Church/Spiritual 11.22.18

Love Lutheran Church Celebration

Love Lutheran Church will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year.  We are looking for any type of memorabilia from past and present members to share at our open house next Spring – date/time to be determined.  If you can provide any pictures, etc., please mail them to the church or drop them off on a Sunday morning and join us for worship!  Be sure to include your name and address, so we can return the items to you.  Love Lutheran Church is located at:  Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY.  Church office:  518-477-8685.  Love Lutheran Church mailing address:  10 Greenwood Drive, P.O. Box 118, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Please join us for worship each & every Sunday!


Christmas Celebration at Evangelical Luth.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, will hold a “Christmas Celebration” on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 1 pm until 3 pm. This program is for all children and youths and their parents in and around our area.

We will begin with a re-enactment of the “Nativity” in the sanctuary followed by Christmas crafts and refreshments in the undercroft. Please let us know by reserving your seat as space is limited to 50 children not including youths and adults by calling 518-283-6045 and leave a message. A parent or guardian must accompany their children.

We wish you a “Joy Filled Christmas Season” all year long.



Free Prayer Circle

The Power of Prayer Can Move Mountains, Work Miracles, Achieve Serenity and Give You Strength. Fr. Billy Clark, Denise Tally and Patrick Clark will guide us in prayer every fourth Sunday at 1pm. Prayer is a universal way for you to connect to your soul and communicate with a higher power. Whether you are new to the ways of prayer or perhaps you pray daily, or you might have prayed as a child but may have gradually lost the habit, or maybe you feel your prayers are never answered. This group is open to all religions & spiritual backgrounds. Join us as we explore the power of coming together to Pray for help, guidance, health, healing and answers. We gather to pray for ourselves/our loved ones/the world.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED! Information: Denise Tally: 518 339-8386.VENTURE INWARD- 568 Columbia Turnpike #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance) East Greenbush, visit: www.VentureInwardCenter. com


Nov. Date Change for Catholic Charities Rep in New Lebanon and Stephentown

This month, the Catholic Charities social services representative will be in New Lebanon and Stephentown for persons aged 60 and above, and/or their caregivers, on Thursday, November 29, due to the observance of Thanksgiving on November 22. She will be at the New Lebanon Library from 10 am to 1 pm, and at the Stephentown Library from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. In addition to providing information about senior services, she is also able to connect caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other dementias to a NY State funded program that provides free support services for those family caregivers. Persons from any community in the eastern sector of Columbia and Rensselaer Counties are welcome. You may walk in or call 518-925-0682 to make an appointment.

There is no charge for this service provided by Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services and sponsored by the Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph, New Lebanon. For further information, you may call the Catholic Charities staff person directly at the number above, or contact Mary Linton, RN, 518-733-0469.  



Snyder’s Lake Community Church Worship

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. “Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you!”



November Events for First UM Church of East Greenbush

The church is located at 1 Gilligan Road in East Greenbush. Additional information is available by calling 518-477-9693.

FRIDAY NIGHT ALIVE: NOVEMBER 23- Youth-led contemporary worship service at 7:00 PM on the 4th Friday of every month in the church sanctuary.  All ages are welcome!

NOVEMBER 25: CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY – Special music and worship services.

ADVENT STUDY BEGINS (4 WEEKS) -There will be a Monday evening group meeting at 6:30 PM and a Tuesday morning group meeting at 9:30 AM.  Both groups will be using the book The Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle.  The starting dates are Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27.

NOVEMBER 27 – Monthly worship service (on the 4th Tuesday of the month) at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, 284 Troy Road, Rensselaer, at 2:00 PM.


Church of the Covenant Christmas Bazaar

The Church of the Covenant in Averill Park will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9am-3pm, Saturday, December 1st. Come do your Christmas shopping at more than a dozen handcraft, gift, and food shops. You’ll find plenty of holiday-themed items, as well as year-round gifts and décor. When you enter, get your Shop-All-Day form so you can shop at all the booths without having to pull out your wallet at each one. Pay as you leave, cash or checks only; we are not able to accept credit cards.

On the main level, visit The Doll Boutique with handmade doll clothing, the Pet Corner with gifts for your pet, the Sweet Shoppe with homemade candy and baked goods, Plants & Greens, Collectibles, The Country Store, Handcrafts & Decorations, and Religious Items. Have lunch at the COC Cafe, specializing in chili, macaroni & cheese, sausage & peppers, assorted soups, and other homemade foods.

Downstairs, Yuletide for Youth has a cookie-decorating station and games and crafts for children, as well as the ever-popular Kids-Only store.

The Church of the Covenant, also known as “The Round Church,” is at 3055 Route 43 near the blinking light in Averill Park, just west of Burden Lake Road.



Hope Lutheran Church Blue Christmas Healing Service

Join us on Thursday, December 6th, 7pm, at 470 Winter St. Ext., Troy (Defreestville). This service is one of candlelight, one of hope and comfort for those who are suffering from a loss, hardship of illness, death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, or are feeling alone, anxious or feeling “blue” or depressed for other reasons.

Those looking for comfort, hope and renewal are invited for a time of quiet reflection with silent prayer during candle lighting (if desired), special music, scripture, and anointing. Pastor Jeniffer Tillman will share words of reassurance; God offers hope in his sustaining presence in our suffering, even when we cannot “feel” it.

