Alden Mennonite Church

A fellowship of love encouraging one
another in a growing personal relationship
with Jesus Christ.

September 22, 2019
Welcome
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
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor David Gehman
Today’s Sermon:
“Finding Direction with God”
Joshua 3.

  Closing 

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.

You were greeted this morning by the Ruth Roth and Gini Erb.

Ruth Roth provided the beautiful alter
flowers today.

    Week in Brief:

Tue. 6:30 – 8:00 pm 6 week study “What Lies Are We Believing?”
led by Don Schmidt
Sat. Sept. 28th Fall Bazaar & Rummage Sale @ CCAM- 9am to 3pm

                           Future Dates to Remember:

Tue. Oct. 1st – 6:30 pm Youth Group
Thurs. Oct. 10th – 7pm Church Council Meeting
Wed. Oct. 23rd – 7pm Church Council Meeting

Announcements:
Affirmation Ballots are due back today. There are extras available by the mailboxes. Please place ballots in Lynn’s mailbox. Thank you.
Once affirmation is completed with church council, Emma is excited to get Youth Group going. The first meeting is scheduled for Tue. Oct 1st at 6:30 pm here at church. Youth Group is open to all youth in 7th-12th grade, everyone is welcome. Please invite a friend (or two)!!
Starting this Tuesday evening, September 24th, a six week study on: “What Lies Are We Believing?” will be offered at the church, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Church and community are all invited. Discussion to be led by Don Schmidt.
The first three evenings we will watch a 45 minute video and then discuss it. The videos are from the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Florida.

 First video:          Homosexuality:  Morality + Immorality
 Second video:     Homosexuality: Sexuality + Sensuality
 Third video:         Homosexuality: Conviction + Compassion

The last three weeks we will read and discuss the book: “A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption” written by Becket Cook. (paperback, 189 pages) If you are interested in the above six week course please buy and order the above book this week from Amazon and read it before we discuss the ideas that rose in the book during the last three sessions.

Alden Mennonite Church
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Date: September 22, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
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Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: September 22, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:
I’d like to go to “Ladies Night Out”



Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
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 Share with Intercessors
Comments:






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LADIES NIGHT OUT? Are Any of you Ladies INTERESTED?
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Family Life ‘s Ladies Night Tour with Angie Smith At Watermark Wesleyan Church “Hamburg” This will be an evening of worship and teaching. Angie is married to Todd Smith, lead singer of Selah, a mom to five daughters and the author of multiple books. In 2008, the Smith’s received news that their daughter, Audrey would not survive after birth, Angie began blogging as a means of communication with friends and family during those difficult days. Now as a writer and Bible study teacher, her greatest passion is still to make the Bible feel accessible and to encourage others along their faith journeys. Limited VIP tickets available for $30 and will include meet and greet, special seating, and a gift from Angie. VIP doors open at 5, meet and greet at 5:15- 6pm
General Admission tickets are $18 in advance, $21 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. If you are interested mark your bulletin tab and give it to Lynn or drop in her mailbox. You can also text/email her. More info. to come if there is enough interest.
Lawn Mowers are Still NEEDED!
The church lawn is still growing and needing to be mowed. Could you help? Mowers are still needed through the end of October! If you could spare a couple hours this fall to bless your church and church family in this way, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is Noah Schlabach. Thank you, Noah for your service to church and church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

September 15, 2019
Welcome
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Ps. 51: 1-2, 10). May you experience God’s grace and restoration as you worship with us this morning. Open your heart to God and he will meet you on your journey. We believe that Jesus has restored us to God and invite you to join us in following Him.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Communion
Message Pastor David Gehman
Today’s Sermon:
“Sharing in Supper”

  Closing 

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.

You were greeted this morning by the Brian & Pam Millar, Mary Schlabach provided the beautiful alter flowers today.

    Week in Brief:

Mon. Sept 16th @ 7pm Church Council Meeting
Sun. Sept. 22nd Affirmation Ballots Due Back

                           Future Dates to Remember:

Sat. Sept. 28th Fall Bazaar & Rummage Sale @ CCAM- 9am to 3pm
Announcements:
At this time we will not be offering a children’s church class during the service. Please pray for increased attendance so this important program may continue in the near future.
LADIES NIGHT OUT? Are Any of you Ladies INTERESTED?
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Family Life ‘s Ladies Night Tour with Angie Smith At Watermark Wesleyan Church “Hamburg” This will be an evening of worship and teaching. Angie is married to Todd Smith, lead singer of Selah, a mom to five daughters and the author of multiple books. In 2008, the Smith’s received news that their daughter, Audrey would not survive after birth, Angie began blogging as a means of communication with friends and family during those difficult days. Now as a writer and Bible study teacher, her greatest passion is still to make the Bible feel accessible and to encourage others along their faith journeys. Limited VIP tickets available for $30 and will include meet and greet, special seating, and a gift from Angie. VIP doors open at 5, meet and greet at 5:15- 6pm
General Admission tickets are $18 in advance, $21 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. If you are interested mark your bulletin tab and give it to Lynn or drop in her mailbox. You can also text/email her. More info. to come if there is enough interest.
The Discernment of Gifts Committee and Church Council are excited to announce their choice for Youth Director. We would like to affirm Emma Kipfer as the new Youth Director. You will find an Affirmation Ballot in your mailbox, please return them to Lynn Roll’s mailbox by Sunday Sept. 22, 2012
Lawn Mowers are Still NEEDED!
The church lawn is still growing and needing to be mowed. Could you help? Mowers are still needed through the end of October! If you could spare a couple hours this fall to bless your church and church family in this way, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. Thank You!

Clarence Center Akron Mennonite Church is having a Fall Bazaar/Rummage Sale on Saturday Sept. 28th from 9am to 3pm. They are accepting items for the sale on Wed. nights from 4-7 pm or by apt. call/text Cheryl at 716-531-6314. No bowling balls, electronics, car seats, cribs or spouses!

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: September 15, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: September 15, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:
I’d like to go to “Ladies Night Out”



Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments: ____________________________________________________________________

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com


September 8, 2019
Welcome
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Ps. 51: 1-2, 10). May you experience God’s grace and restoration as you worship with us this morning. Open your heart to God and he will meet you on your journey. We believe that Jesus has restored us to God and invite you to join us in following Him.


Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Darwin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor David Gehman
Closing
Birthday Snacks 11:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 11:15 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 the Bob & Daisy Murray; they also provided the beautiful alter flowers today.

    Today’s Sermon: 

“A Spiritual House,”
I Peter 2:4-12.

                           Future Dates to Remember:

Sun. Sept. 15th Communion
Mon. Sept 16th @ 7pm Church Council Meeting
Sun. Sept. 22nd Affirmation Ballots Due back
Sat. Sept. 28th Fall Bazaar & Rummage Sale @ CCAM- 9am to3pm


Announcements:
The Discernment of Gifts Committee and Church Council are excited to announce their choice for Youth Director. We would like to affirm Emma Kipfer as the new Youth Director. You will find an Affirmation Ballot in your mailbox, please return them to Lynn Roll’s mailbox by Sunday Sept. 22, 2012


Good things are still happening at Beaver Camp;
*Fall Family Retreat: October 4-6
*Champ Camp: October 18-20
*Scrapbook Retreats: Oct. 25-26 & Nov. 8-9
For more info. Visit www. Beavercamp.org or call (315) 376-2640


This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Don Schmidt. Thank you, Don for your service to church and church family.
Lawn Mowers are Still NEEDED!
The church lawn is still growing and needing to be mowed. Could you help? Mowers are still needed through the end of October! If you could spare a couple hours this fall to bless your church and church family in this way, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. Thank You!

Clarence Center Akron Mennonite Church is having a Fall Bazaar/Rummage Sale on Saturday Sept. 28th from 9am to 3pm. They are accepting items for the sale on Wed. nights from 4-7 pm or by apt. call/text Cheryl at 716-531-6314. No bowling balls, electronics, car seats, cribs or spouses!


Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: September 8, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: September 8, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com


September 1, 2019
Welcome

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation amoung all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God: may all the peoples praise you (Ps. 67: 1-3). We are a body of believers who put our trust in an all-knowing and ever-present God. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives. Let us worship and have fellowship together this morning.
.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Dave Dissette
Closing

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 classrooms.

You were greeted this morning by the Kevin Kipfer family; they also provided the beautiful alter flowers today.

