You’ve heard the old saying, “Many hands make light work”. It is so true when it comes to cleaning up after winter at Emmanuel Reformed Church. Please consider coming Saturday morning to lend a hand to get the grounds ready for Easter and the summer. It’s a great family activity so bring the kids - we will find little jobs for their little hands. Together we can make our church look great for God’s glory!
Join us for our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Dinner includes corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, Irish soda bread, choice of pie and beverage for only $12 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Make your reservation for either 4:30 pm or 6:00 pm by calling 518-732-7766. Takeout reservations are also accepted.
We are having our annual Chicken Parmesan Dinner on Saturday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include Chicken Parmesan, pasta, tossed salad, bread, make-your-own sundaes and coffee or tea all for only $12 per adult; $5 children 6-12 and free for children under 6. The proceeds from this dinner will go to the CCMS Puerto Rico Mission Trip in April. Please call 732-7766 for reservations and takeout.
“On January 9, 2019, a four-day Ministry Leader’s Conference will begin in a sea coast village called Las Glorias (Sinaloa) with a special focus on forgiveness. My job is to teach the relational wisdom of the Bible on how to forgive as God forgives . The ministry leaders are converging on Las Glorias from seven ministry locations across Mexico and Texas. They are under the leadership of a parent ministry (OperationFLOW) that recently lost its main leader to major moral failure. We hope to bring the comfort and guidance of the Scriptures to the leaders as they recover from this loss and refocus their efforts to take the Gospel of Christ to their neighbors and friends.
This assignment is one of the most difficult of my life and I beg for your prayers.
So, please pray…
that my teaching preparation and presentation cross-culturally will be Christ-filled, the couple dozen ministry leaders gathered will be encouraged in spirit and renewed in vision and unity, and that all the powers of darkness opposing this conference will be utterly defeated.
To help out financially, please make your donation payable to Emmanuel Reformed Church and send it to the church (with a note designating it for the “Mexico RW Conference”) at 1150 Maple Hill Rd., Castleton, NY 12033; or donate online at https://encountererc.com/donate/. When the link opens, follow it to the “One Time Gift” option and fill in the Note space with the words “Mexico RW Conference.” Approximately $1,200 is needed by Pastor Dave to cover expenses.
7:00 - Candlelight Family Service
A wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with a family of faith.
After the service we have a great dessert reception.
11:00 Candlelight Communion Service
Maybe the best way to welcome in Christmas day. With times of scripture, song, the Lord’s Table, and candle lighting, this is a special service which ends at midnight as we welcome in Christmas.
We are doing something we have never done before, because we have something we have never had before - our new Ministry Pavilion. It seems perfectly festive to have Christmas Party with hot food, hot drinks, carol singing, and a live nativity outside in the pavilion. We will have live jazz music, Christmas ornament making, children’s stories, and more. Mark Saturday, Dec 22 on your calendar and invite a friend. 5-7pm!
Anyone interested in getting information about a high school youth mission trip to Puerto Rico scheduled for the Spring break 2019, is invited to an information meeting on Sunday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. at ERC. Bring a dish to share as we talk about this great opportunity to do good!
Make your reservations for our delicious Roast Pork Dinner soon! We serve dinner at 4:30 and 6:00 pm. Dinner includes Roast Pork Loin, Butternut Squash, Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, followed by Pumpkin and Apple Pie. We’ve been told that this dinner is the “best one this side of the Hudson”!
Relational Wisdom is “your ability to discern emotions, interests, and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret them in light of God’s word, and to use these insights to manage your responses and relationships constructively.
RW 360 Life - a one-day mini seminar Saturday, Nov. 3 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Reformed Church (1150 Maple Hill Rd. Castleton)
There is still time to register for this great Church World Service event that raises money for the less fortunate here in Castleton and around the world. (25% goes to The Anchor.) To register to walk or to donate go to www.crophungerwalk.org/castletonny .
The Walk begins with a light lunch at ERC at noon. Then at 12:45 pm we go to The Anchor to drop off non-perishables and begin our 3.2 mile walk in the village of Castleton. We will park in the lot at the Sisters of the Resurrection Provincial House. If you have questions contact Linda Baker 518-732-7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come for a super, great time in our new Ministry Pavilion. We will have fun and games for kids, food to eat, and end the evening with great jazz music and a bonfire. If you and your neighbors have been wondering what has been happening behind ERC - this is the evening to come and find out!
4:00 - 6:00 Pony Rides & Bounce House - plus food
6:00 - 8:00 Jon LaRoy Jazz Trio, bonfire - plus food
Open to Everyone!