Across the Presbytery September 4, 2019


Watertown Stone Presbyterian Church will be starting Small Group meetings Sunday, September 8, 2019 after worship.  A simple meal will be provided.  Each group will meet three additional times in September. Everyone is needed for participation call the office (315-788-5630).


Peru Community Church will be doing a mission project of the Knit Wits and Sew and Sews will be knitting for “Christmas at Sea” a project which is administered by the Seaman’s Church Institute. We invite you to knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and heads this winter. Note no pom-poms, tassels and fringe on these items as they would present a danger to the Mariners who work on the machinery. Since 1898, volunteers will be knitting hats, scarves, vests, socks and sewing ditty bags which we will donate.  They will also be making twiddle muffs and shawls for our Prayer Shawl project. We will continue to make sweaters and blankets for the children’s crisis Home in Malawi which will be shipped along with those made by the knitting group at the Presbyterian Church in Potsdam.  By Carol Gallagher, call the church for more information.


Presbytery of Northern New York meeting will be held at Lisbon United Presbyterian Church on Saturday September 28, 2019.

More info will follow. Mark your calendars.


64TH Chipman Chicken Barbecue,

 Saturday after Labor Day September 7, 2019 at Scotch Presbyterian Church at 4 pm, take outs available and a Country Kitchen Bazaar. Adults $10.00, child $4.00, Half chicken only $6.00. Dining room is handicap accessible. We are located 4 miles from Madrid or 6 miles from Waddington at 35 County Route 33, Madrid, “Look for the Green Steeple”.


Books of Order will now be ordered but you can go online and download the Book if you so desire.  If you gave office an order they have arrived and will be at the PNNY meeting in September. Calendars will be here soon.


Watertown Stone Presbyterian Church at 140 Chestnut St., Watertown will be hosting

The Jefferson County Office for the Aging on Wednesdays & Fridays October 2nd to December 13th  10:30 to 11:30 am. These classes are for adults age 60 or older for gently strengthening exercise at any activity level, seated or standing.  Call Marybeth Knowlton at 315-786-3770 to register or leave a message. These classes are called Tai Chi for Arthritis Class.


Board of Pensions has a new person Rev. Dr. Carrie Mitchell will be our new consultant  for the Northeast. You can reach her by phone at 800-773-7752, ext 7239 or by email at


Watertown Stone Presbyterian Church will resume ,It’s Fall Worship time of 10:45 am on September 8, 2019.


               Triennium Travels

Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering of Presbyterian High School

Youth from all over the country and the world.  This exciting opportunity takes place every three years at Purdue University. The 5 day event kicked off with an opening worship service.  Awe inspiring is an understatement as we joined with about 5,000 other youth, along with their adult chaperones, in a lively, energetic, faith filled service.  The next three days were filled with small group gatherings, with each of the three of us in separate small groups, discussing and working through the scripture theme for the day.  There were fun events each night, centered around the theme for the week,

“Here’s My Heart”.

We also spent time in the Prayer/Meditation Center, reflecting on what we were experiencing.  Each day we took part in the whole group worship, and Kennon even joined the PYT choir, performing at one of the services on Friday night.  A tradition at Triennium is for delegations (groups from presbyteries) to bring pins to exchange with other delegations. Kennon and Nolan now have a collection of pins from around the globe.  We want to say a huge thanks to the Presbytery of NNY, who generously supported our travels.  Also, thanks to all of you who were praying for us on our trip.  I have seen the future of the Presbyterian Church and it is amazing!

With many thanks and much Joy.

 Jen Gardner


First Presbyterian Church in Watertown

Will be holding a RALLY DAY Sept. 8, after Worship in Fellowship Hall.  There will be information about this year’s Sunday School Program and an Ice Cream Social for all to enjoy!  Sunday School classes begin September 15th.


Peru Community Church Fellowship Center

September 15, 2019 at 12:30 – 2:00 to come together as women of faith to discuss how we can impact our communities, both locally and globally. Bring a dish to pass.**

Presbyterian Women  of First Presbyterian Church Watertown invite you to attend their regular meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month, in Fellowship Hall at 12:00 (bring your own sandwich) and the 3rd Thursday of the month 8 am at the Ramada Inn for breakfast.


The Presbytery office will be closed from September 13 – 20, 2019 . Joan will be taking some time off.  Please call Pieter Visscher if you need anything  # is  315-848-2575 or his home is 315-848-4108 or his email is


Correction on the Poem in last week’s newsletter.  The author was Ann Weems not Pastor Libby Moses.  Sorry for the error.


Parable of the Good Samaritan

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and , “Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27   Based on Luke 10:25-37


Canton First Presbyterian Church on the Park will be having their 4th Annual Church Picnic, it will be held after the Worship Service on Sunday September 15, 2019 in the Park. There will be a bounce house, games and plenty of food. The church will provide hot dogs, drinks, and paper products. If possible bring a chair. Join us for food and fun! Church School starts Sept. 8, 2019.

September 22, 2019 Sunday 11:oo am to 3:00 pm CABBAGE ROLL SALE Cost $3.50 each or 2 for $6.00, Home Made Pie $2.00 per slice. You can order ahead by calling 315-386-3549 or


Coffee Hours after worship services will make the people feel welcome and encouraged to attend your church activities. Make a point of inviting all people before or after services.