Church/Spiritual 03.04.21

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Thrift Shop is open Saturday, March 06 from 9-2. Donations are accepted while Thrift Shop is open. Please do not leave donations outside. If you have an emergency need, you may call 518-650-8181 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday services on March 07 are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour following each service.

Hot Mess Crafters will meet on Wednesday, March 10 at 10 AM. We have secured patterns for making mittens including those worn by Bernie Sanders at the inauguration.

Bible Study has resumed on Wednesdays at 4:00. To allow for social distancing, we will meet in the church. The discussions center on “Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You”. Contact Fr. Haskell if you are interested in having a book. Diocesan guidelines of wearing face masks which cover both the nose and the mouth, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing are followed at all church activities.

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

Are You Ready for a Little More Self-Reflection?

AVERILL PARK – After this year of sacrifice and separation this may be the last thing you want to hear. We all are eager for opportunities to interact with people, and folks at the Church of the Covenant in Averill Park feel the same way. And that will happen soon. But first, perhaps it is appropriate to slow down, get quiet, and take a moment or two to “Adopt an attitude of gratitude!” as my friend Peg says. The humbling yet exhilarating season of Lent is upon us. Yes, reflection is appropriate but our glorious goal is Easter (April 4).

We invite you to join us in this journey at 9:30, Sundays either in person or on Facebook. Yes, the building has reopened for services – a credit to our Task Force as the members remain data driven, not driven by our desires. The health and safety of all people remain critically important. Of course, masks, distancing, and hand sanitizing protocols are still in place and seating is limited to 40 people. You will be treated to a service that features plenty of music from our talented organist/pianist, our renowned choir (virtually) and guest soloists. Pastor Joe Auslander’s message will have you thinking about “things” in a different way. Remember, if you prefer virtual, the Facebook link is

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry

TROY – Brunswick Cares Food Pantry serves those who are experiencing food insecurity in the greater Brunswick area. In an effort to serve, we need volunteers. Are you someone who could do this? We are open Tuesdays 5-7pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Our volunteers need to arrive 1 hour before opening for set-up. We have safety protocols to protect you and our guests. If you would like to be a good neighbor by serving those in need, please contact us at

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