Church/Spiritual 03.12.20

C H __ __ C H… Know what’s missing? U R!

WYNANTSKILL – If you want to find the missing “peace”, then come worship at the Church by the Lake. Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers a non-denominational Christian service rooted in the Gospel and family values. Join us every Sunday at our 10am worship service located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill. U R what you believe!

In Pursuit of Happiness

WEST SAND LAKE – Everybody wants to be happy, but why don’t we feel happy? There are good reasons not to be happy; the tragedy of suicide and the opioid crisis, broken relationships and divisiveness. What is our purpose, is Life is meaningless?

Pastor Charlie’s new sermon series, The Power and Joy of Life, continues through April 5, each Sunday in Lent, at 10:45am. We will explore life’s meaning and find answers in the words of Jesus Christ. Connect at Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday, and let us pray and think together. 349 Shaver Rd. West Sand Lake,, 518-674-3106.

Google Can’t Answer Everything!

WYNANTSKILL – If you’re looking for answers to the questions that really matter, we can recommend a better search engine… Find out more at the Church by the Lake! Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers a non-denominational Christian service rooted in the Gospel and family values. Join us every Sunday at our 10 AM worship service, located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill. So, what would you like to know?

Sand Lake Area Association of Churchs Friday Lenten Worship & Lunch Schedule

SAND LAKE – The Stations of the Cross will be our weekly services as a focal point at Noon.   All services are at 12:00 pm noon, with  lunch to follow, and are held at Church of the Covenant U.M., 3055 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018.  Lunch will be provided for a suggested $5 donation going to Conserns-U. 

March 13th – West Stephentown Baptist leading

March 20th – Taborton Zion UCC leading

March 27th – St. Henry’s Catholic leading

April 3rd – Salem United Methodist Church leading

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30. Father Haskell is back and we are delighted to again be celebrating with him. Coffee hour will be in the Hearth Room between and after services.

Bible Study is on Wednesday evening at 6:00. With the return to DST, we welcome the return of those who don’t drive in the dark. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and salad.

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday morning at 10:00. We have new denotations of yarn and patterns plus fleece squares and a sewing machine so we can now fashion blankets and pillows. These donations encourage us to try techniques we have not done before. Thank you. We look forward to having new members and hope you will join us.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for March 22.

The Church of the Redeemer is located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. Email or call 518-650-8181.Our website is

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

RENSSELAER –  The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices including clothing for all ages and sizes, baby equipment, games, puzzles, jewelry, collectibles, wall decor, Easter baskets and decorations, prom gowns and accessories, CDs,DVDs, record albums and more! The shop will be open on Thursday March 12th from 3 to 6 and on Saturday March 14th from 9 to 2, weather permitting. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer and on CDTA bus route #214, the shop can be entered through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side. Find us on Craigslist too.

St Paul’s United Methodist Church 

CASTLETON – Join us in blessing the Women’s Shelter! St Paul’s United Methodist Church is hosting a baby shower after service on March 22. Service 9:30am and shower 10:30am. 

Looking for donations of 6-12 month clothes, diapers size 1 and 2, Wipes, and new dishes sets of 4 (plates, bowels, cups, silverware). 

#AcceptCelebrateShareGodsLove (518) 732-7754.

Healing Arts Retreat

CASTLETON – The next Healing Arts Retreat at Saint Paul’s Church 1583 Carney Road Castleton, NY 12033 will be from 9:30 to 1:00 on Saturday March 21, 2020. Treat yourself to a day of restoration. This uniquely designed retreat will offer participants the opportunity to practice mindfulness, meditation & prayer. Find power & peace in “Sounds of Silence”. So much of today’s world bombards us with noise. Take a few hours to “get away”, find calm and refocus. Schedule: 9:30-10:00 Welcome/Light Breakfast. 10:00-11:00 Session 1: (Techniques of Mindfulness, Meditation & Prayer). Session 2: (Exploration of self paced silent activity centers.). 12:00-1:00 Lunch/Closing. The suggested donation for the retreat is $20. All donations from this event support our local community – so do good for yourself and others at the same time! Healing Arts Retreats increase community awareness and accessibility to simple, practical healing techniques & disciplines. Sponsored by Saint Paul’s Church “Accept, Celebrate & Share God’s Love to Embrace & Transform the World” 1583 Carney Road Castleton, 12033 Phone 518-732-7754. This retreat’s session leaders include Rev. Charlie Yang and Zelda Hotaling. (Zelda will also be sharing the Sacred Dream Circles on Friday 3/20 and in the afternoon & evening following the Retreat. For more information on Zelda, please visit her website at For more information on Rev. Charlie Yang, please visit Give yourself the gift of time in a calm, peaceful setting with qualified practitioners on the healing arts. Find the seeds of peace & healing within yourself.

