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
 

Christmas Offering for Fresh Water Friends

The Missions Board has designated that this year’s Christmas offering is for Fresh Water Friends. Fresh Water Friends was formed to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ in India. Thousands of Christian churches in India struggle with the daily need to get fresh water for themselves and the villages they serve. A deep well is a great way to spread the gospel of living water through Jesus Christ. When a church gets a well, the villagers come daily to the church to interact and receive free water, allowing the church to be more fruitful in loving and sharing the gospel with their village. Please consider a generous gift for this ministry and place in the Christmas offering envelope or put “Christmas” on the memo line of your check.

 

MOMS

MOMS meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Commons. This week, Jen Robinson will speak on “Keeping Sane for the Holiday Season.” Mothers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and childcare is available for infants to 5 year olds. Go to www.lccmoms.com or email loudonvillemoms@gmail.com for more information.

 

Library Swap Table

Bring a devotional book and take one home with you for 2018. Today and next Sunday, December 17, there is a free swap table in the Commons.

 

GriefShare

  • Remembrance Tree This time of year can be a difficult time for some. GriefShare is providing the opportunity to have a Tree of Remembrance to help in expressing loss that is made more intense by Christmas. There are ornaments available in the Commons on which to write the person’s name and hang on the tree to remember those who are not with us this year.

 

  • New Sessions – GriefShare will begin their 13-week session on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM. These sessions are open to the public and may be joined at any time during the year.

 

Revival Through Prayer Ministry

This ministry is meeting December 14 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 hearts and petitions before the Lord.

 

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 the Ministry Center. 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

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Offering for Hurricane Relief

Thank you for your generous and faithful donations to this Missions project.

The total offering to date: $11,460.

 

General Fund Update

  • Last week’s offering: $34,105
  • Weekly goal: $29,600
  • Weekly average: $24,922

 

LCC Sewing Ministry

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. We hope you can carve out some time to come to the Sewing Ministry in December. We will be meeting December 16th in the Art Room from 8:30 AM -12:00 PM. Even if you can only stop by for an hour or two, you are more than welcome to join us.
 
 
 
Holiday Service Times
  • Sunday, December 24

Morning Service 10:00 AM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
        at 5:00 and 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 31

Morning Service 10:00 AM

 

 

 Nursing Home Ministry

The Nursing Home Ministry will meet on Monday December 18 at 10:30 AM at Van Rensselaer Manor, 85 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy. We will visit with the residents, encouraging them with the Word and song. All are welcome to join us (or just observe) in the Activities Room on the first floor. For further information contact Jeanne Kelley, 528-869-3771; jeannekelley991@gmail.com

 

Angel Tree – A Program of Prison Fellowship

Please consider joining us as we share Christ’s love with local families of prisoners by purchasing and delivering Christmas gifts given on behalf of the incarcerated parent. Many volunteers are needed to contact families, buy gifts, deliver gifts and pray. Please contact Ashley Allen at 518-330-0916 or stop by the Angel Tree table for more information.

 

Bear’s Fruit Food Pantry

The Bear’s Fruit Food Pantry would like to thank you for your faithful and generous support this Thanksgiving. As a result of your donations we were able to partner with Alpha Pregnancy Center, New Horizons, Victory Church and prison ministry providing Thanksgiving dinners for 272 families. The pantry provided 7 of our own LCC families with Thanksgiving dinners. We look forward to continue meeting the needs of those around us for the rest of 2017 and beyond.

 

Compassion in Action

CIA is accepting donations for Christmas gifts for children: new unwrapped toys and for teenagers new items such as makeup, headphones and small speakers. Please place your gifts in the box near the main door in the Commons.  The box will be picked up December 18. Contact Linda Luther 518-728-8760 with any questions.

 

West Hill Ministry

Do you have a minimum of one Saturday a month available, 10AM-12:30 PM? Do you have a  talent in music to lead the children of West Hill with CDs or playing an instrument? Or leadership skills to assist as program coordinator? This is a great opportunity to serve in urban ministry. Contact Linda Luther 518-728-8760 or summerbeachdays@hotmail.com.

