Another Pastoral Epistle 5-2-18

Another Pastoral Epistle

May 2, 2018

 

Hi EBC Family,

A man was on an elevator with Billy Graham and recognized him and said, “You’re Billy Graham, aren’t you?”

“Yes,” Reverend Graham answered.

“Well.” The man said, “you are truly a great man.”

Mr. Graham immediately responded, “No, I’m not a great man.  I just have a great message.”

 

We do have a great message and serve a great God!  How amazing it is that God has chosen us to get this message out to others.  In Romans 10, Paul in quoting Isaiah, writes, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news?”  Have you experienced recently the beauty of sharing the good news?  Are you fervently and boldly praying for those who are sharing this great message with others? Specifically, here is how you can pray for our missionaries working with our adopted Iski people in Papua New Guinea.

 

Please pray:

 

–  that the Iski people will continue to grow as Christians, and that they will be able to overcome their beliefs in and their fears of sorcery and spells.

–  for the health of Seth and Rochelle Callahan, and of their boys Manny, Tucker and Griffin.

–  that the missionaries of the Iski people would continue to learn the spoken and written Iski language, which is a very difficult language to learn.

–  for Rochelle as she home-schools the boys.

 

 

Are you excited for EBC’s next Missions Conference?

 

We are planning our next conference for the Winter/Spring of 2019.  A Save the Date announcement will be coming in the next few months.  We are praying that the entire church family will be involved as our missionaries work to Inspire, Enlighten, Encourage and Enlist us to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

The Great Commission:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28: 19-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Forward

 

Sermon Direction

Joshua Chapters 11-21

“Finding R & R“

Link to View Last Sunday’s Sermon

On Goal Soccer Camp – June 26-30, 2018
Still looking for a summer camp for your kids?

Check out the discounts available for On Goal Soccer Camp, hosted by EBC!
Laconia Resident Discount – $10 per player.
Family Registration Discount – $10 per family member (after the first).
Early Registration Discount – $10 before May 27th.
Financial assistance available – call 603-524-2277 or email ongoal@ebclaconia.com
Click here to register: http://www.ongoal.org/site/index.php/laconia-new-hampshire/

EBC KIDS

During first service, Nursery will now be available for 0-5 year olds. During second service, Nursery will continue to be available for 0-3 year olds in addition to classes for grades

Pre-K thru 4th.

 

Worship Team Information Night

Are you interested in joining the Worship Team? Come to our informational meeting Thursday, May 17th at 7:00-7:30 pm.  Musicians (electric guitar, drums, vocals) and Techs (audio, video) wanted! RSVP by emailing Pastor Dan at dan@ebclaconia.com.

SPRING Work Day

Saturday, May 19

9 am – 12 noon

Many projects around the EBC campus need to be completed and we NEED YOU to help out!  There are both indoor and outdoor tasks for all abilities, so come on out and lend a hand.

 

Men’s Fishing Trip

May 31 – June 2

Join us for the men’s annual fishing trip at Heath Caruso’s cabin in Pittsburgh, NH. The cost is $35.00. (License-free fishing allowed on Saturday) There will be target shooting as well. Those with four-wheelers are welcome.

 

 

2018 Art Expo: Call for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Art Expo to be held May 20-27. This year’s theme is “The Master Creator.” We are seeking artistic works that creatively capture the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Submissions can include but are not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, and written works.  Deadline for submissions is SUNDAY, MAY 6th.

 

 

 Finance Report

                                   

                                    Budgeted Giving                      Actual Giving

YTD                             $257,110                                 $255,641

Last Week                  $7,346                                     $5,490

 

 

Average Attendance for the Month of April

First Service: 68

Second Service: 190

 

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