Worship (including most recent service)



Our most recent service
Sunday, 18 Sep 2022 on [Facebook] or [YouTube]


Announcements for Sept. 25, 2022
 
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Scripture Readings for today: 1 Timothy 6: 6-19; Luke 16: 19-31
To access our worship services online:
Facebook.com/oldsaratogareformedchurch or http://old-saratoga.rcachurches.org
Counters: Cindy Brockman/Mark Booth
 
COMING UP
Tues. Sept. 27 9:30am Coffee Hour
Wed. Sept. 28 9:45am Ecumenical Bible Study Reading the Book of Joshua
Thurs. Sept. 29 7pm Choir Practice
Sun. Oct. 2 – 3pm Blessing of the Animals-On the front portico of the church Bring your pets!
Sun. Nov. 13 3pm Commissioning of Pastor Susan Kerr
 
OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-noon
MISSION OF THE 3rd QUARTER Things of My Very Own
SEPTEMBER DEACONS’ MISSION Rebuilding Together
 
Donations for Ukraine are still being accepted. Your check may be made out to OSRC, earmarked for “Ukraine.”
 
PASTOR SUSAN KERR: 518-366-3648
SYMPATHY: to the family and friends of Bill Whitehouse, who died on September 22, following a long illness. Condolences may be sent to the Whitehouse Family at
545 Mountain Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.
 
IN OUR PRAYERS
Grayson Helwig Florence Sherman Alicia Lewie
Paulette Foote Trevor Mellen Naomi Thayer
Nancy and Norman Howard AnnaBelle Gutasy
Gerry Barber Diana Irish Florence Brown
Karen Flewelling Gene Usher Whitehouse Family
Wayne Barton Walter Grom Ruth Hayes
Matthew Booth


Links to Videos of our Past Services




All are welcome to come worship at Old Saratoga.  Our sanctuary is accessible by stairs or a platform/wheelchair lift.

Currently, masks are required throughout the service.

The worship service begins at 10 A.M. and normally lasts for one hour.  An order of worship is available from the ushers and visitors may sit anywhere in the sanctuary.

The service is normally led by our Pastor, an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament.  We are currently without an installed Pastor.  Services are now being led by ordained Elders and Deacons and also Ministers from other congregations.

Children are welcome to sit with their parents.  There are currently no Sunday School classes.

A weekly scripture lesson usually follows the Lectionary – a three-year cycle of scripture readings used by many denominations throughout the world.  Scripture is usually read by a reader scheduled in advance.

Hymns and prayers, scripture reading and sermon, an offering, and anthem sung by the choir are all regularly part of the service.

Our traditional order of worship (liturgy) is divided into three parts which emphasize preparation, hearing and response to the Word of God.

Two sacraments celebrated are

  1. the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion (held the first Sunday of each month)
  2. the Sacrament of Baptism upon request for people of all ages.

The worship year begins four weeks before Christmas with the season of Advent.  Following Christmas the seasons of Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost are arranged to follow the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.