The search committee worked long and hard to find our new Minister. The Reverend Jennifer Legg will begin as our Pastor as of Monday, November 1st. Her first Sunday will be November 7th. We will celebrate Holy Communion and observe All Saints Day. We look forward to years ahead with Pastor Jenn.
October 31 is Hallowe’en, and it’s on a Sunday this year. We WON’T be celebrating Hallowe’en in our church service, but one of our youngest disciples has a fantastic idea she wants to share with our congregation. She’s calling it HOWL-owe’en. The emphasis is on HOWL.
No, it won’t include ghosts or goblins or other things that go bump in the night!---but it will include the thoughtful presentation of a young person about God’s love for the created world and how we can care for it. Get ready for a challenge. You won’t want to miss this service. See you on October 31.
We have been assembling a list of those loved ones in our congregation who have died since last November. If you have a name that you wish to include in this solemn time of remembrance, please notify the church office no later than October 31 (518-767-2243).
As we prepare for the arrival of our new pastor, we have begun to worship at 10:30 am (one half hour later than before). You are invited to arrive at 10:00 for a time of fellowship with our church family. Come and enjoy a beverage and continental breakfast -- juice, coffee and breads will be offered. If you would like to host one of these morning treats, please contact Donna Lasher.
COVID and the variants of COVID continue to infect the world. We continue to monitor numbers of infected people in our area. Right now, we feel safe observing social distancing and optional masks. If recommendations change, we will be flexible in our attempts to stay healthy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donna Lasher or any consistory member. Remember, church is where you want it to be!
Please view the recording of the virtual memorial service that was held on October 2 for Rev. Dr. Allan J. Janssen. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Greenbush Reformed Church in memory of Al Janssen.
Offerings may be made on-line via Tithe.ly and the Give button below. These donations will be deposited directly into the church bank account. You have the option to give to either the General or Renovation Fund. Both Tithe.ly and the church will record your donations.
Tithe.ly deducts a small fee per credit card transaction (2.65% plus $0.30). You have the option to cover these fees, if you wish. You may also choose to have Tithe.ly automatically donate for you weekly or monthly.
As always, thank you for your generosity.