Verse of the Day

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21, ESV)

Movies with Spirit at the Church of the Messiah


Saturday, March 21st at 7pm – Parish Hall

Walking the Camino – This award-winning documentary, by Lydia Smith, follows a half-dozen pilgrims, ages 3 to 73, as they attempt to walk the traditional 500-mile Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, from the Spanish-French border to Galicia in northwestern Spain. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, the pilgrims of all backgrounds, and for reasons that are sometimes not religious, throw themselves, heart and soul, into the journey, with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Over the miles, some face debilitating injury, others find unexpected romance, no toilet paper when they really need it, grief, doubt, hunger, laughter and exhaustion. “Smith allows these people to speak their minds, and, as the journey progresses, the talk, not surprisingly, becomes increasingly depth-charged.” – The Christian Science Monitor. Not rated. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the parish hall and is followed by refreshments and a facilitated discussion. Evening ends around 10 p.m. A $5 contribution is suggested for moviegoers over age 12.

Book/Study Group


Book and study group meets Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Donegan Hall.  The Book Group will meet weekly through May.  If interested please speak to Fr. Richard.

Food Pantry

The next delivery will be this Monday, March 9, at about 11:30.  Help is always appreciated.  We are not expecting an unusually large load so our efficient crew  will  probably be able to finish in good time–and, as always, with good cheer.  Please join us if you can.

Choir Rehearsal Schedule for March

March 1 (Sunday) 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.

March 12 (Thursday) 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

March 15 (Sunday) 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.

March 22 (Sunday) 11:30- 12:45 p.m.

March 29 ( Sunday) 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.

New Ministry


If anyone would be willing to help some of our parishioners with the paperwork associated with an illness, there are a number of people who could use help dealing with the various insurance forms and phone calls that accompany medical care.  It would be a short term offer of assistance following a hospitalization or critical care.  If interested in helping please speak to Father Richard.

EFM – Education for Ministry

Are you eager to more deeply explore your faith and the history of church?  Join our exciting EFM group on Wednesday evenings for an in-depth study, including focused theological reflections.  Only a few spaces left!!  The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 pm.  For further information call 845-876-3533

Register for Church School


Click here to view and print the Church School Registration Form

Click here for the 2014/2015 Church School Calendar

Thursday Morning Service

Services are held Thursday Mornings at 9:00 am, in our Chapel.  All are welcomed.

Messiah Veterans


Fr Richard has discovered that our commemoration of the men and women of Messiah who served in the armed forces ends with WW II.  We would like to create an accurate list of our Messiah veterans from subsequent armed conflicts, if you know of a veteran from our parish please submit their name and when they served to the parish office.