Another Pastoral Epistle 3/20/19

Spring is coming! Actually, spring is here. On my calendar it is says, “March 20, first day of spring.” The only sign of spring is that the Red Sox begin their regular season next Thursday. But of course, that opening game isn’t in Boston. It is out west.

The “What’s Next Banquet” is coming! I hope you are starting to feel the importance of this time together and are getting excited about this celebration as a church for what God is doing and anticipating what is to come for us at EBC. This night is about inspiration, information, and an invitation to go home and pray how you’ll participate in this journey.

Join us a week prior to that for a time of prayer on Friday night, March 29, from 7:00-8:00 in the worship center. Let’s lock arms and pray expectantly for God to move in our church and community.

Another sign that spring is here is that we start promoting summer events. Again, a big event on the church’s calendar is our annual On Goal Soccer camp. This week-long day camp held at Leavitt park has been an effective way to connect with families both inside and outside of our church family. Many hands make this a success. The church does provide funds for the running of this camp, but additional money is needed for scholarships. There are families who can’t afford sending their kids to camp, so if you would like to help towards sponsoring kids for this week, then put that money in the offering plate by marking it “On Goal scholarship”. Soon you will be able to give to this online.

Coming this summer, the church will be hosting a neighborhood block party for our church neighbors. There will be ways you can help as we get closer, but for now, it can be a matter of prayer and anticipation for what’s next for us in reaching this area for Christ.

As we continue to seek what is next for us as a church, it requires some evaluation and reflection on our present ministries. Leaders of the various ministries are asking that question as it pertains to moving forward. For instance, our adult discipleship ministry is looking for fresh ways to impact the men and women of our church. We are looking to better establish and equip believers by offering a Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:00. These 4-8 week studies will involve a variety of teachers and topics and the hope is to grow this ministry so that more than one study can be offered simultaneously to appeal to various life stages and needs.

A four-week discovery class will begin in April. This is an opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about EBC, but also for those considering membership.

As you can see, there is a lot coming up. Stay informed so that you don’t miss out on what’s happening at EBC. Our God is building up His people at EBC so that we move out to make a difference in the world. As I have said, “we gather to go.” Look forward to gathering with you this Sunday!

Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“The Day Religion Collapses” Revelation 17

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Commitment to Pray Cards / 30 Days of Prayer Challenge

The 30 Days of Prayer Challenge will begin March 5th. If you haven’t signed up to receive the daily email or weekly printout of the prayer guide, please contact Corianne at the office. Corianne@ebclaconia.com or 524-2277
This Sunday will be the last week to sign up.

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Portraits of Jesus
Jesus as Savior

Exploring and encountering the truth of Jesus and its relevance to today’s world. Great class for those who are exploring the truth of Jesus or for those who want to know more deeply the One in whose face we see God! Join us during 1stservice in Room 102* (please note location change)

Prayer and Worship Night

Join us Friday March 29th at 7pm for a time of prayer and worship.

Love INC Spaghetti Dinner

2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dance with Elvis Impersonator. March 30th from 5:30pm-8pm at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall.
Purchase tickets at www.loveinclr.org or 366-1525
Adults $15 Children under 12 $10 Family $45
Come out for a fun night of fellowship and great food!

Save the Date
What’s Next Banquet

Sign-ups begin this Sunday at the back of the sanctuary. The Banquet will be Friday April 5that Pheasant Ridge Country Club from 6pm-8pm. Dinner will be provided (no cost). Childcare will be for ages 0-12 at EBC and dinner and fun will be provided for the children. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome to attend the banquet. Come join us as we celebrate and kick off The What’s Next Capital Campaign! (No funds will be collected that evening. Commitments will be collected April 28th)

Looking Ahead

Good Friday Service April 19th

Discovery Class

4/7 – 5/5
Join us Sunday mornings at 9 am. This is an opportunity for those looking for more information about our church and those considering membership.

On Goal Soccer Camp

6/24-6/29
We are now accepting donations for scholarships for this years On Goal soccer camp.

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