This week at LLWC

We hope that you can join us for our online or in-person worship services. When coming into the LLWC building, please follow NYDOH guidelines and CDC guidelines on wearing of masks, handwashing and social distancing. Hand sanitizer is also available.

This week at LLWC

  • Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:00 PM with Dave Carney in person at LLWC and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • Saturday Night Alive message at 6:00 PM with Pastor Skip. Go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for SNA.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Adirondack Bible Fellowship in person at 9:00 AM in Newcomb. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Long Lake Wesleyan Church in person at 11:00 AM. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Saturday, November 14th: Dress a Girl Workshop at 10:00 AM at the Tupper Lake Public Library (41 Lake St., Tupper Lake NY 12986). We plan to make up kits for people to take home to sew. Please wear your mask and enter the Community Room by the lower-back entrance to the library. Soup will be provided for lunch. Contact Peg Mauer with questions.
  • Tuesday, November 17th: Ladies’ Get Together at 6:00-8:00 PM at LLWC.

    We plan to make “Thank You” cards. All supplies will be provided in the form of individual kits. You only need to bring for your own card if you want to. Please bring your own snack and beverage to make it easier on everyone. We will be practicing “social distancing” and wearing masks to remain compliant with all rules and regulations. We will not plan to share anything. It would also be great if anyone would like to share something on their heart. Amy will give a short devotion and we will plan our next meeting for December…possible to make a Christmas craft… Please call or text Amy (518)339-6428 or Sandi (518)354-7391 if you have any questions.

This week at LLWC

This Saturday, October 24th, we’ll be meeting in the Fellowship Hall to fill bags with garden produce to give to neighbors and friends. Please join us at 10:00 AM and be thinking of neighbors who you can give fresh garden produce to (potatoes, squash, carrots, etc.).

Other events include:

Sunday October 11, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

The Long Lake Wesleyan Church building is all ready for services with social distant seating. Come on out at 11 a.m. Sunday. We’re continuing our study of the Book of Zechariah, also known as the Old Testament Apocalypse. All are invited!

Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Zechariah 10:2-5: “Sheep vs Goats”

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:22-23 AMP)
… the things which the Gentiles (pagans) sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons [in effect], and not to God; and I do not want you to become partners with demons [by eating at feasts in pagan temples]. (1 Corinthians 10:20 AMP)
They did not destroy the [pagan] peoples [in Canaan], As the Lord commanded them, But they mingled with the [idolatrous] nations And learned their ways, And served their idols, Which became a [dreadful] snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with their blood. In this way they became unclean in their practices; They played the prostitute in their own deeds [by giving their worship, which belongs to God alone, to other “gods”]. (Psalm 106:34-39 AMP)
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (Colossians 3:5 NLT)
And as for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to his people: I will judge between one animal of the flock and another, separating the sheep from the goats. (Ezekiel 34:17 NLT)
All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. (Matthew 25:32-33 NLT)
Little children (believers, dear ones), guard yourselves from idols—[false teachings, moral compromises, and anything that would take God’s place in your heart]. (1 John 5:21 AMP)
But as for you, beloved, remember the [prophetic] words spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They used to say to you, “In the last days there will be scoffers, following after their own ungodly passions.” (Jude 17-18 AMP)
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NLT)
Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16 NLT)
And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. (1 John 2:22 NLT)
The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. (Psalm 118:22 NLT)
Then Jesus asked them, “Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’ (Matthew 21:42 NLT)
The Lord is a warrior; Yahweh is his name! (Exodus 15:3 NLT)
I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave. (Revelation 1:18 NLT)

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

  • Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:00 PM with Dave Carney in person at LLWC and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • Saturday Night Alive message at 6:00 PM with Pastor Skip. Go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for SNA.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Adirondack Bible Fellowship in person at 9:00 AM in Newcomb. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Long Lake Wesleyan Church in person at 11:00 AM. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Saturday, October 10th: The Adirondack Pregnancy Center will be at the Petrova School Circle in Saranac Lake from 11:00am-3:00pm for a “Diapers and Donuts Giveaway”. Diapers, wipes, donuts and coffee (water for the kids)…They will also raffle off an “All-In-One” car seat as well as other gifts. Please bring your friends!   *There will be no need to even get out of your car as this will be a drive through event. Contact Craig Seaman or  info@adkpregnancycenter.com for more information.
  • Saturday, November 14th: Dress a Girl workshop at Tupper Lake Public Library, 41 Lake St, Tupper Lake 12986 from 10:00-4:00. Enter the Community Room at the lower-back entrance. Soup will be provided; bring your sandwich and fabric scissors if you have them. Contact Peg Mauer at pmauer2004@yahoo.com for more information.