    Future Dates to Remember

Sun. Sept 8th Birthday Snacks
Sun. Sept. 15th Communion
Mon. Sept 16th @ 7pm Church Council Meeting

Announcements:
Birthday Snacks will be next Sunday after the service.
Sunday September 15th we will be having Communion together during the service.

This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is Noah Schlabach. Thank you, Noah for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: September 1, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ____________________________________________________________________________

Date: September1, 2019

Name______________________
Participating in Church life:


Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com


August 25, 2019
Welcome

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation amoung all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God: may all the peoples praise you (Ps. 67: 1-3). We are a body of believers who put our trust in an all-knowing and ever-present God. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives. Let us worship and have fellowship together this morning.
.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Darwin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Nate Schlabach
Closing

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 classrooms.

    Week in Brief

Tue. 6:30 pm Youth Group will meet @ Schlabach’s house

Future Dates to Remember

Sun Sept. 15th Communion
Mon Sept 16th @ 7pm Church Council Meeting

Announcements:
Please come join the youth in thanking Dave and Keisha Schmidt for their 7 years of dedication. On Tues. Aug. 27 @ 6:30 we will gather at the Schlabach home to say thank you and celebrate all Dave and Keisha have meant to our youth through the years. Everyone is welcome, any questions see Mary or Lynn.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the congregational meeting, and for all that you gave to the meeting. The elders and I are working on a follow-up plan to the meeting. You will find a summary of our time together in your mailboxes. Sincerely, Pastor David Gehman
The date we will be having communion has changed. We are now going to be sharing communion together on Sunday Sept. 15th, not the 8th as previously stated. Please make a note of this on your calendar’s.

LMC Fall Leadership Assembly

Topic: Discerning God’s Mission and Calling for LMC
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 -3:30 pm
Resourcing Provided by: Conrad Kanagy, LMC Resource Staff and Lead Pastor at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church
Who should attend: bishops, pastors, elders, deacons, lay leaders, leadership team members
Location: Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, 300 S. Spruce Street, Elizabethtown PA
Cost: Free!
Proposed Schedule
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome, Worship, Dwelling in the Word
10:00 What is the Spirit revealing? A historical, theological and sociological review.
11:00 Break
11:15 Prayer and Proposed LMC Mission Supporting Commitments Document
12:30 Lunch
1:45 Round table engagement about mission and supporting commitments document
2:45 Congregational work: What are 2-3 action steps congregations can implement immediately?
3:20 Closing remarks and prayer
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lmc-fall-leadership-assembly-tickets-62642845437
Notes:
If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Marcia at mmylin@lmcchurches.org for information on how to connect via zoom
Translation is available. Please contact Marcia at the email address above.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: August 25, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

August 18, 2019
Welcome

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation amoung all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God: may all the peoples praise you (Ps. 67: 1-3). We are a body of believers who put our trust in an all-knowing and ever-present God. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives. Let us worship and have fellowship together this morning.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
Closing

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 classrooms.

Thank you church family for all you contributed toward today’s fellowship breakfast. Week in Brief
Tue. 6:30 pm Youth Group will meet @ The Meyer’s house

Future Dates to Remember
Tue. Aug 27th at 6:30 pm Y.G. and Thank You Celebration for
Dave & Keisha at the Schlabach’s
Sun. Sept. 8th We will be sharing communion together
Mon. Sept. 16th at 7 pm Church Council Meeting

“What is the difference between a talent and a spiritual gift?”

Answer: There are similarities and differences between talents and spiritual gifts. Both are gifts from God. Both grow in effectiveness with use. Both are intended to be used on behalf of others, not for selfish purposes. First Corinthians 12:7 states that spiritual gifts are given to benefit others and not ourselves. As the two great commandments deal with loving God and others, it follows that one should use his talents for those purposes. But to whom and when talents and spiritual gifts are given differs. A person (regardless of his belief in God or in Christ) is given a natural talent as a result of a combination of genetics (some have natural ability in music, art, or mathematics) and surroundings (growing up in a musical family will aid one in developing a talent for music), or because God desired to endow certain individuals with certain talents (for example, Bezalel in Exodus 31:1-6). Spiritual gifts are given to all believers by the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:3, 6) at the time they place their faith in Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. At that moment, the Holy Spirit gives to the new believer the spiritual gift(s) He desires the believer to have (1 Corinthians 12:11).

Romans 12:3-8 lists the spiritual gifts as follows: prophecy, serving others (in a general sense), teaching, exhorting, generosity, leadership, and showing mercy. First Corinthians 12:8-11 lists the gifts as the word of wisdom (ability to communicate spiritual wisdom), the word of knowledge (ability to communicate practical truth), faith (unusual reliance upon God), the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues (ability to speak in a language that one has not studied), and interpretation of tongues. The third list is found in Ephesians 4:10-12, which speaks of God giving to His church apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers. There is also a question as to how many spiritual gifts there are, as no two lists are the same. It is also possible that the biblical lists are not exhaustive, that there are additional spiritual gifts beyond the ones the Bible mentions.

While one may develop his talents and later direct his profession or hobby along those lines, spiritual gifts were given by the Holy Spirit for the building up of Christ’s church. In that, all Christians are to play an active part in the furtherance of the gospel of Christ. All are called and equipped to be involved in the “work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12). All are gifted so that they can contribute to the cause of Christ out of gratitude for all He has done for them. In doing so, they also find fulfillment in life through their labor for Christ. It is the job of the church leaders to help build up the saints so they can be further equipped for the ministry to which God has called them. The intended result of spiritual gifts is that the church as a whole can grow, being strengthened by the combined supply of each member of Christ’s body.

To summarize the differences between spiritual gifts and talents: 1) A talent is the result of genetics and/or training, while a spiritual gift is the result of the power of the Holy Spirit. 2) A talent can be possessed by anyone, Christian or non-Christian, while spiritual gifts are only possessed by Christians. 3) While both talents and spiritual gifts should be used for God’s glory and to minister to others, spiritual gifts are focused on these tasks, while talents can be used entirely for non-spiritual purposes.

Recommended Resource: The Spirit-Filled Life: Discovering the Joy of Surrendering to the Holy Spirit by Charles Stanley

Online Spiritual Gift Test;
www.freeshapetest.com
https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: August 18, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: August 18, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:




Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

August 11, 2019
Welcome

“For I Know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a fututre” (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us remember in our daily lives that God does have a plan for each of us and that we need to place our trust in Him. Reflect on that this morning as we worship together with our church family.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
Closing

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 classrooms.

You were greeted this morning by Ruth Roth and Shirley Miller.
Alter flowers were provided today by Ruth Roth.
Thank you for serving today. Week in Brief
Tue. 6:30 pm Youth Group will meet @ Kipfer’s house
Wed. 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting

Future Dates to Remember

Sun. Aug 18th Fellowship Breakfast & Congregational Meeting
Today’s Sermon:
The Body of Christ

  1. The Head of the Body
  2. Unity in the Body
  3. Members of Christ’s Body
  4. Spiritual Gifts in the Body
    Announcements:
    Fellowship Breakfast and Congregational Meeting Aug. 18th @ 9:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to try their best to be at this very important time of fellowship together.
    AMC July Giving:
    90% actual 90 % budget 10 % missions actual 10 % mission budget
    $ 4,762.71 $ 5,625.00 $ 529.20 $ 625.00

July Attendance:
7/4- 50, 7/14- 46, 7/21- 46, 7/28- 40
Average weekly attendance for July – 45

Free Webinar
Want to learn more on how to use your gifts to engage with your community? Join us for The Sent Network webinar presentation. The Sent Network is a resourcing curriculum launched to recruit, equip and prepare peace church planters for their task. The network will launch at the end of August and is set up in three phases—Explore, Equip and Send.
When: August 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. EDT and 6 p.m. CDT
Where: ZOOM webinar
What: Introduction to the Sent Network
How: Visit www.MennoniteMission.net/events/Sent-Network-webinar-presentation for instructions to join!

Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Thank You!
This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Don Schmidt. Thank you, Don for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: August 11, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:


Jesus Our Protector
 
Your life is your vehicle and the seatbelt
You are wearing is our
Lord Jesus Christ
 
Protection at all time is God’s promise.
It’s 100% FREE.
We have to believe in Him and
we have to walk with Him.




Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com










August 4, 2019
Welcome

“For I Know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a fututre” (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us remember in our daily lives that God does have a plan for each of us and that we need to place our trust in Him. Reflect on that this morning as we worship together with our church family.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Dave Schmidt
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Brad Baer
Closing

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 classrooms.

You were greeted this morning by Ruth Roth
Thank you for serving today.
Future Dates to Remember
Sun Aug 11th Birthday Snacks
Wed. Aug 14, 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Sun. Aug 18th Fellowship Breakfast & Congregational Meeting
Announcements:
Praying for Strength and Protection for Mary Schlabach and her brother John Klatt They will be heading to Iceland this week to “Move Mountains for Multiple Myeloma”. To learn more about this journey Mary is on with her brother you can read her blog at; https://endurance.themmrf.org/2019Iceland/MaryS Blessing and Prayers to Mary and John as you, MovingMountainsforMyeloma.
Birthday Snacks; Sunday Aug. 11th, if 2 or 3 people would be willing to help make a snack for this that would be great. Contact Faith if you can help.
Fellowship Breakfast and Congregational Meeting Aug. 18th @ 9:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to try their best to be at this very important time of fellowship together.
Pat and Lynn will be contacting you on how you can help contribute to breakfast.

Free Webinar
Want to learn more on how to use your gifts to engage with your community? Join us for The Sent Network webinar presentation. The Sent Network is a resourcing curriculum launched to recruit, equip and prepare peace church planters for their task. The network will launch at the end of August and is set up in three phases—Explore, Equip and Send.
When: August 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. EDT and 6 p.m. CDT
Where: ZOOM webinar
What: Introduction to the Sent Network
How: Visit www.MennoniteMission.net/events/Sent-Network-webinar-presentation for instructions to join!

Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Thank You!
This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Paul Roll. Thank you, Paul for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: August 4, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: August 4, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

July 28, 2019
Welcome

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 holy. Let us praise Him and surrender our lives to him more fully today.


Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Jim Sutton, from LMC
Closing

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 classrooms.

You were greeted this morning by Don & Paulette Schmidt
Alter flowers were provided today by Pat Baer.
Thank you for serving today.


Future Dates to Remember
Sun Aug 11th Birthday Snacks
Wed. Aug 14, 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Sun. Aug 18th Fellowship Breakfast & Congregational Meeting

Announcements:
Birthday Snacks; Sunday Aug. 11th, if 2 or 3 people would be willing to help make a snack for this that would be great. Contact Faith if you can help.


Fellowship Breakfast and Congregational Meeting Aug. 18th @ 9:30 am. Everyone is encouraged to try their best to be at this very important time of fellowship together.
Pat and Lynn will be contacting you on how you can help contribute to breakfast.


To help keep the congregation better informed, you will now start to receive our monthly council minutes. July Church Council minutes are in your mailboxes now. If you have any questions please feel free to see anyone on the church council.


You’re invited to; A Reunion of the Generations
August 16-18 at Beaver Camp!
Help us celebrate 50 years of ministry in the Adirondacks.
Visit www.beavercamp.org or call (315) 376-2640 for more information.

Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Thank You!


This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Paul Roll. Thank you, Paul for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: July 28, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

Date: July 28, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:

Contact Information

923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004

www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339              davelois2@verizon.net

Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578    amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4950                                       

dukdukkip@gmail.com

Back to the Garden
Crowder
I was born to be royal
I was made to be free
But I was torn from the garden
When that devil lied to me
I was formed from the soil
I got dirt inside of me
But I was born to be royal
I was made for glory
Take me back to the garden
Take me back and walk with me
For Your presence I am longing
Take me back
God, take me back!
Take me down to the river
Down to Eden’s crystal streams
Where every sin can be forgiven
Holy Ghost come set me free
Take me back to the garden
Take me back and walk with me
For Your presence I am longing
Take me back!
God, take me back!
Back to Your Kingdom come
Take me back!
Back to Your Kingdom, come!
I was born to be royal
I was made to be free


July 21, 2019
Welcome

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 holy. Let us praise Him and surrender our lives to him more fully today.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Darwin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
Closing

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 classrooms.

You were greeted this morning by Don & Paulette Schmidt
Alter flowers were provided today by Mary Schlabach.
Thank you for serving today.

Week in Brief
July 20-27 Lynn will be out of office,
~if you need her please feel free
to still text, email or call her.

Future Dates to Remember
Wed. Aug 14, 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Sun. Aug 18th Congregational Meeting & Worship Time

Today’s Sermon:
“Second Chances.”
John 21:1-19


Announcements:
Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Thank You!


This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Joe Baer. Thank you, Joe for your service to church and church family.

There is a new sign-up sheet out in the foyer for greeters and alter flowers. If you can help in this way anytime in the upcoming weeks it would be greatly appreciated.


Date: July 21, 2019
Name______________________
Participating in Church life:



Prayer Requests and Praises:

 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com



_

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: July 21, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ______________________________________________________________________________

July 14, 2019
Welcome

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Ps. 51: 1-2, 10). May you experience God’s grace and restoration as you worship with us this morning. Open your heart to God and he will meet you on your journey. We believe that Jesus has restored us to God and invite you to join us in following Him.


Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
Closing

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 and Paulette Schmidt.
They also provided the Alter flowers today.
*Thank you for serving in this way today.

Week in Brief
July 17, 7:00pm Church Council Meeting


Future Dates to Remember
July 20-27 Lynn will be out of office,
~if you need her please feel free
to still text, email or call her.


Today’s Sermon:
“The Way of Jesus.”
Matthew 4:12-25
Announcements:


Congratulations to the newlyweds! Bob and Daisy may the glow of love and happiness from your wedding day (7/13/19) be with you the rest of your lives! May God shower your marriage with many blessings! CONGRATULATIONS!


Please note, Don and Paulette Schmidt’s phone # changes; Don’s # 585-708-3303 and Paulette’s 585-483-0344. There is also a new updated phone directory in your mailboxes.


Children’s Church Needs YOUR HELP, Please let Krista or Pam know if you would be willing to teach children’s church or be a monitor. We need to have at least one teacher and one monitor each week; otherwise we will have to keep the children in church. Thank you.


There is a new sign-up sheet out in the foyer for greeters and alter flowers. If you can help in this way anytime in the upcoming weeks it would be greatly appreciated.

Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.
Thank You!

This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Bill Strunk. Thank you, Bill for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: July 14, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Date: July 14, 2019
Name______________________
Participating in Church life:





Prayer Requests and Praises:

 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:



Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com





July 7, 2019
Welcome

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Ps. 51: 1-2, 10). May you experience God’s grace and restoration as you worship with us this morning. Open your heart to God and he will meet you on your journey. We believe that Jesus has restored us to God and invite you to join us in following Him.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Dave Schmidt
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Brad Baer
Closing

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

                           Future Dates to Remember

July 17, 7:00pm Church Council Meeting
July 20-27 Lynn will be out of office,
~if you need her please feel free
to still text or call her.

Announcements:

Children’s Church Needs YOUR HELP, Please let Krista or Pam know if you would be willing to teach children’s church or be a monitor. We need to have at least one teacher and one monitor each week; otherwise we will have to keep the children in church. Thank you

Thanks to all of you who sent cards for my 85th birthday, get well wishes and prayers. Marlene

Would you like to have Pastor Dave and Lois Gehman over for a visit? I am scheduling informal home visits for July 16-25, afternoons and evenings. Please see Lynn after church or give her a call if you would like to have Pastor Dave & Lois over. They would love to have a little time to get to know you a little better!

There is a new sign-up sheet out in the foyer for greeters and alter flowers. If you can help in this way anytime in the upcoming weeks it would be greatly appreciated.

Lawn Mowers are still needed! Anyone can help, if you’re willing Joe Baer would be happy to explain it, give you a quick and easy lesson on how to operate the lawn mower.
*Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Don Schmidt. Thank you, Don for your service to church and church family.

Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: July 7, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


July 7, 2019
Name______________________
Participating in Church life:

Prayer Requests and Praises:

 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:


Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Office Manager 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

June 23, 2019
Welcome

Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry but thoses who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Ps. 34:8-10) May you experience God’s goodness as you worship this morning and throughout your week.

