Church/Spiritual 05.18.23

Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights

Looking for a place to worship? A place for your group to meet? Or a place to socialize?

Call us for more information or come and visit us for Sunday service @ 10:30 AM. 

On the first Sunday of the month, join us for fellowship hour after service.

All are welcome!

221 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Call 518-477-4675.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday, May 21, service will be at 9 am followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room. Come to meet and socialize with our members.

On Wednesday, Hot Mess Crafters gets together at 10 am. Bible Study meets later at 2. 

Come to Thrift Shop to explore our assortment of prom attire. We also have spring and summer apparel and home décor. We are open Saturday, May 20, from 9-2 and Thursdays from 3-6. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on 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

Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Troy

Come join us for the worship services and more seasonal events. 

The Sunday 8 a.m. spoken service follows a more ancient Eucharistic Rite in Elizabethan English. The 10 a.m. modern Eucharistic Rite is preceded by hymns on the tower chime and is both live-streamed and in-person. Hymns are accompanied on the regal pipe organ, and Communion music is often from contemporary repertoire. Coffee hour follows the 10 a.m. services. Join us!

The Thrift Store thrives. Hours for shopping and dropping off are from 9 to 12 on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Do stop by!

Our next food pantry, which includes fresh produce, will be Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 until noon. All are welcome.

Saint John’s garden will be a part of Troy’s Hidden Garden Tour on Thursday, May 25th from 4 to 7:30 pm. Veteran chimer Andy Mace will be playing garden songs on the chime. The sanctuary will be open to view as well, with guides close at hand. The Tiffany stained-glass is especially beautiful in the late afternoon. For more information log onto

The following night will be Troy Night Out. Saint John’s will host a Children’s Garden Scavenger Hunt: Friday, May 26th, from 5 to 7 pm. Children will be invited to find a dozen statues and garden features (Can you find the lion and the lamb statue? the bird bath? the garden gnome? the sleeping angel?). When they find them all, they will receive a prize! Rain or shine.

All activities are at 146 1st Street in Troy (518)274-5884. The Rector, the Rev. Judith Malionek, can also be reached at

Blessing of the animals

Are you grateful for the dog or cat, goat or bird, or any other animal that helps you get through the day? Would you like your animal to experience, in the tradition of St. Francis, a blessing? All well behaved animals are welcome to come to the Church of the Covenant on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 1-3 to receive a blessing from Pastor Lori Buno-Taylor. 

The blessings will take place outdoors and all animals from the community and their human companions are welcome. Animals may be brought anytime from 1 to 3 to receive their blessing (and possibly a treat).

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 10-14 from 9:00 to Noon is now open. Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

At Stellar VBS, kids will set out on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the word. They will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, have yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, have great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and a photo souvenir, while all along collecting Bible memory verses to remind them of Jesus’ light!

Go to our website to register or call Kevin at 518-858-8109 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.

Memorial Day Mass “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes”

As the country celebrates Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery joins thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, honors men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognizing both active duty military and veterans.

Please join us for this special Mass celebrated by Reverend John Bradley on Monday, May 29, at 10am at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie. The Memorial Day Mass will take place outside, under a large tent, rain or shine. Veterans are invited each year to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, and participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass are offered special lapel pins.

For more information about our Memorial Day Mass including volunteer opportunities for the service, please call (518) 374-5319.

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