Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Worship Together od
May 26, 2013 Prelude Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell) Call to Worship Hymn of Praise Opening Prayer (Pastor Cliff) Songs of Praise & Worship Morning Prayer (Felipe Moon) Offering/Offertory (Manny and Julie Seiz) Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church)
Scripture Reading (Don Tallman) Message (Pastor Cliff) Closing Hymn 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. 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. â€˘ 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! May 26 May 27 June 1 June 2 June 9 June 11 June 12 June 13-16 June 23 June 25 June 24-28
12:00 pm 8:30 am 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
VBS Volunteer Meeting Memorial Day - Office Closed Men’s Breakfast Church Business Meeting Celebration Sunday Board Meetings VBS Crew Leader Meeting Pastoral Candidate Visit *Reception of New Members Congregational Business Meeting VBS
*Please note date change
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 (5/26): • • •
Crib: Jane Stevenson Crib: 10:30 - Jackie & Dan Guillaudeu, Betsy Gideon Toddlers: 10:30 - Becky Blais & Katie Jahn
Next Week (6/2): • • •
Crib: Sue Brown Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Karen Glynn, Kristina Mills
MEET THE CANDIDATE: Rev. James Smith
Pastor Jim Smith is a 53 year old native of Michigan. He earned a BS degree in marketing from Ferris State University in 1981 and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1987. Jim has served as a senior/lead pastor for 15 years at Baptist churches in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine. He was also Executive Director of a Christian non-profit agency, Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, in Manassas, Virginia. In 2006, Jim assumed his current position as Senior Associate Pastor, responsible for executive pastoral leadership of Lake of the Woods Church (a 900 member interdenominational congregation located in Locust Grove, Virginia, just south of Washington, DC). For the past 26 years, Jim has been married to Lisa, who enjoys using her gifts and talents to support Jimâ€™s ministry, encourage others and serve the Lord through drama and music within the church. Jim and Lisa have one daughter, Megan, who currently lives in Alaska, where her husband is stationed with the US Coast Guard. The Smiths also have a three-year-old grandson. Among Jim's main passions and gifts in ministry are practical, expository preaching and teaching; building and applying Biblical truth for daily life; leadership development; administration and planning; and building community in the church.
Schedule for Candidate Visit to EGCC •
Jim and Lisa Smith arrive on Thursday afternoon, June 13th.
Thursday evening – the search committee and spouses will share dinner with Jim and Lisa.
Friday morning (June 14th) - meet Pastor Cliff for breakfast.
Friday lunch – Jim and Lisa share lunch with the staff to get to know them.
Friday afternoon/evening – free time for Jim and Lisa to become more familiar with the community. If desired, one or two representatives from the search committee will provide Jim and Lisa with a tour of the community.
Saturday morning (June 15th) – Jim meets with each board and ministry team at church. The board members and ministry team members will have the opportunity to discuss with Jim his thoughts regarding the ministries of each board or ministry team.
While Jim meets with boards and ministry teams, some women from the church will have the opportunity to host Lisa for brunch.
Saturday afternoon – time of relaxation and preparation for Sunday.
Saturday early evening – Jim and Lisa share dinner at someone's home.
Sunday morning (June 16th) - combined adult Sunday School classes. Jim will share his testimony, conversion, call, training, personal goals, etc. Lisa could also share her testimony and her perspective as a pastor's wife.
Sunday morning worship service – this will be a normal worship service. The preliminaries could be handled by Pastor Phil. The elders will introduce Jim as the speaker.
Sunday noon – potluck lunch. This will be a time for the church to fellowship with Jim and Lisa. Towards the end of the meal, there will be an opportunity for the members of the congregation to address any questions they may have for Jim.
Sunday afternoon – close-out meeting with the search committee and elder board (after the potluck dinner) to address any final questions and discuss next actions.
A Congregational Corporation Meeting for East Glenville Church, Inc. will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (immediately following worship), to conduct the following business: • • • •
To hear the list of new candidates for Membership at EGCC. To vote upon the list of candidates as presented. To make other changes to the membership rolls. To conduct any other business that can properly come before the congregation.
