across the Presbytery November 20, 2019


Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church and Moriah Methodist  Church has been collecting both money and school supplies and children’s games for a church in Freeport, Bahama. This church suffered severe damage during hurricane Dorian and what was not destroyed by wind and water has now been deemed dangerous and thus useless due to mold and mildew.

The money and the gifts will be shipped just before Advent.  The dollar amount is now at $800 with a goal of $1,000, gained mostly with gifts of quarters. ($.025)!!  Pray for our project and feel free to donate wither paper, crayons, small medical supplies and of course quarters! To help contact our Pastor, Rev. Ken Parker at or 518-592-5079.


Rev. Dick Stone (honorably retired) has had some health challenges and has a new address: Elderwood at Uihlein, 185 Old Military Road, Room 208, Lake Placid, NY 12946.  I am sure he would feel encouraged by cards and notes from his Presbytery friends. From Rev. Joann White


Attention all CHURCHES it is time to elect and install  a Youth, to attend  General Assembly Meeting as  a Youth Advisory who is able to travel  in the month of June 20-27, 2020 to Baltimore, Maryland.  Youth interested in age between 18-25  by June 20, 2020 and will be

able to commit to being away from June 18-27, 2020. Please contact Piet Visscher, Stated Clerk by email or phone #315-848-2575


    Presbyterian Women of the  Watertown First Presbyterian Church  will be having their Pie Sale this year on Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 just in time to grace your holiday table and satisfy your sweet tooth. The sale will be held as a silent Auction so that you may start bidding before Church, if you wish. What a luscious way to support Presbyterian Women and their mission projects, locally, nationally, and globally.


First Presbyterian Church of Rouses Point – Our church will continue this week by collecting for the food pantry in town.  We will be collecting for thanksgiving.  The Thanksgiving community Service will be Tuesday November 26th at the Catholic Church in town. All the donated food will be going to this event and the food pantry.

Thank you to all who so generously donated hats, scarfs, mittens and gloves to the warming event at Lakeside coffee this past weekend. It was a wonderfully received event with much fun.  So appreciated that it is going to become a yearly event.  So thank you all so much.

Thanks to all that donated boxes to Operation Christmas Child.  Due to your generosity we were able to collect 68 boxes that will go to children who will learn about Jesus. Thank you 68 children learning about God. Please keep them in your prayers as these boxes travel to these children. Pray for them, their families and communities to come to know god through these boxes.


All are invited to attend an evening Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 pm at Scotch Presbyterian Church, Madrid. This service is sponsored by the Madrid-Waddington Ministerial Association.


First Presbyterian Church Rouses Point, NY will be hosting on Sunday December 8 from 3:30- 5 pm the upcoming Neil Wright Christmas Show. Free will offering event.  Open to all. This will be a wonderful afternoon.


URGENT Prayer Request from Malawi for Tyler Holm, who fell on his bicycle on Saturday in Mzuzu. He has 3 broken and displaced ribs. He is in excruciating pain and having trouble breathing. He has gone by Air Ambulance to a Level 1 trauma hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rochelle and Mphatso were able to get tickets on the first available flight and have joined him in hospital. Please keep Tyler and the family in your prayers for his healing and their safe journeys when they can return to Malawi.

Please keep praying for this family.


Dailey Ridge Church at 411 Elliott Road, Norwood are hosting a Holiday Ham Dinner on December 8th from Noon – 2:00pm. Menu is Ham/sauce, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Cabbage salad, applesauce, Homemade Rolls and desserts.  Adults $10.00, Children 5-12 yrs $5.00 (under 5 and over 90 free dinners) Take out available phone 315-244-0331.


The office will be closed November 28, 2019 for Thanksgiving Day.




Dear Lord,

Today we give thanks

For our many blessings,

As we pray for those in need.

We give thanks

For our family and friends

As we pray for those who are lonely.

We give thanks for our freedoms

As we pray for those who are oppressed

We give thanks for our good health

As we pray for those who are ill.

We give thanks for our comfort and prosperity

As we share our blessings with others.

On this day of Thanksgiving,

May the love of God enfold us,

The peace of God dwell within us

And the joy of God uplifts us.



                  SAVING GRACE

           For food that stays our hunger,

               For rest that brings us ease,

           For homes where memories linger,

                We give our thanks for these.


The Presbytery office will still be open until December 31, 2019.  There will be some changes starting in January and more information in regards to the changes coming soon.