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
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.
- 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)
- 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 https://raiseupglobal.regfox.com/growing-together 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 http://newcitycatechism.com)
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 https://www.facebook.com/GoshenFoodPantry (you can bring food and leave in front of church)