All Angels

Sunday June 24 is “Opening Day” at Memorial Church of All Angels, 2018

Please join us to begin the season at our 10:30 a.m. worship. All are welcome! We are continuing the tradition of “Lemonade on the Lawn,” Following the Service and just outside the Church.
We would love volunteers to keep things running smoothly. Various volunteer opportunities are listed below. If you get a call, please agree to be one who serves.


Susan Underwood, Senior Warden
Mack Elder, Treasurer
Barbara Swanson, Church Secretary
Patty MacGahan, Auxiliary/Rectory oversight
Karen Hulse, Alter Guild
Bob Rodriguez, Organist July, September
Joanne Reed, Organist August
Linda Nicholls, Organist

Here are some notes for the summer.

We are looking forward to welcoming the following clergy to our pulpit this summer. Please make them and their families feel at home in Twilight! We are in for some very good preaching with some familiar and some new folks.

Date         Clergy                   
6/24/18     Jake Smith         
7/1/18      Jake Smith          
7/8/18      Jake Smith         
7/15/18     Jake Smith         
7/22/18     Jake Smith         
7/29/18     Canon Jonathan Huyck          
8/5/18      Canon Jonathan Huyck        
08/12/18   Jay Gardner        
8/19/18    Jay Gardner       
8/26/18     Pam Mott           
9/2/18      Pam Mott

Choir rehearsals are on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Join the choir on any Sunday. Just show up at 9:30 and we’ll give you a robe and hymnal. Children are welcome.

Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion and Morning Prayer will alternate.

Special music is always a wonderful feature of worship. Please contact Barbara Swanson if you would like to offer a solo or instrumental selection.

Altar Guild
– To help, contact Karen Hulse

Ushers – To volunteer, contact Bob Elder

Readers – If you would like to read one of the lessons, contact Johna Peachin.

Auxiliary – For all Auxiliary info and activities, contact Patti MacGahan. Details will follow.

The Rectory number is 518 589-5646.

Summer Clergy
The Reverend Jacob Smith officiates on June 24, July 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
The Reverend Jacob Smith is the third Rector of Calvary-St. George’s Church, located on both Gramercy and Stuyvesant Parks in New York City. Jake was born on the Navajo Reservation and raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a B.A. in History, with an emphasis in Near Eastern Studies. He received his M. Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in May, 2006; was ordained to the diaconate in June, 2006 in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego; and ordained a priest at NYC’s Calvary Church in December, 2006. Jacob began his ministry at Calvary-St. George’s as the curate. In 2012 he was called by the vestry to serve as the Priest-in-Charge, and instituted as Rector of the parish in January, 2017. Under Jacob’s leadership, Calvary-St. George’s congregation has multiplied greatly and been featured by the diocese as one of the most thriving and growing parishes of New York City.
Jacob serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agency, is a trustee of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, and founding board member of Mockingbird Ministries. Bishop Andrew Dietsche recently appointed Jacob as the dean of the Lower Manhattan Clericus.
Jacob is married to Melina Smith, a floral designer, who previously worked as a behavior therapist in Arizona and social worker at the Children’s Aid Society in New York City. In NYC, Melina has created original Sunday School material, and leads a team which has developed original theatre, art, and music, for a thriving Creative Arts Camp for children. Melina and Jake are the parents of Sophia and Henry.

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Huyck officiates on 7/29 and 8/5 of 2018. Jonathan is the rector of Grace Church in Providence, RI, where he has served since 2010. Prior to coming to Grace, Jonathan served as Canon Pastor of the American Cathedral in Paris, where he is an honorary canon. A native New Yorker, Jonathan is a graduate of Brown University, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and General Seminary in New York City. Most crucially, Jonathan is an alumnus of Twilight Park Day Camp and a life-long (well, since age 3, anyway) Twilighter, having grown up with brother Peter, sister Laura, and parents Phil and Mary in the yellow cottage at the top of Thank You Ma’am Road. “I have many happy memories of both the Park and All Angels, and I am thrilled and humbled to lead worship at the church of my youth and preach from the same pulpit as Bob Massey and Fred Burnham. My wife (Ann) and sons (Ben, 8 and Nate, 4) and I look forward to being with you all this summer!”

The Reverend Jay Gardner officiates on 8/12 and 8/19 of 2018. Jay lives in New York City with his wife, Paige, and their son, William. Jay serves at the Parish of Calvary-St. George in Manhattan. Paige and Jay have lived in NYC since August 2016, having moved from Birmingham, Alabama, the land of sweet tea, college football, and deep-fried everything. They are excited to return to serve and share in the wonderful community of Twilight Park.

Pam Mott officiates on 8/26 and 9/2. Pam is currently the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. In this role, she works with parishes seeking support in developing leadership, discerning new forms of worship and service, and finding new life in closing/merging/new partnerships. She has been ordained for 27 years and has served parishes in New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. She is always glad to find the connections between spiritual practice and creativity!