December 30, 2012 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)
December 30, 2012 Prelude Welcome & Ministry Opportunities Call to Worship Hymn of Praise * Opening Prayer (Pastor Cliff) Songs of Praise & Worship Morning Prayer (Eric Habel) Offering /Offertory Hymn of Preparation (Children are dismissed for Jr. Church )
(Virgil Lucke, Christina Mills)
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. 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.
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 (12/30): • • •
Crib: No Sunday School Crib: 10:30 - Sherri Benner, Kelly Fischer, Shelby Switzer Toddlers: 10:30 - Becky Blais & Katie Jahn
Next Week (1/6): • • •
Crib: Jane Stevenson Crib: 10:30 - Heather Sweet, Haleigh Sweet, Mikayla Briaddy Toddlers: 10:30 - Karen Glynn, Caroline Briaddy
*NOTE: The Financial Peace Class begins at 8:45am! (All other Sunday School classes start at 9am) Nursery Staff, please arrive no later than 8:40 so all parents can get to their class on time
Adult Sunday School Classes beginning January 6th First Principles: We will be studying and discussing the First Principles of Community Purpose and Disciplined Living. Each participant will receive two free booklets, Participating in the Mission of the Church and Cultivating Habits of the Heart. Both books are filled with Scripture and relevant commentary to help our class time conversation be more meaningful and informative. It is my prayer that through this class we can help each other grasp “the breadth and length and height and depth” of the love of Christ and His plan for the ages. This class will be facilitated by Travis Phillips and will meet in Classroom A. Isaiah, God's Prophet: Can a book written approximately 2700 years ago still have relevance for us today? The answer is a resounding "yes!” Join us as we consider the words of Isaiah and what they teach us about the character of God. This class will be facilitated by Will Gideon and will meet in Classroom B."
Mission Trip to Germany I want to invite you to join me on a Mission Trip next summer. For years I have heard about the wonderful things that God has been doing in the lives of teenagers in Germany who have attended English Camps. These 10 day camps offer a rare opportunity for teens, ages 13-17, the chance to practice their English and learn about Jesus. The camps are run by Teach Beyond and staffed by North American churches like ours. There are positions available for counselors, Bible teachers, worship leaders, cooks and activity coordinators. Teach Beyond provides training for all positions. All staff must be at least 19 years old. There are 2 sessions that still need staff: July 7-21 or July 21-Aug 4. I am available for either. I would love to see God raise up a team from EGCC to staff one of these sessions. Would you pray about joining me and being a part of what God is doing in Germany? I have brochures with more information. On January 6th at 12pm in CE room 1, we’ll have a meeting for those interested in learning about the trip who might consider joining us. Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of this team or with any questions about it. Michelle Kraines at 399-6199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Requests Please contact our Media Ministry Leader, Steve Blais, (email@example.com) if you have any special media requests.
Please remember to continue to pray for our Pastoral Search Committee
The search committee will be holding an informational meeting following the service on Sunday, January 13th.
SCHENECTADY CITY MISSION
Our hope is to once again bless our friends at the City Mission by collecting the following items throughout January: • Over the counter medication- to support the weekly clinic held at the Schenectady City Mission • Towels and Washcloths- to support the Men’s shelter at the Mission (these can be gently used) These items can be placed in the Giving Chest, located in the Hall of Missions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Foti.
Mark Your Calendars! Dec 30 Jan 1 Jan 4-6 Jan 6
Jan 7 6:45pm Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 11 Jan 13
Jan 15 Jan 16
6:30pm 9:00am 11:45am 6:30pm 7:00pm 6:00pm
No Sunday School/Youth Group New Year’s Day—Office Closed Winter Youth Retreat Mission to Germany Meeting No Ignite Annual Report Deadline Lose It For Life Board Meetings Wednesday Night Program Resumes Church Matters Deadline SPARK Generation Change Begins Search Committee Update Ignite Elder Board Meeting Wednesday Night Program
Weekly Finance Report: Weekly Budget: Tithes & Offerings:
$ 7,721 $ 9,136
The Colossians studies will resume on Wednesday, January 9 (7pm to 8:15) and Thursday, January 10 (9am to 10:30.) A new study will begin for both of these groups the week of January 13 and continue into May. One in a Million- Journey to your Promised Land, by Priscilla Shirer, speaks to women who hunger to experience Godâ€™s power, hear His voice, and live in the abundance of His promises. There are 7 video sessions and a workbook with a fresh, new format. Cost is $15. We invite you to join us. Contact is Susie Bandy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thursday Afternoon-12:30-2:00. These ladies will continue to study the book of John with teacher Nancy Snyder email@example.com.
