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Sundays at 9:30am

Much of the professed Christian church has acted in BAD faith instead of faithfulness. And I think most of us don’t know what to do about it. This morning we’re going to look at what the Bible says. And if you can learn the secret of how to respond to scandal and the chaos around us, you’ll be slightly more resilient and spiritually healthy. Check out the sermon notes handout at


Order of Worship – September 25th   

Welcome & Opening Prayer: Mr. Adam Vitoulis
Song:   Before the Throne of God Above
      Call to Worship:  Psalm 145:13-16
Song: This is Amazing Grace
Song: Run to the Father
Mutual Greeting: (252 Kids Dismissed)
Announcements: Fall 2022 – How to get involved.
Offertory: Always
Message:  The Invisible Church -  Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Hymn: Always

This Week

  • Monday, 26th - 7pm Women's Sewing Circle
  • Monday, 26th - 7pm - Deacons Meeting
  • Tuesday, 26th - 10am - Moms Fall Play Date
  • Tuesday, 27th - 7:00pm GEMS/CADETS
  • Friday, 30th - 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study (youth building)
  • Saturday, 1st - CHCM Golf Outing
  • Saturday, 1st - Thrift Store Open
  • Saturday 1st - 1pm Griefshare in Youth Building (information at Goshen.Church/GriefShare)

Upcoming Events

  • October 2nd - Communion Preparation
  • October 2nd - Coffee Hour in Gym: Kids Next Steps (Catechism)
  • October 5-6 - Meeting of Classis Atlantic North East
  • October 12th - Council Meeting
  • October 14-16 Women's Retreat
  • October 19th - 7pm Prayer Meeting (with Mike Jackson) Elders
  • October 30th - Reformation Service - 7PM Hudson Valley URC
  • November 12th - 1pm Griefshare Surviving The Holidays

A Women's Retreat called Growing Together, will be held October 14-16 in Ashford, CT. This retreat is open to all women and is sponsored by Global Coffee Break and Resonate Global Mission. High school age young women are included. Join us for a weekend away in beautiful New England. An inspiring and encouraging program is planned. For more information and to register go to  Scholarship funds are available, and if you have questions, please contact Diane Averill 603-401-0365 [email protected]. Hard copies of the registration brochure can be found on the information table.

 GEMS/Cadets our clubs for girls and boys for grades 1st through 8th grade. We will be meeting this Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) will be meeting in the Youth Center. Cadets will be meeting in the basement of the Church. Parents (especially for new members) are welcomed to stay the first night. Dads are encouraged to attend with their boys when available. Any questions, please fill out the connection card, or see Dave or Lenore Knapp.

September Second Offerings:  11- Resonate Global Mission; 18- Faith Promise; 25- Spanish Church Plant; October:  2 -SEND International's Ukraine Orphanage

 Goshen CRC would like to welcome Bryce James Verblaauw, born September 13, weighing in at 8lbs 4 oz. and 21.5 inches long.  Congratulations to the parents, Craig & Jessica.  To help welcome this new little one we've placed a bassinet in the narthex to fill with diapers, wipes and other baby items, or send a card to 17 Carter Court, Westtown, NY  10998-4016.  Welcome Bryce! 


Mom's Fall Tuesday Dates are starting up. Use the connection card or reach out to Maria, Christine L, or Ashley S for more information.

Starting October 2nd

Coffee Hour in the Gym: Join us after worship for coffee, conversations and connections in the school gym.

Next Steps: Catechism is an old word for the new challenge of teaching kids about faith, foundation and Christ. Starting September 25th, from 10:50-11:15am in the Fireside room. Students in 6, 7, 8 and 9th grades are invited for 30 minutes of instruction and discussion (Parents, you can download some of the teaching notes at

Adult Sunday School: (Starting October 9th)  Join us each Sunday after worship as we discuss and learn from R.C. Sproul's The Parables of Jesus: During Jesus' earthly ministry, one of the primary ways He would instruct His disciples was through parables. People would gather from far and wide in order to listen to what Jesus said about the kingdom of God, and the most common way He would explain the kingdom was in parables. But what does God want us to learn from these parables? In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines several parables of Jesus, exploring the rich truths they reveal about who Jesus is and what He came to achieve through His life, death, and resurrection. Join us starting October 9th.


