Another Pastoral Epistle 5/1/19

As any long term EBC’er can testify, it has been a tremendous joy to build into K.C. Nowack and see and experience the fruits of our investment. From his AWANA leaders who helped him learn his first memory verses as a little boy to those who have financially supported his studies with 10,000 Fathers Worship School, each of us has had a role to play in his spiritual growth. Therefore, I am most excited to announce that the elders have offered K.C. a year long internship starting this month.

Over the next year, K.C. will continue the educational pursuit he began with 10,000 Fathers Worship School through intensive discipleship in a real world context. He will develop and refine his own philosophy of worship, explore the possibility of pursuing future vocational ministry, and continue the development of his character and competency as both a child of God and a worship leader.

Please be sure to congratulate him when you see him next. Also, I encourage you to commit K.C. in prayer over the next year. Pray that God would “do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” for K.C. in the next year.

Blessings,

Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

The Problem With Evil
Revelation 20

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will be meeting this Sunday from 10:20-10:40 in the room behind the stage.

Newcomers Luncheon

If you are new to EBC we invite you to our upcoming welcome luncheon for newcomers, on Sunday, May 5, at 12 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. Please email the office (office@ebclaconia.com) to RSVP

Mystery of the Holy Spirit Bible Study

Many wonder, “I have Jesus, why do I need the Holy Spirit?”
Beginning May 12 at 9am, this class will not only study the Holy Spirit, but look at the difference He makes in our lives.

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be Saturday May 11th @ 0800 in the Fellowship hall. Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. So please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.

Baby Dedication

We will be having a baby dedication on Mother’s Day, May 12, with an alternate date of May 26, during both worship services. There will be a brief meeting on Sunday May 5thin between services with Pastor Brian in room 104. If you would like you child to be dedicated, please plan on attending this meeting.

Mission Trip to Honduras

On July 20th, four people from EBC will be heading to Honduras on a short term missions trip (Becky Kneuer, Steve Forbes, Ethan Brown and Victoria Brown). They will join Rick Odess, an EBC supported missionary, as they assist with a church building project and minister to the people of Tocoa, Colon. Please pray for their ministry and for their safety. If you are interested in supporting themfinancially, please write “Missions Door” in the memo of your check and put in the offering plate by May 26th, or reach out to a member of the Global Outreach Team.

On Goal Soccer Camp

Jun 25th-29th

Register today at www.ongoal.org

  • K-1st 9am-Noon $145
  • 2nd-9th 9am-9pm $165

Register before May 26thf or early registration discount, family discounts and Laconia resident discounts also available.

Visit www.laconiachurch.com/ongoal to volunteer or donate to the scholarship fund.

Meals Needed for On Goal Soccer Camp coaches

It looks as though Spring has finally arrived. The snow has melted, and the field at Leavitt Park will soon be ready. This year we have approximately 15 coaches traveling to Laconia. They combine their passion for soccer with their love for Jesus Christ in this amazing ministry.

As a church community we are asked to pray for, house and feed these young disciples.
We have two online meal train sign-ups available. One for lunch and one for dinner. If you are interested in signing up to provide a meal, please click this link.

Scroll down to the bottom and click “Volunteer” button and fill out the form. Betsy Weller, the On Goal Coaches Meals Coordinator, will follow up with you!

We will also have information and sign ups after both services on May 19.

Another Pastoral Epistle 4/24/19

Pastor Brian is enjoying a well deserved and much needed vacation this week. I encourage you to pray for the Greens this week, that their time of rest and refreshment may indeed prove to be restful and refreshing.

This Sunday our sermon will focus on Psalm 23. I would like you to try a simple meditative reading practice in preparation for our time together. Set aside 10-15 minuets of time to read through Psalm 23. Start with verse 1 and continue until a word or a phrase jumps out to grab your attention, then prayerfully meditate on that word or phrase. Ask the Lord questions like, “Why did you make this stand out to me?”, “What do you want me to know about you or myself from this?”, “How am I to respond to this?” It can be tempting to flit right past a single word or phrase in favor of reading the entire Psalm, but there is great value in slowing down to focus on something as simple as a single word. When I first tried this about 3 years ago, I got no further than, “I shall not want”, and that turned out to be a watershed moment in my life. By spending 10-15 minuets in Psalm 23 you will prime the pump of your heart to receive the living water God will provide for us in our time together.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

A Meditation on Psalm 23

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Commitment Cards

Commitment cards can be turned in via mail, the offering plate or by dropping them in the blue “Commitment Card” Box located on the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary.

We are asking for all commitment cards to be turned in by this Sunday, April 28.

We will be announcing our total commitment on Sunday, May 5th.

Mystery of the Holy Spirit Bible Study

Many wonder, “I have Jesus, why do I need the Holy Spirit?”
Beginning May 12 at 9am, this class will not only study the Holy Spirit, but look at the difference He makes in our lives.

Community Groups

EBC is growing! What that means is we need more opportunities for people to connect. We are in need of more community group leaders and hosts. Please contact Tim Whitman to find out how you can be a part of establishing meaningful relationships at EBC. Call at 540-986-6625 or email Tim at tawhitman@liberty.edu.

Newcomers Luncheon

If you are new to EBC we invite you to our upcoming welcome luncheon for newcomers, on Sunday, May 5, at 12 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. Please email the office (office@ebclaconia.com) to RSVP

Crazy Love Women’s Potluck Breakfast

Saturday May 4, 9am – 12:00pm. Come and be encouraged as we look at how we can be more intentional to prioritize our lives to show how crazy in love we are for Jesus. Bring a friend or two to join us. Sign up to bring a sweet or savory dish to share. Sign up at the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday.

Smith Retirement Party

Come and celebrate Brad and Hazel Smith’s retirement.
May 5, 4:30pm-6:30pm at First Baptist Church Belmont.
Bring a dish to share. RSVP to Ruth Malavet @ malavetruth@gmail.com

Baby Dedication

We will be having a baby dedication on Mother’s Day, May 12, with an alternate date of May 26, during both worship services. There will be a brief meeting on Sunday May 5thin between services with Pastor Brian in room 104. If you would like you child to be dedicated, please plan on attending this meeting.

On Goal Soccer Camp

Jun 25th-29th

Register today at www.ongoal.org

  • K-1st 9am-Noon $145
  • 2nd-9th 9am-9pm $165

Register before May 26thf or early registration discount, family discounts and Laconia resident discounts also available.

Visit www.laconiachurch.com/ongoal to volunteer or donate to the scholarship fund.

Meals Needed for On Goal Soccer Camp coaches

It looks as though Spring has finally arrived. The snow has melted, and the field at Leavitt Park will soon be ready. This year we have approximately 15 coaches traveling to Laconia. They combine their passion for soccer with their love for Jesus Christ in this amazing ministry.

As a church community we are asked to pray for, house and feed these young disciples.
We have two online meal train sign-ups available. One for lunch and one for dinner. If you are interested in signing up to provide a meal, please click this link.

Scroll down to the bottom and click “Volunteer” button and fill out the form. Betsy Weller, the On Goal Coaches Meals Coordinator, will follow up with you!

We will also have information and sign ups after both services on May 19.

Updated Directory Coming Soon

The office is working on rolling out an updated church directory. If you would like your information shared with our church family, please email Corianne at corianne@ebclaconia.comor fill out the directory forms that will be available in the bulletin beginning this Sunday. We encourage you all to fill out a form so we can ensure we have the most up to date info.