Weekly Bulletin Sunday, October 7, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP

Genesee Baptist Church

Communion

 “Please silence your cell phones”

October 7, 2018                                                                  9:00 A.M.

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MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Minister Deborah Cox

 

CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

 

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RINGING OF THE BELL                                         Quinn Warren

CALL TO PRAISE    “Welcome Into This Place”

Welcome into this place.

Welcome into this broken vessel.

You desire to abide in the praises of Your people,

so we lift our hands and we lift our hearts as we offer up

this praise unto Your name.  (Repeat)

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CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  This is the time and this is the place to help our

troubled minds.

People:  Lord, help us to change our minds.

Leader:  This is the time and this is the place to heal our

suffering lives.

People:  Lord, help us to remold our lives.

Leader:  This is the time and this is the place to help our unbelief.

People:  Lord, fill us with hope.

  All:      Our help, healing, and hope come from Jesus, who was

      lifted up from the earth.  Thank you Jesus for Your

      attraction of love and faith. Amen.                    

 

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN              Lift Him Up                   insert

 

*INVOCATION (In Unison)            Creator God, who makes light to shine when darkness troubles our lives, awaken us to Your goodness and grace so that Your light shines into our hearts.  Awaken us to Your Son, Jesus, who was lifted up to heaven to draw all people to the way, truth and life.  Awaken us to the Holy Spirit, who put the power of Christ’s truth and love in our lives.  Lord, bless our awakening in the excellent name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                     # 623

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                             John 12: 27-36

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                    Music                          Offertory

*Doxology                                                                            #625

*Prayer of Dedication

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TIME FOR YOUTH

The Lesson

Children’s Offering

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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*MORNING HYMN                   “Just As I Am”                   #342

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE/PASTORAL PRAYER

 

HYMN OF MEDITATION      “In Times Like These”        insert

                                                                                                             

SERMON          “The Almighty Magnet”       Rev. Steven G. Wilson

 

*HYMN OF INVITATION       “Come to Jesus    (back of bulletin)

 

 

COMMUNION

Fellowship Offering                                   “Hymn for Genesee”

The Institution                                              Hymns  #323, #192,

“ I Know it was the Blood”

Sharing of the Bread and the Cup

*BENEDICTION        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”             # 286                        We join hands to show our unity in Christ.

 

*CHORAL RESPONSE           “God Be With You”               #602 

 

*RINGING OF THE BELL                                       Aneka Warren

*MUSICAL POSTLUDE

*Please stand if you are able.     ** Ushers will seat latecomers.

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Genesee Baptist Church, 149 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619    436-7250

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller                                                            377-2681

Supporting Ministers: Rev. Lois Golbourne, Rev. Angel Sullivan, Rev. Karyn

Carter, Rev. Lucille Kelley, Minister Joyce Newton, Minister Shonda Ford

Student Minister, Rev. Steven Wilson

Minister Deborah Cox, Minister of Music

Gaston Williams, Caretaker                                                                             328-6604

Tarra Hartmann, Church Secretary                                                               436-7250

Church Office Hours: Monday (3-5), Wednesday & Friday (10-2)

Email:  geneseebaptistoffice@gmail.com

“Come to Jesus”

Invitational Hymn

Come to Jesus (3x) just now (2x)

Come to Jesus (2x) just now.

He will save you (3x) just now (2x)

He will save you (2x) just now.

Only trust him (3x) just now (2x)

Only trust him (2x) just now.

 

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Weekly Announcements Sunday, June 3, 2018

WELCOME! We extend a cordial welcome to all who are visiting with us this morning. We hope you will find both inspiring worship and a warm welcome at Genesee Baptist Church.

CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT: If you wish to accept the Lord as your personal savior, renew your commitment to Jesus Christ or become a member of Genesee Baptist Church, there are two ways you may do so. You may join the pastor during the Hymn of Invitation, or you may speak with one of the pastors at the close of the service. Pastor’s classes for those interested in church membership are held on the Tuesday after the second Sunday of each month or upon special request. Call or email the church office if you plan to attend.

PRAYER REQUESTS: During the Offering, please place prayer requests in the white basket rather than in the offering plates.

CONTINUING PRAYER LIST: Cecil Rose, Crystal Scott, Ted Imswiler, Lynda Kinsolving, Bill Scott, Fred Fowler, Princess Santos, Pastor Miller, Joe McElrath

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday mornings 8-8:45 am, led by Minister Joyce Newton. The group meets in the conference room in the lower level.

