Another Pastoral Epistle 3/6/19

This is a reading from Tuesday’s 30 Day Prayer Challenge. Even if you have already read it, I encourage you to read it again and let it direct your prayers. Prayer is one of the more important things we are going to do around the Capital Campaign.

God and Prayer; a priority.
“You shall have no other gods before Me. Deuteronomy 5:7
“Here O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Each of us can get wrapped up in the busyness of life, becoming distracted and misplacing priorities. We typically go to prayer as a last resort, especially in times of crisis, not seeking God first. We try to do things on our own, relying on our own wisdom, ideas and strength. However, when we prioritize prayer, we are prioritizing God Himself. This means placing God above anything and everything we do. Before we “do” anything, seeking God first in prayer and in reading His Word is where we will find God. Prayer is all about relationship. A relationship with our Heavenly Father. It is in this relationship where we find God’s power, strength and comfort.

Pray daily for help in prioritizing and devoting yourself to prayer and in reading the Bible. Seek forgiveness in relying upon your own wisdom rather than seeking Him first. Invite Him to talk with you as you wish to talk with Him.

Pray that you would not be distracted from praying daily for God’s work and will for both you and your church family.

Pray that you will discern more clearly God’s calling in your life each day and how to reorder our priorities to fulfill that calling.

Our main event is the What’s Next Banquet. Join us Friday, April 5th, at Pheasant Ridge Country Club at 6pm. RSVP by 3/20 either signing up at the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday or online below.

Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Seven Angels, Seven Plagues”
Revelation 15

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Daylight Savings

This Sunday we will be turning our clocks AHEAD ONE hour.

Communion

This Sunday we will be celebrating communion.

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
Is There A Gardener?

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)

OWLS

“Divine Encounters” is the Spring/Easter program being presented by One Voice on Saturday, March 16th at 3PM. We will meet at the church at 2PM to journey to Meredith. If you think you might go, just let us know so we have an idea of the interest.
Jay and Bette 759-3780 or 528-4458
Norma 848-7203 or 783-0211

Traveling with K.C.

K.C. Nowack arrived safely in Atlanta, GA for his third and final track with 10,000 Fathers Worship School! Please be praying for him as he drinks deep from the wellsprings of God’s Word and continues to grow in his faith. If you would like to help support K.C. with the cost of track three then please feel free to speak with Pastor Dan about how you can do that.

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)

On Goal Soccer Camp

Coming soon!
Get ready to get involved!

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