Another Pastoral Epistle 8/21/14

Another Pastoral Epistle August 20, 2014 Hi Church! Have you ever wondered about God’s will for your life? Sure you have! It’s a pretty normal thing for children of God to consider. However, the question remains, have you found it? Sometimes, I fear that we fail to find God’s will …

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Weekly Epistle 5/21/14

Dear EBC Family, There was a lot of positive energy at the Building Team meeting on Monday night.  We got to look at, walk on and breathe in the smell of new carpeting.  The rooms and hallways are warm and inviting since the cinder block has been replaced by tastefully …

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Weekly Epistle 5/14/14

Another Pastoral Epistle May 14, 2014 Dear EBC Family, It was great to see so many in attendance (248) for our Mother’s Day service.  I met several guests and newcomers.  Thanks to all of you who invited them.  Hopefully we’ll see many of them return for future services.  By the …

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Weekly Epistle & Announcements 4/30/14

Another Pastoral Epistle April 30, 2014 Dear EBC Family,  Even though it was the Sunday after Easter with fewer people in attendance, I was pleased that some of our holiday guests returned.  Also, for only the second time since the new budget year began in March, the general offering was …

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Weekly Epistle 4/23/14

Another Pastoral Epistle April 23, 2014 Dear EBC Family, While Easter 2014 is past, the memories and impact lingers.  It was amazing to see so many engaged in heart-felt worship during the Good Friday service.  I had the sense that people were doing real business with God while kneeing at …

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Weekly Epistle 4/16/14

Dear EBC Family, Last Sunday looked somewhat like Easter with both services filling up and nearly 250 in attendance.  Once again there were several guests and newcomers.  It was great to have two new voices on the Worship Team…Bethany Kneuer & Carol Whitman.  I understand we’ll welcome a couple more …

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Weekly Epistle 4/9/14

Dear EBC Family, Thanks for your cooperation by filling out the survey on which Easter services you plan to attend and at which you could serve.  The 10:45 AM service is likely to be the fullest so we hope many of you will attend Saturday night at 6:30 PM or …

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Weekly Epistle 4/2/14

Dear EBC Family, It has been awhile since I updated you on the work of our Transition Team.  This team is evaluating the life and ministry of EBC, and will eventually recommend some changes to the elders and subsequently to the congregation based on their findings.  This team includes our …

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Weekly Epistle 3/26/14

Another Pastoral Epistle March 26, 2014 Dear EBC Family, Thanks so much to Randy Bassett and all of you for such a harmonious Annual Meeting this past Sunday night.  There was a sweet spirit in the room as we discussed and voted on 3 measures.  All three of them passed …

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Weekly Epistle 3/19/14

I’m writing this Epistle from a hotel room in Beverly, Massachusetts, where I’m assisting the director of Interim Pastor Ministries with a training event.  We’re meeting on the campus of Gordon-Conwell Seminary, where our own Matt Anderson is an alumnus.  Twenty pastors and a few wives are considering whether to …

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