Another Pastoral Epistle 5-25-16

Another Pastoral Epistle May 25, 2016     Hi EBC family, A man approached a little league game one afternoon. He asked a little leaguer in the dugout, “What’s the score?” The boy answered, “Eighteen to nothing, we’re behind.” “Wow, I’ll bet you’re pretty discouraged.” “Why should I be discouraged?” …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 5-18-16

Another Pastoral Epistle                                                                  May 18, 2016   Hi EBC family, While on vacation, my family and I went to Cheesecake factory for dinner. I don’t know if you have ever been there, but as much as I like their food, the menu overwhelms me. Perhaps it is just me, but …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 5-11-16

Another Pastoral Epistle                                                                  May 11, 2016   Hi EBC family, Ignite! Webster’s defines it in this way: to set something on fire or to cause to burn.   Well obviously! It is the third definition that grabbed me: “To give life or energy to something or someone.” I trust that in …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 5-4-16

Another Pastoral Epistle May 4, 2016 Hi EBC family, Why is it that when the other person takes a long time, he’s slow? But when I take a long time, I’m thorough. Why is it when the other person does something without being told, he’s overstepping his bounds? But when …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-28-16

Another Pastoral Epistle April 28, 2016 Hi Church! On Sunday, June 5th, we will realize a dream and vision I have had for more than three years… On that day, EBC will hold an art showing featuring the work of various artists all of whom attend EBC! There will be …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-21-16

Another Pastoral Epistle April 21, 2016 In my last Pastoral Epistle I shared with you the “Why” of the youth ministry. A clear sense of purpose explains why a ministry exists. Our mission statement says “Momentum Student Ministries exists to glorify God by helping teens thrive as authentic mature disciples …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-12-16

Another Pastoral Epistle April 12, 2016   Hi EBC family,   It is a full schedule, but I hope you are making plans to attend the Ignite Outreach Conference at various times this week.  It all kicks off on Tuesday night for the Momentum Student Ministry followed by a ministry …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-6-16

Another Pastoral Epistle April 6, 2016 Hi church, Ransom! I learned something about ransom this past week. I was doing my usual sermon prep on my computer when I inadvertently opened up an attachment that contained a virus. Within minutes, every one of my files were affected by this virus. …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 3-30-16

Another Pastoral Epistle March 30, 2016 Hi EBC, family, He is risen! He is risen indeed! There is often talk about the “let down” after Easter Sunday and the challenge preachers have the following Sunday to match what took place in worship on Easter! Frankly, I don’t really get this …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 3-22-16

Another Pastoral Epistle March 22, 2016 EBC family, The potluck was a great time for fellowship and an opportunity to share with you my heart for EBC. If you weren’t able to attend, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the ministry plan for EBC. This one page …

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