COPIES OF: “The Secret Place” are available on the credenza for a small donation.

WEEKLY FINANCIAL REPORT: Weekly budget 2018: $2716    05/27/18: $1927

Clothes Closet is CLOSED TEMPORARILY until further NOTICE

Reminder: If you want to reach the church office via email be sure to use geneseebaptistoffice@gmail.com and be sure to add this to your contacts list.

WE RECOGNIZE & PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS AMONG THE 47 CHURCHES OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES OF THE

ROCHESTER-GENESEE REGION.

Everyone who has keys to the church needs to report that to Debbie Stamps. We are taking inventory of the keys and arranging for security access. It is important that you do this ASAP. If you have questions, please speak with Dr. Stamps or another member of the Trustee board.

Pastor Vera Miller is being honored at the Faith In Action banquet on June 5th at the Burgundy Basin.

Children’s Day 2018 Shall take place next Sunday, June 10th. Please join us as we celebrate our children and youth! Our picnic will commence at 1:00pm, shortly after morning worship service. The picnic is being held at Gates Memorial Park site and facility which is conveniently located at 160 Spencerport Road, in the Town of Gates. We shall provide driving directions in advance.
Calling All Grill Masters We look forward to having you assist us by sharing your sharp culinary skills on the grills! Also, please let Carol Owens or Mary Tisdale-O’Neal know if you are able to bring a portable grill to the picnic. Thank you!

 

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Weekly Bulletin Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

MORNING WORSHIP

Genesee Baptist Church

Easter

Please Silence your phones

April 1, 2018                                                                      9:00 A.M.

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ORGAN PRELUDE                                     Minister Deborah Cox

 

CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS

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RINGING OF THE BELL                                    Nancy Crombach

CALL TO PRAISE                “He Is Lord” 

He is Lord. (2x)

He is risen from the dead and He is Lord!

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess,

That Jesus Christ is Lord!

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:      Up from the grave He arose

People:      With a mighty triumph over His foes.

Leader:      He arose a victor from the dark domain

People:      And He lives forever with His saints to reign.

Leader:      He arose!

People:      He arose!

Leader:      He arose!

People:      He arose!

All:            Hallelujah! Christ Arose!

 

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN                                                      #217

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

 

Walk of the Hallelujah Banner    Tina Chapman DaCosta

 

*INVOCATION (In Unison) O risen Savior, we thank you for the beauty of this day. We thank you for the glorious message that all

nature proclaims; the Easter lilies which eloquently display the message of good news. Lead us to the empty grave, and into the garden of Resurrection. We thank you for the flower of the garden; the one whom we call the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. We thank you for your life, your death, and your resurrection which gives us joy in our lives. In the risen Savior’s name we pray. Amen.

 

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                      #623

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON (NT)             Matthew 17: 22-23; Mark 16: 1-8                               Matthew 28: 5-6

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC                                        Combined Choirs

 

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Music                                                              Combined Choirs

Offertory                                                                        Deacons

*Doxology                                                                            #625

*Prayer of Dedication

 

TIME FOR YOUTH

The Lesson

Children’s Offering

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

MORNING HYMN           “Because He Lives”                       #213

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE/PASTORAL PRAYER

 

HYMN OF MEDITATION                                                                           “Christ Arose”                #216

 

SERMON        “A Resurrection Moment”            Pastor Vera Miller

 

HYMN OF INVITATION                       “We Offer Christ to You”

(back of bulletin)

 

COMMUNION

Fellowship Offering                                   “Hymn for Genesee”

The Institution                                                Hymns #323, #192

“I Know It Was the Blood” (below)

Sharing of the Bread and the Cup

 

*BENEDICTION

 

CHORAL RESPONSE:     “Bless Be The Ties That Bind”    #602

*RINGING OF THE BELL                                     John Crombach

*ORGAN POSTLUDE                                  Minister Deborah Cox

*Please stand if you are able.     ** Ushers will seat latecomers.

