THE TOWER CHIMES
The Newsletter of
St. James’ Episcopal Church
1 St. James Place, Goshen, N.Y. 10924
The Rev. M. Carl Lunden, Rector
Incarnate for us
“For his is our life long pattern; daily, when on earth he grew,
He was tempted, scorned, rejected, tears and smiles like us he knew.
Thus he feels for all our sadness, and he shares in all our gladness.”
Hymn 102 “Once in royal David’s city,” vs. 4
As an Episcopal priest I am reminded weekly that God in
His infinite love sent His Son Jesus to be an ongoing, intimate
December 2010 part of our lives. Not only do I engage with this concept through
the Scriptures, Sacraments and theology of the Eucharistic
OUR VISION prayers but also in my interactions with the people of God, the
St. James’ seeks to very Body and Blood of Christ Incarnate which is present in the
love and serve God members of St. James’. We must remember that we are a Holy
through Discipleship, People, sanctified and gathered in the unity of Christ who is the
Community Service head of the Body and is sacramentally present in and through
and Eucharistic the Baptized (us). This is a profound mystery; how can the Word
Fellowship. We (logos) of God, the image of the invisible God, be present in the
very messy, broken, and fallen nature that is human kind? The
growth and maturity
by educating each
answer is simple, Christ, “who, though he was in the form of
other in the God, did not regard equality with God as something to be ex-
knowledge of the ploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being
Christian Gospel. born in human likeness.” (NRSV Philippians 2:6-7) God chose
We seek to live in the to enter in and be born into human nature and make it holy.
image of Jesus This is what Christmas is all about! The Incarnation and the
Christ and invite our Resurrection are two sides of the same coin that is our salvation.
neighbors to Jesus did not spurn the Virgin’s womb nor did he avoid the
participate in our cross. Rather, He chose to be part of all of our human experi-
family of faith.
ences both the good ones and the bad ones so that he could com-
municate to us his unconditional love in a personal and experi-
Phone: (845) 294-6225 ential way. If there is any goal of the Christian life, it is to feel
Fax: (845) 294-8794
and embrace God’s sacrificial love for us and then to share it –
email@example.com this is also the meaning of Christmas! Perhaps the seasons of
Advent and Christmas can be used as a time to refocus on what
is at the core and marrow of our faith. If you are not sure what is
We’re on the web ! at the core of your faith, this is a good time to reflect on it. Dur-
www.stjamesgoshen.org ing Advent the church sets aside four weeks to get ready to ex-
perience and enter into the mystery of the incarnation of God in
! Christ. We communally anticipate the birth of Christ as we litur-
2010 - 2011
The Christmas Season at
St. James’ Episcopal Church
Fr. Carl is available to arrange an appointment for the Rite of Reconciliation. To better understand
this penitential Sacrament, please look at page 447 in The Prayer Book. If you have any questions
about this Sacrament or would like to schedule an appointment, please speak with Fr. Carl. (Office
Friday, December 17, Jubilate Concert
Community Youth Choir from Warwick, N.Y.
Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve:
5:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant
with Blessing of the Crèche and
Festal Family Eucharist
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall
9:00 p.m. A Festival of Christmas Music
9:30 p.m. Festal Eucharist of The Nativity of Our Lord
(In the tradition of “Midnight Mass”)
Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day:
10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday, December 26, The First Sunday After Christmas
(No 9:00 a.m. Service)
10:15 a.m. Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols
and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday, January 2, The Second Sunday After Christmas
9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist: Rite II
10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Wednesday, January 5, “The Epiphany” Transferred from the 6th
12 Noon Holy Eucharist, Rite II
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gically retell and remember that story every year. In celebrating Christ’s birth and
promise to come again, we are offered an opportunity to see how the sacred story reso-
nates and touches the deepest part of our existential thinking and feeling as human
beings. Do we know Christ? Have we opened our hearts to be touched by the grace
that makes us whole? Have we experienced the living presence of Jesus and sought to
develop an ongoing relationship with Him? These and many other spiritual questions
are the subject of setting aside time for prayer and reflection in the season of Advent.
As Episcopalians we have lots of “Advent tools” to aid us in the process like: the Ad-
vent Wreath, silent prayer & meditation, bible study, attending Sunday worship, and
remembering those in need by acts of sacrificial giving (i.e. St. James’ Angel Tree).
