Our mission is reaching and teaching
people to become
devoted disciples of Jesus Christ,
connecting them to one another and
sending them to serve
their families, communities and world.

 

What’s Happening at LCC
 
 
Service Time through September 2 at 10:00 AM
 

Communion

We are celebrating Communion during our service August 19.
 

Meredith Andrews Summer Worship Concert

LCC is hosting a Summer Worship Concert on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased at https://thelighthouseevents.com/ or at the door.
 
New Women’s Event
LCC is hosting Seasons on Friday, September 14, from 6 to 9:30 PM. Seasons is a quarterly night of worship and teaching for women in the Northeast. Seasons’ mission is to gather as sisters in Christ to be encouraged, strengthened, and challenged so that we may better serve our region and foster revival. Seasons is a ministry of Seasons Northeast, led by our own Amy Morgan and Jessica Herberger. Please go to www.seasonsnortheast.com for more information and to register.
 
 

The World at Our Doorstep

Every year 2500 international students from 80+ different countries study at RPI, U Albany and Union College. They are friendly, speak English and really want to get to know Americans. Yet many have no American friends because no one reaches out to them. Horizons  is sponsoring a series of welcome events for them (see list below). The events are pot-luck, fun and family friendly. There will be opportunities to form one-on-one relationships with students at this time. Will you come and be a part of the welcoming committee? For more information, please contact Marcia Bittner at (518)439-9248 or visit the table in the Commons.

 

U Albany Welcome Dinner Union Welcome Dinner

Sunday, August 26 (4:00-7:00 PM) Friday, August 31 (6:00-9:00 PM)

City Harvest Church in Albany First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady

 

RPI Welcome Picnic

Saturday, September 8 (1:00-4:00 PM)

Brunswick Presbyterian Church in Troy

 
LCC Camping Weekend at Word of Life

Enjoy fellowship, worship and activities by joining the 24th Annual Church Camping Weekend at the Word of Life Pines Campground on Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3. Register in the Commons August 19.

 
Nursing Home Ministry Kick-Off Meeting
Anyone interested in learning more about the ministry is welcome. Monday, August 20, at 10:30 AM Room 204.
 
Beth Moore  Conference Group Reservation Now!
LCC has set up a group reservation for the Beth Moore conference October 26-27, 2018.The ticket price for the weekend is $59 at the Group Rate. Group members will also have a free shuttle bus ride from LCC to the TU Center. Order tickets at https://lcchurch.churchcenter.com/

 

Library News
The library will be open today through September 2, on Sundays, from 11:15-11:45 AM.
 
TheDwelling
We are a fellowship group for young adults focused on growing in our faith together. We meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM for dinner, Bible study and fellowship. Send an email to lccthedwelling@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at facebook.com/lccthedwelling if you are interested in learning more about how to get connected with us.

 

First Fruits
Are you a gardener? If God has blessed you with an abundance of produce in your garden and you would like to share with other LCC attendees, there will be a First Fruits table under the portico during the summer and through harvest season.
 

Summer Serve

August 26 is the final Sunday of our Summer Serve schedule in LC Kids. It’s a last chance to help us welcome every child by serving just once. Sign up in the Commons or online at   http://bit.ly/lckidssummerserve2018

 

 
Soccer Fellowship
Soccer Fellowship kicks off each Tuesday & Friday at 5:30 PM and we run until dark. Tuesdays are at The Crossings of Colonie and Fridays are at Niskayuna Soccer Park. Adults (and their children who can safely play with adults) of all skill levels are invited. More details are at https://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Outdoor-Pick-up-Games. Please pray that whether in word or play, the message of the Gospel would be received and understood.
 
Free Books
Please check the Free Shelf (on the landing between the Commons and the Library) and help yourself to items that look like a good read for you and your family.

 

Traveling or Taking a Vacation this Summer?
Sunday sermons are available for listening and downloading on the Church website. You can also request a copy and pick it up at Guest Services.
 
LCC Service Directory
Our church provides a Service Directory in a binder at Guest Services. This binder contains different services offered by people of the church as well as employment opportunities, housing options, music lessons, business cards and more. Check it out for yourself or add something of your own. To submit your own advertisement, please contact the Church Office for approval.
 
