January 28, 2018
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). Let these words of assurance from our Heavenly Father encourage and comfort your heart today regardless of what you are facing this week. Choose to rest in Him. The good news is that Christ reconciles us to the Father through his blood shed for us in order that we may be made holy and be in right relationship with Him. Let us put our trust in Him, praise Him and surrender our lives to Him more fully today.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Announcements – Brad Baer
Worship – Tim and Worship Team
Message – Pastor Phil Martin
Adult Sunday School 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 Roy & Kim Atwell. Joe & Pat Baer provided the flowers for the service this morning.
Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 PM – Kid’s Klub & Youth Group
Future Dates to Remember
February 9-11 – NYMC Leadership Seminar
February 16-18 – Youth Group – Winter Camp
February 27 – Kid’s Klub Pinewood Derby
March 9-11 – Men’s Work Weekend
March 17 – NYMC Women’s Retreat
April 21 – Alden Women’s Prayer Breakfast
June 28 – July 1 – Beaver Camp Retreat
Alden Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 21. See Valerie Gee for tickets. There is a poster on the bulletin board in the foyer.
The Kid’s Klub Pinewood Derby will be held on Tuesday Evening, February 27, 6:00 PM, at Randall Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to come and join the fun.
Help with the welcoming and friendly environment in our church. Sign up on the Greeting and Flower schedule in the foyer. You can greet with your family or a friend or a Sunday School class or someone you want to get to know. Invite someone to join you in starting each Sunday morning with a warm welcome!
Erie County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for when elections are held. These are paid positions. See the letter on the bulletin board for more information.
MEN’S WORK WEEKEND: The date for the men’s work weekend at Beaver Camp is March 9-11. Any male over the age of being able to tie your own shoes is welcome to join a group of winter hardy men that will volunteer at Beaver Camp. Work may include, but is not limited to, making firewood, painting, remodeling, ice fishing, tubing… Contact Kevin Kipfer @ 716-465-4950 if willing to serve God at the best Mennonite camp in the Lowville, NY area.
Our consultant, Gordon Funk, will make his first visit with us February 22-25. He says he will be spending time with the Council and Elders and a number of individuals on this visit. The entire congregation will have an opportunity to meet him informally on Sunday morning. On his second visit he will want to spend time with as many individuals as would like to talk with him.
From Dan and Courtney Schmidt: Alden Mennonite has been a huge blessing and encouragement to our family, not only for the past 5 years while on the mission field in Kenya, but also this past month as you welcomed us into your community with open arms! THANK YOU!! If you would like to receive regular email updates about our ministry or information about joining our financial support team, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Mennonite Conference Leadership Seminar is local this year, being held at Buffalo Chin Emmanuel Church and Clarence Center Akron Mennonite Church. This is an easy year to participate as Skip and Carol Tobin tell how they came to experience Jesus and how they have shared Him with others. If you missed the flyer in the bulletin, pick one up by the mailboxes.
Directory Updates: Do you have a new number or new members of your family to add to the directory? Please let Angela know if you would like to update any of your information or your photograph in the directory. You can do this by emailing email@example.com or by filling out an update sheet (available near the mailboxes) and leave it in her mailbox. Thank you for your help in keeping things up to date.