Church/Spiritual 04.04.19

Brunswick Church Community Tent Sale

Brunswick Church is sponsoring a Tent & Bake Sale on Friday, April 12 – noon to 6 pm; and Saturday, April 13 – 9 am to 3 pm. The proceeds of this sale will benefit the Regional Food Bank’s Backpack Program. The sale will be held at Brunswick Church, Rt. 351 and White Church Rd. Items may be donated for the sale April 11 – 2 pm to 7 pm, and April 12 – 8 am to noon.


Center Brunswick UM Church announces Lenten and Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, April 7, 9:30 am We will receive confirmation students into the church – special Bell Music

Sunday, April 14, 9:30 am Palm Sunday – The Passion Story with Bell and Vocal Choirs

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service

Friday, April 19, 1-3 pm the Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation

Sunday, April 21 Easter – 6:00 am, Sunrise Service on the parsonage lawn, located to the left at the end of the parking lot, followed by Continental Breakfast for all in the parsonage. Easter Celebration at 9:30 am with Bell and Vocal choirs followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the Church Lawn at 11:00 am.


Our Parishes Welcome You to Join Us for Holy Week and Easter Services 2019

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.

PALM SUNDAY, 4/14/19
Passion of the Lord
4pm Vigil on Saturday, 8:30am & 10:30am on Sunday at Sacred Heart
4pm Vigil on Saturday, 9am & 11:30 am on Sunday at St. Jude the Apostle
5:15 pm Vigil on Saturday, 7:30 am & 10:15 am on Sunday at St. Michael the Archangel

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, followed by a covered dish supper…adoration until 10 pm

GOOD FRIDAY, 4/19/19
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

Passion of Our Lord
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 Morning Masses: 8am, 9:30 and 11:15 am at Sacred Heart….
9 & 11:30 at St. Jude the Apostle…7:30 am and 10:15 am at St. Michael the Archangel.


Invitation to Franklin Graham DECISION AMERICA

Franklin Graham DECISION AMERICA will be at 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Eastern States Expo, Springfield, MA.   Bring your family and friends to an exciting evening featuring prayer, live music, fireworks, and a message of hope from Franklin Graham.  Admission is FREE.  A bus sponsored by the West Stephentown Baptist Church is being provided for $20.00 per person. Please contact Dave Cobden at 518-674-2641 or email:

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Worship at the church by the lake

Need a make-over? Then stop in for a faith-lift!

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.


Love Lutheran Church

We invite you to join us in our worship service each Sunday morning.  We believe that there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met yet. Our prayer is that our service is a source of blessing and encouragement to you.

Pastor Dietsche will be leading our service once again on April 7th.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Bible Study/Confirmation/ Sunday School: 9:00 am, Worship: 10:00 am, Fellowship: 11:00 am.


Join Us During Lent at Nassau Grace UM Church

This Lenten season we reflect on our call to faith, hope and love as we work to turn these into realities. Through prayer and meditation, we seek and practice forgiveness and grace throughout the Lenten season. Join us as we will gather each Sunday at 10 am in our traditional 19th century New England sanctuary as follows:

April 7th Prayer. Contemplation. Meditation.

Word of the Week: Prayer

April 14th Palm Sunday Celebration

Holy Week: April 18th. Maundy Thursday Covered Dish 6:30, service at 7 pm.

April 21st Earth Day Easter: For the Healing of Creation.

Children are invited to take part in our Sunday School starting midway through the service. The church is located at 42 Church Street (Route 20), in Nassau Village. We practice a progressive-inclusive theology with the focus of “First do no harm. Do good. Love God and neighbor as yourself.”

For information, call Pastor Dion Marquit, MDiv., MEd. Phone: 518-915-3393 and check out our Facebook page: Grace United Methodist Church, Nassau, NY.



