Another Pastoral Epistle 4/3/19

Hi Church Family,
One of my professors in Bible College loved to speak of the KISS method when it came to teaching God’s Word. Kiss standing for, “Keep it simple stupid.” Not sure I appreciate the stupid part of that, but the idea was caught. There is a place for boiling things down to simple and easy to understand. I am following that suggestion, for this week anyway, in this epistle. I am keeping things simple!

There are plenty of events coming up, so I direct you to check out the announcements below. I continue to be excited for what God is building here at EBC and that I get to be one of your pastors during this great season in the life of our church!

Blessings to you,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Hallelujah Chorus” Revelation 19:1-10

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Discovery Class

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


The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be Saturday April 13th @ 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.

Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service April 19th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a night of remembrance and sharing together around communion in a casual, family style setting.

On Goal Soccer Camp

Jun 25th-29th

Register today at

  • 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 to volunteer or donate to the scholarship fund.

Missions Conference

Missions Conference Events:

Momentum Youth Group, Tuesday 2/5
Seth Callahan will be speaking

Prayer & Praise Night
Friday 2/8 at 7:00 PM

A time to pray for missionaries, and for music and praise

Men’s Breakfast
Saturday 2/9 at 8:00 AM

Ron Deduca from Love INC of the Lakes Region will be speaking

Women’s Brunch
Saturday 2/9 at 11:30 AM

Nancy Dore and Rochelle Callahan will be speaking

Mission’s Conference and Fair
Sunday 2/10 starting at 9:30 AM (replacing our regular Sunday Serivice)

Will be start at 9:30 AM
Please make sure to show up early to check in children at the kiosk stations. Kids aged 1-5 can be checked into the nursery prior to the start of the conference. Kids aged 6-12 should check at a kiosk prior to the conference to get their name stickers, but will join their parents in the Sanctuary at 9:30 AM.

The conference ends at 11:30 AM – Mission’s Fair open until 12:00 PM

New Elder | Jeff Savary

The section heading in the NIV puts it simply:

Appointing Elders Who Love What Is Good

That’s what it reads at the top of Titus 1:5-9 where the Apostle Paul describes the kind of man qualified for the servant-leader role of “elder” in Jesus’ Church.

This is a description of Jeff Savary.

An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

On August 29, 2018, at an EBC church member business meeting, a motion to appoint Jeff Savary as elder was ratified by everyone in the room. All agreed that his character was and reputation both inside and outside the church are excellent and that the next portion of Jeff’s journey as a follower of Jesus is as an elder at EBC.

Jeff Savary Bio

Jeff came to Christ at a young age. Raised in a Christian home, he remembers always knowing what Christ offered and how to obtain it. When he was young, he asked Christ into his heart for the forgiveness of sin. From that point, it has been his heart’s desire to live his life for the Lord. Having known that grace from a young age has helped him extend that grace to those around him.

Jeff and his wife Carrie and their two daughters, Michaella (Mick) 14 and Madelyn (Maddy) 9, have been attending EBC for 2 ½ years. Since being at EBC, Jeff’s primary ministry has been leading a community group. He enjoys leading and will be continuing in the Fall. Prior to attending EBC, Jeff served as a Youth Group Leader, a Sunday School Teacher for both adults and children, a VBS Leader, and a Bible Study Teacher.

Please remember to pray for Jeff and Carrie as they gives their lives to this new role.