Advent traditions and rituals are intended to help us focus on what really matters in a
time of year in which we are given a lot of bad messages by society and the “Christmas
Machine” that does not as a rule have much to do with the real meaning of Christmas.
Just as Mary and Joseph prepared for the coming of Jesus, we too need to make
preparations, at least spiritually, so that we can celebrate Christmas as it should be.
Christmas should be treasured as a time of engaging in and marveling at the miracle of
God’s love poured out in a small baby born for the life and joy of the world. May we all
experience God’s love for us as we gather with our family and friends this Christmas
season. Merry Christmas!
Cruet - From old French, crue, meaning "a vial or a glass." A cruet is the vessel (glass or metal) used
to hold the water and wine for the Eucharist.
Diocese - A unit of church organization; the spiritual domain under a bishop. A diocese may con-
tain many parishes and missions.
Extreme Unction - The anointing with oil of those who are close to death.
Fair Linen - A white linen cloth cover for the altar used during Eucharist.
Flagon - A container that is larger than a cruet and is used instead of, or in addition to cruets at lar-
ger celebrations of Communion.
Fraction - The part of the Communion Liturgy where the Communion bread is broken by the cele-
brant. According to the prayer book, a period of silence is to follow, and then can be said or sung,
"Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us."
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The Tower Chimes is
the official monthly
St. James’ Episcopal
Goshen, New York
The Rev. M. Carl Lunden
Did you know?…from the desk of Ray Bally
VESTRY We have celebrities among our parishioners.
Nicole Wiggins, Warden Dr. Paul Chellappa’s father was the Rt. Rev. David Chellappa, who
Jim Heslop, Warden was the first Indian Bishop of the Diocese of Madras in the Church of
Jackie Bloem South India from 1955 to 1964.
Meg Glasspool Strobl, whose late father, The Rev. Douglas Glasspool,
Ed Connor was the priest of St. James’ for 35 years. Her mother, Ann Glasspool,
Jan Golding served as the Sunday School Superintendent as well as countless
Jeanne Healy other positions for those 35 years. Meg’s great, great, great, great
Gregg Markey grandfather, the Rev. Alfred Lee, was the 1st Bishop of Delaware. He
David Mauriello later served as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from
Sarah Schaumburg 1884-1887.
Kit Wallace Meg’s sister, the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, was recently installed as the
Jerre Coleman, Treasurer Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Nicole Wiggins, St. James’ is also proud to have among our Parishioners families that
Assistant Treasurer have been attending for more than three generations: The Grooss,
Tammy Matula, Clerk Cliff, Killenberger, Hoommer, Mabee, Cassel, Jonas, Mayo, Tarvin,
Coleman, Healy, and Bally families.
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Coadjutor Election Called
Election set for October 29, 2011; Bishop Roskam to retire at end of 2011
By Nicholas Richardson the Rt. Rev. Richard F. Grein at his installation on
September 29, 2001. The mandatory retirement
Bishop Sisk has set in motion the process that will age for Episcopal clergy is 72.
lead to his ultimate replacement by calling for the
election, on Oct 29, 2011, of a bishop coadjutor. [In her address later in the day, the Rt. Rev. Cath-
erine S. Roskam announced that she would be re-
Addressing the clergy and lay representatives tiring as bishop suffragan of the Diocese at the end
gathered at the Nov 13 annual convention of the of 2011. When she was consecrated bishop in 1996,
diocese in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, he Bishop Roskam was the first female bishop in the
expressed the belief "that the time has come in the Diocese of New York and only the 4th female Epis-
life of the diocese to look further along the journey copal bishop in the entire United States. She will
that stretches so promisingly before us, further celebrate the 15th anniversary of her consecration
than I can travel with you." At the same time he in 2011. As Bishop Suffragan she has oversight of
observed that for now he "is not going anywhere," the 66 Episcopal congregations of Westchester,
as the election cycle of a bishop coadjutor takes Rockland and Putnam counties. During her time
several years to complete. as bishop suffragan, Roskam has focused on con-
gregational development, clergy care and leader-
In the Episcopal Church, diocesan bishops are ship training; she was also closely involved in the
elected by the clergy and laity of the diocese. Un- foundation of the Global Women’s Defense Fund of
der normal circumstances, the changeover from the diocese. Most recently she has been a driving
one bishop to his or her successor is effected by force behind The Carpenter’s Kids, a rapidly-
the election of a "bishop coadjutor" who serves growing program of parish-to-parish links with
alongside the current diocesan bishop for a period communities in Tanzania, developed to provide
of time, at the end of which the current bishop re- AIDS orphans with the clothing and sustenance
tires and the coadjutor becomes the new diocesan they need to attend and succeed at school.]
bishop. The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk (b.1942) was
himself elected bishop coadjutor in 1998; he sub-
sequently replaced the previous diocesan bishop,
The Women of St. James’ would like to thank
everyone who participated in the Christmas Fair.
