Announcements Dec. 4, 2022
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Scripture Readings for today: Isaiah 11: 1-10; Matthew 3: 1-12
To access our worship services online:
Counters: Mark Booth/Bruce Guerineau
TODAY 3pm Community Christmas Concert
Tues. Dec. 6 9:30am Coffee Hour
Wed . Dec. 7 9:45am Ecumenical Bible Study
“Women of the Bible”
Thurs. Dec. 8 7pm Choir Practice
Sun. Dec. 18 11:15am-2pm Christmas Open House
at the Parsonage. Come and see the newly renovated and repaired building. All are welcome!
CONSISTORY ELECTIONS- Elder Mark Booth and Deacon Cindy Brockman were elected to consistory.
PECANS – The pecans have arrived! Please check the box in Loomis Hall if you placed an order. We still have some chocolate covered pecans to sell – makes a great last minute gift for someone!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-noon
PASTOR SUSAN KERR: 518-366-3648
MISSION OF THE 4th QUARTER The Giving Circle
DECEMBER DEACONS’ MISSION SAIL (Southern Adirondack Independent Living)
Donations for Ukraine are still being accepted. Your check may be made out to OSRC, earmarked for “Ukraine.”
IN OUR PRAYERS
Florence Sherman Dave Mosher
Alicia Lewie Trevor Mellen Naomi Thayer Matthew Booth
Nancy and Norman Howard AnnaBelle Gutasy
Gerry Barber Diana Irish
Florence Brown Joyce deVelder
Wayne Barton Dorothea Casey
Walter Grom Ruth Hayes
The parents of Darrick Evensen
Winter parking reminder:
Alternate side of the street parking began on Dec. 1.
On MWF, park on the west side of Pearl Street. All other days, you may park on the church side of the street.
All are welcome to come worship at Old Saratoga. Our sanctuary is accessible by stairs or a platform/wheelchair lift.
Currently, masks are suggested throughout the service if you have not been vaccinated.
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
- the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion (held the first Sunday of each month)
- 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.