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
 
Spring Mission Possible Weekend
Save the date for this year’s Spring Mission Possible Weekend on May 4-6. Our theme is Seeking the Peace of our City! Our speaker will be Steve Noblett, Executive Director of Christian Community Health Fellowship. Childcare will be provided during Friday night’s program. Register at the recruitment table in the Commons or online at

http://bit.ly/mpweekend by April 29.

 

Mission: Possible Service Day
On Saturday May 5, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, field agents will be heading out to serve at various organizations and homes in our community. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: share God’s love through physical acts of service. There is still time to register. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join. Registration is at the recruitment table in the Commons or online at http://bit.ly/m-p-2018 by April 29. We are also looking for prayer partners, bakers, and donors for items needed to complete the work. Donation list is at http://bit.ly/mp2018donations if you would like to help.

 

Serve As One
Loudonville has an additional opportunity to love our neighbors by demonstrating unity with three other area churches in serving the Troy Community. On Saturday, May 12, we will be joining some 200 volunteers who will gather together to paint, clean and do some landscaping work in this underserved neighborhood. Serving opportunities are limited. Please sign up online at serveas.one.

 

Art Show Benefit
Enjoy an Art Show Benefit running through May 21 for the Albany City Mission and the new battered women’s shelter they are currently building. Artist Jose Maria Renteria, a volunteer at the mission and LCC congregation member, will be displaying his paintings for sale at the Spectrum Theatre on Delaware Ave. in Albany during these dates. 100% of all sales go directly to the Albany City Mission.

 

LCC Membership Class
Pastor Paul and Pastor Garth will be teaching a membership class for those interested in joining LCC. The class will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Worship Resource Room (351). Please email Pastor Garth (gartha@lcchurch.org) to sign up.

 

Seniors Fellowship
Monday, April 30 All those 55 and over are invited to a Senior’s potluck and fellowship at 11:00 AM in the Ministry Center. Please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert to share.

 

MOMS
MOMS meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Commons. This week Amy Morgan will speak on “Lessons Learned at the Kiddie Pool: Planning, Expectations and God’s Role in Your Summer.” Mothers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and childcare is available for infants to 5 year olds. Go to www.lccmoms.com or e-mail loudonvillemoms@gmail.com for more information.

 

TheDwelling
We are a fellowship group for young adults focused on growing in our faith together. We meet Fridays at 6:00 PM for dinner, Bible study and fellowship in Room 204. If you are interested in learning more about how to get connected with us, send an email to lccthedwelling@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at facebook.com/lccthedwelling.
 
 
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
Want to do ministry right from your own home? West Hill Children’s Program is looking for mighty prayer warriors. We are in a battle. The enemy has long had a stronghold in this neighborhood. We can’t win in our own strength and we need those who will faithfully “hold our hands up” (Ex. 17:12-13) so we can have a breakthrough.
 
Pray the blood of the Lamb to wash over the building and all who enter.
Pray the resurrection power to be unleashed in this place.
Pray a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into those long dead.
Pray for soft hearts, broken wills and renewed minds.
Pray the Light will shine brightly, exposing sin and shame.

 

Van Rensselaer Manor Ministry
Join us at the Van Rensselaer Manor in Troy at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 23. All are invited and welcome to join us. For more information contact Pastor Garth at gartha@lcchurch.org.

 

Monthly Missions Prayer meeting
The prayer meeting for our missionaries and their work meets today at 4:00 PM in the Worship Resource Room. All are welcome to join us in prayer for the Lord’s work!

 

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 Thursdays, April 26 and May 10 at 1:30 PM to pray for revival in our church and the Capital District. Please join us in the Ministry Center as we bring our petitions to the Lord.

 

Baby Bottle Drive
Please return your filled bottle by Sunday, April 29 at Guest Services or in the Church office during the week. If there are no more bottles, you can still donate by dropping off your donation in the same chest as the baby bottles. Checks should be made out to Alpha Care Pregnancy Center.

 

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.
 