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Genesee Baptist Church, 149 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619               436-7250

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller                                                  377-2681

Supporting Ministers: Rev. Lois Golbourne, Rev. Angel Sullivan,

Rev. Karyn Carter, Rev. Lucille Kelley, Min. Joyce Newton,

Rev. Steve Wilson, Student Minister

Minister Deborah Cox, Minister of Music

Gaston Williams, Caretaker                                                                                     328-6604

Tarra Hartmann, Church Secretary                                                                          436-7250

Church Office Hours: Monday (3-5), Wednesday & Friday (10-3)

Email:  geneseebaptistoffice@gmail.com

Invitational Hymn

We offer Christ to you, oh, my brother;

We offer Christ to you, oh, my sister.

He will give you brand new life

Through life abundantly;

Oh come, come on to Christ.

 

“Communion Hymn”

I Know It Was The Blood

I know it was the blood (3x) for me.

One day when I was lost, He died upon the cross.

I know it was the blood for me.

He hung His head and died (3x) for me.

One day when I was lost, He died upon the cross.

I know it was the blood for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Bulletin Sunday, November 26, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP

Genesee Baptist Church

 “Please Silence Your Phones

 

November 26, 2017                                                             9:00 A.M.

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ORGAN PRELUDE                                          Minister Deborah Cox

 

CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS

HEALTH MOMENT

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RINGING OF THE BELL                                            Verel Rose

CALL TO PRAISE        Jesus Is All the World to Me                #510   

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  We love you, O Lord, our strength.

People:  Thank you Lord for your strength.

Leader:  Lord, you are our fortress and deliverer.

People:  Thank you Lord for being our refuge and shield.

Leader:  Lord, you are our salvation.

People:  Thank you Lord for your grace and mercy

All:  We thank God, who always leads us to victory after victory in Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN  The Lord Is Blessing Me Right Now

The Lord is blessing me right now, Oh right now! (2x)

He woke me up this morning,

And started me on my way;

The Lord is blessing me right now!

 

*INVOCATION (In Unison) O Lord Our God, we love you, and we can say from the depths of our heart, we love you. We want to praise you and magnify Your Holy Name for you are so good to each one of us.  Lord, we thank you for sending to us, Jesus Christ, the hope of earth and the joy of heaven. Jesus Christ gave us the attitude of gratitude from the manger to Cavalry’s Cross. We thank you, Lord, for your help that fills us with the attitude of gratitude of Jesus.   We give thanks always for the Word of truth.  We pray in the excellent name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                       # 623

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                            Colossians 3: 8-17

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC                                                                Men

 

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Music                                                                                     Men

Offertory

*Doxology                                                                                #625

*Prayer of Dedication

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TIME FOR YOUTH

 

*MORNING HYMN               Lets Just Praise the Lord            insert

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

**

 

HYMN OF MEDITATION      Oh What He’s Done for Me          insert    

 

SERMON                   “Attitude of Gratitude”            Rev. Steven Wilson

 

*HYMN OF INVITATION                 Come to Jesus                   

Come to Jesus, Come to Jesus,

Come to Jesus just now, just now.

Come to Jesus, Come to Jesus just now!

Only trust Him,…

He is able,…

He will save you,…

*BENEDICTION

 

*CHORAL RESPONSE                God Be With You                    #602 

*RINGING OF THE BELL                                            Nicole Phelps

*ORGAN POSTLUDE                                      Minister Deborah Cox

 

*Please stand if you are able.     ** Ushers will seat latecomers.

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Genesee Baptist Church, 149 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619    436-7250

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller                                                            377-2681

Supporting Ministers: Rev. Lois Golbourne, Rev. Angel Sullivan, Rev. Karyn Carter,

Rev. Lucille Kelley,  Minister Joyce Newton, Rev. Steve Wilson, Student Minister

Minister Deborah Cox, Minister of Music

Gaston Williams, Caretaker                                                                             328-6604

Tarra Hartmann, Church Secretary                                                               436-7250

Church Office Hours: Monday (3-5), Wednesday & Friday (10-2)

Email:  geneseebaptistoffice@gmail.com

Visit us online at www.geneseebaptistchurch.org

 

 

 

 

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Genesee Baptist Church Celebrating 146 years! – history & photos

Genesee Baptist Church History

 

The intersection of Genesee Street and Brooks Avenue was once known as Castle Town. It was established by two brothers whose names were James and William Wardsworth. In Castle Town, the place where Brooks Ave. met the Genesee River was known as the Rapids. This was the place where most settlers crossed the river. As the Rapids became a very busy place, it was realized as a future metropolis. By 1800 William Wardsworth had built a tavern. It was said to be the first tavern in the Genesee Country, and the habitants started drinking early. The stress of trying to settle brought about death to many. The first community cemetery was placed on Congress Avenue in 1812.

