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December 22, 2013 The Season of Advent Week 4: Joy Prelude Opening Praise & Prayer Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Elder Jim Fischer) Lighting the Advent Candle of Peace (The Kenyon Family)

Songs of Praise & Worship* Morning Prayer (Greg Bandy) Offertory Congregational Hymn Children’s Message Children are then dismissed for Jr. Church

Message (Pastor Jim) Closing Hymn* 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.

Dec 15th

TODAY No Youth Group

Dec 24th

THIS WEEK 6:30pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Dec 29th Dec 5th Jan 11th

UPCOMING No Sunday School New Adult Sunday School Classes Begin 8:30am Men’s Breakfast (Note date change)

Nursery

Schedule

This Week (12/22): Crib: 9:00 - Jane Stevensen, Brenda Mills Crib: 10:30 - Catherine Gideon, Laura Benner Toddlers: 10:30 - Katie Jahn, Megan Benner

Next Week (12/29): Crib: 9:00 - Sue Brown, Brenda Mills Crib: 10:30 - Cindy Marshall, Kelly Fischer Toddlers: 10:30 - Sherri Benner, Carly DeLeonardo

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Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:00 am New Members Class – taught by Pastor Phil Sears and Members of the Elders Board (BEGINS January 5th) What is a church? What is THIS church? How does it work? What is it all about? How do I grow in faith? How do I make a difference? These questions and more. The Prophet Ezekiel – Old Testament Study – taught by Tom Bischoff (BEGINS January 5th) The Book of Ezekiel can be so mysterious. This study of God’s messenger to his age will help us see the human side of Ezekiel. And we will see how his words describe God’s heart and mind. Kingdom Living – The Insider – taught by Greg and Suzie Bandy 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 this discussion of the Book “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 Program (Will Resume January 8th) 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) Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15pm - A Man’s Guide to Work (BEGINS 1/8)

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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 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


A Man’s Guide to Work (Begins 1/8) Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15pm You’ll spend more than half your waking hours at work. Here’s a promise to make it more than just your job. Join with other men for a study and discussion of living our Christian faith at work. Led by Pastor Jim and others. This is a casual group for guys of all ages – especially those who have not been a part of a Men’s Group before. Meets at the church building after Wednesday Supper.

NEW MEMBER CLASS The Membership Class will begin January 5th, during the Sunday School hour (9am) 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. New elements have been added including: Discovering your spiritual gifts; discovering your personality type; understanding how personalities interact (and conflict) and understanding Congregationalism.

MISSIONS UPDATE The Mission Board asks for special prayers this Advent Season for all our supported missionaries and agencies, near and far, as they continue to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for a special time of renewal for their dedication to the gospel and for God's continued provision for their health and sustenance, as they serve the God they love. Pray for a Merry Christmas for each and every one, and their families and for those they serve so well.

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Tuesday, December 24th at 6:30 pm Invitations enclosed - Invite a Friend!

Missing something? There are many items that have been hanging in the church entrance closet for a while. If any belong to you, please find them in the church office. All unclaimed items will be donated to City Mission. Thank You!!!!

The next Men’s Breakfast will take place on Saturday January 11th at 8:30 a.m. (Note date change) All Men ages 14 & up are invited to attend!

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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 

The Christmas Musical

Prayer Requests       

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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Elsie Morrison, who was admitted to Ellis Hospital on Thursday. Robb Marshall and family, with the loss of his father. The family of Trooper Cunniff. Vivian Cooper’s daughter, Jean, post gallbladder removal surgery. Heather Sweet’s co-worker, Jenna, with the loss of her baby. Sandie Wanamaker’s daughter-in-law, Lauren, is home from the hospital! Please continue prayerful support for a complete recovery Andrea Slover is home and continues to need prayer for strength and resolution of a sinus infection. 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 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.

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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Cherie & Rick Vedder, New York (YFC) Gordon & Sara Williams, Wisconsin (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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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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