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

  • Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:00 PM with Dave Carney in person at LLWC and online at: https://zoom.us/j/700087236
  • Saturday Potato Dig at 1:00 at “Jud’s field” on Steinfeldt Lane (off Kickerville); and Carrot Harvest at Thompson’s at 99 Kickerville. Dress accordingly: those who spray down carrots might want to bring waterproof pants, gloves and boots. We especially need help with carrots this year. The Harvest Dinner will be at 5:00 for garden workers and their families at the LLWC. We will try to serve according to the NYS food service guidelines regarding disinfecting, distancing, serving, and the need to wear masks. A sign-up sheet was passed around church, asking for help with dinner. Please contact Cynthia Thompson to see how you can help.
  • Saturday Night Alive message at 6:00 PM with Pastor Skip. Go to https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke and click on the image for SNA.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Adirondack Bible Fellowship in person at 9:00 AM in Newcomb. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Sunday: Live church service at Long Lake Wesleyan Church in person at 11:00 AM. All are welcome! It will also be available online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke.
  • Saturday, October 10th: Diaper giveaway for the Adirondack Pregnancy Center in Saranac Lake from 11:00-3:00. Contact Craig Seaman or  https://friends.adirondackpregnancycenter.com/ for more information.

This week at LLWC

Join us for the following events this week:

Sunday September 6, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

The Long Lake Wesleyan Church building is all ready for services with social distant seating. Come on out at 11 a.m. Sunday. We’re continuing our study of the Book of Zechariah, also known as the Old Testament Apocalypse. All are invited!

Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Zechariah 6:9-15: A King and a Priest

9 Then I received another message from the LORD: 10 “Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. As soon as they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah son of Zephaniah. 11 Accept their gifts and make a crown from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Here is the man called the Branch. He will branch out from where he is and build the Temple of the LORD. 13 Yes, he will build the Temple of the LORD. Then he will receive royal honor and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne, and there will be perfect harmony between his two roles.’ 14 “The crown will be a memorial in the Temple of the LORD to honor those who gave it—Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah son of Zephaniah.” 15 People will come from distant lands to rebuild the Temple of the LORD. And when this happens, you will know that my messages have been from the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. All this will happen if you carefully obey what the LORD your God says. (Zechariah 6:9-15 NLT)

Then after Abram’s return from the defeat (slaughter) of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). Melchizedek king of Salem (ancient Jerusalem) brought out bread and wine [for them]; he was the priest of God Most High. And Melchizedek blessed Abram and said, “Blessed (joyful, favored) be Abram by God Most High, Creator and Possessor of heaven and earth; (Genesis 14:17-19 AMP)

The Lord (Father) says to my Lord (the Messiah, His Son), “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet [subjugating them into complete submission].” The Lord will send the scepter of Your strength from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.” Your people will offer themselves willingly [to participate in Your battle] in the day of Your power; In the splendor of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, Your young men are to You as the dew. The Lord has sworn [an oath] and will not change His mind: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110: 1-4 AMP)

So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” (John 19:5 ESV)

Yet as for Me, I have anointed and firmly installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain. (Psalm 2:6 AMP)

“For the time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line. He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just and right throughout the land. (Jeremiah 23:5 NLT)

Listen to me, O Jeshua the high priest, and all you other priests. You are symbols of things to come. Soon I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. (Zechariah 3:8 NLT)

In that day the Branch of the Lord will be splendid and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be excellent and lovely to those of Israel who have survived. (Isaiah 4:2 AMP)

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 AMP)

for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10 AMP)

For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin. (Hebrews 4:15 AMP)

Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6 AMP)

Sunday August 30, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion as we continue our study of the Book of Zechariah, also known as the Old Testament Apocalypse.

