March 15 updates

Here are some updates and announcements for this week:

  • Easter Services: Invite your friends to our Easter Services that will focus on healing and the Resurrection. You can attend the sunrise service at the beach (about 6:30 AM) or the 11:00 AM worship service at the church on Sunday, April 5th.
  • Good Friday: Come to our Good Friday service on April 3rd at 7:00 PM as we focus on placing the burdens and sicknesses of our lives on the crucified Nazarene — Jesus.
  • Tuesdays: Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
  • Wednesdays: Ladies meet for prayer at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We’re studying women of the Bible. This week we’re studying Mary Magdalene. See Karen for more info.
  • Wednesdays: prayer group meets at 6:00 PM. Join us as we pray for our community!
  • Saturdays: Fusion Youth Group meets from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Saturday, March 21: 10:00 a.m.: Dress-a-Girl workshop. Feel free to buy appropriate material and notions as you have opportunity; you will be reimbursed. See Dress-a-Girl for more information, or contact us. We will also be making tamales for lunch! Even if you don’t sew, come roll some tamales and enjoy some fellowship.
  • Please pray for those who need healing and encouragement.
  • Here are a few points from this morning’s lesson (see Romans 10:6-11 NIV).
    •  Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33 NIV).
    • Baptism is a public declaration of our acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
    • We are to go public with Jesus — He went public for us on the cross!
  • Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 if you have questions.

March 1 updates

Here are some updates and announcements for this week:

  • Tuesdays: Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
  • Wednesdays: Ladies’ meet for prayer at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We’re studying women from the Bible. See Karen for more info.
  • Wednesdays: prayer group meets at 6:00 PM. Join us as we pray for our community!
  • Saturdays: Fusion Youth Group meets from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Saturday, March 21: 10:00 a.m.: Dress-a-Girl workshop. Please pray for this ministry, and how God would use us. Feel free to buy appropriate material and notions as you have opportunity; you will be reimbursed. See Dress-a-Girl for more information, or contact us.
  • Jo-Cinda distributed baby bottles, that we can fill with spare change to get baby supplies and diaper needs. Please contact the church with any questions (518-624-2441) and return your contributions and donations by March 15, 2015.
  • Please pray for Deb & Keith, Sandi, Louisa, Phyllis, Nikki & Scott, the Gocke family, and others who need healing and encouragement.
  • Here are a few points from this morning’s lesson on temptation (see Matthew 4:1-11):
    • Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only’” (Matthew 4:10).
    • Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
    • “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world” (1 John 2:16).
    • The Battle belongs to the Lord!
  • Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 if you have questions.

February 15 updates

In addition to the regular events listed below, here are a few updates:

  • Tonight’s Bible Study is cancelled. With wind chill warnings as low as -40 due to very cold temperatures and northwest winds 10-20 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH, it’s better to stay inside where you’re warm!
  • The Dress-a-Girl workshop for February 21st has been postponed. Please pray for this ministry, and how God would use us. And stay tuned for a new date. In the meantime, feel free to buy appropriate material and notions as you have opportunity.
  • Jo-Cinda distributed baby bottles, that we can fill with spare change to get baby toiletries and diaper needs. Please contact the church with any questions (518-624-2441) and return your contributions and donations by March 15, 2015.
  • Cynthia is helping to organize desserts for the fundraiser for the Gendron Family. Please contact her if you can provide a dessert but need it to be picked up. Please label the primary ingredients of the dessert, especially if it contains nuts. Desserts need to be at the Long Lake Town Hall by noon this Saturday, February 21st. Click here for more details.
  • Please pray for Deb & Keith, Louisa, Phyllis, and others who need healing and encouragement.
  • Here are a few points from this morning’s lesson about Samson from Judges 13:
    • “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).
    • [Samson] “cried out to the Lord, “You have given your servant this great victory…” (Judges 15:18).
    • The Battle belongs to the Lord!
  • Contact us if you have questions or concerns.

February 8 updates

Updates and announcements for this week:

  • There IS Bible Study tonight, Sunday, Feb 8th. Be there!
  • Tuesdays: Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
  • Wednesdays: Ladies’ meet for prayer at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Karen for more info.
  • Wednesdays: prayer group meets at 6:00 PM. Join us as we pray for renewal in our area!
  • Saturday, February 14th: Mens’ Breakfast at 8:30 am.
  • Saturdays: Fusion Youth Group meets from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Hospital in LaGonave, Haiti: the staff moved into the new hospital on January 24th. The money that we sent for Bibles will be used for new Bibles in the church. How exciting!
  • Ladies, we’re getting together on February 21st at 10:00 AM to make more kits for the Dress a Girl (DAG) project. We still have $$ that was donated for this project! If you buy material and notions in a store or online, bring your receipts so we can reimburse you! We’ll need plenty of material, notions, etc. Feel free to share this flyer and invite others to join us!
  • Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 if you have questions.