Hope United Methodist Church Takes You on a Journey to Easter

Everyone is invited to take a Journey to Easter during the 10:30 Sunday morning worship on Palm Sunday, April 14th. The service is interactive and intergenerational allowing adults and children to enter into the events of Holy Week. Watch Jesus enter Jerusalem. Taste the foods of Passover and join Jesus and his disciples in the Lord’s Supper, hear from the prisoner who escaped execution because Jesus took the cross that had been built for him.
The evening Palm Sunday service at 5:30 will feature a reading if the Passion and Holy Communion.
A Seder meal will be held at 5:30 on Holy Thursday. Reservations are required (518) 279-1403.
On Good Friday from 12:00 -3:00 the worship center will be open for quiet reflection.
Greet Easter morning at 6:30 a.m. with Pastor Dave Martin as he grills fish and interprets the Easter story.
At 10:30 raise your voice in praise and song as we greet the risen Lord.

Hope UMC’s Worship Center is located at the corner of 566 Brunswick Road, Troy, at the corner of Garfield Road and Route 2 in Eagle Mills (Town of Brunswick).


Church of the Redeemer

On April 7, Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30, followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. We invite you to learn, teach, enjoy crochet, knitting, etc.

BIBLE STUDY is at 6:00 on Wednesday in the Hearth Room. Come at 5:30 for pizza before our study of biblical locations and their significance.

The Church of the Redeemer is located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicapped parking and a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. Our email is RedeemerRensselaer@gmail. com. Our website is www.RedeemerRensselaer. com. The Church phone number is 518-650-8181.


Blooming Grove Reformed Church installs new Minister, Rev. Paige A. Convis

The Albany Classis of the Reformed Church in America is very pleased to formally install a Minister of Word and Sacrament, the Reverend Paige A. Convis at Blooming Grove Reformed Church at 4:00 pm on Sunday, the 14th of April, at 706 Bloomingrove Drive in Defreestville. A buffet will be served following the service. Please RSVP by leaving a message on the church office phone: 518-286-2910.

Reverend Convis earned her Master of Divinity at Western Theological Seminary. She also continues to serve as pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill.

Reverend Convis is committed to communicating the love of God through listening to and offering compassion to the people she meets.

Blooming Grove Reformed Church is a part of the body of Jesus Christ. As members of Christ’s body, we seek to faithfully serve our Savior today through worship, fellowship, and service. Our mission extends from our own neighborhood and community into various areas of the United States and around the world.

All people are welcome at our worship services, which begin at 9:00 am. Sunday School for children ages 3-18 begins at 9:15 am. The church is located at 706 Bloomingrove Drive in Defreestville, NY, off Route 4, across from the CDTA Park and Ride parking Lot (use Bus #224). Parking is available next to the church. The church website is

Blooming Grove Reformed Church Holy Week Services

Blooming Grove Reformed Church Minister, Reverend Paige A. Convis, leads Holy Week Services

Sunday, 14 April, at 9:00 am: Palm Sunday Worship Service.

Friday, 19 April at 7:00 pm: Good Friday Service.

Sunday, 21 April: Easter Sunday Worship Services:

7:00 am: Sunrise Service at Blooming Grove Cemetery on Route 4.

9:00 am: Easter Worship Service.

All people are welcome at our worship services, which begin at 9:00 am.

Sunday School for children ages 3-18 begins at 9:15 am. Note: there will NOT be Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

The church is located at 706 Bloomingrove Drive in Defreestville, NY, off Route 4, across from the CDTA Park and Ride parking Lot (use Bus #224). Parking is available next to the church. The church website is


Easter Services Schedule for 2019

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill will hold the 2019 Easter services at the following times and places:

Psalm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poestenkill, 9 am; and at Faith Lutheran Church, Troy, 11 am.

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Road, Troy, at 7 pm

Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, at 7 pm

A Children’s “Easter is Coming” Celebration, Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, beginning at 1 pm until 2:30 pm at the church. All children are welcome.

Easter Sunday Service, April 21, 2019, at both churches, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poestenkill beginning at 9 am and Faith Lutheran Church, Troy, beginning at 11 am.


