October 7, 2018


I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.  Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.  Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom (Ps. 145:1-3).  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.

Welcome – Brad Baer



Baptism – Matt and Chelsie Baker

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 Don Schmidt.  He also provided the flowers this morning.

Week in Brief

Tuesday, 6:30 – Youth Group & Kids Klub

Future Dates to Remember

October 13-16 – Gordon Funk Meeting with Leaders

October 17 – Church Council Meeting

October 20 – NYMC Celebration

October 28 – Fellowship Meal/Farewell for Pastor Phil and Luann


The Pastoral Search Committee, including Dave Schmidt, Carol Murphy, and Ruth Roth, started their work searching for a short term pastor this week.  Please keep them and this work in your prayers.

We are announcing an opening for our Church Secretary position.  Angela has asked to be relieved of her secretarial duties due to her full-time job and family responsibilities.  We would like to get someone new in this position as soon as possible, hopefully before Pastor Phil finishes at the end of October.  We would prefer someone who attends AMC.  This is a paid position of up to 10 hours per week.  Please contact Nate Schlabach as soon as possible if you are interested.  Nate’s phone number is 716-289-7445.  His email is njsmes6@gmail.com.

Pennies for Hope – You are welcome to donate your lose change to the large jug in the foyer to be used for special needs at Hope of Life, such as food bags or school supplies.  Let’s make a “change” in Guatemala!

Volunteers Needed:  Sign up in the foyer to help with lawn mowing, the schedule for the remainder of the season.  Please sign up!  There is also a sign up for greeting and flowers, and monthly birthday snacks.  See Joe Baer if you have any questions about lawn mowing.

Do you the congregation accept Matt and Chelsie as members and commit yourselves to walk with them to be a community of Christ Followers that:                                                                      

  • Encourages each other (1 Thess 5:11, Heb. 10:25)
  • Equips the Church (Eph 4:12, 2 Tim 3:17)
  • Engages the world (Matt 28:19, Col 4:5-6)

On Sunday, October 28th, there will be a farewell/fellowship meal for Pastor Phil and Luann.  A program will follow to remember/celebrate their many years of service at AMC.  Mark your calendar and come prepared to share your stories and remembrances.  Also, there will be a picture slide show presentation.  Please send photos no later than October 21st via email, “in original format” or in “large size” to don_onthefarm7@mac.com or give a paper copy of your photos to Don Schmidt so he can scan them.  The food committee will provide sloppy joe and rolls.  Please bring salad and desserts to share.

On October 20th, New York Mennonite Conference will gather at the United Methodist Church in Auburn NY (99 South St, Auburn, NY 13021) for our annual Celebration!  This year we are privileged to have Pastor Jehu Lian with us.  Pastor Jehu comes to us from Mennonite Church Canada and is an active apostolic presence to the Chin population here in North America.  As the face of our Conference changes, we welcome Pastor Jehu to bring us a good word of the Spirit’s movement in the world.

We will also have our Fall Delegate Assembly and invite Celebration attendees to be part of an important discussion about our life together.  Even if you are not a delegate, we encourage you to attend!

Youth will have their own Celebration led by Hallelujah Lemma and Brian and Elizabeth Zehr.  Joelle, Kayla, and Jeremy Martin will be providing Child Care during the main Celebration sessions.

Registration can be done online, through email or by a phone call.  See the flyer on the bulletin board for more details.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

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October 28, 2018

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