"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

 Sunday worship 8am & 10am has resumed in person.

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

Our in person worship services have resumed and we follow the following 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?

It has been a long 14 months since we began following COVID-19 guidelines for worship. After considering the updated State and Federal guidelines, the Standing Committee met and has made adjustments to our Diocesan guidelines. Based on their recommendations, the Church of the Messiah has adopted the following modifications to our current guidelines:

Due to the increase in COVID cases reported in Warren County, the Vestry has decided that we have an obligation to care for and protect our brothers and sisters, therefore masks will be required to be worn at all times during Sunday services and maintaining 6 feet social distancing. It is our aim is to keep our parish family safe and care for one another with the greatest respect.

We will still follow these guidelines:

  • ushers releasing individuals to enter the center isle to come up for communion at the bottom of the steps and returning left and right back to your seats by the side walls,

  • All baptized Christians who receive Communion in their own tradition are invited to receive Holy Communion.
    Please take the intincted host from the Celebrant, pull down your mask to partake, then replace, and return to your seat.
    Please let the usher know if you would like the priest to bring communion to you at your seat. If you prefer not to receive, but would like a blessing, please cross your arms over your chest to indicate your intention.

  • 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 rector.messiah@gmail.com or call 518-792-1560. We look forward to worshiping with you, in person, this coming Sunday.

Peace of Christ,

Your Wardens and The Vestry