If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument to glorify God, you will find a place to belong at Glen Church. Choir practice will resume starting Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. Choir meets Thursday evenings in the sanctuary. Our music consists of a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian songs. If you sing or play an instrument – percussion, brass, guitar, violin, tambourine, woodwind – please call choir director Kim Flander at 518-853-3088.
Our little Lending Library is in place and open to the public! The small library box was constructed by a local high school technology class in coordination with their teacher and is now installed and ready for neighbors and friends to drive up or walk up to select a book and begin reading. Books on many subjects are available and always changing. The library is open to anyone who wishes to use it. Take a book and leave a book if you wish. It is not necessary to leave a book – that’s up to you. The library box is open 24 hours, 7 days a week to let you fit your visit into your personal schedule.
Do you remember the “DEAR” campaign from a few years ago? “Drop Everything And Read!” It’s good for you!
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”
John 6: 1-14
O God, in mystery and silence, You are present in my life,
Bringing new life out of destruction,
Hope out of despair,
Growth out of difficulty.
I thank You for laboring to make me whole.
Help me to see Your hand in the unfolding of my life,
And to attend to the gentle guidance of Your Spirit,
That I may know the joy You give to Your people. Amen.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. 14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5: 13-14
42 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
your salvation according to your promise.
42 Then I shall have an answer for those who taunt me,
for I trust in your word.
43 Do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
for my hope is in your ordinances.
44 I will keep your law continually,
forever and ever.
45 I shall walk at liberty,
for I have sought your precepts.
Psalm 119: 41-45
Jesus taught us how to pray with this prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name, they kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us out debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.