All are invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

The Flying Scroll vs the Woman in the basket

1 Again I looked up, and I saw a scroll flying in the air! 2 And the angel said to me, “What do you see?” And I answered, “I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits (thirty feet) and its width is ten cubits (fifteen feet).” 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals will be cut off according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears [oaths falsely] shall be cut off according to the writing on the other side. 4 I will send the curse out,” declares the LORD of hosts, “and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night in that house and consume it, both its timber and its stones.” 5 Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and said to me, “Now look up and see what this is going forth.” 6 And I said, “What is it?” And he said, “This is the ephah (grain basket) going forth. This,” he continued, “is their appearance throughout the land 7 (and behold, a [round, flat] lead cover was lifted up); and there sat a woman inside the ephah.” 8 Then he said, “This is Wickedness (Godlessness)!” And he threw her back down into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead cover on its opening. 9 Then I looked up, and there were two women coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. 10 I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” 11 And he said to me, “To the land of Shinar (Babylon) to build a temple for her; and when it is prepared, she shall be set there on her own pedestal.”(Zechariah 5 AMP)

For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 AMP)

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. (Romans 12:2 AMP)

Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hand; tablets that were written on both sides—they were written on one side and on the other. (Exodus 32:15 AMP)

One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mark 12: 28-31 NLT)

For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? (1 Peter 4:17 NLT)

I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30 NLT)

How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning [light-bringer], son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, You who have weakened the nations [king of Babylon]! But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit on the mount of assembly In the remote parts of the north. (Isaiah 14:12-13 AMP)

There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12 AMP)

And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14 NLT)

For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. (1 Thessalonians 5:5 NLT)

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 NLT)

Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. (Romans 6:18 NLT)

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34),

Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. (Hebrews 7:25 NLT)

Sunday August 23, 2020: Worship service with Pastor John of LLWC and ABF

Join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion as we continue our study of the Book of Zechariah, also known as the Old Testament Apocalypse.

All are invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.

Zechariah 4: Might, Power and Spirit

1 And the angel who was speaking with me came back and awakened me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. 2 He said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with its bowl [for oil] on the top of it and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it. 3 And there are two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side [supplying it continuously with oil].” 4 So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 Then the angel who was speaking with me answered me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 6 Then he said to me, “This [continuous supply of oil] is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel [prince of Judah], saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of whom the oil is a symbol],’ says the LORD of hosts. 7 ‘What are you, O great mountain [of obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who will rebuild the temple] you will become a plain (insignificant)! And he will bring out the capstone [of the new temple] with loud shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’” 8 Also the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know (recognize, understand fully) that the LORD of hosts has sent me [as His messenger] to you. 10 Who [with reason] despises the day of small things (beginnings)? For these seven [eyes] shall rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the LORD which roam throughout the earth.” 11 Then I said to him [who was speaking with me], “What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on its left?” 12 And a second time I said to him, “What are these two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes by which the golden oil is emptied?” 13 And he answered me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 14 Then he said, “These are the two sons of fresh oil [Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel the prince of Judah] who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth [as His anointed ones].”

These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth. (Revelation 11:4 NLT)

There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah. (1 Kings 17:16 NLT)

Now one of the wives of a man of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha [for help], saying “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant [reverently] feared the Lord; but the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves [in payment for a loan].” Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have [of value] in the house?” She said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a [small] jar of [olive] oil.” Then he said, “Go, borrow containers from all your neighbors, empty containers—and not just a few. Then you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out [the oil you have] into all these containers, and you shall set aside each one when it is full.” So she left him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing her the containers as she poured [the oil]. When the containers were all full, she said to her son, “Bring me another container.” And he said to her, “There is not a one left.” Then the oil stopped [multiplying]. Then she came and told the man of God. He said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.” (2 Kings 4:1-7 AMP)

For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. (Psalm 81:10 NLT)

I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous (those in right standing with God) abandoned Or his descendants pleading for bread. (Psalm 37:25 AMP)

And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 AMP)