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Madison Avenue Christian Reforme

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									    WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT MADISON AVENUE…                                                                       PRAYER GUIDE
               September 13, 2009
                                                                                  Praying the Bible: "Come now, let us reason together", says the LORD,
8:15 & 11:00 a.m. Worship:                                                        "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
    -   Nursery available for infants – age 2                                     are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you
    -   Children’s Worship during the sermon for age 3-5                          will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured
                                                                                  by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken. Isaiah 1:18-20
9:45 a.m. Sunday School age 3 – High School, Adult Small Groups
                                                                                  Comfort:
Prayer: You are invited for prayer and anointing with oil at the conclusion of              To Luther Frierson in the passing of his sister.
each service for physical, emotional, spiritual and relational healing.           Shut In:
2:30 p.m. Jesus Te Llama (Spanish Worship Service)                                          Charles Cobb - Joyce Baum - Emily Reid - Carrie Page - Mary Ossi
                                                                                  Healing:
                   Sermon: The Mission’s Mandate                                            Danielle Brooks recovering from surgery.
                                                                                            George Middleton preparing for surgery for Prostate Cancer.
                 Scripture: Matthew 18:16-20 Pages:                                         Ora Battles.
                       Pastor Mwaya WaKitavi                                                Rich Izzo.
                                                                                            Shirley Davis recovering from receiving a defibrillator on her heart
                                                                                            Karen Walker recovering from back surgery
                   Welcome Pastor Mwaya WaKitavi                                            Prince Legree back in the hospital
Pastor WaKitavi is one of our missionaries and Regional Director of Eastern &               Joanne Van Lenten.
Southern Africa for Christian Reformed World Missions                                       Sally Burns undergoing another cauterization on her heart

                                                                                  Intercession:
                   Welcome to new members                                                 For all of our College, H.S. & elementary school students as they return to
Today we welcome Wilbur Valentine, Bryant Holliman and Travis Miller to our                 school.
fellowship by way of reaffirmation and profession of faith. Travis will also be           For all of our teachers and administrators.
Baptized at the Henions’ pool following the 11:00 a.m. service.                           For the new beginning of Sunday School & small groups
                                                                                          For the elders and deacons as they meet Monday night
                                                                                          For Pastor John as he speaks at Trinity Christian College on Wednesday to
September 20th, 2009: 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. service:                                            the 3 Classis in the Chicago area about the New York Church Multiplication
     ~ Pastor John preaching                                                                Initiative.