This is a major fundraiser, and it takes a number
of people to put it all together. Special thanks to
those who baked, sewed, crafted, photographed,
donated, decorated, cooked, served, cleaned,
shopped and volunteered their time and talents
to our cause. The preliminary net total was over
Saturday - January 22nd $8600, giving us a good foundation to support
the outreach we do every year. Our meetings are
from 10am -3pm in the Parish held on the second Sunday of the month after the
Hall 10:15 Mass. Come and share in fellowship and
good will with the women of our parish.
Clothing * Jewelry See you soon,
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Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc.
The next distribution at the Goshen Food Pantry will be our Christmas handout on
December 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Goshen First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall at 33 Park Place, Goshen. Please arrive by 9:00am and be ready to help!
Bagging for distribution and shelf stocking are done at the Goshen Food Pantry every Tuesday morn-
ing at 9:15a.m for about 1 hour. We need men to help the women lift heavy items on pantry shelves.
On the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we give youth looking for com-
munity service the chance to bag and stock shelves. All are welcome. This month’s date is December
18 (The 3rd Saturday this month only, due to Christmas falling on the 4th Saturday).
The Free Community Dinner at St. James’
The next dinner will be held on Christmas Day, December 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the St. James’
Parish Hall. The Smith Family and Elsie’s Dinner will be hosting this Christmas Day Dinner. Call
John Strobl at 294-9004 to lend a helping hand. We open at 4:00 p.m. to get ready for the 5:30 p.m.
meal. The dinner is always held the last Saturday of each month.
Food donations needed for the Food Pantry
The Food Pantry depends on food & financial donations. Please make it a habit to donate a food
item each time you come to Church. Please donate every Sunday at Funday School. Drop off loca-
tions are on the table just inside the back door and the table just before you enter the church, both
are labeled Food Pantry Donations.
This month we are collecting
Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Instant Potatoes,
Canned Yams, Canned Corn, Green Beans, Turkeys, etc.
People are hungry all year. Please give a financial or food donation to the Goshen
Ecumenical Food Pantry to help us feed those less fortunate.
Financial donations may be mailed to The Goshen Ecumenical Food Pantry Inc.
c/o John Strobl, 55 Wickham Ave, Goshen, NY 10924.
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The Commitment Sundays Stewardship campaign
to support the budget of St. James’ for 2011 has re-
sulted in 95 pledges with a total of $ 159,636. We
are still far short of the minimum requirements to
meet the proposed expense budget. Members of the
Stewardship Committee will be contacting those
individuals who made a pledge for 2010 but have
not made a commitment so far. We need the finan-
cial support of all members in order to be success-
ful in 2011. Please be generous in response to the
calls from the Stewardship Committee remember-
ing all you have been given by God. Merry Christmas from the
On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, greeters. We have enjoyed
Wardens and Vestry, I want to thank every- welcoming you to services
one who has made a pledge for 2011. The giv- throughout the year and look
ing of Time and Talent was very evident for the forward to seeing you all in the
YOUR Christmas Fair held during November. Please share year ahead.
TALENT of your financial well being with a pledge to meet
your stewardship goals. Good stewardship The December schedule:
GOD'S strengthens the ministry, outreach and health of 9 a.m.
GIFT our St. James community. By our actions we will be
molded into a true Christian community of faith, December 5 -
love and grace. Giving brings God's wisdom to our Linda Nichols
finances, exercising a healthy spiritual discipline December 12 -
over them, and helps us to combat the destructive
WHAT Diane Rainey
materialism and greed that destroys the lives of
YOU many. We must remember that all we have comes December 19 -
DO from God. As we enter the last month of 2010, Jan Ptak
WITH please make every effort to keep your pledge for
THAT 2010 current. We still need to meet the expenses January 2 -
TALENT for 2010. Jackie Kessler
YOUR As the Advent season comes to a close, we will all
GIFT enjoy the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Let us all December 5 -
TO enjoy the Nativity of Our Lord as the communion Pat Spencer
GOD. of saints of St. James’. With this new beginning to
the Christian year let us all go forward as true stew- December 12 -
ards to meet the challenges and work of St. James’ Scott & Sharon Stark
in 2011. December 19 -
Ed Fritsche, Stewardship Chairman
January 2 -
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Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc.
Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc @ The Goshen First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place, Goshen, New
York 10924. Church Phone # 294-7991 or info at 294-9004.
December 11 is our next distribution. The Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc. hands food to Goshen resi-
dents on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please arrive around 9:00am to
lend a helping hand.
Goshen Ecumenical Pantry, Inc. includes the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN GOSHEN, ST.
JAMES’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH, GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ST. JOHN A.U.M.P. CHURCH,
GOSHEN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, TEMPLE BETH
The Goshen Ecumenical Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1993 comprised of volun-
teers from local area Goshen Churches and Temple as well as concerned individuals from the Goshen commu-
nity. The purpose of the Pantry is to promote a spirit of benevolence and to advance and preserve the welfare
and physical well being of the homeless, needy and poverty stricken by means of administering the collection,
transportation and distribution of donated food and food products. The Pantry is funded through Grants from
HPNAP (Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program of New York), and Shop Rite’s Partners in Caring
Program, Walmart, private donations and our Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraiser.
The Pantry distributes food and food products donated primarily by the members of the local Churches and
Temple, with additional donations from area School Food Drives, the Scouting for Food Drive and Post Office
Food Drive and area Businesses and organizations. We also purchase food thru the Regional Food Bank in
Cornwall. We distribute food to the needy in Goshen on the second Saturday of each month, at the Presbyte-
rian Church Parish Hall at 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. We also distribute food to the Northgate Sr. Citizen Center
once a month. We serve approximately 85 families. The Goshen Ecumenical Pantry, Inc. will gladly accept
donations of non-perishable food items and all monetary gifts will be used to purchase additional food items.
How much food will I get? Each month when you shop, we will sign you up in the computer and give you
2, 3 or 4 bags of pre-bagged food. (The number will matter on the makeup of you family composition form).
You will also get bread, meats and miscellaneous food in addition to the pre-bagged food.
Where or when do I sign up? Come to the pantry on the 2nd Saturday of the month between 9:30 am-
10:30 am with the required paper work (proof of Goshen residence and proof of each family member) and we
will sign you up and give you food.
Donations are ALWAYS welcome! Food Donations: Fresh vegetables, eggs, anything perishable is wel-
come. These need to be brought to us on or near the time we distribute (2nd Saturday of each month around
9:15am) so they do not spoil. We can always use paper and plastic bags.
Foods to donate are Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce, Jam/Jelly, Tuna Fish, Canned Meals, Macaroni &
Cheese, Detergents, Hand Soap, TOILET PAPER, Pancake Mix & Syrup, Rice, Canned Vegetables & Fruits,
SOUP, Canned Beans (all types), Pasta, Cake & Brownie Mix, Instant Potatoes, Coffee/Tea/Cocoa, Oatmeal,
Puddings, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, etc. Foods can be donated to any Church in Goshen or the Temple in
We can’t use outdated foods, open, rusty or stained cans. We also can’t accept home canned
food. We are always looking for help to unload food from the Food Bank pickups, and we could
use trucks and drivers to pick up the food at the food bank. Call John Strobl at 294-9004 if you
can help or need info. Thank you for your continued support of this imperative ministry.
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St. James’ Camera Club January 2011
of Goshen, N.Y.
December 5 Our meetings are held the
Mauriello 2nd Tuesday of each month
in the St. James’ parish hall
at 7:30 p.m. For info., call December 10th
December 12 John Strobl at 294-9004
Cliff or Martin bend at Please send contributions to
Wiggins To receive the newsletter
via e-mail, please send
December 26 your request to the above
Christmas e-mail address.