 
WAYS TO SERVE
 
West Hill Children’s Program
West Hill Children’s Program will be running their weekly program starting in late September. If you would be interested in knowing more or joining our team of volunteers, please contact Debby Evans at debby.evans@gmail.com  There is still need for a truck transport of a donated refrigerator for WHCP.

 

Nursing Home Ministry Kick-Off Meeting

Anyone interested in learning more about the ministry is welcome. Monday, August 20, at 10:30 AM in Room 204, next to the Church Office .

 
Ushers Ministry
Ushering is a wonderful ministry that depends on dedicated men and women who have a desire to serve the Lord humbly and cheerfully. The Usher program consists of eight teams and each team covers the worship service on a rotating basis. If you are interested in learning more, you may talk to any of the ushers or email Pastor Jeff at jeffr@lcchurch.org.

 

Doorkeepers Ministry
Shaping good first impressions is vital to LCC’s ministry as guests enter our building. Our Doorkeeper Ministry plays an important role in the Sunday morning experience. If you would like to serve as a welcoming presence, please email Diana Eckler at little.diana48@gmail.com or Pastor Jeff at jeffr@lcchurch.org.

 

Coffee Ministry
Coffee Ministry – Each week free coffee is made available to all who attend our church. The team who makes this possible is in need of other volunteers who will join them. Please prayerfully consider serving. Contact Tom Strock at tom.strock@yahoo.com or Pastor Jeff at jeffr@lcchurch.org to sign up.

 

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Each Wednesday night a group of people faithfully pray for our body using a weekly prayer guide. Join them every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM in the Church Office Conference Room.

 

Revival Through Prayer Ministry
All are welcome to attend the prayer sessions. We will meet on Thursday, August 23 in the Sanctuary at 1:30 PM to pray for revival in our church and the Capital District. Please join us as we bring our petitions to the Lord.

 

LifeStories
We know that when we hear stories of God’s power and grace manifested in people’s lives, we feel encouraged and our faith is deepened. Help us in an effort to encourage others by sharing your stories with us. Please email us at lifestories@lcchurch.org. Some of your stories will be highlighted throughout this year.
Lisa Warner presented her LIFEstory to the congregation on Sunday, July 22. You can go to the LCC Facebook Newsfeed to hear it for the first time or to be blessed again! 

Also, we encourage all LCC to keep sharing your stories of how God is working in your life with others. Shine His light in your life, that others may see.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!” – 1 Chronicles 16:8
If you have a LIFEstory and would like to share it with us, please email us at: lifestories@lcchurch.org

 
 
                   
BIBLE CLASS ELECTIVES
 
  • Equipped to Serve: Dr. Bob Paeglow 7 Anna Leung, Class Facilitators;  Room 320; Sundays @ 9:00 AM 
This class is designed for those who want to minister to the marginalized but are uncertain about what to do or how to start. The class material was developed by a church near Grand Rapids, MI to help engage their vulnerable neighbors. This 20-week class will consist of studying/processing one week followed by off-site listening and serving the next week. The elective will conclude with a retreat focused on the next steps God is leading all the participants to take.
 
  • International Justice Mission Prayer Group: Room 316; Sundays @ 9:00 AM
IJM provides an updated prayer list each week for us to pray through. IJM strongly believes in the power of prayer. When we pray about the very difficult and painful circumstances in which IJM finds children, women and men, we partner with them and God himself, in setting them free. We learn a lot about various forms of human trafficking, slavery and other forms of oppression around the world and how IJM works not only to free those trapped, but also how it works with local governments, law enforcement and courts to reform justice systems. 
 