Weeknight Kids Programming

GEMS/Cadets our clubs for girls and boys for grades 1st through 8th grade. We will be meeting this Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) will be meeting in the Youth Center. Cadets will be meeting in the basement of the Church. Parents (especially for new members) are welcomed to stay the first night. Dads are encouraged to attend with their boys when available. Any questions, please fill out the connection card, or see Dave or Lenore Knapp.


Youth Group: Is starting up for grades 7-12. Join us Thursday nights (contact us for schedule) at 7:30PM in the youth group for Indoor and outdoor games, Worship Music, Devotions, Fellowship. It's been a hard year for High School Students. We want to help them come out of isolation, have important conversations and build faith-based community that helps them through whatever they may be facing next. Questions? Use the connection or call Adam at 845-741-3962


Upcoming Events

November 12th - 1pm Surviving the Holidays When You're Grieving Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season. Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can't be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one's death. You'll learn: How to deal with the many emotions you'll face during the holidays; What to do about traditions and other coming changes; Helpful tips for surviving social events; How to discover hope for your future. Registration information TBA

The Goshen Food Pantry is handing out groceries twice per month; the second and last Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Presbyterian Church. This food is available to anyone who lives in Goshen or is a member of a participating church. If any of you have been restricted or prevented from working or are struggling with your food supply, this resource is available to you. If you cannot make either of the scheduled distribution days, please contact me (Dave Knapp) at 845-610-3100 more information at  (you can bring food and leave in front of church)

In development:

  • Coffee Break Women's Bible Study Start Date TBA.
  • Pick 3 Family Nights: - Host a meal, be a guest at 2 meals - connect with people and get to know them better - details TBC.
  • Family Gym Nights
  • Women's Fellowship Nights
  • Men's Fellowship Group
  • ESL Classes

Here's how to get involved.

  • Ushers/Greeters - come to church 15 minutes early and make people feel at home.
  • Kids Ministry Team/Nursery: - We're splitting up 252 and making it easier for younger kids. But we need more teachers. Training provided.
  • Hospitality Team: Setup the Coffee and/or Bring Cookies - help make space each Sunday for people to connect.
  • CADET Leader - Looking for a male leader for Cadets Boys club to support event planning.

 (Let us know how you're willing to get involved)

Church Announcements


Tithes & Offerings - The Deacons are happy to be able to respond to the many requests for online giving. You can give at this link, or you can mail in a check to the church at (GoshenCRC: Deacons 2440 State Route 17A Goshen, NY 10924).

July Second Offerings: 10th - Benevolence, 17th- Faith Promise, 24th - My Choice Pregnancy Services, 31st - Christ Health Care Ministry

Upcoming Events

Spring Play Dates

Goshen CRC Moms' Group is a weekly meet up group for moms and their children to meet, connect, play and form supportive bonds all while growing together in love and faith! Group will meet up every Tuesday at 10:30 AM starting on March 22nd in the Wiggling Worship Room in the church's lower level! As the weather gets nicer we hope to have lots of outdoor meetups at the park and trails etc! We hope you will join us! See Christine LaFrance, Maria Vortsel or Ashley Sutter for more information.

Adult Bible Study:

 Grab a cup of coffee and join us right after church for a study on Psalm 119 with MATT CHANDLER Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Womens' Bible Study

Coffee Break Bible study will begin Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Youth Building. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we study 2 Corinthians. See Jo Rowe (845-778-1335) for a book or if you have any questions. Join us for a great opportunity to study God's Word with other women. Come out and be encouraged and challenged.

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Partners News

Red Cross BloodDrives

The following Blood Drives are currently scheduled at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:

  • Friday, August 5
  • Friday, September 2
  • Friday, October 7
  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, December 2
Sign up at www.Goshen.Church/RedCross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS All blood drives are taking place in the Goshen CRC Youth Building at 2448 State Rt 17A in Goshen.


FREE Health Clinic

Goshen Church is a location for CHCM's free medical clinics for uninsured patients.


Goshen Food Pantry

Let's help people in need and care for them, as God has given us.



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