"Partners in the Transforming Power of Jesus Christ"

The Church of the Messiah is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.  We are called by God to be "Partners in the Transforming Power of Jesus Christ."  Through our worship, work, and witness we strive to be obedient to the Word of God, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and being transformed by His holy power so that those we minister to will know the extreme love that God has for them.

SUNDAY WORSHIP HAS RESUMED & WILL ALSO BE LIVE STREAMED

Sunday worship 8am & 10am has resumed in person.  If you can't attend please join us for the recorded 10 am service on Facebook.

We welcome The Very Rev. Jean Devaty as our rector.

Our in person worship services have resumed and we follow The Department of Health guidelines.

Anyone who answers yes to any of the following questions should not attend worship:

  • Have a temperature of 100.4 or higher in the last two weeks?
  • Have you lost your sense of taste or smell in the last two weeks?
  • Have you or someone in your household tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you come in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19?

For those who are considering returning to corporate worship together at the church, there are several health and safety measures we are administering to ensure full compliance with all current guidelines issued by the bishop and government authorities. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • cleaned and disinfected surfaces, pews, bathrooms, etc. before each service;
  • each attendee being asked the above four questions before entering;
  • wearing masks at all times for those who are not vaccinated while inside the church; We must continue to keep in mind those who, for whatever reason, are not vaccinated; those who choose to wear a mask; those who have serious health conditions; and those who have lost a friend or loved one because of the virus. In our freedom to come out from under the regulations, we must  continue to love and respect those who may choose to wear masks or follow other safety precautions
  • using one-way isles and pews marked off to ensure social distancing;
  • use of service leaflet with hymnals, bibles and prayer books;
  • no hand shaking or hugging during the peace or throughout the service;
  • ushers releasing individuals to enter the center isle to come up for communion at the altar rail; entering the center steps and going to the right and left to receive communion, and then going down the left and right side stairs back to your seats,
  • communion will be received by the officiant placing a wafer in your hand without making contact and no wine will be consumed;
  • collection plates located back entrance before coming to the pews, place your pledge in and ushers will now bring up prior to communion.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office at office.messiahgf@gmail.com or 518-792-1560. We look forward to worshiping with you, in person, this coming Sunday.

Peace of Christ,

The Vestry