Celebration Sunday June 9th 9am - 10 am in Buchanan Hall for Children ages 2 -grade 12 AND Adults Continental breakfast and Sunday School Awards Celebration Sunday June 9 noon - 3 pm Potluck Dinner! Sign up in the foyer! Bring 2 dishes to share! We will enjoy Food, Fellowship and Fun! Bring Lawn Chairs. Enjoy our park like setting...we have volleyball, frisbee and we will learn the 2013 VBS Games!
Weekly Finance Report: Weekly Budget: $8,073 Tithes & Offerings: $7,536 Parking Lot Fund YTD: $7,723 Parking Lot Fund Offering (5/19): $455
VBS Kingdom Rock June 24-28 9am-Noon East Glenville Community Church Students Entering Kindergarten to Entering 7th Grade Kids will learn to stand strong for God! Registration Deadline - June 7th Volunteers Still Needed! Fill out a volunteer card & return it to the church office, the offering plate, or the collection box in the foyer.
Please plan to attend the volunteer meeting on May 26th at 12 Noon
July 21 - 27th We will be going to Staten Island, NY to work with Hurricane Sandy relief all interested be sure to see Michelle Sloan or Robb Marshall
Middle School & High School
SUNDAYS 6:30pm to 8:30pm Growing Students into life-long followers of Christ
Youth Basketball Thursdays at 7pm
May 31st: Sleepover - Girls at the Kateâ€™s house (4239 Menga Dr, Schenectady Apartment. #4) and the boys at Nateâ€™s house (18 Droms Rd Ext.). We will meet at the church at 6:30pm and pick up will be 9am on Saturday at the perspective homes. There will be no Youth Group on June 9th
Graduate Recognition During the service on Sunday, June 9th, we will be recognizing our graduating High School Seniors. We would also like to honor students who are graduating from college or other degree programs by including them in our Sunday Bulletin. Please send the name, school, degree received and contact information (optional) of any college graduates to the Church Office (email@example.com) by June 3rd.
Nathan Caldwell will be going on a missions trip this summer to Mexico, to assist five different organizations in camp development. He will be taking charge of six different camp programs, as well as assisting with a seventh. He estimates helping approximately 350 kids, and 50-60 staff who would not have otherwise been able to go to camp. In order for this to happen, he needs to raise $3000 dollars for travel, food, and housing expenses. If you would like to be involved you can find out more on his FB page or at www.campsinternational.org. Please make your check payable to EGCC and write 'Mission to Mexico' on the memo line.
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 • • •
For our Malagasy visitors Our new church roof Preschool Graduation
Prayer Requests • • • • • •
Oklahoma Tornado Victims 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
Loved ones and friends who need our prayers… •
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Please pray for Isha, friend of the Miner-Squires family, who is fighting kidney failure after a bout of food poisoning. Neighbor of Andy Yuhasz (Flannelgraph), Alfrieda, has been moved to rehab after losing four fingers to Necrotizing Fasciitis; a flesh-eating bacteria. Susan Richter- M. Shaver's sister: Endometrial cancer. Surgery went well. Results early June. Please pray peace and wisdom for the doctors treating Rachel Campo (sister of Linda Furman) for breast cancer. Please pray for Raymond DiCamillo (father-in-law of Andrea and Pete Slover’s daughter) who is hospitalized for treatment of cancer. Michelle Sloan’s father, Bill Slowikowski, for ongoing health issues Diane Clancy and family for the loss of her ex-husband and dear friend, Tom Clancy. Vivian Cooper had a fall and broke a bone in her shoulder. She is experiencing pain and discomfort. Please pray for her recovery. Carol Versocki’s friend, Karen, who was in a horrible accident, had the wires removed from her jaw and was able to start on some solid food. Please continue to pray for her as her healing process is still a long, difficult one. For Kristen Capeci’s friend, Kathleen, for strength, peace and wisdom as she cares for her mother Kathleen who recently had a stroke and diagnosed with breast cancer and her father Roy long-suffering with terminal cancer and has just lost hospice care.
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: “A Joyful Freedom” Scripture: Philippians 3:1-9
I. Bondage to Sin
II. Bondage to the Law
III. Freedom in Christ
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 Childrenâ€™s Ministries
Gina Vendetti Administrative Assistant
ELDER BOARD Tom Bischoff Dave Brzozowski Alex Crum Jim Fischer Don Kraines Gary Williams
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