Churches & Religion


From the Issue: 
November 2009
“We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness rather than on the happiness itself.  All the things that we need to make us reasonably happy lie within our grasp.  If we pause in our frantic pursuit of happiness, if we stop and try to picture happiness, it is something different from the fuss and frustration that fills our pursuit.  Happiness is something simple and basic.  And everyone knows this, if they would only stop and consider it.” – Dale Ahlquist, Common Sense 101, (Lessons from G.K. Chesterton), Ignatius Press, 2006, pg 31. 

Come celebrate Catholic Mass with Family, Friends and Neighbors, 11 AM Sundays at Immaculate Conception Church, 33 School St., Telephone  352-3525. 


From the Issue: 
October 2009
Home is where the heart is      After a year away from Troy, The Power Station ministry returns home to 267 North Main Street.  This past year provided the opportunity for The Power Station ministry to travel well beyond the physical boundaries of Troy.  We were welcomed in Keene, NH; Chester, VT; New York, NY; London, England and India.  No matter where our travels took us we were reminded of how special and precious Troy is in our hearts.  We are glad to be back.  This past year we saw the impossible changed to the possible; we saw lives changed; we saw and heard of people being healed from sickness and disease. 

Hearing our experiences may take a level of trust which may take several outside their comfort and safety zone.  For we all have been hurt and perhaps scarred by past experiences involving love and trust and by circumstances in our lives.  If we can push through the distrust, the pain of these experiences and open our hearts to trust and rely upon God for His guidance, patience, love and strength you will see and experience God’s mercy and grace in your life.


From the Issue: 
October 2009
I would like to apologize for not writing in the Troy Town News as often as I should.  I won’t come up with some phony excuses.  Speaking of making excuses, have you ever noticed how when things seem to go wrong no one wants to take blame?  That’s when I feel that as adults we act like children.  Who’s teaching who?  The Bible teaches us that when we stand before the Lord on the Judgment Day, we will have no one else to blame but ourselves.  No fancy lawyers to help us out of what we forgot to apologize to Him for or anybody else we may have offended,

We must learn to fess up, accept our mistakes, admit them, and go on trusting that we won’t make the mistake again.  Scripture tells us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive them.  The best part is that He not only forgives us but will forget that we even sinned.  Have you ever had someone come and ask for forgiveness? You say you forgive them, but you think, “ I’ll forgive you, but I never will forget it.”  God forgets and that’s a promise.


From the Issue: 
October 2009
The fall schedule has resumed at Christ Lutheran. Bible study begins Sundays at 8:45 AM with a study of the book of Romans.  Families are invited to worship together Sundays at 10AM.  Students 3 yrs. old - Grade 6 are dismissed during the worship time for Sunday school instruction.  A Praise and Worship service is held the second Sunday of each month, including a special message for children.  The music on this Sunday is led by the Praise Team.  A Fellowship Hour follows.


God is so attentive to our needs.  I had an idea that he is mindful of us, but after being in India, I really had no idea HOW attentive God is to our needs  Landing in Bangalore at 1:30 AM, I was immediately taken out of my daily routine


“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.  Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”  – George Washington, 1st US President.     

Come celebrate Catholic Mass with Family, Friends and Neighbors, 11 AM Sundays at Immaculate Conception Church, 33 School St., Telephone # 352-3525.   


Come, have fun in the Son July 24th,—Friday before Troy Old Home Days 9 AM - 4 PM at Christ Lutheran Church in Troy.  Crafts, snacks, lunch, games, songs and bible stories.  Ages 3 years up thru 6th grade!!!  Sponsored by Christ  Lutheran Church. You must register at # 242-7283 no later than July 20th..


The New Year is already two months old. There is no doubt that, as the world charges forward into a new century, things are different than they have been. But there are some things that do not change in the midst of all this innovation. And, though we might not enjoy thinking about it, the more negative aspects of human nature are equally present. Human innovation and new technology have not served to make any of us kinder or better. That kind of change can only be made by the decision of a human will to listen to what, deep down inside, we know is the right thing.

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