Edward G. Kirschner
June 15, 1932-September 18, 2020
If you would like let Mary know that you are thinking and praying for her during the worship service on Saturday but are still uncomfortable about risking to come out to the service, there are two things that you can do:
- Live Stream the service this Saturday, September 26, 2020. Start time for service is 11:30 AM. Here is the URL:
- Use the form below to sign in to UMCHP's virtual Condolence book. You can also add a brief thought, memory, or word of inspiration for Mary. I will print these off to be added to the registry that the funeral home provides.
God bless Ed and strengthen Mary. Ed will be missed in so many ways. Every time I pick up a phone or plug in a CAT5 cable at the church I remember Ed and am thankful that he was one of the team of really dedicated folks who have contributed to making UMCHP what it is.
Randy and Barbara Alstadt
So many good times together, Always enjoyed Sunday School with your thoughts and insight. God Bless you Ed!
I will always remember seeing Ed at the Church working on something. He used his skills to wire the Ethernet in the new church addition.Ed was a nice person and will be missed
Mary and family I would like to send you my prayers and many found memories of your husband and father ! Ed was always there for everyone ! He loved his Lord and above all his family ! I feel blessed to have known Ed ! He will always hold a special place in my heart along with many memories that bring smiles to my heart ! Thank you Nary for sharing him ! Love to all Maria
May Ed Rest In Peace in the Fathers arms. I will remember his smile and friendly demeanor. I enjoyed the years I attended Sunday school with him. Ed shared such wisdom, insight and his love of God. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and family.
Rev. Arlene R. Wilhelm
I will never forget that twinkle in Ed's eyes! He was a joy to know and so willing to help whenever there was a need. May God comfort you now with all the wonderful memories you have of him, dear family. God bless you and keep you.
I remember Mr. K mostly from his work with our scout troop. He had lots of skills to share with the scouts (both of my sons were in the troop), and he was always very patient with them. But what mattered more to me was how he really listened to the scouts, especially a few who suffered w anxiety and depression, and sometimes felt left out. Mr. Ks low key and supportive style was a recipe for feeling better. Mr. K was also a great teacher of various skills, was always encouraging, and helped the scouts feel proud of their accomplishments. Thank you, Mr. K for all youve done and all you are.
Ed was a good man, he will be missed
I remember Ed climbing in the sanctuary rafters to change light bulbs, working in the crawl space, and running wires just about everywhere. I enjoyed working with him as a Trustee for many years. He was a special person, and I will miss him.
Truly one of the great "gentle-men." Ed walked with humility, and his actions always spoke louder than his words. He and Mary were the perfect pair and may she be comforted and strengthened by the blessed memories of the life she shared with Ed.
Les & Doris Leland
We are going to miss you Ed, it was always great to see you and Mary at Church each week. You were a great guy with a big smile. May God bless you both.
I will miss that guy. . We had such a good time with scouting and the church. The church will miss him also. God bless you and family. Love, Gus Talleur
Ed has always been an inspiration of energy to me. He was never one to say a lot, but I always knew when he meant business. He served all of us in so many ways, whether doing something at church (like installing the fire system) or helping scouts. I have fond memories of watching Ed and Merrill Woodhouse working together, like two peas in a pod who teased each other form time to time. Thank you Lord for the example Ed set for Jane and I and our children.
Wendy and Dudley Simmons
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Edward's passing. Ed contributed greatly, as well as shared his knowledge to and for the church through the years and will surely be missed.
(Sundays 8:50AM & 10:50AM):
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YouTube Live Stream Link
(Click on the Link or the Graphic
Sundays 9:00 & 11:00 AM):
Live Stream Link is only available at 8:45AM and 10:45AM on Sundays
⇓Order of Worship:⇓
In Person Worship at 9:00AM!
(But we will also continue to stream,
directions on the UMCHP.com home page,
at 9 and 11 AM as well)
Due to COVID-19 and our efforts to try to keep everyone safe and healthy, we have to limit our worship space to and estimated 50 to 60 people on a Sunday. In order to help us coordinate, plan and determine exposure, we would like to know if you will be physically present at worship or streaming the service as usual. Below are our expectations if you decide to worship with us in person and a reservation form to help us to prepare the worship space to keep everyone healthy, safe, and engaged in focusing on worship rather than worrying about the virus.
In person worship service time:
Live AND YouTube, in Person: 9:00AM, starting Sunday, July 12, 2020
This is the only service that will be open to attend in person. Why? Because we need to have time to disinfect and wipe down all surfaces in the Sanctuary. Disinfecting the worship space will take place in the week between worship services.
Rebroadcast of live service on YouTube will take place every Sunday at 11:00AM for those of you who like to get a little more sleep.
Worship preparation checklist:
- Bring your face mask
- Be prepared to social distance by 6 feet
- Bring a sweater- it will be cool to start off, but we will be turning the air handlers off so as not to circulate the air in order for gravity to do its job in keeping us safe, so it will get a little warmer toward the end of the service.
- Use hand sanitizer before and after entering the sanctuary, and/or wash your hands.
- Let the ushers help you by opening doors and serving you.
- If you don't feel well, please rest at home and stream the service at either 9:00AM or 11:00AM.
- If you are a member of an "at risk" population, please consider streaming at either 9 or 11 AM from home.
Just a quick reminder that we are still in the process of tweaking and tuning our resumption of in person services. Please help us to perfect what we are doing by offering constructive evaluations and suggestions. A lot of thought and planning has gone into this important time, and we thank everyone for their patience and endurance.
Policies and Procedures for Onsite Worship:
Welcome to the website of the United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, 1 Church Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
We are an active and responsive part of the greater Hyde Park community, reaching out and welcoming in the name of Jesus Christ. We are a missional church whose primary goal is to form dedicated Christians who embody Jesus' world view not only when gathered on Sunday, but in every facet of our lives. To this end we sow seeds of care and hope in our world, seeking to shore up the blessings of our community and perfect it in the loving nature of our faith.
We have programs aimed at learning, fellowship, discipleship, missions, you name it, but these are simply a means of witnessing to a greater love and sacrificial commitment that we have to one another and our world. This love and commitment cannot be held behind doors, while it can be celebrated there. This love and commitment welcomes in, but goes out to meet the wanderer on the roadside.
We would love to welcome you to spend some time getting to know us. You can do that as easily as looking over and plumbing the depths of this website. But really knowing us is helping us to both celebrate and encourage the greater Hyde Park community through the outreach we have. You are always welcome to come worship with us at any of our three Sunday morning services, which are joy filled Holy Spirit led encounters with a living and vital God.
Blessing to you on your journey, and know that God loves you so much that He died to prove it.
Our Mission Statement:
"Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we are a worshiping community, seeking the will of God, teaching the word of God, and sharing the love of God."