Another Pastoral Epistle 4-4-18

Another Pastoral Epistle

April 4, 2018

 

Hi EBC Family,

It was Socrates that said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” As we have just passed through Holy Week it afforded us the opportunity as God’s people to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us toward living an “examined life.” This past Sunday, we celebrated the risen Christ! As we wait for the next big event, His return, we are urged to live our lives well, with meaning and purpose.   A life worth living is to stop at check points for healthy self-examination.

 

That examination is required for other aspects of our lives as well- our priorities, our commitments, health of our family, our witness, and our ministries. I am asking for your input regarding this epistle. I need to evaluate its effectiveness. Will you help?

 

Here is a brief survey that will take 3 minutes of your time about the epistle. It is anonymous to assist honest feedback. Please follow this link and fill it out:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6KLDCBF

 

Thank you for your time and feedback! Be strong and courageous, Pastor Brian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Forward

 

Sermon Direction

Joshua Chapter 7

“Be Pure”

Two Services are now in full swing!

First service: 8:30 am (nursery provided)

Adult Sunday School Class: 8:30 am

Fellowship Time: 9:45-10:30

Second service: 10:30 (nursery and EBC Kids program)

Fellowship Time and New Kids Table

Check out our kids’ activity table downstairs in the fellowship hall during coffee and fellowship time! There will be coloring books and crayons for the kids and a few small games for them to play. Coffee, tea and juice are provided downstairs in the fellowship hall at 9:45. Coffee will also be available in the sanctuary this week during the fellowship time.

New Sunday School Class

“Pressing on to Maturity through the Supremacy of Christ”

Starting THIS Sunday!

Lead by Tim Whitman

Twelve Week study in Hebrews during the first service (8:30 am)

Key Verse: Hebrews 6:1

“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”

New Women’s Bible Study Starts this week!

“When God Doesn’t Fix It” by Laura Story

WHEN: Saturday, April 7 at 9:30-11:00 am (6 week study)

WHERE: EBC Fellowship Hall

LEAD BY: Cindy Treamer

Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams? Worship leader Laura Story’s life would never be the same after her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She helps us understand that we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith and despite their flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways! Sign up in the back of the sanctuary or by calling the church office.

Community Worship Night

EBC and Lakes Region Vineyard Church are co-sponsoring a community worship night at EBC on Sunday, April 15 from 6-8PM. EBC’s worship team will kick off the night with a set of songs, we will break for a time of prayer, then LRVC worship team will wrap up the night with another set of worship songs. Please join us!

 

Ushering and Greeting Opportunity

If you have been looking for a way to serve, then this is a perfect opportunity to do so. If you are already attending a Sunday morning service, it only takes a few minutes of your time to serve as an usher OR a greeter. Let Vinny Caruso know if you are interested.

 

Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference

Attention Men! We will be attending the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference on May 5th in Manchester, NH as a group. Please signup this week at the ministry counter and join us! This one-day conference is for all men age 13 and older. Cost is $53.00 (plus $8 if you would like the on-site optional lunch). There will be sixteen different seminars for men at this conference so we know there is something for every one of us. Pick up a conference brochure after the service this week on the Ministry Counter!

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