In 1818 a new village was organized under the leadership of Col. Nathaniel Rochester. This village was called Rochesterville. It became the greater commercial thoroughfare with the construction of the Erie Canal. But the Rapids continued to strive.

Home and school went hand in hand. The children went to the school that was located on the corner of Brooks and Maxwell until 1869. In 1869 Seward School (#19) was built at Reynolds and Magnolia. This was the major secondary school of the Rapids until the Lewis H. Morgan School (#37) in 1913. By 1905 West High School was built. It was so filled to capacity that in 1922 the Madison High School was built.

Those days were marked by drunkenness and vice in the Rapids. It had become known as one of the most notoriously immoral communities in western New York. So Otis Turner decided that something had to be done. It was in his house with the assistance of his daughters Helen and Charlotte that this church had its beginnings. The Turners’ home was located on Brooks Avenue across from Kron Street. In 1859 August Hopkins Strong was persuaded to preach for a time at the Rapids Sunday School. He was a student in the Rochester Theological Seminary and his preaching was marked by the conversion of a number of people. (Later, Strong became one of the distinguished preachers of the Northern Baptist Convention and was president of what is now the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School from 1872 – 1912.) A succession of students from the divinity school followed Dr. Strong.

The Sunday school in the Turner home became a mission of the First Baptist Church of Rochester. In 1868 a church was built at Genesee Street and Terrace Park on land donated by Edward Frost. The great event of this church came on October 29, 1871 when 25 members of what was known as the Rapids Mission petitioned for dismissal from First Baptist Church of Rochester in order to form the First Baptist Church of the Rapids which was incorporated as Genesee Baptist Church in 1915. St. Monica Church was established in 1898, and the Third Church of Christ, Scientist moved into a building on Marsh Street in 1926.

In 1922 construction began on the present building at 149 Brooks Avenue and was completed in 1925. The already existing church on Terrace Park was moved to the new location and is now the Memorial Parlor.

The first long-term pastor was the Rev. T. Byron Caldwell. He was succeeded by Rev. R. LaRue Cober, Rev. R. Claibourne Johnson, Rev. Bruce M. Lambert, Rev. Folke Ferre, Rev. John Elliott, Rev. Dr. Jesse Brown, and Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller. Under the leadership of its pastors, Genesee Baptist Church has continued to be a leader for the service of the Lord.

 

“We will move forward through the ages.”

 

 

 

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Weekly Bulletin Sunday, October 1, 2017

MORNING WORSHIP

Genesee Baptist Church

World Mission Sunday

Communion

Please Silence your phones

October 1, 2017                                                                  9:00 A.M.

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MUSIC PRELUDE                                         Minister Deborah Cox

CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

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RINGING OF THE BELL                              Eugene Montgomery

CALL TO PRAISE                  Sanctuary”                                    

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,true and holy, tried and true; with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for You. (x2)

 

CALL TO WORSHIP           

Leader:      Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit,

People:      And there are varieties of services, but the same Lord,

Leader:      And there are varieties of activities, but the same God

People:      Who activates all of them in everyone.

All:            To each is given the presence of the Spirit for the common good.

 

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN      “The Lord Is Blessing Me”

The Lord is blessing me right now, Oh right now!

The Lord is blessing me right now, Oh right now!

He woke me up this morning, and started me on my way;

The Lord is blessing me right now!

 

*INVOCATION (In Unison) Creator God, we invoke your presence in this hour with us. Help us, O Lord, to make the right choices for our lives and for the lives of those we love. Keep us from sowing in the flesh for the results yield corruption. Teach us to sow in the Spirit for it leads to everlasting life. During this season of harvest keep us mindful that we will reap what we sow. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

 

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                      #623

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON                                Leviticus 23: 9-11 (OT)

Galatians 6: 1-10 (NT)

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC                                             Chancel Choir

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS          Deacons             Music                                         Chancel Choir   Offertory

*Doxology                                                                           # 625

*Prayer of Dedication

 

TIME FOR YOUTH                                                                                      The Lesson

Children’s Offering

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

*MORNING HYMN   “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”    #2

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE/PASTORAL PRAYER

 

HYMN OF MEDITATION    “You Can’t Beat God Giving”     (Insert)

 

SERMON        “You Will Reap What You Sow”    Pastor Vera Miller

*HYMN OF INVITATION      “We Offer Christ to You”

We offer Christ to you, oh, my brother;

We offer Christ to you, oh, my sister.

