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September 15, 2013 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)


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September 15, 2013 Prelude Opening Praise & Prayer Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Pastor Phil) Ministry Moment (Dan Meguin) Songs of Praise & Worship* Morning Prayer (Bill Switts) Offertory (Worship Choir) Hymn of Preparation (**Children are dismissed for Jr. Church)

Scripture Reading and Message (Pastor Jim) Closing Song* Benediction Postlude The Worship Ministry is delighted to announce that Chantelle Moon has officially accepted the position of Accompanist for our church. This position has been open since August 2012. It is a great blessing to the Choir and Music Ministry to have her on staff. Please let her know how much you appreciate her and her music! *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 Jim, 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. CALENDAR Sept 15

11:45am 12:00pm

Sept 16

8:30am 6:45pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

Sept 17 Sept 18 Sept 19 Sept 20-22 Sept 25 Sept 26 Sept 27

6:00pm 7:00pm 4:00pm

Youth Parent Meeting Summer Reading Participant Ice Cream Social (Preschool Rm. B) Preschool Orientation Lose It for Life Preschool Parent Night Wednesday Night Program Youth Basketball Men’s Retreat Wednesday Night Program Youth Basketball Ellm’s Farm Family Fun Day

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 (9/15):   

Crib: 9:00 - Susie Bandy Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Debbie Resue, Kristina Mills

Next Week (9/22):   

Crib: 9:00 - Julie Harrison Crib: 10:30 - Cindy Marshall, Betsy Gideon Toddlers: 10:30 - Kim Switts, Jason Perregaux


Rev. James and Lisa Smith 14 Glenridge Road Apt 804 Glenville, NY 12302 518-399-3151 Church Office 518-399-5776 Jim's Phone jimsmith@egcchurch.org

FLANNELGRAPH and DORCAS MINISTRIES The Media Team has put together a new PC for the Sanctuary and is in need of any, possible, computer monitor donations. They would prefer a monitor 17" or larger either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio is fine. Please contact Steve Blais Doug Chevalier if you can help. Thank you!

Flannelgraph Ministry will resume activities on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 AM. We meet in Class Rooms 3 and 4. The Dorcas Society will also resume their activities on the 17th at 10:30 AM. If you love to sew, please come and join them.

Finance Report Weekly Budget: $8,073 Tithes & Offerings: $14,480 Parking Lot Fund YTD: $12,517 Parking Lot Fund Offering (9/8): $355


The Worship Team is in serious need of experienced guitar players, especially bass or electric guitar. Other instrumentalists are always welcome too! If you are interested please contact Sandie Wanamaker @ egcc.music@verizon.net or 932-3286.

The infants and toddlers in the nursery are looking for more adults and teens to play with during the church service. We are also looking for someone to be a nursery coordinator on call, which occurs once every three months for an entire month. If anyone is interested they should contact Heather Sweet.

PRIMETIMERS LUNCHEON The Primetimer’s Luncheon will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, October 3rd. Please call Gail Heckeler at 399-4110 to RSVP Entertainment will be provided.

Lose It For Life is about creating a lifestyle of permanent weight management that emphasizes the whole you: your spirit, mind, body and emotions. Join us on Monday, September 16th at 6:45pm - No cost!


Attention Summer Reading Program Participants! The Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social, is TODAY (directly following church). The social will take place in Preschool Room B. Only those who have submitted their forms will be allowed to attend. This will be a time for us all to get together, converse, eat and earn some well deserved rewards. I am really looking forward to seeing you all there. - Becca Blais

EGCC Families and Friends Ellms Farm Fun

Friday September 27, 4-6pm Ellms Farm reserved privately for our EGCC group. All are invited for fun and fresh air! Admission is $5 per person (adult, teen, child) Under 2 yrs - free. Meet directly at Ellms Farm, 448 Charlton Rd. Numerous outdoor activities for children of all ages, including the Amazing Maize Corn Maze! Wear suitable outdoor shoes and clothes, bring snack if desired. Event will be postponed if it's raining!! Contact Susan Perregaux, 384-7296, cell 956-4250.

www.ellmsfarm.com

Youth Group Grades 6-12 Sundays at 6:30pm There will be a parent meeting following church, TODAY in the Youth Room


It is not too late to join a women’s Bible Study. If you have questions about which study would be best for you, please contact Michelle Kraines, Women’s Discipleship Coordinator at 399-6199. Church Studies: Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 25th Please join us starting 9:15 at church for a time of fellowship and bible study. This study is geared for mothers of young children who would like to develop friendships and study what God’s word says about raising children. Babysitting will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Fischer at 8859576 or email her at ktfish@nycap.rr.com Wednesday 7pm to 8:15pm: Beth Moore’s David-Seeking a Heart Like His. Workbooks are $20. Join us as we seek to know David , A Man after God’s Own Heart, and then grow to be like him. Contact is Susie Bandy (377-0079). Thursday 9am to 10:30am: This study also is using the book by Beth Moore, David- Seeking a Heart Like His. Contact is Donna Williams (399-2319). Thursday 12:30pm to 1:30pm: This group is studying 1 Samuel. Those who can stay until 2:00, there is a time of prayer. Contact is Nancy Snyder (399-3045). Home Studies: Friday mornings, alternating weeks, beginning Sept. 20th This study meets in the homes of the women involved from 9-11am. The study will be chosen with input from the women involved. Please contact Brenda Mills at 399-8787 if you are interested in joining us.

The October Men’s Breakfast will take place on the second Saturday (Oct. 12th) of the month at 8:30 a.m. as not to conflict with the Missions Conference.

