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January 13, 2013 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)


Worship

God Together January 13, 2013 Prelude

Welcome & Ministry Opportunities Call to Worship Hymn of Praise* Opening Prayer (Pastor Cliff) Songs of Praise and Worship Morning Prayer (Kelli DeLeonardo) Offering/Offertory Dedication of Children (The Swain Family) Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church )

Scripture Reading

(Tom Dowling)

Message (Pastor Cliff) Closing Hymn* Benediction Postlude Congregational Informational Meeting * Please feel free to stand or be seated during the singing ** Junior Church is for children in grades pre-K - 4th grade in the Education wing. Age appropriate lessons, activities & snacks are provided. •

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Requests for a recording of today's service may be made immediately following the service at the media booth. The recordings can be picked up one week from the date of request at the booth. Podcasts of recent sermons are available on our website!


We welcome you to our worship service this morning and pray that you will be blessed in the presence of the Lord Jesus. It is our desire to glorify God as a community of Christ followers who love God, love people, and make disciples because Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus or have questions about your faith, please feel free to speak with Pastor Cliff, Pastor Phil or one of the Elders. Communication Cards ~ please feel free to use these cards to ask for prayer or to update information. If you are a visitor, we would like to have a record of your visit. Cards may be placed in the offering plate or given to an usher on your way out of the sanctuary.

Join with us today, as we present Mason and Chloe Swain to the Church and dedicate them to God. We invite your infants and toddlers to our nurseries where there is a competent staff waiting to care for them during the service. This Week (1/13): • • •

Crib: Sue Brown Crib: 10:30 - Jackie & Dan Guillaudeu, Betsy Gideon Toddlers: 10:30 - Michele & Danielle Sloan

Next Week (1/20): • • •

Crib: Susie Bandy Crib: 10:30 - Susan Williams, Tracie Dionne, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Debbie Resue, Jason Perregaux


Alpha Pr Pregnancy Care Center Ba Baby Bo Bottle Dr Drive Help the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center minister to women in crisis and the unborn child in the name of Christ. Your prayers, time and financial support will be a blessing to hundreds of women seeking help and hope. Please take a baby bottle (or two) from the Narthex, bring it home and fill it with change. Please return your bottles by the week of February 3rd. Thank you for helping to share the love of Christ with women in crisis and standing with them to carry their babies to term.

The Search Committee will be holding an informational meeting following the service TODAY. Please remember to continue to pray for our Pastoral Search Committee. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL VIDEO AND PICTURES HOPE HAS COME

The DVD of this year's Christmas Musical is now available. If you would like a copy please place your order on the Communication Card in your pew. The suggested donation is $2.00. The Media Team is also offering a CD containing over 1000 still pics from the musical taken by both Doug and Steve. Please place your order for the Picture CD on a Communication Card. It's suggested donation is also $2.00. SCHENECTADY CITY MISSION

Our hope is to once again bless our friends at the City Mission by collecting the following items throughout January: • Over-the-counter medication- to support the weekly clinic held at the Schenectady City Mission • Towels and Washcloths- to support the Men’s shelter at the Mission (these can be gently used) • Over-the-counter cold medicine purchased at any Dollar Store would be greatly appreciated (They have the right quantities and it is alcohol-free) These items can be placed in the Giving Chest, located in the Hall of Missions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Foti.


East Glenville Community Church

Call to Congregational - Corporation Meeting A Congregational Corporation meeting for East Glenville Community Church, Inc. will be held on Friday, January 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., to conduct the following business: •

To hear and act upon our Annual Reports.

To consider and act upon the proposed budget for 2013.

