January 20, 2013 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)
God Together January 20, 2013 Prelude
Welcome & Ministry Opportunities Call to Worship Hymn of Praise* Opening Prayer (Pastor Cliff) Songs of Praise and Worship Morning Prayer ( Jane Russell ) Offering/Offertory Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church )
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. â€˘
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.
Media Requests Please contact our Media Ministry Leader, Steve Blais, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any special media requests.
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 (1/20): • • •
Crib: Susie Bandy Crib: 10:30 - Susan Williams, Tracie Dionne, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Debbie Resue, Jason Perregaux
Next Week (1/27): • • •
Crib: Julie Harrison Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Becca Kraines, Laura Benner Toddlers: 10:30 - Sherri Benner, Kristina Mills
Budget Informational Meeting Please plan to stay, following the service TODAY to go over our proposed budget for 2013.
Camp Turf Volunteers Needed
Camp Turf (2/20-2/22) is a day camp that is open to all students, grades 6-9, who reside in the Turf Community Park of Clifton Park. If you are able to assist with this project in any way (counselor, financial support or prayer) please contact Nate Caldwell. Alpha Pr Pregnancy Care Center Ba Baby Bo Bottle Dr Drive Help the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center minister to women in crisis and unborn children in the name of Christ. 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.
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 pictures from the musical. 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.
It is almost time to submit the preliminary version of our pictorial directory to Lifetouch! We would like to be sure that your information is listed correctly. Please find the spreadsheets (separated alphabetically A-J, K-Z) in the Narthex and note any changes. If you are not listed and would like to be added to our directory, please add your information on the sheet provided.
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 20
Jan 21 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan 27
9:00AM 11:45am 6:30pm 6:45pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00am 11:45am 2:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm
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 - At the Sloan Home
* 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: $6,989 If you have not already, please find your assigned offering envelopes in the Narthex.
! " . $ . The Search Committee thanks the congregation for its partnership as we move forward in the new year toward posting our job description and pastoral profile.
Please remember to continue to pray for our Pastoral Search Committee.
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, youâ€™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 Godâ€™s help, Resolving Everyday Conflict will forever change how conflict looks in your life. Please contact Kelli or Guy DeLeonardo with any questions.
Men’s Breakfast Join us for breakfast in Buchanan Hall on Saturday, February 2nd, starting at 9am. All men ages 14 and up are welcome to attend. 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 - 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.
th u o Y stry ni i M
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. The week of Sunday, January 27th, Ignite will be held at the Sloan’s house (50 Crooked St). You may drop off a little early and pick-up late if you plan on attending the Combined Care Group Meeting @ EGCC.
This Week’s Dinner: Pizza
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 Cost: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $3, 13-Adult $5 ($20 Family Max)
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 this week 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 (email@example.com).
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 • • • •
Michele Sloan’s father, Bill Slowikowski, is responding to treatment and pain relief. 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 • • • • • •
Annual meeting 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
Loved ones and friends who need our prayers… • •
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Sandie Wannamaker and family with the passing of her father Ann Marie Capeci – For our friends, Mike and Tina Rizzo, on the sudden, unexpected passing of their 10-year-old son. Please pray for strength and peace Linda, friend of Kristen Capeci, brain surgery scheduled for January 21st 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 in 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 Adrian Perregaux’s brother, Dave, for effective treatment of surgery and radiation for squamous cell skin cancer 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 • •
Sharon Carlson, New York (IAM) Alex & Laura Crum, New York (WBT)
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: “What are the Requirements of a Disciple” Scripture: Luke 14:25-27, 33; John 8:31; 13:34-35; 15-8 I. A Disciple Must Put Jesus First
II. A Disciple Must Obey Jesus’ Words
III. A Disciple Must Love Jesus’ People
IV. A Disciple Must Bear Fruit
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 Childrenâ€™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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sandie: email@example.com
EGCC Christian Preschool 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302 Linda Wachtel, Director 518-399-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
We are affiliated with:
National Association of Evangelicals
Published on Jan 18, 2013