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," begins July 3 at 10 a.m. at the Old Dutch Church. That day we will be joined by Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express (pictured), who will play traditional country and spiritual American roots music. Afterward, please join us outside the church for an ice cream social and more music by HVBE. On subsequent Sundays, different styles of music will be featured, to help all present to experience the liturgy and the Word in a new and innovative way.
7/3 HUDSON VALLEY BLUEGRASS EXPRESS / ice cream social
7/10 KATE & FAMILY - Folk/Pop/Roots
7/17 SUE ANDERSON & CRIS GROENENDAAL - Broadway/musical theater
7/24 JERRY O’SULLIVAN - Uilleann Piper
7/31 JESSY LEUNG - Chinese Guzheng
8/7 BARYNYA - Russian/Ukrainian balalaika trio
8/14 ERIN HILL - Harpist/singer
A big thanks to those of you whose gifts helped us raise $6,000 for our teen mission team to Haiti next month. A total of $3,000 in gifts was received, which was doubled by three people who had each pledged $1,000 in matching monies. The mission team will be spending a week in Haiti. The ten members are Matt Bischof, Katie Miles, Jack Steuer, Hunter Burnett, Pearse O'Donohue, Tesher Zafrin, Nathan Gargano, Juliette Phillips, Kevon Lewis and Owen Steele. The host ministry is called Helping Hands for Haiti, which is supported by many Reformed, Christian Reformed and Lutheran churches in the Midwest. Our team's focus will be on both housing and health care. Our job will be to cover dirt floors, which are breeding grounds for disease, with permanent concrete flooring. We welcome further donations to help us offset expenses for the trip.
Sunday School season at the Clock Church ends on Father’s Day, June 19, after which the congregation moves to Old Dutch Church for summer services at 10 a.m. What happens for the children? For the past six years, Bible lessons and nursery care have been provided on the lawn of the cemetery. Nursery care, provided for infants and toddlers, is contained by a playyard fence and a person is hired for the summer. Bible lessons for elementary school children have been shared under a tent. This summer we will continue that arrangement. Middle School and High School children will remain in the worship service.