Tickets will be available Featured will be the cantata Rejoice in the at the door the day of the performance, or Cursillo Cathedral Day In September Lamb by Benjamin Britten, Mass in G can be reserved by calling 516- 248- 5704. Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Labyrinth Walk Friday, May 24, 2002 Little Portion Friary Old Post Road Mount Sinai, NY 11766 Potluck Dinner and Walk 7:00 P.M. Taize -style Prayer Service 8:45 P.M. The Annual L. I. Episcopal Cursillo Cathedral Day will be held on Saturday, September For more information, please call 631- 473- 0553. 7 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Festivities will begin at 10:00 am., with a Eucharist at 11:00 am , followed by a family picnic on the grounds. No reservation necessary A day of worship, fellowship, singing and fun is promised for everyone who attends. Directions: visit our website : S-S-F.org Everyone is welcome. Shown are happy participants in Cursillo Day 2001 Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION . May 2002 D St. Augustine’s Reenacts PARISH STORIES Passion of Jesus Christ Glenworth D. Miles Installed As 14th Rector of St.George’s Previously the pastor of Grace Episcopal Church West Farms, The Bronx, and three term dean of the deanery there, Dr. Miles was the bishop’s appointee to the Commissions on Ministry, the Episcopal Lutheran Dialogue and recipient of the bishop’s medal for Pastoral Care. A graduate of Hunter College, General Theological Seminary and Drew University, he was ordained in 1991. Prior to serving at Grace Church West Farms, he was deacon and associate at St. Luke’s Church in Williamsbridge, The Bronx. The Rev. Dr. Glenworth D. Miles In his address to the congregation he stated: “ St. George’s, Brooklyn is a The Institution of the Rev. Dr. venerable parish, and I will be walking in Youth and adult members of St. Augustine’s Church in Brooklyn took part in a Passion Glenworth D. Miles as fourteenth rector of the footsteps of some past giants in Play, Gospel Alive - The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, directed by Mark Paige, St. George’s Church, Brooklyn, took place ministry. I am eager to serve God shepherd- Coordinator of Youth Ministries. The congregation was deeply moved by the above scene on April 6 with Bishop Walker presiding. ing his people in this part of the diocese.” where Simon of Cyrene aids the fallen Jesus. The senior choir provided appropriate musical selections under the leadership of Joseph Waterman, Minister of Music. Fourth Annual Youth Gospel Concert Quiet Day In Brooklyn For 2 Deaneries In Brooklyn On Saturday, May 11 The Fourth Annual Youth Gospel Concert 100 voices. At the concert the Rt. Reverend of the Archdeaconry of Brooklyn will be & Mrs Richard B. Martin Scholarship to held on Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 pm. at deserving youth in the Archdeaconry of the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, Brooklyn will be awarded. Clinton Ave. in Brooklyn. Tickets are $10.00 in advance for adults; Dedicated to the memory of Michael $12.00 at the door. Children’s tickets are Parkes, who had been Youth Advisor at St. $5.00. For information and tickets, call Paul’s, Flatbush, the concert will feature the 718- 277- 5407 or 718- 774-8472. youth gospel choirs of churches of the The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew archdeaconry of Brooklyn and the is located at 520 Clinton Ave., between Archdeaconry Mass Choir with more than Atlantic Ave. and Fulton St. South Shore Senior Ministry Consortium Holds Lenten Day of Reflection All Saints’ Church, Baldwin hosted a Edyth K. Baker, Associate , Trinity-St. Day of Reflection for senior citizens during John’s, Hewlett and The Rev. SaraLouise Some of those attending the Lenten Quiet Day at Christ Church in Brooklyn share a Lent. Sponsored by the South Shore Senior Krantz, Rector of Grace Church, moment with Fr.. John Paul Boyer (center). Ministry Consortium, the program was Massapequa. June Gerbracht handled entitled: “Stories of Salvation and Grace: A Quiet Day in Brooklyn was sponsored Archdeaconry of Brooklyn in this year’s registration and logistics; lunch was A Day of Reflection for Seniors.” The Rev. by St. Mark’s and St. John’s deanery at Joint Lenten Program, “Faith in the Midst prepared