Worship Service @ 10 am:  Sunday, September 20, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentacost. Worship will be in-person, held outdoors on the church's front lawn-weather permitting.  Bring a lawn chair, or the church will have a chair for you. It will be a sunny morning but cool, so dress appropriately. A live broadcast will also be available on our FACEBOOK page (Emmanuel Friedens Church) at 10 am for those of you not ready to retun in person. Or watch and listen later on the church's website.

Scripture reading: Mathew 20:1-16; Sermon: Recalculating.                                                 

Pastor Peter JB Carman is leading worship. 

We welcome the Reverend Lynn Carman Bodden as our guest preacher on Sunday.. Lynn is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and, beginning October 14, will be the Interim Pastor of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. An intentional interim pastor/transition specialist, she is a member of both the Faculty and Board of the Interim Ministry Network. She is currently Co-Chair of the Committee on Ministry of the Hudson Mohawk Association of the UCC. Lynn is also the spouse and partner of our Pastor, Peter JB Carman.

There will be an Adult Sunday School gathering (in-person and via Zoom) following worship in Fellowship Hall. Purpose: to get back together and brainstorm topics for the rest of the year. If you would like to join via Zoom, please call the office for the link

Adult/Children-Youth Sunday Classes: Cancelled at this time

  • Discussions in the Board Room
  • Gathering of parents in the Parlor (discussion on parenting issues)
  • Children in grades 3-6: Room 117 during the worship service- with Ms. Robyn  
  • 2nd hour: all children/youth gather together for a group activities

Shaping the Sermon Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  You will learn about the coming week’s scripture passages in conversation with the pastor. Learn about the background of each reading; bring your own thoughts and interpretations on how its stories speak to the world we share, and in our personal lives. Cancelled at this time. 

Community News/Events:

Saturday, September 26, 2020: Free Communiy Brunch hosted by Emmanuel Friedens Church  from 10:30-11:30 am.  TAKE-OUT ONLY AND Clothing Room WILL BE OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS.