Isaiah's Table: Grace, Hope, Food for All

 is a faith community that meets each Saturday morning for breakfast at 9:30 and worship at 10:00. It also meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30 for Spiritual Nurture including Bible study, DVD topical studies and special worship services. Check the events calendar to see what is going on each week.

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Hope to see you at Isaiah's Table where all are welcome

The Season of Lent at Isaiah’s Table and Some Other News

The season of Lent began with an Ash Wednesday Worship service where contemplation and spiritual practices were the focus.

Fittingly, our Spiritual Nurture during Lent is “Animate: Practices” featuring leading voices from the Christian faith in a video, followed by engaging discussion. The topics and Christian thought leaders are: Prayer- Brian McLaren, Food- Sara Miles, Worship- Mike Slaughter, Sacraments- Phyllis Tickle, Money- Shane Claiborne, Service- Enuma Okoro, and Community- Doug Pagitt. We gather each Wednesday night at 6:30 in Lee Chapel. Check our website or facebook page for each week’s topic.

In Saturday morning worship (10:00 am) we begin each service with a Lenten candle devotion, as we snuff out one more light each week as we get closer to the crucifixion. We are focusing the worship messages on Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 5-7 from Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make the Road by Walking”. We will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper each week during this season as well.

Because we meet for worship on Saturdays, we will be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus on Saturday, April 11th, with a joy-filled service!

As a faith community we are finishing up our 9 week discernment study, having met after worship since early January for prayer and bible study. New leaders along with founding leaders of Isaiah’s Table have joined together to listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as we grow together and move forward in ministry. We are looking forward to the new initiatives that the Holy Spirit is putting on our hearts as this harsh winter breaks and new life springs forth.

We celebrate opportunities for our neighbors to access health services through new food pantry programs. Crouse Hospital is coming on March 3rd to do free health screenings for blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. The Food Bank of CNY is offering a series of 4 classes focusing on nutrition for those with diabetes or at risk for this disease. A representative from St. Joseph Hospital’s new community outreach program will be available the last two Thursdays each month to share about their program for those on Medicare or Medicaid.

 We praise God for the community of Isaiah’s Table and all the blessings God provides through it. God is so very, very GOOD!

Peace and love this holy season – Nancy, Coordinator at Isaiah’s Table

A Few Stories about Isaiah’s Table Happenings from Jerry

Discerning Jesus              We are “discerning” after worship at Isaiah’s Table. After that we eat and I can go home. I am not a fan of “discerning”, but I am committed to four more weeks. Let me tell you about today’s discerning about Jesus. Bob, our small group leader is […]


Advent/Christmas/Epiphany at Isaiah’s Table

Advent has truly felt like the beginning of a new year at Isaiah’s Table. A stronger sense of community is a large part of this feeling of newness. Attendance is up both on Saturday mornings (with most people coming for BOTH breakfast and worship) and for Spiritual Nurture on Wednesday evenings. Relationships are growing amongst […]


Jerry’s Fall Musings

National Security?             Have you noticed the prevalence of FEAR and VIOLENCE in the media and in the world? I am not prone to fear and anxiety, but I can’t help but feeling “fear” as I listen to the arguments for why we have to battle ISIS. ISIS seems terrible and it is just the […]


A Few Scenes from a Busy Saturday at Isaiah’s Table

The harvest from Matthew 25 Farm has been bountiful! We are so grateful for their generous donations for our fresh produce distribution ministry. We add greens, beans and assorted veggies from our own gardens plus occasional harvests from Vanderkamp for a generous supply of fresh and healthy food for the neighborhood. Here are some photos […]


Late Summer 2014 Table Talk Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of Table Talk, the Isaiah’s Table Newsletter, to see some the of ways God is working through this Faith Community the past several months. Click here to view: Late Summer 2014 Here are a few pictures from the summer so far, from Pentecost and chicken coop cleaning at Vanderkamp!  


Jerry’s Latest Thoughts – Early August

An Ultimate Optimist              Some people consider me a “gloom and doom” guy, a pessimist who feeds on a negative outlook.  That’s not me, honest. I admit to having slight hope that the clock on global warming can be reversed with all the attendant catastrophes that are beginning to appear.  […]


Some thoughts from Jerry in June

One Big Circle              I no longer think in terms of who’s a Christian and who’s not.  I no longer worry about who’s in and who’s out.  Are you saved? That’s not a question I ask.  The Spirit’s at work I am sure. Maybe, there is no boundary line that […]


Some Thoughts from Jerry

Here are a few posts from our resident volunteer theologian, the Honorably Retired Rev. Jerry Shave: Writing the Truth            Good writing is about telling the truth.  We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.”  Anne Lamont             I share that need to […]


Spring is here!

Even though there is snow on the ground on April 15th, it’s still Spring and new things are happening at Isaiah’s Table. First, Carol Howard Merritt interviewed our Coordinator, Nancy Wind, for her article about church buildings in Christian Century. You can read that article here. Holy Week will be honored on Saturday, April 19th […]