September 17, 2017


I will sing praise to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  May my mediation be pleasing to him as I rejoice in the Lord.  Praise the Lord, O my soul.  Praise the Lord (Ps. 104:33-34).  Christ reconciles us to the Father through his blood shed for us in order that we may be made holy.  Let us praise Him and surrender our lives to him more fully today.

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.


Announcements – Luann Martin


Worship – Randy and Worship Team

Message – Pastor Phil Martin


Adult Bible Study 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Nursery Care through age 3 is provided throughout the worship service if you would like to make use of it.  The nursery is located in room 3, adjacent to the foyer.

Children’s Church is provided for ages 3 to 6th grade and begins after our worship time just before the sermon.  Parents of children 3rd grade and under should pick up their children directly from their classroom.

You were greeted this morning by Joe Baer and Larry Kaufman.  Robert Murray provided the flowers for the service today.

Week in Brief

Tuesday, 8:15 AM – Men’s Breakfast at T&C

Tuesday, 6:30 PM – Kid’s Klub & Youth Group

Saturday, 5:30 PM – Young Adults Hot Dog Roast and Bonfire

Future Dates to Remember

September 24 – Picnic & Volleyball – Marilla Town Park

September 26 – Fall Bible Study Series Begins

October 8 – Care Group

October 14 – New York Mennonite Conference Celebration

October 21 – OCC Pre-Packing Party

November 4 – OCC Packing Party

June 28 – July 1 – Beaver Camp Retreat


Bible Study:  Tuesday, September 26 we will begin our fall Bible Study Series, The Missional Church, with Michael Frost.  Michael Frost will share challenging principles of being missional as a church and individuals along with interesting and inspiring stories.  There will be time to talk together about what we hear and how we can apply it to our church and to our lives.  We will meet for a fellowship meal at 5:45 PM and then begin at 6:30 PM as the youth and children begin their activities.  Each family please bring two dishes to share.

Attention: Pastor Phil would like to meet with each person or couple in our congregation over the next number of weeks.  Recently we had a congregational meeting to have conversation with our Conference Minister, Gene Miller.  A number of you had the opportunity to ask questions and make comments but not everyone had that opportunity.  He would like to hear from each of you and answer any questions you may have about New York Mennonite Conference or any other issues on your mind in regard to our congregation.  It will help him do a better job of understanding the pulse of our congregation right now in regard to a number of issues.  Please check a time on the bulletin tab when you could meet.  Call Pastor Phil if you need a time other than one of those listed.  Thank you to those who have already scheduled an appointment.

Hey Young Adults!!  Kick-off to another year begins at Brad and Stephanie’s house on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 PM.  We’re starting it all with a hot dog roast and bonfire and will be discussing what we’d like to study for the year.  Please RSVP and plan to bring a dish/dessert to share.  We will provide the hotdogs.  See you then!!

Come out for a picnic and volleyball at Marilla Town Park next Sunday following the worship service.  Hotdogs, beverages and dinnerware will be provided.  Each family please bring a dish to share.  Don’t miss the fun and invite a friend to join us.  Check with Tara Meiler if you have questions.

Volunteers: A big thank you to those who have agreed to teach Children’s Church for the next quarter.  All slots have been filled but one.  Talk to Joelle Martin or Kayleigh Moyer if you can teach on October 29.  It is a great encouragement when you come to them.  Pat Baer needs some more people to help on the Food Committee.  Please contact Pat, 937-4420, or mark your bulletin tab is you can help prepare meals or help set up tables and chairs, especially for our upcoming Tuesday evening meals.  She would particularly enjoy the help of some from the younger generation.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) September’s items are small toys and games.  We don’t have a lot of toys for the packing party, so any fun items including, stuffed animals, puzzles, building sets, toy cars, and coloring books are what I’m looking for.  You guys are creative, so basically any fun item that would fit in a shoebox is great.

Pre-packing party: On October 21st from 10:00-11:30 AM, there will be a meeting at church to help get ready for the packing party. We will be bagging soap, making school kits, and possibly working on a few crafts.  All ages are welcome!  Packing Party!!!!!  This year’s packing party will be held on November 4th at 10:00 AM.  I’m super excited and can’t wait to see you there!

If you want to pack a box individually, that needs to be brought into church by November 5th.  You can place them under the table in the foyer.

Continuing this year… we will be collecting empty cans & bottles.  Please place them in the designated barrel in the room at the end of the fellowship hall.  Thank you for helping in this way!

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