by Carol Fielding, Ruth Dubas Dr. Joel Harvey, Director of Pastoral Care Christ Church in Cobble Hill on Saturday, of Crisis”. He reminded participants that and Lillian Bryson. and Education at St. John’s Hospital, Far March 9.Some 75 people from the sixteen the Christian God is the God of the Cross More than 40 senior parish members Rockaway conducted the program. parishes of the two deaneries were led in who suffers for and with people of faith. attended. “Programs like this assist the The day included a celebration of the prayer and meditation by Fr. John Paul God is present in our September 11’s and church in meeting spiritual needs of our Holy Eucharist , meditation and reflection Boyer, Canon Theologian of the Diocese in our other times of pain and suffering. senior members” said Fr. Ackerson. “These sessions and lunch. Concelebrants of the of Western NY and Rector of St. David’s A Lenten Luncheon of hearty lentil events provide wonderful opportunities for Eucharist were: the Rev. Dr. Charles Church in Seneca, New York. soup, fresh bread and salad was included fellowship and inter-parish cooperation.” Ackerson, Rector of All Saints’; the Rev. Fr. Boyer offered three Mediations and in the day which began at 9 am and a short Homily at the Mass focused on the concluded at 3 pm. topic which is being explored by the whole Steel Band Concert L.I. Brass Guild To Hold St. George’s Church, Hempstead will Benefit Concert At St. present the City South Steel Orchestra in a Peter’s, Bay Shore Steel Band Concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 pm. This event will be a part of the The Long Island Brass Guild together ongoing 300th Anniversary Celebration at with Cynthia Holden, organist will present St. George’s. the program , Renaissance To Ragtime, on On Sunday, June 1, a Silver Tea will be Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 pm. at St. Peter’s held at the Rectory on Peninsula Blvd. at Church, Bay Shore. 3:00 pm. St. George’s is located at 319 The suggested donation of $10.00 for Front Street, Hempstead. For further general admission or $25.00 per family will information or directions, call the parish benefit the Suffolk County Perinatal office at 516- 483- 2771 Coalition. For further information, call 631- The Rev. Dr. Joel Harvey (center) joins with members of the South Shore Ministry . 665-0051, ext. 12. Consortium at the conclusion of the Lenten Day of Reflection program. Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 E Experience Of A Lifetime! Camp DeWolfe Gets Ready by Brooks Johnson, DYM This summer Diocesan Youth Ministry Another exciting opportunity is EYE 2002 (Episcopal Youth Event). This For A New Season in 2002 is offering two amazing experiences to triennial event, put on by the National learn about history and other cultures and Church, will take place at the University to discuss issues facing the Episcopal of Wyoming in laramie. Attending will be Church on a national level. Each trip will 10 to 15 thousand youth representing each prove to be a memorable one, as diocese in the country. It will be a week to participants will have a chance to grow on remember while having a chance to make their own spiritual journey. an impact through voicing opinions on The first is the second annual DYM several topics that the Episcopal Church mission trip. This year, the youth will travel faces. There will be games and activities, to Logan, West Virginia. The trip begins workshops, discussion groups of all kinds, with two days of sight seeing on our journey dance drama and music for all to enjoy. into the Appalachian Mountains. The The youth in the Diocese of Long Island second day we will spend at the Beckley and the youth of the Diocese of New York Coal Mining Exhibition learning about the will again be collaborating on this event. culture and history of the area at the restored We will gather on July 13 with the Diocese coal mining village. of New York i fellowship by the pool at St. We will have a tour of an original coal Peter’s By the Sea, Bay Shore, to prepare mine 2,000 feet inside the mountain. We for our role at the event. Then we will travel Gardening Weekend at CampDeWolfe brought out a battalion of workers to plant, clean will spend an overnight with an Episcopal to Denver for Pre-event for Province II, and