“Please consider the important role Messiah plays in our lives 

by including the church in your estate plans.”

Ed Goff, Senior Warden


The Messiah of the Future Thanks You.

 We are in the process of changing our Covid protocols!
We are making mask wearing optional for those who have been vaccinated. We strongly urge anyone unvaccinated to wear a mask for their own protection. Those who want to remain masked are welcome to do so. Rev. Gwyneth and myself test early Sunday morning to make sure that we are negative and we will not be wearing masks therefore during services, but will for the distribution of communion. We will continue to use the air purifiers that were installed as part of the restoration project. If you still are uncomfortable gathering with the congregation in person, you are always welcome to join us on Zoom.

Yours in faith, Fr. Richard



Church of Messiah parking lot
6436 Montgomery St. in Rhinebeck
Fridays from 10AM – 1PM
Email JayneBrooksFoodPantry@gmail.com if any questions

Pre-packaged grocery distribution is done with minimal contact

In addition to our standard non-perishable groceries, we offer optional items which vary by week including meat, dairy and produce.

Please observe our modified food distribution procedures which are in effect during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Clients should come into the parking lot and remain in their cars. They will be greeted and informed about the process. We are limiting any possible contact between the volunteers and our clients to protect everyone from the coronavirus. Packages will be brought out. Food Pantry volunteers are not permitted to load packages to the interior of client cars. Please bring someone with you if you are unable to place packages in your car. 

To make financial contributions to support the Food Pantry, online donations may be made at Donorbox.org/feed-dutchess or make checks payable to the Church of the Messiah and memo: Food Pantry and mail to Church of the Messiah, P.O. Box 248, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Click the button below to learn more about how your financial contributions support the Food Pantry.


At Messiah, our mission is to be a place where hard questions can be asked, the healing power of love experienced and the joy of worship celebrated. We believe that God is made known in the world through our relationships with each other . . . the true connections of real people in real life. We are on a journey that we invite you to join, knowing that we will be changed by your presence. We welcome that chance to know you and to love you. And together to live Jesus’ commandment to not be afraid.


September 28, 2022

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Parish Office Open

September 29, 2022

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Parish Office Open

September 30, 2022

9:30 am - 1:30 pm Parish Office Open

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