Verse of the Day

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Mark 13:31, ESV)

Books Needed


Storybook needs inspirational books for adults, mostly biographies of people who have overcome obstacles in their lives.  Books like The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a biography of Ghandi, Malala’s story or books about recovery from substance abuse, violence and childhood trauma would be most welcome.  They should be in good condition but need not be new.  Please call the parish office at 845-876-3533.

School Supplies for Rural and Migrant Ministries


The Outreach Committee is responding again this year to Rural and Migrant Migrant Ministries request for school supplies for the children who attend their summer camp.  Each child will receive enough supplies to begin the school year.  In the past Messiah has supplied 30 kits.  This year they have divided the kits into elementary and middle/high school.  Each kit will cost around $18.  If you would like to underwrite one kit, please leave your contribution in the office with RMM school supplies indicated.  

Summer Office Hours


Office hours for the summer will be Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Normal office hours will resume mid-September.

Thursday Morning Service

Thursday Services will resume in the fall.

An article in The Episcopal New Yorker

The latest issue of the Diocesan newspaper, The Episcopal New Yorker, focuses on Evangelism.  One of our members Grayson Morley has an article on the Rural Migrant Ministry, which is one of the programs supported by our Outreach program.  To read the article click on the link below.

Click here to view the article


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.

Stewardship Update

Thank you to all who have submitted their pledges and have responded so generously.  To date we have received 92 pledges totaling $150,900.  This brings us closer to our goal of 105 pledges and $160,000.  Our winter expenses for snow removal and heating oil have been far higher than we budgeted for.  Please consider making your pledge to help Messiah meet its expenses. There are green pledge cards available on the table in the narthex.  Thank you for your continued support of Messiah with your time, talent, and treasure.