spruce up the grounds in preparation for the coming season. Mountains of leaves Youth Group from Charleston. which will include a day at Elitch Gardens, were collected all over the grounds. Shown are: Karamarie Puttaggio, Ian Kolmos, Jim Once on location, the youth will stay at a Six Flags Amusement Park. The trip will Camidge, Kathleen Loomis-Ward and Lucas Bennett. local church while performing tasks such take place from July 20 until July 28. as light duty construction, assisting in Robert Louis Stevenson said: “To miss Ecumenical Liturgy And Worship elderly homes and helping with vacation the joy is to miss all.” Please consider being Bible School. a part of either trip to see the joy that the Seminar At Oxford The twenty selected youth and adult Lord offers to each of us each day as An Ecumenical and Liturgy Worship Robert Hawkins; Liturgy Director is the leaders will work with youth and leaders Christians. Together we can grow and make Seminar is being offered from August 5 Rev. Dr. Stanley Sawyer and the Rev. Dr. from other churches around the country. new relationships as we journey down the through 17 at Magdalen College, Oxford Jerry Gaeta will serve as Sacristan and They will have the opportunity to grow road He has set before us. Contact the University, England. Faculty members will Master of Ceremonies. spiritually while serving others and making Office of Youth Ministries at 516 -248- lead sessions on Anglican and Lutheran The seminar is open to clergy and lay a difference in the lives of people in need. 4800, ext. 18 or email@example.com. occasional Sacramental rites considering persons of all Christian denominations. The trip is from June 28th to July 5th. The registration deadline is May 15 for historical background, current usage and Further information and applications may either trip. their doctrinal implications. be obtained by contacting: ELWS, 1489 . The Dean of the seminar is the Rev. Dr. Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451- C. Marcus Engdahl of Virginia Beach , Boy Scout News Virginia. The Academic Director is the Rev. 6047. The telephone number is: 757-428- 8503; e- mail: ELWS@prodigy.net or by Edward Sholander Dr. Bryan Spinks; Lutheran presenter is Dr. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Protestant Committee on Scouting also eligible to earn religious awards. Work met on April 2 at Good Shepherd Lutheran now goes forward on the all faith retreat, Church in Levittown. Reports on the annual Communion Service were favorable. the Ten Commandment hike and the God and Me Day. Franciscan Day of Reflection Bishop Michel and Fr. Ross were Anyone interested in the work of this Little Portion Friary thanked for their prayers and support. committee is urged to give Bob Graff a call Girl Scouts and 4H Club members are at 516- 826- 1329. Music and Spirituality with Annual Renewal of Ordination Dr. Judith Alstadter Vows At Cathedral Service Saturday, May 11 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm. Speaking the motivational words of the great composers of western music and evoking their spirituality with poetry and music, Dr. Alstadter creates a special opportunity to relate the beauty of music to our spiritual journey. This is Dr. Alstadter’s third visit to Little Portion on Mother’s Day weekend. The workshop is offered in tribute to the great women who have nurtured and sustained us. Participants will have a chance to meditate to music, sing, and share the impact of the music on them. Piano provided by Frank and Camille’s Piano. Free will donation requested. For more information call 631‘-473- 0553 or e-mail email@example.com Bishop Walker and Bishop Michel approach the cathedral altar at the annual Renewal of Visit our web site: S-S-F.ORG Ordination Vows Eucharist and Blessing of Oil and Consecration of Chrism which took Little Portion Friary place in Holy Week. As deacons, priests and bishops renewed their vows, they heard the prayer: ”May the Lord who has given you the will to do these things give you also the P.O. Box 399 grace and power to perform them.” 48 Old Post Road, Mt. Sinai, NY Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 F Camp DeWolfe Benefit Variety Show at Cathedral House The Board of Managers of Camp audience. There will be raffles and door DeWolfe will sponsor a