February 1 updates

Updates and announcements for this week:

  • There will be no Bible Study tonight, Sunday, Feb 1st.
  • Tuesdays: Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
  • Wednesdays: Ladies’ meet for prayer at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We’re studying Hannah this week; see Karen for more info.
  • Wednesdays: prayer group meets at 6:00 PM. Join us as we pray for renewal in our area!
  • Saturdays: Fusion Youth Group meets from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Ladies, we’re getting together on February 21st at 10:00 AM to make more kits for the Dress a Girl (DAG) project. We still have $$ that was donated for this project! If you buy material and notions in a store or online, bring your receipts so we can reimburse you! We’ll need plenty of material, notions, etc. See the DAG website for guidelines.
  • Contact us or call Pastor John at 518-624-2411 if you have questions.

January 18 updates

  • Praise God that the Gockes are home safely from a few days in Florida, during which Pastor John and Amy attended a conference, and the family enjoyed time at Disney World.
  • Please join the ladies for Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. We’re currently studying 12 ladies of the Bible. We’ll have the coffee on and start with prayer at 8:00!
  • Please pray for Nicole, who gave her life to Jesus this morning!
  • Ladies, it’s time to get together to make more kits for the Dress a Girl (DAG) project. We still have $$ that was donated for this project! If you buy material and notions in a store or online, bring your receipts so we can reimburse you! We’ll need plenty of material, notions, etc. Can we get together on Saturday, Jan 31, Feb 7 or Feb 14? Contact us to let us know which date works best for you. See the DAG website for guidelines.
  • Please see the regular events listed below, and contact us if you have questions.

Long Lake Christmas Eve candlelight service

Mark your calendars to attend the Long Lake Christmas Eve candlelight service Wednesday December 24th at 6 PM. Forward this picture to your friends to remind them to join us!

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

November 23 updates

As Pastor John said, today was a low-tech Sunday: the office computer crashed and so there was no bulletin and the EasyWorship presentation software was not so Easy so there was no video. Amazingly enough, we were still able to worship and glorify God with a piano, great pianist, and great Bible teaching!

  • Many thanks to everyone who helped with the Thanksgiving Community Dinner yesterday. We think we served about 100 dinners again this year.
  • Ladies’ Bible Study will NOT meet this Wednesday, but will resume next Wednesday at 9 AM with Joyce. We will have the coffee pot on; hope to see you there!
  • As Pastor reminded us this morning, Paul was not thankful FOR his circumstances when he was in prison, but he was thankful IN his circumstances! As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful IN our circumstances.
  • On Sunday, December 7 the Christian Community in Long Lake and Newcomb are invited to the opening of the Creche at the Town Hall right after church at 12:15 or so, and then pot luck to follow with carol singing.
  • Please continue to pray for our Pastor and his family!

November 16 updates

In addition to the announcements below, here are a few more:

  • Ladies’ Bible Study will resume this Wednesday morning at 9 AM with Joyce. We will have the coffee pot on; hope to see you there!
  • Saturday, November 22, join us for our Thanksgiving Community Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at noon.
  • Thank God that no one was injured when Chris’ truck fell off the lift! It could’ve been very different.
  • It was good to see Dale in church today. His grandson was in a bad accident, but they’re OK.
  • Greg spoke briefly about their trip to Haiti. Long Lake is making a difference there! They’re using solar power in the hospital, saving $$ in utility bills. The Church was packed for worship when they were there. There are eight homes for boys and girls; they currently have 80 children in the orphanage. You can see some photos at: http://okipe.org. Prayer needs: what to do with children when they reach 17? Hospital in progress; Doctors, dentist, pharmacist, nurses, supplies; bring supplies like bandages and medicine bottles to church and we’ll get them to the hospital.
  • On Sunday, December 7 the Christian Community in Long Lake and Newcomb are invited to the opening of the Creche at the Town Hall right after church at 12:15 or so, and then pot luck to follow with carol singing.
  • Please continue to pray for our Pastor and his family!

November 15 updates

Be sure to invite your friends to our Thanksgiving series entitled, “God and Country” and rediscover the spiritual roots of America and how we can recapture them. Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

  • Please grab a bag of “Community Garden” potatoes for yourself, and to share with a neighbor in Jesus name.
  • The nursery is held in the lower level during worship service.
  • Thank God for bringing our Haiti team home safely!
  • Come on Sunday night at 6:00 pm for our study of the “Roots of War.” If you have wondered why groups in the Middle East like ISIS, Hamas, and others constantly seek to kill Jews, Christians and attack Israel, you won’t want to miss this study of prophecy and history.
  • Come to our Wednesday night prayer meeting and encounter the scriptures concerning the “Rise of the Anti-Christ” and ponder prophecy unfolding in our world.
  • See updates to our Missions page. We’ve started supporting the Weavers, and we have updates from Veronica and several other missionaries.