Sunday, June 4, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins - Our 200th Year - Our Bicentennial

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
Pastor / Teacher Derek S. Yoder

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, the First Congregational Church of North Collins will celebrate 
its 200th birthday!  We will mark the occasion with several weekend activities
 and would be honored to have you join us.

Friday, June 9th at 6:30 pm - A Service of Remembrance
➧ Celebrate the ministry of pioneer and church-founder John Spencer
➧ Dedicate two stained-glass "Bicentennial" windows in the sanctuary
➧ Refreshments to follow

Saturday, June 10th at 10:30 am - A Day of Activities
➧ Tree planting & dedication on the front lawn
➧ Unseal the 1959 Cornerstone and deposit a new 2017 "Time Capsule"
➧ Hot dogs served for lunch following the "Time Capsule" - the first 200 guests get theirs free!
➧ Family picnic beginning at 5:00 pm at Doles' Pond

Sunday, June 11th at 10:45 am - Services of Worship & Celebration
➧ Family worship at 10:45 am
➧ Catered lunch at 12:30 pm
➧ Afternoon service of Celebration & Hope at 2:00 pm

We look forward to this special celebration and would be honored for you to share it with us.
Please RSVP for the Saturday Family Picnic and/or Sunday Catered Lunch
716-337-9811 Church Office


First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, June 4, 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
Pastor / Teacher Derek S. Yoder
Sunday, June 4, 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 …………………….………………………….…… How Good It is to Thank the Lord
*Call to Worship ……………………………….…….……….…………… Psalter Reading 85, pp. 814
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #274 ……………………………………..... Thine Be the Glory
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Hymn #547 …………………………………………………………….………… With Harps and with Viols
*Hymn #246 ……….…………………………….….………………… Man of Sorrows! What a Name

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ………………….…...........................…...……… Isaiah 5:18-30 (Pew Bible 1067-1068)
New Testament ………………………….…………………….…  John 16:17-33 (Pew Bible 1678-1679)
Memory Verse …………………………….…………….…………,,,,……………… Psalm 145:1-7 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Children’s Sermon ……………………….……………………………………………………………… Derek Yoder
“Bicentennial and the Bible”

*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 support 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
*Closing Hymn #430 …….…………………………………………………………… I Hunger and I Thirst
*Benediction                                                                    *Congregation invited to stand

Announcements

Note the enclosed invitation for the Bicentennial Weekend.  Keep one on your fridge to remember the service times and activities.  Or send it to a friend you think may enjoy being a part of this special time together.  There are extra invitations on the back table.  May God bless this celebration of his faithfulness over the generations.

Calendar

Monday, June 5th
AA meets from 8:00 – 9:15 pm.

Wednesday, June 7th
Choir practice at 6:00 pm.

Bible study and prayer at the church is suspended this week in preparation for the Bicentennial weekend.  But join us on June 14th at 7:00 pm as we continue our study of the great themes of Genesis.  We’re in Chapter 46 and are looking at Jacob’s migration to Egypt.  It’s a great time to join us!

Friday, June 9th
Our weekend celebration kicks off at 6:30 pm with a service of remembrance, including a historical presentation about John Spencer (Traci Langworthy, JCC) and the dedication of two new Bicentennial windows.

Saturday, June 10th
Check the invitations for times and places for Saturday events, including the tree dedication, unsealing the old cornerstone, grilling 200 free hotdogs for the Village, and chicken barbecue at the Dole’s.

Sunday, June 11th
Following our regular family worship hour, we’ll share a catered meal together downstairs at 12:30, followed by a concluding service of hope (Dayle Keefer, CCCC).

Sunday, June 25th
3DYouth meets at the First Church of Evans at 4:00 pm for life lessons from Psalms followed by activities and our year-end barbecue! 