Variety Show to prizes as well as CD’s of Sunday School benefit the Camp Scholarship Fund on songs and lullabies for people of all ages Saturday, June 1 at Cathedral House in on sale. Refreshments will be available. Garden City. The evening’s entertainment The Scholarship Fund provides a chance ERD Praised at U.S. Senate Hearings hardships of direct victims- unemployed will be directed by Eve Puttagio, a veteran for deserving young people to attend Camp For Supporting AIDS Initiative in survivors and families who lost loved ones. performer and director of similar shows. DeWolfe. These scholarships are in Africa The first part of this partnership responds The event will celebrate the more than 50 addition to the generous funds given by Episcopal Relief and Development was to the emergency needs of victims by years of service that Camp DeWolfe has Episcopal Charities each year. recognized before the U.S. Senate providing critical financial assistance. provided to the young people of the Tickets are available for $25.00 through Foreign Relations Committee for its Many of those affected are unemployed diocese. the Camp Office at 631- 929-4325; Ruth support of an innovative program to teach low-wage earners, hotel workers, and The program will include dancing, Haugaard at 516-352- 4001 and Dorette HIV/AIDS prevention and pastoral care to suppor tstaff of the World Trade Complex, singing, skits and some surprises for the Headley at 718- 3158. seminarians in Africa. as well as the families of deceased victims In a recent hearing, Dr. Peter Okaalet, of the tragedy. They receive emergency African Director of Medical Assistance money to cover rent, food, and other basic Woman of Achievement necessities for a three-month period, (Continued from page A) Ms. Braithwaite -Nelson is a member Programs (MAP) International, testified Through Episcopal Social Services, and former warden of St. Gabriel’s Church, before the Senate Foreign Relations Episcopal Relief and Development is past first vice president of the York College Hollis. She and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Committee on the role of faith-based helping families cope with trauma and Community Advisory Council and former J. Nelson, have two children. organizations in the fight against HIV and grief. Mental health specialists are made member of Community Board Twelve, AIDS. At the hearing, Dr. Okaalet available for people who need additional Queens. Benediction Of The Blessed recommended ERD’s work, saying, “Four support. In addition to counseling services At the present time she is Trustee and Anglican seminaries in Kenya, Uganda, Sacrament for those affected by the attacks, the Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Long Zambia, and South Africa have accepted program is helping them find jobs and Island; Chairperson of the Legal Redress the challenge and will integrate HIV/AIDS access additional sources of funding. Committee, Jamaica Branch, NAACP; Girl courses into their curriculum.” Episcopal Relief and Development has Scout Troop Leader; member of Alpha This curriculum offers hope to contributed $725,000 to support this Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and a member communities crippled by the HIV/AIDS of the Board of Managers of Camp pandemic. It educates seminarians about program and will continue to assess and respond to the needs of those affected by DeWolfe. the illness and its transmission, and teaches them how to deliver vital emotional and this tragedy. spiritual support to their local Peter Gudaitis of Episcopal Charities congregations. With this curriculum, future stated, “ERD’s funding is doing a lot. The Annual Penny Social clergy and lay leaders will be equipped to organization understands that with this St. Andrew’s Church, Williston Park, will supply life-saving information, help program, we’re doing more than writing a hold its Annual Penny Social on Friday, eliminate the cultural stigma of the disease, check and never seeing these families May 10 at 7:00 pm. Refreshments are in- again. We follow up. We think this is a During Lent at St. Francis of Assisi and provide pastoral care for those dying cluded in the donation of $5.00. The church more responsible use of donors’ money and Church, Levittown, the Benediction of the from AIDS, as well as