Another Pastoral Epistle 12-17-14

Dear EBC Family, I’ve been very encouraged by all the positive comments about our services recently.  The “CSI: Bethlehem” series seems to be resonating with many of you.  One of the highlights last Sunday was Brad Smith singing “O Holy Night.”  I’ve enjoyed seeing the children up front for the …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 12-10-14

Dear EBC Family, It looked, sounded and felt like Christmas last Sunday, didn’t it?  The decorations are beautiful, especially all those “fashion trees.”  Everyone seemed to enter into heart-felt worship as we sang carols and spiritual songs.  Seeing the children up front for the Advent story and candle lighting put …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 12-3-14

Dear EBC Family, Lois & I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with the Bill & Kathie Miller family in Gilmanton. The 16-inch snowfall added to the ambiance. Fortunately the power came back on in time for them in time to fix the feast. Loss of power forced many of you …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 11-26-14

Dear EBC Family, This being a shorter workweek, I’ll make this a somewhat shorter Epistle. Many of you are busily preparing to host a Thanksgiving dinner while others will travel near or far to join family and friends for food, fun and football. Wherever you’re going or whatever you’re doing …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 11-19-14

Dear EBC Family, While driving to an appointment yesterday (Tuesday), I got word that Wilbur Phillips had passed from this world into the presence of Jesus. A couple hours later, Dave Provan and I stopped by to see Norma and other family members at their home in Loudon. When we …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 11/12/14

  Dear EBC Family, I was very pleased by the turnout, spirit and outcome of the Quarterly Business Meeting last Sunday. Alan Conway and Jim Hayes were elected as elders with over 95% of the vote. The elders and I believe that they will be excellent additions to the leadership …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 11-5-14

Dear EBC Family, On behalf of the entire Missions Team, I want to thank everyone who… * Prepared culinary samplings * Set up & took down displays * Produced video greetings * Gave to the love offering ($1,152.34) * Housed & fed missionaries * Developed the Missionary Directory * Organized …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 10-29-14

Another Pastoral Epistle 10-29-14 When I consider modern missions, Jim Elliot always comes to mind. In many ways he was the quintessential missionary. He surrendered his life to missions as a young man and risked and ultimately sacrificed his life to reach a group of hostile indigenous Indians in the …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 10-22-14

Another Pastoral Epistle October 22, 2014 Dear EBC Family, Just a few lines before heading to Logan and my flight out to California, for our daughter’s wedding. Once again I sensed a good spirit last Sunday as you greeted one another, joined in heart-felt worship and listened attentively to the …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 10-15-14

Dear EBC Family, Even though many of our people were gone over the Columbus Day weekend, there was a sweet spirit of worship and fellowship last Sunday. I appreciate the encouraging comments about the “How to Grow Up” series and hope the Spiritual Growth Indicator was helpful for self-assessment. Let …

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