Weekly Diocesan Update - January 14, 2020
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
A Women's Retreat Studying through the book of Zephaniah
Friday, February 21 to Saturday, February 22, 2020
Christ the King Center

For Women of All Ages
Women from all denominations are invited to a restorative weekend in the
countryside of Washington County to draw near to the Lord Jesus Christ, worship the Heavenly Father in praise, study the Word of God in depth, pray with sisters in Christ, and be filled anew with the Holy Spirit

Featured Speakers
Beth Coppedge  and  Cricket Albertson  are back by popular demand! A mother and daughter duo from Wilmore, Kentucky, both of them are deeply insightful and experienced teachers of the Word. They help lead Titus Women Ministries, which exists to teach women in the beauty of the gospel and disciple women to give “all of me for all of Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).
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Upcoming Programs at St. Mary's
Upcoming Events

  • St. George's School Open House, Feb 1, 9 - 11:30 am, 912 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Youth SonShine - Feb 14-17
  • February 21-23 - Cathedral in Bloom
  • CtK Women's Retreat - Feb 21-22
  • March 7, 21 & 28 - Parish Leadership Conferences
  • Lenten Fish Fry at CtK - Feb 28, March 13 & 20
2020 Albany Mission Trip Supporting New Wine in Sligo, Ireland
Looking for a Short Term Mission Opportunity to grow your faith and serve in Ireland? Want to support New Wine (see description below) as it seeks to enthuse, equip and resource the local church across Ireland for radical mission that will change their nation.  Consider joining the 2020 Albany Mission Trip Supporting New Wine in Sligo, Ireland.  Here is some brief information:
Eligibility—You must be 18 years of age or older, have a passport and be willing to serve in one of the following roles categories from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at New Wine: Child care (under 5), 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, 11-13 year olds, or 14-18 year olds.  In addition, members will help with the set up, additional duties as assigned and close out operations.  Applicants must be in good health and provide references.  Note:  This is a great initial mission opportunity for folks that are ideally 18-40 years of age to experience a short term, international mission trip
Dates— The tentative dates for the trip are July 8 th  - July 19 th  2020.  The proposed schedule is:
   Travel date depart on July 8 th  and arrive on July 9 th   
   In Belfast July 9-10 resting, sightseeing and helping at Willowfield Parish Church  
   In service July 11. 
   Work at the Conference July 12-17
  Clean Up activities July 18 and possible afternoon site seeing 
  Fly back on July 19    
   Note:  Members will have the option of returning home on a later date.
Application Process—Please contact Karen Love at  karenlove12846@yahoo.com  by February 19 th . There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, February 29 th
Preparation Requirements—the team will meet 3 or 4 times from February to June to prepare for the trip. Meetings will be in different locations. 
Cost—approximately $2000 per person
Additional information—All applicants will have limited access to electronic devices during the mission trip.
 What is Sligo 20? (From their website) 
We are called to live lives that count. Lives that count for the Kingdom and for the King. As we call out to Him together – God’s Kingdom presence breaks into this world. New Wine Ireland exists to enthuse, equip and resource the local church across Ireland for radical mission that will change this nation.
Sligo 20 provides a space for this. It is a key event for the church in Ireland to join together for a week of worship, ministry and teaching.  We believe this call is for everyone and that we can all play a part in it.  Whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever age you are, Sligo 20 is for you. Whether you come on your own, with your family and friends or with a group from your church there is something for you.

Encountering Gods presence is for everyone! Relevant and fun filled programs keep those aged 0-18 happy while the adults can enjoy the main sessions, seminars and workshops throughout the week. Our key values of worship, teaching and ministry are held firmly in all our programs.
Sligo 20 provides a space and a place where churches and Christians from all over Ireland, can come together to hear God, so that local churches can be empowered and equipped to change their community and Ireland.