March 24, 2013March 24, 2013March 24, 2013March 24, 2013 10:30 am10:30 am10:30 am10:30 am
Palm SundayPalm SundayPalm SundayPalm Sunday
* 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.
(Children are dismissed for Jr. Church )
Requests for a recording of today's service may be made imme-diately 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!
March 24, 2013
Welcome & Ministry Opportunities (Nate Caldwell)
Hymn of Preparation
Offering/Offertory (Combined Choirs)
Call to Worship
Morning Prayer (Ken Sloan)
Message (Pastor Cliff)
Scripture Reading (Liz Brzozwski)
Songs of Praise & Worship
Hymn of Praise
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 (3/24):
Crib: Michele Kraines Crib: 10:30 - Rachel King, Betsy Gideon, Alise Dowling Toddlers: 10:30 - Kim Switts, Jason Perregaux
Next Week (3 /31): No Sunday School Crib and Toddlers: 10:30 - Sherri, Megan and Laura Benner
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 ques-tions 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.
Mark Your Calendars!
March 24 Palm Sunday
Care Group Meetings
March 25 7:00pm Camp Turf Training
March 27 6:00pm Wednesday Night Program
March 28 7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service
No Youth Basketball
March 29 Good Friday
March 31 6:30 am Easter Sonrise Service
7:30am Breakfast at EGCC
10:30am Easter Celebration Service
No Sunday School/Youth Group
No Sunday School next week (Easter Sunday)
Consider helping us decorate our sanctuary for Easter with the donation of a Easter flower or two in memory or honor of someone dear to you. The money received will be used to
purchase live Easter flowers (hydrangeas or lilies) The cost of the flower is $23.
Place your donation in a flower envelope found in the pew racks, then put it in the offering plate or
bring/send it to the church office no later than March 24th (TODAY).
A listing of those remembered and by whom will be included in the church bulletin.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kelly
Easter Collection - Schenectady City Mission
The Schenectady City Mission will be hosting their annual Easter Din-
ner. This year, the Mission would like to send their dining guests
away with a few toiletry items. We would like to show our love to
these families by helping with this effort. Heres a list of items we
will be collecting, in order of importance: Shampoo, Conditioner,
Deodorant, Razors, Toothpaste, Little packs of tissue, Soap,
Please bring your items to the Giving Chest located
in the Hall of Missions NO LATER than Wednesday
March 27th. Thank you!
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During the month of March, the Community out-reach team will be supporting a program called
Healthy Schenectady Families. We will be collect-ing books such as ABCs, Good night Moon, The Little Engine that Could etc. For a complete list of
books, please visit the board above the Giving Chest in Hall of Missions. As always, we thank you for your support of our commu-nity. We look forward to expressing our Love for the family by providing them with a number of new books!
Palm Sunday Worship March 24, 10:30 am
Maundy Thursday Communion Service March 28, 7:00 pm
Easter Sonrise Service - Lakeridge Farm March 31, 6:30 am
(Breakfast to follow - at EGCC at 7:30am)
Easter Worship Celebration March 31, 10:30 am
6:30 a.m. at Lakeridge Farm
Reminder - bring chairs & blankets. If it is raining, the Sunrise Service will be moved to our Sanctuary. If in doubt, drive to Lakeridge Farm 1st. Any questions the morning of, please call Nate at 1-417-593-6536. Join us for breakfast following the service back at EGCC at 7:30am..
Lose It For Life is not about dieting. Its not about
exercising. There are no quick fixes, magic diets, or
promises of a thin body. Losing the weight and
keeping it off may have more to do with changing
what youre thinking and feeling at any given mo-
ment than what youre eating or whether youre in a regular exercise
program. Lose It For Life is about creating a lifestyle of permanent
weight management that emphasizes the whole you: your spirit,
mind, body and emotions. Come join us on Monday, April 1st at
6:45pm - No cost!
Weekly Finance Report:
Weekly Budget: $8,073
Tithes & Offerings: $8,898
The Pastoral Search Committee thanks the congrega-tion for their ongoing prayers on our behalf. We have received over 72 applications and are sig-nificantly reducing this field through detailed review of resumes, sermons and statements of belief. We
will be increasing our communications with remaining candidates in the near future as we continually seek Gods will for our church.
A Membership Class will begin on April 7th and run for 9 weeks. Anyone interested should contact either Pastor Phil or the church office to sign up. This also includes teenagers who are interested. The classes are necessary for membership, but those at-tending are free to join or wait.
The 20s and 30s Class is set to begin again on April 7th! This class will continue to serve EGCC attendees who are high school graduates up through their 30s. The primary focus of this class is to encourage and em-power the future leaders of our ever-growing,
ever-evolving church. This is a unique type of class for EGCC in that it is a discussion based class that focuses on issues as they relate to Christian Life. This class is run in a discussion format and there is often a video integrated into the lessons.
One aspect of the recently developed Senior Pastor job
description was that he be able to build bridges to the
local community. Bridge building is our responsibility
as well. This nine week course will discuss how we
might practically develop new bridges to reach those
in spiritual and physical need in our neighborhoods
and communities. We will be using the early church
and a book entitled "The Church of Irresistible Influence" as our guide for
this conversation. This class, facilitated by Will Gideon, will begin on April
7 and will meet in classroom B.
Upcoming Adult Sunday School Classes
Attention High School Seniors!!
The Diaconate Board will be accepting applications for the 2013 Terry O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship from graduating Seniors who will be continuing their education next year. High School Seniors can get a scholarship ap-
plication from the Narthex, the Church Office or see either Nate Caldwell, Phil Sears or Cindy Phillips (representing the Diaconate).
Applications must be returned by April 28th and the Scholar-ships will be awarded near the end of the school year.
Camp Turf is a 3 day, spring break camp (April 3rd-5th, from 10am - 4pm each day) for students in grades 6 through 9. Camp Turf is the combined effort of Grace Chapel and East Glenville Community Church that is based out of Cheryls Lodge at Turf Community Park
(25 Fern Lane, Clifton Park). Some of the activities will take place outside of Turf Community Park. For these activities, driv-ing transportation will be provided by our camp counselors. Camp Turf is open to students from Grace Chapel, East Glenville Community Church, and Turf Community Park. Each day of
camp will consist of fun events, team-building activities, food (students should eat breakfast before arriving, but lunch will be provided), and a Christian message. Transportation will be pro-vided from EGCC to Cheryl's lodge each day - we will be leaving at 9:30am from the Church parking lot. Adult Volunteers Still Needed for Camp Turf! We could use a few more counselors and drivers. If you are able to as-sist with this project in any way (counselor, financial support, sponsor a student or prayer) please contact Nate Caldwell. Training for Camp Turf Counselors will take place on March 25th and April 1st at 7pm.