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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Weekly Epistle 3/12/14

Dear EBC Family, If weather forecasts are to be trusted, old man winter is making another appearance, probably while you’re reading this.  Maybe you can brew some fresh coffee or hot cocoa, sit down by the fire and spend a few moments with me through this Epistle.  I always feel …

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Weekly Epistle 3/5/14

Dear EBC Family, At our recent Praise & Prayer gathering we prayed that EBC’s business meetings would honor the Lord in such a way that we could even invite guests without concern about conflict.  That prayer was answered at last Sunday night’s budget meeting.  Honest, clarifying questions were raised and …

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Weekly Epistle 2/26/14

Dear EBC Family, I have been pleasantly surprised by the attendance on these winter Sundays, even during 3-day weekends and winter school breaks.  Extra chairs were added last Sunday to accommodate the 224 who gathered for worship.  Among them were several guests and newcomers, many of whom have been returning.  …

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