11:00 AM

Sister Joan Scanlon, O.P., Ph.D.
Coordinator of Dominican Ministries
Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, CT

SERMON: “Joy, A Firm and Quiet Strength”

Guest Musicians: Village Voices

Ordination and Installation of Elders

Sister Joan Scanlon lives in New Haven, Connecticut where she serves as the campus minister at Albertus Magnus College. She has been a member of the Dominican Order for over 50 years. She has a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Northwestern University, has taught at Loyola University Chicago and the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and had a private practice in counseling for many years. She has served in leadership roles in her religious congregation and worked as a facilitator for groups who are collaborating in ministry. This is her second opportunity to be a guest preacher at the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church and she looks forward to meeting everyone and reconnecting with her family.

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220th Anniversary Celebration Service

A service of remembrance and celebration in observance of the 220th anniversary of the first service of worship in our first church building on September 11, 1796 was held on September 11, 2016.

Moderator Rev. Alexandra Lusak officiated. Rev. James Miller brought greetings from former moderator Rev. Robert Lamar and spoke about his own term as moderator. Members of the Session read remembrances from former moderators Rev. Donna Elia and Rev. Joseph Shook, passages from scripture and excerpts from the church history authored by Barbara Dudley and Nancy Chase. The Village Voices sang, led by church Music Director Jan Bishop.
Four new members were received into the church during the service. A gala reception followed in Conkling Hall.

Anniversary Service Program

Montage of Anniverary Service Photos by John Eldridge: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I-yTQSgMxW74vH1hENSS4_2xHXVDh2Ty/view


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