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PRINCE OF PEACE IS REOPENING on August 2

Prince of Peace is welcoming people for in person worship at 9am on Sundays beginning on August 2nd.  You can also watch our streamed service at 10:30am on the church’s Facebook Page.

To worship in person, reservations are required. Please call the office at 518-371-2226 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and leave your name, the number of people attending, and a cell phone number where you can be reached if possible.

Masks over your nose and mouth and social distancing are required at all our services. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while we worship.

**By entering Prince of Peace you are attesting that you have not felt sick in the last 5 days, have not had a fever in the last 48 hours, have not been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 that you know about, you or a household member has not traveled to any of the states listed on the Governor’s current Travel Advisory list in the last 14 days, and you have not tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have, you have since tested negative.**

PRINCE OF PEACE IS REOPENING (Click Panel for Info)
Service Time: 9:00 AM - In person worship (See above) 10:30 AM - On Facebook
4 Northcrest Dr Clifton Park, New York 12065-2714 - Phone: 518.371.2226

Claimed by grace, we seek to welcome all, worship joyfully, grow spiritually and share God's love.

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Welcome To Our Church!

Prince of Peace is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation eager to share God's unconditional love and grace. We welcome all regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, physical or mental capabilities.

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Prince of Peace and COVID-19


July 20, 2020

Dear Prince of Peace Family and Friends,

Over the last month, the Reopening Task Force has been hard at work to create the safest and most welcoming environment possible given the current circumstances. As a group we recognize that we have been called to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper. We are called to love our neighbors, those in need, as we love ourselves. It is our hope that our hard work will help Prince of Peace live out this calling to the best of our ability during this time of COVID-19.

With this in mind, we are happy to announce that we plan to begin in-person worship on August 2nd! For the rest of the summer the in-person service will take place at 9am. The 10:30 service will continue online for those who would prefer that. On September 13th, Rally Day, we will hopefully be ready to return to two in-person services at our regular times of 8:00am and 10:30am. We will continue to stream the services as well so that if you wish to worship at home you can participate in that way.

It is important to note as we move forward that current infection rates of COVID-19 will inform our in-person plans. There may come a point where we need to once again move to online only worship if we see a spike in the capital region or receive guidance from our synod or state governments.

Below is a list of procedures and policies for how in-person worship will work beginning August 2nd. We hope to share these with you in several formats in the upcoming weeks.

   • First and foremost, by walking through the doors at Prince of Peace you are telling us that you have not felt sick in the last 5 days, have not had a fever in the last 48 hours, have not been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 that you know about, you or a household member has not traveled to any of the states listed on the Govenor’s Travel Advisory list in the last 14 days, and you have not tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have, you have since tested negative.

   • To attend worship, you will need to make a reservation. Anytime before Friday at 4pm during the week before the Sunday you wish to attend, please call or email the church office. You can leave a message with the following information: your name, the number of people in your party, and if possible, a cell phone number that will be with you Sunday when you come to worship.

   • You will receive a confirmation of your reservation by Saturday. We will be seating 55 people at a service for the time being. If, by chance, the space is full when you make your reservation, you will be placed at the top of the list the next time you plan to attend. A few seats beyond the 55 may be left available for visitors and guests who did not know to make a reservation. These seats are not meant for last minute decisions or those who could not get reservations.

   • When you arrive at church, please wait in your car until you receive a text saying to enter the building or hear the bell ringing. We will enter the building through the side “nursery school door” to the right of the main doors. Please wait at the entrance until invited in by an usher. As a line forms, please remember to stay 6ft apart from the group in front of you and wear your mask over both your nose and mouth.

   • Masks are required whenever you are on the grounds of Prince of Peace with any other person present. This is for the safety of all visitors, volunteers, and staff.

   • Once invited inside the doors, an usher will offer hand sanitizer, check your contact information, and offer a temperature check if you would like one. Masks will also be available at the door if you have forgotten yours.

   • Another usher will show you to your seats. Once in your seats, please do not leave your “row”. Bathrooms are available on an emergency basis.

   • We will air condition the sanctuary well before the service but will turn the air off as people begin entering the space. Please plan and dress accordingly. It may be cool at the beginning of the service and warm by the end. If it is a particularly hot day, please remember that the sanctuary will warm up quickly by the end of the service.

