Church/Spiritual 10.22.20

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – The Thrift Shop will be open on Saturday, October 24 and every other Saturday to allow for cleaning between openings. Please do not leave donations outside.

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. There is a sanitizing station as you enter the Church with face masks if you do not have your own.

Sunday services on October 25 are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour following each service. The church is marked 6 ft. intervals to aid in social distancing. Communion is by host only.

Hot Mess Crafters meet in the Hearth Room on Wednesday at 10 AM. We continue to make hats to donate to the Mariners.

Please pray for the residents of Van Rensselaer Manor that COVID 19 is contained and more residents are not infected.

The Church of the Redeemer is located in Rensselaer at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Food Pantry Collection Huge Success

TROY – On Saturday, October 10, our community embraced the food drive at Hope Lutheran Church with open arms!

The collection and bake sale ran from 10am to 2pm, and we had a steady stream of cars the whole time. Some brought food, some made purchases at the bake sale, others just donated cash.

When all was said and done, five big carloads of food were collected, and the bake sale took in excess of $570!

The food and cash were split equally between CoNSERNS-U (Rensselaer) and Doors of Hope (West Sand Lake). The Social Action Committee of Hope Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, extends a BIG thank you to the community.

Trunk or Treat

CASTLETON – The Emmanuel Reformed Church at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton is planning a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Bring the kids

 to enjoy trick or treating as you go from trunk to trunk to gather goodies 

in a safe environment. We will also have a bonfire to keep us warm as we enjoy the array of costumes on kids of all ages. What a great year to wear a mask with your costume!



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! (Social distancing protocols required.)

First Baptist Church of Poestenkill Book Available for Purchase

POESTENKILL – We are proud to announce that the book about the history of the First Baptist Church of Poestenkill is ready. This book, written by Gary Catlin, is a history of facts, events and photos not only of the church, but of the neighborhood and town. Gary is a well established author with several history books to his credit.

This book is being sold by the church and the Poestenkill Historical Society for $32.54 plus $4.00 for packaging and mailing. Send your order with a check (made out to Gary Catlin) to Poestenkill Historical Society, PO Box 140, Poestenkill, NY 12140. Please include your name, address, e-mail and number of copies requested.

The deadline is December 1st. After that date the price will go up.

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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