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Kick-Off Sunday September 8, 2013 Worship at 10:30am Sunday School at 9:00am (All ages)


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September 8, 2013 Prelude Songs of Praise* Opening Prayer Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell) Songs of Worship* Morning Prayer (Bonita Sears) Offertory Hymn of Preparation (**Children are dismissed for Jr. Church)

Scripture Reading and Message (Pastor Jim Smith) Closing Song* 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. 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!

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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 8 Sept 11 Sept 12 Sept 13 Sept 14 Sept 15

Sept 16

6:30pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:30am 11:45am 12:00pm 8:30am 6:45pm

Kick-Off Sunday (10:30 Service Resumes) Youth Group Wednesday Night Program Youth Basketball Church Matters Deadline Worship Team Kick-Off Youth Parent Meeting Summer Reading Participant Ice Cream Social Preschool Orientation Lose It for Life

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 (9/8):   

Crib: Kick off Sunday Crib: 10:30 - Jackie & Dan Guillaudeu Toddlers: 10:30 - Michele & Danielle Sloan

Next Week (9/15):   

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


TODAY! 9am - 10:15am, Ages 2 - Adult Join us for Breakfast! We will start our Sunday School Year & introduce our Sunday School Teachers Special Events Calendar and Registrations Scripture Memory and Summer Reading Recognition Previews of Adult Sunday School Classes which will start Sept 15th. We will also be celebrating with a picnic right after church on the grounds and in the fellowship hall. Subs and Drinks will be provided. We will then welcome Pastor Jim and Lisa and celebrate with a cake! Please bring a side dish to pass.

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: $5,643 Parking Lot Fund YTD: $12,162 Parking Lot Fund Offering (9/1): $575


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.

PRIMETIMERS LUNCHEON The Primetimer’s Luncheon will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, October 3rd. Please call Gail Heckeler at 399-4110 or Velma Rhodenizer at 399-1957 to RSVP Entertainment will be provided.

Attention Summer Reading Program Participants! The summer reading program has now come to an end. Please submit your completed forms to Becca Blais as soon as possible. You can either email them to me (rebeccablais@gmail.com) or hand them directly to me at church. I will need them by TODAY so that I can be sure to recognize your efforts during the program. September 15th will be the Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social, (directly following church). The social will take place in the CE Wing. 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

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!


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.

Youth Group Grades 6-12 Begins today at 6:30pm There will be a parent meeting following church, next Sunday (9/15) in the Youth Room

Wish Caleb Sloan a Happy Birthday!! Caleb will be turning 19 on September 22nd. He would appreciate some birthday wishes (the old-fashioned kind) while he is far away from home. Birthday cards (regular postage) can be sent to him at: PFC Sloan, Caleb J. 7th Comm BN 111 MHG Unit 35608 FPO AP 96606 Thank you!!


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 885-9576 or email her at ktfish@nycap.rr.com Wednesday nights beginning Sept. 11th The Wednesday night Women's Bible Study will be Beth Moore's, David: Seeking A Heart Like His. Come join us as we take an exciting journey to know King David, the man after God's own heart. Study meets at church from 7-8:15 pm. Workbooks cost $20. Please contact Susie Bandy for sign up. We would like to get a count to know how many workbooks to order. COME and let's press on to know Him more deeply! Thursday mornings beginning Sept. 12th The Thursday morning Women's Bible Study will be Beth Moore's, David: Seeking A Heart Like His. Come join us as we take an exciting journey to know King David, the man after God's own heart. Study meets from 9-10:30 am at church. Workbooks cost $20. Please contact Donna Williams for sign up. We would like to get a count to know how many workbooks to order. COME and let's press on to know Him more deeply! Thursday afternoon beginning Sept. 12th This study meets Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 for bible study at church. Then we stay to share and pray until 2:00 at the latest. If one needs to leave at 1:30 that is fine. We break at that time for a moment to allow anyone to go to an appointment or whatever. We love having new people come and join us. Last year we were about 10 -15 women on the average. This year we will be studying I Samuel so please bring your bibles. Ann Van Wie is the one in charge of this group, and we do support Paul Holt and family as our missionary interest. 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 3998787 if you are interested in joining us.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP Meals will resume on Wednesday, September 11th 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)

Care Groups September 15th 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. Groups meet in homes and at the church twice per month, typically Sunday nights. We have space in existing groups and will be forming new groups. For the fall, we are encouraging groups to discuss the prior Sunday sermon, reviewing the scripture and ways to practically apply the message. If you are interested in being a part of care group please speak to Guy/Kelli DeLeonardo at 384-3879 or one of the current care group leaders including Greg/ Susie Bandy, Dan/ Lori Meguin, Ted/Karen Feurer, Rob/Cindy Marshall, Dave/ Mary Anne Austin or Gary/Donna Williams.


GOD'S WORDS WE SHARE - # 1 "OUR GREAT COMMISSION" Matthew 28:18-20 (p.989)

Main Idea: Jesus gives us direction as His followers and walks closely with us we go.

Where We Look is Where We Steer

Series and Assumptions

Jesus Gives Us DIRECTION

Jesus Gives Us COMPANIONSHIP

Taking the Word to Heart (circle one) WORD

INFLUENCE


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 safe arrival of Pastor Jim and Lisa

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 The marriages and families within the church

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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. Please pray for Julie Harrison and her family. Her dad passed away, following a recent diagnosis of liver cancer. Diane Fisher is requesting prayer support for her sister, Candy, in California who is struggling with depression, pain and poor appetite. Peggy Shawhan, Brad Sudduth's (Linda Wachtel’s son-in-law) grandmother passed away. Please pray for comfort and peace for the Sudduth and Lee families during this difficult time. Margaret Shaver's father, Albert Kausch, who suffered a massive stroke. 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. Susan Richter, M. Shaver's sister: Endometrial Cancer, comfort and healing from kidney problems & side effects from chemo.

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  

Paul & Nanette Holt, New York (IVCF) Rev. Ted & Diane Holzmann, Germany (TEAM) 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. 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:

National Association of Evangelicals

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