 

Bible Class Electives

  • I Will : Dr. Bob Paeglow, Class Facilitator Room  320

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
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. 
 
  • Love and Respect Building Blocks

    This 6 week Building Blocks DVD study features Emerson unpacking five of the life changing principles he presents at the Love and Respect Conference. 

  • Justice Study Group : Kathleen Courtney, Class Facilitator Room 318
This class will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in January and March in Room 318. We will be covering chapters 5-8 (January) and 9-12 (March) 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.
 
 

The Thailand Family Ministry Team

The Thailand Family Ministry Team is in need of someone (or two) to drive the team of 7 in the church van to New York City in the afternoon of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The team also needs to be picked up from JFK airport at 10AM on Tuesday morning, January 30, 2018. Please contact Marilyn Nicolaisen at marnic@nycap.rr.com if you are able to drive or have questions.

 

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.
 
 

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.
  • 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.
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One-year chronological walk through the Bible.
 
 
December 1 –
1 Corinthians 9-11
 
December 2 –
1 Corinthians 12-14
 
December 3 –
1 Corinthians 15-16
 
December 4 –
2 Corinthians 1-4
 
December 5 –
2 Corinthians 5-9
 
December 6 –
2 Corinthians 10-13
 
December 7 –

Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3

December 8 –
Romans 4-7
 
December 9 –
Romans 8-10
 
December 10 –
Romans 11-13
 
December 11 –
Romans 14-16
 
December 12 –
Acts 20:4-23:35
 
December 13 –
Acts 24-26
 
December 14 –
Acts 27-28
 
December 15 –
Colossians 1-4; Philemon 1
 
December 16 –
Ephesians 1-6
 
December 17
Philippians 1-4
 
December 18 –
1 Timothy 1-6
 
December 19 –
Titus 1-3
 
December 20 –
1 Peter 1-5
 
December 21 –
Hebrews 1-6
 
December 22 –
Hebrews 7-10
 
December 23 –
Hebrews 11-13
 
December 24 –
2 Timothy 1-4
 
December 25 –
2 Peter 1-3; Jude 1
 
December 26 –
1 John 1-5
 
December 27 –
2 John 1, 3 John 1
 
December 28 –
Revelation 1-5
 
December 29 –
Revelation 6-11
 
December 30 –
Revelation 12-18
 
December 31 –
Revelation 19-22
 
 
Communion Services
 
December 17, 2017
 
January 21, 2018
 
February 25, 2018
 
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
 
May 6, 2018
 
June 10, 2018
 
July 15, 2018
 
August 19, 2018
 
 
LC Kids
Director of Children Ministries- Danielle Hedgepeth
danielleh@lcchurch.org
426-0751
 
 
Sunday Morning Opportunities

We have urgent needs for adults/teens on our Sunday morning LC Kids teams.

  • Small Group Leader for 4/5 grade boys at 11:00AM service, weekly
  • Small Group Leader for K/1 kids at 9:00AM service, weekly (we have so many kids we need to add another group!)
  • Special Needs Buddy – partner with one child to provide support and care at 9:00AM service, once a month or more
  • Clubhouse Greeter at 11:00AM service, twice a month
  • Teen Nursery Workers – at 9:00AM service, once a month or more
  • Adult Nursery Workers – infant room at 9:00AM service, once a month

 

 

 

 

 

LC Teens
Director of Student Ministries – Ethan Appell
ethana@lcchurch
426-0751
 
 
  • Today – SALT Meeting after the second service in the Loft. All students in grades 9-12 who are serving in a leadership role are invited to join us for lunch and a short discussion led by students on how to be better leaders.
  • Wednesday Night – Doors open at 5:30 PM to the Loft Cafe! Buy a couple of slices of pizza or any of our other snacks and drinks. Hangout with us or play some video games! Program starts at 6:30ish.
  • December 17 – Annual Christmas Party! Doors open at 4:30 PM and the scheduled activities run from 5-7 PM.