Special COVID Info
Due to the strong uptick in Covid-19 cases in Albany County, technical issues and the need for more volunteers to assist, we are taking a step back from the in-person portion of worship. We will continue to Zoom, and the service is uploaded later in the day to YouTube, for those unable to be present with us on Zoom in the morning. As we continue to work on the technical side of things, and fine tune how we can be present and safe, we will let you know what to expect for Sunday mornings. As for the Covid-19 side of things — you know the drill: Wear your mask, wash your hands, don’t fiddle with your mask, keep personal distance, limit your personal bubbles. . .Peace to you!
We offer two worship services each Sunday morning from September through mid-June. During the summer months there is one worship service at 9 am.
We welcome all to join us for worship and the Sacraments. All faith traditions are welcome. No worries about “proper” dress; our members and friends come to worship in everything from jeans to suits.
Our Sanctuary and much of our Education Building is wheelchair-accessible. Large-print bulletins and accommodations for the hearing-impaired are available; an usher can help.
Early Worship – 8:30 am
If you would like to worship together as a family; if you have work, school, sports or other commitments that begin later Sunday morning; or if you prefer a shorter, less traditional worship experience, our Early Worship service may be ideal for you. It is an informal, family-oriented, half-hour service with music provided by our Guitar Choir.
Come as you are! Bring your coffee — refills provided!
Music begins at 8:20 as our guitarists warm up, with worship from 8:30 – 9:00 am.
Worship – 10 am
Worship at 10 am is a blend of the familiar (some might say traditional) and modern. In our rich Presbyterian tradition, biblical readings, Pastor’s message, prayers, and music offered by our Chancel Choir, guest musicians, vocalists and our organist are key parts of our worship.
Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. This service usually concludes by 11:15 am. Children are encouraged to join in by lighting the candles (supervision provided!) and participating in Children’s Time. After Children’s Time, children can attend a supervised Children’s Church apart from the regular service. Or, they are welcome to stay in Worship with their family.
Children’s bulletins and activity bags are available; please see an Usher.
Child Care is available in our Children’s Room from 9:45 am to the conclusion of the 10 am Worship Service, with two consistent child care workers. Children from infants to age ten are welcome; no reservations are necessary.
Please join us for coffee and snacks following the 10 am Service. Follow the crowd through the door at the front of the Sanctuary to the Multi-Purpose Room in the Education Building.
We offer special programs on a variety of topics on many Sunday mornings after the Worship Service. Past topics have included a Mission trip to provide clean water in Africa, Bible/Topical Studies, local history, members’ and friends’ trips and volunteer experiences, and more. Grab some coffee and a snack and join us! Programs usually last about an hour.
Sometimes in place of Coffee Hour we have a potluck lunch or congregation-wide birthday party, complete with decorated cakes!