September 277h, 2009: 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. service:                                                                      PRAYER REQUESTS
     ~ Pastor John preaching                                                              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.
CHURCH FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
We are pleased to announce the professions of faith of Travis M. Miller, Wilbur
Valentine and Bryant Holliman. They have all completed the new member’s class and
will be officially welcomed this Sunday. Travis will also be baptized after the service.
                                                                                                                     New Season…New Vision
Church Office – Volunteer(s) needed: Shamara Beltran, our church Administrative                                      “....make disciples of all nations……
Assistant has begun working full-time with our Child Care Center… this is in response                                   and surely I am with you always.”
to increased enrollment. Please join us in thanking Shamara for her service. If you are
able to volunteer in the church office on a regular basis (any time of day) please call                                               Jesus
Colin Watson at (917) 837-0387.
Volunteers Needed – Nursery: Nursery care (during the Sunday Service) begins with
new volunteers on Sunday October 4, 2009. Volunteers are urgently needed. Please
sign up at the table outside the sanctuary or call Mrs. Nicole Ward at (973) 345-7382.
The Scholarship Team has money available to help purchase books for college, up to
                                                                                                             Opportunities for Prayer
$200, on a first come first served basis. Verification is needed. Please call Vivian
English at (973) 930-9565 or any other member of the Team for information. We need
your assistance. Please consider joining the Scholarship Team. Our first meeting of                             Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Potters House
this year is scheduled for September 20th downstairs immediately after church service.
The MACRC Deacon Board sponsored a Financial Workshop on September 12th,
                                                                                                               Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
2009. If you missed it and you are interested in future workshops, contact Bart Carter or       If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray
Vivian English.                                                                                 and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven
The MACRC Deacon Board along with Northeast Community Transformation (NECT)                      and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14
will sponsor the Dance of Racial Reconciliation (DORR) Workshop on October 30th
from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and October 31st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $100.00             Opportunities for growing as a Disciple of Jesus
per person (includes registration, booklet and meals). Some assistance is available.
Waldron & Georgia Scott have moved to Lynchburg Virginia. The address will follow
soon. They write: Dear Madison Ave we love you and will never find a Pastor or church                  Sunday: 9:45 a.m.
family like Madison Ave, we will miss everyone. Love Waldron & Georgia.                                   Children ages 3 – High School
Teresa Fink is moving back to Pittsburg, PA. We wish her God’s richest blessing.
Children's Worship starts up again today Sunday, September 13th! Storytellers and                         The Brotherhood: Disciplemaking workshop
Greeters are needed! Please contact Pam Barrett, 973-616-0487 for more                                                                (in Discipleship House I)
information......Training is available! Volunteers must be high school age and older.                      Women’s Group: Studying men of the Bible
Come and visit our Worship Center downstairs Pam will be at church to meet with                                                      (in Council room)
interested volunteers on Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 6:00 pm, in the Children's Worship
room next to the kitchen.
Prayer in the Square: Sunday, September 20th, 2009 in Times Square New York City                            Wednesday September 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
(Broadway & 46th Street) From 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MACRC Church bus leaves from the            .
church at 1:30 pm Bring your lunch and come and pray. Leave Pastor John a message                          The Brotherhood: Pizza & Movie Night
if you are planning to attend.                                                                                        (The Passion)
                                                                                                                 ALL MEN ARE INVITED
                       OUR STEWARDSHIP                                                                                  CHURCH CALENDAR
                                                                                                                   (Items in bold are new for the current week)
TITHES and OFFERINGS                                                                                   Sunday             8:15 am & 10:00 am Worship
Weekly Goals                                             $        4,050.00                                                           9:45 am Small Groups
09/6/09 General Ministry Fund Tithes                     $        7,613.60                                                           3:00 pm Jesus Te Llama Worship Service
09/6/09 Campus Ministry – Hernan Zapata                  $          399.94                             Monday             7:30 am – 5:30 pm    Child Care Center (Mon. – Fri.)
                                                                                                                      10:00 am - 12:00 Noon    Food Pantry (Mon. – Fri.)
Budget Goal to date                                      $     145,800.00                                                 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm    After - School Program (Mon. – Fri.)
Actual Received to Date                                  $     141,495.49                                                            7:30 pm   Elders/Deacons Meeting
                                                                                                       Tuesday                       7:00 pm   Prayerwalking
General Fund vs. Budget for 2009                         $      (4,304.51)
                                                                                                       Wednesday                    7:00 pm    The Brotherhood Men’s (Bible Study)
                                                                                                                                               Prayer Service
                                                                                                       Thursday                     6:30 pm    Worship team rehearsal
  Please request an offering envelope from the ushers if you would like to                             Friday
                Receive a receipt for your cash contributions.                                         Saturday                      8:00 am   ESL (also at 10:00 am, Noon, 3:00 pm)
                                                                                                                                     9:30 am   Council Leadership Breakfast
          ‘If you are going to be out of town, your tithes and offerings
                      can be mailed to the church office…’


                                                                                                                               Serving Schedule
Special Offering:
                                                                                     Date                  Ushers/ Greeters     Nursery        Finance/ Counting   Children’s Worship
.
                                                                                                                 8:15 am        Penny Burden   Bart Carter         Pam Barrett
This Week: (Deacon Vivian English)




                                                                                        September 13
                                                                                                           James Robinson                      Allison Watson      Ruthie Brown
Rev. Mwaya WaKitavi, Eastern & Southern Africa: Training and developing                                    Philip Lukose
                                                                                                                11:00 am
pastors and evangelists in Eastern & Southern Africa to bring a Reformed and                                Jake Baum
Biblical world and life view in transforming lives and communities in Africa.                               Tracie Rhodes
                                                                                                            Lorna Waite
                                                                                                                 8:15 am        Julia Sytsma   Ernestine Gibbs     Pam Barrett
Next Week (Deacon Lenore Maine)                                                                            Philip Lukose        Hanna Sytsma   Diana DeLaCuesta    Ruthie Brown




                                                                                        September 20
                                                                                                           James Robinson       Mary Ruffin
Good Shepherd Mission includes a 9 month drug/alcohol rehab program of Bible                                     11:00 am
Study and discipleship and provides a homeless shelter for men on a night by night                         Rose Marie Cheff
                                                                                                           Jake Baum
basis.                                                                                                     Ernestine Gibbs
                                                                                                           Penny Burden

								
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