Sunday Worship Online & Announcements
Sundays at 9:30am

I like to think that the best outcomes come at the end of a pleasant journey. That if things are going well and steps are obvious and decisions are easy – that means you’re on the right track. And if things are hard, disappointing or tough – it’s time to make different sorts of decisions. But the fact is, somehow in the mystery of God’s providence, it’s often the hardest steps, the most difficult challenges that bring you to the best places. And there’s a skill in life that can make a huge difference in difficulty. Having the wisdom to realize when you’re in the middle of the mess, and having grit to keep moving forward while trusting the navigator – can give you JOY even as you take each step.

Order of Worship – December 11th  

Prelude: Mrs. Lori DeBlock
Welcome & Opening Prayer: Mr. Adam Vitoulis
Song:   Angels We Have Heard on High
      Call to Worship:  Psalm 5: 3-6, 12 – Mrs. Hillary VanDerMolen
Song: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Song: He Shall Reign Forevermore
Advent Candle Lighting – Candle of Joy
Mutual Greeting: (252 Kids Dismissed (K-5th grade)
Congregational Prayer (How can we pray for you?)
Message: Joyful Destinations, Hard Paths -  Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Hymn: Angels From the Realms of Glory: BPH:240

December Second Offerings: 11- Spanish Church Plant, 18- Faith Promise, 25- Middletown Warming Station

Night of Carols (and cookies) Join us for a special night of Carols and the Christmas Story (candle light) – Sunday at 5pm on December 11th – Bring some cookies to share. 

This Week

  • Sunday, 11th – 5pm Carols and Cookies (and Candlelight)
  • Monday, 12th – 7pm Sewing Circle
  • Tuesday, 13th – 10am Coffee Break (Women’s Bible Study)
  • Tuesday, 13th – 7:00pm GEMS/CADETS
  • Wednesday, 14th - 7pm – Prayer Meeting (Elders to Follow)
  • Friday, 16th – 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study


Upcoming Events

  • December 25th – 9:30pm Christmas Worship Service
  • January 1st – 9:30pm New Year’s Day Worship Service (Rev. Tim Strait)

Church Administrator: We’re hiring someone for a new church administrator position. If interested please contact Scott VDW or Pastor for details.

John & Grace Van Der Molen In this Season of Giving Thanks and the Birth of our Lord and Savior, we would like to Thank our church Family for the Love and Care you have showed us over this year. Thank you for your Prayers, phone calls, visits, food and cards.  God Bless each and everyone with a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

GEMS Post Office: We are happy to announce that the GEMS post office is open for sorting and passing out your Christmas cards to the members of our congregation. There are two boxes located in the back of the church and the office door. If possible, please stop by the church lobby and check your mailbox. A donation to the GEMS, in lieu of postage is gladly accepted. All cards not collected by Dec. 20th will be mailed out by the church office.

God’s gracious hand has been on us.  Just over three years ago our building committee rejoiced at the completion of our wonderful new addition!   We were able to expand our greeting and entrance areas, replace and relocate our service elevator indoors, expand our children’s ministry area and nursery and add new bathrooms both on our lower level and on our worship level. Praise God!   To accomplish these goals one of our funding models has included our Faith Partners program. Faith Partners are a group of dedicated individuals who have generously committed to make an annual $1000.00 donation to our building fund over the next 6 years.  If you are not yet a Faith Partner, please consider becoming one. If you are already a Faith Partner than we want to take this opportunity to both sincerely thank you and to remind you to kindly submit your pledge amount to Jeff Davis, Henry Vogel or the deacons by December 25, 2022. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.  Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can be a faith partner and supporter of God’s vision at Goshen Christian Reformed Church.

The Deacons gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the following collections for the month of November 2022:

General Fund                     $33,551.43           Faith Promise                     $2,459.00

Christ Healthcare               $905.00               Benevolence                      $830.00

Goshen Ch Preschool        $564.00               Faith Formation                  $300.00

Gideons                             $65.00                                                            

For the eleven months ended November 30, 2022 general fund collections are behind budget by $3,588 (an improvement of $6,120 from October) and Faith Promise is ahead of pledged amounts by $8,012 (an improvement of $182 from October).


Norma and Bob Eck We are officially moved into our new home.  Our new address in 3632 Miller St.  Sierra Vista, AZ.  85650. Thank you for all your prayers as we made this big move. 

Nursery Staff:   December 11th – Amber Goufreau & Jessica DeVries

              December 18th – Marci Wade & Britanni Gaucher

              December 25th – Anne Amels & Brooke Vellenga

 Coffee Hour:  December 11th – Karen Van Eeuwen & Jim & Joyce Amels

            December 18th – Doug & Marci Wade & Dan & Christine LaFrance


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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