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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
 
 
Remembrance Tree
This time of year can be difficult for some, a time of sadness and loneliness due to the loss of a loved one. The GriefShare Team is providing a Tree of Remembrance in the Commons. There are ornaments available on which to write the person’s name and then hang it on the tree. Feel free to take 2 handouts that we hope will give you some help and hope this Christmas season.

 

Christmas Offering
The Christmas offering this year will go to create a new Pediatric High Dependency Unit at  Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya where Dr. Mike and Julie Ganey serve.  An existing room will be repurposed to have five beds with a new fire exit, new nursing station with 2 computers for reviewing X-rays, labs, etc., along with monitors and associated equipment.

 

LCC Twelve Days of Christmas: I SPY!
People think of the song when they hear about the 12 days of Christmas. The items in the song represent a spiritually significant concept and was used as a tool to instruct young people in their faith. There is a table in the Commons with a sheet to guide your spying out 12 ornaments on the tree in the Commons. Enjoy and learn the delightful truths expressed in the song.
 
 
MOMS
MOMS meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Commons. This week Amy Morgan will speak about “Joy in Your Mornings.” Mothers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Go to www.lccmoms.com or e-mail loudonvillemoms@gmail.com for more info.
 
 
LCC Sewing Ministry
The LCC Sewing Ministry will meet on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 AM to noon in Room 116. The sewing ministry is committed to sewing for “others.” Anyone who loves to sew is invited to attend. Contact Diana Eckler at little.diana48@gmail.com for information.
 
 
Revival Through Prayer Ministry
All are welcome to attend the prayer sessions. We will meet on Thursday, December 13 in Room 204, off the Church Office, at 1:30 PM to pray for revival in our church, our nation and the world. Please join us as we bring our petitions to the Lord.
 
 
Christmas Blessings Party at Koinonia
On December 13, Koinonia Primary Care (KPC) will be holding its Christmas Blessings Party. This celebration includes dinner, kids’ activities and sharing of the Christmas story with families from the West Hill community. KPC needs volunteers in a variety of areas, from helping serve food to playing games with teenagers. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2BR5hEe to participate in this wonderful community event. Thank you for helping make this very special event possible!
 
 
Angel Tree & West Hill Ministry Angels Support
We are so grateful for the many people who chose to provide gifts for both the Angel Tree and the West Hill Angels ministries. Just a reminder that you need to return your gift by December 16. Thank you for being so supportive of our ministry.

 

Walking Where Jesus Walked Informational Meeting: December 16
Pastor Paul will present information and answer questions regarding the exciting 10 day trip to Israel, September 10-19, 2019. The meeting will be held December 16 between services in the Worship Resource Room. Those traveling with LCC will be touring with Discovery Worldwide Ministries and visiting sites from the Sea of Galilee to the city of Jerusalem and the Garden Tomb. Please also visit discoveryworldwideministries.com to register or to access information. Click on Israel Tours and scroll down to Pastor Paul’s image to locate our group’s itinerary.
 
Bears Fruit Pantry
Do you attend LCC and find yourself in need of food for you or your family? The Pantry will be open 10:15-11:00 AM on December 23 and is located off the Church Office Hallway. Come see us if you have a need.
 
Seasons: Winter
Registration is now open for Seasons: Winter. Join with women from across the Capital District on Friday, January 25 from 6:00-9:30 PM for the second Seasons Northeast event here at LCC. Come enjoy an evening of worship, teaching and fellowship. Kristen Allen will continue our Bible study from Galatians and Amy Morgan will be speaking on Waiting Well. Seasons is a quarterly gathering of women in the Northeast. Seasons’ mission is to GATHER, ENCOURAGE and IGNITE women in their faith and foster revival. For more information and to register go to seasonsnortheast.com

 

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.
 
DivorceCare/GriefShare
The GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Ministry Center and an adjacent room. If you, a friend or family member could benefit from such support, please join us. There are brochures at the Guest Services desk. If you need further information, please call the church office.
 
LCC Email Database
Have you been receiving updates from LCC in the past few weeks through your emails? If not and you want to be, please fill out the welcome card in the back of your pew and check the box indicating that you want to receive church-wide emails.  This is a great way to stay in touch with the LCC body and what is happening.
 
