Church/Spiritual 05.21.20

Church of the Redeemer Bible Study on Zoom

RENSSELAER – Bible Study at Church of the Redeemer continues on Zoom on Thursday at 3 pm. If you would like to participate in this group, email Fr. Robert Haskell at rhaskell2@<span class=”oe_displaynone”>null</span> for instructions on how to join. Hardware requirements (1): internet access plus a microphone, a speaker, and a video camera. If you have a computer you do not need to download or install an app to participate. Or (2): a smart phone which can connect to an internet signal. You will need to download the Zoom app. When you get an invitation after 2:30 pm on Thursday, tap on the link. The Meeting ID number will be printed in the invitation.

Sunday services continue to be suspended. We invite and encourage you to watch and participate in services online at v=7viIbGsmXY0.

Please call your family, friends, and neighbors to let them know you are thinking of them.

God Makes House Calls

WEST SAND LAKE – The community of Salem Church is learning to praise God in new ways. All are welcome, please visit Salem’s website,, visit and like our Facebook Page,, or call (518) 674-3106 for the latest information. Live Sunday message at 10am on our Facebook page. Pastor Charlie is available by telephone or text, his cell number is (516) 462-4050. Let us pray for the sick, for all essential workers, and for each other.

Gilead Church is “Renewing”

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church in Center Brunswick continues to serve the community in worship services and outreach. Both may be in a different manner, but we are here and we are using this new schedule to spruce up the church – inside and out. One might say “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

Our dedicated members and staff are cleaning carpets, polishing floors, cleaning pews and some outside raking so the daffodils can poke through the ground. There is also a plan for some painting inside to spruce up a stairway – all within the “social distancing” rules. Our pastor has enabled us to set up on-line worship services, a Wednesday devotional and a breakfast with the pastor segment on Monday mornings. Our food pantry and dinners are still operating, but now with drive-up service, and an opportunity for a matching grant from the ELCA has been successful. Our next pantry/take-out dinner (meatloaf with sides) is May 28th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Our building may be closed, but we will be ready to welcome all members and those who would like to join us when the COVID-19 virus is less threatening. We are anxious to welcome all to our squeaky-clean sanctuary and fellowship hall. Please check out our web site at or contact us with any questions at 518-279-9270.

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry Services

TROY – Brunswick Cares Food Pantry will continue to operate Tuesday 5-7pm and Saturday 9-11am with a ‘drive-up’ pre-packaged service. Social distancing rules apply:

1. Stay in car if another guest is at the door

2. Please only come to the bottom of the steps and maintain at least 6 feet and we will take your order

3. Please wait in your car and we will bring your order to you.

You can check our webpage for updates at https/

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