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March 3, 2013 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)


God Together March 3, 2013

Prelude Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell) Call to Worship Hymn of Worship Opening Prayer (Pastor Cliff) Song of Praise Public Affirmation of Board Members Morning Prayer (Bill Switts) Offering/Offertory (Worship Choir) Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church )

The Lord’s Supper Scripture Reading (Katie Fischer) Message (Pastor Cliff) Closing Song Benediction Postlude * 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. •

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.

Mark Your Calendars! March 3 March 4 March 5

6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm

March March March March

6:00pm 7:00pm 10:00am

6 7 9 10

March 12 March 13 March 15

6:30pm 7:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

Ignite Lose it for Life Habitat for Humanity Meeting (Calvary Episcopal) Wed Night Program Women’ s Craft Night Preschool Open House Care Group Meetings Ignite Board Meetings Wed Night Program Book Group Church Matters Deadline

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 (3/3): • • •

Crib: Sue Brown Crib: 10:30 - Jackie & Dan Guillaudeu, Laura Benner Toddlers: 10:30 - Karen Glynn, Caroline Briaddy

Next Week (3 /10): • • •

Crib: Susie Bandy Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Kelly Fischer, Shelby Switzer Toddlers: 10:30 - Michele & Danielle Sloan

Please note that the Church Office hours have changed. The office will now be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thank you! Last Call for the Christmas Musical DVDs! Please see Mary Anne Austin after the service if you would still like a copy. A Membership Class will begin on April 7th and run for 9 weeks. Anyone interested should contact either Pastor Phil or the church office to sign up. This also includes teenagers who are interested. The classes are necessary for membership, but those attending are free to join or wait.

Community Outreach Collection During the month of March, the Community outreach team will be supporting a program called Healthy Schenectady families. This program offers home-based services to expectant and new parents. Schenectady participants are visited by Family Support Workers (FSW’s) who also promote literacy from birth. At one point this part of the program was funded and they were able to provide one book a month for each child starting at birth. The books used are cardboard books such as ABC’s, Good night Moon, The little Engine that Could etc. The community outreach team will be collecting these type books throughout the month of March. For a complete list of books, please visit the “board” above the Giving Chest in Hall of Missions. As always, we thank you for your support of our community. We look forward to expressing our “Love for the family” by providing them with a number of “new” books!

Weekly Finance Report: Weekly Budget: $8,073 Tithes & Offerings: $6,522

ROLLER SKATING at ROLLARAMA!! Mark your calendars for Sunday March 17th, 4:30-6:30pm EGCC Families and Friends please join us for a private event with Christian music! $6 per person Adults and kids welcome 2710 Hamburg St., Schenectady Contact Susan Perregaux with questions 384-7296

Camp Turf Volunteers Needed

Camp Turf (4/3-4/5) 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.

Middle School & High School

Youth Basketball Thursdays at 7pm

SUNDAYS 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Growing Students into life-long followers of Christ

On March 17th, the Youth Group will be attending the roller skating event at Rollarama. Please drop your children off at the rink (2710 Hamburg St.) at 4:30pm and pick them up, back at the church, at 7:30pm.

Ladies - We encourage you to place your registration and deposit in the box in the foyer this week. The retreat team is busily making plans for a wonderful weekend and we want to include you in those plans. Please contact Carol Christensen for scholarship information.

Attention Readers! The next gathering of our book group is going to be on Friday evening, March 15th at 7pm at the home of Melisa Olson. We will be discussing the historical fiction novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. Ford, an award-winning short-story writer, has set his debut novel in Seattle during the internment of Japanese Americans throughout the period of World War II. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet looks at the best and worst of human relationships and reminds us that there is always room---and time---for forgiveness and redemption. This is a story that you'll remember long after the last page has been turned. There are plenty of copies of this book to be found at local libraries. All women are more than welcome to join us at any time. Please call Melisa at 388.9211 to RSVP or with any questions.

Our study meets at 7:00 every Wednesday night and 9:00 every Thursday morning 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 (

Women’s Craft Night

There will be a Women's Craft Night on March 7th at 7:00. We will meet at 19 Laurie Lane and work on a fun Spring craft, enjoy some treats and conversation and start planning for the future. I hope to see many of you "crafty" women on the 7th. Please RSVP to Colleen Switts at 424-9121.

        Please contact Carol Versocki or another member of the Dorcas Society if you have buttons to donate. They are needed to make protective coverings and walker bags. Thank you.

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 join us on Monday, March 4th at 6:45pm - No cost!

This Week’s Dinner:


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

6:00pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


Dinner Sonshine Singers Worship Choir Men and Women’s Bible Study

Cost: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $3, 13-Adult $5 ($20 Family Max)

Palm Sunday Worship

March 24, 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

March 28, 7:00 pm

Easter Sonrise Service - Lakeridge Farm (Breakfast to follow - at EGCC)

March 31, ~6:00 am

Easter Worship Celebration

March 31, 10:30 am

Easter Choir The Choir is looking for singers who would like to join them for two special Easter anthems on March 31. One will be 'The Messiah Medley' from our 2008 Christmas Musical. If you are interested in singing please contact Sandie @

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 Praise •

Pastor Ron and Paula Sylvester have a solid offer on their house

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 Unsaved loved ones

Loved ones and friends who need our prayers… •

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Prayers of healing for Hope, the girlfriend of Pastor Phil's son, Dean. She had back surgery on Tuesday and experiencing much pain and discomfort. Laura Beth Richman’s mother is suffering from pneumonia and has a week immune system. Please pray for her recovery. Judith Feurer, who has stage 4 lung cancer. Faith James (Schenectady Teacher) – Please pray for the family of the 8-year-old boy who died in Schenectady. Pray for the Schenectady staff and students as we make it through this difficult time. Carol Versocki’s friend, Karen, who is in serious condition following a car accident Cheri Vedder's daughter Kristie, now at Sunnyview, but has spiked a fever over the past week. Prayers on her behalf as well as for the family Caleb Sloan as he continues his Marine job training in 29 Palms, California For the friends and family of Jean Schwegman, who passed away on February 13th Sharon Pedersen, wife of retired missionary, Ed Pedersen has a blocked carotid artery Grace Bartholomew, wife of retired missionary, Paul Bartholomew has suffered a stroke and has lost movement on the left side of her body. They are asking for prayer to guide her physicians with the proper treatment plan 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 Disciplines of Frugality and Simplicity” Scripture: Philippians 4:4-13 I. The Discipline of Frugality – abstaining from using material possessions for self-gratification and staying within the bounds of what is necessary for the kind of life God wants you to live.

II. The Discipline of Simplicity – abstaining from embellishment that presents you as something more than you are.

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 Tom Bischoff Dave Brzozowski Alex Crum 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 8:30 am- 1:30 pm Monday through Friday WEB SITE: E-MAIL: Office: Sandie:

EGCC Christian Preschool 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302 Linda Wachtel, Director 518-399-6894 or Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

We are affiliated with:

National Association of Evangelicals

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