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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, May 28, 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
Pastor / Teacher Derek S. Yoder
Sunday, May 28, 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 ………………………………….…… We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought

*Call to Worship ………………………...……………….……….…….…………… Psalm 84:1-12
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #165 ...............  Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Hymn #152……………………………………………….………… The Law of the Lord Is Perfect
*Hymn of the Month #394 ……….………….........….………… This Day at Thy Creating Word
*Hymn #146 …….…………………….……………………….……… Break Thou the Bread of Life

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ………………......................…..……… Isaiah 5:1-17 (Pew Bible pg. 1065-1067)
New Testament ………………………..……….………….…  John 16:5 –16 (Pew Bible pg.1678)
Memory Verse ………………………………….…….……………… Hebrews 10:11-17 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon ………………………………………………………………………………… Rasheed Akhtar
The Work of the Trinity in Our Salvation

*Hymn #521 …….…………………………………………………… My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
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

This morning, we welcome Rasheed Akhtar back to North Collins.  Mr. Akhtar is currently serving as ISI’s South Asia Campus Minister.  His testimony and ministry among international students bears powerful witness to God’s work in his life.  Let’s give him our full attention as he brings a message from God’s word.

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 serivce is NOT planned at this time.

Note the enclosed invitations for the Bicentennial Weekend.  Keep one on the fridge to remember the service times and activities.  Or send it to a friend you think ma enjoy being a part of this special time together.  There are extra invitations on the back table.

Calendar

Monday, May 29th
AA meets from 8:00-9:15 pm in the painted-glass room upstairs.

Wednesday, May 31st
Choir practice at 6:00 pm.

Join us for Bible study and prayer at the church at 7:00 pm as we continue our survey of the great themes of Genesis.  We’re moving into Chapter 46 and Jacob’s migration to Egypt.  It’s a great time to join us!

Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th
Our Bicentennial weekend will be here before you know it!  Plans are well underway for this special celebration (see insert).  If you would like to help with the details and coordination, see Derek.

Sunday, June 25th

3DYouth meets at the First Church of Evans at 4;00 pm for life lessons from the Psalms followed by activities and our year-end barbecue!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

First Congregational Church of North Collins, Sunday, May 21, 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
Pastor / Teacher Derek S. Yoder
Sunday, May 21, 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 ………………………………….…… We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought

*Call to Worship ………………………...……………….……….…….…………… Psalm 81:1-10
*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #269 ……………...........………. Welcome, Happy Morning!
*Invocation

Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Choral Anthem
*Hymn #107……………………………………….……………….………… Praise Ye the Father!
*Hymn of the Month #394 ……….…………….…......……… This Day at Thy Creating Word
*Hymn #638 …….…………………….……...……… Savior, Thy Dying Love Thou Gavest Me

Scripture Lessons
Old Testament ………………….….............................…...……… Isaiah 4:1-6 (Pew Bible 1065)
New Testament …………………...….………….…  John 15:18 –16:4 (Pew Bible p. 1677-1678)
Memory Verse ………………………………….…….…..………… Hebrews 10:11-17 (see insert)

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon ……………………………………………………………………….…………… Derek Yoder

*Hymn #629 …….………………………………………………… What a Friend We Have in Jesus
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 annual recital for Jill Finkley’s piano students is scheduled for this afternoon at 3:00 pm.

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

Calendar

Monday, May 22nd
AA meets from 8:00-9:15 pm in the painted-glass room upstairs.

Wednesday, May 24th
Choir practice at 6:00 pm.

Join us for Bible study and prayer at the church at 7:00 pm as we continue our survey of the great themes of Genesis.  We’re in Chap 45 studying Joseph’s self-revelation and his return, as it were, from the dead.  It’s a great time to join us!

Sunday, May 28th
Rasheed Akhtar will be our guest speaker next week.  Rasheed is on staff at International Students as South Asia Campus Minister.

Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th
Our Bicentennial weekend will be here before you know it!  Plans are well underway for this special celebration (see insert).  If you would like to help with the details and coordination, see Derek.

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.