Soccer Fellowship
The LCC Soccer ministry is now meeting in the gym on Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM. Adults (and their children who can safely play with adults) are invited. Please pray for our ministry to the lost that attend, that they would listen to His Gospel. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Outdoor-Pick-up-Games/
 
Volleyball Fellowship
Volleyball Fellowship meets on Monday evenings (7:30-9:30 PM) in the Loudonville Community Church gymnasium. We would love for new people to come and enjoy the energy and joy we experience as we encourage one another in playing our best! It is a time to fellowship with new and old friends that Christ has given us and keeps bringing together. It provides members and non-members the opportunity to socialize and learn from each other and show that God has a purpose for each and every one of us through a variety of ways as we interact with one another. Call the Church office (518)426-0751 with any 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.
 
 
 
WAYS TO SERVE
 
Christmas Blessings Party at Koinonia
On December 13, Koinonia Primary Care (KPC) will be holding its Christmas Blessings Party. This celebration includes dinner, kids’ activities and sharing of the Christmas story with families from the West Hill community. KPC needs volunteers in a variety of areas, from helping serve food to playing games with teenagers. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2BR5hEe to participate in this wonderful community event. Thank you for helping make this very special event possible!
 
Horizons Christmas Dinner Reminder
This Friday, December 7 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, LCC, Horizons and China Outreach Ministries will be hosting the Horizons Christmas Dinner for area international students. As the host church we offer many opportunities to serve and interact with these students in the name of Christ. We are still in need of food donations, people willing to help with food serving and clean-up. We also welcome all of you to attend, bring a dish to share and accompany students during the program where the meaning of Christmas will be shared. Please contact Marcia Bittner, (518) 439-9248, mmbittner@verizon.net or Susan Forte (845) 399-4723, susanforte99@yahoo.com if you would like to help out and/or attend.

 

West Hill Ministry Angels Support
Since every year there is an overwhelming response to the Angel Tree giving, the West Hill Ministry has added an “Angels” program. Please consider taking an “angel” from our tree and purchasing a Christmas gift for an underprivileged child from inner-city Albany. Please select a gift from the tree, purchase your gift, wrap it, and return your gift by December 16. Thank you for being so supportive of our ministry.

 

Van Rensselaer Manor Ministry
The Nursing Home Ministry will meet on Monday, December 10, at 10:30 AM at Van Rensselaer Manor, Troy. We will visit with the residents, encouraging them with the word and song. All are welcome to join us in the Activities Room on the first floor. For further information contact Jeanne Kelley, (518) 869-3771 or jeannekelley991@gmail.com

 

Care Group Sunday
The first Sunday of each month is Care Group Sunday. Donations to this fund help those in financial need at LCC. If you wish to donate, use the envelope located on the back of the pews.

 

Worship Team
Hello LCC! Our worship team is in need of skilled players in our band, as well as people who are interested in audio and visuals on Sundays and special events. We have immediate openings for those who are skilled drummers, but we are always looking for band musicians and vocalists who would like to bless our congregation through music. Please contact James Park at jamesp@lcchurch.org if you are interested and would like to find out more information.
 
Library
The Library needs persons to volunteer to serve in the Library after the 11:00 service on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays. Training will be provided. Email interest to lcchurch.library@gmail.com and please include your name and contact information.
 
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.
 
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 have been posted on the LCC Facebook Newsfeed. Hear it for the first time or be blessed again! 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
 
 
MISSIONS NEWS
 
 
LCC Short Term Missions Trip 
LCC will be sponsoring a short term missions trip in July 2019 to the Horizons ministry center in Beirut, Lebanon founded by Georges Houssney. Georges is one of our LCC Ministry partners. If you are interested or have questions about this trip, email m.education.lcc@gmail.com. Short term mission application and $100 deposit for this trip will be due by Sunday, December 2. There will be a partial mission board contribution for the first fifteen participants who are regular attendees and/or members of LCC that sign-up.
 