To consider and act upon any other business that may rightfully come before this meeting. Respectfully submitted, Katie Jahn Church Clerk

Mark Your Calendars! Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 20

Jan 21 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan 27

11:45am 6:30pm 7:00pm 6:00pm 9:00AM 11:45am 6:30pm 6:45pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00am 11:45am 2:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm

Search Committee Update Ignite Elder Board Meeting Wednesday Night Program - Potluck *Generation Change Budget Informational Meeting Ignite Lose It For Life Wednesday Night Program Pre-meeting Potluck Congregational Annual Meeting Generation Change Youth Parent Info Meeting Alice Campbell’s Memorial Service Combined Care Group Meeting Ignite - Different Location TBA

*Note - new start date for the Generation Change Youth Financial Literacy Program

* Revised 2012 Year-End Finance Report: YTD Giving $401,439 YTD Budget $409,191 Total ($7,752)

Weekly Finance Report: Weekly Budget: $7,721 Tithes & Offerings: $ 9,924 If you have not already, please find your assigned offering envelopes in the Narthex.


Budget Informational Meeting Please plan to stay, following the service, on Sunday, January 20th to go over our proposed budget for 2013.

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. A pre-meeting potluck dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Everyone who is involved in our church is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Joint Care Group Meeting Resolving Everyday Conflict

This January, care groups will restart with an opportunity for everyone to invite others to share life together. Everyone in a care group and those wanting to or considering being in a care group is invited to meet in Buchanan Hall on Sunday, January 27th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. There we will open with prayer, enjoy some refreshments, understand what interest and groups we will have for the spring semester and start into a new study, Resolving Everyday Conflicts. Resolving Everyday Conflict is an eight-week DVD study that unpacks the amazing things the Bible has to say about conflict and relationships. Throughout this study, you’ll find the powerful and practical answers you are looking for as you dig into topics such as: when to overlook an offense, the root cause of conflict, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, how to deal with difficult people, and much more. With God’s help, Resolving Everyday Conflict will forever change how conflict looks in your life. Please contact Kelli or Guy DeLeonardo with any questions.


A New Year has begun.... Lose It For Life is not about dieting. It’s not about exercising. There are no quick fixes, magic diets, or promises of a thin body. Losing the weight and keeping it off may have more to do with changing what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment than what you’re eating or whether you’re in a regular exercise program. Lose It For Life is about creating a lifestyle of permanent weight management that emphasizes the whole you: your spirit, mind, body and emotions.

Come and join us on

Monday, Jan 21st at 6:45pm. There is NO cost!

Come and pray for our church and its leaders. We will meet in rooms 5 & 6 on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of each month and pray for our church and its leaders while the Boards and Elders have their meetings.

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Middle School & High School

THURSDAYS 7pm Youth Basketball

Sundays: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Growing Students into life-long followers of Christ

A Parent Informational Meeting will be held, in the Youth Room, following the worship service on Sunday, January 27th.


This Week’s Dinner: Potluck Please sign up bring a dish to share. *no charge this week*

Wednesday Night Program Resumes This Week! Please RSVP for the catered dinner (using your communication card in your pew or calling the office)

6:00pm - Dinner 6:45pm - Sonshine Singers, Salt & Light (puppets) 7:00pm - Worship Choirs 7:00pm - Men and Women’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study On Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Christensen is leading a men’s Bible study on the New Testament Letter of James. The method of study is by question and answer and the only text is the Bible. It will conclude each week at 8:15 p.m. All men of all ages are welcome.

A new study will be meeting the week of *January 20th and continue into May. One in a Million- Journey to your Promised Land, by Priscilla Shirer, speaks to women who hunger to experience God’s power, hear His voice, and live in the abundance of His promises. There are 7 video sessions and a workbook with a fresh, new format. Cost is $15. We invite you to join us in BH1. Contact is Susie Bandy (srmbandy@earthlink.net).

*Please note date change


Prayer Guide Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. - Psalm 4:1 Praises • • •

Laura Shaver’s husband, Jason, is improving The Youth Group’s safe and sound trip to Stowe Mountain Caroline Briaddy has begun tutoring this past week and can, hopefully, return to school in February

Prayer Requests • • • • • • •

A Healthy Winter for our church family, friends and loved ones Church finances EGCC family’s & friends’ salvation Pray for EGCC Elder Board and Search Committee Send us into people’s lives to share God’s love in Christ through our witness Those who are unemployed, especially those who are a part of our church family The marriages and families within the church

