Church/Spiritual 01.06.22

Service at Nassau Reformed Church

NASSAU – After serving as Minister at the Nassau Reformed Church for over 20 years, Rev Ed Van Kampen retired as of December 31st. Until the time a new Worship Leader is selected, Sunday Worship will be led by: Jan  9th, Pastor Sean Vanderhouten; Jan. 16th, Tim Kong; Jan. 23rd, Chaplin Michael Needham; and, Jan 30th, Rev. Ed Van Kampen. The Nassau Reformed Church is one-quarter mile east of the only red light in the Village of Nassau, on Rt.20, 43 Church St. Service starts at 11 am, Sunday. The second floor sanctuary is handicapped accessible; all are welcome. Pat Piniazek, (518) 577-0491.

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Service on January 9 will be at 9 AM. Join us at this special service as we celebrate the baptism of Juliette McBride.

NYS mandates require everyone wear a face mask in all public venues, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available if you need one.

Hot Mess Crafters will meet on Wednesday January 12 at 10 AM.

Bible Study is meeting on Wednesday, January 12 at 4 PM.

Thrift Shop is now closed until Thursday, February 3 from 3-6’,

Our annual meeting is scheduled for January 30 at 10 AM. If you wish to be nominated for Vestry, let Father Haskell or one of the Vestry members know.

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Job, Psalm and Your Walk in This World

AVERILL PARK – The Book of Job tells of a man who was perfect, upright, feared the Lord and eschewed evil, Job 1:1. This man who indeed worshiped the Lord God Almighty and gave offerings to the Lord, Job 1:5, still had much to learn and was tested of the Lord through the Devil, Job 2:2-3. Sometimes as we go through life we may wonder why something happens to us, or to someone we love. From death, sickness, loss of income, and even attacks from friends we walk with. You will find as you read through the book of Job that he encounters all of these trials in life, even though it is said that he was perfect, upright, feared the Lord and eschewed evil. We find in Matthew 5:45 that God sends rain on the just and the unjust, and that sometimes due to us living in a sinful world we will face trouble. We read in Job 2:11 that Job had three friends and that they came to comfort him in his time of heartache. However, his friends then begin to tell him how it must be something that he has done to cause this trial upon himself. Not only that but his wife also tells Job to curse God and die in Job. 2:9. Through all this Job stands on God and knows that all things work to the glory of God, Romans 8:28. It is no wonder that the next book in the OT opens with, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” Psalms 1:1. Who are the people you trust to walk and talk with? What kind of advice do they give you? Is it godly advice and help or worldly knowledge that will fail you as the trials of life build up. At Sand Lake Baptist Church we preach the blessed truth of a King James Bible and teach what saith the scriptures. As you walk through life, trials will come, but remember that God is still in control and He is coming back!

Please come see us at Sand Lake Baptist Church where the Book is preached and the Lord is moving. Sand Lake Baptist Church 2960 NY Rte. 43, Averill Park, NY 12018.

Calling All Knitters

BRUNSWICK – Are you someone who likes to knit, but you’ve already made everything you need for yourself and your family? We have a great opportunity where you can use your skill to help others! You are welcome to participate in our Prayer Shawl Knitting Group every first and third Thursday at 12:30 PM in the lobby at Brunswick Church. Shawls are made to share and bring comfort to those who are ill or suffering, and they have always been very much appreciated. For more details about joining the group, or if you know of someone who could use a prayer shawl, please call the church office at 518-279-3792. This is a ministry of Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome; however, church attendance is not required to join the knitting group or to request a prayer shawl.

Church of the Holy Spirit Centennial Information

EAST GREENBUSH – The Church of the Holy Spirit in East Greenbush is preparing to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the parish. Events and fundraising are continuing throughout the year with the anniversary celebration taking place in June 2022. A written history of the parish is being prepared and we are currently looking for historical information from parishioners both past and present. If you have any information about the parish that you would like to share, please email the parish office at or call the parish office at 518-477-7925. The parish website is . Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 am-1pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 pm-5 pm.

Keyes Scholarship

TROY – Center Brunswick United Methodist Church offers Keyes Scholarship for 2022 graduates of Tamarac High School

The finance committee of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church has announced that it will award $500 to a student to be selected from the Tamarac High School Class of 2022. The money may be used for any type of expense related to further education. Students do not have to belong to this church or any other church to be eligible.

Interested student must apply for this award no later than March 1,2022. The application can be obtained from the school’s guidance department.

This award is given in memory of Harold and Mabel Keyes through a trust funded by their last will and testament. Mable taught in the Brunswick Schools and continued teaching Sunday School at Center Brunswick UMC for many years after she retired. Through this award, her love of helping young people learn and grow will continue to reach the youth of our community.

Center Brunswick UMC is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 142 in Troy.

Cancer Support Group

BRUNSWICK – There are very few of us who have not been affected by cancer, either as a patient, family member, or friend. If you are dealing with the stress of this disease for whatever reason, talking with others in similar circumstances can be very beneficial. A warm invitation is extended to attend a Zoom cancer support group, led once a month (the third Monday) by retired pastor Ted Wright, he himself a cancer patient. If you have any questions or would like the zoom link, please contact Ted at This is a ministry in conjunction with Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome. Church participation is not required to have cancer support.

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