 

 

 
BIBLE CLASS ELECTIVES
 
  • Unlikely by Kevin Palau: Dr. Bob Paeglow, Class Facilitator;  Room 320; Sundays @ 11:00 AM
This class  is based on Thom Rainer’s book. It is focused upon transforming from a passive, information gathering, inwardly focused believer to an active, outwardly focused disciple. Empowering the believer to pick up their ministry and “run the race.”
 
  • International Justice Mission Prayer Group: Room 316; Sundays @ 11:00 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. 
 
  • The Book of Mark: Tom White, Class Facilitator, Room 325; Sundays @ 11:00 AM 
 
  • Justice Study Group : Kathleen Courtney, Class Facilitator, Room 318; Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
This class will meet March 14 – May 2 in Room 318. We will be covering chapters  5-12 of God of Justice: IJM Institute Global Church Curriculum. Contact Kathleen Courtney, kathhopecourt@gmail.com, about getting a copy of the study guide or other information. Come learn about God’s heart for justice for those oppressed by violence and the privilege of partnering with Him in setting the captives free and bringing healing and restoration.
 
 

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.
  • Monthly Missions Prayer Meeting – This ministry meets the third Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Worship Resource Room to pray for our ministry partners and their work. All are welcome to join us in prayer for the Lord’s work!
  •  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.
 
 
 
 
April 15
Matthew 1-4; Psalm 60
 
April 16
Matthew 5-7; Psalm 61
 
April 17
Matthew 8-10; Psalm 62
 
April 18
Matthew 11-13; Psalm 63
 
April 19
Matthew 14-16; Psalm 64
 
April 20
Matthew 17-19; Psalm 65
 
April 21
Day of Reflection
 
April 22
Matthew 20-22; Psalm 66
 
April 23
Matthew 23-25; Psalm 67
 
April 24
Matthew 26-28; Psalm 68
 
April 25
Judges 1-3: Psalm 69:1-18
 
April 26
Judges 4-6; Psalm 69:19-36
 
April 27
Judges 7-9; Psalm 70
 
April 28
Judges 10-12; Psalm 71
 
April 29-30
Days of Reflection
 
May 1
Judges 13-15; Proverbs 18
 
May 2
Judges 16-18; Proverbs 19:1-14
 
May 3
Judges 19-21; Proverbs 19:15-29
 
May 4
Romans 1-3; Proverbs 20:1-15
 
May 5
Romans 4-5; Proverbs 20:16-30
 
May 6
Romans 6-8; Proverbs 21:1-16
 
May 7
Day of Reflection
 
May 8
Romans 9-11; Proverbs 21:17-31
 
May 9
Romans 12-13; Proverbs 22:1-16
 
May 10
Romans 14-16; Proverbs 22:17-29
 
Communion Services
 
May 6, 2018
 
June 10, 2018
 
July 15, 2018
 
August 19, 2018
 
 
LC Kids
Director of Children Ministries- Danielle Hedgepeth
danielleh@lcchurch.org
518-426-0751

 

Our numbers are growing and we could use more team members as we finish out this school year. This is also a great opportunity to get involved for a short time before considering making a commitment in the next school year.

  • Special needs buddy for a preschool child at 9:00 AM service (weekly or twice a month, adult or teen)
  • Clubhouse greeter at 11:00 AM service (once or twice a month)
  • Infant nursery worker at 9:00 and/or 11:00 AM service, (once a month, adult)
  • Teen nursery worker at 9:00 AM service, (once a month)
  • 2/3 grade boys small group leader at 11:00 AM service, (once a month, adult or teen)

 

LC Teens
Director of Student Ministries – Ethan Appell
ethana@lcchurch
518-426-0751
 
 

Wednesday Nights – For grades 7-12. There are only four nights left! Doors open at 5:30 PM to the Loft and Cafe. Just added this week are soft pretzels! At 6:00 PM the gym opens for students to do pretty much whatever they want and at 6:30 PM we officially begin the evening with live music. We also have game time, big group time and small group time! The evening ends between 8:15 and 8:30 PM.

  • Upcoming activities — May 12 – Whitewater Rafting Trip; May 23 – Small Group Night; May 30 Talent Show & Senior Night!
  • The Summer Schedule has been released! Be sure to check it out online or on Wednesday night.