March News & Announcements


Ecumenical Lenten Renewal ~ Reflection & Ritual ~ 6:30- 8 pm
Tuesday March 14th: Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church, reflecting on Jesus’ command “As I have done, so you must do.”
Thursday, March 16th: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, focus on healing of the Spirit of God, include prayer and ritual for healing of past wounds and sins.
Peter Chepaitus and Sr. Anna Tantsits of Bethany Ministries.

Nursery meeting
We need some help with the nursery so we are having a meeting: March 23rd, after worship in the nursery. We’ll be talking about everything from toys to staffing.

Save the date of March 31 for our Second Annual Appreciation Dinner.  Check The Table for more information.

Wednesday, April 5th: We are hosting a NET Dinner (Neighbors Eating Together), 5-6:30 pm. Come and eat with neighbors and meet new neighbors.

Holy Week
April 13th: Maundy Thursday service, 7 pm. Good Friday, communinity stations of the cross walk, beginning at Reformed church and walking to Methodist church, stopping for the stations, 12 pm. Easter dawn service, 6 am on the hill on Rapp Road. MRC worship at 11 am.

FaithWalking 101 Retreat
FaithWalking is a process of spiritual formation and deepening practices for missional living. The first course (101) is set up as a 2 day retreat format. There are optional courses to continue the learning after 101. For more information

Faithwalking 101 is being offered in Schoharie, May 6 & 7, Quality Inn & Suites. Cost: $225 (scholarships available). Look for more information on The Table.

Regular & Ongoing
Bible Study Thursday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Marian Lynes’ house
Operation Christmas Child
Participating in OCC is one way in which we are living out our mission of demonstrating the transformative message of Jesus.  This year our gift-filled shoeboxes are being used by church leaders in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Mali, and Ghana to introduce children to the love of Jesus.  Reports from the field inform us that children whose lives are changed as a result of knowing Jesus are eager to share their knowledge of the Savior with family members and friends.  As children and their families change in their ways of being, whole communities are impacted!

Please continue to support the work of OCC through prayer.

• for children and their families to be transformed by  the love of Jesus

• for the safety and health of those who distribute shoeboxes and disciple children

• for shoebox packers –  that they will grow as disciples through their service

MRC is now collecting hygiene items for our 2017 packing party.  A box is located in the foyer for your contribution of toothbrushes, soap, washcloths, and combs.  THANK YOU!

 As the body of Christ the mission of Middleburgh Reformed Church is to demonstrate the transformative message of Jesus.
Our vision is to grow as disciples through prayer, worship education and service.

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