The Weekly Epistle 12/15/21

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since I sat in my very first youth pastoral class at Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University). I don’t remember much from that class, but I remember my teacher’s emphasis on raising up the next generation. And not just the next generation but the leaders of the next generation. With that said, I am excited to announce that Dylan Treamer will lead the relaunch of Momentum Student Ministries is in winter 2022!

Much like I have been discipling others to lead worship, I will be discipling Dylan to lead Momentum. To be clear, discipleship is not delegation. Delegation is nothing more than transferring power and authority from one person to another. On the other hand, discipleship is the fostering of another’s character and competency for the building up of the Church. Jesus walked alongside the disciples for three years, engaging, establishing, and equipping them for their calling. In other words, he made an active investment in their lives. Likewise, I will actively be investing myself in Dylan. Dylan was one of my key students in Momentum, so I am particularly excited to lead him through his next stage of life and ministry. 
Stages of Discipleship…
Dylan and I will follow the following stages of Discipleship…
     Stage One: I (Pastor Dan) do, you (team) watch
     Stage Two: I do, you help
     Stage Three: You do, I help
     Stage Four: You do, I cheer
How You Can Be Praying…
We’re not quite ready to announce all our plans yet as we’re still working out the details. However, in the meantime, you can be praying for the following…

  • Pray for the teens within EBC’s sphere of influence. Pray for eagerness to know Jesus more and excitement to engage with other teens at Momentum. 
  • Pray for Dylan as he leans into God’s calling for this next season of life and ministry.
  • Pray for me as I guide Dylan and this process.
  • Pray for the formation of a solid team to surround and support Dylan and support the ministry of Momentum. 

Stay Tuned…
            We’ll have more information for you in the coming days and weeks, so stay tuned.
Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

Jesus is the Answer
Luke 2:8-20

Link to This Sunday Worship Service


Cancellation Procedure For Sunday Mornings

In the event of bad weather that would potentially impact services, the following will be taken into consideration: the current weather in Laconia, timing of the weather event, and whether roads, walkways, parking areas will be cleared.  A decision will be made by 7:30 am to cancel one or bother of our services. EBC will notify of cancellation using the following: WMUR TV*, Church website news feed, Email (weekly epistle list), and EBC private and public Facebook pages. *(If 1stservice is cancelled, it will say “No Early Services”, if both services cancelled, it will say “No Sunday Services” on WMUR)

Christmas Eve Service

Candlelight service 6:00 – 7:00 pm December 24th.

December 26th

On December 26th there will be ONLY one service at 10:45 am.  January 2nd we will resume with the two services.

Children’s Ministry

Starting January 2nd, Nursery for birth through age 5 will be open during 1st service! We will also have a new PreK – 1st Grade classroom opening for PreK – 1st Grade! God is Good!

Giving and Online Giving

Envelopes for giving will be available Sunday on the coffee counter.  The names are on present user’s boxes.  If you want to use envelopes, there are ones that you can take.  Just be sure to write your name and envelope number on the sheet supplied.   Also, there is the option of online giving.  Go to the website ( and click on “give” and proceed from there.  If you have any questions on either of these, please contact the church office at 524-2277.