The EGCC Men's Retreat 2013 will be held from Friday evening, September 20th Sunday afternoon, September 22nd at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, NY. Our theme this Fall is: Stepping Up - A Call to Courageous Manhood. We will have 4 sessions of worship spread throughout the weekend, an evening camp-fire and a full afternoon of recreation in the beautiful Adirondack region. Cost: $150 per man $100 per son (Ages 14-18) For more information, please contact Adrian Perregaux.


Fall 2013 Adult Sunday School Classes Book study with video – taught by Will Gideon Grace – by Max Lucado - Preschool Room B As believers in Christ, we claim to understand grace. From Sunday school to adulthood we've been taught that we're saved by grace. We know the Bible verses and the sinner's prayer, but have we really taken hold of it? Or rather, has it taken hold of us? Grace isn't a nice idea. It's not a song lyric, or a warm, fuzzy feeling. It's the radical life of Christ lived in you. Grace gives you the freedom to love the unlovable, and forgive the unforgivable, because you know how much you're loved, and know how much you've been forgiven. In Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, Max Lucado calls readers back to consider the abundant richness of God's offer. It's an offer to live a changed life, a call to genuine transformation and the courage to see it through. Don't let grace pass you by. When you let it in, it will rock your world, and change your heart. Old Testament Study - taught by Tom Bischoff - Preschool Room A Jeremiah - "Jeremiah, the man: his moment, mission, and message – all 52 chapters in 14 weeks." 20’s and 30’s class - taught by Greg and Suzie Bandy CE Wing, BH-1 The Insider- Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World – by Jim Peterson and Mike Shamy As a citizen of God's kingdom, you are already uniquely positioned to live out your kingdom citizenship among the people you relate to every day. God has called you to be an "insider" to your family, neighborhood, and workplace. As you adopt the winsome patterns of a kingdom lifestyle, people in your life will see that there is, indeed, a better way to live. In The Insider, the authors help you:  See your family, neighborhood, and workplace through kingdom eyes  Discover God's eternal purposes and the strategic place for the insider  Overcome the obstacles to fruitfulness  Form new kingdom lifestyle patterns


WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP Join us every Wednesday! Come for all or part of the evening. Make reservations for the catered dinner by using your communication card in your pew, or by calling the office. Cost: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $3, 13-Adult $5 ($20 Family Max)

SCHEDULE 6:00pm - 6:45pm Dinner 6:45pm - 7:45pm Praise Gang (K - 8th grade) 6:45pm - 8:30pm Youth Bible Study at Nate Caldwell’s home (18 Droms Road Ext.) 7:00pm - 8:15pm Men and Women’s Bible Studies 7:00pm - 8:30pm Worship Choir (9th grade - Adult)

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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 

Margaret Shaver's father Albert Kausch has been moved to St Peters Rehab 301 Hackett Blvd Albany, NY 12208. He has joined his wife, Helen at St Peter's . Please pray for comfort during transition.

Prayer Requests      

The Church in this time of transition Church finances & Parking Lot Fund EGCC family’s & friends’ salvation Pray for EGCC Elder Board Send us into people’s lives to share God’s love in Christ through our witness Those who are unemployed, church especially those who are a part of our church family

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Susan Richter, M. Shaver's sister: Endometrial Cancer, comfort and healing from kidney problems & side effects from two more chemo treatments followed by radiation. Greg and Susie Bandy: Pray for college students, especially freshman, to seek fellowship and a church family and to choose obedience over the world’s pleasures. Anonymous: Keep our shut-ins in prayer. Marilyn Wilkinson, Elsie Morrison, Julia Palmatier and others not mentioned. Emma Squires' friend Helen, who has cancer, is in the hospital, having had a grand mal seizure. She is not expected to live through the week. Emma is asking for prayers for a peaceful journey to meet our Father. Doug Chevalier who has been suffering abdominal pain for two years. Please pray for answers from the doctors and relief from the pain. Diane Fisher is requesting prayer support for her sister, Candy, in California who is struggling with depression, pain and poor appetite. Continued prayer for healing and strength for Diane Clancy’s mother as she battles cancer. Friend of Andrei and Emma Squires, “Tank” who will undergo what they hope to be his last of many surgeries after an ATV accident last year. Ann Marie Capeci – Please pray for Ann Marie Vergilio who has been battling stage 4 cancer for one year now. Pray for healing, comfort and guidance. Andrea Slover – Please pray for Raymond DiCamillo (father-in-law of Andrea & Pete Slover’s daughter, Kim) who has been given less than one year to succumb to his cancer which has spread throughout his body.

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  

Alex & Fran Knauss, North Carolina (TWR) John & Gail Morris, Colorado (AOE) 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.


Missions Conference Oct 5-6: Saturday morning 9am through 12noon Buchanan Hall: LOCAL outreach groups will be featured to include the City Mission, Salvation Army, Youth for Christ with Cheri Vedder and her special ministry, Habitat for Humanity to name a few. They will interact with congregation members and share what they are doing in the community for Christ. There will be food and drinks. Children are welcomed. Sunday will feature Sharon Carlson, overseer for IAM, who will address the Sunday School adult and high school classes and present during the worship service. The weekend will again end with the potluck luncheon and brief afternoon feature where the youth's summer mission trip will again be featured with new testimonies. The added good fortune will be the presence of George Tooklakis who helped with the trip: he will share briefly what his role is and will have a table displayed. Nate Caldwell will then present a video and talk about his summer work in Mexico. Scripture Text: Acts 1:8 Missions Next Door and Across the Globe

From the Retired Missionaries: "Have had a lot of bills since Feb. but God is faithful - Thank you (EGCC) for being such a blessing to us at this time." - Ed and Sharon Pedersen "You have stood by me through the years- it is so encouraging not to be forgotten by you (EGCC)" - Betty Hoffman


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

Rev. Jim Smith 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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