We’re Moving

St. John's will hold it's last worship service at our 160 Central Ave location on January 15th, 2017 at 2 PM.  Come and be a part of this service to celebrate the many years of service and inspiration this beloved building has provided to the City of Albany to the glory of God. On January, 22nd the congregation will begin regular Sunday morning services at our Sand Creek cha...
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Pray, Listen to God’s Call and to each other, and Attend Cottage Meeting

"What are the people of St. John's Lutheran Church going to do that will most benefit the spread of the gospel of God's love?" and "Trust the Holy Spirit and be smartly creative and completely realistic." Pastor Jo Page, our Intentional Interim Pastor, has been sharing these statements with us in sermons and newsletter articles - how do we determine what is next for St. John...
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Holy Week – Palm Sunday and Services of the Triduum

Our Palm Sunday service at the Church on March 20 at 9:30 AM begins festively with palms waving to commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the mood grows somber as the reading of the Passion story is interspersed with hymns that reflect the growing danger that faces Jesus. The services of the Triduum or the Three Days, is the period that begins with the Maundy Thursday serv...
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Ash Wednesday and Midweek Lenten Worship Opportunities

Ash Wednesday, March 10, 2016, we will have two worship opportunities at our St. John's Chapel - 303 Sand Creek Road, Colonie. Both the 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm services will include the imposition of ashes as we begin the season of Lent. Mid-Week Lenten Series for 2016 is titled "Wilderness Journey" Each Wednesday from February 17 - March 16 there will be a mid-day service at S...
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Upcoming events and service opportunities!

Citizen Preparedness Training Program will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 57 Hurlbut St. Albany. Albany Lutheran Cluster Communion Worship & Luncheon for Seniors - Wednesday, June 10 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. Gathering time will begin at 10 AM, Worship at 11:00 AM, and Lunch at 12:00 Noon. All...
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Bible Study and Conversation Opportunities with Vicar Blatt

Study and converse about selections from Luke's Gospel with Vicar Lauren Blatt! The first 3 Mondays of May, everyone from both First and St. John's Lutheran Churches are welcome to come to First Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM. We will gather in the FLC Library on Monday mornings, May 4, 11, and 18 at 11 AM. On Wednesday evenings, May 13, 20, and 27 at 7:00 PM - all are welc...
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Worship Opportunities for Holy Week and Easter

The Services of Holy Week – notes from Pastor Jo Page Beginning with the reading of the Passion story on Palm Sunday and moving through the services of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil, we have a wonderful opportunity to enrich our personal spirituality as we gather together in community to remember and reflect upon God’s salvific deeds in Christ. Though ...
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Mid-Week Lenten Worship Opportunities

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LENTEN WORSHIP at 12:15 PM at St. John's Chapel 303 Sand Creek Road, Colonie 12:15 PM every Wednesday in March. Worship will also be held at the chapel on Maundy Thursday (April 2) and Good Friday (April 3) at 12:15 p.m. WEDNESDAY EVENING ALBANY CLUSTER MID-WEEK LENTEN WORSHIP Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM Evenings begin with a Soup Supper ...
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Ash Wednesday Services at St. John’s Chapel on Sand Creek Road

Ash Wednesday Services of Ashes, Asperges and Holy Communion will take place on Wednesday, February 18th at 12:15 and 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Chapel, 303 Sand Creek Road, Colonie. The optional imposition of ashes created from the palm fronds of the previous year’s Palm Sunday service is a traditional and reflective symbol of our human createdness and our need for God’s p...
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January Opportunities at St. John’s and First Lutheran Churches

Bible Study Opportunities with Vicar Lauren Blatt Who the heck is Habakkuk??  Let's journey together (with Vicar Blatt) through the prophet's short three-chapter prophetic book!  We will discuss the origins, authorship, dates, and other historical facts about Habakkuk as well as what was at stake for Habakkuk and the Jewish people! Jan 13 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Churc...
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