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Don Schmidt
Closing

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 and Paulette Schmidt.
They also provided the Alter flowers today.
*Thank you for serving in this way today. Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group, meeting at the Gee’s
12588 Brucker Road Akron,

                           Future Dates to Remember

June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Today’s Sermon:
“Drift in My Family”
Colossians 1:21-23
Revelation 2: 1-7
Psalm 46
Announcements:
There will NOT be a service here at AMC next Sunday, June 30th. The O’Connor family will be speaking this Sunday(6/30) at Grace in Community Church on Broadway (between Two Rod and Townline). Everyone is welcome to join the O’Connor’s at GNC to hear what the Lord has had them busy doing in Guatemala. Services start at 10:30am. *We want to encourage everyone to visit another local church next Sunday; it’s a nice way to meet your neighbor’s.
Dave and Lois Gehman contact information;
Phone: 484-459-8339
Email- davelois2@verizon.net
Pastor Dave will be working at church Tues-Fri. 9am-12pm, during the two weeks he is here each month. He will also be available by apt. if you may need a more convent time to meet with him.

We are having some technical difficulties with the 1st phone line coming into the church. If you need to call, please use the 2nd lines # 937-6977

For any concerns, questions or ideas that you would like to have the Church Council address please let me know. I will forward them on for you. Ruth Jantzi, council member at large.

This upcoming week’s lawn mowing disciple is, Paul Roll. The following week (6/30-7/6) Brad Baer is our lawn Mowing disciple. Thank you, Paul and Brad for your service to church and church family.
Lawn Mowers are still needed. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. Thank You!
Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: June 23, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

June 16, 2019
Welcome


Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Darwin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
Closing

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 Ruth Roth and Ruth Jantzi,
Mary Schlabach provided the Alter flowers today.
*Thank you for serving in this way today, ladies.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group
Wed. 7:00 pm Church Council Meeting

                           Future Dates to Remember

June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Today’s Sermon:
Title: “Saved by Faith”
Romans 3: 9-26


Announcements:
Dave and Lois Gehman contact information;
Phone: 484-459-8339
Email- davelois2@verizon.net
Pastor Dave will be working at church Tues-Fri. 9am-12pm, during the two weeks he is here each month. He will also be available by apt. if you may need a more convent time to meet with him.

We are having some technical difficulties with the 1st phone line coming into the church. If you need to call, please use the 2nd lines # 937-6977

For any concerns, questions or ideas that you would like to have the Church Council address please let me know. I will forward them on for you. Ruth Jantzi, council member at large.


Birthday Snacks will be next Sunday, June 23rd. Bakers are needed! If you are able to help please let Kim Atwell or Faith Erb know.


Today is the last day to turn in application for the Christian Education grant. The Christian Summer Camp application may be turned in anytime throughout the summer. Applications are available by the mailboxes for the two grants from our Endowment Fund. Parents are encouraged to make use of this resource.


LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s law mowing disciple is, Noah Schlabach.
Thank you, Noah for your service to church and church family.


Alden Mennonite Church
Guest Card

Date: June 16, 2019
Name ________
Address____________________
City ____________
State, Zip____________________
Phone __________
E-mail __________

Please check the applicable box:
 First time visitor
 Returning visitor
 Would like to know more about Alden Mennonite Church
 New to area
 Would like a visit or call
 Would like to know more about being a Christian

I would like more information on… __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date: June 16, 2019

Name______________________

Participating in Church life:




Prayer Requests and Praises:


 Confidential
 Share with Congregation
 Share with Intercessors
Comments:






Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Dave Gehman, Pastor 937-6977/C-484-459-8339 davelois2@verizon.net
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436/C-445-0578 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

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June 9, 2019
Welcome
Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry but thoses who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Ps. 34:8-10) May you experience God’s goodness as you worship this morning and throughout your week.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor Dave Gehman
** Welcome Pastor Dave and Lois **
Closing
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 Bob Murray and Daisy Crane, Daisy provided the Alter flowers today.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group – ?
Thursday Youth Group Formal
Saturday, 12:30-4:30 Andrew Kipfer Graduation
Ceremony and Luncheon

                           Future Dates to Remember

June 19, 2019 7pm Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Today’s Sermon:
Wait and Go
Acts 1: 1-8

Announcements:
Marlene Roger’s will be turning 85 on June 16th. Wouldn’t it be nice to shower her with birthday blessings by sending her a card or greeting to let her know she is loved and missed by her church family. This surely will mean so much to her. Thanks everyone! Marlene’s address is; Townview Apartments – 50 Grambo Dr, Apt. 27 – Lancaster, NY 14086
Applications are available by the mailboxes for the two grants from our Endowment Fund. One is $50 for parents to buy Christian Education materials to use with their children at home. Application deadline is June 16, 2019. The other is $100 to help pay for a week at a Christian Summer Camp. Application deadline for this is at the end of summer. Parents are encouraged to make use of this resource.
LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s law mowing disciple is, the Kipfer men.
Thank you, gentlemen for your service to church and church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

June 2, 2019
Welcome
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you (Ps. 130: 1-4). We are a body of believes who put our trust in an all-knowing and ever-present God; one who knows our shortcomings but forgives us when we ask for it. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives.


Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Dave Schmidt
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Brad Baer
Closing


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

Paulette Schmidt provided the Alter flowers today.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group
Sat. June 8th 12:30-4:30pm Andrew’s Graduation Celebration

                           Future Dates to Remember

June 13th Youth Group Formal
June 15, 2019 12:30-4:30 Andrew Kipfer Graduation
Ceremony and Luncheon
June 19, 2019 7pm Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Church council is happy to announce that Dave Gehman and his wife Lois have accepted our invitation to work with us as our part-time interim pastor. He will be starting his 6 month term on June 9th. More information to come in todays message, with Brad


Applications are available by the mailboxes for the two grants from our Endowment Fund. One is $50 for parents to buy Christian Education materials to use with their children at home. Application deadline is June 16, 2019. The other is $100 to help pay for a week at a Christian Summer Camp. Application deadline for this is at the end of summer. Parents are encouraged to make use of this resource.


The congregation is invited to celebrate Andrew Kipfer’s graduation. Invitations are in your mailboxes. Please RSVP to Kevin or Denise by June 8th.


LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s law mowing disciple is, Joe Bear.
Thank you, Joe for your service to church and church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

May 26th, 2019
** Welcome **
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you (Ps. 130: 1-4). We are a body of believes who put our trust in an all-knowing and ever-present God; one who knows our shortcomings but forgives us when we ask for it. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Zach Atwell
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Dave Baker
Closing
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 & Paulette Schmidt, they also provided the Alter flowers today.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group

Future Dates to Remember

June 15, 2019 12:30-4:30 Andrew Kipfer Graduation
Ceremony and Luncheon
June 19, 2019 7pm Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Today’s Sermon
“A Little Bit of Chaos”
John 20:19-31

Jesus met them in a locked room.
Jesus gives peace.
Jesus gives the power to forgive.
Jesus welcomes doubters.
Blessed are those who believe.

Announcements
Applications are available by the mailboxes for the two grants from our Endowment Fund. One is $50 for parents to buy Christian Education materials to use with their children at home. Application deadline is June 16, 2019. The other is $100 to help pay for a week at a Christian Summer Camp. Application deadline for this is at the end of summer. Parents are encouraged to make use of this resource.
The congregation is invited to celebrate Andrew Kipfer’s graduation. Invitations are in your mailboxes. Please RSVP to Kevin or Denise by June 8th.
LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!

This upcoming week’s law mowing disciple is, Joe Bear.
Thank you, Joe for your service to church and church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

May 19th, 2019
Welcome
You, O Lord are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to us and have mercy on us; grant your strength to your servants and save our children(Ps. 86: 15-16). We, as a congregation, want to bring honor to Him in all we do. It is our desire that you would experience, in our service today, the love, comfort and encouragement that Jesus offers each of us. If you are unsure about what it means to be reconciled to God, it would be our delight to talk with you.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Pastor David Gehman
*Title of today’s message ~ “Open our eyes Lord”
Closing
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 Ruth Roth and Shirley Miller.
Alter flowers were provided today by Gini Erb

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, 7:00 Church Council Meeting

                           Future Dates to Remember

June 15, 2019 12:30-4:30 Andrew Kipfer Graduation
Ceremony and Luncheon
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
We would like to give a big AMC Welcome today to Pastor David Gehman and his wife Lois. They are here visiting us today from LMC. The Gehman’s along with our church council are evaluating the possibility of Pastor Gehman helping us with our need for a part time interim Pastor. Please be sure to say hello and introduce yourself this morning. We will be sharing in some fellowship time immediately after the service.
The congregation is invited to celebrate Andrew Kipfer’s graduation. Invitations are in your mailboxes. Please RSVP to Kevin or Denise by June 8th.
LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!

