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office@wpcalbany.org

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262 State St. in downtown Albany between Dove & Swan

 

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85 Chestnut St.

Albany, NY 12210

 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship Online

April 05, 2020

All in-person worship services and in-person church activities are suspended until further notice.

Click here for Sunday’s Worship Bulletin: 4/5/2020 (Not yet available. Check back again soon.)

Click on the link below to join worship through a Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/565789833

The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Sunday Worship" gatherings

Please have a branch or sprig of leaves of some kind to show and wave on your screen at home.

Children - have your Palm coloring page ready to show!

Listening to the service on your phone:

If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

  • +1 646 558 8656 

  • +1 312 626 6799  

  • +1 669 900 9128 

Meeting ID: 565 789 833

Phone controls for participants (Mute/Unmute): 

It is important to mute your line when not speaking. This can be done by using the mute function on your handset or by dialing *6 (Star-6) on your keypad.

Zoom Tips & Tutorials
For more information, look at the information posted below.

Journey to Easter With Us - Holy Week at Westminster

April 05, 2020

Zoom details for Online worship to be shared soon.

Online Palm Sunday Service

April 5 at 10:00 am

Palm Sunday begins our journey through Holy Week. Please have a branch or sprig of leaves of some kind to show and wave on your screen at home. Children - have your Palm coloring page ready to show!

 

Online Maundy Thursday Service

April 9 at 7:30 pm

We will remember the Last Supper and share communion virtually, rather than in person. Everyone is invited to have with them a piece of bread and a glass with juice, water, or wine so that we  can all share at the same time in the service.

 

Online Good Friday Service

April 10 at 7:30 pm

Join with us April 10 at 7:30 pm for our online Good Friday Service. Narrative selections from those present at the Last Supper, the arrest, trial, and crucifixion will combine with music and prayer to explore the meaning of Christ’s death.

Online Easter Morning Service

April 12 at 10:00 am

We will share communion virtually, rather than in person. Everyone is invited to have with them a piece of bread and a glass with juice,  water, or wine so that we can all share at the same time in the service.

Inspired: A Lenten Study

April 06, 2020

Mondays during Lent at 7:00 pm

Online Meetings

Please contact Pastor Bill at pastor@wpcalbany.org for more information.

If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her and it will change you too.

 

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.

If interested let Pastor Schram know in person or email: pastor@wpcabany.org.

Click here to view flyer.

Online Pastor Chat

April 07, 2020

Tuesdays 
12:15 - 1:30 pm

 

We are in difficult times of isolation, anxiety and change. Here's an opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns with Pastor Bill and one another. Starting Tuesday, March 31, you can join a Pastor Chat from 12:15-1:30 pm. This will be a Zoom meeting and the link information is below. This will continue on Tuesdays weekly for the foreseeable future.

 

Click on the link below to join the Pastor Chat through a Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/936991376

The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Pastor Chat" gatherings.

Listening to the service on your phone:

Phone controls for participants:

  • *6 - Toggle mute/unmute

If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

  • +1 646 558 8656 

  • +1 312 626 6799  

  • +1 669 900 9128 

Meeting ID: 936 991 376

Zoom Tips & Tutorials
For more information, look at the information posted below.

Forgiveness: A Lenten Study

April 08, 2020

Wednesdays during Lent at 12:15 pm

Online Meetings

Please contact Pastor Bill at pastor@wpcalbany.org for more information.

Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. Marjorie J. Thompson, author of the best-selling book Soul Feast, takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in this encouraging study. In six brief chapters, Thompson addresses such questions as the following:

  • Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive?

  • Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, or is it meaningful only in the context of communities?

  • Is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?

  • How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?

 

Using biblical examples and real-life situations, Thompson illustrates each chapter's theme in an informative and engaging way.

If interested let Pastor Schram know in person or email: pastor@wpcabany.org.

Click here to view flyer.

Midweek Evening Prayer Service

April 08, 2020

Wednesdays
7:30 pm

 

God walks with us in our difficult times. We are in difficult times. It can be easy to lose a sense of God's closeness. Starting April 1 at 7:30 pm and continuing weekly, you are invited to join in a midweek evening prayer service. This will be a time of spoken and silent prayer and scripture. The goal is to give us all a time to catch our spiritual breath. I hope to see you on Zoom. The link to join is below.

 

Click on the link below to join the Midweek Evening Prayer Service through a Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/273652947

The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Midweek Evening Prayer Service" gatherings.

Listening to the service on your phone:

If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

  • +1 646 558 8656 

  • +1 312 626 6799  

  • +1 669 900 9128 

Meeting ID: 273 652 947

Phone controls for participants (Mute/Unmute): 

It is important to mute your line when not speaking. This can be done by using the mute function on your handset or by dialing *6 (Star-6) on your keypad.

Zoom Tips & Tutorials
For more information, look at the information posted below.

Masks for Local Individuals and Organizations

March 31, 2020

Ongoing Project...

The MoonCatcher Project
 

Here's a way to help others and use time while exercising social distancing. If anyone wants to help coordinate church efforts, please inform the church office at office@wpcalbany.org.

"The MoonCatcher Project is shifting gears to address the shortage of face masks in our community.  We are asking all of our sewers and non-sewers...Click here to read more in this article: "Shifting Gears."

Zoom Tips & Tutorials

April 05, 2020

Click here for Zoom's Support website

Phone controls for participants (Mute/Unmute): 

It is important to mute your line when not speaking. This can be done by using the mute function on your handset or by dialing *6 (Star-6) on your keypad.

Out of the country? Find your local number: 
https://zoom.us/u/amMPHMSNi

 

Are you new to Zoom or meeting online?

  • Here is a direct link to a video tutorial: Joining a Meeting.

 

Mute your audio and control your camera:

  • Here is a direct link to a video tutorial: Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

  • Please be sure your audio is on "mute" when you join so you don't unintentionally add noise in the meeting/service.

  • Video camera off: we also suggest keeping your video camera off to avoid unintentionally distracting from the service.

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