Lent Ecumenical Worship Service and Lunch

EAST GREENBUSH – Lent Ecumenical Worship Service and Lunch will start at 12:05 every Wednesday through April 1. Pastors from local churches will be leading the services, and local churches will be providing the lunches, and it’s all happening at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd. , East Greenbush. Phone: 518-477-9693 Email: Website:

Holy Week at Third Presbyterian Church

TROY – You are invited to join us at Third Presbyterian Church, as we celebrate and remember the events of Holy Week.  The week begins with Palm Sunday worship on April 5th at 10:30 a.m. where we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Maundy Thursday, April 9th is a time to remember and reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.  We will begin the evening with a light meal of soup and bread at 6:15 p.m. followed by worship with communion at 6:45.  We will gather for worship on Good Friday, April 10th, at 6:30 p.m. to reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus and what it means for us.  We will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the promise we have of new life in Him on Easter Sunday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m.  Please call the church office at 518-283-2420 for more information.  We wish you and your family a blessed Easter season!

Our Parishes Welcome You to Join Us for Holy Week and Easter Services 2020

TROY/WYNANTSKILL – Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY; St. Michael the Archangel, 175 Williams Road, Troy NY; St. Jude the Apostle Church, 43 Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill, NY.

HOLY THURSDAY, April 9, 2020

Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper

5:30 pm at Sacred Heart followed by a cover dish supper…Adoration until 10:30 pm, ending with Night Prayer

7pm at St. Jude the Apostle…Adoration until Midnight, ending with Night Prayer

5:30 pm at St. Michael the Archangel, adoration until 10 pm

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2020

Morning Prayer…at St. Jude the Apostle at 9 am

Morning Prayer…at St. Michael the Archangel at 9:30 am

Stations of the Cross

3 pm at Sacred Heart

3 pm at St. Jude the Apostle

2 pm at St. Michael the Archangel


5:30 pm at Sacred Heart

7 pm at St. Jude the Apostle

5:30 pm at St. Michael the Archangel


Morning Prayer…at St. Jude the Apostle at 9 am

Morning Prayer…at St. Michael the Archangel at 9:30 am

Easter Vigil Service (Mass)

8:15 pm at Sacred Heart

8 pm at St. Jude the Apostle

8 pm at St. Michael the Archangel

EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 2020

Easter Morning Masses: 8am, 9:30 and 11:15 am at Sacred Heart….

9AM and 11:30am at St. Jude the Apostle…7:30 am and 10:15 am at St. Michael the Archangel.

Thursday Worship Gives You Options

TROY – Are you missing church because your Sunday is filled with sports activities, or you have to work? At Brunswick Church, our worship week starts on Thursday. We have worship at 7pm on Thursday each week for folks just like you. We also worship twice on Sunday, at 8:30am and 11am. We would love for you to join us at any one of these services. Brunswick Church is at 42 White Church Lane, Troy NY (at the intersection of White Church Rd. and Rt. 351). We look forward to meeting you!

Living With Cancer

TROY – If you are affected in any way by cancer, yourself, as a caretaker or having suffered a loss, you are welcome to join us for our Living With Cancer Group at Brunswick Church. Hosted by Pastor Ted Wright, the group meets the first Friday of each month in the Lobby outside our Old Sanctuary on 42 White Church Lane, Troy NY 12180. We share stories, struggles, hopes, hurts encouragement, and faith. Questions? Email Pastor Ted at

Gilead Lutheran Church Welcomes You

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue our 277th with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. We provide God’s message, in a traditional liturgical setting, each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gilead provides a free community dinner and food pantry the fourth Thursday of the month and a “Journeys through Time” covered dish dinner and program every other month with free-will donations going to local charities and other outreach programs during the year. We welcome you to know us in both settings and renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week. Sunday School meets every other month at 9:30 a.m. An outside elevator provides handicap access. Contact 518-279-9270 or check out our website: for our calendar of events.

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