The 47th annual Beaver Camp Auction is getting closer! Join us at the Lewis County Fairgrounds on June 7 & 8 for a weekend of family-friend fun, food, unique auction items, and more. Friday night will feature live music, BBQ dinner, and auction preview. Saturday begins with an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast, followed by a live auction, food booths, activities for kids, and more. Lodging is available at Beaver Camp for $75/room/night. Make it a weekend to remember! For more information, visit www.beavercamp.org or call (315) 376-2640.

This upcoming weeks law mowing disciple is, SOMEONE IS NEEDED THIS WEEK! If you can help, please let Joe know.
Thank you, ? for your service to church and church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

May 12, 2019
Welcome
Dear Gracious God,
We thank you for adopting us into your family through the miracle of your grace, and for calling us to be brothers and sisters to each other. Today, loving God, we pray for our mothers:
• who cared for us when we were helpless
• who comforted us when we were hurt
• whose love and care we often took for granted.
Today we pray for:
• those who are grieving the loss of their mother,
• those who never knew their biological mother, and now yearn for her
• those who have experienced the wonder of an adopted mother’s love
• the families separated by war or conflict.
• Lord, give them special blessings.
Keep us united with you and with each other, so that we can be and become all that we are meant to be.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and
Announcements Matt Baker
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team

Message Nate Schlabach
Closing

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
We were greeted this morning by Don & Paulette Schmidt, they also provide the beautiful spring flowers the last two weeks.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study

Future Dates to Remember
May 21st (Tues.) ~7 pm Church Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Beaver Camp registration is due Today. If you have any questions please see
Denise Kipfer. There are extra forms by the mailboxes.

Volunteers needed: Sign up in the foyer to help with lawn mowing, greeting and flowers, and monthly birthday snacks.

LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing. Thank You!


You are invited to the 47th annual Beaver Camp Auction on June 7 & 8 at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. Quilt donors, the deadline to have your quilt’s info included in the Auction booklet and marketing materials is May 20; please contact Terry & Lisa Zehr at (315) 376-5514 with any questions. If you would like to host a dinner, event, or getaway, please contact Stephanie Houser Fouse at (315) 376-3527. To donate items for the bake sale, contact Karleen Zehr at (315) 519-1837. For all other questions or donations, visit www.beavercamp.org, call the office at (315) 376-2640, or email office@beaver.camp.

Motherhood is more than a stage-
It’s a lifelong calling from God.
with it He gives mother’s hearts that love deeply,
hands that serve tirelessly, and vision to see
His blossoming image in the precious ones
entrusted to their care.

This upcoming week’s law mowing disciple is, Bob Murray.
Thank you, Bob for your service to your church and
church family.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

May 5, 2019
Welcome

You, O Lord are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to us and have mercy on us; grant your strength to your servants and save our children(Ps. 86: 15-16). We, as a congregation, want to bring honor to Himin all we do. It is our desire that you would experience, in our service today, the love, comfort and encouragement that Jesus offers each of us. If you are unsure about what it means to be reconciled to God, it would be our delight to talk with you.

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Pat Murphy
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Don Schmidt
Closing
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

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study

                           Future Dates to Remember

May 12 Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
May 22 (Wed) ~7 pm Church Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Volunteers needed: Sign up in the foyer to help with lawn mowing, greeting and flowers, and monthly birthday snacks. LAWN MOWERS are needed to mow the church lawn. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. See Joe Baer if you have any questions on lawn mowing.
Beaver Camp registration is due by next Sunday. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. There are extra forms by the mailboxes.

Today’s Sermon:
“Called to Be a Disciple”
Matthew 4:12-22
Mark 1:16-20


Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com



April 28, 2019
Welcome

You, O Lord are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to us and have mercy on us; grant your strength to your servants and save our children(Ps. 86: 15-16). We, as a congregation, want to bring honor to Himin all we do. It is our desire that you would experience, in our service today, the love, comfort and encouragement that Jesus offers each of us. If you are unsure about what it means to be reconciled to God, it would be our delight to talk with you.

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Brad Baer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Matt Baker
Closing
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


Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study

                           Future Dates to Remember


May 12 Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
May 22 (Wed) ~7 pm Church Council Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Nerf Night this Tuesday ay Kids Klub. Please remember to bring your Nerf guns (extra to share if you have them), ammo (labeled with your name or initials), and safety glasses/goggles if you have some. This will be the final time we meet until the start of the new school year next Fall.

The Alden Women’s Prayer Breakfast will be at Millgrove Bible Church, on Sat., May 4, from 9:00 – 11:30. The speaker will be Sarah Phillips, author of Penned Without Ink. Admission is $4. All proceeds will go to Peace of the City. For tickets, see Valerie Gee.

Women’s Prayer Breakfast ~ Sat. May 4th. 9 – 11 a.m. @ Corfu United Presbyterian Church, 63 Alleghany St. Tickets are $7.00 at the door. See flier on bulletin board for addition information.

Ballot conclusion ~ passed by greater than 90% to join LMC. There is a letter explaining in/by the mailboxes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask anyone of the Church Council or Elders.

The 47th annual Beaver Camp Auction is June 7 & 8 at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. This fun community event supports increasing camper enrollment and families in need of financial help. Please consider volunteering or donating handcrafted wood pieces, themed gift baskets, unique children’s toys, gift certificates, or other one-of-a-kind items. Visit www.beavercamp.org or contact the Beaver Camp office for more information.

Registration for Beaver Camp is now open!
Summer camp is the perfect place for kids ages 8-18 to get outside, boost their confidence, grow in faith, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount deadline on May 1st. Financial assistance is available. For more information about Summer 2019: www.beavercamp.org (315) 376-2640

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com
















Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, 7:00 Church Council Meeting
Saturday, 9:00 am Church Work Day

                           Future Dates to Remember

May 12 Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Spring Church Work Day ~ This Saturday, 9 am. We have a lot of clean up that needs to be done. Come and help spruce up our church and have a fun time working together all at the same time.


BEAVER CAMP NEWS: The are registration forms for our annual Beaver Camp weekend are out, there are extras by the mailboxes. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. All forms are due back to Denise by May 12th. Also, Denise is handling the registration but needs help with planning the schedule and activities for the weekend. If you are interested in helping, please talk to her ASAP.

Registration for Beaver Camp is now open!
Summer camp is the perfect place for kids ages 8-18 to get outside, boost their confidence, grow in faith, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount deadline on May 1st. Financial assistance is available. For more information about Summer 2019: www.beavercamp.org (315) 376-2640

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

April 14, 2019
Welcome

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Dave Schmidt
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Dave Dissette
Closing
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

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study
Friday,7pm Good Friday Service with GNC

                           Future Dates to Remember

April 24 (Wed) ~7 pm Church Council Meeting
April 27 (Sat) ~ 9 am Spring Church Work Day
May 12 Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Good Friday Service; We will be sharing a Good Friday Service with our friends from Grace in Community Church here at AMC at 7pm.


GOOD FRIDAY CROSS WALK – Join us as we participate in the annual Good Friday Cross Walk. This 2-hour event will take place on: Friday, April 19, 2019 10:30 a.m. starting at: Lancaster Presbyterian Church 5461 Broadway, Lancaster, NY During the walk, there will be 15 stops during which scriptures will be read, with a short time for individuals to share thoughts and insights. All are welcome!


Easter Morning Fellowship with coffee and goodies from 9:30 to 10 am, we will then join in worship together and a short message. Come let us rejoice together in the Risen King.


Spring Church Work Day ~ Sat. April 27th at 9 am. We have a lot of clean up that needs to be done. Come and help spruce up our church and have a fun time working together all at the same time.


Lynn will be away on vacation April 14-22. If by chance there are announcements that need to go into bulletin while I’m gone, please contact Emma Kipfer.

