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THE SEASON OF ADVENT


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December 1, 2013 Prelude Opening Praise & Prayer Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell) Lighting the Candle of Hope (The Miner-Squires Family) Songs of Praise & Worship* Offertory Morning Prayer (Bob Wanamaker) Hymn of Preparation Children are dismissed for Jr. Church

The Lord’s Supper (gluten-free bread is now available)

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 Primetimers Luncheon No Men’s Breakfast UPCOMING Holiday on the Avenue Birthday Party for Jesus Youth Christmas Party Church Matters Deadline

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Schedule

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

Next Week (12/8): Crib: 9:00 - Julie Harrison, Brenda Mills Crib: 10:30 - Susan Perregaux, Betsy Gideon Toddlers: 10:30 - Kim Switts, Kristina Mills

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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 (This Week’s Dinner: Ham & Potatoes) 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-


Diaconate Benevolence Offering The Diaconate is collecting a special offering today, and every Communion Sunday. It will be used for giving food or gas gift cards to those with an emergency need. Please put any donations in the Diaconate envelopes found in the pews and place them in the offering plates. Thank you!

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.

We are looking for adults and teens to help out in the nursery for 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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PRIMETIMERS LUNCHEON When: Thursday, December 5th at 12pm Serving: Ken Heckeler’s Soups Speaking: Mike Saccocio Collecting: Unwrapped toys or gloves, mittens, scarves RSVP: Gail Heckeler 399-4110 or Velma Rhodenizer 399-1957

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS When: Sunday, December 8th 9:30-10am Who: Age 2 - Grade 12 Serving: Cake and Punch Activity: Ornament Collecting: Unwrapped Toys

HOLIDAY ON THE AVENUE When: Sunday, December 8th at 3pm Who: Everyone What: The Celebration Choir, along with Praise Gang, will be performing selections from this year's musical on the Village Green, right next to Village Paint. The Youth Group will be selling popcorn and hot chocolate at a venue close by.

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY When: Sunday, December 8th 6:30-8:30PM Who: Youth Group (Middle School & up) Where: Nate’s House (18 Drom’s Rd Ext.) Activity: Cookie Bake-Off and much more!

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‘COME TO THE MANGER' When: Friday December 13th (7:30pm) & Sunday, December 15th (6:30pm - Reception to Follow) What: This Year’s Christmas Musical

CHRISTMAS CAROLING When: Sunday December 22nd, 9-10am Who: Age 2 - Grade 12 Where: Holyrood

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE When: Tuesday, December 24th at 6:30 pm What: We will celebrate the most wonderful gift ever given to man, the birth of our Savior.

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

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

MEN’S BREAKFAST CORRECTION There will not be a Men’s Breakfast in December. We apologize for any confusion!

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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EXCEL Excel 2014 is fast approaching. All interested High School students should register with Nate (not YFC) BY NEXT SUNDAY (12/8). The $110 price includes some meals, lodging and transportation as well as the conference. There are registration forms in the church office. Excel is Youth for Christ's annual conference for high school students and their adult leaders. Excel combines praise and worship, prayer, drama, comedy and music with strong biblical teaching to bring you to a life-changing encounter with God. It's held at the Saratoga Springs City Center and the Saratoga Hilton Hotel Friday night through Sunday evening (January 17th - 20th).

NEW MEMBER CLASS The membership class will begin January 5th and run through February 23rd. This class is required to join the church, but it is not mandatory to join when you finish. Everyone from teens through adults are invited to attend. We encourage our leadership team members, or any member, to attend as a refresher since 2 new elements have been added. Please see Pastor Phil or contact the Church Office if you are interested ASAP so that the correct number of materials can be ordered. Praise the Lord!

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!!

. 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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Barbara Harkness on behalf of her dentist's secretary, Holly’s husband who is experiencing toxins from the liver, which are causing brain problems. Ann VanWie's friend Helen Collins has been moved to assisted living. Please pray for salvation for Helen and her family. 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. 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

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Glen & Beverly Ewart, New York (IVCF) Joseph & Tamara Hill, Arizona (PIONEER) 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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