Saturday, October 14, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, October 15, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111
337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit …………………….………………..……….…… Rejoice, All People, Homage Give
*Call to Worship ………………….……….……………..….……… Psalter Reading 108:1-6, 12-13
*Chorus of Adoration & Praise #598 …......................…… Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Hymn #393 …………………………….…………………… Come, Let Us Join with One Accord
*Hymn of the Month #24 ……..................……………… Vast the Immensity, Mirror of Majesty
*Hymn #137 …….…………………………………………….……...……… Holy Bible, Book Divine

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ……………................................…..……… Isaiah 21:1-17 (Pew Bible pg. 1089-1090)
New Testament ………………........................................…..………  Acts 5:1-16 (Pew Bible pg.1698)
Memory Verse ……………………….……….………………….……………… Psalm 90:1-4 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text ……………………………….……………………….…….………………… Exodus 2:1-10 

*Hymn of Faith #600 …….………………………………………………….…….……… He Leadeth Me

Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ………………………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

Benediction
Postlude

Announcements

It's "Onward in October" Month in Sunday School!  This is our month to remember to be on time for Sunday School at 9:30, bring your Bible, bring an offering, and bring a friend who wants to learn about the Bible with you! Let's keep working hard to memorize our Bible verses, too!

Choir practices are now from 9-10 a.m. one Saturday morning per month, usually toward the end of the month.  If you would like to join choir, please see Alice or Kathy for the date.  We would love to have you come sing with us!

Calendar


Monday, October 16th: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.

Tuesday, October 17th: Full Board meets at 7:00 pm at the church, preceded by Elders’ Meeting at 6:00.  Elders, come prepared to discuss the rest of the Duncan article (“Foundations for Biblically Directed Worship”).

Wednesday, October 18th: Bible study & prayer meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  This week we’re beginning a brand-new study in the gospel of Luke.  It’s a great time to join us.

Thursday, October 19th: Dewey Missionary Meeting at10 a.m. We will be discussing business and reading letters/praying for our missionaries around the world.  Coffee is provided.

Saturday, October 21st : Sunday School Meeting:  Come at 9:00 a.m. and stuff hand-out packets with gospel tracts and candy for Light Up the Night, October 31st.

Sunday, October 22nd:  3DYouth at the First Church of Evans at 6 pm for life lesson from the Psalms followed by activities and refreshments.

Saturday, October 28th: Join our WNY / Northwestern PA churches at Fluvanna Community Church for this year’s annual CCCC Regional Fall Banquet.  It’s being called an “Indoor Picnic” and will include activities and games, including a brief report by Derek on our bicentennial celebration.  There is no charge for the meal, but a special offering will be take up to help cover the evening’s expenses.  The evening begins at 5:00 pm.  Reservation deadline is Sunday, October 22nd.  See the sign-up sheet in the foyer for details.

Sunday, October 29th:  It’s Singspiration time again – and our turn to host!  All the usual details to follow.

Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.

                               

Saturday, October 7, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, October 8, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111
337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit …………………….………………..…….…… Rejoice, All People, Homage Give
*Call to Worship ………………….……….………………..….……… Psalter Reading 109:1-9, 43
*Chorus of Adoration & Praise #19 ….……………….…… Come, Thou, Almighty King
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Chorus #161 …………………………………………………….………………… Unto Thee, O Lord
*Chorus #27 …….……………………………….…………………….……...……… Glorify Thy Name

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ……………..................................…..……… Isaiah 20:1-6 (Pew Bible pg. 1088-1089)
New Testament ……………….............................…..………  Acts 4:23-37 (Pew Bible pg.1697-1698)
Memory Verse ……………………….…………………………….……………… Psalm 90:1-4 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text ………………………….……………………….....….…….………………… Exodus 1:8-22 Sermon …………………………………….…………………………………………………… Derek Yoder
The Ethics of War
The midwives’ deception raises ethical questions about fibbing.
But true disciples know that enemies of the truth can’t outmaneuver God.
“To the crooked he is cunning.”

*Hymn of Faith #537 …….………………………………………….………… Take Time to Be Holy

Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

Benediction
Postlude

Announcements

It's "Onward in October" Month in Sunday School!  This is our month to remember to be on time for Sunday School at 9:30, bring your Bible, bring an offering, and bring a friend who wants to learn about the Bible with you! Let's keep working hard to memorize our Bible verses, too!

Choir practices are now from 9-10 a.m. one Saturday morning per month, usually toward the end of the month.  If you would like to join choir, please see Alice or Kathy for the date.  We would love to have you come sing with us!

“Thank you for your prayers and cards the last several weeks.
 Praise the Lord for being with me through all this ordeal,
especially in the down times.”  Romans 8:28 – Audrey

Calendar

Sunday, October 8th:  3DYouth meets here TONIGHT at 6:00 pm for life lessons from the Psalms followed by activities and refreshments.

