2014 Theme

This year's theme is based on the poem "What We Need Is Here" by Wendell Berry. The poem can be found under the Spiritual Sustenance tab on this website.

Preaching Sunday
August 31
11:00 a.m.

Barbara Wheeler, Former President
Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City

Sermon: "How Can I Keep From Singing?"

Communion Service
Ordination of New Elder and Installation of New Members of Session

Barbara G. Wheeler is the former director of the Auburn Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Theological Education, which she founded in 1991 while serving as Auburn’s president—a post that she held for thirty years. She served as director of the Women’s Theological Coalition of the Boston Theological Institute from 1976 to 1978. She is currently conducting research on theological school students, governance, and finance under the auspices of The Association of Theological Schools. She is principal author of numerous research reports, most recently “Leadership That Works,” on seminary presidents and senior administrators and “Pathways to Seminary,” on seminary students (www.auburnsem.org/cste ). She has contributed to and edited a dozen volumes on the future of mainline Protestantism, congregational studies, and theological education. She is the coauthor of Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools (Oxford Press).  Wheeler is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an ordained elder in the United Church of Granville, New York. She was a member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (PCOCS) that compiled the new hymnal, Glory to God.


We have added the sermon preached by our moderator, Rev. Alexandra Lusak on June 22. Find it on the Past Sermons page under 2014.

"Prayer for Peace", sent by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has been added to our Spiritual Sustenance page.


Please Purchase A Hymnal

The Presbyterian Church USA has published a new, updated hymnal. Unlike our current hymnal, the language is inclusive, it contains hymns and songs from around the world, the psalms are included and it is lighter. We would like to replace the old green and blue hymnals with this one but do not have the operating funds to do so.  Won’t you purchase one or more at $20 each, perhaps in honor of or in memory of a loved one? A personalized bookplate with your name as the donor and the honoree(s) will be placed inside each one. Click here to download a  form for your tax deductible hymnal(s) purchase. Use it for a gift to the church also. Please consider how our church has enriched your life and that of the Rensselaerville community and how necessary it is that it continues to do so. Thank you!




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