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					WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT MADISON AVENUE… April 5th, 2009 Palm Sunday
8:15 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Youth & Adult Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship: - Nursery available for infants – age 2 - Children’s worship during the sermon
Prayer: You are invited for prayer & anointing with oil at the conclusion of each service for physical, emotional, spiritual & relational healing.

Praying the Bible: Jesus Prayer for Believers. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the World may believe that you have sent me. I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17: 20-21, 23. Comfort  For Jonathan Strong and family in the passing of his grandmother.  For Ashley Porter and the Moore family in the sudden death this week of Shantell Moore. Shut In  Charles Cobb - Joyce Baum - Emily Reid - Carrie Page - Mary Ossi Healing  For Richard Fulcher who will have same day exploratory surgery on Thursday.  For David White who underwent surgery to remove a small lump.  For James Johnson recovering from a stroke at home.  For Fran Hansen who is undergoing chemotherapy.  For Rosa Marshall who is undergoing chemotherapy.  For Bernice Gilmore as she undergoes radiation treatments. Intercession  For this month of Repentance and reconciliation.  For many to put their faith in Jesus this Easter.

3:00 p.m. Jesus Te Llama

“Jesus Prayer for Believers” Scripture: John 17: 20-26 Pages: 1679-1681 Pastor John A. Algera
Today is Communion Sunday
Invitation to Reconciliation: Suppose you would like to make some changes in your life but are having difficulty sorting things out. Perhaps you need something; a means or mechanism – some “place” in which to be again. Communion invites us to “examine ourselves” Let’s do this together as we prepare for the Lord’s Supper today.  Ask God for healing in your life  Acknowledge where you are wrong and then apologize  Work on relationships that are strained  Work for clarity on disagreements and misunderstandings  Ask God to show you places in which to grow Be a blessing in the lives of others this week.

Coming Up:
April 10th, 2009: April 12th, 2009:

7:30 p.m. Good Friday Worship. Easter Sunday: 6:15 a.m. Sunrise Service at Garrett Mt. 8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.: Pastor John will be preaching.

PRAYER REQUESTS Prayer Cards are available in racks at the back of the sanctuary. Please put your requests in the Prayer Urns and the Prayer Warriors will pray for those needs for at least one month.

Happy Birthday to our member over 70: John Reed who turned 73 years old today. Sunday School for Adults and Children will not meet next Sunday. The Madison Ave Summer Day Camp will begin on Mon. July 6th and will end on Fri. August 14th, 2009. The closing program will be on Sunday, August 9th, 2009 6:00 p.m. at MACRC. Day Camp registration for children ages 5 –13 will begin on Tuesday, April 21st at the Crossroads Ministry Center – 511 E. 22nd St Paterson and will continue until we are full. The non-refundable registration fee is $30.00. For those interested in serving as a Teacher, Counselor (Must be in high school and at least 15 years old) or Jr. Counselor (must in 9th grade and at least 14 years old) or adult volunteer, please see Mary Brown for an application. This is based on availability. Any other questions, please contact Mary Brown (973) 279-9135. Mid-week Wednesday Dinners: Volunteers are needed to prepare a Wednesday Fellowship Dinner meal for April 15th, 22nd, 29th, for the Disciplemaking and Men’s Group. If you are willing to serve in this way please contact Sharon McNeil at (973) 460-9858. CDs Available from Dr. Truler and February 28th and Judah Choir at the bookstore. New City Church Welcomes Sara Groves. New City Church is a ministry to children and teens in Jersey City. The mission of New City is “Loving Kids for Change: Using the Arts, Learning and Leading to Invite Children into the Whole Life Transformation of Christ.” Come and join Sara Groves Friday, April 24 th at 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff, NJ. The deacons will be selling tickets after the service. The North Jersey Men of Promise and the Madison Ave. Men present “The Seven Promises and A Complete Man”. Join us on April 17th as three of our Lord’s key servants share the Wisdom, Power, and Beauty of Promise-Keeper’s “Seven Promises”. Come and join us for a Great evening of Christian Fellowship, at Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church 494 Madison Ave. Paterson, NJ.

New Season…New Vision
“....make disciples of all nations…… and surely I am with you always.” Jesus Good Friday Service
April 10th, 7:30 p.m. Our daughter church Jesus te Llama will be joining us.

Sunrise Service
6:15 a.m. Service at Garrett Mountain Overlook. Breakfast to follow at Good Shepherd CRC266 N. 6th St. Prospect Park. Easter Sunrise Service Breakfast Contribution Gifts of money or food can be left in the kitchen at the Good Friday Service. If you can help prepare or serve at El Buen Pastor, please contact Pastor John.

Cannan Baptist Church Choir Festival 4:00 p.m. For Pastor Graham’s 50th Anniversary (Judah Choir will be singing)

Resurrection Celebration
8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.: Resurrection Celebration. -Pastor John will be preaching.

TITHES and OFFERINGS Weekly Goal 03/29/09 General Ministry Fund Tithe 03/29/09 Star of Hope Ministries Budget Goal to date Actual Received to Date General Fund vs. Budget for 2009

(Items in bold are new for the current week)

$ $ $ $ $ $

4,050.00 3,674.86 580.25 52,650.00 52,057.53 (592.47)



8:15 am & 11:00 am 9:45 am 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 3:00 - 6:00 pm 10:00 am-12:00 Noon 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

Worship Small Groups and Bible Studies Jesus Te Llama Worship Service Post Church- Young Adults Cannan Baptist Celebration Child Care Center (Mon.–Fri.) After-School Program (Mon.-Fri.) Food Pantry (Wed.-Thurs.) Community Hope- Community Pride MACCM Board Meeting Prayer Walking
Community Women’s Bible Study Prayer Service & Fellowship Meal Intentional Disciplemaking Workshops Men’s Group- The Brotherhood Worship Team Rehearsal ESL Crossroads Dance Troupe

Please request an offering envelope from the ushers if you would like to receive a receipt for your cash contributions.


Special Offering: This week: Benevolence Next Week: Christian Reformed Church Home Mission

Thursday Friday Saturday

Paterson Pastor’s Workshop
7 Last Words of The Cross Friday, 12:00 Noon- 3:00 p.m. at Greater Faith Church of The Abundance, 30 Elm St. Paterson Rev. Randall Lassiter, Pastor.

Ushers/ Greeters 8:15 // 11:00 Charles Gaston James Robinson Markeith Jackson Jake Baum Tracie Rhodes Lorna Waite Charles Gaston April 12, 2009 James Robinson Jake Baum Sheila Blythe Fontaine Tugman Mary Ruffin Lois Van Der Stad Beth Ann VDS Bart Carter Diane Robinson Nursery Nicole Ward Penny Burden Markeith Jackson Finance/ Counting Colin Watson Anthony Wanjohi Children's Worship Storyteller… Teresa Fink Greeter… TaShay Porter Worship Team Doug Harrison Freida Watson Minnie White Donna Brien Richard Fulcher David Henion ALL

Post Church
Every Sunday after church. Video and discussion to be held for the next six weekends for young adults at the Crossroads Ministry Center at 1:00 p.m. Video series will be Nooma with Rob Bell Pizza will be provided.

April 5, 2009

Storyteller… No Children’s Worship

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