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 a Sunday morning when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church, 42 North Broadway,Tarrytown, N.Y.
You're also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.
The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano
The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano will lead two Reformation Sunday/All Saints worship services at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Clock Church will be closed that day. Dr. David McConnell (pictured) will be the guest organist at both services, performing works of traditional liturgy, Bach fugues and prayers of remembrance. The adult choir and handbell choir will sing and ring at the 11 a.m. service. Between the two worship services, the pastor and congregation will dedicate a memorial in the Burying Ground to honor Julia, Paul and John Vdareny, who were longtime members of our church and generous benefactors of the Old Dutch.
Dr. David McConnell holds several positions in the Berks/Lehigh Counties of Pennsylvania, including minister of music at Immanuel UCC in Shillington. He teaches and conducts at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Penn State University's Berks Campus, and Alvernia University. His choirs have toured in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Latvia, as well as Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York City. In recent years he has conducted choirs in Amsterdam and Portugal. Everyone is welcome to attend these services.
The church has received town approval to go forward with the construction of an enhanced entrance to the Old Dutch Church (pictured). Work is expected to start in March and be completed by June, in time for next year's summer worship season at Old Dutch.
The renovations will greatly ease access to the church for disabled and elderly persons. Specifically, there will be a more welcoming stairway to replace the uneven stones, a new wheelchair ramp and an expanded landing at the threshold.The expanded platform will permit gatherings, which are not possible now.
The enhancements will make the church accessible to everyone, no matter what disability they may have, says the Rev. Jeffrey Gargano, adding, "Just as we have been gifted this marvelous house of worship by previous generations, we now have an opportunity to enhance it for future generations."
Our teen mission team appeared before the congregation of the Old Dutch Church on Sunday, July 31, led by Juliette Phillips and Jack Steuer, who presented a slide show and talked about their week in Haiti in July. Nine teens traveled to that poverty-stricken country to help repair the homes of poor Haitian families living in a small village. The teens challenged the congregation to raise $4,000 to build a new home for a needy Haitian family. The host ministry, Helping Hands for Haiti, was supported by many Reformed, Christian Reformed and Lutheran churches in the Midwest. Pictured in the group photo (left to right):Matt Bischof, Owen Steele, Nathan Gargano, Tesher Zafrin, Juliette Phillips, Hunter Burnett, Katie Miles, and Jack Steuer in front. Kevon Lewis is not pictured. Above left: Jack and Juliette before the congregation; above right: Juliette Phillips.
Read about and see photos of their week in Haiti.