He will give you brand new life

Through life abundantly;

Oh come, come on to Christ

COMMUNION

Fellowship Offering                                  “Hymn for Genesee”

The Institution                                             Hymns  #323, #192,

I Know it was the Blood”

Sharing of the Bread and the Cup

 

*BENEDICTION        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”            # 286                        We join hands to show our unity in Christ.

 

*RINGING OF THE BELL                          Margaret Montgomery

 

*ORGAN POSTLUDE

*Please stand if you are able.     ** Ushers will seat latecomers.

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Genesee Baptist Church, 149 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14619    436-7250

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vera E. Miller                                                            377-2681

Supporting Ministers: Rev. Lois Golbourne, Rev. Angel Sullivan, Rev. Karyn Carter,

Rev. Lucille Kelley, Minister Joyce Newton, Rev. Steven Wilson, student mnister

Minister Deborah Cox, Minister of Music

Gaston Williams, Caretaker                                                                             328-6604

Tarra Hartmann, Church Secretary                                                               436-7250

Church Office Hours: Monday (3-5), Wednesday & Friday (10-2)

Email:  geneseebaptistoffice@gmail.com

Visit us online at www.geneseebaptistchurch.org

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Weekly Announcements Sunday, January 8, 2017

WELCOME! We extend a cordial welcome to all who are visiting with us this morning. We hope you will find both inspiring worship and a warm welcome at Genesee Baptist Church.

CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT: If you wish to accept the Lord as your personal savior, renew your commitment to Jesus Christ or become a member of Genesee Baptist Church, there are two ways you may do so. You may join the pastor during the Hymn of Invitation, or you may speak with one of the pastors at the close of the service. Pastor’s classes for those interested in church membership are held on the Tuesday after the second Sunday of each month or upon special request. Call or email the church office if you plan to attend.

PRAYER REQUESTS: During the Offering, please place prayer requests in the white basket rather than in the offering plates.

CONTINUING PRAYER LIST: Please pray for the following members and friends: Cecil Rose, Erline Warren, Joe McElrath,

Crystal Scott, Ruth Scott, Kim Phillips.

BIBLE STUDY will resume Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The scripture text will be: Praise God the Provider: Psalms 65: 1-2, 9-13.

COPIES OF: “The Secret Place” are available on the credenza for a small donation.

WEEKLY FINANCIAL REPORT: 01/01/17— $3131

Clothes Closet is open every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 12-2pm.

THE JANUARY TOWER TALK is available on the credenza for those without email.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS:  Board of Christian Education is in need of Sunday school teachers.  If you are willing to teach at least one Sunday a month please see Carol Owens or Mary O’Neal.

UPDATE ON CRYSTAL SCOTT: Crystal has been declared kidney transplant ready by Strong Hospital & George Washington Hospital Centers. Insurance pays only a small portion of costs for her care and anti-rejection medications. Her Go Fund Me page address is https://www.gofundme.com/lilmisstransplant or checks may be made out to Irrv InterTrust Crystal Scott. Contributions may be mailed to Bill & Ruth Scott, 2604 Elmwood Ave. PMB 196, Rochester, NY 14618. All prayers and/or contributions are much appreciated.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL It is from 8:00am – 8:30am, led by Minister Joyce Newton.

GBC Annual Meeting is January 22, 2017. Board members please submit your reports to Tarra ASAP.

Ruth Scott thanks everyone who has sent love notes, cards & prayers. She is now able to receive calls and visits.

RETREAT There will be a trustees retreat on January 14th from 12:30 – 4:30pm here at the church.

PLEDGE CARDS Make sure you have turned in your pledge cards so that Allan Nisbeth care prepare the budget for 2017.

Boards and chairs  please turn in your year end reports for the annual journal ASAP.

Board meetings will follow today’s worship service.

Cabinet Meetings this Wed. night, Jan. 11 at 7 pm.

THERE IS A Music committe meeting Tues. Jan. 10 6-7:30pm

THERE WILL BE A CARRY-IN DINNER FOR NEW MEMBERS Sun. Jan. 15 following the worship service. It is hosted by the Deacons.

The church Office will closed Mon. Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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