  • 1 Corinthians: Tom White, Class Facilitator, Room 325; Sundays @ 9:00 AM 
 
 

LCC PRAYER

Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Mark 11:17).  Please take some time to get familiar with our prayer ministries here at LCC.
  • Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting – Every Wednesday night a group of people faithfully pray for our body. The Church Office prepares a weekly prayer guide.  Join them every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM in the Church Office Conference Room.
  • Revival Through Prayer Ministry – This ministry meets twice a month to pray for revival in our church and the Capital District. Please join us in the Ministry Center as we bring our hearts and petitions before the Lord.
  •  E-Prayer Chain – As needs within our body arise, particularly those that are time sensitive or emergencies, those on our E-prayer Chain will receive an email. This venue is used only for the family of LCC and not for outside requests.  If you would like to receive these requests by the E-prayer Chain, please indicate that on the Welcome Card in the back of the pew.
  • Weekly Prayer Guide – If you would like to receive a weekly prayer guide via email, sign up by checking the box on the Welcome card. Hard copies are also available at the Information Center each Sunday.
Book-At-A-Time
2018 Bible Reading Plan
Each month consists of only 25 readings. You will have several days to meditate or reflect more deeply on something that was significant to you during the month and/or catch up on missed readings.
 
 
August 5
2 Chronicles 8-11; Psalm 104: 1-23
 
August 6
2 Chronicles 12-15
Psalm 104: 24-35
 
August 7
Day of Reflection
 
August 8
2 Chronicles 16-18; Psalm 105
 
August 9
2  Chronicles 19-21
Psalm 106: 1-23
 
August 10
2 Chronicles 22-24
Psalm 106: 24-48
 
August 11
2 Chronicles 25-27
Psalm 107
 
August 12
2 Chronicles 28-30; Psalm 108
 
August 13
2 Chronicles 31-33; Psalm 109
 
August 14
Day of Reflection
 
August 15
2 Chronicles 34-36; Psalm 110
 
August 16
Obadiah 1; Psalm 111
 
August 17
2 Corinthians 1-3; Psalm 112
 
August 18
2 Corinthians 4-6; Psalm 113
 
August 19
2 Corinthians 7-9; Psalm 114
 
August 20
2 Corinthians 10-13; Psalm 115
 
August 21
Day of Reflection
 
August 22
Ezra 1-4; Psalm 116
 
August 23
Ezra 5-7; Psalm 117
 
August 24
Ezra 8-10; Psalm 118:1-14
 
August 25
Nehemiah 1-3; Psalm 118:15-29
 
August 26
Nehemiah 4-7; Psalm 119:1-16
 
August 27
Nehemiah 8-10
Psalm 119:17-32
 
August 28
Nehemiah 11-13
Psalm 119:33-48
 
August 29
Day of Reflection
 
August 30
Day of Reflection
 
August 31
Day of Reflection
 
September 1
1 Timothy 1-3; Psalm 119:49-64
 
 
 
Communion Services
 
August 19, 2018
 
AAA
LC Kids
 
Director of Children Ministries-
Danielle Hedgepeth
danielleh@lcchurch.org
518-426-0751

 

LC Kids- Join our Team!

Summer Serve

August 26 is the final Sunday of our Summer Serve schedule in LC Kids. It’s a last chance to help us welcome every child by serving just once. Sign up in the Commons or online at   http://bit.ly/lckidssummerserve2018

 

Fall Kick-Off

September 9 is the kick-off of our 2018-19 ministry year in LC Kids. Small groups for kids begin and it’s time to put together our volunteer team! Are you looking for a way to get connected and serve others? We have many different roles that need to be filled to make LC Kids happen each Sunday. Visit the display in the Commons to learn more and sign up online at

http://bit.ly/serveinlckids. Let us help you find your spot on the team.

 

LC Teens

Director of Student Ministries –
Ethan Appell
ethana@lcchurch
518-426-0751
 
  • LC Teens (LCChurch.org/LC-Teens)

    • Small Group Leaders Needed: Would you consider joining the LC Teens Staff? We are looking for adults who have an interest in mentoring middle school and high school students! If you are interested, please see Ethan Appell.
    • This Week’s Activities: Tuesday – Teen Bible Study at the Appell’s
    • Canoe Trip Would you like to join us for three days in the Adirondacks, August 23-25, canoeing and camping? Go to: lcchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/ to see details and to sign up. The deadline to register is Monday, August 20 at Noon!