Loved ones and friends who need our prayers… •

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Oral Collins, Sandie Wannamaker’s dad, who is in his final days under Hospice Care. Peace and Comfort to Oral, and wisdom, peace and comfort for the family Barbara Bischoff and family, with the passing of her mother The family of Alice Cambell, who passed away on New Year’s Day Andrea Slover, following surgery Longtime family friend of Emma Miner-Squires, Isha, for healing from illness that keeps her hospitalized.” Caleb Sloan as he returns to Combat Training with the Marines Don Schoenberger, who is in rehabilitation Peace and Comfort for Ted Feurer’s mother, Judy, and for wisdom for the doctors treating her for lung cancer with pneumonia complications The Mastin Family, former members who now live in Ohio, for their son Gary with a recurrence of cancer which has spread from the brain to the sinus cavity Cousin and in-laws of Melissa Foti with recent struggles Adrian Perregaux’s brother, Dave, for effective treatment of surgery and radiation for squamous cell skin cancer Linda, Co-worker of Kristen Capeci, reoccurrence of brain tumor All homebound members

Serving Our Country & Community • • •

All active members of the military, the veterans, and all of their families Our President and National Leaders Our local leaders and government

Missions • •

Mark & Rae Wilson, Guinea (SIM) John & Melinda Bernard, South Carolina (UWM)

Unfortunately, space limits the requests we can run continuously. Please continue to pray for those not appearing in this week’s bulletin. Please contact us if your prayer request needs to be updated.


Sermon Notes: Sermon: “The Essence of Discipleship” Scripture: Mark 3:13-19; I John 1:1-3

I. In Terms of Time

II. In Terms of Understanding

III. In Terms of Involvement

IV. In Terms of Enjoyment


Missionaries John & Melinda Bernard, South Carolina (UWM) Sharon Carlson, New York (IAM) Alex & Laura Crum, New York (WBT) Glen & Beverly Ewart, New York (IVCF) Joseph & Tamara Hill, Arizona (PIONEER) Paul & Nanette Holt, New York (IVCF) Rev. Ted & Diane Holzmann, Germany (TEAM) Alex & Fran Knauss, North Carolina (TWR) John & Gail Morris, Colorado (AOE) Cherie & Rick Vedder, New York (YFC) Gordon & Sara Williams, Wisconsin (WBT) Mark & Rae Wilson, Guinea (SIM)

General Outreach Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, East Glenville Christian Preschool, National Association of Evangelicals, Mekeel Christian School, Spa Christian School, Dorcas Society and Flannelgraph (EGCC), City Mission of Schenectady, Capital District Youth for Christ, Latham, NY

Retired Missionaries Paul & Grace Bartholomew (WBT), Claire Burford (BCM), Ruth Gibbs, North Carolina (SIM), Cliff & Melba Greene (WBT), Betty Hoffman (AWM), Rev. Michael & Athena Kantartjis (OC), Richard & Priscilla Mellen (WBT), Rev. Edwin & Sharon Pedersen (SAM), Natasha Poysti (RCR), Ardy Soules (ISI), Fred & Goldie Stoll (SIM), Chuck and Muriel Davis (AIM), Evie McNutt (MM)

Remember to pray for our missionaries and supported agencies daily


EGCC STAFF SERVING IN HIS NAME Rev. Phil Sears Assistant Pastor

Rev. Cliff Christensen Interim Senior Pastor Sandie Wanamaker Director of Worship Ministries

Nathan Caldwell Director of Student Ministries

Susan Perregaux Director of Children’s Ministries

Gina Vendetti Administrative Assistant

ELDER BOARD Bill Switts, Chairman Greg Bandy Dave Brzozowski Jim Fischer Don Kraines Gary Williams

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! East Glenville Community Church 335 Saratoga Road Glenville, NY 12302 Office Phones: 399-3151, 399-3105 Fax: (518)399-0302 OFFICE HOURS 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Monday through Friday WEB SITE: www.egcchurch.org E-MAIL: Office: egcc.office@verizon.net Sandie: egcc.music@verizon.net

EGCC Christian Preschool 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302 Linda Wachtel, Director 518-399-6894 or egcc.preschool@verizon.net Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

We are affiliated with:

National Association of Evangelicals


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