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St. John’s Reformed Church still open

January 21, 2013
The Leader Herald

Since the early 1700s, the St. John's Reformed Church has been a part of the village of St. Johnsville. It has survived by way of a devoted congregation. As many of you know, St. John's has been struggling for the past several years and has determined it would not, as so many other churches have done, close its doors.

We have demonstrated this determination with the help of a loving God. A new St. John's Reformed Church has received the authority from the Classis of Montgomery to stay open and continue to spread the word of God.

Local control of the church has returned and a new consistory has been appointed. The new members are elders: Bob Hammond, Jim Crosier, and Gene Wagner, deacons: Tom Flander Sr., Fred Case and Diane Littrel. We have two assisting ministers, the Rev. Mr. David Plank who is an assisting Episcopal priest and the Rev. Mr. Dan Hoogheem, a Reformed church minister, and one alternate leader in Mr. Thomas Flander Jr., a speaking elder.

We have a very basic service of hymns and scripture and a sermon to help guide our lives.

If you sing, we would like to hear you; if you play an instrument, we would love to hear you play it; but most of all, if you would like to hear the work of God, you are welcome to join us.

Dress comfortably. We have fellowship after the service, coffee, cookies and whatever. Conversations vary from sports to knitting.

Join us. God loves you and we would like to meet you.

BOB HAMMOND

Elder,

St. John's Reformed Church

 
 

 

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