The Weekly Epistle 10/16/19

Worship is invitational. 

“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.”
Psalm 100:1-2

When we are exhorted to worship we are invited to participate in the glory and goodness of God. We are invited in by his lovingkindness and faithfulness for us.

Moreover, we are invited into a collective experience. 

“We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”
Psalm 100:3
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.”
Psalm 100:4

While moments of private praise are good and sweet it is incumbent upon every Christian to enter the preverbal gates of God’s court. Why? Because we’re not just being invited into God’s presence, we’re being invited into the greater community of the saints. 

This weekend we have a special opportunity for you to enter into the greater community. 
Evangelical Baptist Church, Lakes Region Vineyard Church, and Real Life Church are sponsoring a community worship night at Evangelical Baptist Church on Sunday, October 20, from 6:00-8:00 PM. The joint worship team will kick off the night with a set of songs. We will break to pray for the churches of New England, then wrap up the night with another set of worship songs. Please join us! 50 Washington Street, Laconia.

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Avoiding Catastrophe

2 Timothy 2:14-19

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Community Night of Worship

Come out for an evening of worship with other local churches this Sunday October 20th at 6pm here at EBC. 

Unplanned, The Movie

Aspire Women’s Center invites you to attend a screening of the movie, Unplanned, on Friday, October 25th at Evangelical Baptist Church.  Unplanned is the true story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood clinic director complicit in thousands of abortions until, one day, she saw something that changed everything.
Admission is free – a freewill offering to benefit Aspire will be taken.

Celebration Sunday

Sunday November 3rd we will be having a Celebration in between services to praise the Lord for the updates we have made to our facility to date!
Our services will be at 9am and 11am. 

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 4th annual Trunk or Treat!  
October 31st from 5pm-8pm, bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun!  This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us.
We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night.  Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators. 
Signup this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Save the Date
EBC’s Christmas Extravaganza

Sunday December 15th we will be hosting a family friendly Christmas Extravaganza. More details to come.

Dominican Republic Info Session

For those interested in going on the next missions trip to the Dominican Republic, January 31-February 10, 2020, please join Justin Whitman after 2nd service on Sunday 10/27 in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Groups

We have a host home for a day time community group, but we still need a facilitator. If you are interested, please see Tim Whitman or contact the office

Adult Bible Study

Sunday mornings at 9am we are offering an adult bible study meeting in room 102. This study is on the book of James, “Faith that Works”.