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April 21, 2013


Worship

Together d o G April 21, 2013

Prelude Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Luke Delano) Call to Worship Hymn of Praise Testimony (Dani Sloan) Morning Prayer (Kelly Fischer) Songs of Praise & Worship Skit (Kevin Gideon, Dana Drosdick, Sophia Olson, Hope Chevalier, Betsy Gideon)

Offering/Offertory (Sonshine Singers) Armor of God (Laura Benner) Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church)

Scripture Reading (Kaylee Miner) Message (Nate Caldwell) Closing Song Benediction (Matt Delano ) 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.

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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.

Rules for Holy Living Colossians 3: 1-8 1. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips,


Mark Your Calendars! April 21 April 24 April 26-28 April 27 April 30 May 1 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 18-19

6:00 pm 8am-1pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 8:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 12:00 pm 9:00 am

Youth Sunday Wednesday Night Program Women’s Retreat Blood Drive Mission’s Board Planning Meeting Wednesday Night Program SPARK Men’s Ministry Breakfast Joint Care Group Meeting Servant Leader Meeting Wednesday Night Program Primetimers Luncheon Church-Wide Work Day Malagasy Weekend

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 (4/21): • • •

Crib: Susie Bandy Crib: 10:30 - Jackie & Dan Guillaudeu, Mikayla Briaddy Toddlers: 10:30 - Karen Glynn, Megan Benner

Next Week (4/28): • • •

Crib: Sue Brown Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Betsy Gideon, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Kim Switts, Carly DeLeonardo

Weekly Finance Report: Weekly Budget: $8,073 Tithes & Offerings: $8,037 Parking Lot Fund YTD: $5,248 Parking Lot Fund Offering (4/14): $940


Blood Drive (see insert): You may sign-up for an appointment by calling 1-800-Red Cross, visit redcrossblood.org or sign up in the Narthex. Volunteers are needed for reception and post-donation refreshments. If you would like to help out please contact Gina at 3993151 or office@egcchurch.org.

The Missions Board is looking to start a new program that will provide a few hours of free babysitting for busy parents every few months. We are planning an exploratory meeting on April 30th at 7:00, in room 2. Much assistance will be required to get this program up and running. We will need many helpers, not just with the children, but also in planning and organizing. If you would like to help with this ministry but cannot attend on April 30th, please contact Heather Chevalier at 399-8587 or dougandheather@juno.com. Since this ministry is new and not included in our 2013 budget, we will need donations of supplies as well as volunteers for planning, preparing materials, helping at the event, and praying for the plans, event, and any follow- up.

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, April 29th at 6:45pm - No cost!

Please check the Lost & Found box (in the Narthex) for any items as it is beginning to overflow!! Thank you!


Looking Ahead to May... PRIMETIMERS LUNCHEON The Primetimer’s Luncheon will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, May 9th. Please call Gail Heckeler at 399-4110 or Velma Rhodenizer at 399-1957 to RSVP

Church-Wide Work Day Saturday May 11th at 9:00 am - 1 pm. What better way is there to have some great fellowship and get your hands dirty at the same time! It could be outside on lawn care, or trimming the shrubs, raking the lawn, cleaning the shed, washing the windows, or inside work in the kitchen, classrooms, sanctuary or closets. We will provide Pizza and drinks for lunch. The more hands we have, the more fun we will have!

Malagasy Weekend The Malagasy are coming! Pentecost weekend, May 18-19, we will be hosting the Madagascar congregations from Canada and New Jersey. We are looking for host families who will be willing to house some of our Malagasy friends on Saturday night, May 18th, and for anyone willing to loan an air mattress for some who will be staying at the church. A sign up sheet is in the foyer. There will be detailed information in the Church Matters Newsletter. For more info, contact either Pastor Phil, or Pastor Cliff.


Our next Craft Group Gathering will be May 9th at 7:00 at 19 Laury Lane, Glenville. All skill levels are welcome. We will continue “perfecting” our knitting skills! For those who are not beginners, bring your ongoing projects and you may be able to assist with the coaching of the beginners. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles. Treats will be served. Please call Colleen Switts – 424-9121 by May 5th

Attention High School Seniors!! The Diaconate Board will be accepting applications for the 2013 Terry O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship from graduating Seniors who will be continuing their education next year. High School Seniors can get a scholarship application from the Narthex, the Church Office or see either Nate Caldwell, Phil Sears or Cindi Phillips (representing the Diaconate). Applications must be returned by April 28th and the Scholarships will be awarded near the end of the school year.

VBS LEADERSHIP NEEDS: Adults to staff the “King’s Kitchen” Duties include directing snack/food prep in kitchen for kids and staff members. June 24-28, 9am-12pm


This Week’s Dinner: Burgers & Hot Dogs

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

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

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

Middle School & High School

SUNDAYS 6:30pm to 8:30pm Youth Basketball Thursdays at 7pm

Growing Students into life-long followers of Christ

Caving 4/27 - Meet at the Church at 10am. Bring old clothes and shoes, headlamp, helmet, water bottle and a bagged lunch. Please also bring a change of clothes to change into post-caving.


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 • •

Emma Miner’s Bridal Shower Movie Night

Prayer Requests • • • • • • •

VBS Leadership Church finances & Parking Lot Fund 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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Marty and Karen Glynn’s 2 year old grandson, Aidan Lawrence, who is having kidney surgery on April 25th in Rochester. A friend of Pastor Phil who has been falsely accused of abusing her elderly mother. Social services has intervened and her mother has been removed from her care and placed into a hospital. Paul Gundrum, who has moved to Sunnyview for therapy and is doing better A friend of the Foti family, who is in critical condition. She presented with flu-like symptoms and now her organs are shutting down. Please pray for her doctor’s wisdom Carol Versocki’s friend, Karen, is home, but is still in a lot of pain with a prolonged healing process Tammy, friend of the Foti family, for relief and healing for a back injury For Sandy, the Burnt Hills Postmaster, who has stage 3 cancer. Family friend of Debbie Palmatier, Susan Kruse, who is in critical condition Heather Sweet and family, with the loss of her grandfather. Judith Feurer, who has stage 4 lung cancer. Caleb Sloan as he continues his Marine job training in 29 Palms, California. 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: My Sins

You are your Own Enemy. The only Biblical Response to Sin is ALL OUT WAR. Reasons to Fight? 1. 2. 3. 4. How to Fight? 1. 2. 3. 4.


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)

Please 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: www.egcchurch.org E-MAIL: Office: office@egcchurch.org 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:

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