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

Congratulations to Tamara Healy and Tim Flint! They celebrated their wedding vows this past Sunday, July 18. Pastor Blake officiated— our support and God's blessings go with them.

Shirleen Farrar sends her greetings to all of you in the church as she continues her recovery at home. She and her dog Frankie really enjoyed the picnic lunch we delivered on the 4th of July.

• Prayers for Jean Van Pelt who is celebrating that her most recent eye doctor visit was successful and she will not need surgery this month.

Please pray for Donna Chizek and Ron as Donna's sister Shirley recently passed away. It is always so hard to say goodbye.

Please continue your prayers for Rosa Ruehle for several health concerns.

• Barbara Johnson continues her recovery now at home. Please keep her and Earl in your prayers.

• We met a young woman in our community who is in need of housekeeping jobs.
If you would like to hire a housekeeper for any length of time or for just a one time cleaning please call Pastor Blake for information.

• We continue our prayers for all the families in Florida grieving after the collapse of the apartment building in Miami. Prayers also for the emergency workers and their tireless efforts.

• Prayers for the members of the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church. After 180 years of ministry in that community, the church celebrated its final worship service on June 27.

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

Rosa Ruehle
Shirleen Farrar
Janice Vertucci
Sharon Ritzmann
Maryde King
Barbara Johnson
Roseanne Frye
Carol Hadcock
Donna Chizek

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you may have in your heart


• The bronze plaque to thank the family and friends of Roger Ritzmann has arrived. It will be 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.

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Johnstown, NY 12095
Ph: 518.762.8263
Fax: 518.762.2981


Sermons & Prayers

At 10:30 am we host ZOOM Worship on-line. If you do not ZOOM, you may come and be with us in the sanctuary with masks on, and at least 10 feet apart from each other. 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
CLICK HERE for the 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.


This week's podcast is a half hour of worship to convince you that you are enough for God to use. You can click on this link to hear the podcast at your own convenient time.

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