Urbana 18
Urbana is the Inter-Varsity sponsored triennial global mission conference for high school seniors and college and graduate students. This December 27-31, Urbana will convene in St. Louis. The Mission Board is providing financial help to student attendees who wish to attend. Anyone interested should contact the mission board at m.education.lcc@gmail.com.
 
 
 
BIBLE CLASS ELECTIVES
 
  • Equipped to Serve: Room 320; Sundays @ 11:00 AM; Dr. Bob Paeglow and Anna Leung
A Sunday elective for those who want to learn more about caring for the marginalized. The elective is based on materials called “Equipped to Serve” which has helped mobilize a suburban church outside Grand Rapids, MI engage their vulnerable neighbors. The curriculum entails off-site experience of listening to and serving the poor together, as well as in-depth studying, processing and connecting in the class.
 
  • International Justice Mission Prayer Group: Room 325; 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.
 
 
 

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.
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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.
 
 
December 1
2 Thessalonians 1-3; Isaiah 42
 
December 2
Nahum 1-3; Isaiah 43
 
December 3
2 Peter 1-3; Isaiah 44
 
December 4
Habakkuk 1-3; Isaiah 45
 
December 5
Zephaniah 1-3; Isaiah 46
 
December 6
Jude; Isaiah 47
 
December 7
Day of Reflection
 
December 8
Haggai 1-2; Isaiah 48
 
December 9
Zechariah 1-3; Isaiah 49
 
December 10
Zechariah 4-6; Isaiah 50
 
December 11
Zechariah 7-9; Isaiah 51
 
December 12
Zechariah 10-12; Isaiah 52
 
December 13
Zechariah 13-14; Isaiah 53
 
December 14
Day of Reflection
 
December 15
Malachi 1-2; Isaiah 54
 
December 16
Malachi 3-4; Isaiah 55
 
December 17
Revelation 1-2; Isaiah 56
 
December 18
Revelation 3-4; Isaiah 57
 
December 19
Revelation 5-6; Isaiah 58
 
December 20
Revelation 7-8; Isaiah 59
 
December 21
Day of Reflection
 
December 22
Revelation 9-10; Isaiah 60
 
December 23
Revelation 11-12; Isaiah 61
 
December 24
Revelation 13-14; Isaiah 62
 
December 25
Revelation 15-16; Isaiah 63
 
December 26
Revelation 17-18; Isaiah 64
 
December 27
Revelation 19-20; Isaiah 65
 
December 28
Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 66
 
December 29-31
Days of Reflection
 
 
 
 
 
Communion Services
 
 
 
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LC Kids
 
Director of Children Ministries-
Danielle Hedgepeth
danielleh@lcchurch
518-426-0751
 
LC Kids
 

Invest in the Next Generation –Serve in LC Kids We are urgently seeking more adults to serve in the nursery once a month at 11:00. Help us build a foundation of faith by caring for and playing with our littlest ones. Contact Danielle (danielleh@lcchurch.org) or get in touch at http://bit.ly/serveinlckids   LC Kids in December

  • All children’s environments are open as usual on December 9, 16, and 23. December 23 will have a slightly different format for Clubhouse and Zone 252 so we can have some big Christmas parties to celebrate Jesus.
  • Christmas Eve services on December 24 at 5:00 and 7:00 PM are for the whole family. There will be special moments and treats for the kids.
  • On December 30, there will be just ONE service at 10:00 AM with no separate children’s environments open. All ages will worship together.
LC Teens
 
Director of Student Ministries –
Ethan Appell
ethana@lcchurch
518-426-0751
 
 
  • MSM (Grades 6-8) – Join us today and on December 16. Doors open to the Middle School Ministry Zone at 10:45 AM. Come join us and play in the gym or sit around and chat with your friends with some snacks. Then spend some time playing games, hearing a talk from the LC Teens staff/XP3 team and discussing the talk with your small group!
  • HSM (Grades 9-12) – Join us on Wednesdays for our weekly programming! Doors open to the Loft Cafe and the gym at 6:00 PM. The program officially begins at 7:00 PM.
  • Upcoming Events (HSM & MSM) – December 16 – Christmas Party.      December 19 – Ice Skating at the Empire State Plaza.                                                  Jan. 25-27 – Winter Retreat!For more info go to our website.