Sunday Worship Online & Announcements
Sundays at 9:30am

Order of Worship – October 2nd

Welcome & Opening Prayer: Mr. Adam Vitoulis
Song:   How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
      Call to Worship:  Psalm 145:17-21 – Mr. Craig Valentino
Song: Forever Reign
Song: Faithful
Mutual Greeting: (252 Kids Dismissed (K-5th grade)
Message:  Born from Above – John 3 -  Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Hymn: Give Me Faith
            Communion Preparatory (Prayer of Confession)

Join us after the worship service concludes for a time of connection and fellowship – join us in the school gym for coffee hour.

This Week

  • Monday, 3rd – 7pm Women’s Sewing Circle
  • Tuesday, 4th – 10am – Moms Fall Play Date
  • Tuesday, 4th – 7:30pm The Bridge (Young Adult Group)
  • Wed-Thurs - 5-6th – Meeting of Classis Atlantic North East
  • Friday, 7th – BLOOD DRIVE (sign up at Goshen.Church/RedCross)
  • Friday, 7th - 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study (youth building)
  • Saturday, 8th – Thrift Store Open
  • Saturday 8th – 1pm Griefshare in Youth Building (information at Goshen.Church/GriefShare)

Upcoming Events

  • October, 9th – Celebration of Communion
  • October 11th – 7:00pm GEMS/CADETS
  • October 12th – 7:00pm Council Meeting
  • October 13th – 7:30pm YOUTH GROUP (7th-12th Grade)
  • October 14-16 Women’s Retreat
  • October 19th – 7pm Prayer Meeting (with Mike Jackson) Elders
  • October 30th - Reformation Service – 7PM Hudson Valley URC
  • November 1st – 7pm Deacons Meeting
  • November 4th - Baptism of Bryce James presented by
    Craig and Jess Verblaauw
  • November 12th – 1pm Griefshare Surviving The Holidays

A Women’s Retreat called Growing Together, will be held October 14-16 in Ashford, CT. This retreat is open to all women and is sponsored by Global Coffee Break and Resonate Global Mission. High school age young women are included. Join us for a weekend away in beautiful New England. An inspiring and encouraging program is planned. For more information and to register go to  Scholarship funds are available, and if you have questions, please contact Diane Averill 603-401-0365 [email protected] Hard copies of the registration brochure can be found on the information table.

October Second Offerings:   2 –SEND International’s Ukraine Orphanage; 9- Disability Concerns; 16- Faith Promise; 23- Faith Formation; 30-Gideons

Goshen CRC would like to welcome Bryce James Verblaauw, born September 13, weighing in at 8lbs 4 oz. and 21.5 inches long.  Congratulations to the parents, Craig & Jessica.  To help welcome this new little one we've placed a bassinet in the narthex to fill with diapers, wipes and other baby items, or send a card to 17 Carter Court, Westtown, NY  10998-4016.  Welcome Bryce! 

Nursery Staff: October 2nd – Christine LaFrance & Rebecca Finnegan
October 9th – Maddie Van Pelt & Paige Verlauuaw
October 16th – Amber Goudreau & Jessica DeVries

Coffee Hour:  October 2nd – Doug & Marci Wade, Dan & Christine LaFrance
October 9th – Dale & Sarah Francis, Chris & Rebecca Finnegan
October 16th – Bryce & Shayna Kostenbader, David & Morgan Amels



Coffee Hour in the Gym: Join us after worship for coffee, conversations and connections in the school gym.


Next Steps: Catechism is an old word for the new challenge of teaching kids about faith, foundation and Christ. Starting September 25th, from 10:50-11:15am in the Fireside room. Students in 6, 7, 8 and 9th grades are invited for 30 minutes of instruction and discussion (Parents, you can download some of the teaching notes at


Adult Sunday School: (Starting October 9th)  Join us each Sunday after worship as we discuss and learn from R.C. Sproul’s The Parables of Jesus: During Jesus' earthly ministry, one of the primary ways He would instruct His disciples was through parables. People would gather from far and wide in order to listen to what Jesus said about the kingdom of God, and the most common way He would explain the kingdom was in parables. But what does God want us to learn from these parables? In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines several parables of Jesus, exploring the rich truths they reveal about who Jesus is and what He came to achieve through His life, death, and resurrection. Join us starting October 9th.


November 12th – 1pm Surviving the Holidays When You’re Grieving Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season. Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? You’ll learn: How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays; What to do about traditions and other coming changes; Helpful tips for surviving social events; How to discover hope for your future. Registration information TBA


GEMS/Cadets our clubs for girls and boys for grades 1st through 8th grade. We will be meeting Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) will be meeting in the Youth Center. Cadets will be meeting in the basement of the Church. Parents (especially for new members) are welcomed to stay the first night. Dads are encouraged to attend with their boys when available. Any questions, please fill out the connection card, or see Dave or Lenore Knapp.


Youth Group: Is starting up for grades 7-12. Join Thursday October 13th (contact us for schedule) at 7:30PM in the youth group for Indoor and outdoor games, Worship Music, Devotions, Fellowship. It's been a hard year for High School Students. We want to help them come out of isolation, have important conversations and build faith-based community that helps them through whatever they may be facing next. Questions? Use the connection or call Adam at 845-741-3962

Fall Tuesday Dates are starting up. Use the connection card or reach out to Maria, Christine L, or Ashley S for more information

The Goshen Food Pantry is handing out groceries twice per month; the second and last Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Presbyterian Church. This food is available to anyone who lives in Goshen or is a member of a participating church. If any of you have been restricted or prevented from working or are struggling with your food supply, this resource is available to you. If you cannot make either of the scheduled distribution days, please contact me (Dave Knapp) at 845-610-3100 more information at  (you can bring food and leave in front of church)

Church Announcements


Tithes & Offerings - The Deacons are happy to be able to respond to the many requests for online giving. You can give at this link, or you can mail in a check to the church at (GoshenCRC: Deacons 2440 State Route 17A Goshen, NY 10924).

July Second Offerings: 10th - Benevolence, 17th- Faith Promise, 24th - My Choice Pregnancy Services, 31st - Christ Health Care Ministry

Upcoming Events

Spring Play Dates

Goshen CRC Moms' Group is a weekly meet up group for moms and their children to meet, connect, play and form supportive bonds all while growing together in love and faith! Group will meet up every Tuesday at 10:30 AM starting on March 22nd in the Wiggling Worship Room in the church's lower level! As the weather gets nicer we hope to have lots of outdoor meetups at the park and trails etc! We hope you will join us! See Christine LaFrance, Maria Vortsel or Ashley Sutter for more information.

Adult Bible Study:

 Grab a cup of coffee and join us right after church for a study on Psalm 119 with MATT CHANDLER Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Womens' Bible Study

Coffee Break Bible study will begin Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Youth Building. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we study 2 Corinthians. See Jo Rowe (845-778-1335) for a book or if you have any questions. Join us for a great opportunity to study God's Word with other women. Come out and be encouraged and challenged.

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Partners News

Red Cross BloodDrives

The following Blood Drives are currently scheduled at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:

  • Friday, August 5
  • Friday, September 2
  • Friday, October 7
  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, December 2
Sign up at www.Goshen.Church/RedCross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS All blood drives are taking place in the Goshen CRC Youth Building at 2448 State Rt 17A in Goshen.


FREE Health Clinic

Goshen Church is a location for CHCM's free medical clinics for uninsured patients.


Goshen Food Pantry

Let's help people in need and care for them, as God has given us.



A support group that helps people heal from the pain of grief. Starting up Soon.