WhyLifeMinistry along with Grace in Community is offering you an exciting opportunity. They would like to encourage you to see the movie “Unplanned” and take a friend with you, and if you do they will buy your friends ticket. That’s right; for every 2 tickets turned in the cost of 1 will be reimbursed to you! (up to the first 50 tickets) Any questions see Lynn Roll or call 937-7815.
“Unplanned” is rated “R”

BEAVER CAMP NEWS: The are registration forms for our annual Beaver Camp weekend are out, there are extras by the mailboxes. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. All forms are due back to Denise by May 12th. Also, Denise is handling the registration but needs help with planning the schedule and activities for the weekend. If you are interested in helping, please talk to her ASAP.

Registration for Beaver Camp is now open!
Summer camp is the perfect place for kids ages 8-18 to get outside, boost their confidence, grow in faith, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount deadline on May 1st. Financial assistance is available. For more information about Summer 2019: www.beavercamp.org (315) 376-2640

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

April 7, 2019
Welcome
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you (PS. 67: 1-3). We are a body of believers who put our trust in all-knowing and ever-present God. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives. Let us worship and have fellowship together this morning.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Kevin Kipfer
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Brad Baer
Closing
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

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study
Friday,7pm Assembly of Prayer for Life @ Love Joy Church

                           Future Dates to Remember

April 19 ~10:30 am Good Friday Cross Walk @ Lanc. Prysb. Church
April 19 ~7 pm Good Friday Service @ AMC
April 24 (Wed) ~7 pm Church Council Meeting
April 27 (Sat) ~ 9 am Spring Church Work Day
May 12 Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Good Friday Service; We will be sharing a Good Friday Service with our friends from Grace in Community Church here at AMC at 7pm.
Easter Morning Fellowship with coffee and goodies from 9:30 to 10 am, we will then join in worship together and a short message. Come let us rejoice together in the Risen King.
Spring Church Work Day ~ Sat. April 27th at 9 am. We have a lot of clean up that needs to be done. Come and help spruce up our church and have a fun time working together all at the same time.
Lois Ismert will be celebration her 91st Birthday on April 16th. She would be blessed to know she is not forgotten by her AMC family. Here is her address if you would like to send her a card or stop by to visit her (she loves visitors). Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Home for Adults, 4520 Ransom Rd. –Room231, Clarence, NY 14031
Lynn will be away on vacation April 14-22. If you could get any announcements you will need in the Easter Sunday bulletin to her by 4/11. If by chance there are announcements that need to go into bulletin while I’m gone, please contact Emma Kipfer.
This is our Generation, This is our Watch, Now is the Time to Stand! Assembly of Prayer and repentance on Friday April 12th at Love Joy Church @ 7pm, 5423 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086
BEAVER CAMP NEWS: The are registration forms for our annual Beaver Camp weekend are out, there are extras by the mailboxes. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. All forms are due back to Denise by May 12th. Also, Denise is handling the registration but needs help with planning the schedule and activities for the weekend. If you are interested in helping, please talk to her ASAP.

Sandi Meyers, Pastor Dale’s mom recently had back surgery. She is now home recovering. If anyone would like to send her a card her address is; 196 Dersam Rd., Alden, NY 14004. Please keep Sandi in your prayers.

WhyLifeMinistry along with Grace in Community is offering you an exciting opportunity. They would like to encourage you to see the movie “Unplanned” and take a friend with you, and if you do they will buy your friends ticket. That’s right; for every 2 tickets turned in the cost of 1 will be reimbursed to you! (up to the first 50 tickets) Any questions see Lynn Roll or call 937-7815.
“Unplanned” is rated “R”

GOOD FRIDAY CROSS WALK – Join us as we participate in the annual Good Friday Cross Walk. This 2-hour event will take place on: Friday, April 19, 2019 10:30 a.m. starting at: Lancaster Presbyterian Church 5461 Broadway, Lancaster, NY During the walk, there will be 15 stops during which scriptures will be read, with a short time for individuals to share thoughts and insights. All are welcome!

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

March 31, 2019
Welcome
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you (PS. 67: 1-3). We are a body of believers who put our trust in all-knowing and ever-present God. We know that Jesus loves us and faithfully works in our lives. Let us worship and have fellowship together this morning.
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Announcements Matt Baker
Offering
Worship Nate and Worship team
Message Ken Eicheldinger
Closing
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 Brian & Pam Millar. They also provided the flowers.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study

                           Future Dates to Remember

April 12, 2019, 7pm Assembly of Prayer for Life
April 19, 2019, 7pm Good Friday Service
May 12 ~ Sunday Beaver Camp Registration Due
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Good Friday Service; We will be sharing a Good Friday Service with our friends from Grace in Community Church here at AMC at 7pm.
Please return return your affrimation ballot to Kevin Kipfer’s mailbox by Sunday March 31st. Thank You.

BEAVER CAMP NEWS: The are registration forms for our annual Beaver Camp weekend are out, there are extras by the mailboxes. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. All forms are due back to Denise by May 12th. Also, Denise is handling the registration but needs help with planning the schedule and activities for the weekend. If you are interested in helping, please talk to her ASAP.
This is our Generation, This is our Watch, Now is the Time to Stand! Assembly of Prayer and repentance on Friday April 12th at Love Joy Church @ 7pm, 5423 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086

Contact Information

923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004

www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436//937-6977                 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director  585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4950                                         dukdukkip@gmail.com

March 24, 2019
Welcome
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.
Welcome
Announcements Pat Murphy
Offering
Worship Stephanie and Worship team
Message Matt Baker
Closing
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 Kevin and Denise Kipfer and family.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study

                           Future Dates to Remember

April 12, 2019, 7pm Assembly of Prayer for Life
April 19, 2019, 7pm Good Friday Service
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Good Friday Service; We will be sharing a Good Friday Service with our friends from Grace in Community Church here at AMC at 7pm.


Please return return your affrimation ballot to Kevin Kipfer’s mailbox by Sunday March 31st. Thank You.

BEAVER CAMP NEWS: The are registration forms for our annual Beaver Camp weekend are out, there are extras by the mailboxes. If you have any questions please see Denise Kipfer. All forms are due back to Denise by May 12th. Also, Denise is handling the registration but needs help with planning the schedule and activities for the weekend. If you are interested in helping, please talk to her ASAP.


This is our Generation, This is our Watch, Now is the Time to Stand! By now you have heard about what has happened in our State in what they are calling the so-called “Reproductive Health Act”. The church must be a voice for those who have none. We must also repent and turn to God so that He can heal our land. Please join the E-team (a group of local pastors) and other brothers and sisters in Christ for a solemn Assembly of Prayer and repentance on Friday April 12th at Love Joy Church @ 7pm, 5423 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086


Please get your Directory Updates In! You can do this by emailing amcsecretary1924@gmail.com or by filling out an update sheet (available near the mailboxes) and leave it in Lynn’s mailbox.


Youth Missions Opportunities; Youth ages 15-22 can join a team of peers to explore and engage in the movement of God in Peru, Benin, and Indonesia through Youth Venture. Openings are still available for trips in July. To learn more, check out MennoniteMission.Net/YouthVenture, or contact Lauren at 574-523-3022. Hurry! Application deadline is April 1.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

March 10, 2019
Welcome  
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).  With a new year upon us, it is a good time to affirm once again our desire to be a follower of Jesus or perhaps decide to do so for the first time.  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. Welcome                                                 
Announcements                                          Zach Atwell Offering      
Worship                                    Nate and Worship team Message                                                       Brad Baer    Closing
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  
Greeters & offertory flowers are needed each
week. Please help if possible.  Thank You!












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Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                          Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
Thursday, 7:00                         Bluegrass Concert at CCAM
 
 
                               Future Dates to Remember
April 12, 2019, 7pm                    Assembly of Prayer for Life
June 27 -30, 2019                        Beaver Camp Retreat


Announcements

Congratulations  to Bob Murray and Daisy Crane on
the recent engagement. May the Lord bless you on
your upcoming nuptials and marriage.           
The couple is planning a July wedding.
 
Directory Updates:  Do you have a new number or new members of your family to add to the
directory?  Please let Lynn know if you would like to update any of your information or your photograph
in the directory.  You can do this by emailing
amcsecretary1924@gmail.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.