Donations Needed to Send Youth Group Fundraiser
Care Packages to Troops
If you would like to place a poinsettia on the
According to junior 4-H leader Andy Frey of Altar in thanksgiving or in memory of a loved
Chester, “the biggest challenge is raising one for the Christmas Celebration, please place
enough money to mail the packages overseas. your order with a member of the youth group by
We believe we will need over $800 for post- December 19th or call the parish office at 294-
age, and we are seeking donations to help 6225.
cover the cost.” Club members will be col-
lecting monetary donations at local grocery
stores and would welcome donations from
local businesses and the public. To contrib- All poinsettias
ute, you may mail a donation to the Orange are $10
County Hare Raisers, c/o Andy Frey at 1B
Gailie Drive, Chester, NY 10918; or call (845)
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ANGEL TREE OUTREACH PROJECT
CALLING ALL SINGERS
We will once again reach out to the AGES 8 TO 12
community with our Angel
Tree Outreach Project for We will be starting a St.
Christmas. The Tree will be James' Junior Choir in
up and decorated on Sunday, January. The choir will be
November 28th and will cul- led by Tammy Matula on
minate with the organization the piano and keyboard
of the gifts on December and Marci Hanners for vo-
12th. This year we have adopted 44 individuals, cal direction. Rehearsals will be held every Sun-
adults and children. day at the close of Sunday School and will take
place in the chapel. On Family Sundays when
We are working with Orange County Safe Homes there is no Sunday School, the Junior Choir will
and the Mental Health Association of Orange sing the Anthem at the church service.
County once again. Each paper Angel on the tree
will have the name of a Adult or child with one We are very excited about the new choir and
gift that they have asked Santa for. Safe Homes is hope that the young members of St. James' will
asking for Gift Cards for the Moms, due to the be excited also. Music reading is not a necessity.
enormous demand for assistance and a shortage A enjoyment of singing, music and choir fellow-
of space to process the gifts. But the children are ship is all that we ask. We want this to be fun,
encouraged to make their lists for Santa. Re- rewarding and special.
quests are usually modest and with Safe Homes,
mostly very basic things like gloves, hats and Announcements will be made in church, and
warm coats. questions can be directed to either Tammy or
Please consider adopting an Angel or two or
three. Bring the gift back unwrapped by Decem-
ber 12th. The Agencies need time to work out the
logistics of delivering the gifts or arranging pick Lord, help me to remember that
up for their clients. We will be delivering the gifts nothing is going to happen today
to the Agencies on December 13th and 14th. that you and I cannot handle together.
If you have any questions, please ask Marci Han-
ners 692-8500 ~ Sadie Patterson
We now have a coffee crew, so hosting coffee hour is
us for a breeze! Just bring some goodies to share. Think
about signing up to do a coffee hour during your
Coffee Hour! birthday month. It’s a great way to remember to
participate in this important ministry. Sign up to-
Share some Fellowship! day!
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November was a busy month for us at Funday School.
Dom & Patti Perfetti 12/ 3
We played bible board games and had a successful bake sale.
Our students also learned about Joseph and his coat of many James & Bonnie Heslop 12/ 21
colors in addition to his colorful life. The children are learning Ed & Berni Muller 12/ 26
new songs each week that tie in to the lessons we teach. Now John & Meg Strobl 12/ 31
we are in full swing, preparing for our Christmas pageant. We
would love for all of the youth at St. James’ to participate.
Please attend as many rehearsals as possible so the children are
comfortable with their role in the pageant. The children will
also be singing, “Happy Halleluiah Christmas Song” at the pag-
eant this year. They have already begun learning the new song
in Funday school. December looks to be just as busy with a
visit from St. Nicholas on December 5th and a Christmas Party
on December 19th. Have a blessed Advent as you prepare for
the Christmas Season.
PAGEANT REHEARSAL TIMES
Mike Fox 12/ 3
December 12th @ 11:30 Nick Wuagneux 12/ 3
Walk Through Ethan Mauriello 12/ 3
Nick Mabee 12/ 4
December 18th Saturday @ 9:00 am Roberta Mabee 12/ 4
Ivy Bourgeois 12/ 12
Tessa Schaumburg 12/ 12
John Lent 12/ 13
David Mauriello 12/ 13
December 19th @ 11:30 am Bonnie Heslop 12/ 14
Dress Rehearsal Carolyn Barnes 12/ 15
Justin Ely 12/ 16
Jennifer Splieth 12/ 17
Kim Lori Devine 12/ 26
Rachel Matula 12/ 27
Julia Malinchak 12/ 29
Timothy Niper 12/ 31