Another Pastoral Epistle 6-6-18

It has been more than seven years since I worshiped with you for the first time. I still remember my initial impression, “Wow, they really like to sing!”, I thought to myself. That impression left an indelible mark on my heart and I consider myself privileged to sing along with you each week.

I have been giving a fair amount of developmental thought to our worship ministry over the past year, considering both our values as well as our practices. I have developed a brief two-part video series to help communicate the vision I believe God has placed in the heart of our body for our ministry in worship.

This week I am sharing with you, Part One: Our Ministry Identity. In this video I share the mission and values that unite us in worship here at EBC. Now, if you’re anything like me, words like vision, mission, and values may make you cringe a little. That’s because those phrases are often presented as pie in the sky ideas that sound great, but are not rooted in reality, or just fail to represent the intrinsic qualities of the group they are meant to define. However, I do not believe that to be the case in this instance. For sure, there is something of my DNA in this video, but as part of the family, I believe this is shared DNA and there is something of you in me.

Blessings,

Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Jonah 1:17-2:10 “A lesson from inside the fish”

 

New Office Hours:

The office will be open moving forward Mon-Thu 9am-2pm

 

Link to View Last Sunday’s Sermon

Business Meeting

JUNE 10th

after second service

 

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will not be meeting for the months of July and August.

 

OWLS (Older Wiser Loving Seniors)

Join the OWLS as they cruise aboard the oldest floating post office, the “Sophie C”.  Lunch will be provided. The cost will be $15.00 per person. They will be leaving from the church at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 20th.  Please RSVP by Monday, June 18th, if you plan to attend.

Jay and Bette Moreau  528-4458 or 759-3780

Norma Phillips 783-0211 or 848-7203

HELP WANTED
Are you looking to serve?
The building and grounds team is looking for people to help maintain our facility!

Needed:
Light Janitorial
– one to two hours a week

General building maintenance– flexible; on call as needed
-light electrical
-light plumbing
-painting
-sheet rock repair
– light carpentry
-other miscellaneous needs

Grounds maintenance– flexible; weekly and monthly
-lawn mowing & trimming
-general yard work, brush removal
-basic landscaping

Event set up and take down
– as needed for various events as they are scheduled

If any of this sounds like something you can help with then contact Bill Wixson at
buildings@ebclaconia.com or 603-524-8580. 

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

There are discounts and financial assistance available for On Goal Soccer Camp, hosted by EBC! Are you interested in donating a camp scholarship for a child to attend?  Can you work as a volunteer? Call the office for details!

EBC Communion Team

The Communion Team is seeking another person or two to help set up for communion and clean up afterwards, on a once-every-2-months rotation. If you have a desire to serve in this way, please contact Mary Collins, at mehornercollins@gmail.com, or 393-5080.   

 

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be Saturday, June 9 @ 0800 in the Fellowship hall. Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. Please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.