GUILDERLAND — When Pastor Kyle Delhagen writes his sermon every week, he has a prayer on his lips: Lord, your words, not mine.
“I’m in love with words,” Delhagen says in this week’s Enterprise podcast.

Eric Reimer is a pastor who tweets.

He is the new pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont. “The word of God …,” said Reimer, “needs to be proclaimed wherever people are. The Lutheran movement itself exists largely because of changes in the way people communicate.”

Jennifer Dorsey ordained as priest

Jennifer H. Dorsey, now known as Mother Jen, was ordained as a priest on Sunday by William H. Love, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Guilderland.

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church will be featured in the New York Land Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House program this year, held virtually on Aug. 27 between 1 and 2 p.m.

ALBANY COUNTY — In a cathedral-like setting, prayers were offered Thursday morning for love and healing, peace and understanding.

Charlotte Palmeri played music for the Sunday's Easter service.

“Words are only 15 percent of communication. This virus has stolen from us some of the most important things it means to be human — to be together, to gather for a meal and eat, to hold the hand of a dying person,” says Christopher DeGiovine, the priest at St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville.

If the Hebrew Bible is the word of God, why are there inconsistencies and repetitions? A course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will provide many of the answers.

 VOORHEESVILLE — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville is offering these short courses:

— Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m., Prayer 101: an introductory class on prayer; and

— Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., Bible 101: an introductory class on the Bible.

Tu BiShevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, will be celebrated with a special seder on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany.


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