We are glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at our summer home, the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 430 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Feel free to stop in at the church office, where you can find me almost any weekday morning.
-- Rev. Jeffrey Gargano
Our summer worship series, "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship," which began July 3, continues at 10 a.m. July 31 at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, when we will be joined by Jessy Leung (pictured), who will play the traditional Chinese Guzheng. Different styles of music are being featured for seven weeks, to help all present to experience the liturgy and the Word in a new and innovative way. Everyone is welcome.
SCHEDULE Dates remaining are:
7/31 JESSY LEUNG - Chinese Guzheng
8/7 BARYNYA - Russian/Ukrainian balalaika trio
8/14 ERIN HILL - Harpist/singer
In his recent newsletter, the Rev. Jeff Gargano announced the sale of one building and purchase of another. The property for sale is the manse, in Philips Manor. ""This home has not been occupied by a pastor for nearly ten years," he wrote. "This is in keeping with the trend away from pastors living in church housing. As you might imagine, pastors today prefer to be in a position to live in their own homes." The church will purchase a house at 4 Dell Street, better known as the William Smith Memorial Building directly across the street from the Citgo station, just across the Pocantico River from the Old Dutch Church. "Our plan in purchasing this property is to convert it to classrooms for our children, meeting rooms, an Old Dutch Church Welcome Center, a preparation space for brides, bathrooms and a much better venue for the Old Dutch Fest," the pastor wrote. As soon as the transaction is complete, the church will begin the necessary renovations.
An excited group of teens have arrived in Haiti, ready to serve. Pastor Jeff, who is accompanying them on a weeklong mission trip to this impoverished country, sends his thanks to all who have supported the team with prayer, word, and financial help, and asks the congregation to keep them in prayer throughout the week. The host ministry, Helping Hands for Haiti, is supported by many Reformed, Christian Reformed and Lutheran churches in the Midwest. Our team's job will be to cover dirt floors in houses with permanent concrete flooring. Pictured (left to right): Pastor Jeff, Tesher Zafrin, Jack Steuer, Owen Steele, Matt Bischof, Nathan Gargano, Kevon Lewis, Hunter Burnett, Juliette Phillips and Katie Miles.