Wayne Miserak, organist, and Pam Martin Dodson, on the accordion, will offer special music. Healing Touch Certified Practitioners will be available for you to receive calm, healing energy.

You are invited to join us for lite refreshments following service. All are welcome to bring friends and family for this opportunity to aide healing in preparation for the holidays.



North Chatham UM Church Holiday Bazaar

On December 1st, The North Chatham United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 AM to 3 PM, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the North Chatham and Grace (Nassau) churches. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a nice variety of vendors and this is a great chance to do some Christmas shopping locally! Lunch and a bake sale will be available, and all proceeds will go to Mission Projects. Vendor spots are still available – call Lisa Herrington at 518-784-9335 if you are interested. For more information on the North Chatham UMC, please call 518-766-3535 or visit their website. (northchathammethodist For more information on the Grace UMC, please call 518-915-3393 or e-mail Pastor Berdan at


Nassau Synagogue Announces Chanukah Party

The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center invites the community to join us for Chanukah festivities at 6PM on Sunday, December 2nd. Bring your menorah if you have one and enjoy a delicious supper, lots of latkes and all the fixings! It’s the first night of Chanukah and a great way to celebrate the festival of lights and the theme of freedom associated with the holiday. The synagogue is located at 12 Albany Avenue, Nassau. Please RSVP to


Advent & Christmas Projects Gilead Lutheran Church

Community Ministry at Gilead Lutheran Church has begun their annual winter project. We collect hats, scarves, and mittens for those people who are unable to provide their own insulation from the winter and would otherwise have to face the bitter cold. Also, being collected are underwear and socks, all sizes for women, men and children. The items we receive will be taken to Joseph’s house for distribution.

If you would like to help with this project, a plastic bin has been placed at the side doors on the south side of the building.

Because of the overwhelming response of plastic bags, we will suspend the collection of them for now.


Hope Lutheran Church Presents Rhythms of Grace Musical Showcase

Begin the holiday season with a musical treat. Hope Lutheran Church, located at 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush, invites the community to the Rhythms of Grace Showcase on Friday, November 30, from 7 – 9 PM. Music from Broadway, along with Folk and Contemporary tunes will focus on the theme of gratitude. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information: Church Office: 518-283-1372

Email:  rencoparish@gmail. com; Facebook:  www.facebook. com/Hope Lutheran Church


Join Us During Advent at the Nassau Grace UM Church

In a season of holiday haste and hustle, Advent calls us to slow down and prepare. In a world of darkness and violence, the church proclaims a message of light and hope. In a world of division and fear, the coming of the Christ child reminds us of the healing power of love.

Your friends and neighbors invite you to join us during the four Sundays of Advent on December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd for our weekly service at 10 am. Held in our historic and beautifully decorated sanctuary, children are invited to take part in our Sunday School starting midway through the service.  This year’s Advent theme is based on a program written by Marcia McFee. Each service will highlight a different phrase from the favorite Christmas hymn, “Silent Night.”

On Monday, December 24th, at 7 pm, a traditional candlelight service will be held. The joyous worship celebration will contain scripture, carols, a Christmas message and lighting of candles.

The church is located at 42 Church Street, Route 20 in Nassau Village. For additional information, please contact Pastor Dion Marquit. Text or Call: 518-915-3393.



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

Election Day Thanks!  Love Lutheran Church would like to thank the surrounding community for helping to support our soup and bake sale on Election Day!

Please join us for worship each & every Sunday!  Our guest Minister, Pastor Dietsche will be leading our service once again on December 2nd, 9th & 16th.  Bible Study/Confirmation/ Sunday School: 9:00 am, Worship: 10am, Fellowship: 11am.

Love Lutheran Church is located:  Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY.  Church office:  518-477-8685.


December Events for First UM Church, East Greenbush

The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush (518-477-9693)

ADVENT STUDY THROUGH 12/18 -There will be a Monday evening group meeting at 6:30 PM and a Tuesday morning group meeting at 9:30 AM.

December 2 (1st Sunday in Advent) – 2:30 PM Worship Service at Riverside Nursing Home.


Church of The Redeemer

On Sunday, December 2, Father John Scott, Hospital Chaplain of the Capital District, will conduct services at 8:00 and 9:30. Coffee hour in the Hearth Room will follow each service.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. Join us for the fun of learning, teaching, and creating. All levels and creative pursuits are invited.

BIBLE STUDY will meet on Wednesday at 6:00; and on Thursday at 1:30.

The church is located on CDTA #214 bus route on the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. We have a parking lot in back, handicapped parking in front and a ramp to facilitate access.

Please visit our website www.RedeemerRensselaer. com. The Church phone number is 518-650-8181.

Our email is Redeemer


Gilead Lutheran Church

December 2nd, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent – Gospel: Luke 21:25-36.

Gilead is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Rts. 7 East & 278), Center Brunswick.

We present God’s message in a liturgical setting with a service of Holy Communion each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gilead provides congregational and community outreach that includes a free community dinner, food pantry (last Thursday of the month), free-will donation to our Story Dinners (every other month, donations going to local charities) and other outreach programs during the year. We welcome you to know us in both settings in our 276th year in the community and renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week.


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