Monday, October 9th: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.

Tuesday, October 10th: Full Board meets at 7:00 pm at the church, preceded by Elders’ Meeting at 6:00.  Elders, come prepared to discuss the rest of the Duncan article (“Foundations for Biblically Directed Worship”).

Wednesday, October 11th: Bible study & prayer meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  This week we’re beginning a brand-new study in the gospel of Luke.  It’s a great time to join us.

Thursday, October 12th: Sit'n'Sew starting at 10 a.m.  Stay as long as you like to work on new projects for this year!  If you can stay longer into the afternoon, feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee is provided.

Thursday, October 19th: Dewey Missionary Meeting at10 a.m. We will be discussing business and reading letters/praying for our missionaries around the world.  Coffee is provided.

Saturday, October 21st : Sunday School Meeting:  Come at 9:00 a.m. and stuff hand-out packets with gospel tracts and candy for Light Up the Night, October 31st.

Sunday, October 22nd:  3DYouth at the First Church of Evans at 6 pm.


Saturday, October 28th: Join our WNY / Northwestern PA churches at Fluvanna Community Church for this year’s annual CCCC Regional Fall Banquet.  It’s being called an “Indoor Picnic” and will include activities and games, including a brief report by Derek on our bicentennial celebration.  There is no charge for the meal, but a special offering will be take up to help cover the evening’s expenses.  The evening begins at 5:00 pm.  Reservation deadline is Sunday, October 22nd.  See the sign-up sheet in the foyer for details.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, October 1st, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111
337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit …………………….…………..……….…… Rejoice, All People, Homage Give
*Call to Worship ………………….……….…….……… Psalter Reading 106:1-23ff., pp. 822f.
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #301 ….…......…………….…… Join All the Glorious Names
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Hymn #480 ………………………………….…………………… Come, For the Feast is Spread
*Hymn of the Month #24 ……………...........………… Vast the Immensity, Mirror of Majesty
*Hymn #251 …….…………………………………….……...……… Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament …………….......................…..……… Isaiah 19:16-25 (Pew Bible pg. 1087-1088)
New Testament ……………….........................…..………  Acts 4:1-22 (Pew Bible pg.1696-1697)
Memory Verse ……………………………….……………….……………… Psalm 90:1-4 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text ……………………………………………………………….………………… Exodus 1:8-22 
All’s Fair in Love and War
Or is it?  The Hebrew midwives raise ethical questions about fibbing. 
           But true disciples know that God’s truth in Christ will prevail.

*Hymn of Faith #264 …….……………………….…….……… Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings – On Communion Sundays, our 2nd offering helps the benevolent ministries of the Diaconate
Offertory
*Doxology #735 …………………………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

*Hymn of Faith #359 ……………………………………………………… Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Benediction
Postlude
Announcements

We hope you can join us for a fellowship meal
 following this morning’s service.

3DYouth gets back on track THIS AFTERNOON with an October outing at the Seneca Hawk Fun Center (11979 Southwestern in Irving).  $10 for go-carts, $6 for mini-golf ($4 for children).  Meet at the First Church of Evans at 5:30 pm and return by 8:00.  All are welcome.  Bring friends!

It's "Onward in October" Month in Sunday School!  This is our month to remember to be on time for Sunday School at 9:30, bring your Bible, bring an offering, and bring a friend who wants to learn about the Bible with you! Let's keep working hard to memorize our Bible verses, too!

Choir practices are now from 9-10 a.m. one Saturday morning per month, usually toward the end of the month.  If you would like to join choir, please see Alice or Kathy for the date.  We would love to have you come sing with us!
Calendar

Monday, October 2nd: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.

Wednesday, October 3rd: Bible study & prayer meeting is suspended this week.  Join us for a presentation about the opioid problem in our communities and churches followed by a panel discussion.  Dr. Paul Updike, Medical Director of Addiction and Pain Services at Catholic Health, is the featured speaker.  Derek has been invited to sit on the panel.  First Church of Evans is hosting this timely event at 7:00 pm in the Community House. 
   But join us next Wednesday, October 8th, as we begin a brand-     new study in the gospel of Luke.  It’s a great time to join us!

Sunday, October 8th: 3DYouth meets here at 6:00 pm for life lessons from the Psalms followed by activities and refreshments.

Thursday, October 12thSit'n'Sew starting at 10 a.m.  Stay as long as you like to work on new projects for this year!  If you can stay longer into the afternoon, feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee is provided.

Thursday, October 19th: Dewey Missionary Meeting at10 a.m. We will be discussing business and reading letters/praying for our missionaries around the world.  Coffee is provided.


Sunday, October 28th: Join our WNY / Northwestern PA churches at Fluvanna Community Church for this year’s annual CCCC Regional Fall Banquet.  It’s being called an “Indoor Picnic” and will include activities and games, including a brief report by Derek on our bicentennial celebration.  There is no charge for the meal, but a special offering will be take up to help cover the evening’s expenses.  The evening begins at 5:00 pm.  Reservation deadline is Sunday, October 22nd.  See the sign-up sheet in the foyer for details.

