Knowing God

June 20, 2018

This week, we continue to prepare for Vacation Bible School by continuing a series Rescued by Jesus. We will look at how we are called to continue to grow and learn so we can do the work of God. Please pray this prayer with me this week from Anne Bronte:

My God (oh, let me call Thee mine,
Weak, wretched sinner though I be),
My trembling soul would fain be Thine;
My feeble faith still clings to Thee.
Not only for the Past I grieve,
The Future fills me with dismay;
Unless Thou hasten to relieve,
Thy suppliant is a castaway.
Christian girl worshiping cross in devotion
I cannot say my faith is strong,
I dare not hope my love is great;
But strength and love to Thee belong;
Oh, do not leave me desolate!
I know I owe my all to Thee;
Oh, TAKE the heart I cannot give!
Do Thou my strength — my Savior be,
And MAKE me to Thy glory live.

by Anne Bronte
June 28 and July 1
Knowing God
Psalm 46

July 5 and July 8
God Overcomes
John 16:31-33

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Speaking of Vacation Bible School…

We need donations for our snack time! If you would click the button below to find out what we need for food….

(Please note: We have already made accomodations for food sensitivities and allergies)

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Last summer, a group from Brunswick Church attended the Global Leadership Summit and walked away with fresh knowledge, insight, and ideas as to how we can better serve our Lord, our community and ourselves. This annual summit is being held Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10 at Grace Fellowship in Halfmoon. The cost is currently $209 per person and there are discounts available for students, teachers, and veterans. Please contact Office Manager Colleen Lais if you are interested in going. 

Pastoral Nominating Team 

Last week in worship, we heard from the team, that has been hard at work discerning our path toward extending a call to an associate pastor in the future. We were blessed with Pastor Elizabeth, so their work is cut out for them, but this team is up for the challenge. We will receive updates as their work progresses, and there is info to share. In the meantime, keep these team members in your prayers, for wisdom and vision. 

Chair Matt Clark, Jackie Borland, Gayle Driggers, Lisa Jeschke, Lisa Judd, Tony Kaddo, and Rich Scott.

Men interested in joining a study?
Join us Monday evenings at 7 pm
The Monday night Men’s Bible Study group is currently studying Galatians. All men are welcome. For more information, contact Will Asher at 518-279-9491. We will be meeting every Monday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the downstairs community room below the Sanctuary.

We celebrate with Libby Little, long-term missions partner with InterServe, on her “retirement” at the end of this month. Libby plans to spend time with her family as well as to continue working with Afghani refugees in Albany on a volunteer basis. For more information, feel free to contact Libby at Additional information regarding volunteer opportunities and services for refugees in the Capital District can be found on the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus website, the local US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and the Capital Region Resources for Refugees page. 

What should we call the BEB? We need a new name for our regular weekly communication tool. Please email Henry for any suggestions for a new name.

Giving for the week of
June 24th, 2018


Giving this week……………………………..$10,650
Weekly budgeted need…………………….$15,000

YTD Giving…………………………………….$352,900
YTD Budgeted Need……………………….$375,000


Thanks be to God for a blessed offering this week!

From our counters:  If you are using an envelope, please write your number (even better – also include your name!) on the envelope. We appreciate this, especially with cash donations. If you are writing a check, we ask that you also include the number on the memo line. These small steps help to ensure accurate recording.

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Important information for those who choose to give online. The system only allows donations to be set up for a specific period of time. Please be aware that once that time ends the donations will stop without notification. Some of our members have found that their tithing ended without their knowing. It is important to always review your scheduled donations and update the information with any changes in bank or credit card information. If you have any questions, contact Bob Schmidt at

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