Category Archives: Worship

Recommended Reading: Braving the Wilderness

On Communion Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached the second sermon titled “Move-In,” based on John 1: 1-18, in the “Longing to Belong” Worship series. As her message was about belonging, for this week’s reading she recommended: … Continue reading

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Children’s Messages for Adults from Susan Verde: Compassion

Pastor Jenny Smith Walz and Evangeline Burgers, director of children’s ministry, offer two books by Susan Verde this week. For Children’s Time, Pastor Jenny read from “I Am Human.”  Evangeline reads from the book of Matthew and links it in … Continue reading

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Prayer Vigil to End Racism: #praywithusPUMC

Today at 5 p.m. Princeton UMC’s concludes its five-day, 24-hour-a-day prayer vigil to end racism. The closing event will be held, physically distanced with masks, on the church lawn, plus Live-Streamed and archived on Facebook and this website (click on … Continue reading

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GNJ-CAPITAL:  Silence is NOT an Option – Prayer Vigil INVITATION! June 7, 2020, 4:00 PM

        Dear Clergy and Congregational Leaders of the Capital District, This week, we have another destructive virus that has painfully reminded us that, for way too many years, it had inflicted undue pain and death on our Black siblings and … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation!

  SPOTLIGHT     Chancel Choir Director, Hyosang Park, Accompanist, Yang-Hee Park, and Sound & Video Producer, Stephen Offer Hyosang and Yang-Hee have continued to rehearse virtually every week via Zoom. Stephen communicates with the team each step of the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Bill and Donna Suits

On May 24, 2020, when the world celebrated Memorial Day weekend, the Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir presented the Babylon Canon in tribute to Bill and Donna Suits, church members pictured here, who died of Covid-19 in April.  Bill  had … Continue reading

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‘The Day When God Made Church’

For Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz read “The Day When God Made Church” at children’s time. Paraclete Press, the publisher, describes — “Children will learn the story of Pentecost: the sights, sounds, and events of that miraculous day described … Continue reading

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Telling the Story: Narrative Identity

In the wrap up week of the Telling the Story sermon series, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz explains that Paul’s letter to the Philippians  reveals that telling a story about God helps define our Narrative Identity. Narrative Identity has three parts … Continue reading

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WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl in 5 minutes | Animated Barbara Fox and Isabella Dougan recommend this video: “Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl in 5 minutes | Animated.” The presentation is inspirational with human stories and … Continue reading

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PASTOR GINNY’S LETTER: The Nature of Life in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Dear Friends, Grace and Peace in the name of our risen Savior, Jesus Christ! In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 we read the beautiful words about the nature of life. Attributed to King Solomon and written in his older years, they are a … Continue reading

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