This is our Generation, This is our Watch, Now is the Time to Stand! By now you have heard about what has happened in our State in what they are calling the so-called “Reproductive Health Act”.  The church must be a voice for those who have none.  We
must also repent and turn to God so that He can heal our land.  Please join the *E-team (*a group of local
pastors) and other brothers and sisters in Christ for a solemn Assembly of Prayer and repentance on Friday April 12th at Love Joy Church @ 7pm, 5423 Genesee St. Lancaster, NY 14086

Beaver Camp 2019 Events and Resident Camp
pamphlets are out and available for you by the
mailboxes.  Beaver Camp is celebrating 50 years! 
Camp is a great placed to grow in Christ, consider
spending time at camp this year, you’ll make
memories that will last a lifetime!
                                                                                             
Thank you Joe Baer for the beautiful new lights you put up on the front of the church. 


Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
 
 
Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436//937-6977                
amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director  585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4950                                        
dukdukkip@gmail.com
                                         
              

February 17, 2019
Welcome
I remain confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the
Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the
Lord (Ps. 27: 13-14). We serve a faithful God who promises good things to those who love Him. Look for the ways that God is working faithfully in your life. 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.      
Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                     Brad Baer       Offering      
Worship                            Nate and Worship team      
Message                                    Pastor Mark Sterlace    
from Grace in Community    
Closing
Adult Sunday School                           11:00 a.m.  
Toddler Nursery Care through age 3 is provided
throughout the worship service if you would like tomake 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 3rdgrade and under should pick up their children
directly from their classroom.

You were greeted this morning by The Kevin Kipfer
family.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                         Youth Group & Kids Klub Tuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
         *CANCELLED 2/19*
                            
Future Dates to Remember
Feb. 27th, 2019                 Annual Business Meeting
March 1-3, 2019                Beaver Camp Men’s Work Week-End
March 14, 2019                  Bluegrass Concert at CCAM June 27 -30, 2019                        Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
A big warm welcome to Pastor Mark Sterlace from
Grace in Community Church. Pastor Mark has been
serving the Lord for over 25 years now and has beenthe lead Pastor for GIC for 10 of those years.
Welcome Pastor Mark, It’s nice to have you with us today,
 
Our Annual Business Meeting has been
rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 pm.
Please bring a small snack to share for a time of
fellowship.  Business will begin at 7:00.  Please bring
the copy of the annual report you received in your
mail box. Thank you.

Weekly Greeters and Offertory flowers are NEEDED. There is a sign-up sheet right outside the sanctuary, please help out if you can.

Reminder; If you turn on the driveway lights,
please remember to turn them off when finished.
Thank you.

Mark your calendars; Clarence Center Akron
Mennonite Church is having a Bluegrass Concert on
Thursday March 14th @ 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.



To my church family

In the most helpless of moments you realize how
many loving and compassionate people you know
and call friends. During the worst hours of my life
those friends were there to pick me up.
You all showed your caring and kindness during the viewing and memorial service. Our family was
amazed at the many people who came despite the
bad weather, who paid their respects, set up the
service and did everything else that had to be done,
from reading scriptures to music, to shoveling the
snow outside the doors, to setting up and serving themeal afterward. It seemed like an army of angels just showing up to take care of things.  I heard many
compliments on the beautiful service you helped us
put together and on the delicious meal afterward.
Many of our non-church friends and family who
came had never seen anything like it and were awedat what you all pulled together in a short amount of
time. My family and I are deeply grateful at such an
outpouring of your love for us. I pray that all the
blessing you poured out on us will be returned
manifold.
 
Bill loved our church and our congregation. When he started getting much more confused and just wanted to be home, he still never missed church. As soon as I told him it was Sunday and we were going to church, he was willing to get ready. When he could no longer focus on the sermons or understand what was going on, the music and hymns still captivated him and he swayed to the sounds in his seat. I am truly grateful
that he was able to spend his final years on earth in our church with so many loving people.
 
A special thanks to Lynn Roll for the hard work she
put into getting everything organized and put in
place. Your dedication is amazing.

In His love with many thanks,
 
Brita
and Family



Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
 
 
Lynn Roll,  Secretary 
937-6436//937-6977                
amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 
585-547-0010                
davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder 
542-5189                                              
bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder 
465-4950                                       
dukdukkip@gmail.com

February 10, 2019 Welcome 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. Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                        Matt Baker Offering      
Worship                             Nate and Worship team Message                                                       Tim Martin                                                                 Carol MurphyClosing
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.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                  Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, 6:30         Annual Business Meeting
EVERYDAY                        40 Day Prayer Challenge
                                                 (Today is Day 38)

Future Dates to Remember
March 1-3, 2019                 Beaver Camp Men’s Work Week-End    June 27 -30, 2019                     Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
The AMC church family extend our deepest
sympathy to Brita and the entire Everett family
in the death of Bill.Our love and prayers are with
you.
 
A men’s group is starting to plan a work trip to Beaver Camp to do misc. jobs to help maintain the camp the weekend of March 1,2,&3
Talk to Kevin for info and to add your name to the list of those going. 
 
Our Annual Business Meeting is this Wednesday, Feb.13th at 6:30 pm.  Please bring a small snack to share for a time of fellowship.  Business will begin at 7:00.  You will find a copy of the annual report
in your mail box, please bring it to the meeting.
Thank you.
 
Weekly Greeters and Offertory flowers are
NEEDED. There is a sign-up sheet right outside the sanctuary, please help out if you can.
 
This past week 3 of our overseas church family missionaries put out Blogs. Two I sent out through Email. In case you missed them, all 3 are posted
on the bulletin board in the foyer for you to take a look at.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
 
 
Lynn Roll,  Secretary 
937-6436//937-6977                
amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 
585-547-0010                
davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder 
542-5189                                              
bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder 
465-4950                                        
dukdukkip@gmail.com
February 3, 2019
Welcome
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be
dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen youand 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. Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                          Brad BaerOffering      
Worship                                Nate and Worship teamMessage                                                       Matt Baker
Closing
Adult Sunday School                              11:00 a.m.
Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                    Youth Group & Kids KlubTuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
EVERYDAY                          40 Day Prayer Challenge                                                  (Today is Day 31)
Future Dates to Remember
Wed. Feb. 13. @ 6:30 pm          
Annual Business Meeting 

June 27 -30, 2019                        
Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on
Feb.13th.  Please come at 6:30 and bring a small
snack to share for a time of fellowship. 
Business will begin at 7:00.  Those who need to
write reports please email them to Lynn
(amcsecretary1924@gmail.com) by February 4th.  Thank you.  

A men’s group is starting to plan a work trip to Beaver Camp to do misc. jobs to help maintain the camp the weekend of March 1,2,&3 Talk to Kevin for info and to add your name to the list of those
going.   

Thank you very much to all those who have been willing to serve God by serving the church in many capacities.  We are grateful for and appreciative of those who are continuing in positions already held, as well as new people stepping in to fill positions for the first time. All those on the ballot for current positions to be filled were affirmed unanimously.  They should find job descriptions in their mailboxes. We are still looking for a member-at-large.  Please pray as we are discerning whom God has prepared to fill this important role. May God alone lead us sheep for His glory.  May He give us wisdom, as we seek and ask for it. ~Kevin, on behalf of Discernment of Gifts Committee

Contact Information

923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004

www.aldenmennonite.org

February 24, 2019
Welcome
I remain confident of this; I will see the goodnessof the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the
Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the
Lord (Ps. 27: 13-14). We serve a faithful God who
promises good things to those who love Him.
Look for the ways that God is working faithfully inyour life. 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. Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                  Darwin Kipfer Offering      
Worship                               Nate and Worship team Message                                                Rod MaCullen                             From; Youth for Christ, Buffalo  Closing  

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.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30 Youth Group &
Kids Klub ~ Pinewood Derby
Tuesday, 6:30 Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, 6:30 Annual Business Meeting
Future Dates to Remember
March 1-3, 2019 Beaver Camp Men’s Work Week-End
March 14, 2019 Bluegrass Concert at CCAM
June 27 -30, 2019 Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
We welcome today Rod MaCullen from Youth for
Christ, Buffalo, Rod is the executive director of
Buffalo’s “City Life”, YFC. Rod has been leading the ministry for more than 10 years now.
In 2016 Queen City Farms ministry became YFC,
giving the ministry the ability to grow in the Lord.
YFC Buffalo is committed to transforming the most challenging places in our region with the life-changing power of Jesus by investing deeply in mentoring and Christ-sharing relationships between Christ-centered adults and lost 11-19-year-olds in the City of Buffalo. www.yfcbuffalo.org

Kids Klub ~ Pinewood Derby is this Tuesday Feb.26th at 6:30 pm, right here at church. Come enjoy a
fun evening and cheer on the kids!

