Happy Thanksgiving

To all of our Friends at Red Hook UMC and beyond,

Isaiah said:  “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

I dare say, there are many among us who are, indeed, weary.  

We are weary of this COVID, weary of masks, and weary of social spacing. 

Weary of the daily death count reminding me of the nightly news during the War in Vietnam.

We are afflicted, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair. 

2Cor 4:8

Sure, we are weary, but we are thankful. 

Thankful for our loved ones, near or far.

Thankful for the blessings of shelter and sustenance.

Thankful for the opportunities to offer help to those without.

Sure, we are weary, but we are thankful.

Thankful for our Church and Congregation, even if we don’t see each other as often as we used to or would like to.

Thankful for the knowledge that with a vaccine coming soon, we can see the end of all of this discomfort.

Thankful that through all of this, the love that binds us together is not diminished.

My Friends, I want to let you know that I am thankful for all of you.

I am thankful in the knowledge that together, we will work through this thing in the strength of Christ.  Phil 4:13

There are sacrifices required of some of us but not beyond what we can bear.

Happy Thanksgiving, in His Peace, Pastor Steve

Monthly Public Healing & Prayer Service

August 31st, 2019
10:00 A.M
Special Guest Speaker: Annamarie James

Monday, September2nd, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8;00 p.m.
Soaking Prayer is soaking in his presence (no water is involved). Come and relax while some scripture is read and quiet music plays in the background.
The prayer team will come and pray over you in silence for your concerns.
Location: Rhinebeck United Methodist Church
83 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Contact: Pastor Nan Ernst 914-689-6116

Annamarie James studied Pre-Med Physiology at Michigan
State University, New Testament Literature/Greek at Alliance
Theological Seminary and received her MBA from NYACK
College. Currently she is a member of The International
Gathering of Beth Rapha in Pomona, NY. Prior to Beth Rapha,
she served as a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, and a
minister in training at By God’s Grace Ministries in Beacon,
NY. Annamarie received the Lord as her Savior at a very young
age. She was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church as an
infant, raised up in the Episcopal Church.
Annamarie is grateful for her journey in Christ being among
the various denominations in Christ and being able to
understand and have compassion for the beliefs each hold.
Annamarie participated in Tres Dias #79 and took Level I, II,
III of SHP (school of healing prayer) and was commissioned to
serve as a Prayer Minister for the Yorktown Healing & Prayer
Ministry She loves to help others and has a listening ear for all
who needs to “talk