care for their families is located at Campbell Avenue and Center a better pastoral response from the Church. Blessed Sacrament alternated with the and orphaned children. Street in Williston Park. For more infor- More than a hand- out, we give a hand- Stations of the Cross as special Lenten Sandra Swan, Executive Director of mation, or directions, telephone the church up.” worship services. The Rev. Berry Parsons, Episcopal Relief and Development, office at 516- 746-5527. In the days following the attacks, vicar, officiated. elaborated further on this point. “ERD is Episcopal Relief and Development . committed to the fight against a disease A $25,000 emergency grant was given to while assisting them to become received an overwhelming response from that is devastating communities the Diocese of Northern Malawi following contributing members of society; Helping people around the world and immediately worldwide,” said Ms. Swan. “We see the a drought and prolonged famine. Dry Hands for single mothers who live in the responded with emergency support. In ultimate goal of the curriculum as providing spells, sudden weather changes, and foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; addition to giving financial assistance, future clergy with the tools necessary to sporadic rainfall patterns have caused crop and Parenting Partners in the inner city Episcopal Relief and Development has educate their communities about HIV/ production to decrease significantly. The environment where, once again, single supported relief workers at “Ground Zero,” AlDS prevention and to distribute quality funds will supply food, particularly maize, parents face the pressures of daily life.” helping provide places of refuge, rest, and care to those both suffering from the disease to those vulnerable due to the famine. Please pray for all the areas mentioned prayer. and affected by it.” A $25,000 emergency grant was awarded above. and for ERD in its mission to those Today, Episcopal Relief and Episcopal Relief and Development is the to the Diocese of Peru following a market in need all over the world. Development is strongly committed to collective response of Episcopalians to help fire in the Mesa Redonda shopping area of Send a check to ERD, PO Box 12043, rebuilding the lives of those directly people in need. Its programs of emergency Lima in December, 2001. Hundreds of lives Newark. NJ 07101-5043. Designate a affected by the tragedy. So far, it has relief, rehabilitation, and long-term were lost and thousands lost their project. location, or focus, e.g. AIDS. dispersed over $1.4 million to those dealing development are specifically designed to businesses or jobs. The funds will assist in Children, etc. Check the website: with the aftermath of September I1 strengthen local communities in the United the food distribution, site cleanup, building www.er-d.org We are distressed by the recent States and around the world. reconstruction, and other essential support Questions or comments may be earthquake in northern Afghanistan that You may have seen this billboard: AIDS: for families who lost loved ones and addressed to me: killed hundreds and left tens of thousands 40,000.000 infected merchants displaced by the fire. The funds Gail Madden, ERD Diocesan homeless. The 6.1 magnitude quake struck 00,000.00 cured. will also help the Diocese collaborate with Coordinator nearly 80 villages, some of which were Episcopal Relief and Development is the Ecumenical Church Loan Fund Box 226 nearly totally destroyed by the March 25 committed to changing those zeros. (ECLOF) inproviding micro loans to or telephone 1-631-298-8831 disaster. Episcopal Relief and Development March donations from churches to is in contact with other relief organizations merchants looking to rebuild their Laurel, NY 11948 ERD: St. Peter’s Church, Rosedale, to assess how best to respond. businesses. $1,1.11 for Congo disaster; Trinity-St. Episcopal Relief and Development has From May 30 to June 2, 2002, I will be John’s. Hewlett, $1,465,10, undesignated. given a $24,000 emergency grant to the at the ERD network meeting in Fresno, Thank you for your caring actions. Anglican Diocese of Tamale following California. Bishop John David Schofield, It has been 7 months since the world drought conditions and subsequent civil Bishop