2019-01-09 / Features

The Pulpit

Pulpit compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts

ASTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCH:
• Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More
About Jesus, with Christian writers and speakers Maurice Venden and Lee Venden.
• Saturdays, 11 am: Bible Study and Prayer Group.
• Saturdays, 12:30 pm: Worship service. Info adventistchurchconnect.org, 30-89 32nd St., Astoria,
718.932.5390.
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BVM HELP OF CHRISTIANS:
• Thursdays, 9:30 am-noon: Food Pantry open to those
in need, ID required. Donations being accepted all other
times. 70-31 48th Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848
ext. 8.
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CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER:
• Tuesdays, 6:30 pm: Meditation and Reiki ($5 suggested donation). 31-04 Crescent Street, Astoria.
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CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION:
• Last two Saturdays of the month, noon: Senior Lunch
Program (free). All Saints Church of Woodhaven is also
having their lunches at Resurrection (on the last Saturday). 85-09 118th St., Richmond Hill/Kew Gardens.
Reservations, info for all events 718.847.2649, info
churchofresurrection.wordpress.com.
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FLUSHING-FRESH MEADOWS JEWISH CENTER:
• Tuesdays, 11 am-noon: Chair Exercise Class for Active Seniors ($5). 193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows;
718.357.5100.
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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
• Mondays, 5-6 pm; Fridays 10-11 am: Free Food
Pantry for anyone who visits. No application form is required; all inquiries kept confidential. Donations accepted year-round. Suggested items: cereal, canned
items: (tuna, fruit, vegetables; instant oatmeal, peanut
butter, pasta, rice). Any monetary donations go directly
toward helping those in need. Sponsored by Grace
Episcopal and Flushing Jewish Community Council.
For info, contact Fr. Brian 718.767.6305 or email:
gracechurchwhitestone@verizon.net. 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone,
www.gracechurchwhitestone.org.
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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH / ASTORIA
LUTHERAN SCHOOL:
• Sundays: 9 am Confirmation Class for ages 12+; 9:15
am Chamber or Children’s Choir; 10 am Sunday Service and Children’s Church; 10:20 am-11:10 am, Sunday
School ages 3-11 yrs; 11:15 am Fellowship & Refreshments; 11:45 am Chamber Choir. 31-20 21 Ave., Astoria, 718.728.0093.
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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL-ASTORIA:
• Saturdays, 5 pm; Sunday, 8 am, 10 am, 11:15 am, 5
pm: Obligation English Mass,Upper Church.
• Sundays, 12:30 pm: Obligation Spanish Mass, Upper
Church.
• Sundays, 9 am, Italian; 10:30 am, Czech-Slovak; 3
pm, Vietnamese language Obligation Masses in the
Lower Church.
• Monday-Friday, 8 am & noon; Saturday, 8 am:
Masses in Lower Church; Rosary prayed after each
Mass. Wednesdays after 12 pm Mass: Novena to Our
Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Jude. 23-25 Newtown
Ave., Astoria. For more info, 718.278.1834,
www.mountcarmelastoria.org, facebook.com/OLMCAstoria.

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF ASTORIA:

• Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm: Mindful Astoria: Wednesday
Meditation Gathering. 23-35 Broadway, Astoria (between Crescent and 23 St.).
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RESURRECTION-ASCENSION CHURCH:
• Fridays, 10 am-11:45 am: CODA (Co-Dependents
Anonymous; women only). R-A Pastoral Care Center,
85-18 61st Rd., (off Woodhaven Blvd.), Rego Park;
718.424.5212.
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ST. GEORGE EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
• Regular Services: Sunday 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist;
Wednesday, 10 am (in the chapel), Morning Prayer and
Eucharist (thru June). First Sunday and Wednesday include a Healing Service and Anointing. All are welcome. 14-20 27th Ave., Astoria. Info 718.721.5154
(ofc. hours Wednesday, 11 am-12:30 pm), www.historic-stgeorge-astoria.org.
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ST. MARK CHURCH:
• Second Saturday of the month, 10 am-noon: Lion’s
Share Food Pantry. Food collection drive items needed:
Canned foods (low-salt if possible; soup, meat, fish,
milk, fruit), Dried 1-2 pound rice, beans, pasta, cereal,
milk; Peanut/nut butters, condiments, dressings, oil,
coffee, tea etc. Household: soap, shampoo, shave
cream, baby, women, senior, pet supplies; School supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc. PLEASE No
Glass Containers. 33-50 82nd St, Jackson Heights,
718.639.8893, www.saintmarks.net.
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ST. PATRICK RC CHURCH:
• Sunday, 9 am, English; 10:30 am, Espanol; noon:
English.
Email stpatlic@yahoo.com; www.stpatlic.org; 39-38
29 St., LIC, 718.729.6060.
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ST. RAPHAEL CHURCH:
• Through the end of May 2019, 9:30-11 am: Religious
Education (aka Faith Formation; CCD). Michael Brennan Hall. $75 first child; $100 two children; $110 three
or more.
• Through Sunday, Sept 29, 2019: The parish’s 150th

Anniversary celebrations, ending Sept 29, 2019 with
one major trilingual mass (English, Spanish, Korean) at
noon followed by reception & entertainment. Special
events throughout the year will be announced.
• Eucharist schedule: In English, Saturday, 5 pm, Sunday, 8 am and 11 am; in Korean, 9:45 am; Spanish,
12:30 pm.
• Thursdays, 10:30 am-noon; Sat 1:30-3 pm: Food
Pantry distributes food to those in need, ID required.
Donations being accepted all other times; canned and
dry food only. Basement Rectory, 35-20 Greenpoint
Ave, (at LIE) LIC, 718.729.8957, email straphaelrectory@yahoo.com. www.straphael-queens.org
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ST. TERESA CHURCH:
•Tuesdays, 6-7 pm: Food Pantry gives out food donations to those in need, ID required. Donations being accepted all other times. 50-20 45th St, Woodside, info
718.784.2123 x22.
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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH:
• Wednesday, Jan 9, 7 pm: Astoria Choir Audition
(basement).
• Thursday, Jan 10, 5 pm: Boy Scouts Troop 70 weekly
meeting (basement).
• Friday, Jan 11, 6 pm: Community Supper, Trinity’s
major mission to Astoria/LIC. Every second Friday of
the month. Lots of hands and donations needed! Email
elizabeth.lacks@gmail.com. All are welcome.
• Wednesdays, 7 pm: Bible study on Women of the
Bible. For info email lilysagemathias@gmail.com. All
are welcome!
• Spanish as Second Language: Will be reading Cuento
Andinos. Feb 2, 9, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6, 13,
27; May 4, 11, 18, 25. Info Md82quez@aol.com.
• Ongoing: Alzheimers Assn. Caregivers’ Support
Group (3rd Thursdays); Sunday School; Conversaciones Biblicas en Español alternating Sundays (Jan 13,
27, Feb 10, 24, etc. 9:30-10:15 am); Donations for
Food Pantry (incl. pet food) and Special Needs Fund;
Contemplative Worship (Old Testament: Book of
Judges); Connect the Tots Playgroup; Trinity Women’s
Group (last Friday each month, 7-8:30 pm). Church address: 31-18 37th St., LIC, info at church office
718.278.0036, www.trinitylic.org.

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