Sunday, June 26, 2005

100 guests attended Terry's 10th Anniversary

About 100 guests attended a fundraising brunch honoring the Rev. Terry Troia's ten years as minister of New Utrecht Reformed Church, 15 years as minister of Word and Sacrament and 20 years as executive director of Project Hospitality on Sunday, June 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island. The brunch was preceded by an interfaith service involving the New Utrecht Reformed Church and the Mirral Church. English, Korean and Spanish was spoken during the noon service, which ended with the consecration of the bread. Guests from the New Utrecht Reformed Church and Project Hospitality were invited to tell a story about their relationship with Terry during the brunch. All praised Terry for going above and beyond the call of duty. All donations supported the Sanctuary Restoration of the historic New Utrecht Reformed Church.

Photos by Vincent La Marca

The Rev. Terry Troia renews the four ordination vows by the Rev. Jon Norton, the Regional Synod of New York Executive Minister. The Rev. Terry Troia was ordained minister of Word and Sacrament by the Reformed Church in America in 1989.

The Rev. Terry Troia receives a proclamation by City Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn).

City Councilmembers Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) and Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island) with children who attended the Rev. Terry Troia's brunch.

The Rev. Clara Woodson, Synod area minister for the Classes for Brooklyn, New York and Rockland-Westchester. Elder and Consistory Vice-President Susan Hanyen is on the left.

The Rev. Young Min Kim, Pastor of the Mirral Church.

Deacon Rose Lood, president of the New Utrecht Liberty Pole Association.

Rabbi Bonnie Sussman.

The cake!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Readings: Summer 2005

From the Revised Common Lectionary; the actual readings at church may deviate from these readings)

July 3 - Proper 9A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 or Psalm 145:8-14
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 or Zechariah 9:9-12
Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a
Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

July 10 - Proper 10A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 25:19-34 or Isaiah 55:10-13
Epistle: Romans 8:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

July 17 - Proper 11A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 or Psalm 86:11-17
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 28:10-19a or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8
Epistle: Romans 8:12-25
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 24 - Proper 12A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 119:129-136
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 29:15-28 or 1 Kings 3:5-12
Epistle: Romans 8:26-39
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

July 31 - Proper 13A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 17:1-7, 15 or Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 32:22-31 or Isaiah 55:1-5
Epistle: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

Aug. 7 - Proper 14A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b or Psalm 85:8-13
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 or 1 Kings 19:9-18
Epistle: Romans 10:5-15
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33

Aug. 14 - Proper 15A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 133 or Psalm 67
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 45:1-15 or Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28

Aug. 21 - Proper 16A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 124 or Psalm 138
Jewish Scriptures: Exodus 1:8 - 2:10 or Isaiah 51:1-6
Epistle: Romans 12:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20

Aug. 28 - Proper 17A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c or Psalm 26:1-8
Jewish Scriptures: Exodus 3:1-15 or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Epistle: Romans 12:9-21
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28

Sep. 4 - Proper 18A
Responsive Reading: Psalm 149 or Psalm 119:33-40
Jewish Scriptures: Exodus 12:1-14 or Ezekiel 33:7-11
Epistle: Romans 13:8-14
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Readings: June 26 - Proper 8A

(From the Revised Common Lectionary; the actual readings at church may deviate from these readings)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 13 or Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 22:1-14 or Jeremiah 28:5-9 or 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16
Epistle: Romans 6:12-23
Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42

Sunday, June 12, 2005


Our thanks to Esther Kim of the Mirral Church for serving as pianist this morning!

Our thanks to Rev. Baar Bush for leading worship and sharing the message.

Terry attended Rev. Gordon Dragt's final service as pastor of Middle Collegiate Church today and his retirement luncheon following service on behalf of New Utrecht Church!

Welcome folks of Covenant Community Church, Muskegon Heights Michigan!!!!

Next Sunday we celebrate Father's Day! Join us - bring a dad!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Readings: June 19 - Proper 7A

(From the Revised Common Lectionary; the actual readings at church may deviate from these readings)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 86:1-10 or Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18 or Psalm 69:9-36
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 21:8-21 or Jeremiah 20:7-13
Epistle: Romans 6:1b-11 or Romans 5:12-15
Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Readings: June 12 - Proper 6A

(From the Revised Common Lectionary; the actual readings at church may deviate from these readings)

Responsive Reading: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 or Psalm 100
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) or Exodus 19:2-8a
Epistle: Romans 5:1-8 or Romans 5:6-11
Gospel: Matthew 9:35 - 10:8, (9-23)

Friday, June 03, 2005

Free Concert at New Utrecht Church - From Mozart and Handel to Lennon, McCartney

Here is the press release for immediate publication concerning the free concert by the James Madison High School String Ensemble at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m.