of San Joaquin welcomes us to his witnessed the tragedies that occurred on unrest in the Upper East region of Bawku diocese: “Episcopal Relief and September 11. Episcopal Relief and in northern Ghana. There has been a Development has played a major Development continues to respond to the needs of people surviving the horrific terrorist attacks. Working with Episcopal significant loss of life and destruction of personal property as a result of unrest supportive role in the Central Valley with grants to Hope Now For Youth, a ministry ER-D between two communities. These funds which has been successful in drawing Charities and Episcopal Social Services, will assist in providing food and clothing, nearly 800 young men of Fresno’s gangs Episcopal Relief and Development is as well as seed distribution for crop growth. easing the emotional and financial Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 G DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND - DAILY INTERCESSION LIST MASTER CALENDAR May 2002 June 2002 May 2002 1 St. Paul’s, Great Neck 1 Church of the Advent, Westbury 2 St. George’s, Hempstead 2 The Archdeacons of the Diocese 1 7:00 pm. Camp DeWolfe Board Meeting. Mercer 3 St. John’s, Hempstead 3 St. Andrew’s, Williston Park 2 12:00 pm. Investment Committee Meeting. Mercer 4 Trinity-St. John’s, Hewlett 4 St. Thomas’, Amagansett 4 4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation. Calvary& St. Cyprian’s, 5 Holy Trinity, Hicksville 5 St. Mary’s, Amityville Brooklyn 6 The Bishop’s Task Force on Lay 6 Christ Church, Babylon 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sexual Harassment/Exploitation Workshop. St. Ministry 7 St. Peter’s, Bay Shore Philip’s, MacDonough St., Brooklyn 7 St. Philip & St. James, Lake 8 The Diocesan Commission on 5 10:00 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: Christ Church, Oyster Bay Success Ministry 8 12 noon. Episcopal Charities Board Meeting. Mercer 8 St. Francis of Assisi, Levittown 9 Christ Church, Bellport 11 10:00 am to 3:00pm. Child Abuse Prevention Workshop. St. Philip’s, 9 St. John’s of Lattingtown, Locust 10 Christ Church, Brentwood MacDonough St. Brooklyn Valley 11 St. Ann’s, Bridgehampton 9:30 am- 11:30 am. Dept. of Budget Meeting. Mercer 10 St. James of Jerusalem, Long Beach 12 St. James’, Brookhaven 4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation, St. Luke’s, East Hampton 11 Christ Church, Lynbrook 13 St. John the Baptist, Center Moriches 12 10:00 am. Bp. Michel’s Visit: St. Stephen’s, Port Washington 12 Christ Church, Manhasset 14 Staff & Bd. of Dirs. of Family 10:30 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix Hills 13 Grace Church, Massapequa Consultation Service 18 10:00 am. Kids of the Kingdom. Cathedral of the Incarnation 14 Church of the Nativity, Mineola 15 Church of the Messiah, Central Islip 19 10:15 am Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Peter’s, Bay Shore 15 St. Mark the Evangelist, North 16 St. Patrick’s, Deer Park 10:30 am. Bp. Michel’s Visit: St. Paul’s, Flatbush, Brooklyn Bellmore 17 St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix 22 2:00 pm. Standing Committee Meeting. Mercer 16 Members of the Diocesan Hills 26 11:15 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Matthias’. North Bellmore Council & its Departments 18 St. Luke’s, East Hampton 27 Memorial Day. Diocesan Offices Closed 17 St. Matthias’, North Bellmore 19 Emmanuel Church, Great River 28 7:30 pm. Dept. of Mission Meeting. Board Room, Mercer 18 St. Andrew’s, Oceanside 20 Holy Trinity, Greenport 19 Christ Church, Oyster Bay 21 The Diocesan Chancellor & Vice 20 St. Margaret’s, Plainview Chancellor The Rev. Jeffrey T. Simmons Dies at 56 21 Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn 22 St. Mary’s, Hampton Bays 22 St. Stephen’s, Port Washington 23 St. John’s, Huntington The Rev. Jeffrey Terhune Simmons, how a priest confronts his own cancer. The 23 Church of the Ascension, Rockville 24 St. Mark’s, Islip former rector of Christ Church, Port tentative title is Riding A Roller Coaster Centre 25 St. Mary’s, Lake Ronkonkoma Jefferson, died of colon cancer on March With Jesus. His brother hopes to see it 24 St. Paul’s, Roosevelt 26 St. Boniface, Lindenhurst 22, 2002. He was 56 years old. through to publication. 