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. A pre-meeting potluck dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Everyone who is involved in our church is encour-
aged to attend. All annual reports are due by January 7th. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
In the event of inclement weather, decisions about cancellations will be made by Pastor Cliff, the staff and the elders. Please check our website (www.egcchurch.org) as updates will be posted on the home page.
3rd grade-5th grade students Friday Jan 11th, 2013 6:30-8pm in Buchanan Hall "Cookie
Decorating and Hot Chocolate"
Games, Bible lesson, activity, snack! Come and bring a friendâ€Ś $1 donation per child requested Contact Susan Perregaux, 384-7296
Come and pray for our church and its leaders. We will meet in rooms 5 & 6 on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of each month and pray for our church and its leaders while the Boards and Elders have their meetings.
The Wednesday Night Program will resume on January 9th, 2013 6:00 - Dinner 6:45pm - Sonshine Singers, Salt & Light (puppets) 7:00 - Worship Choirs 7:00 - Men and Womenâ€™s Bible Study Cost: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $3, 13-Adult $5 ($20 Family Max)
Stowe Mountain Winter Youth Retreat
We will be departing from the Grace Chapel parking lot (996 Main Street, Clifton Park) at 5pm on Friday, January 4th and returning to the same location on Sunday, January 6th at 10pm.
The Youth Group is looking for large vehicles (SUVs, minivans) to borrow for their Winter Retreat to Stowe, Vermont - January 4th-6th. Please contact Nate Caldwell if you can provide Assistance. Thank you!
th u o Y stry ni Middle School & High School i M THURSDAYS 7pm Youth Basketball
Sundays: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Growing Students into life-long followers of Christ
Jan 4th-6th Youth WINTER Retreat at Stowe Mountain.
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 Praises • •
Robin and Kelly, friends of Kris Brown for successful surgeries and continued healing Rain Rippel, good test results
Prayer Requests • • • • • • • •
A Healthy Winter for our church family, friends and loved ones Church finances EGCC family’s & friends’ salvation Pray for EGCC, our Transition Team, Elder Board and Search Committee 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 Unsaved loved ones
Loved ones and friends who need our prayers… • • • •
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Cousin and in-laws of Melissa Foti with recent struggles Comfort and peace for Barbara Harkness and family for the passing of her brother, Bob Caroline Briaddy, for relief from complications following a concussion Adrian Perregaux’s brother, Dave, for effective treatment of surgery and radiation for squamous cell skin cancer Linda, Co-worker of Kristen Capeci, reoccurrence of brain tumor Melissa Foti’s stepmother, Donna Hughes, for the recent loss of her niece Leon, Kathy Kelly’s father, for healing from illness , and strength for Kathy’s mother Michelle Sloan, father diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Pray treatment is effective and pain is relieved Ron Edwards, prayers for love & relationship with father and brothers Laura Shaver’s husband, Jason - ongoing health issues Latasha Thompson’s parents; health concerns Michelle Seydler, friend of Heather Briaddy, receiving chemo for breast cancer Ethlyn McCall, Heather Chevalier’s mom, relief from chronic pain (spinal stenosis & arthritis)
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.
Sermon Notes: Sermon: “Facing the Future Unafraid” Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8; Psalms 27:1
I. Some Reasons for Today’s Fears
II. Some Lessons from the Hebrews
A. God Will Be With You
B. God Will Never Leave You
C. God Will Never Forsake You
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)
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 Bill Switts, Chairman Greg Bandy Dave Brzozowski 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 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Monday through Friday WEB SITE: www.egcchurch.org E-MAIL: Office: firstname.lastname@example.org Sandie: email@example.com
EGCC Christian Preschool 335 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302 Linda Wachtel, Director 518-399-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
We are affiliated with:
National Association of Evangelicals