This week's Ministry Matters, the latest information from and for our congregation, can be found here. Each week's edition can be found under the Announcements subheading of the Calendar and Events tab on this site.
This morning we began to get ready for the coming of Jesus, starting with the song "Prepare Ye" from the movie "Godspell". The scene depicts John the Baptist baptizing in a unique way to help people get ready.
This morning’s message is called, “Happy Anticipation”, taken from Mark 13:28-37. Music includes “People Look East”, sung by Kelly Schmidt; “Somewhere in Your Silent Night”, sung by Dorothy Collins; “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, played by the Bell Ensemble; and a Postlude with Cathy King playing “Emmanuel”. The music video we featured as our Centering Music will be posted separately.
This week's Ministry Matters newsletter has been posted here. You can find all newsletters by following the Calendar and Events heading on this page to the Announcements subheading.
While Pastor Kelly is on vacation this week, we’re grateful for Ruth Persons & Linda Sheeran for leading worship this morning. Because of a technical issue, we were unable to record audio from any but the pulpit microphone, so the service video does not include any of the music.
As we approach Thanksgiving, a reminder to help you prepare... thanks to Linda Sheeran for maintaining our sign and submitting the photo.
The text of this week's message, "Neighborly Love", can be found here. Sermons are posted weekly in both video and text form.
Hello friends, this Thursday will be the first session of our Social Justice Bible study. The first session is called, "Seeing immigrants through God’s eyes." It will be held Thursday at 7 pm. You can attend in person in Connections Cafe, socially distanced, or participate via Zoom. All are welcome.
Anyone wishing to participate via Zoom may call the church office (518-885-6886) to enroll to receive an email with the Zoom link.
In preparation for the first discussion, the following Bible passages are recommended reading with particular focus on the verses listed:
Come and join us as we discuss and learn together what God’s word is saying to us.
Leading up to the first week of our Social Justice Bible study, here are some tips to enhamce your study:
The message this morning is titled, "Neighborly Love", based on Matthew 25:31-45. The hymns are "Take Time to Be Holy" (#395 UMH) and "Together We Serve" (#2175 TFWS) See the previous post for the music video not included here.