Friday, September 22, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, September 24, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111
337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve
Be mindful that the few minutes before the service are set aside to help prepare for worship.  Some use this time to pray or meditate on the call to worship or just be quiet before the Lord.  Let’s keep our visiting before the service to a minimum
 – or better, let’s wait until after the service.



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit …………………….……………………...……….…… The God of Abraham Praise
*Call to Worship ………………………………………………….……….…….……… Psalm 105:1-7
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #164 ….……...................… O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Hymn #263 ………………………………………………………………………… Lift High the Cross
*Hymn of the Month #493 ………....................…… We Have Not Known Thee as We Ought
*Hymn #478 …….…………………………………………….……...……… I Love to Tell the Story

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ……………….......................…..……… Isaiah 19:1-15 (Pew Bible pg. 1086-1087)
New Testament ………………...........................…..………  Acts 3:1-26 (Pew Bible pg.1693-1694)
Memory Verse ……………………….…….……………….……………… Psalm 133:1-3 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text …………………………………………………………….…….…………… Exodus 1:8-22


*Hymn #674 …….……….……………………………………………………… I Need Thee Every Hour
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

*Benediction                                                                    *Congregation invited to stand

Announcements

Next week is the Eden United Methodist Church’s “Crop Walk” to help support the Eden/North Collins Food Pantry and to fight world hunger.  See brochures in back for details.

Tonight is our final Sunday Night Out for the season.  Gather at the Doles’ pond around 4:00 pm for a summer-end burger bar.  Bring a dish to pass.

Next week we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  If you would like to participate but are unable to be here, see Derek or one of the Elders to arrange another time.  Don’t be shy about taking full advantage of this important gesture of unity with Christ and his body.  A fellowship meal following the service IS scheduled.

Calendar

Monday, September 25th
AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.

Wednesday, September 27th
Bible study and prayer meets at the church at 7:00 pm.  Only one week remains in our study of Genesis!  We’re summarizing and reviewing the book’s great themes but are already looking to our new study in the NT book of Luke beginning October 8th.  It’s a great time to join us.

• On Wednesday, October 4th, Derek has been invited to sit on a panel to discuss the opiate problem in our communities and churches.  Dr. Paul Updike, Medical Director of Addiction and Pain Services at Catholic Health, is the guest speaker.  The First Church of Evans is hosting this timely discussion at 7:00 pm in the Community House.

Sunday, October 1st
3DYouth gets back on track next week with a “reach out” activity involving go-carts and miniature golf.  Details to come.

Sunday, October 8th
3DYouth meets here at 6:00 pm for life lessons from the Psalms followed by activities and refreshments.

Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.

          

Saturday, September 16, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, September 17, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111
337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve
Be mindful that the few minutes before the service are set aside to help prepare for worship.  Some use this time to pray or meditate on the call to worship or just be quiet before the Lord.  Let’s keep our visiting before the service to a minimum
 – or better, let’s wait until after the service.



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit ……………………….……..……….…… The God of Abraham Praise
*Call to Worship ………………………………….……….…….……… Psalm 104:24-33
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #266 ….……… Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Hymn #642 ……………………………………….…………………… Be Thou My Vision
*Hymn of the Month #493 ……...……… We Have Not Known Thee as We Ought
*Hymn #645 …….…………………………………… Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament …………........................…..……… Isaiah 18:1-7 (Pew Bible pg. 1086)
New Testament ….........................…..………  Acts 2:22-47 (Pew Bible pg.1693-1694)
Memory Verse ………………….……………….……………… Psalm 133:1-3 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text ………………………………………….…….…………………… Exodus 1:1-7


*Hymn #655 …….……….………………….…… O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ………………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

*Benediction                                                                    *Congregation invited to stand

Announcements 
The Eden United Methodist Church is sponsoring a “Crop Walk” again this year (October 1st) to help support the Eden/North Collins Food Pantry and to fight world hunger.  See brochures in back for details.

Next month 3DYouth gets back on track.  Stay tuned for meeting dates and times (and a new schedule of activities) as we prepare for another season of growing together in faith and relationships.

The church’s financial statements for July and August 2017 are posted for review in the office over the copy machine. 
Calendar

Monday, September 18th
AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.

Wednesday, September 20th

Bible study and prayer meets at the church at 7:00 pm.  We only have another week or so in our study of the great themes of Genesis.  We’re finishing Chapter 50 and are looking at Joseph’s future hope in the Promised Land.  We’re almost done, but it’s still a great time to join us!

Sunday, September 24th
Don’t miss our final Sunday Night Out for the season.  Gather at the Doles’ pond around 4:00 pm.  Hot dogs (or something) will be provided.  Bring a dish to pass.

Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.