Lawyersville Reformed Church

Street Address: 109 Phillip Schuyler Rd Cobleskill, NY 12043

Mailing Address: PO Box 421 Cobleskill, New York 12043

Office: 518-234-2387 - Sunday Service: 9:00 am

Rev. Paul Ferenczy, Interim Pastor

You may reach a church elder at the following email address:

LRCElder@lrcandsrc.org

Sharon Reformed Church

Street Address: 6858 State Route 10 Sharon Springs, New York 13459

Mailing Address: PO Box 92 Sharon Springs, New York 13459

Office: 518-234-2387 Sunday Service: 11:00 am

Rev. Paul Ferenczy, Interim Pastor

You may reach a church elder at the following email address:

SRCElder@lrcandsrc.org

I Thank God   By Paul Ferenczy, Pastor

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:3

Those words of scripture were written by Paul the Apostle about a congregation that he dearly loved.  I think they were his favorite, although he also wrote similar words about another church but with less enthusiasm.  I can easily identify with that verse from the Bible because my name is also Paul (not the Apostle for sure),   but even more decidedly because I am the pastor of two congregations that awaken in me the same feelings that Apostle had for the congregation in Philippi.
 
Recently I wrote down some words and phrases that reflected my feelings and understanding of the character and make up of the Reformed Church congregations at Lawyersville and Sharon where I serve as pastor. These are some of my feelings about them: a true family in Christ; sincere fellowship; honest friendship; caring and concern; joyful and fun-filled times; amazing faith; welcoming; room for everyone no matter where you are in your faith journey; reaching out to others; open to all; prayerful; hungering for the word; willing to help those in need; a comforting watchfulness over each other; reassuring forgiveness and love; — I could go on but I hope that’s enough to get my feeling across to those who may be reading this.   I truly thank God in all my remembrances for these two congregations who are reflections of the good news that Jesus came to share with all of us.

If you are looking for a church to meet your needs, come and join us on Sunday mornings, 9:00AM at Lawyersville and 11:00AM at Sharon.  I believe that you too will experience what I have found to be true for me. 

Sturdy, deep green tulip shoots. How did they know it was time to push up through the long-wintered soil? How did they know it was the moment to resurrect, while thick layers of stubborn ice still pressed the bleak ground flat? But the tulips knew. They came, rising strongly, a day after the ice died. There’s a hope-filled place in me that also knows when to rise, that waits for the last layer of ice to melt into obscurity. It is urged by the strong sun warming my wintered heart. It is nudged by the Secret One, calling, calling, calling: “Arise, arise, and come.”  My heart stirs like dormant tulips and hope comes dancing forth. Not unlike the Holy One kissing the morning sun, waving a final farewell to a tomb emptied of its treasure.  (A poem by Joyce Rupp)

 

 

 

 

 

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