Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church

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Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church: Minister of Word and Sacrament

Members and friends of Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church, in the upstate NY Town of Colonie, seek a minister of Word and Sacrament. We hope our new pastor will be both an excellent preacher of bible-based messages, and a spiritual leader with a focus on church growth. We believe God has a plan for us, and will bring a wonderful pastor to lead church worship services, enhance our spiritual growth, and instill in us a sense of well-being.

Interested candidates should email the search committee chair, Robert Farquharson,
to request the church profile:

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We hope that you'll join us for Sunday morning worship at 10:00am and for other fellowship and activities during the week. We define the focus of our church's ministry as
  • Connecting with God
  • Community with others
  • Caring for the world
Lisha’s Kill is a community in which we seek to know Jesus Christ and follow him in mission in our world. We offer a variety of opportunities for fellowship, personal growth, worship and service. As you browse our site, we hope that you’ll find a place you can call home!

We pray that you will join us as we seek “joy in the journey” in relationship with God and one another.

In the grace and peace of Christ,

Rev. Dr. Lisa Vander Wal
Pastor Emerita

Pastoral Pondering

What it means to belong

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2, NIV).

Jesus told numerous stories that explain and illustrate what is involved in a life of Christian discipleship. On one occasion, Jesus said: "The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.  On finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it". (Matthew 13:45-46)

Here, Jesus indicates that life in God's Kingdom involves both a discovery and a decision.  The discovery is that life has tremendous value, and the decision is to pay whatever price is necessary to experience it. These two, discovery and decision, form the framework for entrance into God's wonderful Kingdom, and let us experience that life in the community of God's people we call the church. We belong!

To that end, on March 30, 1854, the Lisha's Kill Reformed Church was dedicated to the Glory of God and the ministry of Jesus Christ to all. It was named for the Native American, Lisha, who lived on the creek (Kill), and befriended the farmer, David Ostrum, who gave his land for the church building. Our church building has a steeple shaped like a barn silo, because the builder of the church was a barn builder and only knew how to build this type of steeple. It is most distinctive!

Even more important than our rich history is the guidance, courage and inspiration that flows from our worship and ministry. We have responded to Christ's invitation to follow Him. The call resounds through the corridors of time, bouncing off the walls of centuries, until it reaches our ears and into our hearts! With enthusiasm we "Follow". We don't linger. There is so much to be done. We follow Christ in mission: feeding the hungry, visiting the sick and imprisoned, loving the alienated, correcting injustices, taking care of victims, cleaning up the environment as stewards of God's creation, and witnessing to the gospel of Christ in word and deed.

This vibrant congregation, with its historic building and magnificent steeple, is here for all who seek to know God intimately.  This is truly life-changing and life- renewing.  All are invited and welcome.  It is both an ever-developing discovery and a deepening decision.  We all belong in the house of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Rev. Dr. William Faulkner,
Interim Pastor

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