Reminders

Just a few reminders:

Tuesdays – Men meet for prayer at 6:30 AM in the sanctuary.
Wed: Women meet for prayer at 8:00 AM and for Bible Study at 9 AM. We will have the coffee pot on; hope to see you there!

Long Lake Christmas Eve candlelight service will be Wednesday, December 24th at 6 PM. Invite family and friends to join us!

Candlelight service

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December 7 updates

Updates and announcements for this week:

  • Wednesdays: The Women’s prayer group meets at 8:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. See Karen for more info.
  • Saturday, December 13th at 4:00 is the LLWC Adult Christmas Party. This is a fun, silly, Chinese auction. Please bring a “White Elephant” gift of $5.00 value or less, and a dish to pass.
  • Saturdays: Fusion Youth Group meets from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Sundays: Children’s Church is for K-4th graders and meets during the worship service (11:00).
  • Sundays: The Nursery is available during worship (11:00).
  • Pastor’s Open House for Christmas is Friday, December 19th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Parsonage. Amy and Pastor John ask that you not bring anything! They’ll be serving appetizers and desserts.
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:00 PM. Bring your family and friends for our intimate gathering!
  • Pastor Appreciation: Before our dear friend Art Brockner died it was his wish that the Gocke family use his time share in Orlando, FL and go to Disney World as a family trip. Since we did not do a formal Harvest Sunday or Pastor Appreciation gift from the church family I’d like to try to raise the $2700 needed to get them there  and to Disney.   If you would like to help fulfill Art’s wish please mark your love offering “Pastor appreciation”.  They would be going Jan. 12 – 15.   I’m sorry I didn’t get this out sooner.  Please pass on the info to those who would be interested.   Still make out checks to the church but mark for Pastor (from Gail Seaman).

If you have any questions, Contact Us or call the church office at 518-624-2411 or email Pastor at DrJohnGocke@hotmail.com.

November 30 updates

There are several new announcements / events for this week:

  • The Women’s prayer group meets Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. See Karen for more info.
  • Children’s Church is for K-4th graders and meets during the worship service (11:00).
  • The Nursery is available during worship (11:00) in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Fusion Youth Group meets Saturday nights from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • The opening of the Creche is next Saturday, December 7th, after church (about 12:15) at the Long Lake Town Hall. Then we’ll have a pot-luck community lunch in the Town Hall.
  • Pastor’s Open House for Christmas is Friday, December 19th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Parsonage.
  • As you look for the perfect gift this Christmas season, remember, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

If you have any questions, Contact Us or call the church office at 518-624-2411 or email Pastor at DrJohnGocke@hotmail.com.

November 23 updates

As Pastor John said, today was a low-tech Sunday: the office computer crashed and so there was no bulletin and the EasyWorship presentation software was not so Easy so there was no video. Amazingly enough, we were still able to worship and glorify God with a piano, great pianist, and great Bible teaching!

  • Many thanks to everyone who helped with the Thanksgiving Community Dinner yesterday. We think we served about 100 dinners again this year.
  • Ladies’ Bible Study will NOT meet this Wednesday, but will resume next Wednesday at 9 AM with Joyce. We will have the coffee pot on; hope to see you there!
  • As Pastor reminded us this morning, Paul was not thankful FOR his circumstances when he was in prison, but he was thankful IN his circumstances! As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful IN our circumstances.
  • On Sunday, December 7 the Christian Community in Long Lake and Newcomb are invited to the opening of the Creche at the Town Hall right after church at 12:15 or so, and then pot luck to follow with carol singing.
  • Please continue to pray for our Pastor and his family!

October 19 updates

Bunny encourages everyone to come tonight, and every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Tonight will be the great music of David Phelps. Next week we’ll start studying the history of war in the Middle East, starting with Ishmael.

Fusion youth group (for student’s grades 7th – 12th) will be hosting a Halloween lock-in on Friday October 31st from 10 PM to 8 AM. Come and bring a friend for games, food and fun!

Here’s a list of things that are needed to take to Haiti November 3-13: LOTS of Ziploc freezer bags (quart and gallon size), and Terro ant traps; a few pot holders, dish towels and dish cloths, large bottles of Calcium with Vitamin D tablets, Gatorade Instant powder packets, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, Dream Whip packages. Please bring these things to church by October 26th. Ask Greg or Roberta for more details, or Contact us.

Our Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Saturday, November 22nd. Please sign up to let us know that you can help to call and invite, cook, set up, serve, clean up, make desserts  and deliver dinners. Call Gail at 624-3894 ASAP to let her know what you can do!  We served over 100 people last year!

Dress a Girl – We will get together after the holidays for another kit-making workshop. In the meantime, please buy fabric (not too thin or lightweight), and notions if you’re able. There is money that has been donated, which can be used to reimburse you if you buy fabric and notions for DAG. We’ll need fabric, bias tape, 1/2″ elastic, thread, yarn, etc. If you don’t sew but want to help, consider donating money for fabric (click the “Donate” button on the right). For more info about DAG, see the Dress a Girl website.

Operation Christmas Child – As a church family, we plan to pack 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are tips on how to pack a shoe box and gift suggestions here. Note that you can build a shoe box online if it’s easier than packing a shoe box yourself. Bring your shoe boxes to church, where we’ll store them until it’s time to ship them off.

If you can’t help in person, you can use that “Donate” button on the right side of the screen to make a tax-deductable donation to LLWC with PayPal or your credit card anytime!

If you have questions, contact us.

October 1 updates

Since we’re having a turkey dinner this Saturday at 5:00 after the Fall Potato Harvest, we will not have a Fellowship Pot-Luck lunch after church this Sunday.

And here’s a list of things that are needed to take to Haiti in November: Ziploc freezer bags (quart and gallon size), Terro ant traps, pot holders, dish towels and dish cloths, large bottles of Calcium with Vitamin D tablets, Gatorade Instant powder packets, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, Dream Whip packages.

As always, contact us if you have questions.

Fall Potato Harvest

Community Gardens of Long Lake will have our Fall Potato Harvest October 4th at 1 PM at the Thompson location concluding with Dinner at 5 PM at the church. All are encouraged to come and everyone can help in some way. See Chris Thompson or contact us for more details.