25 Trinity Church, Roslyn 27 The Diocesan Episcopal AIDS Father Simmons grew up in the Chicago Fr. Simmons is survived by his wife of 26 St. Luke’s, Sea Cliff Commission area and western Illinois. He graduated Phi 31 years, Beverly; his son, Matthew, a 27 The Cath. Chapter of the Cathedral 28 St. Andrew’s, Mastic Beach Beta Kappa in Physics from the University captain in the Air Force in Japan, and his of the Incarnation 29 The Spouses of Diocesan Clergy of Illinois before attending Union Seminary brother, Steve, a Presbyterian minister in 28 St. Michael & All Angels, Seaford 30 Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck in New York City. He then studied at Allentown, PA. 29 St. Bede’s, Syosset Nashotah House in Wisconsin and was A Resurrection Mass was celebrated on 30 Holy Trinity, Valley Stream ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal March 30 in Zion Episcopal Church, 31 St. Jude’s, Wantagh Church in 1973. Wappinger Falls. After brief cures in Illinois and at St. Contributions in his memory may be Ann’s, Sayville, he began his 22 plus years of ministry at Christ Church in Port made to Renewal in Christ Ministries, PO Box 94, East Moline, IL 61244-0094; Diocesan ECW Officers And Jefferson. In February, 2000, he moved to Peekskill, New York to become chaplain Oratory of the Little Way, PO Box 221, Gaylordsville CT 06755; or Organ Chairs of Committees to the Community of St. Mary and the Renovation Fund, Zion Episcopal Church, Director of their Spiritual Life Center. Wappinger Falls NY 12590. After his cancer diagnosis in August, (Information supplied by Port Jefferson 2001, he began a book of reflections on Times Beacon Record.) Thursday Noontime Recitals At Cathedral Thursday recitals continue at the These programs are free and open to the Cathedral of the Incarnation at 12:15 pm. public. Free will donations are welcome. . May 2 Meredith Baker, organ Most Holy Trinity Chapel Other Musical Programs USMA, West Point May 9 Jonathan Scarozza, organ On Monday, May 27, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 Cathedral of the Incarnation pm., the cathedral will feature patriotic May 16 Andrew Sheranian, organ music and a sing along as part of the annual Christ Church, New Haven Memorial Day Fair held on the cathedral May 23 Jennifer Learned, soprano grounds. New York City May 30 Paul Stetsenko, organ On Sunday, May 9 at 8:00 pm. there will St. John’s Church, be a Solemn Eucharist for Ascension Day. Elizabeth, NJ CD For Sunday Schools To Aid The Diocesan ECW Officers and Chairs of Committees gathered for a group photo. Shown (not in order) are: President, Barbara Schwarz; Vice President, June Gerbracht; Camp DeWolfe Brooklyn President, Beverly Tempro; Queens President, Lois Rodney; Nassau Interim Steven Carnial and Kristen Puttagio, the Whole World In His Hands” and “Rise President, Carol Fielding; Suffolk President,Alison Hegeman; Recording Secretary, producers of a children’s CD entitled and Shine”, plus two original compositions Catherine Ammons; Corresponding Secretary, Winifred Staudenmaier; Treasurer, Jane “Sunday School Songs and Sing Alongs” by Kristen. Isaac; Finance Comm. Chair, Daphne Small; UTO Chair, Jane Ames; Asst. UTO Chair, are offering to sell this $12.95 CD to friends To place an order, call Steve at 516-759- Marion Anderson; CPC Director, Carol Fielding; Book of Remembrance, Edith Schkrutz; of Camp DeWolfe for $10.00 (with $5.00 3748 or send a check or money order for ByLaws, Muriel Sobers; Cathedral Representative, Peppy Newsome; Prayer & Worship, of each sale going to Camp DeWolfe. It is $11.50 (postage & handling) to camp Barbara Taylor; Handbook/Directory, Winifred Staudenmaier; Ministry in Action, Gloria an ideal CD for Sunday Schools or for DeWolfe at PO Box 487, Wading River, Smith; Newsletter, June Gerbracht; Nominating Committee, Edith MacDoonald; ER & children to enjoy at home. NY 11792. Please include name and D, Enid Bradford; Registration, Margaret Maybury; Seamen’s Church Inst., Florence Hills; It includes old favorites such as “He’s Got address for mail orders. Camp DeWolfe, Kathleen Loomis-Ward; Diocesan Altar Guild, Jane Ames; Episcopal Charities, Pansy DeHart; Women’s Bd. of Henry B. Hucles Nursing Home, Vera Ellegor Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION May 2002 H and Historian , Joan Derle.