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November 24, 2013 Prelude Opening Praise & Prayer Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell) Worship Video Songs of Praise & Worship* Morning Prayer (Sarah Dreisbach) Offertory/Ingathering Hymn of Preparation Children are dismissed for Jr. Church

Scripture Reading & Message (Pastor Jim) Closing Song* Benediction Postlude

Junior Church is located in the CE Wing - for children in PK - 4th grade Age appropriate lessons, activities & snacks are provided. We invite your infants and toddlers to our Nurseries where there is a competent staff waiting to care for them during the service. *Please feel free to stand or be seated during the singing. A recording of today's sermon will be available at www.egcchurch.org


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.

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TODAY Musical Rehearsal Youth Group THIS WEEK Thanksgiving Service No Wednesday Night Program UPCOMING Primetimers Luncheon Men’s Breakfast Holiday on the Avenue Birthday Party for Jesus Youth Christmas Party Church Matters Deadline

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Schedule

This Week (11/24): Crib: 9:00 - Jane Stevenson Crib: 10:30 - Sherri Benner, Shelby Switzer Toddlers: 10:30 - Michele & Danielle Sloan

Next Week (12/1): Crib: 9:00 - Sue Brown, Brenda Mills Crib: 10:30 - Heather Sweet, Alise Downing Toddlers: 10:30 - Debbie Resue, Dana Drosdick

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Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:00 am 

A time when Jesus wants to define the relationship with us. This class might make us laugh, maybe cry, might challenge us, it might inspire us. Because Jesus doesn't really want a bunch of admirers; He wants committed followers. The question on the table is: Are you really a follower of Jesus or are you just a fan? With Travis Phillips & Will Gideon in Preschool Room B.

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Old Testament Book study of the Jeremiah. How his times and message speak to us today. With Tom Bischoff in Preschool Room A.

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Kingdom Living (20’s and 30’s Class) - The Insider- Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World. With Greg and Suzie Bandy in room BH-1.

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Coming in January 2014 - an adult Sunday School Class at EGCC taught by Tom Bischoff: Discovering Ezekiel The Son of Man: God's Watchman - a man of many visions.

Wednesday Night Program (No dinner this week) 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)

Midweek Bible Study (Men) 

Wed. 7-8:15pm: The Image of Jesus - Looking at Jesus as our Role Model for Manhood. Led by Pastor Jim and others.

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Wed. 9:15am: For mothers of young children. Katie Fischer 885-9576 Wed. 7pm: David - Seeking a Heart Like His. Susie Bandy 377-0079 Thurs. 9-10:30am: David - Seeking a Heart Like His. Donna Williams 399-2319 Thurs. 1-2pm: 1 Samuel followed by prayer. Nancy Snyder 399-3045 Fri. 9am to 11am, alternating weeks and homes. Brenda Mills 399-8787

Care Groups Care groups are an opportunity for you to share life in Christ with a group of 6 to 12 others. Through studying the Bible, serving, and praying together, care group members find the mutual support, practical love, and encouragement to grow. Various Care Groups meet twice monthly. If you'd like to join a group, please contact Guy & Kelli DeLeonardo who will help you find the Care Group that will best fit your needs - 384-3879 or kellid@nycap.rr.com -3-


On Tuesday night, November 26, at 7 pm, our EGCC family will gather in Buchanan Hall for a service of thanksgiving. It will be a special time to celebrate together God's faithfulness and goodness through the past year. We have so much to be thankful for! As we sing and hear the stories of our most beloved Thanksgiving songs and scripture, Pastor Jim will share God's heart for his people to live in faith, trust, and gratitude. Come and share in the joy of God's faithfulness to us! Be sure to arrive early for a special portion that you won’t want to miss!!

Reminders: There will not be a Wednesday Night Program on 11/27 (Thanksgiving Week) The Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well as Black Friday (11/28 & 11/29)

We are looking for adults and teens to help out in the nursery for the Thanksgiving Service and the nights of the Christmas Musical. Please sign up on the sheet near the toddler nursery if you are interested.

If anyone is interested in regularly updating our outdoor sign, please contact Gina in the Church Office. Thank You!

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The Diaconate is sponsoring our annual food offering for needy individuals, families, and the food bank. Today is the final day that we will be collecting non-perishable items. Please bring your items to the altar table as an offering, during the service after the ushers pass your row. Thank you for your generosity!

Please help out City Mission this month by giving coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc for the residents. Donations can be placed in the provided areas in the lobby, The Hall of Missions and the Church Office Entrance.

Philippines Typhoon Aid The Missions Board is collecting a special offering today to aid the typhoon victims in the Philippines. Please place your donation in the offering plate. All checks should be made out to EGCC with the memo "Typhoon Victims or Philippines" to denote it. Aid will be going to the organization "World Relief" and channeled through our Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (4C’s). Thank you for sharing in God’s love for the people of the Philippines.

Praise to God and thank you for your response to those in need! We collected 82 Shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child!!

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BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS Sun. Dec. 8th 9:30-10am ages 2 - Grade 12 Go to your Sunday school class first then we will all gather in Buchanan Hall for our Party at 9:30. We'll have cake and punch. We will also make Christmas ornaments to give away when we go Christmas caroling on Dec. 22. A Christmas tree will be set up for children to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Schenectady City Mission Toy store. At the mission every year parents can sign up to come to the toy store and choose gifts for their children. Otherwise those children might not have any toys or gifts for Christmas.

