A special thank you from
Pastor Blake
and Lynn

to all of you who brought and offered food, transportation, cards and prayers following their recent car crash near Buffalo. It is a real
blessing and deeply appreciated.

Prayers for Emily Kralovic who is hospitalized this week in Saratoga Springs for observation and treatment to help alleviate fluid in her lungs.

Please keep these members of our Church Family in your prayers:
The People of Ukraine
Sharon Ritzmann
Barbara Johnson
Ron Custer
Dan Malmborg
Larry & Maryde King
Shirleen Farrar

Lois Parker

Include any prayers
you may have in your heart.

Pastor Blake conducts
worship services each month at
you would ever like to join him, let him know and he can arrange for you to attend.



The Deacons have updated 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. When 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.






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


Sermons & Prayers

at 10:30AM
On October 2 we celebrate the Lord's Supper with churches all over the world on this special Sunday. Parts of the service were written by Christians in Africa, Ukraine and Great Britain. If you are joining us from home, please bring bread and something to drink so you can be a part of communion. If you cannot join us in person, here is the link for Zoom Sunday worship:
Call this number on your phone: 646-558-8656
Then enter the meeting ID: 862 5702 9475
CLICK HERE to download this week's bulletin.

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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.


"Faith without Works." You can listen to this short service of worship anytime you choose by clicking on this link:

September 15— "A River of Life Flowing Out of Me."

August 25— Paranoid, selfish, and unable to share the faith.

August 18— Why should we love the poor?

August 11— Jesus told us we must change and become like children to enter the kingdom of heaven.

August 4— Is everything Holy? Are all the people we meet sacred?

July 28— Are you too young to serve God? Are you too busy to serve God? Are you too old to serve God?

July 21— If not us, who? If not now, when?

July 14— How do we deal with toxic people in our communities in a loving way?

July 7— Do we work for money or is there some other value in our work?

June 30— How do we treat others as outcasts? Jesus has a better way.

June 23— Jesus teaches us to live in and embrace our grief.

The June 16 podcast is a challenge to all of us about who we welcome into God’s family.

The June 9 podcast asks, "What happens when we die?"

The June 2 podcast asks, "How does God judge us?"

This podcast focuses on the terror in Uvalde and Buffalo.

The May 12 podcast asks "What does it mean to have a friend? What does it mean to BE a friend?

The May 5 podcast focuses on MOTHER'S DAY! A celebration of Jesus' mother and our mothers as well.

The April 28 podcast challenges us to use our imagination to believe what God can do to use us.

The April 21 podcast celebrates
EARTH DAY and this rare and precious planet we all live on.

HOLY WEEK PODCAST— A Celebration of Easter!

The April 7 podcast is about Palm Sunday!

The March 31 podcast uses the events of the recent Oscars as a teaching moment.

The March 24 podcast
asks the question, “Do the rich get to do whatever they want?”

The March 17 podcast celebrates Saint Patrick and a lesson of forgiveness.

The March 10 podcast identifies the fears we carry about the war in the Ukraine.

The March 3 podcast is about UKRAINE! Another vicious war reminds us how fragile peace is in our world.

The February 24 podcast is all about Zacchaeus ... so much more than a man in a tree.

The February 17 podcast celebrates music as an important language of God.

The February 10 podcast is about the LOVE of Valentine's Day.

The February 3 podcast asks the question, "What will you leave behind when you die?"

The January 27 podcast lifts up a challenge to us about which lives matter.

The January 20 podcast honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The January 13 podcast asks the question "is your love for God steadfast?"

The January 6 podcast is about Epiphany and following your dreams.

You can listen to this half hour of worship anytime you choose by clicking on this link:

The December 16 podcast is all about the JOY in unexpected places.

The December 9 podcast is all about the "peace that passes all understanding".

The December 2 podcast is about hope in hopeless times.

The November 25 podcast is about Thanksgiving.

The November 18 podcast is about understanding the reason for this finite life.

The November 11 porcast is about how our faith needs to be offered locally.

The November 4 podcast is about the re-birth of Lazarus and the immediacy of God.

The October 28 podcast reminds us of the importance of hope.

The October 21 podcast is all about judging others.

The October 14 podcast tackles the topic of cancer and spiritual health.

The October 7 podcast urges us all to make the most of our short time in history.

The September 30 podcast is about the urgency of doing the right things now.

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