   • The service will be shortened and will not include singing or community spoken responses. We know this may be difficult, but it is important to help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum while inside the sanctuary.

   • The offering plate will be available at the doors of the sanctuary and will not be collected during the service. You may place your offering in the plate either on your way in, or your way out.

   • For now, we will offer communion occasionally so we can practice good hygiene and protocol for this as well. We will let you know when a communion Sunday is coming and will remind you of communion procedures. Hopefully, we will be back to weekly communion before long.

   • At the end of the service, you will be directed to leave by an usher so that social distancing is maintained. We ask that you go straight out the main doors and to your cars. This is not the time for socializing or greeting others.

   • Pastor Amber will not be greeting people before or after the service. If you would like to speak with her, please call or email her and set up a time to connect over the phone or in person. She is happy to be in touch with you during this time.

   • Finally, if you attend worship and discover later that you have tested positive for COVID-19, PLEASE let the church know. We will have a plan in place for letting everyone who attended worship with you know of their exposure as well as others who were in the building around the same time.

This may seem like a long list, but it is the best way to allow for in-person worship to happen while keeping people safe. Please remember that these restrictions will be temporary, and we hope to be back to a more “normal-feeling” service in a year or two depending on how well COVID-19 is contained.

We would also ask you to seriously consider your own risk factors. Online worship services will continue through this time, and will eventually be merged with the in-person services so that those who are not feeling well or continue to be high risk can continue worshiping with us while also staying safe and healthy.


The Reopening Task Force wants to thank you ahead of time for your support and participation in these new procedures and your willingness to help make in-person worship possible. If you would be willing to volunteer as an usher, reader, seat-assigner, chair-mover, or communion kit putter-together, please let Pastor Amber or another member of the Reopening Task Force know this. We are creating new volunteer lists for the time being. Thank you to everyone who offered to help with cleaning. Your names have been noted and we will be working with you to create a schedule in the upcoming weeks.


Please be patient with this new process and the volunteers putting it into action. We will seek to make changes as needed to make the process run smoothly. Please reach out to any member of the Task Force with questions or concerns.


Peace,


The Reopening Task Force


Pastor Amber Craig    Rob Anderson    Paul Bollow   
Kristin Douglas    Dee Hughes    Mark Steele    John Welter

Prince of Peace Little Food Pantry

We are pleased to announce the installation of a “Little Food Pantry” to serve arealittle pantry
residents. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable items and will be restocked on a regular basis.

The pantry is available for all who may be in need of the items. There are no eligibility requirements and no set number of times someone may use the pantry. We count on the users to be respectful of the resources and we ask that no more than half the items be taken so that there is something for the next person.

The Pantry is available 24/7/365 and may be found in the parking lot of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on 4 Northcrest Dr. (opposite the intersection of Moe Rd. and Rte.146.

Donors may leave non-perishable items in the pantry. If you bring donations during business hours please bring them into the office.

The pantry was built by Jakob Quail as a Boy Scout project and its construction was funded by a grant from the Grace Endowment Fund.

We hope this pantry is a blessing to the community.

For more information contact Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 518-371-2226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Purpose: Claimed by grace we seek to Welcome All, Worship Joyfully, Grow Spiritually and Share God’s Love.

  • The Way to Faithwaytofaith 

    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    Romans 10:17

    God has given us the key to having an abundance of faith as evidence by this scripture. And with faith all things are possible. Meditate on the word of God and your faith will increase.

    The symbolism placed in this image is straight to the point. The lion is meant to represent our King which is Christ who watches over us. The little girl is reading a Bible, to illustrate the way to faith which is through the word of God.

    EXPAND YOUR FAITH THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD!!
    COME JOIN US IN ANY OF PRINCE OF PEACE'S LOCAL BIBLE STUDY PROGRAMS

    REACH -- Relevant Education for All CHristians (Sundays: 9:30 - 10:15 AM) -- OPEN TO ALL!

    Check the weekly "Faith Works" or the monthly "Connections" Newsletter for information, dates and times.

    THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP
    Meets on Thursday morning at 9:45 AM in the Welcoming Area of the
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    OTHER CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

    BibleGateway.com
    A free service for reading and researching Scripture online.
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    The Unbound Bible
    http://unbound.biola.edu/

    Bibles.net
    The internets #1 directory of online bibles & biblical reference material.
    http://www.bibles.net

    Upper Room Daily
    The Upper Room online.
    http://www.upperroom.org/devotional

  • We join with Christians around the world of all denominations in believing in God, the Father who created all, the Son, Jesus, who saves us by his death and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit who fills us with God presence. We look to the Bible, Old and New Testaments, to guide us with the message and promise of God. We practice the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.


    As Lutheran Christians we place a special emphasis on God’s grace – that is there is nothing we can do to earn God’s love and favor. Rather is spite of our sin God loves us and forgives us through Jesus. All that we do in response is our way of saying “Thank you!” to God.


    At Prince of Peace, our Purpose statement sums up our identity. “Claimed by God’s grace we seek to Welcome All, Worship Joyfully, Grow Spiritually, and Share God’s Love.”


    There is a welcome awaiting you at Prince of Peace.
    We look forward to growing and journeying together.

  • Pastor Amber Craig - Pastor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pastoramberShe has lived most of her life in upstate New York and as a child participated in worship, Sunday school, choirs, and the clown troupe at Prince of Peace. After graduating from Schenectady Christian School in Scotia, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from State University of New York at Geneseo. She attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio where she received her Master of Divinity and was ordained into the ELCA in 2007.

    Pastor Amber served 4 ½ years as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family ministries at Christ the Redeemer in Brecksville, OH. When her call ended she returned home to New York and worked as the Youth Coordinator at Good Shepherd in Glenville NY until she could find a pastoral call. During that time she also worked at Crossroads Center for children, a school for children with autism.

    Amber brings to the ministries of Prince of Peace a passion for creative worship, all-encompassing stewardship, life-long spiritual learning and growth, and a desire to walk alongside children and youth of all ages and abilities on their faith journeys.

    Amber enjoys playing her French Horn when possible, skiing, reading, hiking, participating in the conference outdoor ministries (Confirmation Camp and Sr. High Camp) and playing with her cat, Sofia. She also loves spending time with her niece and nephew whenever possible.

  • Melanie Edwards - Parish Administrator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    She is originally from Buffalo, New York. Her family moved to the area while she was in high school and graduated from Shenendehowa High School. She worked in the insurance field until she became a proud Mom of her daughter Ashlyn. She enjoys reading and going for walks in her “free time”.

     

     
    Jonathan Fuller - Senior Choir Director/Organist
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    He is a native of Western New York and graduated with a music performance degree from the State University jonathan
    of New York at Fredonia in 2007. At Fredonia, he studied horn with Marc Guy and musicology with James A. Davis and was a finalist in the 2006 Concerto Competition. Jon held principal horn chairs in Fredonia’s Wind Ensemble, College Symphony and Hillman Opera Orchestra, and also played with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.


    Jon became an ELCA member in 2008. Prior to serving at Prince of Peace, he was organist and assistant choir director at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in South Glens Falls. He lives in Round Lake with his wife, Betsy Stambach-Fuller, a talented high school choir director and theatre director, and their two children, Evelyn and Timmy. When not on the organ bench Jon can be found working as a writer and journalist, hiking in the Southern Adirondacks, running, coordinating recitals at the Round Lake Auditorium or frantically searching for his next cup of coffee.

     

    Dan Denette - Contemporary Worship Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    danHe is a musician and educator from Colonie, New York. He began playing saxophone and piano at a young age, and has been performing in the Capital Region music scene for over eight years. He has had the blessing to learn music from several wonderful teachers in his life, including Keith Pray and Young Kim. Dan graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2016, and currently works as a Music Instructor at School of Rock in Latham, New York, as well as a professional musician. He is thrilled to start working at Prince of Peace, and looks forward to making joyous music with the great musicians in the band.

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Our Location

Prince of Peace is located at the intersection of Route 146 and Northcrest Drive in Clifton Park. We are 1 mile west of the Northway (I-87) at Exit 9. From the North or South, – take Exit 9 off I-87, go west on Route 146. Turn right at the third traffic light onto Northcrest Drive. Our building is right on the corner. From the west, we are located ¼ mile east of the Shenendehowa School Campus. Turn left onto Northcrest Drive at the first traffic light past the school.

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