Join Us at Gilead Lutheran Church

Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding communities 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 last Thursday of the month, Story Dinners every other month with free-will donations going to local charities and other outreach programs during the year. Our next event is an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th, at 10:00. Bring the children for some Spring fun! We welcome you to know us in both settings and renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week. Unfortunately, our elevator is currently out of service, but we are working on its renewal. Contact 518-279-9270. And check out our new web site (currently under construction):


First United Methodist Church April Events

1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061

Phone: 518-477-9693     Email:   Website:

EVERY SUNDAY – Worship services at 8:30 AM in the multi-purpose room; at 9:30 AM in the sanctuary; and at 1:00 PM at Hawthorne Ridge Independent Living, 30 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

Also, on the FIRST Sunday of each month, there is a worship service at 2:30 PM at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 90 North Main St., Castleton, NY 12033.  The next one is on April 7.

Tuesday, April 23 – Worship Service at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, 284 Troy Rd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, at 2:00 PM.

Friday, April 26 – “Friday Night Alive” (Youth-led Contemporary Worship) at 7:00 PM; followed by UMYF Game Night at 7:30 PM


First United Methodist Church

Holy Week Services

1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061

Phone: 518-477-9693     Email:   Website:

Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday 8:30 Early Service, 9:15 Sunday School Palm Parade, 9:30 Worship Service and “Super” Sunday School, 1:00 service at Hawthorne Ridge

Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7:00, Holy Thursday Worship Service

Friday, April 19, Good Friday at a special service the Sanctuary Choir will present the cantata “Colors of Grace:  Lessons for Lent”

April 21 Easter

Sunrise Service at 6:30 am in the outdoor chapel (weather permitting)

No 8:30 am Early Service this morning.

9:30 am Morning Worship Service

11:00 am Morning Worship Service

1:00 pm Hawthorne Ridge Worship Service

April 28, 2nd Sunday of Easter, we resume our regular Sunday morning worship schedule.


St. Henry’s Lent/Easter Schedule

39 Old Rte 66, Averill Park, NY 12018
Phone(518) 674-3818

Communal Penance Service
Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:00 P.M.

Holy Thursday
Pot Luck Supper at 6:00 P.M.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 18th, at 7:30 P.M.

Good Friday
Cross Walk at 9:00 A.M.
Stations of the Cross at 3:00 P.M.
Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord
Friday, April 19th, at 7:30 P.M.

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Service
Saturday, April 20th, at 7:30 P.M.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21st,
8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 A.M.


Holy Week Services at Third Presbyterian Church

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 14th at 10:30 a.m. where we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 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 19th, 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 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Childcare is offered for children under 5. Please call the church office at 518-283-2420 for more information.

We wish you and your family a blessed Easter season!


Lenten Adult Sunday School at Hope Lutheran

During the Sundays of the Lenten season, Hope Lutheran Church, will hold a Sunday School Lenten Program for Adults at 9 AM, prior to the 10 AM service. Bring your own bible or one will be provided. Join us as we learn more about God’s word to make our lives stronger and enable us to go into the community and help others as God wishes.

Hope Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush, offers a spiritual home open to all with Sunday Communion service at 10 AM, followed by coffee hour. Child care is available. Sunday School for children meets Sunday evenings. Bible Study group meets at noon every Wednesday and prayer group gathers at 1:45 PM second and fourth Wednesdays, with additional meditation and wellness programs offered.

For more information:

Church Office: 518-283-1372
Web site:
FaceBook: Lutheran N Greenbush


Grace Fellowship Easter Services

Easter services at Grace Fellowship/Latham, 20 Delatour Rd., Watervliet; 8:30, 10 and 11:30am.

Grace Fellowship/Greenbush, 73 Troy Rd, East Greenbush; 9 and 11am.


Emmanuel Reformed Church Easter Schedule

Maundy Thursday Worship, 4/18, 7:00 pm

Good Friday Cross Walk, 4/19, 12:00 pm, begins at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Easter Egg Hunt, 4/20, 10:00 am

Sunrise Service, 4/21, 6:00 am, Horizon View Cemetery, Castleton

Resurrection Worship, 4/21, 9:30 am

All of the events occur at Emmanuel Reformed Church, 1150 Maple Hill Rd., Castleton, unless otherwise noted. Call 518-732-7766 for more information or go to

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