Parish & Area Events

August

August 15th: Solemn Eucharist and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, 7pm
On August 15, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin.  The honor paid to Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and God, goes back to the earliest days of the Christian Church.  Your Cathedral will commemorate this feast with a Solemn Eucharist, to be followed immediately by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a devotional service where we honor the mystery of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  We look forward to welcoming people from across the Diocese.  Please join us.

August 15th: Hope In Recovery, Christ Church, Coxsackie, 7-9pm
The Diocese of Albany Recovery Commission is hosting “Hope in Recovery for Our Community” at Christ Church, Coxsackie on Wednesday, August 15 from 7 – 9 p.m. The evening will feature presenters on some recovery topics with time at the end for discussing ideas for healing and recovery in the 
Greene County community and beyond.

August 19th: 225th Anniversary Service, Christ Church, Duanesburg, 10am
Christ Episcopal Church in Duanesburg will kick off its 225th anniversary year with a celebration of Holy Communion from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer, the first prayer book of the Episcopal Church. Townspeople have worshipped at the intersection of Route 20 and Duanesburg Churches Road since 1793. The church building is on the National Historic Registry and visitors may recognize architectural characteristics in common with Boston’s North Church. Rev. Alistair Morrison, formerly of the Church of Ireland, will officiate. Everyone is invited to attend an informal coffee hour following the service.

August 24, 25 & 26 Preaching Mission, St. Francis Mission, Albany
The congregation of t. Francis Mission invites you to a preaching mission each evening at 5:30 p.m. Our preacher will be Fr. Desmond Francis, Trinity Church in Lasingburgh. Fr. Desmond is a gifted, spirit-filled preacher, who will speak on the subject of: The Good Shepherd and the Abundant Christian Life” John 10:1-10. Come hear Fr. Desmond and also enjoy refreshments and hymn singing. Limiting off-street parking is available.

August 25th: Ordination of The Rev. Gregory Bailey to the Priesthood. Trinity Church, Governeur  11am  All are invited to attend. There will be a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Clergy: Red stoles. Please RSVP by August 18th to Bgregbailey@hotmail.com.

August 26th:  200th Anniversary celebration, St. Paul’s Waddington
Our service will be at 1:00 PM that day with The Right Rev’d William Love, Bishop of Albany presiding at this service and celebration. There will be a reception after the service.  It’s believed St. Paul’s is the oldest Christian Church North of the Mohawk River. Please invite friends and join us for our celebration.

August 26th: Trinity Parish Carnival, Trinity Church, Lansingburgh
Trinity is hosting its first FREE carnival from 1-3pm. This is an outreach event to share the good news of Christian joy in our Lansingburgh neighborhood. There will be lots of games and fun: ring toss, beanbag toss, bowling, whack-a-frog, popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream. Please come and bring friends with you

September

September 7 & 8: Tools for the Journey Retreat
Dominican Retreat Center, Niskayuna NY

Complicated lives – Looking for less stress. Please join us Friday September 7 through Saturday September 8 at the annual Healing a Woman’ s Soul overnight retreat called Tools for the Journey at the Dominican Retreat Center on Route 7 in Niskayuna. We will learn about ways to reduce stress. The cost is $120 per person and we have several scholarships available on a first come first served basis. For Retreat questions please call Gretchen at 518 439 8574, check us on our website hawsalbany.org or Facebook.

September 8th: The Encounter At the Feet of Jesus – A Women’s Retreat,
Christ Church Schenectady
What would it have been like to live in Bible times and meet Jesus Christ? To approach Him, to hear Him speak, to look into His eyes, to be healed by Him? Join us as we step into the sandals of Bible people who came to the feet of Jesus. By examining some of these recorded events, we can find keys that opened the door to a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Could these be keys for us? Come with us to the feet of Jesus and encounter Him in a new and powerful way through word and song. Please visit www.youtube.com/user/Bridessong1 to hear the music written by June Schuldt for this retreat.
9AM to 3 PM Check in, Coffee at 9:00.
Registration $5 Scholarships available
Lunch Included
RSVP by Sunday September 2, 2018
For a registration form Click Here

September 15th: 225th Anniversary Service, Christ Church, Duanesburg, 4pm
Christ Episcopal Church in Duanesburg will kick off its 225th anniversary year with a celebration of Holy Communion from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer, the first prayer book of the Episcopal Church. Townspeople have worshipped at the intersection of Route 20 and Duanesburg Churches Road since 1793. The church building is on the National Historic Registry and visitors may recognize architectural characteristics in common with Boston’s North Church. Rev. Alistair Morrison, formerly of the Church of Ireland, will officiate. Everyone is invited to attend an informal coffee hour following the service.  Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of Albany will attend a 225th Anniversary Service.

October

October 11-12: Amish Country Tour with Longwood Gardens and “Jesus”
Join  Trinity Church, Lansingburg on a trip to Amish Country including a tour of Longwood Gardens and to see the production of “Jesus” at Sight and Sound Theater. Price is $275/pp double occupancy and $325 for a single. For more information call Nancy Beatty at 518-928-1909.

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