HOLIDAY ON THE AVENUE On Sunday afternoon December 8, our church will once again be participating in Scotia's Holiday on the Avenue. The Celebration Choir, along with Praise Gang, will be performing selections from this year's musical at 3:00 pm at a new location on the Village Green, right next to Village Paint. The Youth Group will be selling popcorn and hot chocolate at a venue close by. We will also be passing out flyers inviting people to come to the musical the following weekend. Come with friends and support our choir and youth!

‘COME TO THE MANGER' 'Come to the Manger', this year's Christmas Musical, is fast approaching! The evenings of December 13 & 15 will find our church filled with visitors who have come to enjoy this event. Along with those who are involved in the musical production there are many behind the scenes people needed to make this outreach a success. We need greeters, parking attendants, nursery caretakers, and bakers for Sunday evening's performance among others. We want each and every person who walks through the doors of our church to feel welcome and blessed. If you are able to help with any of these needs please indicate that on your communication card, or contact Gina or Sandie in the office. Above all please pray that God will work powerfully in and through it!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING For ages 2-Grade 12 on Sunday, Dec. 22 9-10 am.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE On Saturday evening, December 24, at 6:30 pm, we will once again celebrate the most wonderful gift ever given to man, the birth of our Savior. Plan now to make this service a special part of your Christmas tradition. Invite family members, friends, and/or neighbors to come and celebrate Jesus' birth and experience the wonder. Come and worship! -6-


LOSE IT FOR LIFE We will not be meeting for the month of December. Meetings will resume on January 6th 2014.

The next Men’s Breakfast will take place on Saturday December 7th at 8:30 a.m. All Men ages 14 & up are invited to attend!

East Glenville Christian Preschool 50th Anniversary Recognition Our Preschool began in 1963 and is preparing to celebrate 50 years of Christian ministry to preschool students. We would like to commemorate this special occasion with a reception following the church worship service. Please save the date for Sunday, March 23rd! The reception will be open to the surrounding community, many of whom have attended preschool here. Please spread the word to anyone who attended or worked at the preschool in the past! If you have memories or comments about the preschool that you would like to share for this event, please contact: Susan Perregaux @ children@egcchurch.org or Linda Wachtel at preschool@egcchurch.org

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PRIMETIMERS LUNCHEON The Primetimers Christmas Luncheon will be held at 12noon on Thursday, December 5th. We will be having a variety of Ken’s soups and once again we will be privileged to have Mike Saccocio from the Schenectady City Mission as our guest speaker. We would like to help the City Mission during the holidays by giving unwrapped toys for their toy store or gloves, mittens, scarves, etc for the residents. Please call Gail Heckeler at 399-4110 or Velma Rhodenizer at 399-1957 to RSVP.

Elsie Morrison is turning 90!! Please sign the provided card, in the lobby, to wish her a very Happy Birthday!!

Bakers Needed We are looking for cookie bakers for the Christmas Musical Reception on Sunday December 15th. You can bake ahead cookies can be brought to kitchen and we will freeze them. Please see Cindi Phillips if you have any questions. Thank you!

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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  

We collected 82 Shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child!! Margaret Shaver's parents, Albert & Helen Kausch have been moved to Glendale Nursing Home, C-2, they are so happy to be back in Glenville!

. Prayer Requests  The Christmas Musical  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, especially those who are a part of our church family  The marriages and families within the church  Our church family shut-ins

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Susan Richter, Margaret Shaver's sister finished chemo and radiation, good prognosis. Please pray for restoration to good health...and hair. Sharon Tallman’s grandmother, Audrey Welnhofer, who has lung cancer. Greg and Susie Bandy - for Priscilla’s job and God’s direction Please pray for Andrea and Pete’s Slover’s son-in-law, Steve and their daughter, Kim, with the passing of Steve’s father, Raymond DiCamillo. Please pray for Lewis Mulone, father of Joe Mulone as he has surgery to remove many cancerous tumors. Jackie and Dan Guillaudeu - Jim Barber (friend’s brother-in-law) who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Emma Miner-Squires – Jacob Miner, 3 yr. old brother of Kaylee and Elizabeth Miner, has been re-hospitalized after complications with epilepsy. Please pray for his doctors and family to pull together to get him home. Prayers also for his sisters to have strength in this troubled time. Ann Van Wie's friend Helen Collins who has Parkinson's disease is in Sunnyview after a stoke. Pray for relief from pain and for salvation for Helen and her family. Jim Hale prayerful support for continued recovery.

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.

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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)

NEWS FROM OUR SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES AND RETIREES: From Joe and Tamara Hill: "As the year goes by we are reminded of your faithfulness and your part in God's provision and care for us. We trust that God will continue to see your investment to bless the missionaries with whom we work and the native people whose lives are being touched and transformed." From Gail and John Morris: "We are thankful for all the support and appreciate everyone's praying for us." From Rick and Priscilla Mellen: "We really appreciate your giving toward our work and ministry for more than 30 years. The Lord has really blessed us through these gifts (in retirement, Rick continues to serve in outreach ministry in Duncanville, Texas).

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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 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

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

We are affiliated with:

National Association of Evangelicals


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