Here are some updates about our church family that we have permission to share:

Jean Van Pelt was hospitalized for the addition of a heart pacemaker this week. She asks that we might pray for her and this procedure.

• Please pray for Philip Frye. He has had heart bypass surgery for several blockages at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

• Continue prayers for Rosa Ruehle as she receives treatment for the advanced stages of cancer.

• If you would like to give Barbara Johnson a call, she would appreciate the support. Her recovery has been long and difficult. You can call her cell @ 518-332-3665.
Please keep her and Earl in your prayers.

Please keep these members of our Church Family in your prayers:

Philip Frye
Jean Van Pelt
Jerry Meador
Rosa Ruehle
Shirleen Farrar
Barbara Johnson
Maryde King
Jim Hinkle

Include any prayers
you may have in your heart


The bronze plaque to thank the family and friends of Roger Ritzmann has arrived. It is mounted on the wall near the new sound and steaming equipment given in his memory.


ABOVE: Advent candles, purchased with memorial funds given in honor of William B. & Martha W. Gates.

MichaelCasey ABOVE: Pastor Blake with Michael Casey, Young Adult Advisory Delegate who attended the General Assembly. Michael addressed the congregation during Worship on October 25, 2020.

37 S. Market Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Ph: 518.762.8263
Fax: 518.762.2981


Sermons & Prayers

This Sunday we worship using ZOOM on-line. If you do not ZOOM, you may come and be with us in the sanctuary continuing to follow the state Covid-19 guidelines. Here is the link for you to join us.
Call this number on your phone: 646-558-8656
Then enter the meeting ID: 862 5702 9475

The Deacons are updating the
Prayer Chain. If you would like to be on the Prayer Chain, please call the church office (518)762-8263 and leave your name and phone number. Once the Prayer Chain has been revised your name will be added and you will receive a list.
As a Prayer Chain member, you will receive a call and be asked to pass the prayer request on to one other person.

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Brett & Pastor Blake prepare for Zoom worship

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The weekly Podcasts will continue with a half hour of worship that you may listen to at a time of your choosing. These will be posted every Thursday afternoon. You can use the links below to find each one of them or simply go on FACEBOOK and search for "Blake Blakesley" and the most recent podcasts will come up.


The September 23 podcast reminds us to value each season of our lives.

The September 16 podcast is all about the power of grief.

The September 9 podcast is designed to turn our attention to women in the church.

The Septemberi 2 podcast is about understanding the power of love.

The August 26 podcast is about how we always seem to use the name of God to do some really horrible things.

The August 19 podcast is about the value of sadness.

The August 5 podcast is about the names we call each other.

The July 29 podcast is about why Jesus says we should, "come as a little child".

The July 22 podcast is a half hour of worship to convince you that you are enough for God to use.

The July 8 podcast is a half hour of worship about the power of singing.

The July 1 half hour of worship is in celebration of Independence Day.

The June 24 podcast encourages us to love our enemies.

The June 17 is in honor of fathers and father figures in our lives that offer us a glimpse of God's love.

The June 10 podcast is a half hour of worship to ask forgiveness and offer love to the LGBTQ+ community.

The June 3 podcast asks the question, "If I want to be a peacemaker, how do I begin?"

The May 27 podcast is a half hour of worship that asks the question, "Can we be trusted to tell the truth?"

The May 20 podcast gives thanks for those who are working for peace in the Middle East.

The May 13 podcast gives thanks for friends who are there for us when we need them in our darkest hours. .

The May 6 podcast is a half hour of worship to broaden our understanding of God as loving Father and Mother.

The April 29 podcast is a half hour of worship about the story of the rich man and Lazarus.

The April 22 podcast challenges us to take the care of our planet and the care of each other more seriously.

The April 15 podcast is a reminder of the need to act even in times of overwhelming despair.

The April 8 podcast is in praise of eyewitness accounts that change the world.

The April 1 podcast is a celebration of Easter.

The March 25 podcast considers the qualities of MERCY.

The March 18 podcast asks the question, "Why walk when you can fly"
as it challenges us to soar with Jesus.

The March 11 podcast is about including friends of other faiths. .

The March 4 podcast is about giving your love away.

The February 25 podcast is about working to change the world for future generations.

The February 18 podcast is about temptation and the season of Lent.
It starts with the story of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness.

The February 11 podcast is about combating racism— the third of three podcasts
during Black History Month. It's based on the story of Lydia in the book of Acts.

The February 4 podcast is about systemic racism —
the second of three podcasts about Black History Month.

Last week's podcast is about slavery—
the first of three podcasts about Black History Month.

The January 28 podcast is about the new President and our mercy.

The January 21 podcast is about the new President and our mercy.

The January 14 podcast is about challenging our beliefs about right and wrong.

The January 7 podcast is about making sense of the senseless violence and destruction that happened at our capitol.

The December 28 podcast is a vision from Isaiah about new things in a new year.

The December 17 podcast is about JOY. Choose joy each and every day.

The December 10 podcast is about PEACE.
The peace of Christ is a powerful tool in a world filled with conflict.

The December 3 podcast is about HOPE.
Does everything need to be hopeful for us to have hope?

The November 19 podcast is about the inner conflict between good and evil in all of us. Why can't we do what we know is right?

The November 12 podcast is all about PEACE.
Inner peace, personal peace, lasting peace, God's peace that passes all understanding.

The November 5 podcast asks the question, "Does God have faith in us?"

The October 29 podcast tackles the important question,
"What do we do after the election is over?"

The October 22 podcast tells the story of Ananias and Sapphira
who met a foul end in a story in the book of Acts.

The October 15 podcast is all about shaking off the coma brought on by the enormity of the problems we face. It's based on a poem from Isaiah.

The October 8 podcast is centered on a letter that Paul wrote to his dear friend Timothy.

The October 1 podcast is all about that first Presidential debate.

The September 24 podcast is a challenge to become great in a new way.

The September 17 podcast is about how this just might be your time to stand up for what is right. It is based on the story of Esther.

The September 10 podcast is about how forgiveness can set you free.

The September 3 podcast is about how Psalm 23 speaks to us at this time in history.

The August 27 podcast is about hating others who do not agree with us.

The August 20 podcast is about acts of kindness and how they change the world.

The August 13 podcast is about being an outcast and the ways we create outcasts by excluding others.

The August 6 podcast is about how hard it is to have faith in anything anymore. It's based on the 14th Chapter of Matthew where Peter tries to walk on the water.

The July 30 podcast is all about God's amazing love in an unfair world.

The July 23 podcast is all about parables of the kingdom of heaven from Matthew 13.

The July 16 podcast is all about Jacob's Ladder and the assurance that God is with us even in our moments of despair. It's based on Genesis 28.

The July 9 podcast is about how to pray when you just don't know how to pray. It's based on the fascinating Psalm 119.

The July 2 podcast is about the arguments we have with ourselves about what is right and what is wrong. It comes from the letter that Paul wrote to the churches in Rome.

June 25
June 18
June 11
June 4
May 28
May 21
May 14
May 7
April 30

April 23
April 16
Maundy Thursday Communion
April 2
March 26
March 19

And just for fun, a sing along podcast with just music