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The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients.

This Sunday, July 6, we celebrate Independence Day as our nation continues to struggle to find the balance between the modulation of fear and the maintenance of freedom. Fr. Scherck will exposit the given texts for 4 Pentecost .

GUILDERLAND — W. Brian Barr, president of Senior Hope Counseling Inc., was selected as the 2014 recipient for the Third Age Achievement Award for Health and Human Services.

GUILDERLAND — Sunday, June 29, Father Steven Scherck, the rector of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, will be speaking on “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ.” His message will follow the prescribed texts for 3 Pentecost and will highlight several ways in which the blessings of God may be received.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont summer schedule:

— The summer worship schedule is one service at 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday, June 29, the sermon is titled “Peter and Paul: Apostolic Odd Couple.”

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