Sunday Worship Online & Announcements
Sundays at 9:30am


Shepherds exist because peace doesn't. Today we're looking at how the birth of our Good Shepherd Jesus brings us peace and a future to hope in today.

Order of Worship – December 4th  

Countdown: Our Prayer
Welcome & Opening Prayer: Mr. Adam Vitoulis
Song:   Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
      Call to Worship:  Psalm 4:5-8 – Mrs. Gencina Vitoulis
Song: God With Us
Song: Emmanuel
Advent Candle Lighting – Candle of Peace
Mutual Greeting: (252 Kids Dismissed (K-5th grade)
Announcements:(Missions Trip Prayer Update – Natalie & Chance)
Offertory: Glory (Let There Be Peace)
Message:  Bad Reasons for Good Shepherd -  Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Hymn: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
            Benediction


Join us after the worship service concludes for a time of connection and fellowship – join us in the school gym for coffee hour

December Second Offerings: 11- Spanish Church Plant, 18- Faith Promise, 25- Middletown Warming Station

This Week

  • Sunday, 4th – 3pm Warwick Valley Choral Concert
  • Monday, 5th – 7pm Sewing Circle
  • Tuesday, 6th – 10am Coffee Break (Women’s Bible Study)
  • Tuesday, 6th – 7:30pm The Bridge (Young Adults)
  • Wednesday, 7th - 7PM Congregational Meeting (Council to Follow)
  • Thursday, 8th – 7:30pm YOUTH GROUP
  • Friday, 9th – 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study

 

Upcoming Events

  • December 11th – 5pm Night of Christmas Carols (and cookies)
  • December 13th – GEMS/CADETS -Girls/Boys Clubs
  • December 14th – 7pm – Prayer Meeting (Elders to Follow)
  • December 25th – 9:30pm Christmas Worship Service

Christmas Concert – We’re happy to welcome the Warwick Valley Choral this Sunday afternoon for their Christmas concert. Join us at 3pm in the sanctuary for a wonderful afternoon of singing.

Night of Carols (and cookies) Join us for a special night of Carols and the Christmas Story (candle light) – Sunday at 5pm on December 11th – Bring some cookies to share. 

Congregational Meeting: Join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm in the sanctuary as we discuss the 2023 annual budget for approval (copies are available in the back).

Church Administrator: We’re hiring someone for a new church administrator position. If interested please contact Scott VDW or Pastor for details.

 

GEMS Post Office: We are happy to announce that the GEMS post office is open for sorting and passing out your Christmas cards to the members of our congregation. There are two boxes located in the back of the church and the office door. If possible, please stop by the church lobby and check your mailbox. A donation to the GEMS, in lieu of postage is gladly accepted. All cards not collected by Dec. 20th will be mailed out by the church office.

We’ve started to fill out pledge cards for another year of Faith Promise missions support. Fill out a card in the back, or do it online at https://goshen.church/faith-promise


God’s gracious hand has been on us.  Just over three years ago our building committee rejoiced at the completion of our wonderful new addition!   We were able to expand our greeting and entrance areas, replace and relocate our service elevator indoors, expand our children’s ministry area and nursery and add new bathrooms both on our lower level and on our worship level. Praise God!   To accomplish these goals one of our funding models has included our Faith Partners program. Faith Partners are a group of dedicated individuals who have generously committed to make an annual $1000.00 donation to our building fund over the next 6 years.  If you are not yet a Faith Partner, please consider becoming one. If you are already a Faith Partner than we want to take this opportunity to both sincerely thank you and to remind you to kindly submit your pledge amount to Jeff Davis, Henry Vogel or the deacons by December 25, 2022. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.  Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can be a faith partner and supporter of God’s vision at Goshen Christian Reformed Church.

Nursery Staff:

            December 4th – Maddie Van Pelt & Paige Matuszewski

              December 11th – Amber Goudreau & Jessica DeVries

              December 18th – Marci Wade & Britanni Gaucher

              December 25th – Anne Amels & Brooke Vellenga 

Coffee Hour:  

            December 4th – Betsy/Vickie Van Der Molen & Rich & Heather De Vries

            December 11th – Karen Van Eeuwen & Jim & Joyce Amels

            December 18th – Doug & Marci Wade & Dan & Christine LaFrance

           



Church Announcements

Giving


Tithes & Offerings - The Deacons are happy to be able to respond to the many requests for online giving. You can give at this link, or you can mail in a check to the church at (GoshenCRC: Deacons 2440 State Route 17A Goshen, NY 10924).

July Second Offerings: 10th - Benevolence, 17th- Faith Promise, 24th - My Choice Pregnancy Services, 31st - Christ Health Care Ministry


Upcoming Events

Spring Play Dates


Goshen CRC Moms' Group is a weekly meet up group for moms and their children to meet, connect, play and form supportive bonds all while growing together in love and faith! Group will meet up every Tuesday at 10:30 AM starting on March 22nd in the Wiggling Worship Room in the church's lower level! As the weather gets nicer we hope to have lots of outdoor meetups at the park and trails etc! We hope you will join us! See Christine LaFrance, Maria Vortsel or Ashley Sutter for more information.

Adult Bible Study:


 Grab a cup of coffee and join us right after church for a study on Psalm 119 with MATT CHANDLER Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Womens' Bible Study


Coffee Break Bible study will begin Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Youth Building. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we study 2 Corinthians. See Jo Rowe (845-778-1335) for a book or if you have any questions. Join us for a great opportunity to study God's Word with other women. Come out and be encouraged and challenged.

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Partners News

Red Cross BloodDrives


The following Blood Drives are currently scheduled at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:

  • Friday, August 5
  • Friday, September 2
  • Friday, October 7
  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, December 2
Sign up at www.Goshen.Church/RedCross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS All blood drives are taking place in the Goshen CRC Youth Building at 2448 State Rt 17A in Goshen.

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FREE Health Clinic

Goshen Church is a location for CHCM's free medical clinics for uninsured patients.

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Goshen Food Pantry

Let's help people in need and care for them, as God has given us.

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GriefShare

A support group that helps people heal from the pain of grief. Starting up Soon.