Bulletin Announcements ~ Please email, text or
call Lynn Roll with any announcements you would like put into the bulletin. They need to be into
Lynn by Friday morning each week. Thank you.

Our Annual Business Meeting is this Wednesday,
Feb. 27th at 6:30 pm. Please bring a small snack to
share for a time of fellowship. Business will begin at 7:00. Please bring the copy of the annual report you received in your mail box. Thank you.

Weekly Greeters and Offertory flowers are
NEEDED. There is a sign-up sheet right outside the sanctuary, please help out if you can.

Reminder; If you turn on the driveway lights,
please remember to turn them off when finished. Thank you.

Mark your calendars; Clarence Center Akron Mennonite Church is having a Bluegrass Concert on Thursday March 14th @ 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY 14004
www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll, Secretary 937-6436//937-6977 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 585-547-0010 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer, Elder 542-5189 bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer, Elder 465-4950 dukdukkip@gmail.com

Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436/937-6977                      amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director  585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4950                                         dukdukkip@gmail.com

January 27, 2019 Welcome
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.Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                       Kevin KipferOffering      
Worship                                Nate and Worship team
Message                                           Jim Sutton-LMC  
Closing Fellowship Meal                                        
11:00 a.m. – No adult SS class this Sun due to
fellowship meal – Next (Feb 3) SS class lesson
teaser:  “Renounce Everything for Christ”… 
who’s citizen are you?  
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 Pat & Carol Murphy.  Pat & Carol also provided the flowers this morning.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                     Youth Group & Kids KlubTuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
EVERYDAY                          40 Day Prayer Challenge                                                 ( Today is day 24)

Future Dates to Remember
Wed. Feb. 13. @ 6:30 pm          
Annual Business Meeting 

June 27 -30, 2019                        
Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
We welcome today Jim Sutton, Dale Stolz and
Keith Weaver from Lancaster Mennonite
Conference. It’s nice to have you with us
gentlemen.
Thank you very much to all those who have been willing to serve God by serving the church in many capacities.  We are grateful for and appreciative of those who are continuing in positions already held, as well as new people stepping in to fill positions for the first time. All those on the ballot for current positions to be filled were affirmed unanimously.  They should find job descriptions in their mailboxes. We are still looking for a member-at-large.  Please pray as we are discerning whom God has prepared to fill this important role. May God alone lead us sheep for His glory.  May He give us wisdom, as we seek and ask for it. ~Kevin, on behalf of Discernment of Gifts Committee

Thank you for the cards and prayers during my recent fall and health issues. It means so much to me to have such a caring church family. God Bless You All. Love your sister in Christ, Marlene Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on Feb.13th.  Please come at 6:30 and bring a small snack to share for a time of fellowship.  Business will begin at 7:00.  Those who need to write reports please email them to Lynn (amcsecretary1924@gmail.com) by February 4th.  Thank you.  

Big thanks from all the Everetts for the well wishes and the many prayers that helped us get through Bill’s recent hospital stay and nursing facility placement.  

Please pray for those on mission in Guatemala this week  and their families they left behind . Pat B. and Lynn R. have joined a group from Grace in
Community Church to serve at Hope of Life.
A men’s group is starting to plan a work trip to
Beaver Camp to do misc. jobs to help maintain the camp the weekend of March 1,2,&3 Talk to
Kevin for info and to add your name to the list of
those going. 

Contact Information

923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004

www.aldenmennonite.org

Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436/937-6977                      amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director  585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4950                                         dukdukkip@gmail.com

January 20, 2019
Welcome
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the
Lord (Joshua 24: 15)  With a new year upon us, it is a
good time to affirm once again our desire to be a
follower of Jesus or perhaps decide to do so for the
first time.  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.
Welcome                                                  
Announcements                                       Zach Atwell
Offering
Worship                                 Nate and Worship team
Message                                                     Matt Baker
Closing
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.
 
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before your life and death, blessings and curses.
Now choose life, so that you and your children
may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                      Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
EVERYDAY                        40 Days of Prayer Challenge
                                                  (today is day 17)
Future Dates to Remember
Sunday Jan 27th     Keith Weaver – from LMC here
Wed. Feb. 13. @ 6:30 pm -Annual Business Meeting
June 27 -30, 2019                        Beaver Camp Retreat
Announcements
 Thank you very much to all those who have been
willing to serve God by serving the church in many
capacities.  We are grateful for and appreciative of
those who are continuing in positions already held, as well as new people stepping in to fill positions for
the first time.
All those on the ballot for current positions to be
filled were affirmed unanimously.  They should find
job descriptions in their mailboxes.
We are still looking for a member-at-large. Please
pray as we are discerning whom God has prepared tofill this important role.
May God alone lead us sheep for His glory.  May He
give us wisdom, as we seek and ask for it.
~Kevin, on behalf of Discernment of Gifts Committee
 
Thank you for the cards and prayers during my recent fall and health issues. It means so much to me to have such a caring church family. God Bless You All.
Love your sister in Christ, Marlene

Fellowship Meal on Sun 1/27 –  If each family could bring 2 large dishes to share for this potluck it would be greatly appreciated.
On Sun the 27th Jim Sutton from Lancaster
Mennonite Conference will be bring us the message.
After our fellowship meal there will be a time of
question and answer with all the gentlemen from
LMC. If you would like to learn more about Lancaster Mennonite Conference, check out their website;
www.Imcchurches.org

Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on
Feb.13th.  Please come at 6:30 and bring a small
snack to share for a time of fellowship.  Business
will begin at 7:00.  Those who need to write
reports please email them to Lynn
(amcsecretary1924@gmail.com)
by February 4th.  Thank you.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
 
Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436/937-6977                      amcsecretary1924@gmail.com
Dave Schmidt, Youth Director  585-547-0010                 davekeisha@hotmail.com
Brad Baer,  Elder  542-5189                                              bsbaersden@yahoo.com
Kevin Kipfer,  Elder  465-4955 
dukdukkip@gmail.com































January 13, 2019 Welcome,
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24: 15)  With a new year upon us, it is a good time to affirm once again our desire to be a follower of Jesus or perhaps decide to do so for the first time.  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. Welcome                                                        
Announcements                                Dave Schmidt  Offering      
Worship                             Nate and Worship team  Message                                                     Brad Baer Closing
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.

Week in Brief
Tuesday, 6:30                  Youth Group & Kids Klub
Tuesday, 6:30                          Adult Bible Study
EVERYDAY                     -40 Day Prayer Challenge

Future Dates to Remember
Sunday Jan. 27  Keith Weaver – from LMC here
Wed. Feb. 13. @ 6:30 Annual Business Meeting 
June 27 -30, 2019                Beaver Camp Retreat

Announcements
Fellowship Meal on Sun 1/27 –  If each family
could bring 2 large dishes to share for this potluck it would be greatly appreciated.

On Sun the 27th Jim Sutton from Lancaster Menno-nite Conference will be bring us the message. Afterour fellowship meal there will be a time of
question and answer with all the gentlemen from LMC. If you would like to learn more about Lancaster Mennonite Conference, check out their website; www.Imcchurches.org

“Leaders that Lead Well” adult Bible study is Tue. @ 6:30 pm. This class is about becoming leaders that lead well for God’s glory. What is a leader?  Without leaders that lead and point others in the right direction we will never do well what God has called us to do. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend!

 Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on Feb.13th. Please come at 6:30 and bring a small
snack to share for a time of fellowship.  Businesswill begin at 7:00. Those who need to write reports please email them to Lynn (amcsecretary1924@gmail.com) by February 4th.  Thank you.
 
 Final Days for Pennies for Hope – You are welcome to donate your loose 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! 
 
 There is a new Greeter and Flower Schedule Sign-up Sheet out for the next couple months. If you could help out in this way and bless your church and church family, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
The 2019 monthly Birthday snack sign-up sheet is also out and ready for you to volunteer to help make our fellowship time extra special.

Contact Information
923 Two Rod Road, Alden NY  14004
www.aldenmennonite.org
 
Lynn Roll,  Secretary  937-6436/
937-6977                     
 amcsecretary1924@gmail.com

Dave Schmidt, Youth Director 
585-547-0010                
davekeisha@hotmail.com

Brad Baer,  Elder 
542-5189                                            
 bsbaersden@yahoo.com

Kevin Kipfer,  Elder 
465-4950                                        
dukdukkip@gmail.com